Engaging a fencing contractor to put up a fence on your property typically involves billing based on either the total length of the fence or the duration of the installation process.

You can expect to spend between $0.40 to $1.50 per linear foot of woven wire fencing. I would steer clear of fencing companies quoting by the hour. You take on the risk if it takes longer than expected. 

When you get an estimate by the linear foot, the fencing service gives you a fixed price which doesn’t change if it takes longer than expected to install the fence.

The cost of installing a woven wire fence can depend on the length and height of the desired fence, the size of the mesh, its quality and durability, and the other considerable costs that come with the installation.

For reference, below are the estimated average costs per acre depending on the quality of work:

DescriptionPer footAverage cost per acre
Low-end Average Cost$0.40$334 per acre
Mid-end Average Cost$0.95$794 per acre
High-end Average Cost$1.50$1,250 per acre

Woven wire fencing cost per foot

When getting a quote for a woven wire fence installation, the final estimated cost should take into account the materials, the labor cost, and the size of the project.

Be sure they stipulate all of the above on their written quote so there are no surprises when it comes time to pay.

The average cost for a woven wire fence is $0.40 to $1.50 per foot. Depending on your city, costs including quality materials and installation can go as high as $2.50 per linear foot.

Considering the mesh variations, a woven wire with a 2-inch by 4-inch if you want to safeguard hoofed animals since it can be difficult for them to pass through the holes. A 6-inch by 6-inch mesh can be suitable for larger animals.

Woven wire fence cost per hour

Remember, If your hire a professional fencer by the hour, you take on the risk. They can go slow to increase the bill.

The cost to have a contractor to install a woven wire fence can typically cost between $40 to $60 per hour. Since most contractors can finish a fencing project in 1 to 3 days, the total cost can be rounded up to $320 to $1,440.

This price can vary depending on the size of their crew and the tools they have. If they are a two-man crew, and everything is done by hand, it will take longer, but be cheaper b the hour. Bigger crews will charge more per hour but may take half the time.

Woven wire fence labor cost

Typically, the labor cost to install a woven wire fence would range between $0.92 to $5 per linear foot. This, of course, depends on the specific type of woven wire fence, the terrain, and the project’s total size.

An additional factor to consider in the labor costs is the condition of the terrain. Normally, if the target area is uneven, the hired professional must “re-slope” it. This would consequently add to the time and labor considerations.

The average cost for a re-sloping would be $1,300. If you wish to have an area to install a woven wire fence and the ground has a significant slope or is inaccessible, you may have to pay for this additional cost.

Woven Wire Fence Labor Cost