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Post by kramer on 1st February 2011, 4:49 pm

I wasn't sure where to post this hope its ok here.

I need 2 panels replacing in the back garden. Just cheap old Lap one panel 5ftx6ft and one 6ftx6ft and two posts (the third post is attached to the wall and is ok).

I can't do it myself so I've had to go down the 'getting someone in' route. Does any have any rough guestimates how much I'm looking at? I have a nasty habit of underpricing and being shocked when the bill comes in. On the other hand I don't want to be ripped off. If I wasn't so feeble I could try myself but next doors glass conservatory is about 6" away and I don't trust myself putting a post in that close.

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Post by kramer on 3rd February 2011, 3:13 pm

Thanks for the replies Embarassed

Its going to be £130 incase anyone is interested in my boring little fence lol. Thats with the hedge cut back and the rubbish cleared away.

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd February 2011, 3:33 pm

Sorry Kramer I missed this one completely Embarassed

FWIW that sounds a reasonable cost....


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Post by flute on 3rd February 2011, 4:49 pm

I looked, but I'm not really all that experienced with fences.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 3rd February 2011, 6:02 pm

Materials included, that's not quite as bad as what I'd expected. Thought I'd replied before, but it seems I goofed it Embarassed . Glad you've got it sorted.
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Post by Jaded Green on 3rd February 2011, 7:44 pm

Hi Kramer

I drove past Lawsons the fencing people this morning and wondered if you'd tried them for an estimate? (I'd been thinking about your query but not come up with an answer)

£130 doesn't sound too bad to me, thinking of some of the work I've had done in the garden. How much are the panels and posts?

I'd be inclined to get a couple more estimates myself.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 3rd February 2011, 8:11 pm

If you figure say £20 each for the panels and a tenner a go for the posts, that's sixty quid. A tenner for the concrete? Sixty quid for the labour... Sounds not unreasonable.

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Post by kramer on 4th February 2011, 1:31 pm

I got another quote today and they wanted £180 though can only offer smaller fence panels 5x6ft, they won't clear the rubbish away and they wanted me to cut the hedge back myself.

I've gone for the £130.00 option not purely on price but because the guy was friendly and down to earth and the panels he is using are 6ftx6ft also he is going to dig holes and postcrete the posts. The other company made me feel I was a pauper because I didn't want concrete posts and panels that inserted into them.

I was only joking about the lack of replies. Its one of those things you either know the cost of or not. We'd have attempted the fence ourselves but our neighbours have a glass conservatory about 6" away from the fence (one of the posts rotted and the fence is leaning on it!) and I could just see us smashing it by accident.

Anyway its all booked in for the 12th Feburary so I'm a happy lady.

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Post by MrsC on 4th February 2011, 2:04 pm

Glad you got it sorted Kramer.

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Post by Hairyloon on 4th February 2011, 10:23 pm

considering your location, that sounds cheap for concreted in posts.
I've been very impressed with those post spikes you can get: so much easier.
And having had to remove some after the fence they were holding up had rotted away, gives testament to both their durability and stability.
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Post by Jaded Green on 5th February 2011, 6:34 pm

Glad you've got it sorted Kramer
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