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Hedge laying / coppice rates

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Hi all,

 

I'm currently looking at some hedge coppice / laying work. (Devon style)

 

What are the going rates for this kind of work including burning brash?

 

Most of the sites have no access for a tractor to help with brash moving.

 

Any help greatly recieved,

 

Cheers

 

Scott

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Height , length, width, what is it , old wire fencing in it , burnt out cortina or 2, walk to it, drive to it, on the level, on a bank, using crook,s from hedge or got to go n cut em ?????....

but looking around depending on styles seems to be £5.75-6-7pm going up n up n up

 

burning again how much will there be ??? 1 hours work or 3 day dragging n burning

sorry maybe not much of an answer for you :confused1::001_smile:

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dorest hedgelayer does your style south of england £5 per mtr to lay £2.50 mtr stakes binders £1.50 to clear brash on site. depends on how old full of ivy if its a dog hedge then double time it takes to clear all the rubbish out of hedge and burn it up loose days just doing that re no acess to site verey rarley do i take anything other than truck on site most of what comes out can be burnt on site if landowner agrees if not lot of work to hand ball off site

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for your reply's,

 

The hedge in question is full of thorn and willow, some sections of clearance need to be up to 6m wide as access is required for digger to bank up both sides.

 

Access is good for cutters ( short walk from road), but tractor will cut the ground up too much moving brash ( so will have to be done by hand or possibly digger)

 

Cheers

 

Scott

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what size is the hedge girth can you burn on site. you say need to clear 6mtr space how wide is hedge at present. have you any photos of job so we can look and give our opinion and can the digger not pull the brash back for you if it has to be cleared off site good 360 should be able to pull it back to then dump in a truck

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allways hard to work out a rate for coppicing and hedge laying to cut ever so many blocks of wood some you win on and some you work your arse off but still cant make it pay same as hedges what you can get done can vary from 10metres a day to 30 on a real good run had some hedges you wouldnt even do 10 metres a day if you was burning up by hand as well

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I usually charge between 5-8 quid per meter for devon style-double row, thats with burning up and quite overgrown, alot of coppicing involved as much is too big to lay. Tractor and loader with silage grab is quickest way of heaping it up. but if you have limited acces, then the price needs to take into account the manhandling of brash- plus everything is so damp at the moment bonfires can be time consuming to get roaring.

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i once got told

at the heart of any good fire is a tyre..

 

not very environmentaly friendly.

i would get a stihl blower, able to whip up a disco inferno out of anything!!!!!!

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