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Yeah that's the point, stump grinding is cheaper than piling.

My point as Khriss said above might as well pile it anyway. Otherwise in a few years the other neighbours might plant a silver birch and there'll be a thread about subsidence or heave and distance to the property if it's removed.

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I doubt anyone would be planting oaks or big trees again knowing what we now know about the ground conditions

 

you are right though piling is not that expensive. I will weigh out the costs of piling vs removing the tree.

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18 hours ago, Clutchy said:

What part of London? Also, they almost always insist on stump grinding for some reason. 

 

We have felled many trees at various properties to allow the homeowner to save on the cost of having piles and the engineers/architects have always specified to grind the stump.

 

If North London we can get it done for £2k inc vat if you have side access. Would need to see a pic of the base/stump to confirm that price.

2k is too much lol it's a 1 day job

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2k is too much lol it's a 1 day job



My mate in London says £2k as well.

You’ll really need to get three local quotes.

You’re gonna hear all about it now calling it a one day job. 🤣 Why don’t you just do it yourself?
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3 minutes ago, LK12 said:

2k is too much lol it's a 1 day job

No problem, but you do know earning 2k in 1 day is not particularly uncommon. Especially as once you take the VAT off it would be £1,666. 

 

Lots of heavy lifting too and I doubt there is access for a skid steer. 

 

You are right though, I'm sure someone will come along cheaper. People in this game love working for peanuts 

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12 minutes ago, LK12 said:

I'd expect to pay 2k if it had all it's branches and was 15m tall. that could be a 2day job

If it were 15 meters tall and had all its branches it would no longer be 2k 😂

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11 minutes ago, LK12 said:

I'd expect to pay 2k if it had all it's branches and was 15m tall. that could be a 2day job

Where did you get your tickets? Month-long crash course, was it?

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5 hours ago, Khriss said:

I'd still pile the extension. Mini pilers get in tight spots n if yr on  Shrinkable  clay, its worth the peace of mind. London  is quite a big place so a borough location  might help. K

Ideally the extension would have foundations at the same depth as the original and dowelled in wouldn't they ? . It's the differential movement that causes the "settlement cracks" .  Be a bit embarrassing if the well engineered mini piles showed that the existing house was built on candyfloss 😉

 

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