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    Hire a Fencer Near Me

    Need a local fencing contractor in your area? At MyJobQuote you can easily find the best fencing installers by checking out their recent work and comparing quotes from multiple trades. Our recommended fence erectors can carry out all sorts of fencing and gate work including new installations, repairs and replacement.

    There's a wide range of garden fencing and gates to choose from so there is sure to be a size and design of fencing that suits your garden and your needs. The main types of fencing are closeboard fencing (made up of overlapping vertical boards of timber), overlap fencing, palisade and trellis. Closeboard fencing is the strongest and heaviest type of panel fencing that offers complete privacy, ideal for boundary fencing. Overlap fencing is made from overlapping horizontal timber boards, cheaper than closeboard fencing but still offering good levels of privacy.

    Palisade fencing is the traditional picket-type fence whereas trellis fencing is an open screen fencing used on it's own or often or as a decorative panel on top of a solid fence for privacy. When building a fence remember that one of the things neighbours argue about most is the boundary between their properties, so check your title deeds to ensure the fence is in the right position and know who is responsible for the upkeep. Once you ave chosen the type of fencing panel, you now need to choose the right posts. You have a choice of wooden, metal or concrete posts and there are pros and cons for each.

    Concrete posts ensure a good strong fence, but need a fair bit of work to put up. Wooden posts are easier but there is a higher risk that they'll rot. Metal post supports can help you put up a fence relatively quickly and are very strong. Panel fencing is extremely popular and is easily the most common type of fencing in the UK, especially good for those on a tighter budget or those who are planning to go the DIY route. They are extremely simple to erect and provide excellent flexibility and value. Plus individual panels can easily be replaced in the event of damage.

    Fences & Gates Planning Permission

    You need to apply for planning permission if you wish to erect or add to a fence, wall or gate that is over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles or over 2 metres high elsewhere; or your house is a listed building or the property is subject to any other restrictions. You will not need to apply for planning permission to take down a fence, wall, or gate, or to alter, maintain or improve an existing fence or gate if you don't increase its height. However, in a conservation area, you might need planning permission to take down a fence or gate. Fences, walls and gates do not require building regulation approval but the structures must be structurally sound and well maintained.

    Fence and Gate Costs

    Closeboard fencing typically costs around £55 per metre, assuming using 4ft 6inch closeboard on a 6in gravel board supported by 4x4 concreted posts and 3 horizontal rails ( this price would normally include removing the old fence, but double check any quotes to make sure this is the case). Fence panels (6x6) work out slightly more expensive at an average of around £65 per metre. Steel palisade fencing installation starts from around £40 per metre, but this price is for labour only, concrete and fencing have to be supplied by customer. Gates start from around £80 supplied and fitted, but can easily exceed several hundred pounds depending on the materials used.

    Choosing a Garden Contractor to Build Fencing and Gates

    When looking to hire a gardener always write a brief before you speak to anyone, so you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. This allows you to provide all contractors bidding for the job with exactly the same information leaving you able to compare figures on a like-for-like basis. Compile a list of gardeners in your area, three contractors is a good number to start with (just enter brief details using the free quote service on this site and you can easily have three local recommended gardeners getting in touch with you provide quotes and offer advice).

    Ask to talk to previous clients and visit their gardens to check out previous fencing work if possible. Remember that a landscaper, designer or gardener can be a very skilled person who may have spent many years learning their trade. It is this experience and skill that you are paying for and they deserve to be paid a fair amount for their time and their skills. The cheapest price is not always the best!

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    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Jack on 29th Mar 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2001
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Rochdale
    • ID checked

    We as a business, provide a professional, reliable & trustworthy service. Our passion is “creating outstanding outside living spaces” using highly skilled workmanship from start to finish. We can help with small low key maintenance jobs, o...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Was very reliable and did a. Good job , fixed fence as requested."

    Fencing & Gates
    By Ellen on 30th Dec 2019
    • Joined Apr 2019
    • Established 2012
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Keston

    Hello and welcome to Gold Star Roofing and Building Services. With over ten years experience in the trade, we are sure to finish our jobs to a high standard. We specialise in all tarmacking and flagging as well as ground work. Me and my team also d...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "A very professional job was completed Ashley and his team did a superb job very pleased with the result!!!!"

    By Pamela on 17th Jan 2020
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Colne
    • ID checked

    B O K Services based in and around Chippenham, provides a variety of useful services including: - Carpenter/Joiner work - Plumbing work - Painting and Decorating - Gardening/Garden Designing - Handyman jobs

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Work completed soon after receiving quote so no long lead time. Was carried out at my rental property and tenants happy with job done."

    General Maintenance
    By Kay on 29th Aug 2019
    • Joined Feb 2016
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Chippenham
    • ID checked

    Welcome to my profile. Over 20 years experience in ground works and property maintenance. I can cover a whole range of jobs from hanging a picture to a full renovation inside and out. Efficient, Enthusiastic friendly reliable service covering Wo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very nice, did a great job, turned at the time set, was quick and efficient, very pleased with my curtain pole. He even hung my curtains for me."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Julie on 6th Mar 2020
    • Joined Feb 2019
    • Established 2007
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Worcester
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent, prompt, reasonable and professional"

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Rachel on 11th Dec 2019
    • Joined Jun 2018
    • Established 2013
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Stockport
    • ID checked

    We do all aspects of landscaping Driveways Patios Indian stone Turfing Decking wood and composite Artificial grass Excavation Brickwork Fencing Clearance Bases Ponds Water features Outdoor lighting Gates Tree work Demolition

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great company, completed to a high standard. Would work with again anytime."

    Garden Clearance
    By Simon on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2007
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Warrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent!! Ian is a lovely polite and friendly man. His quote was a lot less than I had been quoted previously and his previous reviews are of a high standard. So Ian is the man for me. Yes I would highly recommend him."

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Nadia on 21st Mar 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Richmond
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reasonable price got on with the job well pleased"

    Roof Cleaning
    By Diane on 18th Jan 2020
    • Joined May 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Sheffield
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "He done the job as requested"

    By Zara on 7th Feb 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2019
    • Fencing & Gates - Wooden in Walsall
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