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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 Sutherland Shire

Raked picket fence required


Heathcote, New South Wales, Australia

16th Mar 2021

Approx 8 metre picket fence on sloping front boundary require. Fence to be raked.

Build picket fence- mailbox


Dolans Bay NSW 2229, Australia

28th Oct 2020

Hey there, my name is Sarah. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Dolans Bay NSW 2229, Australia. What do you need done? Carpentry What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Front yard What would you like the handyperson to work on? Build a picket fence (800mm long by 1100mm high) and install mailbox in fence (mailbox to be provided). Remove old letterbox (stand alone) that has been cemented into ground.

Building a picket fence


Engadine NSW 2233, Australia

7th May 2019

I need someone to build a picket fence and gate across the front of my property.

Build a picket fence 12 meters long in front yard


Taren Point NSW 2229, Australia

3rd Feb 2021

I would like to build a front picketed fence on my front yard

I need picket fencing


Bangor NSW, Australia

25th Oct 2020

I would like a picket fence with a gate placed onto a tiled entry way to keep a small dog in.

White picket fence supplied and installed etc


Engadine NSW 2233, Australia

1st Jun 2021

Fence qoute at 6 Marlee Road Engadine. Would be good to see first. Total fencing needed is to cover 58m (57.96m). Within this metrage will be a standard entrance gate and a driveway gate. The image attached shows this. The drive way gate is standard size and will need a qoute for non-electric and also electric to compare. -60mm white flat top picket fence. The post to be the same so they look hidden. Spacing minimal maybe 20mm? -maybe partially 1.5m on the north side and then as it wraps around drop down to 1.2m. -fence to be painted and finished. -anytime availability, no dead line

Front picket fence


Grays Point NSW, Australia

25th Jan 2021

Approx 35 meters of picket fencing to be installed. Please send quote.

Erect a star picket fence with possible brushwood


Sylvania NSW, Australia

17th Oct 2019

6 metres of brushwood fencing to be bought and erected from near side of house to colorbond fence (6 metres away). Star pickets to be used as it will be a “temporary” fence construction. I’m trying to keep my animal in yard and not in the road! Thanks, Nerida