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GreenMonster
04-02-2006, 12:00 PM
I know, I know, this probably doesn't belong here. But, I think the opinions I want will likely be from those in this forum.

224' linear of fencing, 6' stockade preassembled panels. 6x6x8' p/t posts.

Fencing is broken into 4 sections.

1. 132' straight
2. 32' straight w/ 4' gate
3. 24' straight w/ 4' gate
4. 36' striaght

Post holes will be done with auger on a skid steer.

How many total manhours would you quote? We'll work in a team of 3?

bigviclbi
04-02-2006, 08:13 PM
Teams of three are good, If you have an auger even better. With an auger figure 15 min. a post to set and nail. We usually charge $35.00 a post for labor on stockade fence and $75.00 for post with gate. I'd say $1300.00 for labor on the fence, should get it done in a day. That's for me of course, you might be able to get $1500.00-$1700.00 I don't know.

StBalor
04-02-2006, 10:16 PM
About 15 hours with 3 people. let us know how long it took you when your done.

cedarcroft
04-03-2006, 01:05 AM
'round here my fence guy gets $10 a linear foot for stockade. as for the man hours, with a bobcat and auger and 3 guys nailing/screwing, I think that thing will go up in less than a day. (assuming good access etc) The gates will be the biggest time consumer.

GreenMonster
04-03-2006, 10:45 PM
thanks guys. w'ere gonna do it for $1800. I'll let you know how it goes.

Ramairfreak98ss
04-10-2006, 10:20 PM
thanks guys. w'ere gonna do it for $1800. I'll let you know how it goes.

cool, sounds descent to me, figure smaller fences are $300-700 anyway.

neversatisfiedj
04-11-2006, 07:44 AM
Is that just for labor ? If not I'm glad you don't work my area ! ;)

lawnsplus
04-11-2006, 10:31 AM
Here we have another issue, all fences are two day jobs...

First day we layout the posts and dig, then we need to wait for hole inspection before setting the posts, minimum 42" of concrete, and quickcrete has been banned by almost all local ordinances.

The next day we set the posts, and build the fence, a compressor and 2 framing nailers make short work of this.

We have two guys build the fence and the third doing cleanup / hauling materials. Always stick build our fences out of rough sawn cedar.

The fence you describe above we would get around $5000 for.

Hope that helps.

GreenMonster
04-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Is that just for labor ? If not I'm glad you don't work my area ! ;)

Yeah, labor only.

Don't worry. I rarely get accused of being inexpensive (unless I blow a bid).

bigviclbi
04-11-2006, 07:38 PM
God $5000.00 seems steep. I get the sections for $25.00- $35.00 #1 cedar and posts $10.00. Good for you guys though. I am definately getting better prices on my pavers but it seems my fence bids have been too high which doesn't really bother me. We still get the jobs cause we do both, but here 80% of the fences are vinyl.

orionkf
04-11-2006, 09:36 PM
Approximately 4k for PT, 5k for cedar, . $1800 labor is in the basic range I see here. 3 guys, 2 days, easyily, barring major unforseens. I'd never do panels unless it was dead flat, and the HO insisted., and the rails were 2x's, and even then, hesitantly.

BCF
04-11-2006, 10:11 PM
Three guys can should be able to slap that up in a good day with three guys, assuming the digging isn't horrible. You do have a hard dig clause dont you? I try and get $55/hole plus some for the gate(s).

lawnsplus
04-12-2006, 01:14 AM
Approximately 4k for PT, 5k for cedar, . $1800 labor is in the basic range I see here. 3 guys, 2 days, easyily, barring major unforseens. I'd never do panels unless it was dead flat, and the HO insisted., and the rails were 2x's, and even then, hesitantly.

If the homeowner insists they can hire someone else, I know my fence will be there in 10 or even 20 years the panels will not last that long.

Vinyl is getting popular, but it looks silly on hilly areas

We wont do it though.

orionkf
04-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Vinyl is getting popular, but it looks silly on hilly areas

We wont do it though.


Don't do it on hills, or don't do it period?

I think it looks fine on moderately hilly areas. Haven't really done one on a very steep slope but the vinyl we use will rack several degrees, so the pickets stay plumb.