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Fence installation prices

proper fencing

concrete slotted posts, 1ft concrete gravel boards, 5ft lap panels.

how much do people charge per bay material and labour inc old fence removal and disposal and profit approximately.

i have done several smaller runs 5-8 panels as part of larger works and just added it to the bigger quote but have had several requests reccently for just fencing and some in longer runs (up to 25 panels) and was wondering what people used as there starter figure before adding on anything for access issues etc.

i'm based in the midlands if that makes any different i.e. not London pricing :-)

as an aside how many panels working in a team of 2 would you be aiming to do in an 8hr day?

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  • Usually I price on £100 plus vat per panel and posts, this will allow all costs inc longer posts for sloping ground. 1 good fencer plus a labourer should do min of 6 a day but 8 to 10 is average with 2 good fencers.
  • £100 per panal all in plus vat allow for removal of waste, 2 men 10 a day to erect all depends on access
  • Hmm... £100 a panel for 5ft panels is a little steep for me, but thats just me, if you can get it, I guess charge it, but I would charge a bit less, but its all down to what you can do and what you want to do.
  • thanks for the input i'd heard the figure of £100 a panel thrown around and was thinking it was a bit high oh well we'll see what we can get.

    the 25 panel run will be quoted at the £100 a panel rate as the access is dodgy and the panels get further and further from where i can get a vehicle too which is none too close.

    thanks
  • Glad this was a help, at this price you can take your time get the job done perfectly in line with all heights correct and level posts 2 to 3ft in the ground depending on soil conditions. Using the best smooth posts and boards, good pressure treated panels. The job will last years and repeat work from recomendation will come with it.
  • PRO
    I'm interested in this chaps, does this include the cost of the materials, because when we did some fencing in York and charged £20/hr plus materials, our customers were moaning at us being expensive!
  • This does include labour which is about £40 to £45 per bay so on 6 bays = brake even on wages plus running costs, so aim for 7 plus and make a profit that day!

    Geoffrey King said:
    I'm interested in this chaps, does this include the cost of the materials, because when we did some fencing in York and charged £20/hr plus materials, our customers were moaning at us being expensive!
  • PRO
    Hi Stuart,

    In York, a good part of the population seem to wallow in the ' am Yorkshire and I wants value for money' and 'something for nowt'.

    We (two of us) charged £110 (in total) to install 4 panels, 3 posts c/w concrete and take the rubbish away. We did want to charge another £30 but the bloke did not want to pay us.

    Stuart Marler said:
    Cant be that expensive, otherwise you wouldnt have customers!
    Geoffrey King said:
    I'm interested in this chaps, does this include the cost of the materials, because when we did some fencing in York and charged £20/hr plus materials, our customers were moaning at us being expensive!
  • PRO
    We need to erect a fence about 200 ft approx, across an open field, 6ft high approx, this is to stop chemical drift onto the land.
    Would you say post and panel was cheapest in terms of material?

    Time although a factor is not relevant, as we will providing the labour (for ourselves).

    The fence needs to last for at least 6 years, needs to be robust and closeboard, standard featheredge panels are fine.

    Any thoughts?
  • This does puzzle me on the difference in prices there cannot be that much of a north / south divide in costs.
    As if I was to do that work the 6ft pressure treated panels would cost me £72, the posts would cost £36. thats £108 before the waste and concrete. I would of thought a price of £240 plus vat would still be a good cost and thats only if you worked on your own.

    Geoffrey King said:
    Hi Stuart,

    In York, a good part of the population seem to wallow in the ' am Yorkshire and I wants value for money' and 'something for nowt'.

    We (two of us) charged £110 (in total) to install 4 panels, 3 posts c/w concrete and take the rubbish away. We did want to charge another £30 but the bloke did not want to pay us.

    Stuart Marler said:
    Cant be that expensive, otherwise you wouldnt have customers!
    Geoffrey King said:
    I'm interested in this chaps, does this include the cost of the materials, because when we did some fencing in York and charged £20/hr plus materials, our customers were moaning at us being expensive!
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