Cost to hire a Fence Installer on Bidvine

£25 - £26

National average price

£25 - £26  National average range
£25 - £26



Your estimate

How much does fence installation cost?

Jul 17, 2020

The national average rate for fence installation in the UK is £20 to £25 per hour. The overall price for your fence installation will then depend on the time that is needed to complete the project and the materials purchased for your fence. Keep in mind that the average hourly rate for fence installation may also vary based on the fence installer's experience.

Fence Installation Costs

UK National Minimum Cost£20
UK National Maximum Cost£25
UK National Average Cost£23
Average Range£20 - £25

Included in This Price Guide

Why Hire a Fence Installer?

Having a top-quality fence is the best way to keep your garden or outdoor space secure and private. You want to be able to enjoy your garden in private, whether you're sunbathing or gardening. Also, in a properly fenced backyard, children can play safely, your furry friends can enjoy roaming around your space, and you can keep out unwanted people and animals.

The price of fence installation can vary considerably based on the type of project that you are looking for. There are several things to think about when having a fence installed. Keep in mind your budget and some of the following points, and this will help to inform how much you should be paying for fence installation.


Type of Fencing Project

The cost of your fencing project will depend on what you want doing. For example, you may wish to revamp your current fence or give it an update. This is going to be less costly than installing a new fence or completely replacing an existing fence.

Also, a fence will affect the value of your house. If you decide to sell your home, high-quality fencing will increase its value.

Materials and Style

Fences come in all shapes and sizes. Well, not quite, but you need to think about the kind of material that you want for your fence, as this will affect the price and the quality of your fence. Do you want wood, steel, iron, or vinyl? What kind of style do you want for your fence? How high do you want it? Keep in mind that you need planning permission for fences of a certain height (see below for more information).

It may be tempting to opt for cheaper materials but consider the durability of your fence. The last thing you want is your fence blowing down in a storm because you picked the cheapest material. Material quality is the key when you want a fence that will last.

You also want to consider the aesthetics of your fence. It might be durable, but a steel panel fence might not go with your neighbour’s wooden decking. Does your neighbourhood have a certain kind of fencing? You may want to pick a material and style that will fit in with the design of your neighbourhood. If so, this may affect the choices that you have available when it comes to materials. Have these kinds of issues in mind when making decisions about your fence installation.

There are lots of different types of fence panelling. Try to find a fence installer that will give you plenty of options so that you can choose the perfect fence for your property.

The material may also affect the privacy and security, for instance, wood or vinyl fences are not see-through, which will offer you more privacy, and also if you have dogs, will stop them barking at neighbours or passers-by.

Permits Needed

You should double check with the council whether you need planning permission to install a fence in the UK. Often this is not required. For example, as long as you don’t live in an open plan or shared development, you do not need planning permission for fences less than two metres, or less than one metre if it adjoins a road or footpath.

Property Boundaries

Fences can prove a tricky project depending on your neighbours. Some neighbours will be very amenable and may even share the costs of installing a fence on a shared border. Other neighbours may need more communication, especially as the look of your fence may affect them, or they may have to do work in their garden if they have plants up against your border. Make sure you have the right information about where the borders to your property are.


Some fence installers may require the entire cost in one go, but some professionals or businesses may offer financing. This may have an impact on how you pay for your fence installation.


Check with your fence installer about whether your fence comes with a warranty so that you can have confidence in your project.


The length of your project will affect the cost. If you just need some repairs, it won’t take as long as if you need an entire fence installing. Also, removal of old fences will also take time, and this may increase the cost of your project.

Ensure that you communicate with your fence installer, and when getting quotes, also get an estimate of how long the project will take.

Experience of Fence Installer

Make sure you hire a fence installer who has good reviews. Bidvine has a database of top-quality, local professionals with plenty of reviews, meaning you can feel confident in their work. Always ask for references and pictures of their past projects so that you can feel sure that you are hiring the right person for the job.

Because you are working with borders which may affect your neighbours, it’s vital to make sure you hire a capable fence installer who will be sensitive to the needs and wants of your neighbours, as well as delivering you a high-quality project. When you speak to the fence installer for the first time, check that they are friendly, polite and helpful.


Prices will vary depending on where you live in the country. Services in the south of the country may be higher than in the north. Keep in mind that hiring local will provide pricing you are familiar with and is a more cost-effective option as your interior designer won’t need to travel as far.

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Fence installation costs can vary depending on the scope of your project as well as where you live and the quality of materials that you select. Remember that quality is vital for a great fence installation project. A good fence is an investment into your home, so think carefully about what you want to get out of your project. And remember to talk to your neighbours!