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Bernard tree and garden maintenance are very cheap and reliable

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Lawn care services - grass cutting / turfing / seeding

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Reviewed by Simon on 25/5/2018

The only person to call after my job request. Turned up on time & completed job on the same day. Hard working & professional, would recommend to others ??

All aspects of home modernisation & refurbishment undertaken by qualified tradesmen. Large enough to handle projects and small enough to care.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by j on 25/5/2018

a very busy but helpful concern, prepared to assist with other matters while on site..

We are team of dedicated people, who take their job seriously. and provide the best possible service.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, External lighting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Andrew on 25/5/2018

Pleasant, courteous and hard working individuals, However the job was left unfinished. Due to underestimating the work involved and the price. The bottom third of the garden has only been cleared. but not turfed and this is not shown in the pictures they have used. Also these pictures have been used without consent.

JTS LANDSCAPES AND PAVING A FAMILY RUN COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST EST SINCE 2008 LOOKING TO GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE !

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

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/5/2018

excellent work- well pleased, thanks

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Emily on 25/5/2018

Gavin was very professional and personable. He was honest with costing the job and explained the process of what to expect prior to carrying out the work on removal of a tree. He carried out the work on the day he said he would and did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend Gavin and 1st choice landscaping team. 5 star job. Thank you so much:)

We are a Northwest Based Company and have experience in Civil Engineering Contracts in the U.K and have a detailed knowledge of all aspects including the following: External Works, Landscaping, Foundations, Drainage, Brickwork. Extensions, Garages, New builds etc

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

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Reviewed by phil on 24/5/2018

I have rated Owen and his team as Excellent. Owen provided a very competitive quote and delivered a quality job within the timescales he promised. I would definitely use OGS and Sons Ltd again.

Hi we are a family run business with over 20 years experience in garden and landscaping

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Nigel on 24/5/2018

Great job and fair price. Tommy also gave good advice and is a nice guy.

I have worked in the tree/garden industry for over 20 years, this is what i love to do and take great pride in work, i also like to complete the job to the customers satisfaction, and won't leave a job until this is complete.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Gary on 24/5/2018

All work completed to a good quality

My goal is to keep my customers very satisfied and I am here to do the work that you ask for

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by June on 24/5/2018

Amazing service and both Dan and Dave were really lovely friendly guys. Did a fantastic job and cleaned up afterwards. They even fixed my wobbly porch step at no extra cost. Would fully recommend them - I'll be using them again in the future.

Small family business. Three generations of Gardners providing garden services consistent with the care I would give my own.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Shirley-Anne on 24/5/2018

A very nice chap to deal with. He is knowledgeable, helpful and very hardworking. I am enjoying working with him on a long term project.

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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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