Give me the lowest cost and the average cost & using what kind of wood. The fence would be about 60 to 70 feet long.
You would be looking at $25 per linear foot. That includes post holes dug, concrete, post setting and complete construction of fence. (with screws for future maintenance). Supply and Installed price.
We also obtain the dig permits for all of our customers, free of charge and line and post marking and locations is also free of charge.
The wood that is quotes is Top Choice Pressure treated lumber.
Manny and Ken are probably right on the low end. On average it's probably more like $45-60 for pressure treated, depending on many variables such as:
access to drill holes (hand digging costs more)
removal and disposal
post size and spacing
rail and cap configurations
spacing of boards
number of gates
6 feet panels are ideal for fence and few extra additional panels are also better to buy. Normal lumber can also be used it has to be painted before or immediately after installing the fence. For other factors lick costing and all, fence contractor can give you the whole idea.
EXCUSE ME Mr. PROs
Quick question. 30 feet long 6 foot high privacy fence with 4 feet gate material list:
62pcs 1x6x6 = 168.64+tax
20pcs 2x4x8 = 104.00+tax
7pcs 2x6x8 = 58.10+tax
5pcs 6*6*10 = 180.00+tax
5 holes avg = 125.00+tax
Box of 2 1/2 screws = 39.99+tax
Box of 1 1/2 screws = 27.99+tax
Gate kit = 40.00+tax
Cement bags = 217.00+tax
Post Caps = 12.95=tax
This is 1332.95+tax = 1532.56$
How the hell can you price a fence for 25$/lin feet with holes and cement when it would be less than half of the material cost? Seriously you guys call yourself contractors? You are the ones who makes us , real contractors look like idiots charging so much, yet your jobs will crumble into pieces.
Maybe its just the Quebec lumber and cement that cost more and you material cost is 550$ and you work for 200$ with you truck, machinery, drills, saws and blades.
Yeah, you guys at 25 per foot are off your rockers.
Basic 6 foot privacy fence, 35 dollars per linear foot is a good price. The lowest I've gone is 31 per linear foot.
I am having a fence put in as we speak. Cost is working out to $32.50 a foot (around 80 feet).
In our case, we are having 8'x6' cedar panels. so 8 full panels and one (roughly) half+ panel that they will have to cut etc.
We need 8 posts (as both end posts from other fences are perfect).
Holes all dug by hand, ground is pretty rooty, but they are doing a good job (6 panels up as I write this).
Total cost, tax in, $2604. (or around 32.50/ln ft)
Just to give something more to compare against :)
David in Dorval:
Your shopping list is priced pretty high for a lot of jobs.
For example, (at least where I live) nobody uses 6x6's for posts. All 4x4 treated posts here. Thats a huge price difference.
Plus the estimates people are posting do not include gates, so this again inflates your estimate.
I could easily see $25/ft being possible in some cases, but I have also seen fences that probably cost well over $100+/ln ft, especially if you go to higher end products and larger dimensions etc.
I just posted for a fence we are having done, cost works out to $35/ft. No gates.
I wouldn't get out of bed for 25 per foot. Keep in mind cost to maintain your tools ,equipment, truck, trailer, gas. Untop of that your labour cost (2 guys or ladies ), Plus WSIB, Insurances all of your taxes. Think about the investment just to start a fence business.
Truck $30000. If used
Good post hole auger $5000
Table saw 500
Mitre saw 600
Nail guns 600 a piece you may need 3 = $1800
Demolition Hammer $2000
Website cost on a annual basis.
Book keeper/ accountant
I can keep going for days.
Your at 50 to 60 thousand investment that depreciates every day !!!
It's one day to remove the old fence taking it to the landfill ( if it's not a new built) and install the new post. Then you have to return after the concrete is dry to build. Between getting the materials getting to the job setup building and dumping of waste materials that's a full day. For 70ft that's work out around $38.50 per foot 4x4 post.
Oh and not to forget the time you took to drive to the customers home to provide the quote.
Unless your building fences for fun and not to make a living anything less is a waste of your time and skills.
But that's just my opinion.
I don't build a lot of fences but have the opportunity to build at least 6 every year or so and I never get the job.. Here's why..
Avg price per linear foot seems to be 32-35 bucks.. when I get prices for everything and add it up, just the material alone bring me close to the 30 bucks a foot.. for a very standard fence
My idea of a fence is always built with 6x6 posts. 2x6 top plates/ 2x6 on the underside and sometimes the 2x6 arch on top of the cap, as well as 2x6 on the lowest part of the fence scribed to the 6x6.. top caps and 2x4s.. your at 40 bux right there..
How do ppl charge such low prices.. I know fences go up super fast but to work like that daily to make a few hundred.. idk... it's no easy job and I feel like.
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