Ivy removal

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Mtx Property Pros Ltd
Ivy removal in London, W8 6NX
Southwest Property Services
Ivy removal in Bridgwater, TA7 8AA
Finestone Builders & Decorators
Ivy removal in Wimbledon, SW19 1LJ
Force 10 Building Solutions
Ivy removal in Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0AA
Kings Property Solutions
Ivy removal in Smethwick, B66 2AR
Sandarov Ltd - Property Refurbishment & Maintenance
Ivy removal in London, N13 5PA
Embury Property Services Limited
Ivy removal in Richmond, TW10 5DY
Trio Properties Ltd
Ivy removal in London, SW8 3BX
Eddy
Ivy removal in Romford, RM4 1JU
Hac Construction Ltd
Ivy removal in Belvedere, DA17 5HT
Millennium Interior Designers (Full Property Renovation Design & Build Developers)
Ivy removal in London, SE18 1RP
Acacia Gardens Ltd
Ivy removal in London, N15 6SA

Latest Ivy removal Reviews

Floorsandinglondon
17 Jul 2017
Excellent work, lots of smiles. Pleased to recommend for future work
S & J Painting And Building Services
23 Jun 2017
Simon was prompt and professional in getting a quote to me. He was amazingly helpful in fitting in the work
required at short notice which l really appreciated. The work was completed you a high standard, in less time than expected and any very minor concerns or issues were taken seriously and addressed. I would highly recommend his company.
Metin & Co
29 May 2017
Prompt, great job, very efficient, would hire and recommend.
Kings Property Solutions
5 May 2017
I am overwhelmed by the transformation of my kitchen. Narian, the tiler did an amazing job of the tiling. A
job a previous tiler said was impossible to do. I will certainly be using Kings Property Solutions again for any work that needs doing. They provided me with a friendly and professional service and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a handyman/ tradesman.

Hiring a tradesman to remove ivy

Ivy can be a beautiful addition to a house or a giant nuisance depending on who you ask, but letting it grow unheeded can cause a great deal of damage to a property. Removing ivy can be a tough and dangerous job, not just because of heights but also the chemicals used for removal and, potentially, the presence of wildlife nestled in the ivy.

For a satisfying end result, your best bet is to find a qualified professional through Plentific. The Pentific website can quickly generate a bespoke contact list of tradesmen in your local area that can provide the skills you need. Each Plentific Pro also has a profile, showing their qualifications, past jobs and customer reviews. From the Plentific Dashboard, managing and messaging Pros is easy, and you can pay with complete security through the Plentific Wallet. By hiring a ‘verified’ Pro, you will also gain the Plentific Guarantee, which can completely cover a project from start to finish. Whatever your own project might involve, Plentific can help you find your ideal hire!

What do I need to know about ivy removal?

While beautiful, ivy can be a real pest of a plant. Seen all year round, it can grow fast and dense, up the sides of buildings, trees and across floors. Unhindered ivy growth can cause several problems, too: it can damage a house’s brickwork, grow through rendering, ruin woodwork and even lift roof tiles and soffits. There are even examples of removing wallpaper only to find that ivy plants have burrowed through the rendering in the walls to enter the home! Once ivy enters the home, it can be notoriously difficult to remove. However, it can also be harmful to other plants, weighing down tree canopies and competing for resources. At the same time, ivy is not directly harmful to other plants, and many homeowners love it for its aesthetic charm. It can also benefit wildlife, protecting the ground from frost and proving space for nesting, roosting and hibernating. This can make removing ivy difficult at times, as legally speaking nesting birds cannot be disturbed.

Hiring a professional to remove ivy for you carries several advantage, most notably safety. Removing ivy from a tree or house can require anything from a ladder, to a cherry picker to full scaffolding to do safety. A tradesmen will also have specialist equipment, weed killers and herbicides, as well as the permission to use them. While a tree surgeon can remove or prune ivy, a gardener can also be a suitable tradesman for the latter.

It is important to look at the backgrounds of your potential hires. An arboriculturalist (tree surgeon) should have several years of experience, as well as recommendations from customers and co-workers. A well established professional may have industry or academic qualifications in environmental science or arboriculture. To legally use weeds or pesticides to remove ivy, they will need to present proof of certification from the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC). They may also belong to a national tradesmans’ organisation, such as the Arboricultural Association. These groups have high entry standards for quality and professionalism that members are required to constantly meet. Your final hire should have active public liability insurance as well as a guarantee for their work.

The cost of removing ivy will depend on the spread and scale of the problem. For larger jobs a site assessment may be necessary; this may be free, or it could have an added fee. Do not be worried about having to pay a fee, as a larger removal job will usually take careful planning, but be sure to collect several quotes. For an average removal job from the side of a house, you could expect to pay around £300.