We care about providing great quality work at a fair price. To this end, our quotes also contain ‘industry average costs’ for the job to show you how competitive our prices are.
Below is a summary of our pricing brackets:
Garden Design/Consultation: £35ph – we are happy to meet for an initial chat/consultation free of charge.
As you will appreciate, measuring up and drawing up plans to meet budgets whilst taking into account various factors (see our Landscaping page) and pricing up different materials options speculatively can run to 3 + days work, and without a guarantee we will be awarded the work (designs used by other tradesmen or a DIY approach).
To avoid this cost being passed to purchasing customers, we switch to a consulting/design fee which is then addressed if awarded the work
Standard Garden Maintenance Rate: – Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer regular garden maintenance slots. As we now take on larger and more complex Landscaping works, we have to work around the weather and it impacts our ability to offer a regular timed maintenance slot. It’s a shame, because we really enjoy it.
Landscaping / Hard labour Rate: This rate is higher than garden maintenance as it requires more expensive equipment, and we can do less hours a day, as it wears us out! Our outlay on equipment and tool maintenance is into 5 figures annually. If a customer requires us to work on a rate instead of a fixed price, we can happily do so, but there has to be an equipment charge to cover this equipment cost + overheads
CoviD – having learnt some tough lessons while trying to soldier on through the CoviD outbreak to satisfy customers, costs of fixed price jobs have increased exponentially: materials, waste, equipment hire, etc. This will be covered in a fully claused contract for larger projects.
Tree Rate: Tree work has an equally high base rate due to the greater risk to operators and property, plus the need for specialist machinery, qualified personnel and insurance.
We always send our full Price List & Terms of Business with our quote, so everybody is on the same page from the start.