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Nick

Fencing price

37 foot/13m fence to be replaced.

Remove old fence and replace. 6 panels, 7 posts, including concrete posts and gravel boards. 6 foot panels, waney edge style panels.

Essentially take the old fence out, and put a new one in.

Does 600 sound a reasonable price?
tahir

yes
sean

Yep. Seems in line with what I paid last year.
Nick

Ta. It seemed right but wanted to check.

Bloody tenants. Letting the weather wear things out.
Behemoth

As a bastard landlord can't you keep their deposit and spit at them or something?
Nick

As a bastard landlord can't you keep their deposit and spit at them or something?


Sadly, no. I try to be mean, but generally end up mending stuff, and keeping their rent low.
onemanband

Yep that's about right, if not cheap (around these parts)
With 8 foot posts, 6 inch gravel boards, on a flat, straightforward job with easy access, I would be quoting 100-110 per section supply, fit and disposal.
Upto 140-150 a section for a more involved or higher spec job.

I would recommend using closeboarded panels. The slats are twice the thickness of those on overlap panels (waney edge) as are the batons. Closeboarded will last many more years.
And if they using 12inch gravel boards because of gradient, make sure they use 9 foot posts.
dpack

what they said 700 seems a fair price for that much fence .

having done quite a few the labour cost is hard to predict so fencers usually go for a middle figure and the easy dig ones balance out the dryish clay full of rocks and random tree roots from the poplar 30m away .(how do i know about that ?cos i had 4 days rather than one in a back garden in west london with a pick an axe and a saw rather than a bit of rapid holing with a nice sharp graft Laughing)

if the site is windy or the soil very soft it can be worth paying a bit extra for slightly bigger holes and extra bags of post set per post .i have seen quite a few where the whole thing has blown over in one go lumps n all.

and remember to treat the boards and panels every few years.
Hairyloon

If they're replacing a fence and the old one was concreted in, then that is a pig of a job, unless the posts can go in another place.
Nick

Access is not ideal but it's been factored in and I don't think they're replacing concrete but I agree it's not a job id tackle right now, I have neither the time nor the inclination.

I've given the go ahead. I'll just whack their rent up massively. They're foolish enough to rent not buy.



(No, I won't shift it a penny. It's gone up 50 in seven years and has always been below the market value. But, you know, they look after the place and being a bastard is so energy intensive.)
Hairyloon

I don't think they're replacing concrete but I agree it's not a job id tackle right now, I have neither the time nor the inclination.

When I did mine I was very glad that there wasn't a customer hassling to get the job finished.
Mistress Rose

You may need that sort of fencing for privacy, but if you can have more open fencing it doesn't suffer from the wind. We have had chain link up between us and next door for about 30 years on a rather exposed site. Nick

Aye. I'm replacing like with like. It matches all the other in the area, is fairly sheltered to be fair and will keep the neighbour happy. The tenant doesn't give a monkeys, tbh.

See, I even consider my tenants' neighbour. I am the btl landlord from heaven.
Hairyloon

You can get a more substantial panel to fit the same slot with alternate planks front and back: lets the wind through a bit so they're less likely to blow down. love154

closed board fencing is defo the best we sell them ours are all hand made we charge 135 per section supply and fit

http://www.fencingandlandscapesupplies.co.uk/fencing
john of wessex

I assume you mean the concrete posts that you drop the panels into

By far the best option
Mistress Rose

I would still be rather careful of closed panel fencing if it is a windy position. The ones you show look very good Love 154, but with a hurricane behind them, even they might give up the fight. Ty Gwyn

I would still be rather careful of closed panel fencing if it is a windy position. The ones you show look very good Love 154, but with a hurricane behind them, even they might give up the fight.

Especially when the photo`s of the panels don`t show the back bracing.
love154

Take a look now you can see the back of the panels
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