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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 Suneil on 21/11/2020

The job was done to satisfaction

We take pleasure in offering a reliable, friendly & well-performed service, & pride ourselves in the highest standard of work, thriving on customer satisfaction & good feedback. Our tree services include: * general prunes * re-shaping, * pollarding, * dealing with dead & dangerous trees, * felling & planting new trees. * A high standard of hedge trimming & pruning of larger shrubs. We also offer the design & creation of bespoke landscapes & exterior constructions & enjoy working alongside clients to fulfil their ideas & requirements.  •    Hedges & shrubs trimming  •    tree felling & pruning   •    Garden clearance   •    Mini digger excavation  •    Patios/paths/drives  •    Block Paving  •    Concrete shed bases  •    Fences  •    Sleepers  •    Tree planting  •    Hard & soft landscaping  •    Turfing. Please feel free to give us a call and get some free advice on your project today

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Reviewed by Tania on 19/1/2017

An honest , willing and hard working man who promised and delivered excellent work and value for money. I am more than satisfied.

We are a small family business based in London. We are friendly, transparent and very hard working. We have worked very hard to build a strong reputation with a majority of our business coming from referrals from happy clients. In order to maintain our great name, we ensure that we pay attention to details every time for every project regardless of budget. Book a FREE quotation today and we are confident that you will experience the best building project delivery available.

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Reviewed by Lili on 16/5/2021

Ali helped me with the exterior rendering and completed the work with a very good quality and reasonable price. They have been professional and polite. I will recommend him and his team to my friends.

We are North London Based Building Company offering the following services: Carpentry/Joinery,Painting/Decorating,General Builduing work. Our motto is : ALWAYS AIM FOR PERFECTION

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Reviewed by samar on 20/3/2021

Zoltan was great. He took the time to design and plan with us, had a lot of patience for working out the detail... he was very clear in giving us timing brackets and delivering within that time. He loves what he does, and that is very visible in the quality of the carpentry and joinery he delivers. We would definitely recommend him to anyone as we are very happy with the results.

b M tree services Are a family run business with 25 years experience In the tree and garden industry fully public liability insurance here to help free quotations and advice

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Reviewed by Darren on 27/4/2021

Brian and his family team came Sunday ontime quoted me for the work to be done and completed same day, quick, friendly and polite giving advice on the conifers. Job complete neat and tidy cut at a level i wanted and removal of large tree side of house.????Cleared all the mess. Great lads.

If you wish to get in touch direct please call the number displayed on our home page thank you White oak tree&landscapes fair and negotiable prices for great quality work to the best of our ability from tree felling, pruning, topping, pollarding Hedges trimmed, shaped landscape designs inc turfing, artificial grass, patios, fencing and more For more photos of work we have carried out check out our instagram If you live within a 30 miles radius of chippenham wiltshire for a free quote get in touch direct

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Reviewed by David on 25/2/2021

Communication was excellent and Roy went above and beyond in my opinion to get the job done. Very competitively priced, communicates well and definitely worth hiring. 5 stars.

Do you need a professional property maintenance company? You’re in the right place. At McCallums Maintenance we have over 20 years of experience in offering a range of services. Our experienced team can carry out all your repairs and refurbishments.

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Reviewed by John on 18/2/2021

Excellent job. Completed on time to specification requested. Attention to detail and finish to a high standard. Tidy, courteous and dedicated. Will use again.

I have been doing carpentry for 5 years and have built up a vast array of skills with all types of wood. In the past the projects I have enjoyed the most are garden sheds, wooden decking and other types of work around the garden involving my carpentry skills.

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Reviewed by Thomas on 11/5/2021

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Dmitrjis went above and beyond to deliver a new garden (decking, fence, turf) that we couldn’t be happier with. The quality of his work was faultless, but what was even more exceptional was his friendly and supportive attitude. Every step of the way I felt he and his team were really invested in making the job a success, which was such a nice contrast to other tradespeople we have had in the past. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

My name is Janos, I am a Decorator originally, have completed my Plumbing degree in UK and got my Gas Safety Certificate. Still finishing off my Renewable Energy Engineer degree.

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Reviewed by Owen on 13/3/2021

Janos completed lots of odd jobs for us including fixing our shower, checking the heating system and installing a new toilet. All work carried out quickly and efficiently for a very reasonable price. Would recommend.

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Priority-satisfied customer,high quality of service,liability insurance for work,professional team many years of experience,reference.

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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!

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Wooden / Metal / Wire Fences specialists - what you need to know

Fences can be fitted in a range of different styles to suit a range of different needs. The right fence can create useful borders, provide security or offer privacy from neighbours. Or, you might simply be looking to section off areas of your garden, creating specific spots for vegetable patches or play equipment. Whatever your needs, a gardener can help you choose the best material and design, to make sure your fence serves its purpose, looks good, and blends in with its surroundings.

Wood fencing is most popular for domestic use, with panels inserted into the ground, usually at a depth of about 45cm. Wood is more affordable and less imposing than its heavier weight counterparts but will vary depending on the height of your fence and the quality of wood used. Once installed, your gardener can paint and seal the panels to suit your taste. Wooden fences can fall foul of bad weather and local wildlife from time to time, so some moderate upkeep will be required over the years.

Chain link fencing serves as an excellent deterrent for thieves or vandals and will be of interest to those seeking a fence for security purposes. These fences comprise metal chains that have been meshed together and attached to concrete (or sometimes metal) stability poles. They are commonly used to enclose recreational spaces or sports facilities, such as tennis courts. While fairly unsightly in their naked state, they can be painted to soften the overall look.

Metal fences range from aluminium to wrought iron. Aluminium is a relatively low maintenance option and is considered a good and attractive alternative to wire. It’s not recommended for areas where severe weather is an issue. 

Wrought iron allows for more intricate or bold designs but will require significant upkeep. A fence of this kind will need to be sanded and repainted every two to three years, so it's important to take this into consideration when choosing materials.

Offering solid security, wire is more commonly used for industrial fencing. You may opt for square mesh or netting, with gardeners increasingly recommending a PVC coating. This coating protects your wire against the elements, prevents rusting and offers slightly more choice in terms of colour and finish.

If properly installed, a fence can last a lifetime, so it's important to choose the right gardener - and ask the right questions.

If your fence will be dividing your property from that of a neighbour's, it's common courtesy to consult them before any work begins.

Cost of fencing work

Various factors can impact the overall cost of your fence. The number of panels / posts, the material used and the condition of the ground will all affect quotes. Occasionally work is needed to prepare the ground, prior to installing the fence, which will increase labour costs. Your gardener will almost certainly charge more for painting and sealing.

Costs do not usually include the disposal of old fencing, so if this applies be sure to ask your gardener to consider this in their calculation.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

No specific qualifications are required of a gardener but some will have experience with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Certificates in Practical Horticulture.

You may be just as happy to choose your gardener based on personal recommendation. It's always a good idea to ask for examples of previous work.

Planning permission for fencing jobs

If your fence forms a boundary with a listed building or land, you’ll need planning permission. Permission will also be needed if your fence is over 2 metres high, or runs alongside a public footpath or highway. More detailed information can be found on the Planning Portal.

Insurance for fencing work

All reputable tradespeople will have Public Liability Insurance, as standard. No additional insurance is needed for fence installation.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  1. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  2. How long is my fence guaranteed for?
  3. How much will you charge to fix the fence or replace any damaged panels?

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