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From simply maintaining a healthy garden to landscaping a brand new look, find out how your local gardener can transform the exterior of your property.

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I offer a full hard landscaping service; patios, paths, drive ways, fencing, tufting, bespoke timber structures, sleeper work and ponds. Specialising in low maintenance gardens. I can also do full garden clearance and other groundwork.

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Reviewed by Martin on 13/10/2020

Prompt response and completion. Good work. Some sound advice about future work and will be looking to use them again.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

Welcome to RM Repairs & Maintenance a family run business with 10 years experience in property repairs & maintenance. I am a professional, efficient and reliable handyman who is just one call away to fix any of those jobs that you just haven't had time to do. RM Repairs & Maintenance is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how big or small. We serve all residential customers, Letting Agents/Landlords in the Somerset area. By choosing RM Repairs & Maintenance you have guaranteed: 1. your job done at the highest standards on every visit 2. agreed appointments 3. no mess left behind when job is done 4. no hidden charges We pride ourselves on the high standards of work and first class workmanship at affordable prices . FULLY INSURED

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Reviewed by Mark on 24/3/2021

Super reliable and brilliant communication throughout. Will be keen for future work (as discussed if the quote works out). Highly recommended

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/11/2019

Put the job out there. Ben texted me staright away. Called the next day. Did the job a few days later. No fuss or drama. Excellent job. I would highly recommend. Paul Prestonpans

GARRY MCKAY

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a two man team specialising in domestic electrical work and bricklaying,attic conversions are very much on our radar,we have many years of experience between us and can carry out small jobs to larger jobs throu to completion causing minimum stress for our customers,i personally carried out my training many years ago,but still update my skills and continue to learn.

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Reviewed by Susan on 9/10/2020

Gary and his colleague were excellent. They were reliable and punctual and went out of their way to be helpful. The work done was finished exceptionally well and they found a positive solution to sourcing and providing the power to my lights with minimum household upheaval. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Elna on 27/11/2012

Very accommodating and friendly flexible service.

Billy kerr

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Hi there customer care and attention to detail is my main aim, also when I quote I do not spend two much of your time on a sales pitch, everything I quote goes on an email then you can make your own decision. Many thanks Billy

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Reviewed by anne on 31/3/2021

promped,polite,and took great care in explaining work carried out.

We have just been asked to join Rated People ,so our ratings do not exist yet. However with over 30 years experience and countless jobs under our belt, we can do anything from fixing a broken tile to complete refurbishments and extensions. New drains to a new roof we can do it all, and do it well. Kitchens, bathrooms, alterations redecoration, all in a day's work for us. An Island family firm ,with excellent references and recommendations . We are recomended by estate agents and property management services. Friendly reliable service at realistic prices. We finish on time on price. For a builder you can trust, call us.

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Reviewed by Steve on 6/1/2021

Interior supporting wall removed & installation of a steel beam. From quote to completion Nick and his team delivered exactly what they had promised. They even helped resolve issues with the steel beam that had been provided by the Structural Engineer. Excellent communication & finished the job on-time & to quote. I would definitely recommend Nick and will be using him and his team for other internal & external projects coming up.

Just give us a call and we'll make it for you!

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Reviewed by Latiya on 23/3/2019

I would definitely recommend ionut. He was very punctual and got straight to the job. He is reliable and talented within his sector

mcauley jblm

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We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

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Reviewed by Andrew on 12/7/2020

Pleasure to have the house. Very tidy

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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

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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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 might give you some inspiration.

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