Cost to Install Wood Privacy Fence

Updated: March 2018

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Wood Privacy Fencing Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1″x6″ premium construction grade fence boards. 2″x4″ top and bottom rail. 4″x4″ posts. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
27 linear feet $313.76 $435.20
Wood Privacy Fencing Labor, Basic
Basic labor to install wood privacy fence with favorable site conditions. Layout post locations. Dig post holes up to 3′ deep. Set wood posts in concrete at 8′ spacing. Install 2 horizontal rails between posts and nail 6′ tall by 6″wide fence boards to rails. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
27 linear feet $313.76 $435.20
Wood Privacy Fencing Job Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install wood privacy fence including: fasteners, post concrete and connectors.
27 linear feet $313.76 $435.20
Wood Privacy Fencing Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 8″ diameter post hole auger, 12″ miter saw, pneumatic nailer and portable concrete mixer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
27 linear feet $313.76 $435.20
Option: Remove Fencing
Remove rails and panels. Remove posts and concrete base – at spacing no closer than 8 LF. Remove materials from premises. For wood, vinyl and cyclone fencing to 6 FT tall. Material cost includes dump fee.
27 linear feet $313.76 $435.20
Wood Privacy Fencing Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
27 linear feet 5.90625 6.71875
Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals – Cost To Install Wood Privacy Fence
Average Cost per Linear Foot

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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 25 linear feet, the cost to Install a Wood Privacy Fence starts at $22.08 – $35.98 per linear foot. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Wood Privacy Fence – Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of wood fence new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project – before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Wood Privacy Fence Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Wood Privacy Fence Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems – or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Wood Privacy Fence Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Wood Privacy Fence – Unit Price References

  • Unit Pricing Data: Menards Fencing Materials and Supplies Menards, Mar 2018, Website
  • Unit Pricing Data: Home Depot Fencing Materials and Supplies Home Depot, Mar 2018, Website
  • Unit Pricing Data: Lowes Fencing Materials and Supplies Lowes , Mar 2018, Website
  • Unit Pricing Data: Master Price List Flooring and Supply McCoys, Mar 2018, Website
  • Unit Pricing Data: Surplus Lumber Online Store Northcal, Mar 2018, Website
  • Consumer Product Guide The American Fence Association, Jul 2012,
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Text Glencoe/McGraw-Hill; 6th edition, Jan 2003, Mark Feirer, John Feirer, ISBN 007822702X
  • Consumer Product Guide The American Fence Association, Jul 2012,
  • Manual of Standard Estimating Practice American Society of Professional Estimators, Jul 2012, Editorial Staff

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