How to become a Fencing Contractor

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: June 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Fencing contractors supply, erect and maintain fences and gates using a variety of materials, including larchlap panels, timber, wire mesh, electrified wires, steel links, palisades and concrete.

Contractors are typically engaged by a range of residential and commercial customers, including homeowners, schools, local authorities, building firms, architects, garden designers, farmers, horse owners, riding schools, event organisers and public sector organisations such as the Highways Agency. Fencing can be decorative, erected to create private garden space between houses or used for agricultural, equestrian or security purposes.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a fencing contractor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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