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Ascot Patio Layers (SL5): When springtime arrives every year many of us dream of spending much more time outside and obviously the garden (for those who have one) is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a gloomy and wet winter in Ascot, the garden might be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore installing a fabulous new patio could be the best answer to this problem. If you've already got a patio but it is wonky and overgrown with weeds you might well be thinking about having a new one put in or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the existing one if the paving slabs are still okay.

While a small patio assignment is perhaps something you could carry out by yourself if you're keen on this sort of work, it is more likely to be the case that you will want to hire the services of a professional Ascot patio layer to do the project on your behalf, especially for more substantial patios. It is not just the installing of your garden patio that you should think about but also the removal and disposal of the resulting waste materials and the introduction of the new patio supplies. You need to keep in mind that installing patios is fairly heavy work, especially when the old slabs were bedded in concrete. A large paving slab with a chunk of concrete on is likely to be rather heavy, so at the very least get someone to help you lift these, if you choose to tackle it yourself.

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A knowledgeable Ascot patio layer can advise you on exactly what you may and may not have, suggest and supply appropriate materials and come up with the perfect patio design for you to fit in with your available area. Demand a brochure, most reliable patio layers will be willing to show you a portfolio of patio assignments that they have previously carried out in the Ascot area. From this portfolio you might be able to get an idea of just what your job will be like when it is finished, this will aid you to determine your materials and layout.

Project Planning: You might want to discuss with your chosen patio contractor concerning specific factors which have to be decided in the planning stage, for instance: what patio materials are you planning to use, what is the patioed area going to be used for, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, do you require a gradient away from the property, where is the perfect location for your patio, does the area need levelling out, are there any obstacles in the way (drain covers, trees etc), easy access to the patio and other criteria that your Ascot patio contractor will highlight.

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Preparing the Area: This step of the patio project will involve the removal and disposal of surrounding materials and existing paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the more stable sub-soil, spreading of a hardcore or sub-base and the subsequent pressing down and levelling of this material, overlaying with a bedding material like sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When everything is prepared the patio layer will commence laying the patio slabs, just how this stage proceeds depends upon the exact materials you've selected, and should be reasonably straightforward if the ground preparation was executed properly and the base is level and sound.

Materials for Paving: You will find a diverse variety of materials which may be used for building a garden patio, amongst the most popular are: sandstone, limestone, granite, slate, composite materials, gravel, asphalt, bricks, setts, slabs, concrete, cobbles and blocks.

Patio Edgings Ascot: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of the patio, you might be able to feature an edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. You can buy many types of patio edgings, although they will not all be suited to your particular patio finish, so choose the right product if you opt to go for an edging. You could use a contoured stone edging, a coping stone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a short brick wall edging or a rounded kerbstone edging. Talk to your Ascot patio layer concerning the available options and what they consider will go best with your style of patio. They might have pictures of patio edgings they have used on other jobs.

Patio Ideas AscotPatio Ideas Ascot: The variety of design and layout ideas which can be applied to a patio are limitless and if you aren't good at designing stuff you might want to talk to a local Ascot patio design specialist or landscaper if you are considering something elaborate. You might opt to keep it simple with a plain rectangular or square shape on a single level or you could go crazy and combine various shapes on split levels to give your patio more character or fit into an inclined garden for instance. Custom made patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you are aiming for a cheap patio, keep it simple. Certain aspects of your patio are going to be dependent on the shape of your garden and the space that is available, if there is limited space your alternatives will be restricted. Your local Ascot patio specialist will give you advice on the best way to proceed. A handful of ideas for patios that might get you on track include: a mosaic patio, a circular patio, a free form patio, a brick patio, a textured concrete patio, a split-level patio or a stone patio. Check out Pinterest or Flickr for additional inspirational ideas.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Ascot: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all sizes and shapes, their prices can vary widely too. What type of slabs you use for your patio could be influenced by current trends, whether you need to match existing materials, personal taste and your planned budget. The most popular patio slabs laid in Ascot nowadays are made of concrete or sandstone and a wide variety of these are readily available in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (in 2018) start at roughly £3 up to £15 although they are generally sold in packs or twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveway Installation Ascot: While you're getting a nice new patio laid you might need to renew your driveway too. Some patio builders in Ascot will also be prepared to deal with this task for you, and it may be advantageous to get it done at the same time so you only have one lot of mess and you will be able to use one large skip for the waste removal. This will of course depend on your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this extra work, but it is certainly worth taking into consideration.

Hard Landscaping Ascot: Driveways, pathways and patios can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or occasionally "hardscaping"), which essentially refers to any kind of garden architecture and design created with construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials like shrubs, trees and grass, which are generally called "soft landscaping". To a certain degree garden furniture is also described as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Ascot)

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Patio Cleaning Ascot: If you are laying a whole new patio in Ascot then you will probably not be too concerned about patio cleaning, though you'll need to be doing this fairly regularly so as to keep your new patio in tip top shape. If you are extending or adding to an existing patio area then you might want to have those old patio slabs cleaned so that they blend in with the new slabs. Typically patio cleaning is done by power washing or chemical cleaning and most local Ascot patio cleaning specialists will probably offer both of these services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment which is a lot better than the type of jet washer many people have in their garden shed or garage.

Patio Grouting Ascot: With existing patios one of the chief problems is with crumbling and cracked joints or grouting. If this happens the patio area will look awful and likely have weeds and grass establishing themselves between the slabs. You could constantly use weedkiller to ease the annoying problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is a fantastic non-chemical way to kill weeds. Repairing the grouting can be challenging and the hardest task is to rake out the old grout which will probably be a sand and cement mix. If your patio slabs are loose and unstable there is no point replacing the joints as it won't make much difference, and you need to to have the whole patio re-done. If your slabs are pretty secure and stable you can press on and hook out the old mortar by utilizing a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a thorough cleanup when you're finished and re-grout the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry approach while others use a dry brush-in system. (Tags: Patio Grouting Ascot, Patio Re-Grouting Ascot)

Flagstone Patios Ascot: Of the varied materials which you can use for constructing a patio, flagstone is arguably one of the best. There are plenty of reasons why you should think about this material for your new patio in Ascot, such as the fact that flagstone patios are durable and last for many years, they look more natural and organic, grasses or plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, flagstones are just the thing for "free form" patios, giving lots of scope for creativity, flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water, they have irregular textures and shapes and they come in rich colours with innate variations. These types of patio have wide appeal primarily because flagstones are natural quarried stones fashioned from slate, sandstone, bluestone, travertine and limestone.

Resin Bound Patios Ascot: A more contemporary invention which is primarily used for driveways in Ascot, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, allowing rain water to easily pass through it, preventing the surface water problems that can occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, durable, attractive, slip resistant, long lasting, available in a variety of colours, weed resistant, easy to maintain and UV stable, they are furthermore incredibly adaptable and can readily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them ideal for business as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Ascot, Resin Patios Ascot)

Patio Furniture Ascot: When you've finished your patio you'll have to purchase the patio furniture to complement your newly created outside space. There's a lot to think about when buying patio furniture and you ought to spend as much time over this part of the process as you would acquiring furniture for the interior of your home. During the summer months you will probably spend more time lounging on your patio area as you do in the house, so doing it right is crucial. You should not simply pack in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space carefully. It might be a nice approach to continue your colour scheme from the interior to the exterior of the house, this helps to preserve the smooth flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Ascot, Garden Furniture Ascot)

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