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Blackburn Patio Layers (BB1): As soon as springtime arrives every year most of us plan to spend a lot more time out of the house and obviously the garden is the most natural place for that to occur. After a long and rainy winter in Blackburn, the garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore laying an attractive new patio should be the obvious answer to this. If you do currently have a patio but it is covered with weeds and wonky you might well be considering getting a new one put in or perhaps taking up and re-laying the old one if the patio slabs are still sound.

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Do-it-yourselfers in Blackburn will be eager to have a bash at doing this themselves, however installing a decent quality patio is not as simple as you'd think. Tiny patios will certainly be within the skillset of most DIYers, however the bigger more complex patios are best left to expert patio layers. Also bear in mind that it is not merely preparing a base and laying the slabs that is called for, it is also the removal and disposal of considerable quantities of earth and possibly old patio waste if the task is a replacement. This work is going to be awkward and tough going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

The big benefit to having a specialist patio installer on the job, is that you are able to get information and advice about what is and is not feasible with regard to your space and layout. They should also be able to give suggestions about the most suitable materials to do the job. Ask them if you can see a few images of patios they've previously worked on in the Blackburn area, this may provide you with a notion of what is practical for your garden space and what it might look like after it is finished.

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The Planning of The Project: You have to confer with your chosen patio expert regarding certain matters which must be decided during the planning stage, like: what is your patioed area going to be used for, what is the perfect position for your patio, does the area need levelling out, access to the patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, what patio materials you are using, do you require a gradient away from the house, are there any obstacles in the way (trees, drains etc) along with other factors that your Blackburn patio layer will highlight.

The proper preparing of the area where your patio is to be located is really important if the resulting patio is to be perfect. Such preparation should include excavating and removing soil to a suitable level, shoveling on a decent layer of hardcore, compacting this down and spreading on a final 25mm covering of sharp sand.

Paving the Area: Once you have got a level and firm foundation laid down, the patio contractor can press on with the laying of the paving slabs. Provided that the area preparation has been done properly, this next step of the process should be reasonably simple and your dream patio will quickly start to take shape and shortly you should have a superb garden space that you can enjoy

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

Patio Design Ideas BlackburnPatio Ideas Blackburn: The variety of layout and design ideas that can be used in a patio are limitless and if you aren't good at designing things you really should talk to a local Blackburn landscaper or patio design specialist if you are planning something fancy. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a plain rectangular or square shape on one level or you might incorporate different shapes on split levels to give more character to your patio or fit in with a sloping garden for instance. Tailor-made patios can be expensive so keep your budget in mind constantly and if you are aiming for a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Specific facets of your patio will be influenced by the space that is available and the shape of your garden, if you have limited space your alternatives will be somewhat restricted. Your local Blackburn patio specialist will be able to give you advice on how best to proceed. Several patio ideas that might give you inspiration include: a brick patio, a pattern imprinted concrete patio, a flagstone patio, a circular patio, a mosaic patio, a split-level patio or a free form patio. Have a look at Pinterest or Google Images for further inspiration.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Blackburn: Paving or patio slabs are offered in all manner of shapes and sizes, their prices can differ widely as well. What kind of slabs you select for your own patio may be determined by your budget, personal taste, whether you need to match existing materials and current trends. The most popular patio slabs used in Blackburn gardens these days are made from concrete or sandstone and a wide variety of these can easily be bought in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) start from approximately £3 up to £15 though they are generally sold in bulk packs of twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness varies from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveways Blackburn: When you are having a new patio laid you may need to replace your driveway too. Some patio builders in Blackburn will also be prepared to deal with this job for you, and it may be better to do this simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use one large skip for your waste removal. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether it will stretch to this extra work, however it is definitely worth looking at.

Flagstone Patios Blackburn: Of all the materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is certainly one of the best. There are a number of reasons why you must consider this material for your new patio in Blackburn, such as the fact that plants can be grown between the stones to soften the look, flagstones have irregular textures and shapes, flagstone patios are durable and last for many years, flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios, giving plenty of scope for creativity, flagstones come in a variety of subtle shades, they can be laid dry to provide a permeable surface and they look more natural and organic. These kinds of patio have much appeal mostly due to the fact that flagstones are naturally occurring stones which are quarried and cut from sandstone, slate, travertine, bluestone and limestone.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Blackburn: A more contemporary innovation that is mainly used for creating driveways in Blackburn, but can also be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass easily through it, reducing the flooding problems that may occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios are also durable, long lasting, non-slip, UV stable, colour fast, relatively maintenance free, attractive, weed resistant and available in lots of colours, they are in addition incredibly adaptive and can incorporate customized logos and designs, making them ideal for business as well as home use.

Problems With Blackburn Patios: Throughout this site I've referred to many of the issues that can affect an existing patio, but to review, here are the key issues which are liable to arise with a patio: leaning edges, dirty patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, the staining of patio slabs, sunken patio slabs, damaged or cracked patio slabs, slabs covered in lichen and moss, unstable or loose patio slabs, poor drainage for rainwater, weeds growing up through the joints.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Blackburn: Applying sealer is a fantastic way to protect your patio, driveway, path or paved area in Blackburn and is extremely beneficial for block paved areas where the sand joints can easily be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing inhibits this irritating sand loss that is a common problem when jetting in particular. This isn't the sole benefit of sealing which can also make the paved area easier and quicker to clean, improve the colour of your patio slabs or blocks, avert staining, prevent the growth of moss, grass and weed, reduce the risk of repairs in the future and lengthen the lifespan of your driveway or patio. Patio and driveway sealers are water resistant and do not peel or blister, various products can be bought for different purposes including imprinted concrete sealers, block paving sealants, tarmac restorers and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Blackburn, Patio Sealing Blackburn)

Patio Furniture Blackburn: After you've finished your patio you will need to buy the patio furniture to complete your newly created outside space. There's plenty to consider when buying patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this process as you would in selecting furniture for the interior of your home. In the summer months you will likely spend more of your time lounging on your patio than you do indoors, so doing it correctly is vital. You should not simply squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you should use the space shrewdly. It is a neat concept to continue your colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the flow of the space.

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Artificial Grass Blackburn: Another option that you may wish to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly long lasting and low maintenance and can be done a good deal more cheaply than a paved patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks similar to real grass, both close up and from a distance, but it doesn't grow and never needs mowing. If you are looking for a cost effective solution for your precious garden space in Blackburn, then artificial grass might be just the answer for you. A lot of stone and concrete can give a very dull appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easy on the eye. The cost of installing artificial grass in Blackburn is roughly the same as cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs.

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