There is no easy answer for How Much It Costs to Build a Fence.
There are many factors to work out before a price can be determined.
DIY or Hire
Are you going to build it yourself or hire a contractor to build the fence? Hiring a professional might sound more expensive, but think of the time you will save. Also, if you don’t have all the tools required, you will need to possibly rent or borrow them.
Length of Fence
Typically a fence is installed to close in a backyard or keep people from cutting through your front yard or a pet in your yard. You will need to determine the length (linear feet) of the fence to install.
Is the fence for just the backyard or front yard? or Both. The city of Regina has a Community Standards Bylaw regarding fences. There are limits to how high a fence can be in the back and front of your yard. As well as how close it can be to your home and your neighbour’s house.
Height of Fence
The higher the fence, the more material you will need. A fence can’t block the sightlines of your neighbour’s views or their ability to pull out of their driveway. The city of Regina has a Community Standards Bylaw regarding fences. There are limits to how high a fence can be in the back and front of your yard. As well as how close it can be to your home and your neighbour’s house.
Permits & Surveys
There is an old saying that “good fences make good neighbours”. But that can quickly go awry if you build your new fence on your neighbour’s property. As well, there might be certain types of fence material that might not be useable in a residential neighbourhood.
Demolition of Existing Fence
Is there an old fence currently where you want the new fence? Taking down an existing fence can take time and money. Taking down the old fence will have to be discarded. You will probably have to rent a portable garbage bin, hire someone to haul it away or make several trips to the garbage dump yourself.
Check with your Neighbours
First and foremost, you need to check with your neighbours before you build or demolish an existing fence. Make sure the fence is yours to take down. Make sure your neighbours don’t have anything mounted to the fence on their side or have pets that will be off-leash in the yard.
Type of Fence
There are many types of fencing materials. Wood, Cedar, Vinyl, Chainlink, and Wrought Iron to name a few. Some fence materials will equire more maintenance than others. Keep this in mind as you may want to consider the cost of maintenance every couple of years compared to a higher build cost with less fence maintenance.
Style of Fence
Just as there are a lot of fence building materials, there are as many or more styles of fence styles.
Number of Gates
When you are planning your fence, it is very important to think about access to your property. Chances are you will need a