Installing a wooden fence for your compound is actually a great idea and it is not that complicated and neither is it an easy job.
If this is your first time putting up a fence on your own keep in mind that a fence is a long lasting feature for your home so you better get it done right.
Set the posts to about six to eight feet measured to the post’s center and then determine the size and location of the gate and other obstacles you will come by. Before setting the posts ensure there are no obstacles that can hinder construction or damage equipment along the survey line that is where you intend to build your fence. To prevent the post from rotting add or rather pour two to three inches of gravel at the bottom of the posts hole, this will also allow adequate drainage.
while setting the rails it is very important to ensure the level is in perfectly in line and nothing gets out of line. To attach the gate hinges you should preferably use lag bolts especially if your gate is big since it will be able to bear the weight of the gate.
After all this is in place you can now get artistic and paint your fence to match your landscape.As you can get to see wooden fence installation can be done at home without requiring you to get to hire someone to do the job for you.
The biggest factor that determines the cost is the area to be fenced. The height of the fence will also impact on the cost greatly. Materials to be used are the second biggest factor that will affect the cost.Many people usually tend to overlook the site preparation cost until they realize the soil is not strong to hold the posts, come along existing trees along the fence line which requires being cut down.
For those replacing their fence it is advisable and even advantageous to re-use the existing post holes. A general rule to estimating the cost of installation of many home fence installation projects is to calculate the materials cost and double it to determine the project cost when you hire a contractor.
To get the total cost it is better to not ignore any necessary cost that you will pay in order to have your budget right The cheap panels may seem suitable but only for repair purposes and not when you are doing a new or replacement installation.
Doing the job on your own for a common typical home can take up to three days and save you lots of money which you can treat yourself for a job well done, you can even get a few friends to help you out and the work will be kind of fun and enjoyable since you are not doing it all by yourself.