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Landscape and grounds maintenance operative

Landscape and grounds maintenance operative required for a well established landscaping company based in south wales. Looking for an enthusiastic and well motivated worker who works well as part of a team or on their own.  Must have at least 3 years experience in landscaping/ grounds maintenance and sports ground maintenance and renovation. The roles

Grounds Maintenance Operative

The purpose of the Grounds Maintenance chargehand/team leader position is to carry out a range of duties to support the running of contracts. This will include operating machinery, towing a trailer, grass cutting, hedge cutting and general grounds maintenance duties, able to work on own initiative to complete daily work to a high standard The Grounds Maintenance Team Leader will

Landscape Site Manager

Woodhouse Landscape/Natural pools are a design and build company based near Cambridge We undertake a whole range of diverse projects from small patios to natural swimming pools and lake renovations right across the UK and abroad with a variety of private and business clients. We currently have a vacancy for a Skilled landscaper/site manager to

Landscaper Supervisor/Team Leader

Vibrant individual needed to join quality landscape design and build team in Cornwall. Applicant must have 5+ years experience in the industry, be skilled and competent in a range of hard landscape disciplines, be able to work to a very high standard and have great attention to detail, be able to guide and supervise a

Landscape foreman / Skilled Landscaper

We currently require a self-motivated skilled landscape foreman with a minimum of five years experience to take on this role. Their skills should include laying paving, brickwork, timberwork, laying setts, installing drainage and irrigation, turf laying and operating a 360 excavator. The applicant should be polite, able to work under pressure, lead by example and

Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

Overview This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover

Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of


We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

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Fuel Expenses

I keep reading that you will recieve a fine if you don’t log every mile and you can’t just put a fuel receipt in now.  I only use my van for business and have a car for personal use, so am i ok to just put fuel receipts in or do I still have to log…

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8 Replies · Reply by Graham Wright 43 minutes ago


Morning all,Not a riveting start to the 'spring' season. Trying to chalk this one off before my business reaches top speed. I'm just trying to build my understanding on GDPR so the time that I put into in is for sure the right work.I plan on…

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11 Replies · Reply by Phil Voice on Monday

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Graham Wright replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Virtual landline number
"I use Invoco
Cheap, good customer service, free voicemail, call blocking etc.
Costs me 99p a month for my number, and then a small cost for calls."
34 minutes ago
Ross Cooper replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Virtual landline number
"I use
Best customer service of any company I’ve ever used.
Only costs a few pounds per month. Landline calls directed to mobile. VoIP phone that plugs into router"
1 hour ago
Dave Colton replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"Yep I have a couple of the husky cans and the O ring swells on the nozzles and will not allow it shut off when removed from the fuel tank so I have to remember to push it shut before I remove it."
5 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
6 hours ago
Roy Bretton replied to Roy Bretton's discussion Why I Won't Be Using Yellow Pages!
"Hello Ian, thank you for your reply. I will find out more about the directory listing for a one-off payment and I will let you know. This is something I also want to use, it's a slow process signing up for directories one by one! "
6 hours ago
Scott H replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Virtual landline number
"I use Voiphone, always had good service, was worried about the odd droput, but no, they have been really good. Plenty of bells and whistles if you want them."
7 hours ago
Scott H replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"Bought 2 chainsaw cans and use them all the time, nozzles left on - if you go that route don't buy the Husky versions - the nozzles don't work properly after a while."
15 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Rob Jarvis's discussion Carrying spare fuel - are you legal?
"I’ll bump this up as it is relevant to a current discussion.
17 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"I use no spill cans
I use a 10 litre for 2 stroke and a 20 litre for neat in the mowers."
18 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"I use the 5ltr metal type the same as the 10ltr but thin and tall, and i find i dont need to use the spout as it pours from the side just fine even into hedge cutters and strimmers i have  red for 2 stroke mix and green for just petrol, when using t…"
18 hours ago
PAULS LAWNS replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"Brilliant, thanks Graham ... that's just the kind of thing im after .... i wished ide asked about this before.
Im assuming i will also need a Stihl petrol can or do you know if compatible with this type??
18 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Failed quotes..
"I agree with a comment above - 'learn and move on'.  Over a period of time, the decent guys far outweigh the time wasters.  
In this case, I think I would certainly have asked for a guide figure once they had rejected your second effort. If the clie…"
19 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to PAULS LAWNS's discussion Fuel cans - Best type??
"I've always used the Stihl plastic 5l containers with one of their "special" spouts.; Once the "can" is full, screw the spout back on and you just leave it there till you  next r…"
19 hours ago
Mark replied to Neal Rollingson's discussion Failed quotes..
"Its depressing, but a fact of life in this business, as someone has already said the garden is often the last and over/underlooked of the whole shebang....I seem to spend far too much time explaining that landscaping materials ect are just as costly…"
19 hours ago
PAULS LAWNS replied to carl lawson's discussion power washing grassbox
"Just call me Bubbles (after the chimp .... not the Little Britain character lol)"
20 hours ago


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Virtual landline number

I am looking to put a virtual landline number on my advertising this year to add a bit of credibility to my business. Discussion in the past here seems have suggested Tamar telecom as being the prefered choice would those who use it still recommend it or are other suppliers now better.  I am looking for a seamless customer experience more than the very cheapest cost.

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3 Replies · Reply by Graham Wright 34 minutes ago

Fuel cans - Best type??

I am currently using the metal red 10l fuel cans that have the detachable spout (photo below). Ive not had much luck with them as they end up leaking at the point the spout attaches to the can.   Does anyone know a permanent fix for this?? Alternatively is there such a fuel can that has a pre-moulded sealable spout permanently attached?? Alternatively is there just a better design type fuel can??     

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7 Replies · Reply by Scott H 15 hours ago

Failed quotes..

OK, so the situation is I started a design process with a potential client some months ago that started at the 22k mark, lots of excavation, retaining walls, top spec decking, glass railings etc Absolutely loved the design.  Turns out far above budget, gets revised down considerably to 13k bare bones. Client has 'situation changes' budget again, significantly less.. Fair enough.. benefit of the doubt.. It happens.. Total redesign around 8k..still not low enough.. Again yet another redesign,  by…

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5 Replies · Reply by Colin Hunt 19 hours ago


I'm looking at purchasing a jetwasher, but dont really want to spend top money as I dont do a huge amount of it, and some of my clients have their own jetwashers. Can any-one recommend something that does a good job for below £200? Thanks Ian B

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8 Replies · Reply by Ben Carter yesterday

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