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CJ Services, Is a family run buisness with many years of trade, we offer to do the best work for our customers and make them as happy as us!

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Reviewed by Dan on 18/7/2018

Connor was great at communicating throughout. The original job (replacing a fencepost) wasn't the best - the fence was left uneven and cement mixture around the post. I contacted Connor to complain and he was very apologetic - I think he'd sent someone new on his behalf) - and ensured all was fixed the next day with no argument. The end result was as expected, and I'd consider using Connor again.

Friendly family run business, creating beautiful gardens

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Reviewed by Dan on 18/7/2018

Great service, very polite and prompt and did a really good job. Will definitely hire again.

Landscape Doctor is a 5 member, extremely efficient and hard working team with more than 5 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. We rely on customers recommendations therefore we provide long term warranty for all our projects.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/7/2018

These guys are amazing... we are really happy with the work done to the garden and their professionalism. The time they did it in was remarkable and would definitely use them again.

Climbatize is a Tree Surgery company based in Leicestershire. We can complete any size tree work from tree removals to hedge cutting, pruning work, forestry and all aspects of grounds maintenance. Our motto is "if a jobs worth doing, its worth doing well"

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Reviewed by Chris on 18/7/2018

I can't reccomend Rory and his team enough. Very fair quote and the work was carried out as promised and in a very professional way. All rubbish was removed and the area was left spotless. If Heineken made tree surgeons.......

The Green team our reliable team liaise closely with our customers in order to guarantee complete satisfaction and peace of mind all works carry our full Five years guarantee. Our expertise will ensure that each project is organised and completed to the highest possible standards Ground preparation is perhaps the most essential part of any project. We spend time ensuring that the ground is prepared to the correct specifications in order to ensure a long-lasting and flawless finish. We use high quality materials from the leading manufactures like Brett marshalls formpave Bradstone stone market and many more which are durable and attractive. Borders and colour contrasts and multi-level work is a specialty with The Green Team your possibilities are virtually limitless

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Reviewed by Adam on 18/7/2018

Originally came out and repaired the problem really quickly with additional costs higher than the original estimate. Unfortunately the repair was not done correctly and a tile slipped. Despite various messages and “ I’ll be there by the end of the week” he has now stopped replying after two months and I will have pay someone to do it properly

"Build new construction ltd" can deliver high quality building works at an affordable price, fully qualified tradesmen with 10 years experience in all aspects of building, whether it's just a patio you want or your dreamy new extension we make it easy.

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Reviewed by Damien on 18/7/2018

arrived promptly at 0830, really pleased with the work carried out, good quality materials, polite, efficient and all done by 1100

We specialise in turfing fencing garden maintenance and tree surgery.Will give free quotations and advice.

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Reviewed by Elaine on 18/7/2018

Excellent speedy efficient service. Would recommend and will be using their services again

We are a team of Multi Skilled Builders based in the Exeter area.The team is made up of Carpenters,Tilers, Builders,and Fitters all with vast experience in their particular trade.When we say No Job Too Small we mean it.

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Reviewed by Carol on 18/7/2018

Justin did exactly what I had wished very pleased without one would definitely have him back again

We are a family run landscaping company established in 2009. We are clean, tidy and professional in everything that we do. Our prices are incredibly competitive and our work is of the highest standard.

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Reviewed by Lynn on 18/7/2018

Rob came around on the Sunday to quote on the job, arrived when he said he would and even tried to tackle the problem of a rat in my garden by him and his colleague trying to catch it which I was so grateful for. Started Tuesday and it was done excellent, both Rob and his team were really lovely, explained everything and always made sure I was happy before they proceeded. There were no unexpected charges other that was quoted. Very happy with end job. Would definitely recommend and would use again.

Carpentry, kitchen/bathroom fitting. gardening, decorating. Multiskilled tradesmen. No up front payment, only on completion and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Huw on 18/7/2018

Did a superb job, I would recommend to anyone, tidied up after them as well unlike other tradesmen we have had in the past.

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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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