September 7, 2010 at 8:18 am #253123
Can anyone suggest a very rough estimated cost for rural fencing on the boundaries of a 5 acre block? It’s in the NSW Southern Highlands, but figures from any area will be helpful. We’re considering buying the property and we need to build fencing into the budget.
AhningSeptember 7, 2010 at 8:54 am #475820NexMember
That’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string?
Are you going to do it yourself or get a contractor in?
What’s the distance in metres?
What kind of country does it go through, trees? Open paddock? rocky ground?
What kind of fencing are you wanting? Wood strainers and steel star pickets with plain or barb wire? Chainlink? Sheep fencing? Dog netting?
Go down to your produce store to get an idea on cost of materials once you know what you might want and how many metres. Or call a fencing contractor in the local area if you want to have it done, they could give you a rough estimate.September 7, 2010 at 8:58 am #475821redhen2Member
have pmed you with details of a local fencing dude.September 8, 2010 at 7:30 am #475822gringoMember
Be prepared for a very expensive shock when you do a guestimate.Ahning.
I recently did this as a part of a Cert 3 Conservation Land Management
Course at Tafe and you need to consider the following:-
1 Total area of the land you need to fence.
2 Number of end assemblies (strainers) you will use
3 Number of intermediate assemblies used if you are not running straight lines (Either concrete or timber)
4 Type of wire u plan to use
5 Star pickets to hold up your wiring (the big killer price wise) as u would roughly need one every 2 metres
6 How many gates u plan to include in your boundary fence
7 Cost of gates and accessories
8 Does your boundary adjoin someone else’s property? Can u share the cost with that property owner?
9 Get 2/3 quotes from rural suppliers for everything u need and definitley get quotes from contractors to compare prices.
Which ever way u do your sums, it isn’t cheap, but in some cases it has to be done.September 8, 2010 at 8:31 am #475823
Thanks people. Nex it’s not quite a piece of string question, but I did say it was dumb.
For present purposes I’ll add $5000 to the miscellaneous expenses allowance and refine things as we go along. If we do. We’ve only seen the place once and there’s a lot of questions to be answered.
AhningSeptember 8, 2010 at 9:19 am #475824kathyMember
Do it yourself thats what we are doing ,coming along beautifully and cheap local timber help from friends and helpx for the post holes .and now hubby is home for a few weeks may get it finished 😀September 8, 2010 at 11:56 am #475825
Goodonya Kathy!! Will you hold a closing up ceremony??September 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm #475826kathyMember
That sounds like a good excuse for a party .
I am hoping we get it done this break before hubby leaves for the next job. Strainer posts and the fencing wire are all thats left and hanging all the gates .We have done a 2 acre compound around the house on our 50 acres .Has been hard going with all the rocks we have .Probably cost less than a thousand all up .Then I can relax when out in the yard as our youngest dog has a tendency to bolt off into the bush after roos and the oldest one is getting fat from eating her favourite treat of roo poo:lol:September 9, 2010 at 12:27 am #475827karyn26Member
You could also try for 2nd hand pickets and gates to help keep the cost down again.
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