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How much to get single strand electric fencing done by a contractor?

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  • 18-01-2023 5:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5


    Hi all has anybody got electric fencing done by a contractor lately? Have about 1500 meters to do on flat ground in 1 block what at the going rates at the moment? Co galway

    Post edited by charlie575 on


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,662 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000


    Are you supplying materials?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭Genghis Cant


    Got a few quotes last year for a job. ( 3 quotes)

    Creosoted posts 4m apart . High tensile wire . King post each end and as required ( bends , big dips etc)

    2 strands from €2.50 to €3.20 a meter

    3 strands @ €3.10 / m

    He's standing on for this year at that price.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,619 ✭✭✭White Clover




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭Genghis Cant


    Completely ott, but that was the required spec.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,197 ✭✭✭DBK1


    Seems very ott alright. I’ve most of my electric fence posts at 12 metres apart, very handy for spreading fertiliser too, you’re always just aiming for the next stake.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭paddysdream


    That sounds cheap depending on stakes and is that a plus or including vat price.Per 100m you would need roughly 190 for stakes.3 strands is over half a roll HT at 75 so another 35 euro roughly .Add in eggs,gate handles as required and insulators along with a few end posts and turners at bends and materials would easily hit 2.50 per meter.All thats vat included.

    Don't forget labour and perhaps a bit of profit.Its not a lot of work depending on layout of fences esp if its all long runs but a stake at 4m is "slightly" over doing it for electric.



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,662 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000


    Wire is up to 95 now for a roll. 6 for a 2m length of insultube, the junior angle grinder is going to be out cutting insulators off old balls of wire. Anyone price stakes lately? Will be cutting my own out of the forestry. Is it true creosote is being banned this year?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭paddysdream


    Think cresote is going from April so tannalised only available after that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,459 ✭✭✭Jb1989


    Yea going by April

    6 foot creosote hexagons 10 euro

    8 foot creosote hexagons 28 euro


    Tanalised machine finish with 15 year guarantee

    7 euro. And 26 euro.


    2 different co ops in this area.



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