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Our experienced team is trying to deliver quality in all kind of jobs we do. We cover all the joinery and carpentering works plus plumbing, bathroom installations and decorating.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Adilah on 24/2/2018

Shahin fitted frame a doors to an open area. He came on time agreed the work was very satifactory.

Hawthorn garden maintenance specialises in grass cutting,flowerbeds,hedge pruning,tree topping,fencing,turf and garden clearance we do it to the highest quality to make all are customers happy

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Lois on 24/2/2018

Got back to me very promptly and seemed very good however I didn't have him quote. As I wanted someone more local.

I do a lot of home improvement jobs. Such as , laying ceramic and laminate flooring. Fitting curtain rails , track, vertical blinds. Hanging doors and fitting arcitrive and skirting . Assembling flat pack furniture . Paint and decorating.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by adam on 24/2/2018

Had 3 internal doors fitted by simon.he supplied the doors for us as well.we was very pleased with the work he did and the new doors look lovely.would recommend Simon. thank you

I am a sole trader with over 12 years experience in painting, decorating and carpentry. I am a hard worker and take pride in being reliable, trustworthy, and providing work of high quality.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Vicky on 24/2/2018

Damon and his team have been fantastic. They are reliable, finished on time, carry out their work to a high standard, at a competitive rate and are super courteous. I would definitely use Damon’s services again.

All roofing work carried out, from a single tile or slate needing replaced to a whole new roof. Gutters cleaned, repaired and maintained. If you have an emergency leak or repair we are able to respond as soon as possible. Fully Insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering

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Reviewed by David on 24/2/2018

Good job, would use them again

We are a local family run business with 24 years of experience and carry out all types of building work specializing in Extensions, Block Paving, Loft conversions, Conservatories and other general Building work at competitive prices and 100% quality.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Alison on 24/2/2018

Mick and Tom have done a brilliant job converting my garage into a room. They were very quick and efficient, extremely friendly and completed the job to a high standard. They also recommended some additional drainage which I required, without this I could have had problems in the future. The tradesmen they work with were also wonderful and I would use them again if I needed anything else doing.

20 yers old like Handyman

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Lee on 24/2/2018

Paint brush marks left on side off fire surround. Rather than moving the wires from plugs near fire surround wall he decided to paint over them.. Avoid!!

KPRD Crew

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

We are group of professionals from east of Poland. We offer full service of finishing interior works also our experts are specialised in internal and external painting, paperhanging and gardening services. Follow us on facebook/KPRDCrew for more gallery

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Daniel on 24/2/2018

Very happy from start to finish. Good quote, fit us in very quickly after quote and came back numerous times to ensure perfect finish. Great job, very tidy and clean. Would recommend.

Top Notch

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Here at Top Notch we pride our selfs in offering the very best craftsmanship at fully competitive prices and have years of experience

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 24/2/2018

Very courteous and polite. Arrived on time and did a good job. I would definitely recommend them and use their services again.

MASTERhand

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

MASTERhand A small local business, we have been providing high-quality home improvement and maintenance service for more than 10 years now and have many happy customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Muthu on 24/2/2018

Marek did his job very well.

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Gardeners / Landscape gardeners - what you need to know

What a gardener/landscape gardener can help with

  • Laying decking or paving.
  • Laying woodchip or gravel paths.
  • Laying new turf.
  • Planting, weeding and pruning.
  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Hedge trimming or removal.
  • Installing lighting (uplighters, LED lights in patios, lamp posts).
  • Adding a water feature.
  • Adding a pergola/trellis.
  • Pressure washing outdoor spaces.
  • Getting rid of a shed.
  • Creating borders and building raised beds.
  • Levelling or sloping a garden.

 

Gardening jobs can be divided into two – garden maintenance and garden landscaping. Gardeners can help you carry out the sort of jobs that will keep your garden looking neat and tidy, like trimming hedges, mowing lawns, weeding and pruning plants.

Landscape gardeners tend to focus more on the design of your garden. They can come up with detailed drawings incorporating new features and once you’re happy with the plan, bring that vision to life. They’ll let you know which plants will bring some scent or colour into your garden and can add water features, lay woodchip or gravel paths and install lighting (whether that's a couple of uplighters or something a bit fancier like inbuilt LED lights added to a patio). If you’ve got something specific in mind like creating a garden to rival the ones you see on Christmas cards, they can help you make that a reality.

Gardeners tend to be busier during the summer months when the weather’s good and we’re all spending more time outdoors, so it’s a good idea to book a gardener or landscape gardener in before the rush. That way, you’re also more likely to get a better rate for the work. Some gardeners may also offer deals for repeat work, if you wanted to get them in to mow your lawn regularly.

Costs for common gardening jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common gardening jobs.

Some typical jobs Low High
Laying decking £700 £1200
Lighting £250 £600
Earth work (levelling or sloping a garden) £300 £650
Laying woodchip or gravel £250 £650
Laying turf £300 £700
Planting £300 £550
Creating borders £200 £300
Building raised beds £300 £700
Pergola or trellis work £250 £500
Hedge trimming £100 £100
Removing hedges £150 £300
Lawn mowing and edging £50 £100
Weeding £50 £100
Pressure washing £100 £200
Shed removal £100 £200
Pruning £50 £50

What’s garden irrigation?

Irrigation is the watering system you use to keep your plants and grass healthy and help them grow. You can either water them by hand, or you can use an automatic watering system to take care of the watering for you – handy if you’re planning on going on holiday in the warmer months. A gardener can help advise on and install a system that best suits you and your garden.

These are the 4 types of automatic watering systems:

  • Drip irrigation – good for flowerbeds, vegetable patches, hanging baskets and potted plants, this releases water slowly through a drip emitter to give the plant time to soak up the water. By slowing down the release of water, there’s less wastage.
  • Micro spray jets – these spray water over a larger area (covering a radius of up to 2 metres) so they’re great for watering multiple plants at once. They’re ideal for flowerbeds, borders and landscaped areas and can be directed downwards into a greenhouse. A water timer can be added to make it automated or you can turn the jets on and off as and when you want.
  • Mini sprinklers – similar to micro spray jets, these are a lot more powerful. They have a rotating jet which provides a heavy soaking spray, covering a radius of up to 5 metres. Because of this, they’re ideal for larger areas like large vegetable patches.
  • Pop up sprinklers – these are based underground and pop up when they’re being used. They have the best coverage and are the most efficient when it comes to reducing water wastage. You decide when you want your lawn watered and an electronic water timer takes care of the rest.

Planning permission for gardening jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally needed for your average garden job but you may need to review this when building or installing decking, fences, walls and gates.

You’ll need planning permission if:

  • Your decking is higher than 30cm above the ground.
  • The decking or any raised platforms would cover over 50% of the total area of the garden.
  • A fence/gate/wall would be over 2 metres, or over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or a footpath next to the highway).
  • The fence/gate/wall forms a boundary with a listed building or land.

If you live in a listed building or want to pave your front garden, you should contact your Local Planning Authority before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for gardening work

There’s no legal obligation for gardeners to be insured but many gardeners choose to get public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a gardener

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of previous work?
  • Do they employ or consult specialists? (For example, horticulturalists to know which plants would work best in the garden.)
  • If garden design work is being carried out, can they give you a scaled design/drawing of what the finished garden will look like?
  • Will they be carrying out the work themselves? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last? Are there separate guarantees for individual plants?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking gardeners

Gardening ideas

We have a range of garden articles that tackle subjects like choosing decking, replacing or repairing a garden fence and lighting your garden .  If you’re looking for ways to transform a small space, our big ideas for small gardens https://www.ratedpeople.com/blog/big-ideas-for-small-gardens/ might give you some inspiration.

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