You may be the DIY (do it yourself) type when it comes to building things around your home. You may think that your handyman skill will be useful when it comes to building a fence with no help from an expert. This might be true or wrong depending on the reason why you are putting up that fence.
Before you install your fence, ask yourself the reason why you are building it. If it is for keeping dogs out of your home, you can do it using the basic chain link fence by yourself. If you want to block noise from entering your home compound or even looking for more privacy, you will need to put up a big wall. You might not be in a position to do this and therefore require the assistance of a professional. The purpose of your fence will influence the build a fence yourself VS hiring a pro to a great extent. The first step is making a decision on what you are looking for.
You can also mix the do it yourself method and hiring a pro who can assist you. You can have a professional who will do the most difficult part of installing the fence like setting the posts to the ground properly and then you complete the project. You can purchase prefabricated units from home improvement centers, then trim them into the right width and then you secure them between the posts. You can also use brackets which make fixing of these units easier. This mix of building fences by yourself and going for pros installation saves you a lot of money. It also saves you aggravation because you let the professional handle the most aggravating work of fence installation.
Whatever the choice you make between building a fence yourself VS hiring a pro, always remember to ask yourself why you are building the fence.