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Fencing contractor: Range of services

There are various different fencing and boundary services that you might decide to offer your customers. Below are some examples:

  • wooden fencing such as post and rail, stockade, closeboarding and larch lap panel
  • wire and mesh fencing including welded mesh, chainlink and post and wire
  • steel and wrought iron railings, hoardings and vertical bar fencing
  • concrete sectional fencing
  • special security fencing, for example steel palisade and anti-climb barriers
  • noise reduction barriers
  • ornamental trellising
  • temporary fencing for building sites, outdoor events and so on
  • hedge planting, cutting and laying
  • stone walling
  • gates and gate posts
  • woven hazel and willow hurdles and fences

You might decide to specialise in a particular type of boundary product - for example livestock fencing, motorway barriers or anti-intruder products.

As well as carrying out new installations, you may decide to offer a fencing repair and maintenance service. This type of work can include reinstating damaged boundaries, renewing sections of fencing that are beyond repair and treating wooden and metal fencing to prolong their life. There may be demand for a 24 hour emergency service to repair storm and accident damage to certain types of fencing.

Other services

You could offer your clients a complete package of landscaping, gardening and estate management services. Some examples of related services that you might decide to offer in addition to fencing work include:

  • general landscaping, excavation and horticultural services
  • decking and other outdoor timberwork
  • sheds and outdoor buildings
  • agricultural equipment and plant hire

Some customers may want to buy fencing materials and products like treated timber on a supply-only basis for their own DIY projects.

Added value services

You may want to offer your customers a range of attractive 'added value' services and features. These might include, for example:

  • free surveys and estimates
  • a design service
  • a guarantee on all work - this could be insurance backed for extra peace of mind
  • recognised quality standards, for example all work done to BS 1722. You can find out more about BS 1722 on the BSI website
  • a freephone telephone line
  • a 'no job too small', 'fast turnaround' or 'distance no object' promise