We saved £1,000 making our own privacy fence after builder’s ridiculous quote – it’s totally transformed our garden

A WOMAN has saved £1,000 by building her own privacy fence after contractor offered her a ridiculous price.

The TikTok account Darwin and Gray is dedicated to sharing videos of home renovations.

The TikTok account Darwin and Gray is dedicated to sharing videos of home renovations


The TikTok account Darwin and Gray is dedicated to sharing videos of home renovationsPhoto credit: tiktok/@darwinandgray
The woman completely renovated the fence herself


The woman completely renovated the fence herselfPhoto credit: tiktok/@darwinandgray

The woman behind the account, Stacey, said she was offered £1,4000 to fix her broken and outdated fence.

The crooked gray paneling barely reached adult height and offered limited privacy to the homeowner.

Wise Stacey took matters into her own hands and managed to transform the area for just £444.

She even tidied up the patio and raked the gravel before making any other plans — be it planting plants or grass.

This isn’t the first project Stacey has taken on alone.

The skilful business owner was a design company that started out selling personalized pillows on eBay.

It came after a woman revamped her garden dump with bargain buys from Tesco.

Alison Blinkhorn, 52, from Manchester, was determined to create a peaceful area after losing her partner.

With the supermarket, charity shops and high street brand The Range, she managed to add glamor to her outdoor space on a budget.

A woman also recently saved £3,000 by designing her garden herself.

Jasmine claimed she was “offered £4,000 to £6,000 by various landscapers”.

But she gave her garden a stunning makeover by building her patio all by herself.

And the savvy homeowner revealed she spent just £1,140 in total on her new patio.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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