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