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Terrific job - very prompt, quick worker and really knowledgeable. My fence looks great, thank you!

Fix my white picket fence


Jimmy was really flexible with the timing and is a great job!

Remove temp star picket fence


David was efficient and got the job done!

Cut out picket fence palings


Michelle and Darryl were very reliable and very prompt when it came down to time management. They were friendly, hardworking and very good at what they do. We highly recommend them to anyone needing some handyman work at home.

Remove front yard picket fence and throw materials


I highly recommend James. He arrived on time, did a great job with our gate and was lovely to deal with. Thanks!

Pickets put on existing gate


Fantastic work!

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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.

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Top Picket Fencing related questions

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 carpenterbook 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! 

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

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

Build a white picket fence in garden


Wallington VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Build a white picket fence in garden - Due date: Flexible

New fence replacing existing picket. Require base bricked


Mosman NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2023

New fence to be bricked at base to height approx 4 layers and with metal posts and infill to same height as existing fence - Due date: Flexible

Attach pickets to brick and pole


Bayswater WA, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Attach picket fence to bricks and post, as pictured. Additional to the picket fence pictured, it needs to be extended with the loose pickets pictured. We have two pieces of timber that the pickets can be attached to. You may need additional pieces of timber to join these two picket fences. Additional things to do: We would like the top of the post to be cut (As it is too tall). We would like someone with insurance (and someone who has done this before) to do this. Also we would like more bolts to be drilled into the brick fence to consolidate the other picket fences to that are all pictured. I have pictured what screws etc we will provide, we may need additional bits and pieces. - Due date: Flexible

Erect Chicken Fence with gate. Need fencer.


The Gap QLD, Australia

24th Sep 2023

- we have chicken coop (omlet) - we need rough area of garden fenced off for chicken roaming (approx 60m of fence total) - Ideally with rudimentary gate in the chicken fence - Due date: Flexible

Replace timber fencing pickets with new ones


Cremorne NSW 2090, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Replace old fencing timber pickets with new ones at 1800mm height. Materials are provided. Fence length 60 meters. The existing structure (horizontal rails) and poles can be kept. Part of the fence also needs to have a 60 degree chamfer installed to the top rail to prevent climbing. Dispose of old pickets and materials. - Due date: Flexible

Picket fence with capping supplied and installed


Hawthorn East VIC, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

We require a small fence with capping to be supplied and installed across the front yard of a house being prepared for sale - Due date: Before Saturday, 14 October 2023

Boundary fence and front picket side fence


Wantirna South VIC, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

Boundary side fence 21.6 long x 2.25 high with woven fence extension in back yard 10.5 long Front side boundaries : F l at top cypress picket with capping 1.2 high x 7.5 long x 2 (both boundary sides at front) Also needs demo of old fence and removal Thank you - Due date: Flexible

Timber Picket fence


East Lismore NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Timber picket fence with spear top around the front of the house with an arbor at the front entrance and also rear gate.

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


Elsternwick VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2023

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

One of the post in our (picket fence) front gate is wobbly.


Caulfield East VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2023

One of the post in our front fencing (picket fence) is wobbly. Affecting the movement of the sliding gate. In the middle part (when we want to close the gate) it's stuck (difficult to move). - Due date: Flexible

Hammer Star pickets and connect a pool fence


Gilston QLD, Australia

16th Aug 2023

We need to hammer Star pickets into the ground (roughly 7-10) and connect pool fencing to the pickets with zip ties to create a fence barrier for the kids. Because we have a dangerous retaining wall. Also looking for someone to lay down 5 meters of Astro turf - Due date: Flexible

Tim did a great job with our fence and laying Astro turf. Communication was great. Absolute legend, would definitely use again. Thanks mate!

Is someone able to do a small picket fence similar to this one?


Adelaide SA, Australia

15th Aug 2023

I’d like a small picket fence done for my son’s grave similar to the ones in photos. about 98cm long and 68 cm width, I’ll give out the rest of the instructions once we get in contact. - Due date: Flexible

Ryan did an amazing job, I was very satisfied with his work. He has amazing eye for details and also communicated very well. I’d recommend him to the next person definitely.

Build picket gate for this spot


Kings Langley NSW, Australia

3rd Aug 2023

Need a picket gate built in this spot Don’t have the gate so will need it sorted or built and then installed. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing cannot believe how wonderful Laura is. The best to deal with

Quote for Pickett Fence


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!

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!

Picket Fence


Osborne SA, Australia

2nd May 2023

Looking for someone to put up a number of pockets along my fence line. Wanting to create a white picket fence look. Happy to use the existing metal frame. - Due date: Before Sunday, 7 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

Put picket fencing together


Coolum Beach QLD, Australia

9th Apr 2023

I need someone to put the pieces of the picket fence together. Very easy, no skill required and no tools needed. 21 panels. It takes 10 minutes per panel - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 9 April 2023

Anthony was amazing, helpful, punctual, and very experienced!. Highly recommend.

Front picket fence


Werribee VIC, Australia

30th Mar 2023

Need a new picket fence installed to replace the existing one which has rotted. Happy to paint the fence myself, can get materials from bunnings or happy for you to provide them. Prefer pickets to be 1500mm high. Total length is about 10.5 meters, 7m on one side of the driveway and 3.5m on the other. Don’t need a gate, just the fence with an open driveway. Not sure how much is a normal price, so pop your offer in, either incl or excl materials. - Due date: Flexible