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Recent Picket Fencing reviews in Melbourne

Victoria and her team were fantastic. The job turned out to be a lot more difficult than first thought but she was very professional in dealing with the situation. Very reliable and good work ethic and the end product was great.

Construct a windsor style picket fence


Jonathon was awesome. Attention to detail. Very particular about doing a great job and cleaned up every night. We’re really happy with the fence!

Build Picket Fence


Done a great job building a picket fence for me No dramas

Build picket fence


Nick was a nice guy and great Airtasker. Good communication, arrived with all the tools required, was able to troubleshoot issues quickly and completed the task efficiently. Thanks Nick!

Replace section of picket fence


Job completed ahead of schedule, to a very high standard. Fidel is easy to deal with and an overall great tradesman.

Replace a front picket fence


Excellent Work thank you Paul. Paul diligently followed all instructions and made a galvanised steel framed cypress picket pedestrian gate, fitted with 2 x locks and it is exactly what we wanted. Looks great thank you Paul!

Steel framed Picket gate, measure, supply, install


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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 Melbourne

Replace picket fence baseboards and 5 pickets, fix gate


Coburg VIC, Australia

17th Mar 2024

Need 4 baseboards replaced on a picket fence. There are also 5 pickets that need to be replaced and a gate fixed up so that it closes.

Picket Fence Replacment


Clifton Hill VIC, Australia

2nd Mar 2024

Replacement of small picket fence including the gate. Includes replacement of a posts including a shared post. Pics attached. Fenceline is about 3.8 meters long, gate is about 600ml or so. No painting required.

Supply n install 6-8 star pickets and wire to prop garden fence


Northcote VIC, Australia

14th Feb 2024

Supply n install 6-8 star pickets and wire to garden fence

Picket fencing


Brunswick VIC, Australia

12th Feb 2024

Need a new picket fence and changing direction of a gate

Help repair leaning fence using star pickets


Prahran VIC, Australia

1st Jan 2024

We have a standard 1.8m paling fence, the posts at rear are leaning away from us towards neighbours property. I have 1.8m star pickets x 10 and driver, hoping to drive them in on our side and support the old fence to be vertical using metal ties. - Due date: Before Friday, 12 January 2024

Great job, much appreciated, thanks Mark!

Fence durable picket fence


Armadale VIC, Australia

23rd Nov 2023

Quote on picket fence replaced Locking gate - Due date: Flexible

Remove,install new picket fence, gate, driveway gate.8m frontage


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

12th Nov 2023

Picket fence, pedestrian gate, sliding driveway manual gate (3.3m) Total 8m frontage Thankyou - Due date: Flexible

Driveway gate - Windsor picket


Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia

3rd Oct 2023

Hello, I’m looking for someone to create and install a new driveway manual swing gate, Approx 2.8m wide. Steel frame with Windsor pickets on front, with post to seamlessly match the existing fence so when it’s closed it all looks the same. Supply of materials and labour required. Painting not required within the job. Happy to be contacted to come view the area, measure and then quote - Due date: Flexible

Replacement of Front Fence. I9 metres of picket fence with gate


Northcote VIC 3070, Australia

25th Sep 2023

Replacement of Picket Fence with Gate. Length of fencing is 19.2 metres and height is about 1.15 Metres. The old fence has been demolished and I will supply the bulk of the pickets. I want the frame erected first, with chamfers on the feature posts and base boards - Due date: Flexible

Repair 2 picket gates and a post


Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

11th Sep 2023

I have a picket gate which is falling apart...frame has rotted and a post that is rotting. 2nd gate dragging along ground due to movement..just cut abit off the bottom. I will eventually get a new fence, once other repairs are done to the property. - Due date: Flexible

Picket-style fence built


Coburg VIC, Australia

9th Sep 2023

Picket-style fence built, 1.5m high, approx 27m long, with footpath-width gate - Due date: Needs to be done after Thursday, 23 November 2023

Picket fence build or repair


Middle Park VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2023

Picket fence post/s wobbly. Rails rotten. Fence section needs replacement . - Due date: Flexible

Need a picket fence installed


Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia

12th Aug 2023

Need a beige picket fence installed. The length is roughly 10 to 11 metres. Just looking for something simple that does the job. - Due date: Flexible

Build picket side fence with gate


Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

1st Jul 2023

We're hoping for a quote to build a side picket fence with two parts and 1 gate. The first side fence needs to be 130cm long. The second 292cm (including gate). We're hoping for approx. 180cm tall (or standard for taller fence) with a classic picket top. Cyprus/good quality wood preferred. Matching gate. We will install hardware and paint. - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Extend picket gate to attach to side of house


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

10th Jun 2023

Picket gate to be built / extended reusing existing gate materials where possible. The purpose is to increase the gate width to allow a bike to be stored down the side of house. 1) post to be removed 2) gate extended 3) latch to be attached to side of house Fence post to be removed and gate to latch to side of house. 900mm wide 1500mm height

New picket front fench


Thornbury VIC, Australia

2nd May 2023

I'm after someone to put up a picket front fence. Our house has a narrow frontage (7.62m) We need both fence and gate included. Quotes should include labour and materials.

Install Letter Box to Picket Fence and repair 1 slat on gate


Albert Park VIC, Australia

2nd May 2023

1) Install new letter box (the silver one) to picket fence. Need somebody with carpentry skills to take about 5mm off the bottom slats so that the box fits and then it’s a simple installation per photo of instructions. 2) Professionally reattach slat to gate and straight up slightly so that latch closes smoothly. See pictures. - Due date: Before Friday, 5 May 2023

Picket gate repair


Armadale, Victoria, Australia

20th Apr 2023

Hi Nick are you able to repair a picket gate size of the driveway? I have the picket that’s fallen off and quite a few of the other pickets are loose..

A prompt efficient and lovely experience with Nicholas Thank you and best wishes

Picket fence


Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

19th Apr 2023

We are looking for quotes for someone to instal us a picket fence in our single fronted Edwardian . I have posted photos of the fences I like and two photos of the current fence. This would need to include removing current fence. - Due date: Flexible

Repair and paint my picket fence


Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

17th Apr 2023

My picket fence is in need of repair and repainting. Most of it appears to be in good condition, but some of it appears to be rotting and will need fixing/replacing, before repainting the entire thing. It would be helpful if you could inspect in person to provide a quote. - Due date: Flexible