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Fencer hourly rate

Fencer hourly rate

Fencers specialise in helping you with any structures in the garden that are made from wood, like fences, sheds and sleepers. They may also offer repair services to fences, sheds and decking. The average fencer hourly rate is £28, but it can range from £12 - £111, depending on where you live.

See our fencer rates table for more hourly rates broken down by location. Or, post your job on HaMuch and get a more accurate quote for free.

Fencer day rate

For large fencing projects, for example if you have a large garden and are replacing the fencing around your entire property, your fencer may charge a day rate. The average day rate for a fencer is £204, but as our table shows, the price can vary between £114 - £370 based where you live and what the job is.

If you use a fencer that’s a sole trader they’re likely to charge you less than a company with lots of employees as they’ll have fewer overheads.

Check our rates table for fencer day rates in your area.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a fencer

Installing fencing can be expensive, so we understand that you’ll want to get the cheapest quotes you can. It’s worth remembering that the cheapest doesn’t always mean best, so here are out top tips for getting cheap fencing quotes that don’t scrimp on quality:

Do your research and get multiple quotes: Reach out to several fencers in your area to gather multiple quotes for your project. This allows you to compare prices and the services each fencer offers. It's important to provide them with clear and detailed information about your project to ensure you get accurate quotes.

Be clear about your budget: Communicate your budget to the fencers upfront. By providing a clear budget range, fencers can tailor their quotes accordingly and suggest cost-effective options that fit within your financial restrictions. They will also tell you if your budget is unrealistic!

Request itemised quotes: Ask for itemised quotes that break down the costs of materials, labour and any additional services. This helps you understand all the specifics that contribute to the overall cost. It also allows you to see where you can save money.

Consider different materials and design options: Discuss alternative materials or design options with each fencer. They can provide suggestions on more affordable alternatives that still meet your needs. For example, if you're installing a fence or decking, consider both wood and composite and decide which is most cost-effective for you.

Timing and seasonal discounts: Some fencers may offer discounts during slower seasons or run promotions, so ask them about this. For example, fencers may charge less during the autumn months when people start to focus on the interior of their homes.

Ask for references and check reviews: Before making a decision based solely on cost, research the reputation and reliability of each fencer. Ask for references or read online reviews to ensure that they have a history of delivering quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.

Negotiate: Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the fencers after you’ve received their quotes. They may be open to adjusting their pricing or offering flexible payment options to accommodate your budget, especially during slower periods.

Remember, while finding the cheapest quote is important, it's also crucial to consider the fencer's experience, expertise and reputation. Choosing a reputable and skilled fencer is essential to ensure the quality and longevity of your fence, decking, sleepers or shed. Balance affordability with reliability and quality to get the best out of your project.

Choosing a fencer

When choosing a fencer from the quotes you’ve received, it's essential to consider several factors to ensure you hire a reputable and reliable professional. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision:

Verify qualifications and insurance: Check if the fencer has any certifications and insurance coverage. A licensed and insured fencer demonstrates their professionalism and a commitment to industry standards. Insurance coverage protects you and the fencer in case of any accidents or damages during the project.

Experience: Consider the fencer's experience and specialisation. Look for someone who has a track record of successfully completing projects similar to yours. A fencer who specialises in the type of fencing or timber structure you require will likely have the expertise necessary for your project.

Ask for a portfolio and references: Ask the fencer for a portfolio of their previous work. This allows you to assess the quality and style of their fencing installations. Additionally, request references from past clients and take the time to contact them to ask about their experience with the fencer.

Transparent communication: Evaluate how the fencer communicates with you. A professional fencer will be responsive, attentive to your requirements and provide clear and detailed answers to your questions. They should be able to explain the process, the materials they will use and give you an estimated timeline for the project.

Warranty and after-sales service: Ask about any warranties offered by the fencer on their workmanship and the materials they use. A reputable fencer will stand behind their work and be willing to address any issues that may come up after the project is completed.

Contract and payment terms: Before starting the project, ensure you have a written contract that covers all aspects of the job, including a timeline, payment schedule and any agreed modifications. Review the contract carefully and clarify any ambiguities or concerns before you sign it.

Trust your instincts: Trust your gut when you meet with different fencers. Consider their professionalism, communication style and how comfortable you feel working with them. A good working relationship is essential for a successful project.

Fencing ideas and costs

Composite fencing cost

Composite fencing is a relatively new product to the market. It’s made from wood fibres, plastic and chemicals, and is therefore much more durable than wooden fencing. It’s stain, rot and mould resistant and doesn’t need painting, making it easy to maintain. Composite fencing is generally more expensive than wooden fencing because of the extra manufacturing process it has to go through.

How much your composite fencing project will cost depends on:

  • The length of fencing you require
  • What style you choose – some high-quality wood-look finishes will cost more than a smooth finish
  • The type of posts you need to install the fencing
  • Where you live

Garden decking cost

Decking is a great way to create a sociable area in your garden for dining or entertaining guests. It’s also ideal if your garden is on a slope as you can create a flat area. As well as timber decking, composite decking is becoming a popular option among homeowners.

How much garden decking will cost will depend on a variety of factors:

  • What material you want your decking to be made from
  • How big you want your decked area to be
  • How much preparation will be required to build your decking
  • Your location in the country

Rates for other trades

Fencer near Aberdeen£25£210Fencer near Amber Valley£26£196Fencer near Angus£21£203Fencer near Arun£30£214Fencer near Ashfield£25£193Fencer near Aylesbury Vale£28£197Fencer near Barnsley£27£184Fencer near Basildon£30£215Fencer near Basingstoke & Deane£28£209Fencer near Bassetlaw£30£219Fencer near Bath & North East Somerset£30£230Fencer near Bedford£32£198Fencer near Belfast£24£166Fencer near Birmingham£41£175Fencer near Blackburn£30£212Fencer near Blackpool£25£199Fencer near Bolton£29£203Fencer near Bournemouth£33£219Fencer near Bracknell Forest£33£230Fencer near Bradford£23£141Fencer near Braintree£28£189Fencer near Breckland£20£177Fencer near Bridgend£27£174Fencer near Brighton£29£203Fencer near Bristol£29£227Fencer near Broadland£20£178Fencer near Broxtowe£25£190Fencer near Bury£29£199Fencer near Caerphilly£28£180Fencer near Calderdale£24£159Fencer near Cambridge£27£202Fencer near Canterbury£27£221Fencer near Cardiff£27£181Fencer near Charnwood£22£185Fencer near Chelmsford£29£208Fencer near Cheltenham£32£244Fencer near Cherwell£32£223Fencer near Chester£31£266Fencer near Colchester£25£173Fencer near Conway£22£170Fencer near Coventry£22£176Fencer near Crewe & Nantwich£30£214Fencer near Dacorum£35£238Fencer near Derby£25£202Fencer near Doncaster£27£197Fencer near Dover£28£228Fencer near Dudley£42£173Fencer near Dundee£21£203Fencer near East Ayrshire£18£157Fencer near East Devon£26£172Fencer near East Dunbartonshire£27£228Fencer near East Hampshire£31£238Fencer near East Hertfordshire£33£227Fencer near East Lindsey£16£125Fencer near East Riding£19£161Fencer near Eastleigh£31£221Fencer near Edinburgh£25£194Fencer near Elmbridge£36£242Fencer near Epping Forest£36£241Fencer near Erewash£24£195Fencer near Exeter£26£175Fencer near Falkirk£23£196Fencer near Fife£26£202Fencer near Flintshire£28£224Fencer near Gateshead£36£242Fencer near Gedling£25£188Fencer near Glasgow£27£231Fencer near Gloucester£33£249Fencer near Guildford£33£228Fencer near Halton£31£247Fencer near Harrogate£21£129Fencer near Havant & Waterloo£32£239Fencer near Horsham£32£224Fencer near Huntingdonshire£28£191Fencer near Ipswich£23£184Fencer near Isle of Wight£31£217Fencer near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£154Fencer near Kingston-upon-Hull£19£161Fencer near Kirklees£24£161Fencer near Knowsley£30£242Fencer near Lancaster£24£195Fencer near Leeds£22£139Fencer near Leicester£21£187Fencer near Lisburn£24£171Fencer near Liverpool£29£246Fencer near London£36£244Fencer near Luton£33£228Fencer near Macclesfield£28£198Fencer near Maidstone£31£228Fencer near Manchester£28£197Fencer near Mid Bedfordshire£32£208Fencer near Mid Sussex£31£219Fencer near Middlesbrough£17£117Fencer near Milton Keynes£28£197Fencer near Neath Port Talbot£25£176Fencer near New Forest£31£226Fencer near Newbury£29£210Fencer near Newcastle-under-Lyme£30£210Fencer near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£36£240Fencer near Newport£27£183Fencer near North Ayrshire£25£205Fencer near North East Lincolnshire£17£127Fencer near North Hertfordshire£34£220Fencer near North Lanarkshire£25£217Fencer near North Lincolnshire£19£161Fencer near North Somerset£29£228Fencer near North Tyneside£36£240Fencer near North Wiltshire£37£275Fencer near Northampton£25£172Fencer near Norwich£21£188Fencer near Nottingham£25£188Fencer near Nuneaton & Bedworth£22£178Fencer near Oldham£27£190Fencer near Oxford£33£231Fencer near Pembrokeshire£18£156Fencer near Perth & Kinross£22£197Fencer near Peterborough£30£214Fencer near Plymouth£17£138Fencer near Poole£33£215Fencer near Portsmouth£31£232Fencer near Powys£20£160Fencer near Preston£28£210Fencer near Reading£31£220Fencer near Redcar & Cleveland£18£114Fencer near Reigate & Banstead£35£238Fencer near Renfrewshire£28£233Fencer near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£27£173Fencer near Rochdale£27£189Fencer near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120Fencer near Rotherham£27£195Fencer near Salford£28£198Fencer near Salisbury£32£257Fencer near Sandwell£42£178Fencer near Scarborough£40£310Fencer near Scottish Borders£46£370Fencer near Sefton£26£229Fencer near Sevenoaks£33£235Fencer near Sheffield£28£198Fencer near Slough£35£240Fencer near Solihull£42£175Fencer near South Ayrshire£18£157Fencer near South Bedfordshire£32£198Fencer near South Cambridgeshire£32£200Fencer near South Gloucestershire£28£219Fencer near South Kesteven£25£214Fencer near South Lanarkshire£25£223Fencer near South Oxfordshire£33£230Fencer near South Somerset£24£190Fencer near South Tyneside£36£241Fencer near Southampton£31£226Fencer near Southend-on-Sea£28£207Fencer near St Albans£36£242Fencer near St Helens£31£245Fencer near Stafford£26£198Fencer near Stockport£27£196Fencer near Stockton-on-Tees£17£117Fencer near Stoke-on-Trent£28£204Fencer near Stratford-on-Avon£22£176Fencer near Stroud£32£243Fencer near Suffolk Coastal£21£174Fencer near Sunderland£35£238Fencer near Swale£29£229Fencer near Swansea£23£187Fencer near Tameside£27£193Fencer near Teignbridge£27£179Fencer near Tendring£23£172Fencer near Test Valley£31£230Fencer near Thamesdown£33£264Fencer near Thanet£27£228Fencer near The Wrekin£23£167Fencer near Thurrock£32£224Fencer near Torbay£27£188Fencer near Trafford£28£201Fencer near Vale of Glamorgan£28£178Fencer near Vale of White Horse£33£233Fencer near Vale Royal£28£229Fencer near Wakefield£23£148Fencer near Walsall£24£181Fencer near Warrington£30£234Fencer near Warwick£22£173Fencer near Waveney£22£194Fencer near Waverley£31£221Fencer near Wealden£28£209Fencer near West Lancashire£28£230Fencer near West Lothian£24£195Fencer near West Wiltshire£37£275Fencer near Wigan£31£233Fencer near Windsor & Maidenhead£34£236Fencer near Wirral£28£238Fencer near Wokingham£32£227Fencer near Wolverhampton£25£181Fencer near Wrexham Maelor£29£234Fencer near Wychavon£111£194Fencer near Wycombe£32£228Fencer near York£22£142