When it comes to planning to replace or install new fencing, it can be difficult to know where to start.  One of the first questions you may ask is “how much is fencing going to cost?”.  In this simple guide, we explain how much you can expect to pay, so you have all the information you need to get started.

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How much should I spend on fencing?

The cost of fencing varies widely and is very dependent on the type of material that you choose.  With options ranging from metal, wooden, hurdle fencing and even PVC, there are options for whatever your budget may be. 

It’s also worth considering the cost of hiring a professional installer to help complete your project.  A professional will be able to install your garden fencing quickly, however it will add to the overall cost.

How much do fence panels cost?

So how much is fencing?  In the UK, you will typically pay between £15 – £100 for a 4ft garden fence panel.  This cost increases with extra height or width, and is also based on the material and quality you choose.  

An economical and eco-friendly option is traditional hazel hurdle fence panels, which cost less than £100 per 6ft x 3ft panel.  Choosing long-lasting, natural hurdles also means that you won’t have to replace your fence panels as often as cheaper quality alternatives.

How much do fencers charge UK?

As well as considering how much your materials will cost, you may wish to employ a professional installer to help.  Professional tradesmen can typically cost anywhere between £120 – £200 per day.  The type of fencing you wish to install, the amount of work required and your location will all affect the cost of installation.

What is the cheapest fence to install?

The cheapest fence to install is generally thought to be PVC.  However, whilst PVC can be cost-effective in the short-term, it isn’t as long-lasting as many other materials.  PVC fencing can be flimsy and fragile, and with exposure to varying weather conditions, may fade or crack.

Traditional hurdles, produced from natural willow or hazel is a good alternative.  Not only does hurdle fencing come in a selection of different sizes and styles to suit almost any garden scheme, it can easily be installed with just a few accessories, such as fence posts and fixings

Hurdle fencing is one of the easiest types to install yourself, so it’s unlikely that you’ll need to pay for a professional installer to help.  This will dramatically cut down on the cost of completing your garden project.