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Hi as you can see I am new to rated people but have vast experience in the work that I do. I specialise in tree maintenance, turfing, flagging, fencing and all other aspects of gardening, We aim to provide the best service to suite all budgets.

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

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Reviewed by martina on 16/2/2018

Absolutely chuffed.....thank you! ????

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 16/2/2018

Never shows up, 2 day job took 3 weeks! Wouldn’t recommend

We are very reliable and friendly,always on time, no job to big or to small, and we are fair on are prices , and we are fully insured .

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Laurel on 16/2/2018

Friendly and very hard working

The people who take pride in our work!!

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Dan on 16/2/2018

AVOID THIS COMPANY. Frank Sykes is not to be trusted.I had the misfortune of getting this guy to repair a leak in my roof is quote seemed high £500 but it was urgent and he was willing to fix it immediately. He took about an hour to do it. When it started leaking again i got back in touch but no response. I then got a proper contractor round who said what Frank had done (basically clean the flashing and paint a sealant over it) was worth about £50. We were conned.

W Harris Garden and Tree Services is a fully insured, company based in Southampton, (Hampshire) with a safe and professional approach to all aspects of tree and garden work.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Malcolm on 16/2/2018

We are very pleased with the work done by Wayne and Steve. They quickly and efficiently removed overhanging branches to our boundary and cleared everything away. I will be pleased to recommend Wayne to anyone who requires any tree work.

Hi I am albert from tremendous tree and gardening care I offer a warm and friendly service I have been in business for over 16 years all quotes are free and you are under know obligation to use me

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, House Removals

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Reviewed by Sam on 16/2/2018

Really nice, helpful and quick worker. Would happily use A Property again.

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 Lola on 15/2/2018

Jack is awesome (and Joe) they've come back to do other work for me as they are true professionals and help out with anything and GO THE EXTRA MILE!

No job to big or to small free quotes all work guaranteed

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by John on 15/2/2018

Very disappointed customer Night after they started water started coming through ceiling. James wasn’t that bothered by that and blamed a previously broken tile. Yet I’d never had a leak there up until they started the job: and it was a big leak. He said he would fix the tile the following day. That following day passed. That night it rained and the leak returned just as bad. At that point I lost confidence and brought another roofer in who showed me no less than 6 broken tiles on the roof.

Specializing in Garden Clearance & Garden Maintenance,Lawn maintenance,Hedge trimming,Weeding and more,we are registered Waste carriers and are fully licensed,please call for a Free quote, Matt.

Trades serviced: Commercial pest control, Demolition, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Julian on 15/2/2018

Impressive. Matt and Elliot showed up exactly on time, took real care protecting the floors etc before starting work and did a first rate job. Highly recommended.

We are a friendly family run business with over 25 years of experience covering All of central Scotland. we can carry out all aspects of paving and landscaping from design to completion we offer a ten year guarantee on all work

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Carrie on 14/2/2018

We got a quote from Bill and accepted right away. Bill and his team started the work the next week. We had an old patio removed, all the old stone chips removed and a dividing fence taken down. Then we had two new areas of patio laid, 9m of fencing erected and a new gate made. All the borders were edged with lovely stone.A new path made from our old patio slabs. New golden gravel over 30m2 . All work was carried out to the highest standard by a hardworking reliable and polite team. Great Job Very Happy.

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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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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

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  2. Get quotes

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

  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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