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Hi , i am fence erector and if you need a fence or advice regarding your fence then I can help you, I can promise that we arrive on time, very efficient from beginning to the end and the work always finished to a high standard with attention to detail.

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/1/2019

Really impressed, came when they said they would and worked hard to complete and excellent job!

Anyjob want to make life easier for you! We are a reliable and friendly business; who pride ourselves on being efficient and offering a bespoke service to each individual customer. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs in gardening and fencing. Some of the services we offer are: Gardening; Lawns; Sheds; Fencing; Slabbing; Decking Services; Landscaping; Garden Clearance; Hedge Trimming; Garden Maintenance- on a one off or regular contract; and much much more... We aim to ensure all jobs are completed in an allotted timeframe and ensure excellent housekeeping at all times. All products we use for fencing and decking are pressure treated from a very reliable company- to ensure you have the best quality wood. We have experience in installing a wide variety of fencing styles and also offer garden fence repairs to existing fencing. We strive to maintain a high standard of customer service and have consistent communication with our customers. You will be provided with a visit to quote for your job, an email listing the job requirements and an estimated date of completion. You can count on our team to take care of a wide range of gardening work- from a complete overhaul to a few simple garden maintenance jobs which are required to make the garden complete. We cover an area up to a 40 mile radius.

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 29/10/2018

Excellent job. First rate tradesman. Would certainly recommend.

We have over thirty years experience in 1st & 2nd fix carpentry ,internal and external from wardrobes and shelving to fences and decks.

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Reviewed by Derrick on 18/1/2019

Thanks John...

We are a family run landscaping company established in 2009. We are clean, tidy and professional in everything that we do. Our prices are incredibly competitive and our work is of the highest standard.

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Reviewed by Julie on 12/1/2019

Brand new fence Brilliant job Nice friendly guys who turned up on time did a fantastic job , very professional Quote was very good no added extras even though we had a problematic decking to work round Would definitely recommend them

Building, groundworks,fencing and paving

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Reviewed by Ify on 7/1/2019

Would recommend Oliver without reservation. He showed up when he said he would, was totally professional, got the job done and cleaned up afterwards. I could not be happier with the finished product and the lack of drama in getting it done.

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A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

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Reviewed by Ian on 5/1/2019

Tom did a great job on the new fence. Fast, efficient, tidy and a very good service. Would definitely recommend and I have already hired him for a few more jobs!

Driveway & paving specialist...... - All aspects of paving - Patios & Pathways - Landscaping & turfing - Fencing & gates - Brickwork & Sleepers - Concrete base - Drains & manhole repair Lift & relays & extend paving all undertaken and repair work. I'm the perfect driveway specialist with 11 years experience.

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Reviewed by tina on 8/1/2019

Markis a hard working person , always accomodating. we had a pleasure to have him repoiting our patio, he did an excellent job, and i would be happy to use him again

Lockwood fencing does security fencing and gates and garden fencing and gates we don't do gardening thanks I've been doing fencing since 1982 and I decided to go it alone about 3 years ago and I have been getting plenty of work in thanks rated people

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Reviewed by Brock on 4/1/2019

Arthur did a great job installing gates on both sides of our garden. He was efficient, reliable, and his price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.

At Yorkshire smart paving we take pride in our work from full garden landscapes too grass cuts. we work all year round sun or rain we try our best too make the customer happy. we are a quality reliable gardening / building service that are here too help in any way too turn a project garden in to the garden that you want. call today for a free quote

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Reviewed by richard on 18/1/2019

Richard erected a new garden fence for me and I am very pleased with the results. It's a top quality job for a good price. He turned up on time (which is always a plus point) and got on with the job without any problems. I would definitely recommend him for both his workmanship and his friendly approach. I would have no hesitation in using him again for future jobs.. Thanks very much.

Gudfort fencing ltd have been erecting fences for 25 years in the South Wales area, all timber is bought directly from saw mill to save customer money,no job to big or small professional work always and no money upfront until all parties are 100% happy.

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Reviewed by Joel on 15/1/2019

Good value and communication, work appears to be done to a high standard and no mess left behind.

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Wooden / Metal / Wire fences specialists - what you need to know

Fences can be fitted in a range of different styles to suit a range of different needs. The right fence can create useful borders, provide security or offer privacy from neighbours. Or, you might simply be looking to section off areas of your garden, creating specific spots for vegetable patches or play equipment. Whatever your needs, a gardener can help you choose the best material and design, to make sure your fence serves its purpose, looks good, and blends in with its surroundings.

Wood fencing is most popular for domestic use, with panels inserted into the ground, usually at a depth of about 45cm. Wood is more affordable and less imposing than its heavier weight counterparts but will vary depending on the height of your fence and the quality of wood used. Once installed, your gardener can paint and seal the panels to suit your taste. Wooden fences can fall foul of bad weather and local wildlife from time to time, so some moderate upkeep will be required over the years.

Chain link fencing serves as an excellent deterrent for thieves or vandals and will be of interest to those seeking a fence for security purposes. These fences comprise metal chains that have been meshed together and attached to concrete (or sometimes metal) stability poles. They are commonly used to enclose recreational spaces or sports facilities, such as tennis courts. While fairly unsightly in their naked state, they can be painted to soften the overall look.

Metal fences range from aluminium to wrought iron. Aluminium is a relatively low maintenance option and is considered a good and attractive alternative to wire. It’s not recommended for areas where severe weather is an issue. 

Wrought iron allows for more intricate or bold designs but will require significant upkeep. A fence of this kind will need to be sanded and repainted every two to three years, so it's important to take this into consideration when choosing materials.

Offering solid security, wire is more commonly used for industrial fencing. You may opt for square mesh or netting, with gardeners increasingly recommending a PVC coating. This coating protects your wire against the elements, prevents rusting and offers slightly more choice in terms of colour and finish.

If properly installed, a fence can last a lifetime, so it's important to choose the right gardener - and ask the right questions.

If your fence will be dividing your property from that of a neighbour's, it's common courtesy to consult them before any work begins.

Cost of fencing work

Various factors can impact the overall cost of your fence. The number of panels / posts, the material used and the condition of the ground will all affect quotes. Occasionally work is needed to prepare the ground, prior to installing the fence, which will increase labour costs. Your gardener will almost certainly charge more for painting and sealing.

Costs do not usually include the disposal of old fencing, so if this applies be sure to ask your gardener to consider this in their calculation.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

No specific qualifications are required of a gardener but some will have experience with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Certificates in Practical Horticulture.

You may be just as happy to choose your gardener based on personal recommendation. It's always a good idea to ask for examples of previous work.

Planning permission for fencing jobs

If your fence forms a boundary with a listed building or land, you’ll need planning permission. Permission will also be needed if your fence is over 2 metres high, or runs alongside a public footpath or highway. More detailed information can be found on the Planning Portal.

Insurance for fencing work

All reputable tradespeople will have Public Liability Insurance, as standard. No additional insurance is needed for fence installation.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  1. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  2. How long is my fence guaranteed for?
  3. How much will you charge to fix the fence or replace any damaged panels?

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