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"Ben is a nice guy and was very particular in installing some pickets on our new fence. However he obviously had a lot on sometimes didn’t turn up or a..."
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Carrum Downs VIC
"Wonderful worker. Very diligent and thorough. I cannot speak more highly of Fidel and I highly recommend him."
"Ryan did a fantastic job, his work was beyond what I expected. He was easy to deal and went out of his way to complete the task. I would recommend him and use him again. "
Create a gate in an existing steel picket fence
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"Roy was a nice young man, arrived on time and did the job well"
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"Could not be happier with our fence and gate...have booked Chris for lots more!"
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If you’d like your vision of a nice picket fence around your property to happen without the hassle of finding a nearby installer who’s within your budget, put in a request via Airtasker. Our platform helps you find picket fencing installation near you within minutes! Plus, you can dictate the budget and read dozens of customer reviews before you book.
First, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the task post. Indicate your location, budget, and any details about the picket fence you want installed. This includes the estimated length, colour, and material. Then, select “Get quotes” and wait for offers to flood your screen. From here, you can read customer reviews and find a Tasker who best fits your needs.
Once you find a picket fence installer you like, select their offer, and you’re good to go! If you’re ready to look for a trusted picket fence installer near you, tap the “Post a task” button on this page.
The standard spacing between pickets on a picket fence is 6.35 cm (2.5 inches). Meanwhile, fence posts can be spaced up to 2.4 meters (8 feet) apart. To properly install your picket fence, consider booking a local picket fence installation service near you. Need to upgrade your home security? You can find an outdoor lighting installation expert through our platform.
To make a picket fence, you'll need safety equipment, string, stakes, a post hole digger or auger, tape measure, fence panels, a post level, and gravel. You can purchase these materials at your local hardware or have a fence installer near you do the shopping and installation. To start finding a fencing specialist near you, tap the “Post a task” button on this page.
To install a picket or lollipop fencing, determine the post height, then dig the holes. Next, place the first fence post and add the concrete mix. Once the concrete is cured, install the fence stringers at the bottom, middle, and top of the first post. Finally, install the fence pickets. If this is a wooden picket fence, you'll also want to apply exterior stain and sealer to improve the look of your fence and protect it from the elements.
It usually only takes 1-3 days to install a picket fence, though, of course, the specifics of a job can affect this range. To get a more accurate quote for your picket fencing request, we recommend including the length of your desired fence in the task post. If you’re working on a tight deadline, the Tasker may also bring in extra manpower to finish the job on time.
Yes, you’ll need to provide the materials for installing your picket fence. You can purchase these beforehand or ask the picket fence installer to buy them on your behalf. The budget in the task post is just for labour, not for the materials. On the other hand, upon agreement, your Tasker can provide the tools for installing your fence, such as the level and auger (post hole digger).
A picket fence installer may not necessarily be able to do these tasks, but you can also use Airtasker to find a local carpenter, book a handyman, or consult with a home security system specialist. Just like booking a fencing specialist, all you need to do is fill out the task post with the details of your request. Within minutes, you’ll get offers from local experts who can put up your tool shed or home security system!
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paddington QLD, Australia
3rd May 2021
Hi all, I need my old fence posts and star pickets removed, I’ve got 8 fence posts and 10 star pickets in total, which you can see in the pictures as shown in the pictures. Posts have 30-40cm diameter of concrete at the base. Job completed anytime Tues 4/5 to Fri 7/5 Job is located in banyo 4014
Lane Cove North, New South Wales, Australia
2nd May 2021
Remove one existing picket in fence. Supply and Replace it with a new one and cut to match existing ones. See photo. Dimensions are approx: 1.77m x 100mm x 12.5mm
Glen Iris VIC, Australia
28th Apr 2021
Our pickets on our picket fence have rotted and all need replacing. The fence is broken into 7 segments. Each segment between the brick uprights is 171cm wide. There are 25 pickets in each segment; making a total of 175 pickets. The current pickets are flat top with measurements: 110cm H, 42mm wide and 25mm thick. I am open to the picket replacements being slightly different measurements. The cross beams appear in good order and possibly do not need replacing. Photos attached. Quote need not include painting.
Brunswick West VIC, Australia
14th Apr 2021
Have all the materials and have demolished the old fence so just need a fence good builder to complete the job.
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!
Brunswick East VIC, Australia
1st Mar 2021
Replace a front picket fence. 14.9 metres total length, 1 metre high. Painting not required. Gate not required. Treated pine pickets, rails and plinth.
Job completed ahead of schedule, to a very high standard. Fidel is easy to deal with and an overall great tradesman.
Pascoe Vale VIC, Australia
23rd Jan 2021
Remove old hardwood fence pickets and replace with new treated pine pickets. I have 75 3 meters treated pickets ready to go, will need to get more.
Great job, great communication, will use again
Merewether NSW, Australia
11th Jan 2021
The gate has been bent off its hinges and needs repairing.
Completed really well, good communication, arrived on time.
Thornbury VIC, Australia
3rd May 2021
Repair or replace corner post in a picket fence
Marrickville NSW, Australia
1st May 2021
Remove metal fence and gate, replace with timber picket fence and 2 x gates. 1.2m high, 5.5m length (L shaped). Marrickville
Ivanhoe VIC 3079, Australia
26th Apr 2021
I'm looking for someone to dig 8 post holes for a picket fence. Approx 500mm deep to fit 2.4m x 90x90 posts. Gas pipe location has been marked. Unsure of exact locations of any other pipes/cables. Ready to go when you are.
Matthew was quick and efficient, great to work with. Thanks mate
Bonogin QLD, Australia
15th Mar 2021
I havn't measured it, but I'd say around 200 metres in length, over several runs. It's been wet, so an ideal time to do the job. We are moving out and I've just had surgery, otherwise I'd do it myself, but having said that, I'm time poor. Job is for removal of posts & coiling of the long lengths of wire - the stretchers can be cut off and put in a box, with the rest to be taken away and disposed of by the tasker. We wish to keep the posts, longer lengths of wire, and stretchers.
Absolutely outstanding. Very nice guy, worked his socks of getting this done for us, would not hesitate in recommending. Prompt, fast, polite and with a can do attitude - very very happy - thanks Zayvian
Woodbridge WA, Australia
16th Feb 2021
Picket fence needed Rear abs front of property Rear near studio building 750mil Carport fencing 10 meters Front Side near meter box - 970mil Replacement front fence - 4.5 meters 5 fence posts and broken fence to be removed All materials provided
Was very pleased with the work. Came at short notice and finished a day before deadline Highly professional and incredibly hard worker. Went out of his way to accomodate our move mid job as well. Highly recommend
Preston VIC, Australia
23rd Jan 2021
The top hinge of the front picket fence has snapped. Scope of works required are: 1. Remove and replace top hinge 2. Re-align and re-attach gate. Hinge will be supplied but would appreciate if you could provide some recommendations on what’s best to purchase from Bunnings.
Cal was very punctual, clear in his communication and did a great job in fixing our gate. It almost feels like we have a new gate now! Happy to recommend Cal for future jobs.
Melton VIC, Australia
4th May 2021
I am looking for someone to install a picket fence I am happy to supply the materials One side is 4.1 metres long and the other 4.8 metres long for the front yard Obviously price will differ depending on whether I stalling and supplying or installation only
Bathurst NSW, Australia
2nd May 2021
I need a picket fence built, it is approximately 11.5m long and will need to be 0.9mm heigh. Preferably only skilled/ experienced persons only. I live in Bathurst and price is obviously negotiable within reason, date is also negotiable.
Bassendean WA, Australia
30th Apr 2021
New picket fence installed around front garden of street facing property. Needs car gate, front gate and letterbox.
Stafford Heights QLD, Australia
17th Apr 2021
Require star pickets and wire to be installed into backyard. Will supply materials - pickets, wire and tensioners. Around 35m fencing in total. Have marked and set up guides to make it easy to install. Pickets every 1500mm which have been marked out and small 1000mm allocation for a gate in the fence line.
Great work! Great communication and very quick.
Yarraville VIC, Australia
10th Mar 2021
We have a 40cm opening down the side of our house. We want to get a white picket gate installed that hinges open so that the side can still be entered. The picket fence would be ~6ft high x 40cm in width and would be attached to the house. It would also have a latch to be closed. I have attached a picture for reference.
Excellent job. Friendly service
Mount Gravatt East QLD, Australia
6th Feb 2021
Construct a wooden picket fence approx 30 metres with entrance gazebo . All materials supplied byo tools
We could not be more impressed with Mitch’s attitude & work . Thank you
Newport QLD, Australia
18th Jan 2021
Please see photos for instructions and fence. We’d like old mailbox removed and new one installed. A hole will need to be cut into fence to accommodate the new box. Would like done this week, any day after 4pm.
On time, and did a quick, great job. Thanks!