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DIY Decking? No Thanks

Every time we have a job that is required in our household, and when I say “job” I don’t mean the washing up or wiping up the toddlers attempt at eating dinner. I mean a really large DIY job.

A job where you just think that it’s either going to cost you a fortune to have someone come out and do it, or its going to cost you about 6 years of your life to get it finished. Every time my wife and I fall out.
The problem with living in Devon is that any “outside” do it yourself job, has the age old issue of when the weather is good – you just want to piss off down the beach, when its wet weather, well it’s a perfect excuse to not do what you told yourself you definitely were going to do.
So my task was some simple outside decking for our patio.

I thought that a man of my calibre and vast years of bodged DIY jobs could knock up a bit of decking in a matter of a couple of weekends. My loving and loyal wife of many years had doubts right from the start, bless her cotton socks, goddam her negative doubting – I can do this!

All I had to do was order the materials, get my tool box out and off I go. Well I did make a start, I ordered the timber and then…… well ‘erm it kind of sat there for at least 3 weeks with its cellophane completely intact.
It wasn’t until I had a few mates around for the football (an Argyle man through and through), that I even considered getting a local contractor to do the bloody work.

My wife kept saying to me “I know this guy called Kevin and he works for this Plymouth decking company” and obviously they had done a fantastic job of Aunty Deidre’s garden decking at number 26!
Ok, OK so I am a useless and I haven’t achieved anything. So in the end I bit the bullet and I just rang the bloody company up to come and give me a quote, just so I could go back to lovely wifey and tell her that she wouldn’t be going on holiday for the next decade because of how much it cost.
To cut a short story even shorter, Plymouth Quality Decking came around and showed me a way in which they could install my decking for a comfortable price so I said yes. And I must mention them here because credit where credit is due, they did a marvellous job, it was done in a day and I had a happy, not so moany, wife. At least for a short while anyway.
We are now enjoying alfresco dining on our lovely deck so if you need some decking I do recommend them and if you mention me I get a referral bonus as well, wink wink!

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What to Consider When Looking For A Tree Surgeon In Plymouth

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What to Consider When Looking For A Tree Surgeon In Plymouth

Tree surgery is among the best methods that individuals can get trees right on their own property nourished back to good health. If you have great number of trees on your property, it is necessary to look after them in order to ensure that the trees grow and at the same time thrive for the decades to come. On the other hand, you will need to ask for the help of professionals if you encounter a certain problem. Like any local business such as roofing, plumbing, building and plastering they must be able to offer a wide range of services to serve a variety of customers and be able to take on complex jobs.

Many things are there to consider in tree care. Professional tree surgeon has what it takes to balance the tree removal and branches in order to save trees that you want to save and at the same time address the trees’ physical needs right in their current location and state.

Understanding Tree Surgery

There is a need to understand that this is not a surgery, but you may have trees with many branches that hang precariously right over the roof. The methods of removing the branches or the entire tree can definitely transform your own landscaping at home.


Keep in mind that there is a great number of equipment that could be considered important when having a tree surgery. Tree surgeon must have an access to the stump grinder for the stamp removal along with skid loader or even a 4×4 tractor necessary for cleaning as well as removing the debris. Without the use of right equipment, it could be very difficult to complete the aspect of the operation depending on various circumstances. Many people would have a selective type of tree removal and some may use a professional tree removal in order to transform the undeveloped land into a more natural and beautiful building site.

Employee Liability and Insurance

Another thing that you should look for in hiring a certified and trained Arborist, is the company has liability as well as employee liability insurance. Experts have a wide understanding when it comes to controlling the tree hazards brought by tree surgery and other types of the failure patents. These are all important because the trees that are managed by proper pruning would seldom fail.

A Wide Range of Services

When hiring for professional and skilled tree surgery experts, there is a need to look for a certain company that primarily provides tree surveys, tree felling, waste shredding, stump removal, safety and health reports, and planning reports in the large trees. Moreover, you should also be aware on the cost of tree removal. This will help you find the company that offers services that come in cost competitive prices.

You only want experts who understand the tree diseases and at the same time provide a knowledgeable survey and have proper equipment and training. With this, you will have an assurance that your trees on your property will give an extra appeal on the entire area.