How much would a 6 foot high fence cost per foot, to supply and install?

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Posted by: from Windsor
6/17/2014 at 10:08:07 AM

Give me the lowest cost and the average cost & using what kind of wood. The fence would be about 60 to 70 feet long.

Thank you.

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Date/Time6/17/2014 at 2:28:24 PM

$35 per foot.


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Date/Time6/17/2014 at 3:52:29 PM

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.

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Date/Time6/17/2014 at 7:14:51 PM

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

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Date/Time6/21/2014 at 12:24:14 PM

Your starting cost would be 35/ lineal foot for a 6 foot high pressure treated fence, basic good neighbor style.

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Adam in Toronto
Date/Time12/30/2014 at 1:17:34 AM

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.

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David in Dorval
Date/Time11/20/2016 at 9:14:55 PM


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.

How much would a 6 foot high fence cost per foot, to supply and install?
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Owen in Saint Catharines
Date/Time12/1/2016 at 11:43:38 PM

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.

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Scott in Comox
Date/Time2/20/2017 at 6:10:30 PM

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 :)

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Scott in Comox
Date/Time2/20/2017 at 6:14:52 PM

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.

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Date/Time3/15/2017 at 12:26:04 AM

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

Trailer $7000

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.

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Steve in Woodbridge
Date/Time3/17/2017 at 4:02:04 PM

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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Rob in Comoxvancouver
Date/Time3/27/2017 at 12:23:42 PM

Rob from Cortes

Scott from Comox

Just bought a house in Comox that needs a fence and quotes I am getting are well over $40 per foot for a six foot height. I have excellent cement footings with very strong saddles but are at 10 foot intervals.

Can get the name of the company you are going with...Thanks...Rob

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Bill in Courtice
Date/Time4/24/2017 at 2:22:08 AM

I find 25 to 35 per foot low, I have a client looking for a 7' fence, no lattice, private custom panels, looking at around $50 per foot. Using 6 x6 posts road side and 4x4 were it can't be seen. That doesn't include dismantle and disposal of old fence that has fallen down.

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Chris in Regina
Date/Time9/14/2017 at 11:45:11 AM

I just had a new fence put in, and the rate he charged was $5 per square foot (i.e. $25 per linear foot for 5' fence, $30 for 6' fence). This included tear down and removal of the old fence. Two 4' gates added $300 to the project. Materials were standard fence boards (need staining) and pressure treated frame (4x4 posts, 2x4 rails). Posts were dug down 3' and concreted filled. No caps or anything ornate... I just needed a fence.

For your project, a 60' fence 6' tall would be about $1,800, assuming no gates, post caps, etc.

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Date/Time9/19/2017 at 3:24:52 PM

The guys saying $25 to $35 per linear foot must be speaking of when it is a shared fence and that cost is to each house making the total $50 - $70 per linear foot. Material costs alone will be $35 per foot averaged out. Our trucks cost lot to purchase, maintain and supply with fuel. Not to mention our tools and maintenance on them as well as the 20 years we've been doing this work, our experience and dedication to a quality installed product must be worth something. I would have to put money out of my pocket into a fence to do supply and install it for $35 or less a linear foot. As someone else stated, these fly by night contractors who aren't real contractors make us real contactors look like we are overcharging. We have to survive and live a little too. Just my 2 cents.

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Charli in Bradford
Date/Time5/10/2018 at 8:39:23 PM

Is it per neighbour you guys are talking? Like $30 per lineal foot per neighbour, so $60 a lineal foot total? Toronto area.

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Nina in Sault Saipeterborough
Date/Time5/16/2018 at 7:45:16 AM

Just a quick question.

The prices per linear foot I see, does that include both sides of the fence finished, or is that the calculation for one side only?

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Greg from McHaleReno in Whitby
Date/Time6/27/2018 at 12:39:45 PM

as with many customers, contractors always find people who want work completed with high quality for very low price. Everyone seems to forget contractors must eat and pay their bills. Always surprising to see people in homes worth many 100's of thousands of dollars who want work done for almost free))) Just my two cents.. I am pricing a fence now so I will see??

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Che in Windsor
Date/Time7/21/2018 at 11:32:51 AM

I have had 2 quotes for my 145' fence with a swing gate. Double privacy 5' tall

$35/sq ft and $34/sq ft. Pressure treated. So $5k. I'm in Windsor Ontario.

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Ted in Richmond Hill
Date/Time8/23/2018 at 11:55:56 AM

I am currently getting a 70 ft fence done that borders my property on one side. I am getting quoted $80/ft for everything, but there are issues. There is a huge tree halfway down that needs to be avoided, smaller trees and some stumps are in the line we want to use as well. There were patio stones buried undersground over about 15 ft of the length. They tried a one-man augur but couldn't get it to do the job, told me a 2 man wouldn't be much better, and have opted for a catapillar rental with post augurs. The cat rental supposedly costs almost $1000 for the day, which I am covering in addition but also includes the construction of a shed platform for the new shed Ive ordered. Certainly didn't expect the cost to be $7500 including the new shed, but that's where it is. WAYYY more expensive than I budgeted for, but like I said, there were issues and I cant get the neighbour to pay anything (owner is renting the house out). 6 ft fence with sienna wood and lattice. Waiting over a month now for him to start tho .

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Garry in Bradford
Date/Time10/2/2019 at 7:43:23 PM

6foot fence board are $3-$4 each! material has Doubled!..these prices you guys post is before the BOOM, insurance company's are paying $40/Lft for basic fence. i charge no less then $35 for basic fence and that's for 4x4's some of you need to remove your head from the ground lol for 6x6 fence i charge $45/lft and am happy if the client wants to buy their own material then labor is $20/lft. you like when your house's go up in value! then remember Everything else in our society go's Up! I Do Finish trim/Board & Batten/Hardwood Floors/Decks& Fences

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Justin in Hillcrest Mines
Date/Time1/14/2020 at 11:08:20 AM

Were based in Alberta and have just priced a 6ft high x 65ft good neighbour fence. Here is the breakdown. Brown PWF lumber $1534.00(cost) plus $600 for brackets, concrete (10 posts), fixings, tool usage etc. Labour framer and helper 3 days with post setting etc $2,400.00 (this is aired on the high side as I would rather give a discount at the end of the job than smack the client with overages).

Summary $73/ft to client. $32/ft on materials, $36/ft on labour, $4/ft mark up (15% mark up on materials, lumber only) That's only $260 profit on materials. I know the West is more expensive but how you can install a fence for $25/ft? I wouldn't even attempt to meet that.

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