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Based in Kent ,I provide a friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience Within the construction and landscape industry. I Undertake all constuction and landscapes works from really small jobs to full garden designs to extensions , I have highly experienced tradesmen that work along side me to complete the work to a very High standard. Having worked for big company's foryears ,on big multi million pound landscapes and construction contracts Iv developed the knowledge and been taught the way to get the job done safely efficiently and to high spec.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/2/2018

Excellent timely service. Very neat. No mess. Good fair price

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Gary on 25/2/2018

Lovely blokes. Great work. Came round at 9am on a Sunday morning too. Would definitely recommend.

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

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Reviewed by sharon on 25/2/2018

the guy who done the job was great, done a good job, as it was a very tricky job to do, so took longer than expected. so I am happy with rated people. I shall be using your services again tks

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Haven Lea Tree Services. We are a family farming and tree surgery business that have been in the garding sector for around 10 years now.all our staff are qualified and professional at what they do to make sure our customers are happy.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, End of tenancy cleaning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Ryan on 25/2/2018

Fantastic service and great value for money. Will be hiring again when we need any trees cutting down.

We cover all type tree work from simple trim two complete removal all general gardening covered two garden clearances also pressure washing , gutter cleaning , hedge trimming , leaf clearance , lawn mowing two

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Glynis on 25/2/2018

WARNING - DO NOT USE THIS CONTRACTOR? I must tell it as it is? First day arrived late, no prep work was done, ceiling and woodwork completely missed, paint work (Emulsion) is VERY patchy and cutting in awful, my authentic great nephew could have done a much better job? Job ran over into the next day, arrived late again, both days they kept disappearing? Anyone who can rip off a recently widowed disabled woman must be the lowest of the low? PLEASE BEWARE?

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by james on 25/2/2018

Top plasterer did a brilliant job covering my nasty and uneven artex walls would recommend him to anyone.

Reliable and friendly family run business providing expert advice and quality tradesman.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Devesh on 25/2/2018

Unfortunately my experience turned out to be very frustrating & poor one. Original issue with a leak on roof was worked on in Oct 17 but 4 months on issues remain & in fact are worse. Bill is a nice guy but having had to chase lots & them coming back circa 4 times (+ 5 no shows at least) over the 4 months I have decided to look at alternatives as I believe the quality of work needs assessing independently rather than by Bill/ his subcontractors. I hope Bill covers roof remedial costs as he agreed.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Eileen on 25/2/2018

Nick was very pleasant and helpful.

Experienced tradesmen in all aspects of construction.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Jeremy on 25/2/2018

Job was done for the price quoted even with extra floor levelling needing to be done.Turned up when he was expected did a good job and took all off cuts and rubbish away when finished.The kitchen looks great and we would certainly use again.

DBLT Carpentry is myself, Luke, and my partner Dave. We are both fully qualified carpenters with almost 25 years of experience between us. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our customer service. We are honest, reliable and respectful of our work environment.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Adam on 25/2/2018

Exelent carpenters very poliite asked them to come in and sort another carpenters mess out not many people like picking up the peaces from others. Done 8 internal door and about 45 meters of skirting very tidy and cleaned up after them. Would come highly recommend from my self.

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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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