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Ive been asked to install the above in a garden, the posts will need holes dug out. I have done fencing before but never for someone else so i know all whats involved. Im thinking this will take two people three hours so that will work out £90 labour plus materials. Does this sound about right?

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  • PRO
    1/2 a day Minimum...........fetching cement / ballast all tools . take away debris?

    what is underneath ? ground.

    75 each for 1/2 a day ........ u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...

    £250 - £300 minimum why only 2 ??
    • It's a weird one, the panel is between the house and a conifer hedge so it only needs two posts and a one panel put in. There is a fence there but the wooden posts have rotted at the bottom and the panel has seen better days. I advised to put in concrete posts/gravel board to prevent this in the future.

      £250-£300 seems a lot to me purely because I've never costed it before but when you break it down I can see how it all adds up.

      Thanks for the quick reply

      Robin Ainsworth said:
      1/2 a day Minimum...........fetching cement / ballast all tools . take away debris?what is underneath ? ground.

      75 each for 1/2 a day ........ u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...

      £250 - £300 minimum why only 2 ??
  • PRO
    sorry i miss -read 1 panel / 2 posts.................i was thinking 3 . not much in it though £200 maybe cash

    get 10% trade of your stuff.
    • That's ok, I'll put in for around £200 then to cover any problems I might encouter in digging the holes etc

      Robin Ainsworth said:
      sorry i miss -read 1 panel / 2 posts.................i was thinking 3 . not much in it though £200 maybe cashget 10% trade of your stuff.
  • Forget that! I always use postfix - ready mixed fence post concrete product. Cost it into the job at £5p/post.
    Whack the post up, 5-10mins later carry on - superb for efficiency

    Robin Ainsworth said:
    u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...
    • Thanks Andy, that sounds like an easier way to do it, save me making a mess knocking the concrete up

      Andy Thorne said:
      Forget that! I always use postfix - ready mixed fence post concrete product. Cost it into the job at £5p/post. Whack the post up, 5-10mins later carry on - superb for efficiency
      Robin Ainsworth said:
      u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...
    • Thanks Andy, that sounds like an easier way to do it, save me making a mess knocking the concrete up

      Andy Thorne said:
      Forget that! I always use postfix - ready mixed fence post concrete product. Cost it into the job at £5p/post. Whack the post up, 5-10mins later carry on - superb for efficiency
      Robin Ainsworth said:
      u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...
  • PRO
    If you have a wickes near you they do 2 great tools to speed it up:

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/Builders-Fencing-Spade/invt/190344 This is great for cutting roots and getting throught the ground.

    and of course fencing spoons. They will help get a post hole dug in about 10 mins, I rekon if you put your back into it you could get it all done in 2 hours including waiting for the postcrete. but put in a half day labour quote just in case.
  • Thanks for that Kieran, ive got a Wickes around the corner. Any tool which speeds up digging gets a thumbs up as i absolutely hate digging holes!

    Kieran Ray said:
    If you have a wickes near you they do 2 great tools to speed it up:

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/Builders-Fencing-Spade/invt/190344 This is great for cutting roots and getting throught the ground.

    and of course fencing spoons. They will help get a post hole dug in about 10 mins, I rekon if you put your back into it you could get it all done in 2 hours including waiting for the postcrete. but put in a half day labour quote just in case.
  • PRO
    post -mix is crap.

    i never trust it.

    old or weak mix . - not for me thanks..........

    Andy Thorne said:
    Forget that! I always use postfix - ready mixed fence post concrete product. Cost it into the job at £5p/post.
    Whack the post up, 5-10mins later carry on - superb for efficiency

    Robin Ainsworth said:
    u should set post in first , return about 24 hrs later and pop panels in............or make sure the wind etc/ people dont move the posts...
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