What we do!

Richard Cole Contracting

Formed over 30 years ago Richard Cole Contracting is an experienced commercial landscaping and highway maintenance company in the public and private sector.

We have accreditation to ISO 9001:2008 and The National Highway Sector Scheme 18 (NHSS 18) and are registered with the Environmental Agency – Waste Carrier & Brokers License. We have bases in Gloucestershire and Devon and our area of works extend from the Midlands down to the South and South West and from London into Wales.

Through working closely with our clients we have formed a highly respected and successful business. We are dedicated to the creation of an affordable and sustainable environment for existing and future generations.  Our clients include multimillion pound civil engineering companies, Local Authorities, Parish and Town Councils and private individuals.

Amenity Horticulture

Amenity horticulture covers the design, management, and construction maintenance of living, recreational and leisure areas


Providing cultural techniques such as plant selection, planting, fertilizing, shaping, and removal.

Winter Maintenance

We offer services that cover the monitoring of weather forecasts and road conditions and decide on preventative, or reactive, treatments in winter conditions.

Landscape Management

Maintaining, Designing and conserving anything from public gardens, roadsides, roundabouts too natural landscapes.

Hedge Cutting

We run flail hedge cutting machines with highly skilled operators who take great pride to leave the best finish possible.  All machines are serviced and maintained to the highest standard. We can provide a hedge cutting service to keep your field margins and hedgerows neat and tidy. Hedge cutting is usually carried out towards the end of the growing season, but if you have a specific event requiring your hedges to be trimmed and tidied sooner, then do get in touch and we can advise.

Emergency Response

This service includes all aspects of treework undertaken including pruning, limb removal and whole tree removal

If you have a problem with a wind-blown/wind damaged or a fallen tree, or a tree is threatening your property please call us on our emergency 24 hour help line
All our teams are NPTC qualified, and fully insured for your protection and peace of mind



Our services range from Landscape management, roadside maintainance to emergency response which caters for Trees in poor condition and/or severe weather events call us on 01803 865098 in the event you are affected

Сustomer Support

Training Matrix

The training matrix is undertaken for internal employees and sub contractors who work for Richard Cole Contracting



Without our clients, our work would have no meaning