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Recent Picket Fencing reviews in Inner South Melbourne

"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


"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


"Can’t recommend Peter more highly! We are so happy with our new fence! On time, on budget! :) "

New Picket Fence


"Very flexible and friendly"

I need repairs to a picket fence


"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


"Fast and efficient, job done perfectly, thank you!"

Fix 5 pickets on fence


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

$150 - $820







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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

PVC picket fence installation


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

Cut down picket fence, dig out posts, and remove


Highett VIC 3190, Australia

24th Nov 2021

I need this fence knocked down, 8x posts dug out, and all of it removed. Sandy soil, not hard, leave the holes. See photos…I’ve already removed the gates and knocked down some. I would like the rest removed this weekend or early next week.

Sam did a great job, very happy with the result! Good communication, friendly, and hard working...thanks again :)

Repair front picket fence


Chelsea VIC, Australia

29th Oct 2021

1. Picket fence repair - add in a couple posts and reattach the existing components, one of the posts to attach to the gate. - Due date: Before Saturday, 6th Nov 2021

Build front picket fence


Glen Iris VIC, Australia

15th Sep 2021

We are looking to put a front picket fence on our property. No gates just fence and letter box. Very similar to the picture. Would like a quote please.

Steven is the most incredible tradesman. So precise, checks in with you about design and specs and very proud of his work. I will be using him again and recommend him to everyone. Our fence is of top quality.

Attach pickets to fence frame


Parkdale Victoria, Australia

15th Mar 2021

This is a very simple carpentry job! We would do it ourselves but are very time poor this week, its approx an hour long task, though would prefer 2 hours spent to get it right Objective: Attach new pickets to approx 3m of fence, ensure they are evenly spaced and straight It is simply to remove current pickets which are nailed once into mid support of fence and reattach the new pickets, nail in middle and screw to top and bottom back boards of fence They need to be straight and even, so it needs to be measured properly and spaces marked

I need picket fencing


Glen Huntly VIC, Australia

1st Feb 2021

Replacement of wooden picket fence - 25 Meters Approx Replacement of Brush wood fence - 10 Meters Approx * MATERIAL NOT SUPPLIED*

Fix up picket fence


Bentleigh East VIC, Australia

30th Nov 2020

My picket fence is broken in certain areas, I’d like someone to do some repair work on it. Please see pictures for more info. I’ve just put a token budget in, feel free to propose what you think is reasonable.

Good communication - job done as expected! Cheers

Letter box installed on a new picket fence


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.

Repair picket fence


Glen Iris VIC 3146, Australia

9th Nov 2021

Repair picket fence. The top timber cap needs to be replaced plus on pole needs to be replaced also. - Due date: Before Friday, 10th Dec 2021

Picket Fence - Brick fence removed


Malvern VIC 3144, Australia

27th Sep 2021

Removal of 70cm high brick fence and replace with picket fence approx 1.2m high. Approx 30m, price per Meter please. - Due date: Flexible

New picket fence


Hampton VIC 3188, Australia

27th Jun 2021

Construction of a picket fence with gate. 1.5m high and 18m long in total. Could also include demo of old fence if possible. Please quote separately.

I need picket fencing


Brighton East VIC, Australia

4th Mar 2021

Repair damaged picket fence from fallen nature strip tree. One post on electric picket gate needs repairing/replacement as well.

Repair of side picket fence


Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia

11th Jan 2021

Need someone to repair side picket fence. See photos. Picket has come off and posts need resetting or potentially replacing Total length 1.8m Gate 900mm Height 1.2m

Picket fence update


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

Install star pickets


Caulfield North VIC, Australia

4th Jan 2022

I have 14 star pickets to knock into the soil. I need someone who has a star picket “ driver “ to come and knock them in( 1.8 metres long)

Picket fence replacement


Malvern VIC 3144, Australia

5th Nov 2021

Picket fence ~7 metres long and 1 metre high with a swing gate and letterbox. - Due date: Flexible

Manny is a diligent and careful contractor who was a delight to work with. Highly recommended.

New picket fence


Kew VIC 3101, Australia

17th Sep 2021

Looking for a fencer to put up a new picket fence and gate. Wanting Cypress Pine. 6700 long 1600 high Don't need to paint as I can do myself. Thank you

I need picket fencing


Glen Iris VIC, Australia

25th Apr 2021

Tall white with electric gate and a small gate 15 m

Picket gate alteration


Brighton VIC, Australia

28th Feb 2021

I would like 2 lower half pickets removed from gate (on either side of iron filigree) to give a small dog street vision.

Fix front picket fence gate hinges


Carnegie VIC, Australia

16th Dec 2020

Front picket fence gate hinge has snapped. Scope of works required: 1. Supply replacement hinges. 2. Remove and replace hinges. 3. Reattach gate.

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