Fence repair costs: What you should expect to pay to fix or replace a boundary

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Stormy weather and rotten posts will soon get you thinking about fence repair costs. How much does a new fence panel cost? Do I need new fence posts? Can I do the job myself? What tools and materials will I need? 

Repairing a fence is generally a lot less than the cost to install a fence, so you need to establish what needs repairing and put together a list to help determine costs. Is it more effective to repair or replace? Here we reveal how much you can expect to pay and whether you or a neighbour are responsible for fixing a fence. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.