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Based on 27,170 cost profiles



Based on 27,170 cost profiles

Costs mentioned are determined by quotes received for fencing contractor requests on Oneflare and should only be used as a guide.

A fencing professional comes in extremely handy for many reasons: it could be your dog keeps digging up your neighbour’s flower bed or you simply want to feel more secure and safe inside your home. Whatever the reason may be, a fencing professional is ready to help - but their services may vary in price depending on a number of factors including the material of the fence and the size.

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Setting a budget for your fencing

When requesting a professional to service your fence, the first question that is asked of you is the type of service that is required. You’ll either need a fencing professional to install, replace or repair a fence. Installing a new fence is the most expensive out of the three, followed by a replacement and then a repair job. However, determining the total cost of the job depends on a number of other factors too, such as the size of the fence and the material used.

Other factors affecting the cost of your job

The materials used and the size of the fence are arguably the main determinants of the cost of your fencing job. Additional factors such as the condition of the land that the fence will be built on and the type of property will also affect the cost.

The type of material

The material used to build the fence or gate will affect the price you pay. Brick is the cheapest option and is ideal if you’re sticking to a tight budget. Colorbond, on the other hand, is on the other end of the price spectrum, but the material is extremely durable and can last for at least ten years.

  • Glass: $1408 - $2300 average reported cost
  • Wooden/timber: $717 - $2002 average reported cost
  • Wire: $1587 - $2455 average reported cost
  • Steel: $1447 - $2270 average reported cost
  • Colorbond: $944 - $1880 average reported cost

Condition of the land

The condition of the land that the fence sits on can have a positive or negative impact on the price that you’ll be expected to pay. One factor is the soil type and condition; if the soil is deemed less than ideal by your professional, then you may be charged more as it will take more work and time to ensure that the fence is built properly. Additionally, if you live on a slope then you will most likely be charged more for your fence.

The type of property

  • Home: $871 - $1985 average reported cost
  • Commercial property: $776 - $1867 average reported cost
  • Rural property: $1709 - $2609 average reported cost
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  • New fence or repair?
  • Size of the fence i.e. height and length
  • Material/type of fence

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*This is an average price only and doesn't include materials. Your job may receive different quotes.

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How to hire a Fencing Expert

Do they have insurance?

Just like most trades, hiring a professional that is insured is important in maintaining ultimate peace of mind.

What qualifications do they have?

A general rule of thumb is if the business or worker possesses relevant qualifications, then it’s more likely they will complete a quality job that meets your expectations - however it’s not the most important factor in hiring a fencing professional.

What have others said about them?

Reading previous customers’ reviews for the fencing professional has the ability to effectively indicate how capable this business is among a number of other factors - such as if they were on time and if they understood the customer’s needs well.


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