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Recent Picket Fencing reviews in East Melbourne

"Anthony was excellent to work with, very quick and efficient and nice to deal with. Our new fence turned out really nice thanks to Anthony."

New picket fence


"Fantastic job building a picket fence for our house. Will definitely use him again for other work. Hard working and great attention to detail."

Picket fence needed at side of house


"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


"Mat was great to work with. Clear communication and punctual. he made sure that the task was completed to a high standard."

Straighten gate in picket fence & leaking tap


"Excellent job replacing fence pickets, professional quality workmanship, efficient and on time and a pleasure to deal with."

Replace 7 fence Pickets


"Fabulous job. Prompt and professional. "

Replace broken picket


What's the average cost of a Picket Fence Contractors in East Melbourne

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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

Need a new picket fence


Camberwell VIC, Australia

7th Jan 2022

here are the requirements: 1. remove and take away the old wiring fence (~45 meters in length and a 1 meter max in height) 2. install a new picket fence ~45 meters in length in total at ~1.4 meters in height), including a new gate in the front fence. - Due date: Flexible

Side gate picket fence


Blackburn VIC, Australia

2nd Jul 2021

To fix picket fence on side gate. I have the pickets. I need someone to fix two upright posts and two horizontal beams and also attach gate which is also got pickets

Build a front picket fence


Blackburn South VIC, Australia

13th Jun 2021

Front fence approx 15m with a pedestrian gate and an electric driveway gate

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

Picket fence repair


Camberwell VIC, Australia

9th Feb 2021

Replace section of fence like-for- like, including posts and pickets. Approx 9 m. Materials and labour + disposal of old fence.

Install a picket driveway gate


Mont Albert North VIC 3129, Australia

10th Dec 2020

We purchased a driveway gate (photos attached) and require a professional to install it for us. The gate will wedge between a brick house and a fence which is in not so great condition, an extra post for the fence side may be required. There is a small nature strip on either side which will allow for digging as required.

Picket fence repair


Balwyn VIC, Australia

14th Aug 2020

Broken posts on a pick et boundary fence

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

Make my new picket side gates and attach a digiloc


Kew VIC, Australia

16th Apr 2020

I need two side gates made: steel frame wooden pickets. Each gate will need a digilock installed because my kids keep losing the keys! The previous gates were kind of attached to the house. These new gates will need a post put in. I’ll post photos soon

I need to get a quotation to install a picket fence (10 meters)


Burwood VIC, Australia

19th Nov 2021

My existing fence is broken and need to replace the fence. Appoximately 8 to 9 meters - Due date: Flexible

Need picket fence and gate


Balwyn North VIC 3104, Australia

24th Jun 2021

Approx 20 metres fencing required. Haven't formally measured.

I need picket fencing


Kew VIC 3101, Australia

27th May 2021

Please provide a quote for a new paling fence as per attached sketch to run along our driveway, from front brick fence to house, similar to the example below:- - 1.5m high feature picket fence with header board with matching header and plinth and exposed pyramid head post (as per example below) - Runs approx. 6.3m along length of driveway - Allow for gate at intersection of house with veranda No urgency so you can choose when it suits you to do the project.

Small Picket fence/gate installed in East


Box Hill South VIC, Australia

7th Feb 2021

Looking to get some idea of quotes for a client. Looking to install fence & gate. as well as lay some instant turf and remove a small tree.

Picket fence repair


Blackburn VIC, Australia

2nd Dec 2020

Need rotted posts and pickets repaired/replaced on front fence.

Picket fence removal and new


Blackburn VIC, Australia

11th Jul 2020

Existing – Removal (Cream fence) and disposal (reuse letterbox) New – (Grey fence example in pic) Fence – New fence is to be in the style of (grey colored example pic) Length - Fence current 1st pic is 8.1 metres, Fence current 2nd pic is 2.7 metres, Fence current 3rd pic is 2.2 + 1.9 metres. In total around 15 metres. Pickets - Current fence has about 150 pickets. New pickets to be 900mm in height. Posts - Current fence has 9 posts. Does not need the routered groove near the top as in (grey fence pic) Plinth Board along the base - Around 15 metres Top timber – Around 15 metres Delivery – To be in one week in advance of the install so that a primer and one coat of paint can be applied by home owners.

New picket fence build


Balwyn VIC 3103, Australia

10th Jan 2022

Build a new picket fence. Approximately 19m. - Due date: Flexible

Remove concrete slab and picket fence


Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

24th Oct 2021

Break up and remove non-reinforced concrete slab. Approx 10m2. remove low picket fence and non-concreted fence posts. 7 sections of fence, each 2.5m in length. - Due date: Before Sunday, 14th Nov 2021

On time. Great work. Very impressed.

Build a picket fence


Canterbury VIC, Australia

15th Jun 2021

Build a picket front fence as per the attached plans (slight amendment - we will break the long section into 4 sections, rather than the 3 sections shown on the plans). Total fence length is 13.5m, with picket height set at 1250mm, and the plinth angled to adjust to the fall in ground level in each section. 1 steel frame pedestrian gate and 1 letter box to be included, along with 9 posts including the posts at either end of the fence, and the gate posts. Pickets and posts are to have arched tops, as per the attached examples (paddle pop style). Rails and plinth to be morticed in the middle of the posts as per the attached photo. Posts to be minimum 100mm x 100mm, pickets to be ~80mm wide. Photos of the area where the fence will be installed are shown at the red brick house. Pedestrian gate posts will be installed in the middle of the existing path. Posts to be installed by digging a hole (I will cut through the pavers if needed). The existing yellow paving will be paved over on completion of the fence. We are looking to start ASAP, but equally happy to start later if the right Airtasker is available..

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

Picket fence


Balwyn North, Victoria, Australia

6th Apr 2021

8 meter white picket fence w posts across front garden of house. no gate needed. please quote supply and installation seperate if possible?

Picket fence


Hawthorn VIC, Australia

13th Dec 2020

4m wide x 1.5 m height picket fence Victorian style

Need to fix a picket fence


Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia

7th Nov 2020

Hi, we have a picket fence that has deteriorated and now the door is unable to close. We are looking for a carpenter that can re-align it, replace broken parts and paint (if needed)

Good guy, detailed work and prompt service. Thank you Max

Fencing - paling and picket


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

14th May 2020

We need some paling fencing done, some with sleepers at the bottom to act as retaining walls. One paling fence of 41m at 1.95m One paling fence of 15.25m which must be done as per engineering re drainage etc. as it has some retaining on a boundary. One capped picket front fence of 15.25m with gate Possibly also an 8.5m paling fence with retaining as per engineering.