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Trusted Calgary fence builders

72,500+ Linear feet of fencing installed in Calgary

Contain your yard in style with a high quality, attractive & affordable wood fence.

Fence calculator

What is the price to build a fence you ask? How much is this going to cost with materials, and labour, and...

Use the Fence Calculator to get a quick idea of your project price!

If this approximate price works for you, let's discuss the details!

Book free estimate

Give us a call to coordinate a spot in the calendar, or go ahead and book one online!

Estimates are always complimentary, and no-pressure.

In-person meeting

We'll meet you in-person to discuss your unique project needs, address all your questions and concerns, and offer you a detailed quote.

At this point (at no cost) we request the utility locates for your gas and electric etc. If you choose to work with us, we like to have this information ready to go instead of keeping you waiting.

Review & approve quote

You can expect your quote within 24 hours of meeting.

Your quote includes all costs to complete the job. We won't underbid to win your business then come to you with surprise expenses. Your quoted price is your final price, really.

$0 down, just sign & return.

Project begins!

Hooray! Your project is in the queue.

Once we receive your approval you will be given your expected start and completion dates.

Don't worry, it won't get bumped for another project. We complete work in the order it was booked.

Please note that due to ongoing supply and demand fluctuations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lumber prices are highly variable this season. We'll be working to keep our calculator current but your in-person estimate may differ.

2021 Fence price calculator

This estimate includes everything needed for the project: utility locates, digging posts, concrete, labour and materials!

Material
Remove existing fence
Fence height
Post dimensions
Fence style

If you're happy with the quote and would like to proceed, please book a time in the calendar for your in-person confirmation, or give us a call or email to arrange a time. Estimates are complimentary, no-pressure, and no obligation.

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Quick answers

What is the average cost to build a fence in Calgary?
With pressure-treated wood, prices start at $38 per foot and go up based on your fence height, post dimensions, and fence style.
Do I need a permit to build a fence?
No you don't, as long as your project is regular height and within the correct property boundaries.
What is a popular fence design in Calgary?
Bastion and Fortress style fences are very popular! They're a classic choice and last a long time.
How long does it take to build a fence?
A typical backyard fence takes us two days to complete.
Do I have to pay for an estimate?
Nope! Our in-person estimates are always free, no-pressure, and no obligation. If you choose to work with us your only transaction will be settling your invoice after your project is complete. You can book your free estimate online, by emailing, or calling us.
How soon can you start?
During building season, once you have approved your quote, work will begin in approximately two weeks. We're happy to come meet you for a quote anytime though, even in winter or spring.

Comments from our fence clients:

Bruce Hawkins
Exceptional fence installation by the team. Both of my neighbors and I have used their services for the past few years. Excellent workmanship and the crew is top notch. Thanks again Sean.
Krista Rutzer
In the span of three days, not all of them ideal weather wise, I had 155 linear ft. of very old fence removed and a new fence built. The crew showed up early and clearly worked as a team right from the start. Courteous, well-mannered and meticulous from start to finish. I could not have imagined a better outcome. Thank You!
Wendy Wickman
Sean and his crew were great to work with, they constructed my fence a week before Christmas! He was quick to respond with any questions or concerns I had. My dog loves is backyard! Would definitely recommend them to everyone!
jeff j
The guys did a fence. They did an amazing job and I highly recommend them.
Loanne L.
I could not be happier with my fence. I love the outstanding quality, the appearance, and the privacy we now have. The workmanship and professionalism was outstanding. Watching the installers, they all worked so well together, and were amazing. Tear down of the existing fence, the building of the new fence went very quickly. Most impressed with their cleanup and the yard looks great.
Scott Wilson
We just had Sean and Crew in to tear out our old fence and build new, very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism, the new fence looks awesome, very happy with the way it turned out. Job well done Guys! Thanks Again!
Michael Krawczyk
I couldn't be happier with the job Sean and the crew at Property Werks did for us. Our back yard was full of tall weeds from fence to fence with mounds of dirt scattered throughout. The job required massive weed and material removal and bringing in extra loam along with heavy machinery to level everything out before they could even begin laying the sod. They were able to complete it all in just a couple of days. Our yard has gone from being a complete eyesore to somewhere we want to spend our time. After they were finished, they sent pictures of the finished yard along with watering instructions to keep it looking good. They were responsive, polite, and informative the entire way through. From start to finish, Sean and his crew were complete professionals. I can't recommend Property Werks enough!
Cindy Pierson
Sean and his crew put up a fence in my backyard. He kept me informed through the process. The fence is sturdy and straight. Great job guys. I would use them again.
A Apps
We had Property Werks tear out and build our fence and couldn't be happier with the result. Everything from the initial quote to the final clean up was done in a professional manner. The new fence looks incredible and is definitely worth every penny.
Martyn Simpson
I had Property Werks replace my old fence. The guys came on time and ready to work each and every day. They went straight to work. They were very pleasant and professional. I felt sorry for them on one day because it started to rain and snow and they were getting really wet. I wouldn't have blamed them if they called it a day but they kept going. Very impressed. The product was excellent wood and the fence looks amazing. The gates are awesome. Very solid. The fence and gates turned out to be more than what I was expecting. Fantastic work guys. Thank you
Cassandra Limoges
Really appreciated the work done by the team that Sean sent over. They were very professional and kind and pushed to complete the fence within 3 days. The fence is amazing and great quality. Thank you Sean for a job well done! I am looking forward to working with you again for the patio!
Colby Moen
Sean and his team installed several fences for my neighbors and I. They were so efficient and it looks fantastic, they got the job done quicker than expected and we are very pleased. He is also quick to answer any and all questions which I super appreciate. Will be using them for future projects!
Mona Forsen
PROPERTYWERKS was excellent to deal with. We had Sean come out to meet us within two days of calling to get an estimate. And Sean communicated with us throughout the process. We have a beautiful cedar gate built and installed only three weeks after Sean’s initial visit. Ryan and team did a great job. We love it and we’d strongly recommend PROPERTYWERKS to others.
Mohamed Z
I have had Property Werks maintain my yard and sidewalks for the past three years now. They astound me every year with the quality of their work, as well as the customer service I receive. Cristine in the office is a pleasure to talk with. I also had a fence built from Property Werks last summer. It went up perfectly and quickly. I was worried because I have a dog and I didn't want the yard to be open for very long. Sean assured me that the fence would be done in only a few days and was very courteous and respectful of my concerns. I love the look of my yard and I think anyone looking to help spruce up their yard, look no further than Property Werks!
Nicole Olsen
Property Werks built our fence. I can't even begin to say how amazing it looks! They were professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Very happy with our fence and now the Doggo has somewhere to play.
Bruce Hawkins
Exceptional fence installation by the team. Both of my neighbors and I have used their services for the past few years. Excellent workmanship and the crew is top notch. Thanks again Sean.
Krista Rutzer
In the span of three days, not all of them ideal weather wise, I had 155 linear ft. of very old fence removed and a new fence built. The crew showed up early and clearly worked as a team right from the start. Courteous, well-mannered and meticulous from start to finish. I could not have imagined a better outcome. Thank You!

Why choose PROPERTYWERKS?

Every project is important. We understand that the exterior of your home is a big investment and it's important not only to protect you, your pets, and your family, but to look good doing so! With over 40,000 linear feet of fencing installed to date, Calgary trusts us to build beautiful, functional, long-lasting fences and gates. We never compromise on quality, here’s how:

No underbidding to win your business. It's a common tactic for some fence building companies to offer a low quote to get you in the door, then come to you mid-project with "surprise" expenses. That's not our style. Your quoted price is your final price.

We don't cherry-pick clients. Every project is important. You can expect the same level of service on your $1,000 or $10,000 project. Your project won't be bumped because "something better" came along. We always treat you with respect and always return your phone call.

Experienced crews. Led by carpenters with 20+ years experience.

Only high quality materials. All structural attachments are made with anti-rust treated screws which provide superior strength and durability .We also use screws to mount all fence boards where most companies use nails or even staples to finish faster, but unfortunately leave behind an inferior fence.

We dig down 42" and pour concrete for each post. Many fence building companies save on time and money by only setting terminal posts in concrete. We prefer to overbuild so you have a fence that lasts and will stay straight and plumb for its life span.

We always install an arbour on gates to ensure your frame remains stable. We also use a triangular brace with our gates to ensure they stay square, and counteract sagging. The gates on most fence projects are the weak link, where things start to settle and latches no longer align, or the gate no longer closes properly.

1 year workmanship warranty. We build for longevity and quality, but just in case anything comes up, give us a call if you encounter any issues with your new fence.

Invoice splitting. We often work with groups of neighbours undertaking a project together. Of course we can provide individual billing!

Example picture of a property werks fence
Example picture of a property werks fence
Example picture of a property werks fence

What's the fence building process?

Calculate materials

Wasting materials isn't good for anyone.

Nobody wants uncessessary costs or to wait around for more supplies either. With lots of experience, we know exactly how much material to bring and always quality check our supply.

Locate utilities

To make sure we don't run into water, gas, or electric utilities when digging we request a report of their locations on your property.

Sometimes this can take a week to receive, so it's good to start early! We don't want to keep you waiting.

Mark property lines

Depending who owns the fence, we have to be very careful about marking where to build. Right on the property line if it's shared, or 100% on your property if it isn't.

We take measurements from your Real Property Report if needed.

Set posts

We like to anchor every post in concrete, not just the terminal ones. And 42" deep, thank you very much, to make it last!

While the concrete cures, we get to work measuring and cutting for the panels.

Panels up, clean up

This is the fun part, where the fence actually starts to look like a fence!

Depending on the style of your fence, decorative details and finishing are added here.

A flurry of tidying up, and just like that, we were never there...

New fence styles & ideas

Have a browse on Pinterest or Houzz for some fence project inspiration.

Building a fence in Calgary FAQ

When is the best time to build a fence in Calgary?
Here in Alberta depending how long winter holds on, our fence building season can be from April up to the end of October. We tend to have more availability in July and August when people are out of town!
How high can I build a fence in Calgary?
According to bylaw, residential fences in Calgary can be constructed up to 6’6" high in the back yard. Gates can be as high as 8’2” and front yard fences have a 4’ maximum.

City of Calgary Fence Bylaw

The City of Calgary also has a quick reference guide offering an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues, you can see it here:

City of Calgary Good Neighbour Practices
Who owns the fence between two houses?
Ah yes, it's a question of where the property line is! If the fence is right on the line, both parties are responsible for it. If it's fully on your property, you are the responsible party. You can find your property line using your Real Property Report.
Do I need a permit to build a fence in Calgary?
There is no permit required to build a fence in Calgary as long as they are regular height. Find out more here:

City Guidlines for Fence Building

To expedite the process and save you some waiting time, we always pull the utility locates for your gas, water, and/or electrical without charge. It can take up to a week to collect this information sometimes, so we like to get a head start on it. Even if you don’t decide to go with us, we’ll leave you with this information free of charge.
What is the lifespan of a fence in Calgary?
We build a high-quality, long lasting product. You can expect to get 20-30 years out of our wood fences.
Can you build a fence in my area?
We serve all Calgary communities and surrounding areas, including Cochrane, Airdrie, Okotoks and Chestermere.
Can you remove my old fence before you build a new one?
Yep, for sure!

Fence pricing FAQ

What is the cost per fot to build a new fence in Calgary?
Our cost to build a fence in Calgary with pressure-treated wood and 4x4” posts is about $38 per linear foot at 4’ tall, or $50 per foot at 6’ tall. On the higher end of the spectrum, a 6’ tall cedar fence with extra-large 6x6” support posts is closer to $58 per linear foot. Of course cost changes depending on your choice of material and style preferences.
What is included in my quoted project cost?
Everything! Utility locates, digging, setting-posts, all labour and materials – everything is included in your quoted price. A common tactic is for builders to offer a very low bid to get in the door on your project, then once you’re committed, to charge for surprises along the way. This is not our style - your quoted price is your final price, and we will not come to you with any additional charges mid-project.
How do I get an estimate for my fence project?
Please give us a call so we may find a time in the calendar to set up an appointment, or go ahead and book a spot online. Our project manager will arrange a site visit and plan to meet you within 2 business days.
What is the cheapest material and cheapest fence to build?
Plainly from a cost perspective, chain link is the cheapest material to build in. Depending on your project needs, say if you’re looking for privacy, this wouldn’t be the best choice though. For balancing cost, attractiveness and durability, we recommend wood fencing using pressure-treated wood and 4x4 posts!

Fence materials & design FAQ

What materials can you build a fence with?
We work with a variety of materials including classic cedar, pressure-treated, pine wood, composite or even metal chain link. We don't work in wrought iron. Wooden fences are always a popular and attractive option, providing a natural, long-lasting barrier at an affordable price. Cedar, pine, and pressure-treated woods are all durable choices ensuring your fence has a long life.
Can you build a cedar fence?
Absolutely! Plus cedar is a beautiful choice for fencing because it is naturally resistant to rot, has a consistent grain and color, ages nicely, and of course you can't beat the nice smell.
What is pressure-treated wood?
Pressure-treated woods are coated and then subjected to high pressure to infuse rot-resistant compounds into the cells of the wood. Green-treated wood is the most affordable choice, while brown-treated offers nearer to the look of cedar while being more cost effective. Legislation has eliminated the use of dangerous chemicals in the treatment process making it a safe choice for families with children. You can find out more about treated wood products from the Canadian Wood Council.
What types of fence designs can we install?
We build residential wood fences in many styles. From standard privacy fences to intricate modern and ornamental designs, which can include custom posts, caps, windows, and arbour details. If you have any gate styles in mind including: Z frame, arched, or double swing/sliding gates we can do it. Have a look around your community for inspiration, or check out our Pinterest board or project gallery for some new ideas! Front yards, back yards, side yards, gates, privacy screens, decks, pergolas, gates, pet fencing & areas – no problem, we are happy to discuss your individual project needs.
Can you pre-build a fence?
If you have a small project, maybe a panel or two for ornamental uses, a pre-built panel is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. For anything larger though, it's actually easier to build from scratch. A full 6' panel is surprisingly heavy and difficult to transport, so we build everything in place.
How long does it take to complete a fence?
Once the project has started, things move pretty fast. A typical backyard fence takes us about two days to complete. On larger projects, you can expect a build rate of approximately 70 linear feet per day once the posts are set.
Is lumber included in your 1 year warranty?
Our 1 year warranty is for workmanship and not lumber as it is temperamental and liable to change outside. We always quality check the lumber supply used for your project to minimize the chances of warping. You can always give us a call if there's an issue with your fence, we'll do our best to help.

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A few more kind words

I cannot believe how smoothly our job went! I booked to have my fence replaced.. 3 days later, utilities were marked, 5 days later holes were dug, materials delivered and posts set. And then two days for the crew to build 195 feet of fence.. Beautiful result, couldn't be happier!

George P.Braeside

Great job on a difficult project! When the guys came to auger our post holes they discovered that the home builder had back filled our lot with dirt full of 1' diamater rocks. Unbelievable! The guys didn't complain and hand dug every hole.. no change in price, they just got to work. And boy does that cedar add to the look of our house. Thank you again!

J.S.Hawkwood

Efficient, On time, On budget, Friendly, Great quality. Enough said.

Peter S.Chaparral Valley