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How Long Does it Take For a Chain Wire Fence to be Installed?

When it comes to securing your property and enhancing its aesthetics, installing a fence is a smart investment. One of the most common questions that property owners have is, “How long does it take for a fence to be installed?” In this blog post, we will provide you with insights into the factors that influence the installation timeline and offer a general overview of the process.

1. Type of Fence: The type of fence you choose plays a significant role in determining the installation time. A chain wire or chain mesh fence are one of the fastest fences to install.

2. Perimeter Size: The overall length of the fence’s perimeter directly impacts installation time. Larger properties with extensive boundaries will naturally require more time for installation compared to smaller areas.

3. Site Preparation: The condition of the installation site also matters. If the site is level, clear of debris, and properly prepared, the installation process will likely be faster. Sites that require additional grading or clearing may extend the timeline.

4. Weather Conditions: Unpredictable weather can influence the installation timeline. Inclement weather such as heavy rain or extreme heat can cause delays and safety concerns for the installation crew. If you need a fence installed quickly, it is best to check a long range weather forecast to see if it my impact your schedule.

5. Ground Conditions: The type of soil and ground conditions can affect installation time. Rocky or compacted soil may require more effort and time for digging post holes and setting foundations.

The Installation Process:

1. Consultation and Planning (1-2 days): The installation process begins with a consultation to discuss your preferences, requirements, and budget. If you are unsure of the type of fence you are after, please look through our gallery for ideas. During this phase, the installation team will assess the property, take measurements, and create a plan. After the team leaves site, they will create a quote specifying the scope of works they will be performing. Your fencing contractor may also require that any underground services be located (or they can organise this for you). The location of underground services ensure the safety of all persons on the property while works are underway and the protection vital services such as electricity, water, telephone and gas lines. 

2. Material Procurement & Manufacture of Custom Elements (1-3+ days): Once the plan is in place, the necessary materials are sourced. The timeline for material procurement varies based on availability and location. Generally for a standard chain mesh fence, most fencing contractors will have stock of the materials needed for your property. However if custom gates (over sized or electric) are required, these elements may take slightly longer to produce than standard.

3. Site Preparation (1-2+days): Before installing the fence, the installation crew will prepare the site, which includes marking boundaries, clearing vegetation if required, marking out underground services (if required), and ensuring the ground is level.

4. Installation and Construction (2-4+ days): The first day of your fencing installation will involve your fencing contractor setting up a star picket profile, excavating the post holes and concreting the posts into the ground. Depending on the weather, the next stage of installation may be able to resume the next day – however rain may prolong the amount of time required for the concrete to set. Once the posts have set, the chain wire and rails can be attached to the posts and the gates can be affixed to the gate posts.

5. Finishing Touches: After the main structure is in place,your installation crew will go over the entirety of the fence line looking for any areas that may need modification to achieve superior results.

For a uncomplicated fence installation of less than 100m, it would be safe to say that after quoting, you will be looking at approximately 2-3 days. If you are thinking of installing a chain wire fence on your property and want to have a chat with our team about the specific installation schedule, feel free to get in touch with us via our contact form.

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