What is average cost for building a fence?

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Posted by: from Edmonton
8/20/2015 at 3:14:23 PM

85 feet long, pressure treated wood, 4x4 posts. Existing fence would need to be torn down. New holes required for posts.

Only looking for average cost for now.


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Date/Time8/20/2015 at 5:40:44 PM

3800 plus HST.

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Date/Time8/20/2015 at 7:32:18 PM


There is more to it than is indicated. How high, is it attached to another fence (neighbours)? It is a "good neighbour fence or something unique? Is the existing fence to be hauled away or are you going to do it? Are the new posts to be cementedinto the ground or some other support? Is it pressure treated wood or cedar or a composite material? Are there gates? So, having said all that, labour ranges from approximately $15 - $25 per linear foot, plus materials. That works out to $1275 to $2125.

I hope this helps you when you budget and plan the fence. My suggestion is to really think about what you want and don't take short cuts. A fence should last 20 years or more and is also a selling feature, should you decide to sell the property. You might also consult with your neighbours about sharing the cost, but again, make sure you get a good value and pleasing fence.

Good luck,


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Date/Time8/20/2015 at 10:18:36 PM

Hey Bill,

Average cost to complete this work is around 35.00 per liner foot. This is a complete install and materials as well. Hope this helps you.



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Date/Time2/18/2016 at 10:58:42 PM

I do this of for almost 10 years my price demo old build new labor and materials and dump fees $ 45 per linear foot til 100 foot more then 100 foot will be $ 35 per linear foot. I hope it helps. Pressure treated wood 6 foot high 4x4 post wit latices or not.

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Korey from Koretec in Caledonia
Date/Time1/7/2017 at 4:57:15 PM

We charge $38/linear foot. This includes taking care of ordering locates, layout, augering and setting 6x6 posts and fencing with top rails and caps.

Gates are in addition to the price and start at $200, and we also charge to remove excess soil from the property.

Of course costs can be lowered with factors like using 4x4 posts, less complicated designs, and if more neighbour's sign on at one time.

What is average cost for building a fence?
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Charli in Bradford
Date/Time5/10/2018 at 8:45:58 PM


is $38 a lineal feet per neighbour? So actually $76 a lineal foot?

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