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Plum Property Services is a building company based in London. We work for both landlords and private home owners on new builds, extensions, refurbishments, repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small. Quality is our guarantee.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/7/2020

If you want a job done properly and you want the person to treat it as if it was his home, look no further.

Utos Group offers quality and reliable Landscape/General gardening services. We are a Landscape/General gardening company, established in 2010, that works to a high standard providing the customer with a friendly, professional, conscientious service.

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Reviewed by David on 22/11/2020

Excellent work. Fast and Clean and reasonably priced. Very happy with the result

We complete all work to a very high standard to make sure your happy from start to finish.

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Reviewed by Gareth on 14/11/2020

Guy completed our decking renovation in just 3 days from start to finish. I was really impressed with the attention to detail and quality of workmanship. We are all over the moon with the end product and would without Doubt have Guy and his team on future projects.

We are considering a very friendly, but professional approach with our customers. As we are not dependent on any other companies or individuals, we afford and aim to be very flexible, to go the "extra mile" or to set up our prices in the clients' favour. Our company is specialized in: GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING Garden clearance: • removal of weeds and all kinds of bramble; • trimming and cutting back hedges • pruning or complete removal of trees, bushes and ivy • lawn mowing • tidy up of flower beds • removal of broken fence panels and other broken garden features • leaf clearance • removal of any other unwanted items from your garden Groundwork and landscaping • digging/turnover soil; • ground levelling; • turf installation; • terracing and levelling a sloping garden; • design of patio, decks and walkways; • building of raised beds. RUBBISH REMOVAL: • domestic waste; • commercial waste; • builders waste. SPECIALIST REMOVAL: • concrete, small structures removal; • dismantling appliances, furniture, etc. We collect any unwanted waste from your home with extra care. The service covers collection of waste from anywhere on the property, loading it into a van, sweeping up any loose material, and delivering the waste to a licensed disposal facility. CLEANING Domestic cleaning: • standard cleaning • deep cleaning; • oven and fridge cleaning – professional steam cleaning; • window cleaning; • move in/end of tenancy cleaning; • carpet and upholstery cleaning. Commercial cleaning: • kitchens, public spaces, washrooms, meeting rooms, etc. The cleaning services are performed to the highest quality levels on the market at the lowest prices. We are using high-end professional cleaning equipment and chemical products that, in present, cleaners perform with, in various hospitals and schools in the UK, Heathrow Airport and many other "sensitive" cleaning sites. (Rubbermaid equipment - Rubbermaid cart, mops, buckets and attachments). We are using Sebo professional vacuums (recommended by the National Carpet Cleaning Association) which are used at the Buckingham Palace or in performing cleaning in 4 and 5 stars hotels across the UK. All our equipment is brand new.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 13/11/2020

Very impressed. Accurate and competitive price, friendly workers, very good quality of work and they left the whole area cleaner than it was when they arrived.

We are a family run landscaping company with 45 years in the trade currently still have three generations working together

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Reviewed by Ian on 11/11/2020

Kevin did an excellent job, within budget and in good time. Would definitely hire again.

At Ernest D3sign5, we pride ourselves in being unique and specilaise in delivering excellence in everything we do. On and away from this site, we are well known for being honest, genuine, professional, conscientious, quality-driven, friendly, kind, considerate, prompt, panctual, polite, helpful, thoughtful, agreeable, efficient, versatile, hardworking, resourceful, knowledgeable, going an extra mile, tidy and more. To find out more about the good things satisfied customers say about us, check our ratings and reviews for projects successfully delivered in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and outer London. We always aim to deliver the highest possible quality of output within the time and budget that suits your specific needs by utilising a unique blend of skills and experience of our dedicated, friendly and customer focused team.

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Reviewed by Julia on 12/11/2020

Thank you Ernest and Moses for disassembling my wardrobes, removing coving and making good the walls. Good job!

KP Solutions, from imagination to reality. We are a small family run business with over 20 years experience & pride ourself in giving 100% on all our work. Specialising from grounds work, garden renovation, drive ways, soffits facias, guttering, drainage, repointing and much more.

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Reviewed by Barry on 28/10/2020

Great job done very happy with results, friendly and hard working especially Barry would definitely recommend

ChriSam gardens is a professional Garden and landscaping company serving towns and cities within 30 miles radius .Our top class service is second to none and our fees are affordable and within budget. Has your garden been abandoned. Does your fence and turf need some caring ? What about some new and improved patio. Call us today or reach us at chrisamgardens co uk.

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Reviewed by Paul on 31/3/2020

Workmen were very polite, kept to themselves, actually arrived earlier than planned and completed the job quickly and efficiently.

Here at HJK Home and Garden Improvements. We can help you with anything from inside to outside your home or property. We have all the tools and equipment to do anything from cutting your lawn or fencing to building you a house extension. We have the vehicles and licences to take your waste away of the job we do for you. We have over ten years of experience in the trade. My main trades were ground works and tree surgery. But over the years I have trained in other areas and I have implemented what I have learnt in to my Buiness with great success. We are a growing Buiness now running two teams at the same time. We pride ourselves with the highest customer service, service and cleanliness. And we always am to please and stick to them deadlines. We are based on the Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex border so we are able to cover a vast area. You can also find us on social media with huge amounts of 5 star reviews and more pictures of what we have done for our fabulous customers. Hopefully we will hear from you Thank you Jason knight HJK Home Improvements

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Reviewed by Tony on 12/9/2020

An excellent job. Completed as described and on time. Would recommend HJK Home & Garden Improvements to anyone.

We have 20+ years experience in the construction industry and carry out a wide range of solutions to property alterations, refurbs and repairs. We specialise in property refurbishments, kitchens, bathrooms and landscaping. We have vast experience in both internal and external works. All work is completed with pride, to a very high standard.

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Reviewed by Mr R on 2/11/2020

Tom and his colleagues built an excellent shed base with small retaining wall. Very pleased with the result and have asked him to quote for some more work. Very courteous and willing to listen and advise to get a good result. Would recommend him.

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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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