I have been asked to do a design and build for a new customer by a friends new companyThe work involves the design and build of a raised stand stone paved area,, stone walls and steps, plus other…Continue
"If this is 'the brave new world', then you are very welcome to it - I'm out! We are in our 5th decade of business and have dealt with many, many builders, architects, garden designers etc and they have ALL, with out fail, been more…"
"If i'm dry stone walling i rarely use a level...Just go with stone and keep the banter good.
Might set up a string line when putting the founders down, but after that its all with the eye..
Granite gate post might have the level waved at them…"
"The Glove of Death only realy works well on bindweed when the plant is in flower and comming to end of its life.
I know as i have tryed for many years to remove it from a hedge in my own garden.
Not 100% sure why, but i think its to do with speed of…"
"I use an old buckrake tine for most hole digging jobs. Handy for when where moving large stone about when walling as well.
I've got a Roughneck Digging Bar in the van for taking out roots and for large post holes .. works very well if you keep…"
"If you have a very weak spark on the new plug, try leading the plug.
On the very tip of the plug rub some lead off a penceil, tis wil give you a very hot bright spark and normally works on flooded engines and helps to bed in new plugs.
"Nice stone,but not the right way of laying it.
It does look like he has faced the earth bank with know thought as to holding it back.
I think the best way to build a retaining wall out of this type of stone is to start with a very wide base of say…"
"Just do as he asks, i don't like it either but what can you do? At the end of the day you would never have had the chance to quote for the work without his introduction, your in his back yard so play to his rules.
The best you can do is…"
"I certainly would not be agreeing to pay any form of "referral" fee until you have secured the work. It is a difficult situation, especially if you are friends this person, which if you are makes the whole 'asking for a…"
"This is a different situation to one that a designer finds when passing work to builders and I think many points are confusing this issue for James.
The nature of a finder's fee is significantly different to that of a commission fee that…"
"have you actually 100% got the job? or is it that you are just putting your quote in, if you are just quoteing for the job you may not get it, and paying 10% of £9000=£900 to give your mate for a job that you may not get, i my opinion…"
"The fact that you have posted the question in the first place indicates you are not comfortable with the idea - go with your gut instinct. If your friend is trying to maximise profits, you could suggest that they put their fees up, not get you to do…"
"Also, to add to what I said yesterday, if your mate's firm is 'new' then they don't actually HAVE a 'usual' anything do they....
They recommend you for this job - you recommend them for something that you find. Mutual…"
I am a small business based here in North Cornwall. I mainly work on my own projects and designs working closely with my customer to create a natural eviroment within there garden space.
I use mainly local stone and matirals to enhance the feel of the of the outdoors.
Landscaper, Domestic Garden Maintenance, Commercial Grounds/Garden Maintenance, Paving Manufacturer/Supplier, Tree Surgeon, Other
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I mainly do Hard Landscaping.. Dartmoor Stone walling...Paving...Devon Hegde making ... Cornish dry stone walls..Some maintenance work on customers gardens..
Winter months are taken up with hedge laying and tree work...