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Started doing fencing recently as i am trying to expand business.

 

Done a few fences in the past. but went and priced materials for 60m fence the other day..very expensive.

 

Just wondering how to price for it. lets say i spend 1500 on materials and 300 on wages... thats 1800. I wouldn't want to spend 1800 to make 400 quid as thats just not worth it.

 

Any advice?

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I price it per metre, it can range from £20 to £120 per metre depending on the style,spec,ground etc.

 

Who did you price your timber from? and what was the price? Stewart timber in cumbernauld is good up your way.

 

if you are spending £1500 materials that is right down to the last nail!!! you are looking at a £3k job on average

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Price by the metre, over 15 m I'd charge 45-75 per metre depending on the type of fence and height etc, you can't really go wrong then. Sometimes it seems dear but I tell myself ( and clients ) that I'm putting in a quality fence which I am happy to guarentee for 5 years. You get people charging low rates for crappy panel fencing and 3x3 posts which are only dug in a foot, I explain that thats not what we do and charge a decent rate.

 

I dont do many though:001_tongue:

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thanks.

 

Yeah i thought 3000 for spending 1500 sounded abiout right. just seems hell of expensive for a fence.

 

 

The outlay is far more than tree work. so feels risky to start with.

 

Do you ask for 50% of payment up front?

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I price it per metre, it can range from £20 to £120 per metre depending on the style,spec,ground etc.

 

Who did you price your timber from? and what was the price? Stewart timber in cumbernauld is good up your way.

 

if you are spending £1500 materials that is right down to the last nail!!! you are looking at a £3k job on average

 

i will chack out Stewert timber. I Suppose it will be be cheaper with trade account.

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thanks.

 

Yeah i thought 3000 for spending 1500 sounded abiout right. just seems hell of expensive for a fence.

 

 

The outlay is far more than tree work. so feels risky to start with.

 

Do you ask for 50% of payment up front?

 

i always supply all materials then invoice at end of job never had any probs being payed before, as above if you do a quality job customer wont mind paying also get recommended for other jobs

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thanks.

 

Yeah i thought 3000 for spending 1500 sounded abiout right. just seems hell of expensive for a fence.

 

 

The outlay is far more than tree work. so feels risky to start with.

 

Do you ask for 50% of payment up front?

 

I have an account for my timber mate so all the money is in before i need to pay for the wood, another point of interest for you, i don't personally use postcrete as i have seen it fail many times its proper old school concrete for me :thumbup:

 

Did you get that new canter Martyn?

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I have an account for my timber mate so all the money is in before i need to pay for the wood, another point of interest for you, i don't personally use postcrete as i have seen it fail many times its proper old school concrete for me :thumbup:

 

Did you get that new canter Martyn?

 

Cheers mate. I was going to use post crete..but whatever does the best job is what i am interested in.

 

No Haven't got canter yet..was going to get finance..but just going to save up cash. don't like having more bills every month.

 

Looking at new Iveco's ( 150bhp ) or landrover tippers now.

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Cheers mate. I was going to use post crete..but whatever does the best job is what i am interested in.

 

No Haven't got canter yet..was going to get finance..but just going to save up cash. don't like having more bills every month.

 

Looking at new Iveco's ( 150bhp ) or landrover tippers now.

 

They are all good motors mate, if there is a concrete plant near you dig all your holes needs to be about 20 and go and get a half cube of concrete saves you mixing it by hand, its about £60 for a half cube so a bit dearer than hand mixing but saves a lot of time.

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