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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all .

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Reviewed by Neil on 1/10/2018

Good job done in a timely manner.

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Miles on 16/11/2018

Very happy with everything. Would definitely recommend

Anyjob want to make life easier for you! We are a reliable and friendly business; who pride ourselves on being efficient and offering a bespoke service to each individual customer. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs in gardening and fencing. Some of the services we offer are: Gardening; Lawns; Sheds; Fencing; Slabbing; Decking Services; Landscaping; Garden Clearance; Hedge Trimming; Garden Maintenance- on a one off or regular contract; and much much more... We aim to ensure all jobs are completed in an allotted timeframe and ensure excellent housekeeping at all times. All products we use for fencing and decking are pressure treated from a very reliable company- to ensure you have the best quality wood. We have experience in installing a wide variety of fencing styles and also offer garden fence repairs to existing fencing. We strive to maintain a high standard of customer service and have consistent communication with our customers. You will be provided with a visit to quote for your job, an email listing the job requirements and an estimated date of completion. You can count on our team to take care of a wide range of gardening work- from a complete overhaul to a few simple garden maintenance jobs which are required to make the garden complete. We cover an area up to a 40 mile radius.

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 29/10/2018

Excellent job. First rate tradesman. Would certainly recommend.

Welcome to this site. The client is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it.

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Reviewed by Zoe on 11/11/2018

I am really pleased with the job - we have had some unexpected niggles, and Michael was always available on the phone to explain and arrange to fix them, and get his team in. (I have been working and not on site - I trusted them to get on with the job whilst I was a work - and they did). The end result is great - on time, at the quoted price, and looks excellent. I would definitely use Michael's firm in the future.

LZ GARDENING is a company with more than 10 years’ experience. We have a hard working team, we pay attention to details and believe we always leave our jobs in a perfect condition. No rubbish, good job and happy customers.

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Reviewed by Javinder on 7/8/2017

Excellent work. I would highly recommend.

My Customers - My Responsibility. Building company - Renovation and Restoration , Handyman's work , Domestic work , Professional Quality, Terms Guarantees . Thanks everyone my customers for 100 and more positive (5 stars) feedback .

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Reviewed by Giulianna on 9/11/2018

Very reliable and professional.

Hello welcome to LF Landscapes,Driveways We are a efficient company that have over 17years experience in Landscaping,Driveways, with a reliable team to complete your job from start to finish with no hassle, After years and years in the Buisness we can accommodate your requirement Weather it's a small or large project We strive on reputation and have great feedback from customers like you and attention to detail is key is garden design and build. All work is guarantee for peace of mind. We are fully insured against accidental damage to your property while we are working on site Look no further if your looking for quality and great workmanship

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Reviewed by Susan on 20/10/2018

Punctual, professional and did the work as needed. Not too expensive and I would definitely recommend to anyone needing this type of work. Nice people, easy to talk to but not time wasters.

We are a local building company who have been providing building services and advice for over 15 years.

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Reviewed by Alex on 10/11/2018

Did a great job - would use again 100%. Could not be more impressed

Utos Group offers quality and reliable Landscape/General gardening services. We are a Landscape/General gardening company, established in 2010, that works to a high standard providing the customer with a friendly, professional, conscientious service.

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Reviewed by Tim on 29/9/2018

Francis did a great job replacing part of the fence in my garden. Reliable, good value and good quality work. Recommended

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Garden Design specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand the different elements of garden design and the key things to be aware of before you start transforming your outside space. Find some initial ideas to talk through with a garden designer, including making the most of a small garden.

What does garden design involve?

Garden design is about more than mowing a lawn and putting a couple of plants in the ground. A good design takes into account a few key elements:

  • How you want to use the space.
  • The amount of light the garden receives, and at what times of the day.
  • The quality of your soil.

For example, you won’t want to put a shed in the best spot for catching a bit of sun, or have a patio that’s entirely in the shade.

A garden designer will help you make the most of the available space, no matter how big or small. They’ll also establish how keen a gardener you are to make sure the finished garden is either easy to maintain, or gives you something to get your teeth into – if you’re the green-fingered type.  

Cost of garden design work

The cost of the work will depend on what you’re having done and the size of your garden, but prices tend to start at around £200. A good garden designer will discuss what you want to get out of your garden and ask you about your budget before coming up with ideas.

Low maintenance garden ideas

  • You can stop a garden from looking untidy by dividing it into small sections. Plants, hedges, low walls and raised beds give a sense of order. Paths made from wood chips, slabs or bark help prevent weeds.
  • Growing plants at different heights can give the illusion of there being more than there are, so you get the look of a fuller garden, with fewer plants to keep healthy. Shrubs, herbs and verbena are low maintenance plant options for adding colour.
  • Rockeries and water features don’t need much looking after. Avoid shallow water features to save needing to top them up when they dry out. If you’d like a pond, avoid getting fish as the pH balance of the water settles naturally without them, giving you fewer algae problems so less cleaning time.
  • To save cutting the lawn, artificial turf could be your best friend but if you want the real thing and don’t mind doing a little cutting every now and again, slow growing or drought resistant turf could be better options.

Ideas for small gardens

  • To create more space, choose similar flooring to the inside of your home when picking the outside tiling.
  • Divide a garden into different sections and add diagonal or winding paths. Extending the time it takes to get from one side of the garden to the other will make it feel bigger.
  • Laying pavers at an angle to the property instead of parallel will draw the eye across the garden and extend the space.
  • Attaching foliaged climbers to wires across areas of your garden will give it an extra dimension.
  • Think about growing upwards rather than outwards with a trellis attached to your fence, or a vertical wall made up of climbers, grasses and ferns. A green wall can also help you lower your energy bills through providing more insulation and reducing the amount of heat that’s lost through the wall of your home. When it comes to choosing other plants, pick types that grow upwards like sweet peas and black-eyed susans so they take up less room.

Planning permission for garden design jobs

Planning permission only comes into play when you’re building or installing decking, fences, walls and gates. You’ll need to apply for planning permission if:

  • The decking would be higher than 30cm above the ground.
  • The decking or other raised platforms would cover more than half of the total area of the garden.
  • A fence, gate or wall would be over 2 metres high, or over 1 metre high near a highway that’s used by vehicles (or a footpath next to the highway).
  • The fence, gate or wall would form a boundary with a listed building or land.

If you live in a listed building or you have a front garden that you want to pave over, you should check with your Local Planning Authority as different rules may apply.

Insurance for garden design work

While it’s not a legal requirement, it’s a good idea for all garden designers to have public liability insurance so they’re covered for personal injuries or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask your garden designer

  • How long have they been working as a garden designer for?
  • Can they show you examples of work they’ve carried out?
  • Can they give you a scaled design of what the finished garden will look like?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does this last? Are there separate guarantees for different plants?
  • Does the quote for the work include waste disposal? If not, check with your local council how you would go about getting it taken away.

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