Custom Fencing

Custom Fence Builders

Danny Hodge 463-1832
493-5345 (mobile)
Cloverleaf Fencing 462-4507
Troy's Quality Fencing 462-3850
High Springs Fencing & Construction 454-7493
J.W. Clark Fencing 462-1167
Jimmy Skipper Fencing 755-7132 or 397-3859
1-800-363-3362 (Ft. White)
Ryan's Fencing 755-0770 (Lake City)
Cushman's Fencing Service 755-4271 (Lake City)
Strackwork Fence (Phil Strack) 376-6069
Central Florida Fencing 373-0917
Krimp's Fence (Roger) 475-2141 or 481-9957
Crawford Fence 468-1876
Fletch Fence 378-3271
Archer Farm Supply (Troy or Robert) 495-9090

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Fencing Equipment

The type of equipment needed to construct your fence can vary depending on the type of fence you are building. A board fence requires less equipment to build than a wire fence. However, both fences require some of the same equipment.

List of Equipment Needed
Gloves Hammer
Post Hole Digger Wire Pliers
Wire Stretcher Chains
Shovel Tamping Stick
Saw Tape Measure
Brace & Bit (drill) Axe
Metal Post Driver Wire Clamps
Wrenches Level
Staple Puller  

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Wire Terminology

Galvanized

Most wire is zinc coated (galvanized). The thicker the zinc coating, the more corrosion resistant the fencing. The class number will be indicated on the tag on the roll of wire. The classes will range from 1 to 3, with 3 being the heavier coated wire.

Gage

Gage is the term used to describe the size of wire. The smaller the number, the larger the wire.

Barb Wirebarb wire

The barbs are usually spaced 3 to 5 inches apart along the wire. The larger wire is the 12.5 gage, with 15.5 being the smaller wire.

Woven Wire

The weight of woven wire fencing is determined by the gage or size of the line (horizontal) wires. The lower the gage number, the larger the wire. Field or stock fencing comes in four weights.

Weight: Gage of Top &
Bottom Wires:
Gage of Filler
(Intermediate):
Light 11 14.5
Medium 10 12.5
Heavy 9 11
Extra Heavy 9 9

The stay (vertical) wires are usually of the same gage as the filler (intermediate line) wires and may be spaced 6 to 12 inches apart.

The styles or designs of woven wire are designated by a three or four digit number. Examples: 923 - 939 - 1047 - 1155. The first or first two digits indicate the number of line wires and the last two indicate the height in inches.

Tie Wire

Used to secure braces and help hold the post in place. A number 9 galvanized wire works well for brace wire.

Dimensions of Various Wire Types (per roll)
Wire Types Length Rolls Per Mile
Barb 1320' or 80 rods 4
Woven 330' 16
Horse 165' 32
Welded 50 & 100' 106
Chain Link 50' 106

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Lumber and Post Cost

CCA 0.4 Pressure Treated Materials
  Dimensions Cost per Board
Lumber 1 x 6 x 16 $6.97
  2 x 6 x 16 $10.74
Posts 6 x 6 x 10 $17.05
  4 x 6 x 10 $10.75

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Material Costs for Fencing

Material Costs for 1 Mile of Various Types of Fencing
4-Strand Barbed Wire with H-Brace at Each 1/4 Mile
I. 10' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  Barbed Wire, 16 rolls $38.33 $613.28
  523 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,563.77
  10 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $89.50
  5 each 8' braces $10.75 $53.75
    TOTAL: $2,320.30
II. 12' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  Barbed wire, 16 rolls $38.33 $613.28
  436 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,303.64
  10 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $89.50
  5 each 8' braces $10.75 $53.75
    TOTAL: $2,060.17
III. 14' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  Barbed wire, 16 rolls $38.33 $613.28
  377 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,127.23
  10 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $89.50
  5 each 8' braces $10.75 $53.75
    TOTAL: $1,883.76
IV. 16' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  Barbed wire, 16 rolls $38.33 $613.28
  327 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $977.73
  10 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $89.50
  5 each 8' braces $10.75 $53.75
    TOTAL: $1,734.26
V. 20' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  Barbed wire, 16 rolls $38.33 $613.28
  261 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $780.39
  10 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $89.50
  5 each 8' braces $10.75 $53.75
  260 each 48" stays $1.00 $260.00
    TOTAL: $1,796.92
  Line Post are 2 1/2 - 3" Top
  Brace Post are 5-6" Top
  Braces are 3-4" Tops
  COST DOES NOT INCLUDE STAPLES
 
Material Costs for 1 Mile of Various Types of Fencing
Woven Wire & One Strand of Barbed Wire with H-Brace Every 660 Ft.
I. 10' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  16 rolls 47" woven wire $106.75 $1,708.00
  4 rolls barbed wire $38.33 $153.32
  523 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,563.77
  20 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $179.00
  10 each 8' braces $10.75 $107.50
    TOTAL: $3,711.59
II. 12' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  16 rolls 47" woven wire $106.75 $1,708.00
  4 rolls barbed wire $38.33 $153.32
  436 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,303.64
  20 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $179.00
  10 each 8' braces $10.75 $107.50
    TOTAL: $3,451.46
III. 14' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  16 rolls 47" woven wire $106.75 $1,708.00
  4 rolls barbed wire $38.33 $153.32
  377 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $1,127.23
  20 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $179.00
  10 each 8' braces $10.75 $107.50
    TOTAL: $3,275.05
IV. 16' Post Spacing Unit Price Total Price
  16 rolls 47" woven wire $106.75 $1,708.00
  4 rolls barbed wire $38.33 $153.32
  327 each 6 1/2' posts $2.99 $977.73
  20 each 8' brace posts $8.95 $179.00
  10 each 8' braces $10.75 $107.50
    TOTAL: $3,125.55
  Line Post are 2 1/2 - 3" Top
  Brace Post are 5 - 6" Top
  Braces are 3 - 4" Top
  COST DOES NOT INCLUDE STAPLES
  50 lb. Box Staples - $34.79
  *Bulk discount prices maybe available on all fencing equipment.

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This information may be shared or duplicated for educational purposes, however it is expected that credit will be given to both the author and the Alachua County Extension Service, phone 352-955-2402.

Questions? E-mail Cindy at sanders1@ufl.edu