Fencing is generally charged on a per-meter basis and might vary from R600 to R8000 per meter. This price will include labour and the material to construct the fence. For an accurate estimate contact, Local Pros today and an agent will visit you and give you an onsite obligation-free quote.

Factors Influencing the Costs of Fencing

If you are planning to fence an area most probably you will want to know how much it might cost. Fencing is charged per meter and the final cost of your job will depend upon a variety of factors including:

  • What type of fence do you want to install?
  • Does the fence require painting afterwards?
  • How large the area is that you want to fence?
  • Whether you have an existing fence that needs to be gotten rid of?
  • Any additionals like gates and fence energisers and security solutions like CCTV cameras.
  • Location of the fence installation 
  • Prep work and terrain difficulty

On average fencing can cost between R600 and R8000 per metre, depending on the type of fence you select. You can anticipate paying R600 – R1200 per meter for a treated pine fence, R1800-R2400 per meter for a hardwood fence, R4500-R6000 per meter for a wrought iron fence, and R4000-R8000 per meter for a sandstone wall. Follow this link for palisade fence prices.

How are fencing expenses calculated?

Fencing is generally charged on a per-meter basis and might vary from R600 to R8000 per meter. This figure will typically include materials and labour. A treated pine fence will be at the budget end of the scale, while wrought iron, hardwood, palisade and clear view fencing will be at the premium end of the scale, with brick and vinyl someplace in between. Here is a guide to the cost of having a fence installed.

Fencing Prices by the metre

Keep in mind that these prices are the average prices and include both material and labour but exclude preparation work like removing an old fence or levelling ground for fence installation.

  • A typical treated pine fence costs from R600 – R1000 per metre
  • For a hardwood fence, expect to pay R1800 – R2400 per metre.
  • A tubular metal fence or palisade fence costs between R900 and R3500 per metre.
  • A slated pine fence costs between R1000 – R2500 per metre.
  • A wrought iron fence costs between R4500 and R6000 per metre.
  • R5500 – R8000 per metre for a Sandstone parameter wall.
  • R3000 – R6000 per metre for hardwood fence with sandstone accents
  • A clear-view fence can range from R1500 – R2000 per metre 
Wrought Iron Fence



Hiring a fence contractor

When it comes time to hire a fence installer, take some time to make certain they are the right person for the job. You can ask them the following questions to help determine if they are a good fit:

  • Are you qualified and certified to perform the task?
  • Are you and your team insured to perform the task?
  • Do you guarantee the fence and your other services rendered?
  • How long will the project take to complete?
  • Can you supply me with a detailed itemized quote?
  • Do you have any references that I can follow up on?
  • Are there any previously completed projects that I can inspect?

Want to know just how much your fencing project might cost? Connect with a vetted Local Pros partner for a personalised quote today!