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Fence quote $5800! Guidance required.

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Danieljk101, 21st Apr, 2016.

  1. Danieljk101

    Danieljk101 Active Member

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    Hello all.

    Just looking for a bit of background knowledge and some ballpark figures of what a new fence should cost.

    The quote includes the 'demolish' and removal of existing brick fence (it stands about 1 foot tall and is falling over - you can see it in google maps if you search - 666 Webster Rd, Chermside West QLD 4032)

    I have asked them to revise the quote to not have the timber fence overlapped and remove 2 of the gates to bring the quote down a bit.

    It still seems ridiculously expensive.... The quote is below. Thanks again.


    1. Organise materials and have delivered to site

    2. Attend site

    3. Demolish and remove existing front brick fence

    4. Concrete footings in the front brick fence will need to jack hammered

    5. 100x75 hardwood post concreted into the ground 600mm deep

    6. Supply and install 1.8m high sound proof as much as possible/lapped fence using 3 treated pine rails 75x38mm and 100x16mm pine palings overlapped

    7. Supply and install pedestrian gate at front path with timber frame

    8. Side Fences – each 3.7 metres in length

    9. Supply and install 1.8m butt joined pine timber fence with hardwood posts and treated pine rails and palings as per front fence.

    10. Install pedestrian gate on both sides of property

    11. Remove all off cuts and concrete garden edging with raking out soil to avoid retention of soil under the fences

    12. Leave site clean and tidy

    Total cost including labour, materials and GST is $5870.00
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll send you the number for our fence guy. I'm not sure if he will travel that far, but at least he might be able to give you a heads up about your quote.

    Sounds high to me...
     
  3. Hodor

    Hodor Well-Known Member

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    Is the quote itemised?
    What is the frontage?

    It seems expensive to me too. I would like to know the breakdown of costs, breaking up the wall and removing the footings (which can be deep) along with dumping may be where the majority of the cost is. I can't see it been in the fencing itself.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I had one done in the last month around $80/m & $450 for a gate. Sydney prices.

    You haven't said how many metres of fencing.

    Lapped and capped will add considerably to cost
     
  5. Danieljk101

    Danieljk101 Active Member

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    I have asked for an itemised quote.

    Also it is a total of 28m of fencing. 20m fence and 2x4m fences.

    Will see what the updated quote comes back as.
     
  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Gut feel it is close to the money - Say $1000 for gates, 50% loading for lapped & capped, leaves about $1000 for demo and rubbish removal.
     
  7. beachgurl

    beachgurl Well-Known Member

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    I had a fencing job done at Chermside last year and mine was similarly priced
     
  8. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Agree with you Scott. I think the quote isn't far off too. There will be considerable cost in demo and removal. Almost 30m of 1 foot high brick work plus footing which might be another 100-200mm underground is a lot of weight. Several tons easy. Not cheap to dump. Also the labor component of the demo too. At least 2 blokes with sledgies and barrows. And depends where they can park the truck. The Webster Rd side is a main road so they might have to park in the rear street and barrow the demo material via the side of the house.