I have asked a fencing contractor to quote for some fencing. The spec. is: Stock netting on 4" round creosoted posts at 3 metre spacing, with 6" strutted straining posts at 50 metre spacing, and each change of direction, with 2 strands of barbed wire on top. The price quoted is £6.20 per metre + vat. Is this a fair price?
You would get cheaper in some areas, but it's certainly not a rip-off - as long as the work is good. The specification is a standard one, and is fine, but I would ask for an example of their work to go and have a look at.
If I may air a personal hobby horse, I would substitute plain wire for barbed UNLESS the fencing is for cattle. Barbs don't much increase the security of the fence for sheep or horses, but can and do sometimes cause nasty injuries.