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Alton Patio Layers (GU34): If you want to get the most from the space in your garden and spend a lot more time out in the fresh air, having a nice patio installed is a good way to do it. Now, if you decide that you're going to have a patio you will want it to be done the right way, or else it will likely be troublesome down the line and at some point you'll need to replace the entire thing.

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Though a smaller patio project may well be a job that you could attempt by yourself if you are conversant with this kind of undertaking, its likely that you may need to employ a professional Alton patio layer to do the project for you, especially for larger patios. It isn't just the installing of your garden patio you need to consider but also the removal and disposal of the waste plus the introduction of the required patio supplies. You should also bear in mind that laying patios is fairly heavy work, particularly if your existing patio was concreted in place. A big patio slab with a layer of concrete on is going to be rather heavy, so at least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, should you elect to do-it-yourself.

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An established Alton patio builder should be able to advise you on what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and order suitable materials and work out the best patio design for you to suit your available area. Always ask for a brochure, any decent patio layer will be thrilled to let you look at a portfolio of projects that they've previously completed in the Alton area. From this portfolio you may be able to get an idea of precisely what your patio project will be like when its complete, this will help you to pick out your materials and layout.

Before any actual work commences, you'll want to talk a few things over with your patio contractor. This is looked at as the project planning period and it is essential if your finished patio is to look like you envisioned. This planning conversation might involve such factors as what sort of slabs are to be used, the preferred location for your patio, does the site need levelling, are there any manholes or drains in the way, and where a skip can be positioned.

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This step of the patio project will include the removing and disposal of surface debris and any existing paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to get down to the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore or sub-base and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, covering using a bedding layer such as sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When the area has all been got ready the patio builder will start putting down the slabs, how this level proceeds will depend upon the materials you decided on, and ought to be comparatively straightforward as long as the surface preparation was executed properly and the resulting base is flat and sound.

Patio Edging AltonPatio Edgings Alton: To accomplish a really nice finish to the paved area, you may be able to add a stylish edging to your patio. This will obviously depend on the style and layout that you opt for. You can find numerous types of edgings for patios, although they'll not all be suited to your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you opt to go with an edging. You'll most likely be deciding between a blockwork/brick edging, a short brick wall edging, a wavy stone edging, a coping stone edging or a rounded kerbstone edging. If you are finding it difficult to make a decision about precisely what edging will best go with your patio, ask the patio layer for some guidance. They will have images of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Patio Materials: Patio areas and pathways can be made from a lot of different materials, the most common being bricks, sandstone, slabs, granite, blocks, slate, cobbles, concrete, gravel, asphalt, composite slabs, setts and limestone.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Alton: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all shapes and sizes, the prices can vary widely too. The patio slabs that you pick out will be based upon current trends, your budget, whether you need to match pre-existing materials and personal tastes. Readily available in local garden centres and DIY stores, the most popular patio slabs laid in Alton gardens today are made from sandstone or concrete. Patio slab prices (at this time (2020)) can cost anything from about three to fifteen quid though they are often available in bulk packs of twenty or more. Standard sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness varies from 22mm to 38mm.

Hard Landscaping Alton: Driveways, pathways and patios are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which in a nut-shell refers to any kind of garden design and architecture which uses construction materials, rather than plant related materials like trees, grass and shrubs, which are normally known as "soft landscaping". I suppose, at a pinch, you might even label garden furniture to be "hard" landscaping. (Tags: Hard Landscaping Alton)

Flagstone Patios Alton: Of the varied materials you can use for creating a patio, flagstone is arguably among the best. There are a number of reasons why you need to think about this option for your new patio in Alton, and these include the fact that they come in rich colours with natural variations, flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface, flagstones are durable and last for many years, plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, they have distinctive, irregular shapes and textures, flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios and they look more natural. This kind of patio has wide appeal mostly because flagstones are natural quarried stones fashioned from limestone, travertine, sandstone, slate and bluestone.

Resin Bound Patios Alton: A more recent invention which is predominately used for creating driveways in Alton, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to pass easily through it, preventing some of the flooding problems that may arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also hardwearing, non-slip, long lasting, colour fast, available in lots of colours, attractive, easy to maintain, weed resistant and UV stable, they are additionally very versatile and can easily incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them great for business as well as home use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Alton, Resin Patios Alton)

Alton Patios - Issues: Throughout this website we have dealt with several of the issues that can affect an old patio, but to summarize, here are the main problems that are likely to arise with a patio: slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, cracked or damaged paving slabs, patio slabs that have moved or sunk, dirty patio slabs, the staining of patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water, patio slabs that are unstable or loose, weed infestation, patio edgings collapsing.

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Patio Sealing Alton: Applying sealer is the perfect way to protect your driveway, patio, path or paved area in Alton and can be very beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand joints can easily be eroded while cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this irritating loss of sand which can be a frequent problem when power jetting in particular. This is not the sole benefit of sealing which should also make the area easier and quicker to clean, restrict weed, grass and moss growth, enhance the colour of your patio slabs or blocks, extend the life of your driveway or patio, reduce the need for repairs in the future and avert unsightly staining. Patio and driveway sealers are waterproof and do not blister or peel, various products are available for different finishes including tarmac restorers, imprinted concrete sealants, block paving sealers and natural stone sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Alton, Patio Sealing Alton)

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Alton patio specialists will likely help with concrete slab patios in Alton, patio sealing in Alton, flagstone patios in Alton, ornamental patio design in Alton, the removal of patios in Alton, garden patios and driveways in Alton, the jet washing of patios in Alton, patios around bushes and trees in Alton, patio replacement in Alton, small garden patios in Alton, garden patios and footpaths in Alton, patio cleaning in Alton, patio landscaping designs in Alton, permeable patios in Alton, patios around decking in Alton, patio design in Alton, block paving patios in Alton, stone slab patios in Alton, garden patios and pathways in Alton, elaborate patios in Alton and other patio related tasks in Alton, Hampshire.

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A few Alton addresses served by Alton patio layers: Martins Close, Wolf's Lane, Archery Rise, Gauvain Close, Omega Park, Rakemakers, Gilbert White Way, Kings Road, Portsmouth Close, Kipling Road, Cross And Pillory Lane, Lenten Street, Howard's Lane, Tower Street, Bennet Close, Southview Rise, Robertson Close, Alexandra Road, Malthouse Mews, Langham Road, Chestnut Close, Crowley Drive, Allen Close, New Odiham Road, Hawthorns, Heron Close, Lower Turk Street, Turk Street, Wooteys Way.

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