Patio Layers Bexley

Bexley Patio Layers (DA5): As soon as the spring appears each year most people start thinking about spending much more time outdoors and obviously the garden is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a gloomy and wet winter in Bexley, your garden will likely be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore laying a splendid new patio should be the obvious answer to this problem. If you already have a patio but it is out of level and overrun with weeds you will probably be thinking about getting a new one laid or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the old one if the patio slabs are still in a decent condition.

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Specialists at do-it-yourself in Bexley will likely be aching to try doing this themselves, although installing a top quality patio isn't as simple as you would believe. Small patios will certainly fall well within the expertise of many DIYers, however the bigger more complicated patios are best left to expert patio installers. You must also bear in mind that it isn't merely a case of installing a base and laying down the slabs that's involved, it is additionally removing and disposing of large amounts of earth and rubble and maybe old patio materials in the case of a replacement. This type of work is liable to be tough going and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

A big advantage of having a specialist patio layer handy, is that you are able to get expert advice about what might and might not be doable in light of your garden layout and available space. They should also be able to give suggestions about the most effective materials for the project. Ask them if you can view a few photos of patios they've worked on in Bexley, this will offer you an insight into what's possible in your back garden and what it might look like when it is finished.

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Project Planning: It is advisable to confer with your chosen patio layer regarding things that have to be decided during the planning stage, such as: what is the perfect position for your patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, what is the patioed area to be used for, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (trees, manholes etc), how easy will it be to access the patio, does the area need to be levelled, what materials you are using, does it need to slope away from the house as well as other issues that your Bexley patio layer will highlight.

This phase of the patio project will include the stripping and disposal of surrounding debris and any unwanted paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, spreading of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent compacting and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding material like sharp sand.

Paving the Area: As soon as you've got a flat, firm base laid, your patio contractor is able to get on with the laying of the paving slabs. As long as the preparation of the ground has been done correctly, this next step of the project should be quite trouble-free and the patio you envisioned will rapidly begin to take shape and shortly you should have an awesome outside space that you can take pleasure in

Paving Materials: There's a diverse selection of materials that may be used for building a patio, among the most popular are: sandstone, gravel, setts, concrete, composite tiles, asphalt, slabs, granite, bricks, limestone, slate, cobbles and blocks.

Driveway Installation Bexley: At the same time as you are having a nice new patio laid you might need to freshen up your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Bexley will also deal with this job for you, and it could be advantageous to do this simultaneously so that you only have one lot of mess and you are able to use the same skip for the removal of waste. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether it will extend to this extra work, however it is certainly worth looking into.

Patio Cleaning Bexley

Patio Cleaning Bexley: If you're putting down an entire new patio in Bexley then you will likely not immediately be thinking about patio cleaning, although you'll need to do this fairly regularly so as to keep your new patio looking in tip top condition. If you happen to be adding to or extending a pre-existing patio area then it might be advisable to get those old patio slabs properly cleaned so that they blend in with the new slabs. Most of the time patio cleaning is done by chemical cleaning or pressure washing and local Bexley patio cleaning specialists will probably provide both services. Professional cleaners use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is a lot better than the kind of jet washer that you may have in your garden shed or garage.

Patio Re-Grouting Bexley

Patio Grouting Bexley: With existing patios one of the chief issues is with crumbling joints or grouting. When this occurs your patio area can look a mess and probably have grass and weeds sprouting up between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to alleviate the problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a great non-chemical way to get rid of weeds. Replacing the grout can be a big job and the hardest thing is to rake out the old grout which is most likely to be a sand and cement mortar. If your paving slabs are loose and rocking repairing the joints is pointless because it is unlikely to solve the issue, and you actually need to get the entire patio re-slabbed. If the slabs are reasonably firm and stable you can go ahead and rake out the old mortar using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole area a thorough cleanup once you're done and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in technique. Most professional patio layers in Bexley will help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get an estimate.

Flagstone Patios Bexley: Of all the materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is considered among the best. There are plenty of reasons why you need to consider this option for your patio in Bexley, and these include the fact that flagstones can be laid dry to provide a permeable surface therefore avoiding standing water, plants or grasses can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, flagstones have irregular shapes and textures, they are ideal for "free form" patios, providing lots of scope for creativity, they come in subtle shades with natural variations, they are durable and long lasting and flagstone patios look more natural. These kinds of patio have wide appeal primarily because flagstones are naturally occurring stones which are quarried and fashioned from slate, bluestone, limestone, travertine and sandstone. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Bexley, Natural Stone Patios Bexley)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Bexley: A relatively recent invention which is in the main used for creating driveways in Bexley, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which can be mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to pass through it, reducing the surface water problems that can occasionally arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also colour fast, slip resistant, UV stable, hardwearing, weed resistant, attractive, long lasting, available in lots of colours and easy to maintain, they are in addition incredibly adaptable and can easily incorporate custom logos and designs, making them ideal for business as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Bexley, Resin Patios Bexley)

Artificial Lawns Bexley

Artificial Lawns Bexley: Something which you might want to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is similarly long lasting and low maintenance and can be done a good deal more cheaply than a patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks the same as genuine grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never grows and never needs mowing. If you are in need of a more affordable solution for your precious garden space in Bexley, then artificial grass might just be the answer for you. A lot of stone and concrete can give a very lifeless appearance to your garden area, the green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easier on the eye. The cost of artificial grass in Bexley is about the same as cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of higher end patio slabs.

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