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Andrew Betteridge replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"The guys installing fibre optic cable for internet and phone just use a spade to make a slit across lawns to push it down into then stamp on the lawn around the slit to close it up.
One of my lady customers had a new gas supply installed, I thought…"
9 hours ago
Neil Ruddick replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Do you know any farmers?  Round here I have seen them use a mole plough behind tractors.  The plough is a vertical blade, at the bottom of which is a pointed steel cylinder.  Pipes/cables can be pulled behind the pointed steel cylinder.  They use…"
9 hours ago
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14 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Dylan's discussion Which VAT scheme
"Time management is important. We use a bookeeper to take track of receipts and payments, and automate expenses via an app called DEXT (used to be called receiptbank).
With regards to fixing machines we pay a member of staff to work extra hours in…"
14 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
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17 hours ago
Dylan replied to Dylan's discussion Which VAT scheme
"I struggle to find the time in the season as I'm working 8 til 7 5 days a week then Saturdays and family commitments.
I know I need to employ accountant sooner rather than later as I do my books every Dec when I shut down for 2 weeks and these take…"
17 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Dylan's discussion Which VAT scheme
"We are on the standard vat scheme. We file our quarterly vat returns with QuickBooks and don't involve our accountants in the process. 
it means your books will need to be kept up to date every 3 months but that's no bad thing. "
19 hours ago
Dylan posted a discussion
It looks like i will have to go vat registered now as my turnover will hit the £85k mark.In the past I have done my own accounts as they are fairly straight forward but I will need a accountant if I am vat registered.just wondered wether to applt…
19 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Ricky Watkins's discussion Keeping Batteries warm over winter
"My Makita batteries go in the Makita duffel bag with the tools in the garage. My stihl batteries, I keep in a Stihl battery bag, which holds a charger and three batteries and I reckon I might be able to squeeze in a fourth. The bag goes back in the…"
19 hours ago
Dylan replied to Phil Voice's discussion How much does it cost to lay turf per square metre?
"I'm doing one now which. Is 140m2 and charging £25m2 which includes digger to remove the old lawns front and back, skip, top soil and turf."
19 hours ago
John F replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"Lovely place to live and work Peter ."
20 hours ago
John F replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Can a spade cut through armoured cable ? "
20 hours ago
Peter Davis replied to John F's discussion Adverse weather management
"Bunch of softies :)  I very rarely take a day off.  There is always something that can be done & I always have a few jobs, at each client, that can be done in difficult weather.  I am on the West Coast of Ireland & often working in very exposed…"
20 hours ago
Glen Stillman replied to Adam Woods's discussion I need a machine to....
"Got to agree with honey badger here, unless this was pre agreed, personally I would not get involved at this stage. Too many unknowns, and too much to come back and bite you on the arse!
We had a contractor in on a job a while ago to install…"
21 hours ago
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21 hours ago
John F replied to Ricky Watkins's discussion Keeping Batteries warm over winter
"I carry Ten batteries around in a Kosch canvas tool bag which zips up , I bring it in every night and just store  at room temperature out of direct sunlight during the summer ,away from radiatiors etc in Winter ,  A couple of batteries are 7 years…"
21 hours ago
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