Patio Layers Aldershot

Aldershot Patio Layers (GU11): The moment the spring arrives every year many of us have thoughts about spending a lot more time outdoors and obviously the garden (for those that have one) is the most natural place to begin. After a wet and dismal winter in Aldershot, the garden is sure to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore putting in a splendid new patio may be the obvious solution to this. If you already have a patio but it is out of level and overgrown with weeds you will be considering getting a new one laid or perhaps getting the old one re-laid if the slabs are still fit for purpose.

Patio Layers Aldershot Hampshire GU11

Whilst a limited patio project may be something that you could accomplish by yourself should you be able in this type of work, its likely that you may need to employ the services of a specialist Aldershot patio layer to complete the project on your behalf, particularly for more substantial patios. It isn't just the installing of your garden patio you must look at but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste matter plus the introduction of the required patio products. You need to keep in mind that laying patios is back-breaking work, particularly when the existing slabs were concreted in position. A large paving slab with a layer of concrete on is likely to be extremely heavy, therefore at least get someone to help you lift these, should you decide to do-it-yourself.

A competent Aldershot patio builder can advise you on what you may and may not have, recommend and supply the most appropriate materials and produce the perfect patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Always ask for a sales brochure, most decent patio layers will have a portfolio of projects which they have recently done in the Aldershot area. By seeing this brochure you should be able to get a good idea of just what your patio project will be like when it is done, this should help you to pick out your design and materials.

Patio Builders Aldershot

Before any work starts, you'll need to go over a few things with your patio builder. This would be known as the planning stage and it's essential if the finished patio is to fit the bill. This preparatory discussion must cover such factors as what type of slabs will be used, where can a skip be positioned for the removal of waste, is there a need for site levelling, the preferred location, and are there drains in the way.

Correctly preparing the area where the patio is going to be located is very important if the resulting patio is to be satisfactory. This phase will include excavating the topsoil to a suitable level, spreading on at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this using a wacker plate and finally spreading on a 25mm covering of sharp sand or similar bedding material.

Laying the Paving: When you've got a stable, level foundation laid, your patio specialist can move on to the laying of the slabs. If the preparation of the ground has been correctly done, this phase of the project is likely to be pretty easy and the patio you have dreamed about will rapidly start to take shape and you will shortly be gazing upon a fantastic outdoor feature that you can enjoy and appreciate

Patio Edging AldershotPatio Edging Aldershot: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of your patio, you might be able to add a stylish edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. There are many types of edgings for patios, although they won't all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you decide to go for an edging. You could have a low brick wall edging, a contoured stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging or a brick/blockwork edging. Talk to your Aldershot patio installer regarding the available options and find out what they think will go best with your style of patio. They might have images of patio edgings they've used on other jobs.

Paving Materials: You will find a vast variety of materials which you can use for building a garden patio, among the most widely used are: setts, granite, bricks, asphalt, limestone, gravel, concrete, sandstone, slabs, cobbles, slate, composite blocks and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Aldershot: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, the prices can differ widely too. What sort of slabs you use for your own patio may be dependant on whether you need to match existing materials, your allowed budget, current fashions and personal taste. The most favoured patio slabs used in Aldershot today are made from sandstone or concrete and these can easily be bought in local garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (in 2018) start at about £3 up to £15 though they can be sold in packs or 20 or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness varies from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveways Aldershot: While you are having a new patio laid you may need to renew your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Aldershot will also tackle this task for you, and it may be better to do this simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and can use one large skip for the removal of waste. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether it will stretch to this extra work, however it is definitely worth considering.

Hard Landscaping Aldershot: Patios, paths and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or "hardscaping"), which primarily means any kind of garden architecture and design created with construction materials, as opposed to plant based materials like shrubs, grasses and trees, which are normally called "soft landscaping". To a certain degree garden furniture is also described as "hard landscaping".

Patio Pressure Cleaning Aldershot

Patio Cleaning Aldershot: If you're putting in a complete new patio in Aldershot then you will probably not immediately be worried about patio cleaning, although you'll need to do this on a fairly regular basis in order to keep your new patio looking in tip top condition. If you're adding onto or extending an existing patio then you may want to get those old patio slabs cleaned up so that they blend in with the new slabs. Most of the time patio cleaning is achieved by or chemical cleaning and most local Aldershot patio cleaning companies will likely provide both of those services. Professionals use very high pressure equipment that is much better than the sort of jet washer that some people have in their garage or shed. (Tags: Patio Cleaning Aldershot, Jet Washing Patios Aldershot)

Flagstone Patios Aldershot: Of all the materials which can be used for constructing a patio, flagstone is arguably among the best. There are plenty of reasons why you need to think about this option for your patio in Aldershot, such as the fact that they are perfect for "free form" patios, providing plenty of scope for creativity, they look more organic and natural, they have irregular shapes and textures, they are durable and last for many years, they come in subtle shades with innate variations, grasses or plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio and flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water. These types of patio have huge appeal primarily due to the fact that flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and fashioned from bluestone, travertine, limestone, slate and sandstone. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Aldershot, Natural Stone Patios Aldershot)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Aldershot: A relatively recent innovation that is predominately used for driveways in Aldershot, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, enabling water to easily pass through it, preventing most of the surface water problems that occasionally occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, available in different colours, attractive, colour fast, UV stable, hardwearing, weed resistant, easy to maintain and non-slip, they are furthermore very adaptive and can incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them perfect for commercial as well as residential use.

Patio Furniture Aldershot: When you have finished your patio you'll need to purchase the patio furniture to complement your new outdoor space. There's a lot to think about when buying patio furniture and you ought to spend as much time over this decision as you would in obtaining furniture for the interior of your home. During the summer months you will probably spend more of your time lounging on your patio area than you do in the house, so doing it correctly is essential. You should not just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you need to utilize the available space sensibly. It is often a nice concept to continue the colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to preserve the smooth flow of the space.

Artificial Grass Aldershot

Artificial Lawns Aldershot: Another option which you might want to consider instead of a patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly long lasting and low maintenance and can be done a good deal more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks the same as real grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never needs mowing and never grows. If you are looking for a more affordable solution for your outside space in Aldershot, then artificial grass could just be the perfect alternative for you. Excessive concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easier on the eye. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Aldershot is approximately the same as doing it with cheap quality paving but less than half the price of higher end patio slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Aldershot, Artificial Lawns Aldershot)

Click For Patio Installation in Aldershot Hampshire

Also find: Ash Vale patio layers, Ash Green patio layers, Weybourne patio layers, Aldershot Camp patio layers, Mytchett patio layers, Wanborough patio layers, Seale patio layers, Church Crookham patio layers, Puttenham patio layers, Tongham patio layers, Farnborough patio layers, Normandy patio layers, Badshot Lea patio layers, Fleet patio layers, Runfold patio layers, Flexford patio layers, North Town patio layers, Ewshot patio layers and more.

Aldershot Patio Services

Aldershot Patios

Some Aldershot locations covered by Aldershot patio layers: Slade Lane, Ash Street, The Meadows, Crescent Lane, The Sidings, Springlakes Estate, South Lane, Brick Quarters, Dragoon Court, Cavendish Road, Salisbury Road, Charthouse Road, Birchett Road, Ashdene Road, Brook Close, Chrismas Avenue, Tournai Close, Boxalls Lane, Chichester Road, Cavalry Court, Shalden Road, St Benedicts Close, Chestnut Avenue, Badajos Road, Derwent Avenue, Alamein Road.

Patio layers in GU11 area.

TOP - Patio Building Aldershot

HOME