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We are a small family run handyman business based in Essex. We specialise in flat pack furniture, curtain poles, blinds, tv mounts and all other general handyman work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Digital Home Network, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Door / Window painting, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Lisa on 24/4/2018

Mr and Mrs Rai came and put a 3 triple door wardrobe together that had already tried to be assembled by myself. They was very patient because the wardrobe had to be taken apart and when they had finished the job it was excellent they even moved my items back for me it was a stress free easy process. I would definitely be using them again for putting up blinds and another wardrobe they are a very nice husband and wife and make a great team together thank you so much I finally have a wardrobe.

Neil Aitken

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Hi.I'm a time served joiner in my early 60yrs. I've covered all types of joinery work in my time.experience matters so for a good job and competitive rates in won't let you down.

Trades serviced: Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Garden Shed / Playhouse, General Fitted Furniture

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Reviewed by Liz on 23/4/2018

Would recommend Neil for his expertise, quality work and friendly manner.

We are Commercial and Domestic glazing contractors covering all of Northern Ireland. We provide a 24hr boarding and securing service. We also carryout all types of joinery and minor building works up to 15k.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/4/2018

John did exactly what I asked him for. He came promptly and quoted, giving ideas and sharing his experience. If we decide to go ahead I'll definitely be getting him out again

Dorian

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Fast and reliable services allways to high standards

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Carpet fitters, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Yasmin on 23/4/2018

Hardworking and honest Left the place clean and tidy

We are SW London base company Kingston Upon Thames, we specialize in: - bathroom, kitchen fitting - carpentry - plastering - soundproofing - painting and decorating. Just have look the photos.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Bernadette on 23/4/2018

Came and painted our hallway, dining room and kitchen on time. Hardworking and reliable. Will definitely use them again.

Hi have been in the building trade for over 20 years and have a vast experience in landscaping including decking slabing turfing and fences I also do garden maintenance including scarifying and aerating ,full lawn care.

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

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Reviewed by Anne on 23/4/2018

The job was very well done, with no mess left behind and at a very reasonable rate. Also it is a pleasure to deal with Gordon.

We are a family run business based in Southend-on-Sea. We cover all aspects of building related works. Any questions please contact us on o17o23ooo31

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by David on 23/4/2018

They did a good job. Their prices are reasonable.

AM Building solutions is a well established building company, with experience of both domestic and commercial projects. We believe the successful delivery of all our projects is the attention to detail and completed within time and budget. All projects large or small are managed in the same way to make sure there is the detail, breakdown and planning to help ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/4/2018

AM Building Solutions contacted me to quote me for a job I posted. Unfortunately, due to my own personal circumstances I wasn’t able to proceed with the quote. I only had message contact with Andrew to set up the meeting to provide a quote. He replied to messages very quickly and was good to deal with to set up the meeting.

i have been painting and decorating now for over 25 yrs,specialities include new builds,start to finish and making good on older properties.External work and internal work,no job to big or small.i have painted many pulic houses,hotels to a high standard.

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

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Reviewed by Shirley on 23/4/2018

Overall excellent work just needs to be a bit more attentive to prepping would recommend them to friends

we are a family run business specialists in all types of property maintenance.my father started our company some 40 years ago and my myself have been involved for 25 years.we pride A-LINE on customer satisfaction.our motto if you cant reach why risk it !!

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Stacey on 23/4/2018

Very pleased with response time and all work carried out made my life a lot easier will defo use again

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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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