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How much should this fencing job cost?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Michael Rosen, 6 Apr 2021.

  1. Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen

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    Hi, I want to replace this run of rotten fencing down the side of my garden - it will also involve taking away some broken concrete posts.

    I've been quoted £2200 - surely not? I know the materials (assuming 4ft standard panels which cost £22 at wickes) will come to a few hundred pounds, but how much should this job cost?

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  3. Harry Bloomfield

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    Those Wicks panels are the very cheapest, worst quality one, but £2200 is well over the top for the job. I would expect a price of 1/2 to 1/3 of that - maybe they don't want the job?

    Are they a reputable company - not from Checkatrade or the like I hope?
     
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  4. Michael Rosen

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    Thanks Harry - Yes I think he was a chancer but he did come from checkatrade. I'll be getting a couple of other quotes. Thanks for the info re: wickes. Where would you recommend and how much should I be paying for them?
     
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  5. Harry Bloomfield

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    About twice that panel cost, if you want them to last.
     
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    Are you suggesting the OP should be paying a total of the cost of the panels x 2 for the whole job?
     
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    Not a lot of information

    Suitable access? Replace all the posts, panels and dispose of waste?
    Gravel boards? Concrete or timber? Decent panels?

    A couple of grand is expensive but a £22 wickets panel is crap, and you'd pay the same rate to someone fitting it v a decent one
     
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  9. Michael Rosen

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    Thank you all - that's really helpful. I'll make sure to find out about suitable fence panels and probably go to a decent timber yard. In terms of other in, it's to replace all posts panels and dispose waste, yes. I just need wooden posts, not concrete and would be very happy with 6 wide x 4ft high panels with gravel boards for longevity. Not looking for anything fancy, just durable and well made.
     
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    I'd go to a fencing yard.
    The yard I use sell only fencing/sheds and deliver locally
    Afaik they also do installation but seem to be a supplier mainly
     
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  11. Djangobanjo

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    I paid £3405 for 31 close board fence panels (25 6x5 boards with 8ft posts, and 6 6x3 boards with 6ft posts), with concrete gravel boards (sometimes 2 as on a slope). That included removal of old short concrete fence posts, and chain-link fence.

    So about £110 for each fence board+post+gravel board

    Took 2 people about 3 or 4 days I think (can't really remember and I was not home at the time, but my wife said they worked hard).
     
  12. Michael Rosen

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    Thanks - that's really helpful. I have about 6 panels. If you're anywhere near North London then very happy to take your people's number!
     
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    Shop around for a few more quotes, hopefully somebody will come back with a better quote.
    If they need a skip for the old fence that might be another £200, although my job included skip too now I think about it
     
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