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Family run business with over 25 years experience. We provide outstanding services and amazing value to our customers. We work together across boundaries to meet needs.

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Reviewed by Gemma on 28/5/2022

Amazing job fitting a new pvc roof on garden veranda. Very efficient and great job done!

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Reviewed by Linda on 8/4/2022

Excellent job. Clean and professional

Welcome to White Rose Landscapes. A Local friendly and a reliable company. Established since 2008, Based in Wakefield, Specialist in all types of Hard and soft landscaping. Please contact Shaun today for more info

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Reviewed by Tehmina on 16/2/2022

Done a really good job. Will be hiring again in the Summer to sort out my garden

Small family run building company with over 40 years experience over 2 generations as a premium general building company. All types of building work carried out to the highest standard. A one stop shop for all your building needs right from the design and planning stage to completion. Joinery, roofing specialising in flat roofs Building and Plastering A wealth of experience in remodelling and renovations, extensions and sunrooms. Landscaping and paving. All areas covered. Fully insured, trained and certified tradesmen

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Reviewed by david on 17/4/2022

Paul from apex was true to his word from a start date to finish date and done a fantastic job very happy with his work ,and recommend apex for any brick driveway work . THANK YOU.

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Reviewed by Darek on 10/1/2019

Fantastic service - arrived as agreed with all required machinery and people. They are really well organized and have good knowledge of their work. The work had been carried out at good pace and to a very high standard. Very happy.Thank you guys

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Ann on 26/5/2022

Superb work team were friendly and helpful offering great advice. They kept everything clean, tidy and were on time throughout the project. I would definitely use them again and recommend to anyone.

We are a family business that take pride in every job we do we are reliable and fully insured

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Reviewed by Dawn on 28/6/2022

I was told that they could do the work within my budget and after the work was carried out, I was charged the top end of £1,000. I had a qualified tradesmen take a look at the end result and I was told that the cost should have been no more than £200. I feel totally ripped off. I requested many times an itemised invoice/receipt for my insurance company and never received it.

We are family-based firm that pride ourselves on top quality workmanship for affordable prices all our work comes with a 10 years guarantee free quotations given?

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Reviewed by Patricia on 30/5/2022

Fantastic quick response, very efficient and did the job perfectly. No hesitation to recommend this company

Welcome to Pinewood landscape services. We are a family run buisness with over 27 years experience in our trade. Fully insured & qualified tradesman all our work is fully guaranteed. We cover all areas of London & Surrey.

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Reviewed by Sandra on 25/11/2020

Highly recommended. Michael and his team completed a great job on blockpaving my driveway & also building Rebuilding my brick pillows very polite and professional. 10/10

We are a small company based in Wellington. Our list of services include ... septic tank and treatment plant emptying, drainage issues (blockages etc..), treatment plant installations an general drainage issues groundwork and installations. We have small 3.5 ton tankers for tight access as well as 18 ton tankers for large tanks. high pressure jetting and site portable toilet hire and servicing.

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Reviewed by SVEN on 24/2/2021

Dan arrived when stated and set to work straight away, the job progressed well throughout, and despite the poor weather at times, all was completed without any problems. Left the site very clean and tidy, highly recommend him for a similar job.

angelos tree & edge specialist I provide Allsorts of landscaping work all tree felling pruning reshaping trees treated stump grinding jet washing and a friendly free advice for all types of tree and garden work. I have put some of my jobs on here for you to see quality of my work all customers on here of got me a rating on this website please read my ratings and give me A chance give you a free quote thanks

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Reviewed by Jeff on 27/6/2022

Very good service. Promet clean and most of all a great job. Highly recommended.

we are a commercial and domestic fencing and landscaping company,with over 20 years experience,all types of fencing and landscaping work undertaken

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Reviewed by Maria on 3/4/2022

Quick response and work started and completed on date stated. Very pleased, we have another job already lined up to do with cb fencing. Once we have received quote, andcstart date. Williams, Llanishen.

We are a family run business priding ourselves in quality workmanship at affordable prices customer satisfaction is guaranteed we cover all aspects of roofing gardening and general property maintenance with over 20 years experience all quotations are free

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Reviewed by Josh on 29/6/2021

Carl and the team undertook a full landscape, fencing and decking project. It wasn't a small task, with hidden tree stumps, heavily overgrown garden and uneven levels. The team were brilliant and had the whole garden fully landscaped, including a new fence, roll on lawn, deck and a few other additional tasks completed within a week. Team turned up on time every day and worked solidly to get the job finished within the quoted timeframe. Would strongly recommend Root2Roof for the works they completed.

Hi rimi construction ltd I have been in the industry for nearly 16 years and specialise in a number of trades including landscaping, painting and decorating, carpentry and flooring installations. With great attention to detail I aim to provide the highest quality of work. I am a trustworthy and genuine person devoted to my buisness, carrying out work professionally to each individual requirement

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Reviewed by Cherry on 11/1/2022

Job was to widen our Archway in between our living room and dining room, which included fitting an RSJ. Karl was very knowledgeable and explained to us what he would be doing. All completed within the same day to a very good standard. Thank Karl. ??

We are a reliable local company with 25 years experience and an extensive customer base. We are fully qualified and insured. Fully competent in all aspects landscapes. Don't not hesitate contact

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Reviewed by J on 20/6/2022

Jason was very quick and efficient, my tree stump I've had for some years he removed in no time at all manually due to its positioning in the garden. So unable to use grinder. He and partner were very polite and worked hard. A very good job done, will recommend his service any time ,wish I new about it earlier.

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services/roofing, lawn care, garden designing, pressure washing, patios, driveways and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 24/5/2022

Emma and her colleague did a brilliant job of transforming my back garden/yard from basically a right mess into something very eye catching and appealing. They worked very efficiently through a day of appalling weather at times to create a beautiful looking space.

JW Construction Joinery Building Roofing We are members of the Lancashire SafeTrader, Trust a Trader, Competent Roofer, we can self certify all our projects to building control, All our work is carried out to the highest of standards.

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Reviewed by Faruk on 29/10/2019

Very quick response and attended job on time as promised. He was polite and completed the work in time.

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

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Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

www.foreverlawnltd.co.uk ForeverLawn Ltd® is the most prestigious and recognised brand of artificial lawn in the UK with an outstanding product portfolio. Specialising in artificial grass, we have established an excellent reputation, as can be seen by our long list of well-known clients. We can create your ideal artificial grass installation from a short summer cut to a wild 60mm pile height, offering natural looking grass without the hassle. From gardens to golf courses, from patio to play areas, from schools to spas, you are sure to see the grass is greener on our side. Facebook @ForeverLawnUK @FloorTraderUK

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Reviewed by James on 20/3/2022

Excellent quality work speedy service

we are a family run business with over 25 years combined experience. we are fully insured just based outside of norwich covering all of norfolk and suffolk. all aspects of tree surgery,garden clearnce,fencing,turfing,gravelling and much more unertaken.

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Reviewed by Rob on 8/6/2020

Was efficient, effective, friendly, cost effective and on-time. What more is needed?

I am a small company and i carry out a variety of work from garden maintenance grass cutting Hedge cutting Strimming . i carry out landscape works aswell big or small jobs .I Am a city of Guids Brick Layer so carry out small Building works to Garden walls Boundary walls small Extensions. also general Handyman services

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Reviewed by Rosemary on 18/6/2022

Job was completed as per my request. Communication was good, will be using MJR for further gardening jobs.

Welcome!   We love gardens and the beauty they bring to your surroundings, however, gardens require work which we understand you may not have the time to invest.  This is where we can help.   Our family run business offers reliable, friendly and affordable garden services which will make the most of your garden and outdoor space.  We carry out the work enabling you to simply enjoy the pleasure of a well maintained garden. What we offer Whether your garden is small or large, simply needs mowing or a complete overhaul, we can assist to ensure you get the most from your garden.  Here are just some of the services we offer: Clearing overgrown gardens, tidying, managing shrubs   One off garden clearance Regular maintenance Lawn care Flowerbeds,  Containers & Baskets Hedge Care Decorative Coverings Wood protection Fencing Patio & Drive Maintenance Overall care for your garden including planting, pruning, weeding and mowing   Regular mowing, aerating, feeding and scarifying to maintain and improve your lawn   Creating raised beds, digging new borders and care for existing flowerbeds including planting, weeding and pruning    Trimming, reducing or planting new hedges   We can provide and install gravel, slate, bark or pebble to compliment or transform the look of your garden   Care for fencing, decking, sheds and other wooden garden features to enhance their look and provide weather protection   We repair and install new fences, or can simply replace panels or posts to your requirements   Pressure washing and weeding to maintain a quality appearance

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Reviewed by Lynne on 12/4/2022

Still waiting for him to turn up and give a quote.

First 4 Paving Ltd create beautiful paths, driveways, patios and landscape gardens in a variety of styles and designs to perfectly complement your home. Our own teams of experienced, specialist installers, using only the best materials from leading suppliers Marshalls and Hanson paving will create your new installation with care and complying with the relevant British Standards

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Reviewed by Leanne on 6/5/2022

James and team were excellent. James quoted us and managed to fit us around other jobs really quickly. We had a complete garden renovation completed in 3 days . Would highly recommend , nothing was too much trouble and all his staff were fantastic. Thank you so much James and team .

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Reviewed by Sally on 27/6/2022

Fast response. Job done efficiently and at reasonable cost. Friendly and helpful.

Richard mellor Roofing - property maintenance. All Roofing & Guttering work undertaken plus work on your Home & Gardens too..

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Reviewed by Robert on 10/1/2021

JOB WELL DONE. BY R MELLOR PROPERTY SERVICES. clean and tidy very polite . highly recommended

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

We are a fast growing company in London. We specialize in construction and renovation works.

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Reviewed by Donna on 30/10/2021

Very efficient and professional job. Exceeded expectations!

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 Mark on 20/2/2022

Raymond was very quick to respond and extremely helpful, will use 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.

Home solutions a trusted business which has been serving the roofing & building industry for over 20 years.

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Reviewed by Sean on 14/3/2022

Professional and high quality service. Good availability and workmanship flawless. Reasonable price. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended. Thank you. Will definitely use again!!

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Reviewed by ALAN on 19/3/2022

Yet another month on from agreed start to work and still nothing. Originally planned for sept 2021. Then was Feb 22. No communication at all. Would definitely NOT recommend this person for any work.

At Morley Gardens we pride ourselfs at being the best in our field of garden management and landscaping. We offer an excellent service to all our customers at an extremely competitive price. We strive to go the extra mile, so all our customers are extremely happy. Robert

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Reviewed by Rowan on 20/4/2022

The team were all fantastic. Rob took us from ideation/few sketches to a clear plan that was all costed out with lots of good advice. Kaspar & Janis onsite were very easy to work with, great with neighbours and delivered a really high quality finish. Easy to make adaptations and clear communication throughout. Would definitely recommend.

My company does all types of roofing work, building work and lead work ,flat roofs ,Firestone rubber,rebuild chimney stacks, tree work, fencing ‘n’ decking also artificial grass (dig outs and fitting) etc. *24-hr CALL OUT*

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Reviewed by Dennis on 16/6/2022

Fantastic work good friendly team

Pruning trees including all fruit trees, bushes, roses and shrubs. Tree felling, tree stump removal, hedging, turfing, wood chipping, decking, fencing and bramble removal. All garden waste removed. stump grinder logs splitter Tree felling certified Chainsaw certificated + claiming certificated cutting tree Health and safety certified PPE Fully insured Fully qualified Other services available, please ask for what you require. If you change your mind, please let us know as soon as possible.

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Reviewed by John on 17/4/2022

140ft fence. Ripped out, new one built in a little over 2-days. Very good standard of work, very pleased with a fence that should last for decades. Price, very reasonable for the amount of work. Would I recommend? Yes!

We specialise in the installation of brick and stone driveways and Patios.We also offer a complete landscaping service.

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Reviewed by Doug on 30/5/2022

Very good service. Quick, efficient and friendly. Would definitely use again. No hassles. Thank you.

ibuild bespoke roofing landscaping and house renovations is very different from your average building company We are here to help you get the overall finished home that you have always dreamed for we offer free architecture design. and free no obligation quotes. We specialise in providing you complete satisfaction in every step of the way. no upfront deposit and no overspill charges. Services we offer includes: *complete roofing installation *driveway installation *resin/blockpaving/tarmac/gravel/concrete,ect *patio installation *fencing *tree care and removal/hege triming are pruning *bespoke outbuildings/home office/garden shed *house footings/brick walls/rendering walls *house extensions and roofs *complete re,roofs/felt batton/tiles replacement. *electric gate entrance commercial and domestic *and many many more Services we have to offer.

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Reviewed by Jo on 17/5/2021

Noah has done an excellent job where access to the back garden was difficult. He totally delivered what he promised and the results are brilliant.

Hello people I’m ionut a young and passionate worker that can multi task when needed for profession I’m a excavator operator however have experience in multiple trades if you need anything don’t hesitate to give a call thank you.

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Reviewed by Linda on 2/5/2022

highly experienced and qualified gardener. providing a variety of garden hedge and tree care services. below are the following areas I can help with. Grass cutting,scarifieing rotaviting soil Hedge cutting Hedge removel shrub shaping Tree pruning Tree felling garden clearances Boarder tidying patio/Driveway cleaning patio re poiting fence,decking painting From one of jobs to regular maintenance also commercial property and home owners.

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Reviewed by Janice on 8/1/2022

Excellent job very reliable used for other properties since

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

What We Do We are here to provide the best possible solutions in the masonry construction industry within Yorkshire . We provide services such as Repointing, Extensions, Foundations, Brickwork & Stonework and with our excellence in customer satisfaction we provide the best possible solution to our clients. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We have a legacy of over 100 years of collective experience in Masonry Industry. Our qualified and experienced team can provide you the best masonry solution to construct or renovate the world around you at the most affordable manner. More about us We are here to provide the best possible solution in the masonry construction industry and are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We are in the provide services such as Repointing, Extensions, Brickwork & Stonework using our excellence to provide the best possible solution to our clients. We have the legacy of over 100 years of collective experience in Masonry Industry! Our qualified and experienced team can provide you the best masonry solution to construct or renovate the world around you at the most affordable manner. Craig Marrison, the founder of CM Masonry has a vast range of experience in numerous construction and Masonry projects across the UK. With a vast number of qualifications and the real- time experience from masonry and construction projects, Craig had a visionary to revolutionise Masonry Industry. Initiating its journey in 2019, CM Masonry has achieved a praiseworthy level within a very short time. We are committed to provide the best quality Masonry Construction Services that is in compliance with all the quality norms and standards. Our partnership with Liam Witty to expand the business to North Yorkshire has accelerated our growth by many fold since 2020. Today, CM Masonry is the most trusted name in the field of Masonry Industry in Yorkshire and the UK. CM Masonry is there to ensure the best possible Masonry Solutions for you!

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Reviewed by Stefan on 25/2/2022

Poor communication and lack of project management skills and honesty leaves something to be desired of this company. A 4 week job turned into a 16 week job due to the fact that the sub contractor was not released monies to purchase materials although I paid a hefty 30% deposit and further 30% before up to roof level. I would recommend Carl the sub contractor that did the work but wouldn't recommend CM Masonry. The sub contractor did a good job thankfully so the end result is good.

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

Family run business. Services include grass cutting, hedge cutting, weeding, planting. Garden clearance and maintenance. Landscaping, brickwork, decking and fencing. Turfing and lawn treatments.

GS Landscapes is an experienced Landscaping Company based on the Wirral. Over 15 years experience, in paving, walling, fencing artificial grass and decking etc. GS Landscapes offer a professional and high quality service.

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Reviewed by James on 15/3/2021

Gary and his team did an excellent job on our garden, installing some decking with lights and clearing out a pebble area and replacing it with turf. He also did a few minor clean up jobs for free whilst he was working in the area. All rubble/rubbish was cleared away at the end and we are chuffed with the results.

I run a small building and landscaping company based near Horncastle, Lincolnshire. We aim to provide a fast, efficient and high quality service to all our customers using our own trades and a selection of other local tradesmen to complete our work. I’m fully insured, a licensed waste carrier and fully DBS checked

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Reviewed by George on 7/6/2022

Excellent prompt service, and a great job at a fair price.

Need a hand? Someone friendly, reliable and cost-effective? We are Able4you !

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Reviewed by Jon on 9/1/2021

Excellent job, reliable, kept to quote, quality workmanship, very pleased with the work and Overall finish, would definitely recommend.

Specialist in block paving tarmacadam of drive ways and patios and also include exterior house hold work finance services offered available

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Reviewed by David on 2/6/2022

I was impressed with how quickly they were able to start my jobs. My garden patio was started within a couple of days of my confirming their price and they finished that and my drive in a week. Work was done to a good standard and the men were always on time and worked hard. Not cheap but to have the work done quickly it was worth it.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

N P TREE CARE is based in North London. Are qualified arborist / horticulturalists provides a wide range of services for all your tree surgery and landscape needs. All chainsaw users are licensed. All aspects of domestic and commercial work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Brendan on 29/4/2022

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Few tradespeople can match the breadth of knowledge and skills of a landscape gardener. They flip that old cliché on its head and are every bit the master of all trades, jack of none.

Your pro will begin the landscaping process by looking at what’s already in place in your garden and drawing up a variety of design options for you to consider. You can then work with them to refine those early sketches and find the ideal blend of form and function for your outdoor space. Your gardener can draw upon their green-fingered expertise to make recommendations for the type of plants and shrubs that’ll suit your garden and advise where they can thrive.

Once the design and accompanying quotes are agreed, work can begin. That first step will usually involve locating any water pipes and electricity cables that are buried under your garden, to ensure they don’t dig through anything. If you’re planning to install any features that require water or power, the necessary connections can be laid at this stage.

Usually “hard landscaping” features (such as patios, decking or paving) will follow next, and this is the most labour-intensive phase of garden landscaping. Then it’ll be time to position and plant your shrubs and smaller plants, as well as carefully laying your lawn. And, with any finishing touches installed, your new garden should be ready to enjoy.

How much does landscape gardening cost?

Landscape gardening prices can vary wildly, depending on the size of your garden and the level of finish you’re looking for.

Smaller landscape gardening projects, lasting around a week to a week and a half, will come in at around £5,000–£7,000.

Larger projects, stretching into many weeks and even months, can rack up a bill that strays into the tens of thousands.

What are the main features of a landscape garden?

  • Patios. Provided the land you want to build your patio on is level, this is a fairly simple job, but it requires meticulous planning and careful execution. Your tradesperson will dig down to create a base at the right level, removing excess soil as they go. They’ll then lay that base using hardcore or cement, before positioning your paving slabs. When laying those slabs, they should use a level line to ensure the patio is perfectly flat. The patio can then be finished by pointing in a dedicated patio cement.
  • Decking. Creating a wood deck is a relatively simple job, but a lot depends on the ground you’re looking to build on – namely whether it’s level and sturdy. If it is, then installing the joists, decking and facing boards is much easier.
  • Raised beds. Whether you want to grow your own vegetables or simply want to introduce a bit of colour with a vibrant plant or shrub, installing a raised bed allows you to test how green-fingered you are. Building a raised bed can provide an impressive contrasting feature for your garden.
  • Pond. You might be tempted to dismiss that most quintessentially British of garden features – the noble pond – as a tad dated. But today’s varieties can be modern and elegant. As well as encouraging aquatic wildlife into your garden, a pond is a relaxing and calming feature. Your landscape gardener should be able to deliver every phase of this project – from excavating the ground to form your pond through to lining, filling it and planting the necessary water-loving plants.
  • Laying turf. Creating a bowling-green lawn is much trickier than it looks. The key is painstaking preparation of the soil that your gardener will lay the new turf on. That soil will need to be levelled, tamped, neatly raked and then watered before your gardener can carefully roll out the new turf. And depending on when your lawn is laid, a period of intense watering and care may be required in the days and weeks afterwards.
  • Outdoor lighting. If you plan to spend long summer evenings in your garden, you’ll need to think about how to create the right lighting setup. That way you can view your plants or water feature in all their splendour. Whether you’re looking for subtle ground-level LED lighting or a light source that illuminates your entire outdoor space, your landscape gardener should be able to install the necessary circuits required for your desired lighting arrangement.
  • Fencing. Your fences aren’t just there to mark the boundary of your property. They provide security and add a finishing touch for your garden too. Frankly, cheap fencing looks naff and can have a negative impact on the overall aesthetic of your home. Your landscape gardener can advise on the type of fencing that’s most durable, as well as offering you recommendations on the right design options to suit your outdoor space. They’ll then be able to install your fencing correctly, digging in the fence posts and ensuring a sturdy assembly to withstand the elements.

When to plan your landscaping project

The time of year you choose for your landscaping project may depend on when you want to use your garden, as well as what features are going into it.

Surprisingly, it’s often best to avoid summer, as that’s precisely when you’ll want to be enjoying it. And most experts will probably advise to look at autumn and early winter, or later winter into early spring.

There are a few reasons for this:

  1. You’ll be ready for the summer. If you want to enjoy your garden throughout the whole summer, starting your landscaping project early will help to ensure your plants and shrubs have time to establish themselves. Plus, the wet winter and spring seasons provide “nature’s watering can”, meaning you don’t need to spend time trying to rescue your newly laid lawn or plants from the scorching summer heat.
  2. Less disturbance to plants and wildlife. Autumn and winter means hibernation – and not just for all the birds and small animals that may have made a home in your garden. Plants won’t be growing either, and that means they’re easier to move. It also makes your gardener’s life easier, without having to contend with as many overgrown shrubs and leaves.
  3. Less hassle for you. You won’t be using your garden as often in the autumn and winter months. That means garden furniture will be packed away, and you won’t be so inconvenienced by any work going on. It’s much easier for landscape gardeners to work when they have the entire space to themselves, without having to dodge kids’ toys, plant pots and BBQs.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are a number of gardening and horticulture qualifications out there, awarded by everyone from City & Guilds through to prestigious bodies like the Royal Horticultural Society. Those accreditations can be useful, but – as the old saying goes – there’s no substitute for experience. Specifically, experience in creating gardens similar to what you’re dreaming of.

Every landscape gardener worth their salt should be able to show you photos and drawings of outdoor spaces they’ve created previously. So, expect any professional you speak with to have examples of their recent projects.

Planning permission for garden landscaping

Provided none of the elements in your new garden extend too high and overlook a neighbour’s property or a public highway, you won’t need planning permission to landscape your garden.

If your project features a single storey log cabin or shed, you should be fine to proceed. But if you’re unsure, you can always consult the planning portal website: www.planningportal.co.uk.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Just because your landscape gardener is mainly working outside, that doesn’t eliminate the potential for damage to your property. It’s all too easy to dig through pipes, or damage external walls and other features in your home.

Public liability insurance will protect the tradesperson and you from any mishaps, giving you peace of mind throughout the duration of the project.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Can they provide plans or drawings to propose designs for your garden?
  • What access will they need to your property while work is taking place?
  • What watering routine do you need to follow for your new lawn or plants?
  • Are there any jobs your landscape gardener cannot do, or would prefer to use a specialist for (building a garden wall, for example)?

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Services required: earth work,...

Services required: earth work, laying turf, Looking for someone to dig up the garden, level it all out, install a drainage system and then lay...

Services required: create...

Services required: create borders, earth work, laying surfaces, paving, planting, Trees need removed Approximate length of garden: 10m to 20m / 30ft...

Services required: laying turf...

Services required: laying turf Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft Additional information: Require artificial grass to be supplied and...

Garden Refurbishment

Our garden is approximately 6m x 12m (rear of an end of terrace) and want to: 1. Open up the garden wall to install a wooden gate for rear access....

Services required: decking,...

Services required: decking, earth work, paving Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft Additional information: Back garden has poor drainage...

Services required: paving...

Services required: paving Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft Additional information: Price for replacing decking with paving.

Services required: build...

Services required: build raised beds, decking, earth work Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft Additional information: I have a small area...

Looking for my garden to be...

Looking for my garden to be redesigned asap

Services required: earth work,...

Services required: earth work, paving Approximate length of garden: up to 10m / 30ft Additional information: I would like part of my garden paved....

Hard land scraping and small...

Hard land scraping and small wall building Approximate length of garden: more than 20m / 60ft

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradespeople, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

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