how much would it cost to build a fence?


Moving into a house that doesnt have a fence and I have two medium sized dogs.
It just needs to be about the size of a regular back yard.Im looking for the cheapest kind.
And Im trying to figure out if it would be more cheaper to just buy one of them wireless fences instead of building a fence whats you oppinion?
Thanks in advance!

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5 Responses to “how much would it cost to build a fence?”

  1. Armil from Long Beach Electrical Repair says:

    When you are doing your project, there are a couple of things you will want to know in addition to the length of your fence. How tall do you want your fence to be? A chain link fence that is 48 inches high will be cheaper than one that is 72 inches high. A 50 ft section can run from about $49 to $105 depending on the height. A 6 ft yard post will be slightly more expensive than the 7 ft one. The little things like the brace bands will be needed to help secure your fence once you have it up as well as numerous carriage bolts and nuts will also be used.

    Across the top and bottom of the fence, you will need to add the line post to give your fence some rigidity. This price will vary depending on which gauge you choose. Before your fence can be installed, you will need to dig a hole for each fence post, add some Quick Set concrete and first place your corner posts along with a brace to keep each one plumb while the concrete dries. Each post should be no more than 10 feet apart. This type of fast setting concrete can run a little under $12 per bag and you will need about one bag per hole. The holes can be dug by hand or with a motorized auger which can be rented from your local Home Depot Tool Rental.

  2. steve c says:

    How much do you want to put into it? Are you doing the labor? Are you hiring someone to do everything? Are you designing it? Are you buying all the materials? Cheapest is most likely chain link, sometimes on craigslist you can find people who will let you have it if you come take it down.
    And wireless fence, never, you have to teach the dogs not to go pass the "fence" they can also learn that going pass it doesn’t hurt that much and if another dog or squirrel comes by, they run right pass the fence. waste of money and time.

  3. chris says:

    Wireless always sounds nice but it doesn’t keep other animals or children from coming into your yard where your dogs play. I don’t know about you but I have a White dog and if she picks up the scent of an animal (Like urine) she rolls in it. (Yup, she’s disgusting) I would go for a privacy fence.

  4. Grant says:

    Depends on the fence. A picket fence might not hold them in but that’s only a few bucks a foot where’s a full size 6 foot fence is more like 10 bucks a foot.

  5. MaximumAsst says:

    Well, Shae, like the others have indicated, there are really a lot of unanswered variables that are contingent on the accurate assessment of the cost for a fence to surround your backyard. What kind do you want, chain-link or wood-board? Will you the installation yourself? There are other questions, too, of course.

    I, personally, would not go for the wireless fence for the reason stated by the previous poster, and for reasons in addition to those.

    The cost of labor (if you are seeking a professional to do it right the first time) and material (the type of fencing you desire) really varies by location. So that also disallows us from giving you a good quote.

    A local fencing contractor can easily assist you in this project of yours. If you negotiate well with the contractor and he buys the materials (i.e., the fence you desire) for you, you may try to have him pass the discounted cost of the materials to you, as usually contractors get discounts (called "contractor’s discounts" / "contractor’s price") when buying from suppliers because of the many purchases they make as required by their jobs. You need to know the "local" going rate for both the cost of labor and the cost of material, so local estimates from fencing contractors are crucial.

    Even if you have not moved into the house yet, you may want to meet up with a local fencing contractor in front of the house so that he can give you a free estimate, as free estimates from local fencing contractors are the key to your success in this home improvement project of yours. Here’s a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in your project, and, ultimately, selecting a local fencing contractor in an effort to get the best deal for you:

    INFO on local fencing contractors:

    I’m sure you’ll find the information you need, specifically the tips, useful as it relates to being treated fairly by contractors and exploring the consumer-wise approach of getting free written estimates to find the best contractor in your area.

    The Internet. Just whatever is available online and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came about from my efforts, which is intended to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

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