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Recent Picket Fencing reviews in Inner South Melbourne

Daniel and his son did a fabulous job building our picket fence. He knew exactly what he was doing and had all the tools. We love it and I would recommend him for any job. He is a very handy man!!

Build a picket fence

$800

Very flexible and friendly

I need repairs to a picket fence

$300

Laurence did an excellent job. He knew exactly what was needed, was efficient, and was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend.

Fix front picket fence gate hinges

$150

Ryan has been fantastic and great to work with. As a novice house owner his insight and and advice has been invaluable, can’t wait to start our next project with him!

Build 3 small picket pine fences fence fencing

$1,200

I am so impressed with Daniels work. He has done a fabulous Job to build and install the picket fence. Will use again. Cannot recommended him highly enough.

I require a Picket Gate made & installed

$350

Good communication - job done as expected! Cheers

Fix up picket fence

$100

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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 Inner South Melbourne

New picket fence

$100

Cheltenham VIC, Australia

20th Feb 2024

I need a new front garden picket fence including gate to carport installed. Pic 1 Side of Driveway : 5.52m Pic 2 Front Fence : 6.4m Pic 3 Front Gate : 3.12m Pic 4 Side Fence : 2.3m Counted 195 paling boards in total paling board height 1.6m I would need the tasker to purchase the materials (as I have no experience in what is required) and deliver materials wooden posts, pickets etc to site. Price offered is to commence communication only. I would require tasker to come to my house in advance and formalise quote. I will need to know exactly what materials you are using and see photos (reference of previous similar work). Require at time of formal quote a "Start and Finish" date. I have no issue with paying a fair and reasonable fee for quality / timely work. Thanks

Repicket fence

$350

McKinnon VIC, Australia

14th Jan 2024

Hello Have a front picket fence that has the horizontal posts and pickets all rotten and needing to be replaced (in photos the ones in white) Green posts that are in the ground are fine. Looking to have someone remove the old, supply and install the horizontal beams and pickets. size : middle 180cms Side 495 cm Material wood and also includes reinstalling letter box from old fence to new No need for painting - Due date: Flexible

Help Build a Picket Fence

$300

Brighton VIC, Australia

12th Jan 2024

I need an experienced handyman, who can help build a front fence and a few other woodworking tasks. Fence frame completed, mostly needs pickets. More than one days work for the right person. $50 per hour. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 13 January 2024

Timber picket fence and gates

$1,000

Glen Iris VIC, Australia

8th Nov 2023

New timber picket fence 1400mm high approximately 15.5m long (including gates). Exposed posts pyramid head. Plinths, archboards, rails and capping in treated pine. 1No. Tulip motif board in every panel. Indented splayed pedestrian gate (1m wide) half way along and automatic single car (3.2m wide) sliding gate (in the same style but steel frame) at driveway. Screw fixings throughout. Concreting of posts to be included and preserved with waterproofing. Gate hardware to be included automatic gate motor can be excluded if easier. Painting excluded. Last five (5) photos included are indicative of what I’m after. First three (3) are the old gate which is getting removed and all scrub cleared by the end of this week. - Due date: Flexible

Very methodical and precise with the fence he has built for me! Job well done!

Build new picket fence

$5

Murrumbeena VIC, Australia

30th Oct 2023

Description: Our old fence has water damage and is falling apart. We need a new one. There is a tree sticking through one of the sections, but our body corp will be taking that out for us. I've made a quick video to get an overview https://capture.dropbox.com/7M91UahauqszyUkl We need: * Removal of existing fence * Installation of new picket fence, approximately 12 meters long and 1.6 meters high. * Paint to match existing and other properties in block * Cleanup and disposal of all waste materials For your offer: * Cost breakdown for materials and labour * Estimated time for project completion * Pics of previous fence projects if possible - Due date: Flexible Budget: Flexible

Picket fence, 12 m including automated sliding 3m garage 1 m gate

$5,500

Elsternwick VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2023

12m 3m sliding garage automatic 1m gate Picket fence - Due date: Flexible

Timber Paling & Picket Fence

$4,000

Dendy VIC 3186, Australia

29th Aug 2023

I’m looking for someone to do some fencing at my place, see the attached: • Approx 22lm of paling fence with 3 gates (hardwood palings) • Approx 10lm of picket fence with 1 gate - Due date: Flexible

Installing picket fence front gate

$200

Hughesdale VIC, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

I need a front gate installed. I already have the fence/ gate. It is the cream coloured one in the pic provided. 2 gates to be installed on brick Posts. Gates are approx 1.45m wide. Posts will need to into brick pillars. I have the hinges and material ready to go. The gates will need to be secured to a wood piece that is needed to be secured to the brick posts that are existing. - Due date: Flexible

Excellent to deal with. Upfront and direct. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

Need picket fence and gate repaired and painted

$400

Malvern East VIC, Australia

10th Aug 2023

I have a picket fence that needs repair (or replacement)on many of the pickets, the gate needs some parts replaced and the whole thing needs painting. Looking for someone who has good experience with picket fences. I suspect this will need a quote in person to review how many pickets need full replacement, how many can be repaired and painted. - Due date: Flexible

Fabulous to work with Greg - high quality work

Build a picket fence

$7,000

Glen Iris VIC, Australia

22nd Jun 2023

15.2 metre wooden picket fence with entry gate and auto drive way gate, 1.5m in height, capped pickets with pyramid posts. Old picket fence also needs to be removed.

Quote for Pickett Fence

$5

Sandringham VIC, Australia

15th May 2023

Quote to build a 2m x 15m wide picket fence with gate. - Due date: Before Thursday, 18 May 2023

Great communication. Friendly punctual and courteous!

Picket fence has rotted plinth and post

$5

Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia

10th May 2023

Picket fence needing plinth and post replacement due to rotting - Due date: Flexible

Remove picket fence panels from fence posts, leave posts

$100

Highett VIC, Australia

14th Feb 2023

I need all the fence panels including cross beams only removed from the fence posts, but leave the fence posts in place. The unpainted panels are held in place with hex screws, you can see in the photo, and normal phillips head screws hold the white painted panels and gate. You do not need to remove all the pickets, they are attached to the cross beams. You will need a circular saw to cut some of the cross beams though too. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 14 February 2023 - Due date: Before Friday, 17 February 2023

Hammer 4 metal pickets

$50

Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia

12th Jan 2023

Only need help hammering 4 pickets into the ground so I can build one side of a fence with chicken wire.

Excellent job and easy to deal with. Highly recommend!

Picket driveway gates

$1,000

Malvern VIC, Australia

11th Jan 2023

Need 2x swinging picket driveway gates. Width between existing posts is 2880. Need to a quote including material. - Due date: Flexible

Capped picket fence

$100

Edithvale VIC 3196, Australia

11th Nov 2022

Looking for quotes for a capped picket fence (similar to pic), approximately 20 metres long with a pedestrian gate too. Removal and disposal of old fence also required. - Due date: Flexible

Fencing. Replace existing front and side paling picket fence.

$3,200

St Kilda East VIC, Australia

19th Sep 2022

Please quote on the following fencing job. Refer photos for indication of job. 1/ Remove and dispose of existing fence. 2/ Side fence. Supply and install all new. No painting. Standard timber paling fence. Replace as per existing height. 37m long. Access is along a laneway. So good easy access. 3/ Front fence. Supply and install all new. No painting. Lower Picket Fence. To replace as per existing design. We won’t do the slight angle section as before. Just finish slightly short and keep the entire fence straight. Will be adding a motorised gate later. 10m total length. Job location: St Kilda East - Due date: Before Friday, 30 September 2022

Picket fence update

$500

Bentleigh VIC 3204, Australia

22nd Aug 2022

We have a picket fence in place and would like to improve privacy by installing some backing boards to close off the gaps. Looking for someone who has experience and ideas on how to do this. - Due date: Flexible

PVC picket fence installation

$1,000

Bentleigh VIC 3204, Australia

13th Aug 2022

Approx 11.5m wide front fence One small gate for pathway and 1 gate for driveway, with latch. 4.8m fence dividing 2 townhouses as well. Inbuilt letterbox Height 1.65m - Due date: Flexible

Letter box installed on a new picket fence

$80

Mentone VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2022

I want to get a letter box installed on the picket fence. I already have the letter box. It is brand new picket fence and thus the picket fence needs to be cut first for the installation of the letter box and then the letterbox needs to be installed. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 31 July 2022

Good bloke mate. took good care while executing the work.