Need a New Fence – Recommendations for Fencing Contractor?

roshen 3 June 2011 16

My dad’s place needs a new fence to replace his old wooden one and I’ve already rung around for a few prices on what the costs are for colourbond and timber. But I just wanted to ask around here to see if anyone has any good experiences or may know of a good company that is also priced reasonably?

Basically we need to get a price on what it will cost to supply and install as well as the cost to remove the old fence.

Thanks in advance

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16 Responses to Need a New Fence – Recommendations for Fencing Contractor?
vip.peter vip.peter 9:57 am 28 Aug 16

We used ACT Home Improvements to install our side fence. They arrived on time and delivered exactly what they said they would. In fact our neighbours decided to continue around the rest of their house.

MartinL MartinL 8:24 pm 19 Mar 15

Bad customer service. Supplied the incorrect material. The mistake was not the issue, it’s the fact that their attitude was not to make any discount or to deliver the correct product absolving any responsibility for their error, and hence costing me two visits to obtain the correct product. I went to Pinus Sawmills in the end, whom are cheaper, and included in their price is no charge delivery anyway. Pinus Sawmills have made a mistake with delivery which is fine, especially when they were quite  happy to deliver the correct product, not at my expence. I will never buy from WR Engineering again. Very happy with Pinus Sawmills.

BWK BWK 5:23 pm 02 Dec 14

I wouldn’t recommend JPK Fencing.

I rang for a quote and was cut off mid sentence and told as I already had the colorbond material, they weren’t interested. I guess they weren’t able to fleece me as much as they would have liked. I would have paid a fair labour amount.

Claymore Claymore 9:24 am 11 Jul 11

Stratco have fence panels (colourbond) for $85 per panel (1.8m high x 2.4m long).

stuff_n_stuff stuff_n_stuff 9:09 pm 10 Jul 11

We recently had a great experience with John from JPK Fencing: His price was nearly half that of some of the quotes we got, he turned up promptly, communicated effectively and installation was quality. I would definitely recommend him.

miz miz 10:52 pm 09 Jul 11

Conversely, I had a good experience with Jim’s Fencing – I understand it’s a franchise so it probably depends which JF person you get, but I can recommend the guy who does the Chisholm area. I wanted the fence on one side of a courtyard replaced and asked that it match an adjacent ‘fence top’ on a brick wall. (I live in a govvie but ACT Housing would not fix that piece of fencing -they reckoned it was still OK and were only prepared to send someone to bang a few more nails into the rotting timber). JF dude was very helpful with suggestions/alternatives that would work, and was punctual and efficient. I was also happy with the quote and the final result!

Claren Claren 8:57 pm 09 Jul 11

Avoid Jim’s Fencing. The job at my house was so poor that part of the fence collapsed. JF refused to respond to numerous calls and emails, was verbally and physically aggressive, and the franchisee left Canberra after a number of unhappy clients lodged action in the Small Claims Tribunal.

eily eily 8:28 pm 07 Jun 11

If the old fence is a hard wood one, and if they’re willing to cut it up and take it away, maybe you could offer it free to someone with a wood fire.

Richard Crossman 0417693201 did our front fence and gate. Did a very good job. Arranged supply, removal etc. He come back and rehung one of the gate panels which had to be repaired because of damage sustained in transport.

roshen roshen 1:53 pm 07 Jun 11

candelabra said :

I am also in need of fencing advice, but I would like to know the best supplier to buy the fencing material (Colorbond, 18m) – I do not need installation or fence removal.

If you’re looking for materials only, Dunn & Farrugia sell panels (1.8m H x 2.4m W) for $89 (so that’s about $37/m), which seems like a good price.

The going prices for install supply and removal of old fence seemed to be around $100/m but I’m not sure if those prices are good or inflated because I’ve heard the prices interstate can be down to around $65/m. Obviously workmanship may have something to do with it but the price different is significant.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 1:40 pm 07 Jun 11

candelabra said :

I am also in need of fencing advice, but I would like to know the best supplier to buy the fencing material (Colorbond, 18m) – I do not need installation or fence removal.

Thank you 🙂

Bah…just read this properly, and realised that you need supply only, so my last reply won’t help at all!

I bought materials from WR Engineering, but I’m not sure I’d buy though them again. I’m not sure they’re the cheapest around, and they’ve done work at my mother in law’s place recently that was quite dodgy – so it’s more a moral standpoint than anything.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 1:37 pm 07 Jun 11

I used Tomtone fencing, to put up a Colorbond fence. I was very happy with his work – showed up when he said he would (even dropped in on a Sunday to do the quote!), and finished it when he said he would.

As for buying materials, I’d suggest talking to the fencing company to see what they would charge to supply and fit. When I did mine, I’d already bought all the materials (grand visions of putting it up myself, before I woke up to myself and got a pro to do it…hence, the fence is still standing) and I probably could have saved money by getting the fencer to buy the materials instead.

candelabra candelabra 12:35 pm 07 Jun 11

I am also in need of fencing advice, but I would like to know the best supplier to buy the fencing material (Colorbond, 18m) – I do not need installation or fence removal.

Thank you 🙂

roshen roshen 6:42 pm 06 Jun 11

ThisIsAName said :

Avoid “Steve and John fencing”!

I’m actually surprised you said that because from the topic three years ago:, they were one of the first that was recommended.

ThisIsAName ThisIsAName 1:30 pm 06 Jun 11

Avoid “Steve and John fencing”!

I had a standard wooden fence done by them (they were subcontracted by my builder). The job was very rushed & they used about half a dozen palings that split within a week. Getting this fixed ended up requiring a bunch of emails to them. All up it took ~3 visits from someone there to replace *all* the split ones. Even then they didn’t finish the work properly. “More care, less haste” would have solved the problem 🙂

roshen roshen 9:37 am 06 Jun 11

Thanks Frank, did you go with colourbond or wood and what prices did you get from them?

frank2112 frank2112 5:45 pm 05 Jun 11

We had Botham’s Fencing do our side fence. turned up when they said they would, took away the old fence and put the new fence in. no fuss, no muss.

Southside fencing did the rear fence. Same deal, turned up on time and took away the old fence. erected the new one and filled the gap underneath without disturbing my gardens.

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