Fencing Prices - 7 wire post batten

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11 years 2 weeks ago #27621 by Lindsay
Hi, we have a small block in Warkworth and have a piece of land we would like to put sheep on. There is a section of fence missing (26.5m) and have had a price from a contractor of $33m ($870) [:0] which after reading some posts here seems rather steep. Can anyone suggest someone on the Rodney area who could be interested? (I know its a small job.) And what sort of price should we be expected to pay? Thanks :)

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379767 by Rothwell
2 strainer at $15 each, 2 stays at $10 each, 4 posts at $10 each, 200m wire at $40, 20 battens at $1 each, 7 wire tighteners at $3 each, staples. So $200 inc GST for materials.
Hand dig and ram posts. Strainers 1 hour each, stays 30 mins each, posts 15 mins each, battens 2 mins each, wires 1 hour. So 6 1/2 hours plus travel. $70 per hour for labour does seem steep unless it will take lots of effort to get the materials to the fence.
I would think that $35 per hour, so about $470- $500 total would be nearer the reasonable price.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379770 by Lindsay
Thanks for that. A bit of research indicates that I may have been quoted Post and rail price. Actually you can drive a vehicle (4wd) right to the site. We are 5 mins from town. This would be a great Sat job for someone.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379897 by BRL
Materials based on current pricing you'd expect around Northland:
2 strainers (2.4 No2) 2 @ $25.00 ea
2 stays (2.4 No2) 2 @ $11.50 ea
Stay block (1.8 No1 half round) 1 @ $7.00
Posts (1.8 No1 - spaced at 4.5m) 5 @ $9.00 ea
Battens - (6 bays, 5 per bay) 30 @ $1.00 ea
Wire, staples - approx $50 worth
Materials come to about $235 + GST, Rothwell is pretty much spot on with the times - a contractor would book out a whole day to do the job by the time they'd travelled out & back.

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