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Tds trees offers a quick, reliable and competitive service covering all of Kent. All tree work is undertaken from the very small front garden conifers to managing and maintaining a woodland we do the lot.

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Reviewed by Jon on 20/7/2018

Excellent service from Tom and his team. Worked tirelessly and promptly every day. Can’t recommend then highly enough.

FOG Group offers a full range of construction services. We take pride in offering competitive services at competitive prices. Services ranging from Groundworks to full house refurbishment or home maintenance .

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Reviewed by Ralfi on 20/7/2018

Toilet leaking again so George came back and said that he needs to cut the ceiling below to check as some parts may be broken. When he cut the ceiling he found out nothing was broken just misplaced which was causing the leakage. It was fixed in less than half a day. In less then two months the bathroom is leaking again and the ceiling is completely damaged. Obviously he didn’t do the job properly. He is now ignoring me to finish the job. So I wouldn’t trust him and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

Grafting garden's is a family run business who take pride in keeping the customer happy and providing the best service possible. We under take any outside work no matter how big or small and provide and friendly proffession service

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Reviewed by Jenny on 20/7/2018

Not sure if this the people who contacted me as it is a different tel.no. but I assume it is. Failed to turn up twice once they let me know the second time they did not.

C&s garden and property maintenance is a family run business that have been est since 2005 we are friendly and a trustworthy teem and work to a very high standards. And we are very copetable with our prices

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Reviewed by Mick on 20/7/2018

Luke was very prompt and agreed a price and started work immediately, he did everything that we asked for and came back the next morning to do some extra clearing up that we asked him to do. Very efficient and polite , I would highly recommend Luke and will be using him again.

Hi offering a quality professional services at affordable prices with guaranteed job satisfaction , brickwork blockpaving ,flat roofing,plasterwork,garage conversion demolition,refurbishment,extensions, we have 25 year experienced we cover all aspects of building work

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Reviewed by GRAHAM on 19/7/2018

Brilliant job ,answered the advert VERY quickly .....came around, gave me a quote, which was acceptable, started the job 2 days later and completed very quickly . Great workmanship, very friendly and no hesitation in recommending Steve

We are friendly family run business here to help and advise people for the best and cheapest way for people to have there work done no job is to small or to Big

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Reviewed by Geoff on 19/7/2018

Although didn’t turn up on time explanation was Reasonable,work was carried out as discussed and left clean and tidy ,highly recommend !

We do all tree and garden services. Grass cutting, Edging, Prunning, Hedge trimming, Total garden clearances, Fencing, Decking & Artificial grass. All Tree services including, Crown Reductions & uplifts, Limb Removal, Tree Felling, Stump Grinding & Waste removal. With over 20yrs experience, your in safe hands. A reliable service, Fully insured, Free estimates. Tidy Gardens

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Reviewed by Craig on 19/7/2018

Excellent work, really happy with result

R Evans Tree & Landscapes specialise in all types of tree surgery & landscapes & much more fully insured & qualified

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Reviewed by Richard on 18/7/2018

Would highly recommend these guys . Friendly, Great time keeping , Great workmanship and very tidy , Even mowed the lawn even though they were only reducing my willow tree. Already booked them in for another job. Thanks Richard Large

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 Jai on 18/7/2018

Good job and reasonably priced.

A-TECH BUILDING SERVICES LTD is a building company based in St Albans & Luton, we are a family run business who pride ourselves on our workmanship. All our staff are time served and have many years experience in their given trade. Please see our website.

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Reviewed by Rosina on 17/7/2018

Tony and his staff created a lovely garden patio for me. I would highly recommend them worked hard all day, they were a pleasure to have about. I will certainly use them again for my next project. Rosina. Milton Keynes.

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Stump Grinding specialists - what you need to know

If you’ve had a tree felled on your property, you may have been left with a stump… Not only can these stumps be unsightly, they may also serve as a breeding ground for parasites and fungi, jeopardising the overall health of your garden. Depending on the position of your tree, removing the stump will also clear space for future planting, or any landscaping plans you might have.

An experienced tree surgeon will be able to grind down any stumps, or remove them completely, using a stump grinding machine. This machine grinds the stump into chippings or mulch, which can be easily swept away.

You’ll be asked to specify how deep you would like the stump ground to. Shallow grinding of roughly 20-25cm below surface is usually sufficient for turf. You will be advised to go deeper – 30cm or more, if you plan on replanting or landscaping over the stump site.

If you’re looking to remove the stump entirely, your tree surgeon can use a combination of hand tools and stump grinder to cut and remove the stump, along with any lateral roots. This is a more labour intensive option, which will be reflected in the cost.

Though you may be tempted to tackle smaller stumps yourself, hiring a stump grinder for a DIY attempt is both expensive and risky for any stump over 5 inches. A professional tree surgeon will get the job done quickly and efficiently, preventing any future problems.  

Cost of stump grinding and removal work

The cost of grinding is dependent on the size of the stump. The minimum charge is around £60 for a tree stump of 15inches (diameter) or less. Quotes will increase with the size of the stump but generally range from £60 to £120.

Stump removal is more expensive, as your tree surgeon will be negotiating different root systems. Cherry trees, for example, demand more complex treatment, as their roots are famously expansive. Stumps of this sort will take several hours to remove and the extra time required will be reflected in the cost.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no specific qualifications required to be a tree surgeon, with most training on the job. Many will gain the necessary experience as a grounds worker, or through a college course. A reputable tree surgeon will have a thorough knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for stump grinding and removal jobs

No planning permission will be needed for stump grinding. It’s important to note that some trees can be protected by preservation orders, so make sure you speak to the council if you have one on your property.

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