See local fencers rates for 2023

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 £203, but as our table shows, the price can vary between £108 - £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 hourly rate and daily rate
Fencer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2023 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Fencer near Aberdeen£25£210
Fencer near Amber Valley£25£194
Fencer near Angus£21£203
Fencer near Arun£30£214
Fencer near Ashfield£25£189
Fencer near Aylesbury Vale£28£198
Fencer near Barnsley£26£179
Fencer near Basildon£30£215
Fencer near Basingstoke & Deane£29£211
Fencer near Bassetlaw£29£220
Fencer near Bath & North East Somerset£30£229
Fencer near Bedford£30£191
Fencer near Belfast£24£170
Fencer near Birmingham£41£175
Fencer near Blackburn£29£211
Fencer near Blackpool£25£199
Fencer near Bolton£28£202
Fencer near Bournemouth£32£215
Fencer near Bracknell Forest£32£230
Fencer near Bradford£23£139
Fencer near Braintree£28£190
Fencer near Breckland£20£177
Fencer near Bridgend£27£175
Fencer near Brighton£30£202
Fencer near Bristol£29£227
Fencer near Broadland£21£178
Fencer near Broxtowe£25£189
Fencer near Bury£28£198
Fencer near Caerphilly£28£180
Fencer near Calderdale£24£156
Fencer near Cambridge£27£202
Fencer near Canterbury£27£219
Fencer near Cardiff£27£181
Fencer near Charnwood£21£185
Fencer near Chelmsford£29£208
Fencer near Cheltenham£32£244
Fencer near Cherwell£32£224
Fencer near Chester£31£266
Fencer near Colchester£25£175
Fencer near Conway£22£170
Fencer near Coventry£21£172
Fencer near Crewe & Nantwich£29£207
Fencer near Dacorum£35£238
Fencer near Derby£24£199
Fencer near Doncaster£27£192
Fencer near Dover£28£228
Fencer near Dudley£42£173
Fencer near Dundee£21£203
Fencer near East Ayrshire£18£146
Fencer near East Devon£26£172
Fencer near East Dunbartonshire£27£229
Fencer near East Hampshire£31£237
Fencer near East Hertfordshire£33£227
Fencer near East Lindsey£16£125
Fencer near East Riding£19£161
Fencer near Eastleigh£31£221
Fencer near Edinburgh£25£193
Fencer near Elmbridge£36£241
Fencer near Epping Forest£36£241
Fencer near Erewash£24£194
Fencer near Exeter£26£175
Fencer near Falkirk£24£193
Fencer near Fife£26£202
Fencer near Flintshire£28£228
Fencer near Gateshead£35£245
Fencer near Gedling£25£187
Fencer near Glasgow£27£231
Fencer near Gloucester£33£249
Fencer near Guildford£33£228
Fencer near Halton£30£247
Fencer near Harrogate£21£127
Fencer near Havant & Waterloo£32£238
Fencer near Horsham£32£222
Fencer near Huntingdonshire£26£186
Fencer near Ipswich£23£183
Fencer near Isle of Wight£31£214
Fencer near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£157
Fencer near Kingston-upon-Hull£19£161
Fencer near Kirklees£24£159
Fencer near Knowsley£29£242
Fencer near Lancaster£24£195
Fencer near Leeds£22£137
Fencer near Leicester£20£178
Fencer near Lisburn£25£174
Fencer near Liverpool£30£247
Fencer near London£36£243
Fencer near Luton£33£229
Fencer near Macclesfield£28£197
Fencer near Maidstone£31£228
Fencer near Manchester£28£196
Fencer near Mid Bedfordshire£31£204
Fencer near Mid Sussex£31£218
Fencer near Middlesbrough£17£113
Fencer near Milton Keynes£27£193
Fencer near Neath Port Talbot£25£176
Fencer near New Forest£31£224
Fencer near Newbury£30£213
Fencer near Newcastle-under-Lyme£29£203
Fencer near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£35£242
Fencer near Newport£27£185
Fencer near North Ayrshire£25£205
Fencer near North East Lincolnshire£16£121
Fencer near North Hertfordshire£34£220
Fencer near North Lanarkshire£25£225
Fencer near North Lincolnshire£19£161
Fencer near North Somerset£29£228
Fencer near North Tyneside£35£243
Fencer near North Wiltshire£37£275
Fencer near Northampton£24£171
Fencer near Norwich£21£188
Fencer near Nottingham£25£186
Fencer near Nuneaton & Bedworth£21£174
Fencer near Oldham£27£190
Fencer near Oxford£33£231
Fencer near Pembrokeshire£18£156
Fencer near Perth & Kinross£21£197
Fencer near Peterborough£28£210
Fencer near Plymouth£17£138
Fencer near Poole£32£212
Fencer near Portsmouth£31£231
Fencer near Powys£20£160
Fencer near Preston£28£208
Fencer near Reading£31£220
Fencer near Redcar & Cleveland£17£108
Fencer near Reigate & Banstead£35£238
Fencer near Renfrewshire£28£234
Fencer near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£27£174
Fencer near Rochdale£27£188
Fencer near Rochester-upon-Medway£12£120
Fencer near Rotherham£27£190
Fencer near Salford£28£197
Fencer near Salisbury£31£261
Fencer near Sandwell£42£178
Fencer near Scarborough£40£310
Fencer near Scottish Borders£46£370
Fencer near Sefton£26£227
Fencer near Sevenoaks£33£235
Fencer near Sheffield£27£192
Fencer near Slough£35£240
Fencer near Solihull£41£174
Fencer near South Ayrshire£18£146
Fencer near South Bedfordshire£30£191
Fencer near South Cambridgeshire£32£200
Fencer near South Gloucestershire£28£218
Fencer near South Kesteven£25£214
Fencer near South Lanarkshire£25£250
Fencer near South Oxfordshire£33£230
Fencer near South Somerset£24£190
Fencer near South Tyneside£35£243
Fencer near Southampton£31£225
Fencer near Southend-on-Sea£28£207
Fencer near St Albans£36£242
Fencer near St Helens£30£245
Fencer near Stafford£27£205
Fencer near Stockport£28£195
Fencer near Stockton-on-Tees£17£113
Fencer near Stoke-on-Trent£28£197
Fencer near Stratford-on-Avon£22£175
Fencer near Stroud£32£243
Fencer near Suffolk Coastal£21£171
Fencer near Sunderland£34£240
Fencer near Swale£29£227
Fencer near Swansea£23£187
Fencer near Tameside£27£192
Fencer near Teignbridge£27£179
Fencer near Tendring£23£174
Fencer near Test Valley£31£230
Fencer near Thamesdown£33£264
Fencer near Thanet£27£228
Fencer near The Wrekin£23£167
Fencer near Thurrock£32£225
Fencer near Torbay£27£188
Fencer near Trafford£28£200
Fencer near Vale of Glamorgan£28£179
Fencer near Vale of White Horse£33£233
Fencer near Vale Royal£29£233
Fencer near Wakefield£23£147
Fencer near Walsall£25£181
Fencer near Warrington£30£233
Fencer near Warwick£21£172
Fencer near Waveney£21£189
Fencer near Waverley£31£221
Fencer near Wealden£28£207
Fencer near West Lancashire£27£228
Fencer near West Lothian£25£193
Fencer near West Wiltshire£37£275
Fencer near Wigan£30£232
Fencer near Windsor & Maidenhead£34£235
Fencer near Wirral£28£240
Fencer near Wokingham£32£227
Fencer near Wolverhampton£25£182
Fencer near Wrexham Maelor£29£233
Fencer near Wychavon£111£194
Fencer near Wycombe£32£228
Fencer near York£22£145