Manhours to build fence

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GreenMonster, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    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?
     
  2. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    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.
     
  3. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
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    About 15 hours with 3 people. let us know how long it took you when your done.
     
  4. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    '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.
     
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    thanks guys. w'ere gonna do it for $1800. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    cool, sounds descent to me, figure smaller fences are $300-700 anyway.
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that just for labor ? If not I'm glad you don't work my area ! ;)
     
  8. lawnsplus

    lawnsplus LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Yeah, labor only.

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

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    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.
     

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