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6 years experience in site carpentry , level 1,2,3 city and guilds qualified carpenter

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Reviewed by Susie on 16/8/2018

Did rearrange pre arranged time. Didn’t complete in one day as stated due to errors with ordering. Was bit more expensive than others but tidy job apart from door boards were still wet with glue and I wasn’t told this and they moved not tidy looking

Chorley based professional tree surgeons. Fully insured, city and guilds qualified arborist. Our main aim is to provide customer satisfaction but also to ensure that any tree/hedge work we undertake is carried out safely and to a professional standard.

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Reviewed by Karen on 16/8/2018

Charly was true to his word. He turned up on time and did an excellent, professional job leaving a very neatly shaped tree and the gardens cleared of all debris. The job was completed within a week from receiving the quote and I would definitely recommend Woodhead Tree Services. The cost was very reasonable and I would use again.

We are building specialists who offer nothing but great workmanship and guarantee five star work and always look after our customers with great respect

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Reviewed by Jade on 16/8/2018

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Our services covers all aspects of gardening from regular grass cutting, to hard and soft landscaping, flagging and resurfacing. We can assist if your garden is looking overgrown, the hedges need cutting back or your trees have got too tall. Pressure cleaning of patios ,driveways etc Fencing Indoor and exterior painting Gutter cleaning and repair Grass cutting Turfing Pruning Hedge cutting Garden landscaping Flower bed maintenance Tree maintenance Flagging, concrete & block paving Upvc cleaning And much more..............

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Reviewed by S on 16/8/2018

Very helpful. I managed to get my job done. Would recommend

Matt Wheeler Joinery and Plumbing solutions. I deal with domestic renovations, no job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Ali on 16/8/2018

A true professional who made a complicated job look easy. A very friendly and approachable chap who knows his trade like a fisherman knows his fish. Would highly recommend.

We undertake all aspects of building work and repairs, carpentry and plumbing including bathroom and kitchen fittings. Please contact us today for a free no obligatory quote on any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Joanne on 16/8/2018

Robert was polite, considerate and knowledgeable. Did the job in no time at all for a very reasonable price. I will definitely keep his number and use him again.

Welcome to Ross Property care a family run business with 16 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing RPC you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Catherine on 16/8/2018

William arrived on time, completed the job to my specifications, cleaned up as he went along, and even did a few extras for me. Excellent work. I'm pleased and I would use him again. Thank you.

I am a sole trader doing all aspects of jobs from full bathrooms including tiling roofing and guttering brickwork and pointing ect

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Reviewed by Robert on 16/8/2018

Excellent service from Paul. He turned up in good time, discovered the item that was at fault, and made a repair. I can recommend Paul highly.

THE PROFESSIONAL ALTERNATIVE TO DOING IT YOURSELF Professional and skilled multi-tradesman over 15 years experience. Passion for garden design. Excellent eye for detail, perfectionist, very neat, clean & tidy. Full crb checked, refs available on request.

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Reviewed by Aidan on 16/8/2018

Very good service, fair price.

with 25 years of experience, we pride ourselves on producing quality work for a reasonable price. so for all your home maintenance requirements give roofing & building a call

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Reviewed by Stephen on 16/8/2018

The job did cost a little more than I expected but he turned up on time at short notice and did a good job

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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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