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8 hours ago
James replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"No 2 jobs are the same like Jake says the tidy up is half the battle. Putting tarp down on a nice flat surface underneath the hedge is ideal but what a pain with shrubs, plants and raised beds, steps and walls at different heights. That will take…"
11 hours ago
Jake Piechowicz replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"I'd say that £270.00 is too cheap, 35-40% of that is waste. Obviously we are only judging off pictures but that is what you've asked of us so just take all the comments with a pinch of salt and when you cut the hedge maticulously record how long it…"
13 hours ago
BCH Gardens replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Guys I am slightly confused at some of the comments and price ranges in this thread.  The OP is talking about a hedge that is 42 FEET long or about 12 meters and people are suggesting it is a days work and worth over £400...Perhaps he means meters…"
14 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"I'd charge £480 for that job.
Why do gardeners under charge so much. Most the other trades I speak to charge around £60 per hr and more. My brother in law is making £60 per hr as a subie carpet fitter. He has like two tool boxes. His over heads are…"
14 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"That comes across as very derogatory even if you don'tintend it to be. .   I'm sure Gary is running a "real business" .....likes to be fair and quite satisfied with £270 for a days work. Worth remembering too that the hedge is only being cut on one…"
15 hours ago
robert pryor replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"People work for what they can get. If you give silly quotes then a lot will turn you away, ultimately its your choice. You get it right after a few bad experiences"
15 hours ago
robert pryor replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"If they are a good judge of character are assume you’ll work reasonably hard, then they should be happy and either accept your rate or not, but I take your point"
15 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Yes, prices like what he quoted just devalues the trade
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17 hours ago
Sam Bainbridge replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"That really is massively to cheap so I'm guessing your a beer money business. 
If you are a real business rather than a part timer semi retired bloke then you really do need to put prices up. We all know how much more it costs just to run a business…"
18 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Mjc's discussion Robust hedge cutter.
"Martin, we are big Echo fans have their PB770 and PB8010 blowers, off the subject I know, anyway go and handle an Echo HCAS 236 ES -LW which is semi long reach we have 3 of these and use them for everything including fine topiary, they are certainly…"
19 hours ago
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yesterday
John F replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"There does not look to be any obstacles hindering your access Gary I reckon you will get the cutting job done in a morning  
Clearing up looks straightforward if it lands on the patio . 
There will be some volume of brash to handle Billybops…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Could not agree more, far too cheap."
yesterday
Billybop replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"problem with the hourly rate, being the customer doesn't know how fast you work, nor any idea how long it's likely to take"
yesterday
Adam Woods replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"THere is a lot of waste to get rid of there - another route maybe a light trim now (so that they can enjoy their garden, and the birds are not evicted), then return when the birds are finished to take it back further, mind you not sure how the…"
yesterday
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Robust hedge cutter.

Hi, I use a echo long reach hedge cutter which is great, but awkward to use when up ladders cutting the top of a hedge. I need another machine, not long reach, which will also cope with heavy work when doing hedge reductions. What would you…

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Petrol or electric?

I have been running stihl  AP battery range tools for about 5 years now, and was told back then they were more powerful than the  petrol equivilents, but is this still true?Mainly in regards to the hedge trimmers and strimmers.Thanks

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