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Topic: Anyone recommend hedge cutting service?
Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Subject: Anyone recommend hedge cutting service?
Date Posted: 05 September 2012 at 9:10am
Can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced person who cuts hedges? I have a laurel hedge which just spans the front width of the house, so not miles long, but the quotes I've had so far have seemed excessive to me. My arthritis now makes it tricky for me to do it myself. I'd be grateful for any recommendations. Ta.



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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 05 September 2012 at 10:50am
it's pee take what someone people charge.
but it's the area, after all, millionaires are not uncommon.


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Posted By: Roy B
Date Posted: 06 September 2012 at 2:56pm
The best person I know is Monarch Landscapes, he specialises in all aspects of house exterior garden, drives and landscape work. The owner Charley is a local guy and lives in the village. His contact details are - 01753 888205 or 07786 835514


Posted By: Dave-R
Date Posted: 06 September 2012 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by Bucks Fizz Bucks Fizz wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced person who cuts hedges? I have a laurel hedge which just spans the front width of the house, so not miles long, but the quotes I've had so far have seemed excessive to me. My arthritis now makes it tricky for me to do it myself. I'd be grateful for any recommendations. Ta.
I had a father and son team do mine.I cant help you with any names as i cant for the life of me remember what their names were but what i will say is negotiate!! I got them down £70 off the price they quoted me when they did my hedges about 2 months ago. They ll try and charge what they think they can get away with, especially round here.


Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 7:04am
Thanks Roy & Dave. I had a quote from a Portuguese chap who was cutting a neighvbours hedge and he quoted me £150 as he said he has to pay to dump the hedge cuttings, tho his van was already full of the neighbour's clippings, so I wouldn't have thought he'd have to pay twice for that. Since I've always done my own in the past, I wasn't sure if this was a fair price or not.   


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 10:26am
put the cuttings into your green bin and let the council take it, otherwise your pay twice!

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/waste/commercial_waste.page? - http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/waste/commercial_waste.page

don't let em use this as a excuse,it's peanuts, your hedge cuttings weigh about 20kg.



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Posted By: PeaBee
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 6:20pm
All I can add is that laurel hedges are a 'pig' to cut so I am not surprised that the quote is on the high side.


Posted By: ArtB
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by Bucks Fizz Bucks Fizz wrote:

Thanks Roy & Dave. I had a quote from a Portuguese chap who was cutting a neighvbours hedge and he quoted me £150 as he said he has to pay to dump the hedge cuttings, tho his van was already full of the neighbour's clippings, so I wouldn't have thought he'd have to pay twice for that. Since I've always done my own in the past, I wasn't sure if this was a fair price or not.   
 
Work on the basis that he'll charge £100 to £150 a day, minimum charge to allow for getting there, doing the cutting, clearing up and then the round trip to the dump.
 
By the time he travels to you, does the job, travels to the tip etc. etc. it's probably good valaue (you'd pay £50 minimum per hour for the garage to fix your car for example)
 
Because he's trade he'll need to pay to dump waste whereas you can do it for nothing as a householder.
 
Art
 
 


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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 7:54pm
he's not charging £150 a day, he's charging £150 for 1 hours work!
as for the rest, oh wow, sweeping up and disposal and some diesel.
i could understand it if the hedge was 100ft long and 30 ft tall.
Laural hedges are easy if you have a 2 stroke.
as for comparing garages, those guys have to spend 3 years at college to do that job and they are worth every penny.


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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 08 September 2012 at 9:20am
I know a local gardener who lives on Gold Hill Common who charges £15ph if you're interested - let me know.

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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 08 September 2012 at 10:27am
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

I know a local gardener who lives on Gold Hill Common who charges £15ph if you're interested - let me know.

more like it.


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Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Date Posted: 09 September 2012 at 5:34pm
Thank you Rich Kid. I certainly would be interested in his contact details. When I was able to cut the hedge myself, it didn't usually take me longer than a couple of hours at most, and I'm happy to put the cuttings in my bin, even if it means holding half of them back for the following week.


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 09 September 2012 at 6:59pm
the biggest problem this year is all the rain, i cut mine back, 3 weeks later, it needs it again, last year, it was 3 times spring, summer, autumn.

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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 09 September 2012 at 8:36pm
Bucks Fizz, his name is Martin Lewis and his contact number is 07582741998. I saw him on Saturday and mentioned that you were interested.

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Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Date Posted: 10 September 2012 at 7:35am
Thank you Rich Kid, I'll give him a call.


Posted By: Taint
Date Posted: 11 September 2012 at 12:25pm
Fred Jackson.  0758 409 4480.  Charges £15 an hour, will fill your green bin for you.  Cuts hedges straight as a dye.  Perfectionist, and wont be happy until it is done properly. Wink


Posted By: Bucks Fizz
Date Posted: 11 September 2012 at 2:28pm
Thanks Taint. Greatly appreciated.


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Posted By: MV Owner
Date Posted: 14 February 2017 at 7:38pm
If someone charges an hourly rate it is in perhaps in their interests to make sure the work is to a perfect standard as this may well up the amount of time the job will take.

At the end of the day, you need to convince yourself that the price they will charge gets you what you want in terms of service and the overall end result.

You may be fussy where you may want to pay for an hourly rate or you may not be which means you may want to consider a fixed price job.


Posted By: Sally C
Date Posted: 19 February 2017 at 10:15am
I highly recommend: Michael Edmunds, local to: Chalfont St Giles & has been cutting such hedges, in this area, for years: 01494 764490



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