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Established in 2016 as a new venture to provide a new customer friendly carpentry and joinery experience. We set out our business aims with one thing in mind (COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION). We strive to meet all of our customers demands

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

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Reviewed by Rhiannon on 16/2/2018

Fantastic job fitting our new doors , Will defiantly be using this company again to do more carpentry work around the house.

Handyman, building, landscaping, painting. Public liability insurance. All major debit and credit cards payments accepted for payment convenience.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/2/2018

Dan proved to be a very reliable and friendly tradesman who quoted less than I expected. He consulted me at every step where additional work might be needed and was very flexible. More than pleased with end result - already hired him for another job

recently returned to north east ,after working many years in london working on prestigous contracts ,hard working non smoker and very reliable . .over 30 years experience in building industry including fencing patios plastering ect

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Stuart on 16/2/2018

Micheal the painter is a very nice lad he has painted a few rooms in my House and I’m very ecstatic with his work and would recommend this lad to anyone. Cheers and thank you very much

With more than 10 years experience in many countries like Italy , Spain ,France ,Greece we want to promote our company in England now and provide the best services to a high standard for all our costumers . We always try our best to see our costumers happy to convert their home into a small corner of heaven. Always looking to offer good quality of work and quality materials, always showing up on time and never leave the job before is finished no matter how many issues we discover. Do not hesitate to contact us, working with Samycos is your best choice !

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

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Reviewed by Dilip on 16/2/2018

Nicky and co. did an excellent job of replacing bath panel, fixing leaking toilet and sink. All work done to high standard and they cleaned up afterwards in professional manner. Would highly recommend.

Hi as you can see I am new to rated people but have vast experience in the work that I do. I specialise in tree maintenance, turfing, flagging, fencing and all other aspects of gardening, We aim to provide the best service to suite all budgets.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by martina on 16/2/2018

Absolutely chuffed.....thank you! ????

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by nigel on 16/2/2018

Ross and Fraser recently completed an excellent job on our garden. It was completed on time and with a high quality finish. They listened to our ideas and gave excellent advice on what was achievable and they cleared up every day leaving the garden tidy at all times. They worked very hard every day to get the job completed . We are really very pleased with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

BW Roofing and Building Specialist Specialising in all types of flat and tiled roof replaced or repaired / All types of bricks walls, paths and patios

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by John on 16/2/2018

A bit more expensive than the budget I had posted but the job was done quickly and courteously. My wife cleaned up the resultant mess (moss) while the man was working above - I would not recommend this, though.

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 16/2/2018

Never shows up, 2 day job took 3 weeks! Wouldn’t recommend

We are very reliable and friendly,always on time, no job to big or to small, and we are fair on are prices , and we are fully insured .

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Laurel on 16/2/2018

Friendly and very hard working

The people who take pride in our work!!

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Dan on 16/2/2018

AVOID THIS COMPANY. Frank Sykes is not to be trusted.I had the misfortune of getting this guy to repair a leak in my roof is quote seemed high £500 but it was urgent and he was willing to fix it immediately. He took about an hour to do it. When it started leaking again i got back in touch but no response. I then got a proper contractor round who said what Frank had done (basically clean the flashing and paint a sealant over it) was worth about £50. We were conned.

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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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