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  1. Climber or groundperson required-Maidenhead

    Still looking for people to join our small team carrying out mostly domestic tree work to the highest standards. Friendly and laid back work place with hard working and professional ethics. Give us a call if you gave a couple of days a week to fill our is you are looking for some regular/full time work. Top climbers, 2nd climbers, experienced groundies or complete newbies all considered. Contact Jon on 07789078086 or pm me on here. Thanks
  2. Looking for someone to work regularly on a self employed basis, or even just days here and there over the next few weeks and beyond. Anyone considered from top climbers who can carry out large reductions to the highest standard to someone looking at getting into the industry and possibly get trained up. The right candidate must be polite and punctual as well as hard working with the right attitude and a willingness to learn on the job whilst working safely and methodically. We have good clients and lots of repeat business as our standards and quality of work are very high. Based in Berkshire between Maidenhead and Windsor. PM me on here or call me on 07789078086 for a chat. Thanks Jon
  3. Tenders and contracts

    I'm based in Berkshire and I guess looking to start getting a few smaller commercial contracts as so far I have only focused on domestic work. I was actually cold called by them and would normally not even entertain the thought but they are not charging a massive fee for 12 months and I was just hoping to get some feedback from anyone else who has signed up with them.
  4. Tenders and contracts

    Just wondered if anyone has signed up with a company called Tenders and Contracts Ltd and if so, would you recommend using them? Thanks
  5. Unofficial Ariel inspection?

    Thanks for the replies and advice. I was really hoping to avoid getting the PI insurance as it I thought it will most likely only be relevant for a couple of trees on this one job for the whole year. I can't charge any extra on this job so I'll be taking a few hundred £'s hit on the insurance. By the sounds of it though it seems that PI insurance would be advisable in any instance even when just quoting for people who want some verbal 'advice' on their trees. I think I've read before that £1m is the minimum recommended when doing surveys/inspections. Do you think for my purpose I can get away with less than that as the £500,000 is about half the yearly cost? Cheers
  6. Unofficial Ariel inspection?

    I've been doing some work for a property maintenance company and I've been asked to give some written information on a few of the trees with potential problems from what I've seen whilst climbing them. Now I did do the PTI but this has lapsed now and I don't have professional indemnity insurance as I don't do inspections/reports which I've told them. So I need to give them my advice on trees but without being liable for anything so is there any way I should particularly word it. I was thinking of just titling it as 'Tree Observations' and if in any doubt just recommending either felling or a full inspection by a consultant. Does anyone have any advice on this? Thanks
  7. any miracle cures for tennis elbow?

    Plenty of people swear by the wd40 on various ages and pains if you look it up. Never tried it myself tho yet. I've tried all sorts of other things including 10 consecutive nights with tin foil wrapped around my elbows which turned out to be incredibly uncomfortable and no help whatsoever. I'm on the accupuncture now which has healed persistent back problems in the past and is having a positive effect on the elbows now I think.
  8. Vat killing me!

    I would have thought the flat rate scheme works best for most small Arb firms. As long as you're still getting the work in at the increased price, you are now earning another 8% per job (before corporation tax). Also, I think I'm right in saying that if you can wait and buy a few tools at the same time so the single transaction is over £2k then that works for claiming the VAT back.
  9. Toyota D4d - common fault and how to fix.

    Nice one TCD
  10. Toyota D4d - common fault and how to fix.

    I've just seen this thread by chance just as I'm about to buy a 2006(ish) Rav4 with the 2.2 D-4D engine. Is this engine affected by this issue and what should I be looking for? Cheers
  11. Rainbow eculyptus

    I saw some in Costa Rica. Definitely not as vibrant colours as in those pictures but sill pretty special to see and no mistaking them.
  12. Looking for someone to cover from this Monday (22nd Aug) onwards or even just days here and there over the next few weeks and possibly beyond. Tickets and experience preferred but can use labour only especially if you are looking at getting into the industry and possibly get trained up. The right candidate must be polite and punctual as well as hard working with the right attitude and a willingness to learn on the job whilst working safely and methodically. Based in East Berkshire between Maidenehead and Windsor, PM me on here or call me on 07789078086 for a chat. Thanks
  13. Which Echo?

    Any particular reason to recommend the 165es instead of the 185es. Seems the same machine but longer cutting blade. Does this make it slightly underpowered?
  14. Dan, I know there are lots of variables but roughly how many hours of grinding do you reckon you get out of your blades before changing them. I bought the rock grinder recently and have touched up the teeth after almost every stump with a diamond disk grinder. I reckon I've had about 6 hours out of them and am finding it hard to get a edge on them now. Time to chuck them and put a new set on or maybe get them properly bench grinded to milk more use out of them? Cheers
  15. loler inspectors bracknell

    I'd be interested too markeig31. Do you charge per hour or day/half day. Cheers

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