Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

How much does it cost to build a trellis yard divider? A handyman charges $471 to build a trellis yard divider vs. doing it yourself for $275. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 6.6 Diy 11.0
Money Pro $471 Diy $275
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

How much does it cost to build a trellis yard divider? A handyman charges $471 to build a trellis yard divider vs. doing it yourself for $275. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 6.6 Diy 11.0
Money Pro $471 Diy $275
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
 Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

Cost to Build a Trellis Yard Divider

How much does it cost to build a trellis yard divider? A handyman charges $471 to build a trellis yard divider vs. doing it yourself for $275. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 6.6 Diy 11.0
Money Pro $471 Diy $275
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
DIY Word of the Day
Building code – local regulations and rules that apply to the design and materials used in construction or landscaping
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Some of us have something to hide, such as a not-so-attractive air conditioning unit or a cement pad intended for bulky garbage cans. Vinyl lattice panels provide a good-looking cover up and create an attractive backdrop for any landscape. Even an eyesore in your neighbor's yard can be shielded from view. These are versatile panels that will endure all kinds of weather, and require only a routine wash down with a garden spray to remove dirt.

Lattice material comes in white and green in 4-by-8-foot sections and U-shaped channels in 8-foot lengths. The channels frame the panels to create finished edges and are fastened together with screws. Both are sold in the building materials sections of home and garden centers and lumberyards. To build a 16-foot divider, you'll need four 4-by-8-foot plastic trellis panels, eight molded U-shaped channels, screws, crushed stone and pressure-treated end posts.

A handyman can build the divider and install it for $471 which includes labor and material. You can buy the materials and build it yourself for $275, saving 41 percent. The project involves digging the postholes, and setting the posts in a bed of crushed stone, then assembling the panels in the channels and fastening them together with a screwdriver. Use a carpenter's level to make sure the divider is straight and level.

Check with your local building department to find out if there are restrictions about the height of the screen or how close it can be to your neighbor’s property so get the information before you begin.

Don't want to do this job yourself? To find a contractor who has the skills and tools to do it right, click Home Advisor, a free referral service that connects homeowners with prescreened local contractors.

Click here for design ideas from Better Homes and Gardens Trellis Design Ideas.

For more ideas about building projects with lattice panels, see Sunset's book "Trellises and Arbors."

Now you know the average cost to build a trellis divider, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Don’t forget to adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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