Patio Layers Billingham

Billingham Patio Layers (TS22): As the spring appears each year many of us dream of spending more time outside and of course the garden (if you have one) is the most common place to achieve this. After a rainy winter in Billingham, your garden could be a bit of a quagmire, therefore laying a nice new patio is the easiest solution to this problem. If you've already got a patio but it is uneven and overrun with weeds you might well be contemplating having a new one put in or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the patio slabs are still sound.

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Do-it-yourself fans in Billingham will likely be willing to tackle this themselves, however installing a decent quality patio is not as easy as you'd imagine. Smaller patio projects will probably fall well within the skillset of most DIYers, however larger more complex patios ought to be left to expert patio installers. Also bear in mind that its not only a case of installing a level base and laying the patio slabs that is involved, it is additionally excavation and disposing of a significant quantity of soil and even previously laid patio waste if the task is a replacement. Work like this is going to be hard going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

A competent Billingham patio layer can give you advice on exactly what you can and can't have, recommend and supply correct materials and work out the best patio design for you to suit your available space. Demand a sales brochure, most dependable patio layers will carry a portfolio of patio projects they have recently carried out in the Billingham area. By using this brochure you may be able to get an idea of just what your job will look like when it is complete, this should help you to determine your preferred design and materials.

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The Planning of Your Project: You might want to consult with your patio specialist concerning specific things that must be decided during the planning stage, like: access to the patio, are there any obstacles to consider such as (trees, drains etc), what is the patio area going to be used for, does the area need levelling out, what is the perfect position for your patio, what materials are you planning to use, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, does it need to slope away from buildings and other matters which your Billingham patio contractor will highlight.

Properly preparing the area where your patio is to be situated is extremely important if the finished patio is to be of acceptable quality. Such preparation includes digging out soil to an appropriate level, putting in at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a wacker and applying a final 25mm layer of sharp sand or similar bedding material.

Laying the Paving: When everything has been got ready the patio builder will begin laying the patio slabs, exactly how this level proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've chosen, and will be comparatively straightforward as long as the ground preparation was done properly and the base is level and stable.

Patio Edging BillinghamPatio Edging Billingham: Depending on the planned style and layout of your patio, you might be able to add an attractive edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. You can buy several types of edgings for patios, although they will not all be suitable for your specific patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could use a rounded kerbstone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging or a short brick wall edging. Talk to your Billingham patio layer regarding the options and what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They will probably have photos of patio edgings they have used on jobs previously.

Materials Used for Paving: You will find a wide range of materials that may be used for building patios and terraces, among the most widely used are: bricks, limestone, cobbles, slabs, sandstone, granite, composite materials, gravel, asphalt, concrete, slate, setts and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Billingham: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all shapes and sizes, their prices can differ widely as well. What sort of slabs you use for your patio may be based on personal preference, whether you need to match pre-existing materials, your allowed budget and current trends. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Billingham gardens these days are made of sandstone or concrete and a wide variety of these can be obtained in DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) range from roughly £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in packs or twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22-38mm.

Driveway Installation Billingham: While you're having a new patio laid you may also need to install a driveway too. Some patio builders in Billingham will also be prepared to tackle this job for you, and it could be advantageous to do this at the same time so that you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use the same skip for the removal of waste. This will of course depend on your budget and whether it will extend to this additional work, however it is certainly worthwhile considering.

Patio Pressure Cleaning Billingham

Patio Cleaning Billingham: If you're installing a whole new patio in Billingham then you will most likely not be immediately thinking about patio cleaning, although you'll need to be doing this fairly regularly so as to keep your new patio looking in the best possible condition. If you're extending or adding to a pre-existing patio area then you might want to get the old patio slabs cleaned so that they match the newly laid slabs as closely as possible. Most of the time patio cleaning is achieved by chemical cleaning or high-pressure water jetting and most local Billingham patio cleaning specialists will probably offer both services. Professionals use extremely high pressure equipment that is much better than the type of jet washer that you might have in your shed.

Patio Grouting Billingham

Patio Grouting Billingham: With old patios one of the chief issues is with cracked grouting or joints. If this is the case with yours then the patio area may look messy and doubtless have weeds and grass sprouting up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to ease this problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a fantastic way to kill weeds without using chemicals. Re-doing the grout can be a tricky job and the toughest job is to get rid of the old grout which is probably going to be a cement and sand mortar. If the patio slabs are loose and rocking it is pointless replacing the joints as it is unlikely to solve the problem, and you really need to get the whole thing re-slabbed. If your slabs are relatively firm you can go ahead and rake out the damaged mortar by using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire area a thorough cleanup once you are finished and re-joint 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.

Flagstone Patios Billingham: Of all the materials that can be used for constructing a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are a number of reasons why you must think about this material for your new patio in Billingham, and these include the fact that grasses or plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look, flagstone patios look more organic and natural, they have distinctive, irregular shapes and textures, flagstone patios are long lasting and durable, they can be laid dry to provide a permeable surface, flagstones are perfect for "free form" patios and they come in a variety of subtle shades. These types of patio have wide appeal primarily due to the fact that flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from slate, bluestone, limestone, sandstone and travertine. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Billingham, Natural Stone Patios Billingham)

Resin Bound Patios Billingham: A more modern invention that is predominately used for driveways in Billingham, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, avoiding some of the surface water problems that often occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also durable, UV stable, colour fast, relatively maintenance free, available in different colours, weed resistant, slip resistant, attractive and long lasting, they are in addition very adaptable and can easily incorporate customized logos and designs, making them perfect for business as well as home use.

Billingham Patios - Issues: Throughout this website we've dealt with several of the issues that can affect an old patio, but to review, here are the chief problems that are liable to arise with a patio: trip hazards, stained patio slabs, loose or unstable patio slabs, damaged or cracked patio slabs, slabs covered in moss and lichen, patio edgings collapsing, dirty patio slabs, infestation by weeds, patio slabs that have moved or sunk, standing water.

Patio Furniture Billingham: Once you've finished your patio you will be eager to purchase the patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There's lots to consider when buying patio furniture and you should spend as much time over this part of the process as you would in selecting furniture for the interior of your house. During the summer months you will probably spend more of your time sitting on your patio area than you do in the house, so having a measured approach is vital. Don't just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space carefully. It might be a neat concept to continue your colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the natural flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Billingham, Garden Furniture Billingham)

Artificial Lawns Billingham

Artificial Grass Billingham: Something that you might want to consider instead of a patio is artificial grass, which can be equally low maintenance, long lasting and can be installed more cheaply than a patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never grows and never has to be mowed. If you are on the lookout for a more economical solution for your garden space in Billingham, then artificial grass could easily be the answer for you. An excessive amount of stone and concrete can look very stark in your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of artificial grass in Billingham is roughly the same as when using cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Billingham, Artificial Lawns Billingham)

Billingham patio specialists will likely help with natural stone patios in Billingham, patios around decking in Billingham, the removal of patios in Billingham, patio re-grouting in Billingham, patio removal and disposal in Billingham, the repair of patios in Billingham, garden patios and footpaths in Billingham, permeable patios in Billingham, stone slab patios in Billingham, patios around hot tubs in Billingham, gravel patios in Billingham, concrete slab patios in Billingham and other patio related tasks in Billingham, County Durham.

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A swift look on a local business directory delivered the following results for "patio layers Billingham": North East Road Services TS23 1DS, Academy Landscapes TS23 2HY, Wilson Paving & Landscaping Ltd TS22 5AW.

A few Billingham locations served by Billingham patio layers: Broughton Road, Sunderland Road, Cranstock Close, Constable Grove, The Park, Anlaby Close, Castleton Drive, Springwell Close, Brendon Crescent, Barkston Close, The Wynd, Swancer Court, Buttsfield Way, Ashcombe Close, Thornley Avenue, Shelley Close, Dryden Close, Cotswold Crescent, The Granary, Coatham Grove, Belmont Avenue, Coleshill Close, Sutton Place, Conifer Grove, Stokesley Crescent, Barlow Court, Sacriston Close, Church Road.

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