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  1. I think part of the problem here is that you guys from other parts of the country see that the job is in London and assume that we are all made of money and jobs should cost much more. two of the arborists that have visited in person and said it is a job that can be done in a day or less and they have priced it accordingly, it's easy to throw about these 2k figures online but I highly doubt you could look a customer in the face and tell them you are charging them 2k for one days work and if you do then I'd align you with the roofer types that go around scamming pensioners.
  2. Very hostile Just an update for you guys, I had another quote today which was £700 for just the tree cut down and then another £350 for stump removal. From a local company that covers the Greater London area.
  3. I had originally come here to try and identify which oak tree it was, only in the last few days it was decided it was going to be cut down. In any industry it should be fine to question a quote you get. I don't see questioning why something costs £2000 for one days work is such a surprise to anyone.
  4. I have one quote for £1250 + vat so far and some lower ones elseware
  5. What has that got to do with anything? why should you over pay for something just because of that the logic of some of you guys is amazing
  6. I'm happy to be uneducated if it means I don't pay double the price for things
  7. it was theoretical and only assuming that the company is doing 4 of these trees a week, which they can do many more anyway I'm not here to break down anyones business. I was just clearly stating that 2k seemed a bit excessive, which is my opinion and I am entitled to that
  8. while being an arborist is a very respectable job and deserves to be paid well for the high level of skill, risk and knowledge it takes. If you done 4 of these trees a week at 2k you would be turning over 400k a year.
  9. I'd expect to pay 2k if it had all it's branches and was 15m tall. that could be a 2day job
  10. 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.
  11. I was thinking the same regarding the stump, I will try and get them to leave it and just throw some poison on the tree removal is being done in order to remove the need to pile the foundations
  12. it's only 7m from a proposed extension and the bco's will insist on piled foundations the stump being removed was one of their requests, still cheaper than piles
  13. it was a diy job done a few months back, but my neighbours have agreed to get rid of the tree at my cost.


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