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Alton Patio Layers (GU34): When you're thinking of turning part of your garden into an outside living area, there are one or two alternatives which you could consider. One of the most popular ways is to put in a patio, which provides a very level and stable surface on which to place planters, garden furniture, and BBQ's. If you carefully consider the position and design of your patio you should be able to create a smooth and seamless transition between your home and your garden, therefore increasing your available living space.

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While a modest patio project may well be something you could carry out by yourself should you be conversant with this sort of work, it is most likely that you'll want to hire a professional Alton patio layer to complete the job on your behalf, especially for more complex patios. It isn't only the installation of your garden patio you need to take into account but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio supplies.

The bonus of having a specialist patio layer handy, is that you can get information about what is and is not possible in respect of your garden layout. They should also be able to offer guidance on the best materials for your patio. Ask to view images of patios they have previously done in the area, this should offer you some thoughts on what is possible in your garden space and what it could look like after it's finished.

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The Planning of Your Project: Make sure you confer with your chosen patio contractor in relation to things that must be decided during the planning stage, like: what is your patioed area going to be used for, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, how easy will it be to access the patio, are there any obstacles to think about such as (drains, trees etc), what materials are you using, does it need to slope away from the house, what's the perfect location for your patio, does the area need to be levelled as well as other matters which your Alton patio expert will point out.

Properly preparing the area where your patio is to be situated is vital if the resulting patio is to be acceptable. This step includes scooping out the topsoil to an appropriate level, spreading on a good layer of hardcore, compacting this down and finally applying a 25mm covering of sharp sand or similar bedding material.

The Laying of the Paving: After you've got a firm, level foundation laid, your patio specialist will be able to proceed with the laying of the paving slabs. So long as the groundwork has been done correctly, this phase of the project ought to be relatively trouble-free and the patio you envisioned will quickly start to take shape and you will shortly be gazing upon an awesome outside feature where you will be able to sit out and enjoy the sun

Patio Edging AltonPatio Edgings Alton: Depending on the planned layout and style of the patio, you might possibly be able to incorporate an edging which will really finish the job off nicely. The different varieties of patio edgings on offer are almost endless and your main job is going to be to choose the best pattern to match your patio layout. Your possibilities will most likely be between a coping stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a wavy stone edging or a low brick wall edging. If you are finding it difficult to come to a decision about what edging will best go with your patio design, ask the patio layer for some advice. It might be helpful to see some examples of patio edgings that they've used before, so request to see a few photos.

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

Patio Design Ideas AltonPatio Ideas Alton: The number of layout and design ideas that can be used for a patio are endless and unless you're quite skilled at designing things you should talk to a local Alton patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something fancy. You might choose to keep it simple with a plain square or rectangular shape on a single level or you could go wild and combine various shapes on split levels to give more character to your patio or to look better on a sloping garden for instance. In view of the fact that professionally designed patios have a propensity to be very pricey, it would be a good idea to keep it fairly basic if you're looking for a cheap patio. Certain facets of your patio will be dependent on the shape of your garden and the space that's available, if there is limited space your choices will be somewhat restricted. Any decent patio specialist in Alton will be able to advise you about the best way to proceed with the construction. For starters you might consider a poured concrete patio, a block paved patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio, a mosaic patio, a circular patio or a flagstone patio. Look on Pinterest or Flickr for lots more creative ideas.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Alton: Patio slabs not surprisingly do not just come in one thickness or size, there are all sorts of styles and sizes with equally differing price tags. Issues like current fashions, your allowed budget, personal preference and whether you need to match existing materials will have an affect on the sort of slabs you decide on. These days, most householders in Alton favour concrete or sandstone patio slabs, seeing that these are widely available in local DIY outlets and garden centres, and can be easily delivered. Prices (at this time (2020)) can be anything from around £3 up to £15 each though they're regularly available in bulk packs of twenty or more.

Driveway Installation Alton: If you are doing refurbishments to your whole garden, you might want to have a brand new driveway laid as well as a patio. Plenty of Alton patio installers also build drives as well, therefore to save yourself a bit of hassle, time and cash, you could always do this at the same time. Your allocated budget will of course determine whether you're able to do this or not, however that is certainly worth doing if it's possible.

Hard Landscaping Alton: What is often referred to as hard landscaping or hardscaping is the introduction of solid shapes which give your garden structure and form. Fences, fountains and pergolas are all regarded as "hard" landscaping, as are patios, paths and driveways, which are all created from "hard" building materials. Elements created from plant related materials are classified as "soft landscaping", which includes shrubs, mulch, trees and lawns. At a pinch, I suppose you could even label garden furniture as being "hard" landscaping.

Patio Grouting Alton: Cracked or crumbling grouting or joints is one of the main problems with old, pre-existing patios. If this type of thing is happening with your patio, you'll need to act, because before you realize it your patio will begin to look untidy with grass and weeds poking up through the joints. You can use weedkiller to ease this issue or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is a superb solution to eradicate weeds without using chemicals. Replacing the grout isn't easy and the hardest thing is to rake out the old grout which is probably going to be a sand and cement mix. Having the whole thing re-slabbed is the only real solution if the slabs are loose and rocking, as restoring the grouting joints won't address the issue. If you establish that the slabs of your patio area are properly stable and firm, the next step is going to be to chip out the damaged cement mortar by using a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole patio a really good clean-up when you're finished and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these kinds of grout are applied using a dry brush-in process, while others use the wet slurry solution. Most local Alton patio layers will do patio repointing, so get in touch with one near you for a quote. (Tags: Grouting Patios Alton, Patio Re-Grouting Alton, Patio Grouting Alton)

Resin Bound Patios Alton: A more modern invention which is mainly used for creating driveways in Alton, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to pass through it, avoiding most of the surface water problems that can sometimes occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, easy to maintain, available in lots of colours, UV stable, non-slip, attractive, durable, weed resistant and colour fast, they are additionally highly adaptive and can incorporate custom logos and designs, making them perfect for business as well as private use.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Alton: Applying sealant is a great way to preserve your paved area, patio, driveway or path in Alton and is extremely beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand can easily be flushed out of the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this irksome sand loss which is a common problem when jetting in particular. This is by no means the only benefit of sealing which can also avert unsightly staining, enhance the colour of your patio slabs or blocks, reduce the necessity for repairs, make the area easier and quicker to clean, lengthen the life of your driveway or patio and restrict grass, weed and moss growth. Patio and pavement sealers are water resistant and do not peel or blister, various products are available for different materials including imprinted concrete sealants, block paving sealants, tarmac restorers and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Alton, Patio Sealing Alton)

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Artificial Lawns Alton: Another option that you may wish to look at instead of a patio is artificial grass, which is similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be done considerably more cheaply than a stone patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks like genuine grass, both from afar and close up, but it never grows and never needs cutting. If you are looking for a more affordable solution for your precious garden space in Alton, then artificial grass might be just the answer for you. Excessive concrete and stone can give a very drab appearance to your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more soothing and easier on the eye. The cost of artificial grass in Alton is about the same as the cheapest quality paving slabs but less than half the price of higher end patio slabs.

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