...............................................It Depends....If, you have , a relatively flat property line or gently rolling undulations ....AND....All brush and blockages have been cleaned up where a fence contractor can work I would estimate that to build a "no-climb" , 2x4 wire fence with Welded corners and hbraces it would run around 4.25 afoot . If , you have ROCK that prevents t-posts from being driven , with a regular driver , the builder will have to rent an aircompressor and maybe a bobcat and Predrill each T-post hole with a Rotary Air Hammer Drill which will require the builder to remove the face plates from each tpost and will probably add atleast a Dollar afoot plus the cost of the Equipment rental to the Total Cost . It is 2,174 feet around my 5 acre tract here in northcentral texas......so 4.25 x 2174 feet =$9,240 . The cost factor will be\can be reduced somewhat the more footage that is involved . No Climb , 2x4 , wire fences are very labor intensive to construct and are also the best fence to have around your property line . ....fordy....Bladesmith said:Whats it cost to fence about 5 acres? Nothing fancy, just 2x4 wire and posts...
Boy I wish it was just that cheap here.. for 100' roll of 2 by 4 woven wire (No Climb) is $110.00 a roll, as of last month. (This is not the top end stuff either.) With my luck it has gone up in price.chickflick said:Fordy.. you might want to recheck that math! That sounds outrageous!!!
I am in the process of RE-fencing some around my 'yard' by the house.. it is about 3 1/2 - 5 acres. Now.. the posts are being reused and there is already a couple of strands of barbed around the top .. but $1 per foot sounds about right. I have used this 2 x 4 wire and t-posts for years.. BUT just yesterday the 100 ft. rolls (36") went up from $34 to $42 since July at Tractor Supply!!!! Maybe now $1.50 per foot!
(My $1 per foot figures came from price of posts every 10 ft. and 4 ft. wire.)
I'm with Dawn here - people in our area of the midWest just don't have the kind of money, nor CARE to spend the kind of money that I hear others talking about. Here we have the woven wire field fencing, 330 foot rolls, 47 inches high, at $97 a roll. We get the metal t-posts, 6 foot, for $2.50 - $3 each, depending on where you get them (I've seen them as high as $6 but you're paying for the convenience of not having to drive 1 1/2 hours to the next nearest town with a Menards or Home Depot). My Dh and I found that the railroad people were tearing out the old RR ties and replacing them - not two miles from our house. We talked wit hthem and they were sorting them out for wholesale to places like Menards and HD. We got them at whoelsale prices - $2.60 each - and this fence is going NOWHERE...I'd love to see a combine "accidentally" hit that (yes folks, sometimes the farmers here are rude and deliberately knock down your fences even when they're 10 feet inside the property line). It wouldn't happen again!dawn said:I agree it is alot of work and he puts in ALOT of fence. We live in Nebraska and people are just not willing to pay those kind of prices. Our area is cattle country and people just don't have it. These are the going rates. We'd rather that he charged a reasonable rate and we survive and not charge out of everyones price range and we starve. He builds an incredible looking fence and people keep calling him back,that is worth alot. I do understand that maybe Texas just has different rates and are higher. BUt around here that is just not the way it is. Dawn
Youch! I'd hesitate with that, too! :no: Some days I really love the MidWest...HilltopDaisy said:Wow, Sarah J, the last 2 rolls of woven wire fence I bought were $175 each. They are 4' high, 4"x4", 330' rolls. It's costing a whole lot more to fence my 5 acres than I ever dreamed, and I'm doing it myself, so no labor costs are involved.
.............................dawn said:My husband has a custom fencing business. He charges .22 cents a foot to put in new fence,that does not include the posts and wire. If he builds canyon fence it is higher but normal flat ground is .22 cents. To tear out fence it is .15 cents a foot. Normally he puts in 4-wire barbed wire fence. Different people ask for different things. Government specks are for a 4 wire fence is that the posts HAVE TO BE between 16 1/2 to 20 feet apart ,no more,no less. Varies also what people want. State ground usually puts in 1 steel to 1 wood. The majority of people ask for all wood. So if you were to put in a mile of fence and posts being 16 1/2 feet apart it'd take 320 posts and you could cheapen it up by putting in every 20 feet taking 264 posts. Depends on how many corners and gates you want to put in also as to what it takes. A spool of wire will do 1/4 mile so it would take 16 rolls to do a mile of 4- wire fence. At .22 cents a foot a mile of fence without supplies would be 1161.60 to put in. Costs vary i'm sure according to states and conditions. Hope this helps, Dawn