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H.s construction is a family run business with high quality standards with have been on rated people for last three years with great reviews but due to a technical issue with rated people I lost all my ratings but I have copy's. Your job is in good hands

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Scott on 20/2/2018

The team arrived promptly, they cleared all my gravel rear garden bagged up and put it on my front drive as asked they cleaned up the very best they could. They made no marks at all going through my house to the front carrying the sacks all 30 of them. Highly recommend

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

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 20/2/2018

Lee was very professional and cleaned up after he finished. His work was excellent. Very polite and friendly. Came to see what work was required first gave a quote and came on time to complete work even though it was a wet day.

Oakwood Landscapes have over 20 years of experience working on gardens across West Yorkshire and wider. We provide free advice over the phone and will provide a free quote with no obligations.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Natasha on 20/2/2018

Came the same day, very good job, reasonable price, will be using again! Took rubbish away with him too. Recommend! Thank you!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Irene on 20/2/2018

Karl did a lovely job, he is so helpful and obliging. Nothing is too much trouble. He will be coming back to do other jobs for me and I will certainly recommend him to friends.

Small family business that aims to please by going that extra mile to make customers happy for the last 8 years. Any jobs considered,We aim for 100% satisfaction

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Vanessa on 20/2/2018

Fantastic job done by Joe, Nigel and the team last year. I am over the moon with my new, easy to look after garden! I was particularly impressed by the attention to detail and the complete focus on doing what I wanted, not what they thought was best - but with good advice given at the same time. Highly recommended.

From design to completion Award Winning Meo Landscapes can transform garden ideas into reality. We design and construct gardens and supply you with exceptional service, style and craftsmanship at affordable rates. We Are BRADSTONE ASSURED

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by Patrik on 20/2/2018

All over very pleased with the work.

We offer professional Tree surgery services, throughout Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and beyond. We always put our customers first, and will give expert advice on the best way forward to achieve the customers desired result while still maintaining the health and aesthetics of their trees. For various reasons trees sometimes need removed, so you can rest assured that we are specialists in dismantling trees that are too large to fell in their given area. We place a strong emphasis on health and safety, all staff are fully trained, and qualified for their role within the team, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. All climbing and lowering equipment is regularly examined to check for defects and replaced when required. We are fully insured for tree work, with £3 million public liability, and £10 million employers liability cover. Our customers are our number 1 priority, all staff are courteous, professional, and approachable, so you don’t need to be shy if you want to discuss anything while a job is underway. We always remove all mess arising from whatever job we undertake, unless we have been specifically asked not too, and more often than not we leave gardens tidier than when we arrived. Although we are new to rated people, we have been trading for over 5 years, the last 3 as a limited company, with years of experience also gained before that time. So if you are looking for a professional, affordable and friendly Tree surgeon, please get in touch. Thanks Andy Marshall

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Stump Grinding, Tree Felling

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Reviewed by Tony on 19/2/2018

What an amazing service from Andrew. Not only is he a very nice person who genuinely cares about his work but he is very professional and takes pride in his job. He actually did more work than agreed and wasn’t interested in trying to get more money, very refreshing to deal with somebody like that. If u need trees cut or cared for and I live in Glasgow’s south side, don’t go anywhere else call Andrew.

A Reid garden services fencing hedge cutting tree trimming hard landscaping gravel supplied and lead turfin all types of paving to general tidy up thanks for looking please visit my Facebook page. A garden services for pictures of off jobs we have done

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Lisa on 19/2/2018

Doesn’t show for quotes!

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Reza on 19/2/2018

arranged quickly and easily. tuned up on time. job done within half hour. thanks

Lee Henderson garden services has been going since February 2016 I have nearly 20 years experience in garden maintenance pruning tidy ups one offs only the best equipment used

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/2/2018

Lee did a fantastic job clearing the ivy that had run riot in my garden, replacing fence panelling, pruning and removing other shrubs. He was prompt, competitively priced and always responded to messages quickly. All rubbish was taken away and he cleared up afterwards. I can highly recommend

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Tree Surgeons - what you need to know

Tree surgeons understand the physiology of trees, assessing their form and growth patterns so they can be kept healthy. Tree surgeons also make sure that trees are structurally sound as well as aesthetically pleasing.

What a tree surgeon can help with

  • Solid plastering (applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings like pebble-dash on outside walls).
  • Fibrous plastering (creating ornamental plasterwork like ceiling roses, cornices and architraves).
  • Dry lining (fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions).
  • Skimming (covering plaster with a flawlessly smooth surface for decoration).
  • Rendering (protecting or brightening brickwork, adding a modern layer of plaster to the wall, or simply repairing or replacing current renders, such as stucco finishes).
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Pruning

Pruning happens for a few different reasons. If parts of a tree become diseased, it may be necessary to prune it to keep the tree healthy. This might also be done simply to make the tree more pleasant on the eye. Branches can become hazardous when they get in the way of gutters, roads, roofs and power lines, so will need to be pruned back for safety reasons. Lastly, you might just need more light and a tree is blocking it.

Tree removal

Trees sometimes need to be removed, again, for a few different reasons. It might be to aid construction, or because the tree is dead, or it might be vulnerable to storms so is removed to stop it from causing damage.

Tree surgery

Branches can be braced for added strength, and the tree can be injected with nutrients to improve health.

Thinning

Thinning a tree allows extra light through the tree, reducing wind resistance. This makes the tree safer, especially during storms or high winds.

Root management

Roots of large trees can cause damage to paths and driveways if not kept under control.

Relocating trees

Trees don’t need to be cut down if they’re causing issues – they can simply be moved to a more suitable location.

Stump removal

This one needs no explanation. Unless it makes for a nice garden seat you’ll probably want rid of it, and a tree surgeon can get the job done.

 

The qualifications your tree surgeon needs

There are no set qualifications required to be a tree surgeon. Most tree surgeons gain experience on the job, perhaps as a grounds worker or through a college course. A good tree surgeon will have a broad knowledge of the various power tools involved, as well as ropes and harnesses.

Planning permission for tree surgeon jobs

Many trees are protected by tree preservation orders which means that, in general, you need the council's consent to prune or fell them. In addition, there are controls over many other trees in conservation areas. Find out more at the Planning Portal.

Insurance for tree surgeon work

It’s important that your tree surgeon has public liability insurance, which protects against any damage caused to your property.

Building regulations for tree surgeons

Building regulations don’t apply to trees and hedges, but foundations can be affected by tree roots and soil moisture. This should always be considered when planting or removing trees, or when building new structures. Some tree species can affect foundations over 20 metres away.

 

Questions you should ask a tree surgeon

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Can they provide references for previous work done?
  • Will they supply all materials?
  • How long have they been trading for?

Tree surgeon ideas

Avoiding tree damage – do you need a tree surgeon? Looking for a new tree? Check out our tree-buying guide.

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