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This page outlines the various fencing options and gives you an idea of what to consider before choosing the best one for your property.

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tom/eliot

Wooden / Metal / Wire fences

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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 Louise on 10/6/2019

Both Tom & Elliot were very efficient. Work was carried out very quickly & to a high standard. They were also able to carry out the work on a Sunday for us!! I would certainly use them again.

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 JOY on 23/3/2019

Liviu is very efficient, and i am very p!eased with the quality of his work . He put up 20 panels and a gate ,and removed my old fence, They arrived on the day agreed, punctual,and finished the job as stated Would recommend ( i already have,to a work colleague) He's pricing is very fair Left my garden cleared

Building, groundworks,fencing and paving

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Reviewed by Camille on 2/5/2019

Oliver did a fantastic job with replacing my fence. I now have added security and great looking fencing. Would recommend his services to anyone, hardworking and honest!

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 [email protected] on 12/5/2019

Fantastic. Arthur & Michael turned up when they said and made the job look easy. Wish I had contacted them earlier and would have saved myself money. I have asked them to quote for the rest of the fencing & Arthur is very knowledgeable. The panel was short that I bought. Arthur sorted it and has made a wonderful job. Very friendly hard working pair and polite. Would recommend them to anyone who wanted a job done. Thank you so much . Can't stop smiling. Brilliant

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 Jean on 10/6/2019

It was a bigger job than I had thought, ( or had hoped!) when I posted. However, they did a really good job at clearing all of the garden and took away all of the waste, even stuff that had been there for a long time. They also fitted a new gate which seems to be very sturdy and secure. I would recommend and would use again. Jean R.

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 Eilidh on 25/5/2019

Rob and his team worked extremely hard and well. They were polite and thoughtful and asked at every hurdle for my opinion on the decisions necessary to carry out the job. They did extra things for me and did not add to the cost except where extra materials were needed for my additional requests. I was not asked for money up front and only paid on completion. I would use them again if I had need.

Welcome to CJ fencing we work throughout surrey carrying out high-quality work for very competitive pricing. We have a good track record and love building a rapport with our customers. All our jobs are done to a high quality and we have never had a complaint from a job. We take on all types of work from domestic fencing and decking to commercial fencing, to other protects like summer houses, sheds, dog kennels/runs and trellis arches/structures. We love a challenger and enjoy putting our heads together with our customers to complete the desired work exactly how it is wanted. All the timber we use is high quality pressure treated timber. For all general enquiries or to arrange a booking call Cj fencing today

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Reviewed by Adrian on 2/3/2019

Connor was able to visit and give me a good quote to repair a gate so that I didn't have to be there. All the work was completed promptly as promised and everything was able to be done remotely which was just what I needed.

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 Alan on 6/6/2019

We were extremely happy with the trellis work, and John made a gate with a post box attached to our requirements, He arrived on time, and explained all the work he was doing throughout. Very happy with the price he quoted. Will be happy to have him back for any work in the future.

Hi there. I am a local and reliable fencer and landscaper with around 10 years experience. For more pictures please view my profile on Facebook 'Adam's fencing and landscapes'

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Reviewed by Neil on 7/3/2019

Good quality work at a fair price

S&W Fencing ltd is a local family run business who supports veterans in transitioning into civilian life by offering them work. We carry out all of our fencing jobs to the highest standards and to the best of our ability. So if you are looking for a reliable and friendly service look no further. Pay monthly option available.

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Reviewed by Ana-Maria on 1/6/2019

Excellent craftsmanship and work ethic. Very prompt quoting and efficient scheduling of the work. Very fair price also. Worked very effectively on the day, they were super tidy and non intrusive. Extremely pleased with the results and would recommend to anyone! Thank you very much!

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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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