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Recent Picket Fencing reviews in East Melbourne

Peter built a front fence with solar powered driveway gate and a pedestrian gate. I would highly recommend Peter, he was reliable, prompt with all his responses, and brilliant workmanship, he went above and beyond. The end product was better than I had ever imagined, thank you

Build a front picket fence


On time. Great work. Very impressed.

Remove concrete slab and picket fence


Good job that started well but was a bit disappointing towards the end - not eveything was primed as agreed and the fitting of the gate latch fitting was ordinary.

Replace picket fence 7 m


Communication was very good. Presented on time and had a clear plan about the job and completed the work efficiently and with care and quality

Picket fence repair


Manny is an absolute legend…if he quotes on your job, hire him!!

Build a picket fence


Paul was great with communication and adaptable with working around timing. Great work and exactly what we were after. Would highly recommend.

Install matching timber picket gate


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What do picket fencing services include?

Picket fencing installation services generally include the entire process, from marking the fenced area to hanging up the gate. This covers bringing the necessary tools for the job. 

Some Taskers may offer related services, such as purchasing the materials from the hardware store on your behalf, talking with utility companies to make sure they don’t hit your water or power lines, and even processing the building permits. When it comes to the actual installation process, this is how it will usually go for each project:

Digging the post holes

Once utility lines have been marked, and the property line has been defined, your Tasker digs a 25 cm (10 inch) diameter hole with a shovel. They'll dig as deeply as possible without hitting any wires, pipes, or lines. After they hit around 81 cm (32 inches), they'll start setting the first post. 

Next, the fence installer adds 20 cm (8 inches) of soil and ensures the post is level. They'll pack the bottom of the post with soil using a tamping bar and then add 20 cm more soil. They'll do this until the entire hole is filled, making sure that the post stays level. Finally, the fence installer uses a mason's line to measure and position the corners of the fence. 

Setting the post holes

Your Tasker then slides the panel's rales into the first post's mortises, adjusting until the top rail is level. If the post has no mortises, the installer props the panel up so that the bottom is 5 to 12 centimetres off the ground and the top rail is level. They'll check if each side is level, then screw the rails to the post.  

Your fence installer proceeds to check the gaps between pickets and between a picket and post. Next, they'll fill in the post holes and ensure that each part is level and plumb. Finally, they'll secure the rail with screws. Afterwards, they'll repeat this step until all the fence panels have been secured. 

Setting up the gate

The first gate post is installed pretty much like the first fence post. Your Tasker then measures the gate's width, adds around 4 cm, then digs the hole for the second gate post. Just like with the fence posts, they'll fill the hole, tamp it with soil, then check that the post is level and plumb. 

Picket panel installation

After this, they'll install the fence panel on the side of the second gate post to stabilise it. Then, the installer uses wedges to level the gate. After lining up the pickets and leaving a two-inch gap between the gate and post, they'll hang the gate and screw on the hinges. After checking the gate swing, they'll put on the latch and nail caps to the post tops. And that's it! You can now do a quality check on your new picket fence, then send the Tasker on their way.

Recent Picket Fencing tasks in East Melbourne

Require or repair a picket fence


Templestowe Lower VIC, Australia

21st Apr 2024

We have a picket fence that needs repair or to be replaced. The posts and cross beams appear to be rotten but the pickets can likely be reused.

Repair sections of picket fence affected by rot


Canterbury VIC, Australia

17th Nov 2023

Front picket fence - 10-12 years old. Pickets in excellent condition but rot in some crosspieces and one upright. Needs to be dismantled in sections, timber replaced and undercoated, followed by repaint - Due date: Flexible

New period picket fence approx 12 metres , 8 posts one period gate


Hawthorn VIC, Australia

8th Nov 2023

Replace a picket fence prior to new driveway. Currently 8 posts , one gate pickets are hardwood height approximately 1.2 metres posts and one metre pickets. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Re-align front picket gate


Camberwell VIC, Australia

30th Oct 2023

Re-align front gate so that it can lock - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 30 October 2023

Philipp was quick and efficient and completed the job to a high standard. Thanks.

Picket fence built with electric gate for cars


Templestowe Lower VIC, Australia

27th Oct 2023

Looking for expressions of interest and quotes for a 14-15m long picket fence to be built (no paint, we can do that) including an electric gate where we park our cars plus a pedestrian smaller gate. Photos include the front of our property, last photo is the design that we would like. 1.2m - 1.5m in height - Due date: Flexible

New picket fence install & electric picket drive gate


Hawthorn East VIC, Australia

27th Sep 2023

New picket fence installing roughly 9m & 1m wide gate in the middle. Electric gate on the right (for drive) roughly 3.4m Including materials and painted. - Due date: flexible

Picket fence and electric gate


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

9th Aug 2023

Front fence and electronic gate Pedestrian gate Picket fence or similar - Due date: Flexible

New timber front fence, using old pickets richer in good condition


Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

29th Jun 2023

Timber front fence using old pickets which are in good condition - Due date: Flexible

Picket front fence repair


Camberwell VIC, Australia

16th May 2023

Pickets in good condition Need to replace 3 post caps that have fallen off and replace a couple of backer rails. - Due date: Flexible

Repair front timber picket fence


Camberwell VIC, Australia

10th May 2023

Require minor repair/service of existing timber picket fence. To repair some loose sections and likely replace timber cap on the sliding gate section. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 13 May 2023

Excellent service very reliable will definitely use Tom again!

Pick up dog panel and star picket jammer !


Doncaster Heights VIC 3109, Australia

4th Mar 2023

Hi I need the dog panel picked up from a factory I'm bayswater and delivered to North warrandyte. Also a 600 mm star picket slammer! - Due date: Needs to be done on comjng Monday March 2023 or today.

Fix picket fence


Kew VIC, Australia

27th Dec 2022

A few palings have become loose/detached due to rusting nails. The wood has split on one small paling above letterbox, may need repairing. - Due date: Flexible

Highly recommend! Very punctual and got the job done

Front fence, flat top picket. 1.2m high


Burwood VIC, Australia

13th Nov 2022

We want a 1.2m high fence on either side of our drive way. Simple picket fence ( but with flat top not pointed). Left side is 7m right side is 5.5m Husband can assist in digging stump holes. We have some wood for the stumps already but quote should include rest of the wood. To be built 3125 Burwood/glen Iris area. - Due date: Before Sunday, 20 November 2022

Replacing Existing Brick Fence To Flat Top Picket Fence


Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia

3rd Sep 2022

Need quotation to Supply Labour, Equipment & Materials To Demolish & Dispose Existing Brick Fence, & Replace With Timber Flat Top Picket Fence & 2 Gates (Total Length of Fence Is Approximately 30m) - Working plans will be provided. - Supply labour & material to barricade footpath, provide plastic sheets for masking public concrete footpath during works. - Supply labour & equipment to demolition of south & west sides brick fence (including the existing footings if required in corporate with new fence), and dispose all the demolished & excavated materials from site. - Supply labour & equipment to fill up soil and compact back the excavated area for new fence. - Supply labour, equipment, tools & other materials to erect new fence (Only timber materials will be provided by me). - Supply labour & equipment to dig out holes for 19 Nos. fence posts. - Supply concrete (approx. 10bags x 20kg), sand & aggregates (approx. 0.5m3), and labour to mix with your own portable concrete mixer, and pour to new fence post footings. - Supply labour, tools & materials (eg: galvanised screws, nails, brackers, etc.) to erect new timber flat top picket fence & 2 gates to complete the job. - Supply labour, tools & materials to patch up all damaged concrete ground around the new fence with concrete. - Supply labour & equipment to clean up, remove, dispose off-cut materials, and other debris from site. - Perform scope of works to a high quality of workmanship; both structurally & aesthetically.

Picket fence extension with gate


Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

20th Aug 2022

Continuation of picket front fence to continue down 3 stairs and clise front yard off with a gate - Due date: Flexible

Picket fence installation and new front decking


Ashburton VIC, Australia

16th Jul 2022

Need professionals to install new capped picket fence with letter box. Size 13 m x 1.2 m. Evacuate old front deck and install a new one. Size W3.5m x D1.5 m x H0.6 m Brick wall next to the current deck needs to be knocked down.

Replace picket fence 7 m


Hawthorn, VIC

29th May 2022

7m of 900mm pickets + barge boards on bottom and gate per photo below Include letter box and installation of house number - both can be provided Remove old fence To be done asap but before 20 June Quote in person pls to firm up price and task etc. Experience and insurance needed. Txs

Good job that started well but was a bit disappointing towards the end - not eveything was primed as agreed and the fitting of the gate latch fitting was ordinary.

5-7 picket railings and a 150mmx150 Post!


Ashwood VIC 3147, Australia

31st Mar 2022

Repair 5-7 pickets and a 150mmx150mm post - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 26 March 2022

Install new picket fence


Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

22nd Mar 2022

Install new picket fence with automatic gate - Due date: Flexible

Install matching timber picket gate


Kew VIC, Australia

16th Feb 2022

Hi, We live in a townhouse and want to install a gate across the existing opening. Existing central posts are sturdy but showing minor signs of rot at base, but I believe posts have a bit of life left in them yet. Each end of existing fence appears to be mounted to brick walls. We need to keep fence to existing style due to body corp rules, but would like a matching gate to close off opening, as well have a small dog. Space between brick walls in photos is approx 3-metres. Longer fence side near door shown in photos is 1280mm in length from garage to edge of post, 1100mm clear open space and then short length of fence at 650mm. Height to top of pickets is 1150mm, with post knobs extending above that. After a cost to install a suitable timber swing gate complete with gate latch ASAP.

Paul was great with communication and adaptable with working around timing. Great work and exactly what we were after. Would highly recommend.