Using a Qualified and Registered Tree Surgeon

If you’re living on the countryside or own farmland, chances are, you will need tree surgery at some point. Over the last few years, we’ve seen storms rage across the UK during the wintertime, and the number of storms seem to be increasing every year. As a result, thousands of trees are at risk of … Continue reading “Using a Qualified and Registered Tree Surgeon”

If you’re living on the countryside or own farmland, chances are, you will need tree surgery at some point. Over the last few years, we’ve seen storms rage across the UK during the wintertime, and the number of storms seem to be increasing every year. As a result, thousands of trees are at risk of falling and doing serious damage to houses, traffic, and even pedestrians. That’s why it’s important to contact a tree surgeon and let them know of your concerns so that they can minimize the risk of dead trees falling onto public roads.

Here at Stan Timmins Tree Surgeons, we are ready to get to work on both domestic and commercial tree surgery. We work in the North East of the UK, so we cover a wide area and are ready to get working when you say the word.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some reasons why it’s important to use a qualified and registered tree surgeon, along with some of the benefits of doing so.

1. Checks If Your Intended Tree Surgery Is Affected by a Tree Protection Order

In the UK, all your intended works (tree surgery, tree felling, etc.,) must be checked and approved by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to see if your plans may affect conservation or any other ecological ecosystem. With most tree surgeons, they will be able to check with a TPO to see if your proposed plans are allowed. Here at Stan Timmins Tree Surgeons, we submit your proposed plans to a TPO, plus the Local Authority to get your plans approved. This means that we can go ahead with your intended work. You’ll have to do less paperwork and spend time filling out applications. We do all that work for you.

2. Regulate Traffic Flow

If you need trees cut around a highway or road area, this means the incoming traffic will be affected by the machinery, since one side of the road will be blocked. However, some tree surgeons help regulate traffic flow by placing down temporary traffic lights or signs which will alert drivers. This will help the tree surgery run smoothly, while also keeping the traffic flowing. It’s always a great relief to know that all aspects of the traffic will be taken care of while the tree surgery is taking place. Not all tree surgeons do this, but we do this as well as carrying out highway tree surgery.

3. Precision and Variety

A tree surgeon will have the skillset and precision required to carry out a variety of tree surgery from working with tree stumps to cutting down towering Oak trees. Every tree requires the experience and knowledge required to carry out the tree surgery safely and accurately. Since there are so many varieties of trees, each of varying sizes and breadths, you always need to trust a tree surgeon who will carry out the job quickly and accurately, without any fatalities. That’s why using a qualified tree surgeon is so important, and most tree surgeons carry out dozens of techniques to carry out the requires tree surgery. It all depends on the tree at hand and the work needed to be done.


When you’re about to embark on tree surgery, it can be a daunting experience to search for a qualified and registered tree surgeon. We believe at Stan Timmins Tree Surgeons that we can provide you with the quickest and most accurate tree surgery, to suit whatever work you need done. We offer the advantages listed above and we have had many customers who have praised us and thanked us for our work. You can see these customers at our Testimonials page.

Design tips for Creating a Backyard Oasis

Do you dream of turning your boring, bland and lifeless backyard into an oasis and retreat for the entire family?  Creating backyard retreats is growing in popularity with homeowners across the country. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination (and budget). Start creating your wish list and then follow these design tips for creating your backyard oasis from the professional landscape developers and exterior architects.

The first step is to clearly define your budget and make a commitment to staying within those limits.  Finishing a project heavily in debt is not a recipe for enjoying what was intended to be a relaxing space. Whether you’re set on building a massive pool with a spa and water feature or just intend on upgrading the landscaping and decking, adequate planning is the first step to ensure your project delivers the desired results. Start by contacting your local municipality to determine if there are any set back restrictions, specific fencing requirements for pool enclosures. While contractors can secure necessary permits, it’s important to know restrictions and requirements at the front end of the project. These will play a major role in the design and budget process. After you have determined the scope of the project, begin meeting with contractors to get input and estimates.  Do thorough research on the contractors to ensure they have positive reviews and can produce quality work on time and on budget.

Whether you’re installing a large, custom designed pool or a simple pond, it’s always fun to add extras for the children in the family. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select from the huge variety of outdoor play structures, children’s pools and games available at ToysRUs. Determine where the outdoor dining area will be as well as any additional space for outdoor lounging. There is a huge selection of outdoor furnishing available on the market today for just about every budget and design style. Include these expenses in the total budget for the project.

Finally, address any existing landscaping concerns and draw a plan for new or updated landscaping. There are a multitude of software programs available that will show growth and maturity of selected plantings ten and fifteen years in the future. Be sure to consider the quality of your soil, amount of sunlight, northern or southern exposure and watering requirements for each plant material prior to making the purchase and planting. Consider adding perennial plantings to add bursts of color throughout the growing season that require little maintenance and watering. Avoid planting trees that will mature to over twenty feet too close to the house of garage. Roots can often disrupt foundations, water lines and gas lines. Check with your local utility company to have these items marked prior to any ambitious digging for large plantings that need to be planted at a depth of great than 1 foot.  Within a few short years your landscaping will mature and you’ll have a wonderful backyard retreat that will provide years of happy memories for the entire family.

Chimney Cleaning Can Improve The Value Of Your House

Has it occurred to you as a home owner that regularly cleaning your chimney can actually improve the value of the property as a whole? Likely not, but there is no doubt that this is the case. Why? Simply put, a house with a chimney that is well maintained and functioning at an optimal level will be more desirable and easier to live in. If a chimney is weak, which often happens when cleaning and sweeping is neglected, the whole building, by default, becomes less attractive to buyers. So if you ever plan on selling your house, be sure not to forget about frequent chimney sweeping.

Discerning buyers and estate agents and valuers all perform routine checks on the properties they are looking at and this will include an evaluation of the chimney. Often, a chimney specialist will be called in for this express purpose. Overall, it is certainly not worth being tight fisted about routine chimney sweeping – after all, it is fast and cheap, so you really have no excuse.

Even if you are not thinking about selling your house at present or have no intentions of ever doing so, it makes sense to maintain the property’s structure to the very best of your abilities. Believe it or not, the actual structure of your chimney can be adversely affected by an excessive build up of soot and debris, which can put undue pressure on it’s internal walls and lining.

Toxic fumes also need to be allowed to escape from your fire through your chimney and this cannot happen if the chimney is blocked. Not only, then, can a lack of regular chimney cleaning affect the structural integrity of your property, it can also be potentially hazardous to your health. Even fatal. Taking all of this into account, why would anyone not want to invest in chimney maintenance and sweeping?

It is definitely a smart strategy, regardless of whether you are selling your home or not and can only result in good for you, your household and your guests. The best move you can now make is to engage a chimney cleaning company that you can trust. Contact the team at now for free advice and a quotation if you are located in Dublin, Ireland.