When you are planning to build a farm or rural fence, it is important to work out what materials you will need and the cost of erecting the fence.
This calculator allows you to enter items such as end assemblies, strainer posts, stays and associated caps and hardware, star posts (star pickets), steel maxy posts and line posts, wire including plain (smooth) wire, barbed wire, knotted, hinge joint, netting or any other prefabricated fencing wire.
Other costs for example, concrete, inline wire ratchet strainers, fuel, fencing tools such as pliers and even labour can be included in your calculations.
Units can be entered in whatever measurement system you are used to, be it metric or imperial. Which one you use is up to you as long as only one measuring system is used.
If you wish to print your calculations, use the "Print Your Calculations" button as this will only print the table and calculations and not print all of unnecessary objects on the page. Landscape printing gives the best result.
Our old fencing calculator based on Excel is still available online if you prefer to use it. It can be found here: Old Fencing Calculator.
You can add different types of wire. For example: prefabricated wire, hinge joint, netting, ring lock, plain or barbed wire, etc.
If entering a prefabricated wire such as netting or hinge joint, enter "1" for "No. of Runs".
Total Wire Units Cost is based on price per unit (metres or feet or other) multiplied by the length required.
Total Wire Rolls Cost is based on the length required and rounded up to full rolls. Example: If the rolls of wire are 200 metres in length and the fence will use 250 metres, then it will be rounded up to 2 full rolls.
Fencing materials such as: end strainer posts, intermediate post, stays, gates and hinges, Gripples (wire joiners), clips, inline strainers (tighteners), concrete, post and stay clamps and caps, can be added here.
If you wish, time can also be added in the form of hours for the quantity and hourly rate for the price.