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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 Ipswich

Need to replace picket gate post and gate.


Forest Lake, QLD

25th Sep 2022

Post which holds the gate is rotten and needs to be replaced. would like to change the gate too.

New Picket Fence


Doolandella QLD 4077, Australia

20th Nov 2021

Need new Picket fence for front of house with driveway sliding gate Approx length 23m Fence height to be 1.2m

Put up a 16 metre chainlink fence ont star pickets


Redbank Plains QLD, Australia

20th Feb 2019

I need a Handyman to put up a chain link fence fr me with star pickets. Must have previous experience putting up a chain link fence. Task will need to be completed end of next week by 3rd March...

Repair 20m leaning picket fence


North Tivoli QLD 4305, Australia

4th Feb 2022

Fence is 20m long, starting to lean in various places. Will need to be resecured and optionally repainted. It has one small gate. - Due date: Flexible

I need around 70 star pickets fixed to a fence


Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia

4th Feb 2021

I need around 70 plus star pickets put in and fixed to an existing chain wire fence! Also a couple of corner stays maybe four posts need them! We would also like a top wire pulled through and a restrain is possibly needed!! I’m in Karana Downs please let me know if you’re interested?

Front Picket Timber Fence and Bottom of House Timber Slats


Woodend QLD, Australia

16th Nov 2022

Replacement of front picket fence. Just front section of the photos. Need 5 hard wood posts and pickets. Can reuse existing gate. 10m in length. And timber slats that extend from bottom of verandah to ground. Need rails for this and timber slats. 10m in length. Area shown in 2nd last photo. Example of what is wanted in the last photo. - Due date: Flexible

2 metre fence and 2 gates (picket)


Woodend QLD, Australia

22nd Dec 2021

I need a picket fence 2 metres high Around 60 metres. I need a price per metre. No painting required.and 2 gates. If my $2500 is not enough please quote. - Due date: Flexible

Star picket Driver


Bellbird Park QLD, Australia

9th Aug 2020

Looking for someone with a star picket driver to use for 4 star pickets for a temporary fence.