Patio Layers Bournemouth

Bournemouth Patio Layers (BH1): When you are looking at transforming some of your garden into an outdoor living space, there are one or two possibilities that you could consider. One of the preferred ways is to put in a patio, thus providing an extremely sound and level surface on which to stand garden furniture, BBQ's, and planters. If you think carefully about the design and position of your patio you'll be able to create a seamless transition between your house and your garden, therefore increasing your available living space.

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Exponents of do-it-yourself in Bournemouth will likely be willing to have a bash at this themselves, though installing a top notch patio is not as easy as you'd suppose. Tiny patio projects will certainly fall well within the expertise of most DIYers, though larger more extensive patios are best left to expert patio layers. You should also remember that it is not merely installing a base and laying the slabs that's called for, it is also the digging out and disposal of considerable amounts of soil and rubble and perhaps even old patio materials if the job is a replacement. This work is liable to be hard going and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

The bonus of having a professional patio layer handy, is that you are able to get information about what's feasible with regard to your space and layout. They can also offer suggestions about the best materials for the project. Ask if you can view some images of patios they have previously worked on in Bournemouth, this will provide you with some thoughts on what's practical for your back garden and what it might look like when it is finished.

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Before any actual work commences, you will need to talk a few things over with the patio installer. This is regarded as the planning period and it's vital if your final patio is going to fit the bill. This preparatory conversation could take into account such things as are there drains in the way, where can a skip be positioned, the preferred location, the need for site levelling, and what sort of slabs are to be used.

The correct preparing of the area where the patio is to be situated is vital if the result is to be satisfactory. This preparation includes scooping out and removing soil to an appropriate level, putting in at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this using a wacker plate and finally giving it a 25mm covering of sharp sand or similar.

Laying the Paving: As soon as you've got a robust, flat base laid down, the patio specialist is able to proceed with the laying of the slabs. So long as the preparation of the area has been done properly, this next phase of the procedure is likely to be pretty painless and the patio you envisioned will rapidly start to take shape and shortly you should be gazing upon an attractive outside space where you can entertain or relax

Patio Edging BournemouthPatio Edging Bournemouth: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of your patio, you might possibly be able to add a complimentary edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. You can buy several types of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suited to your particular patio finish, so make sure you choose the right product if you decide to go with an edging. You could use a kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging or a short brick wall edging. Check with your Bournemouth patio installer about the available options and what they believe will look best with your style of patio. They will have photos of patio edgings they have used on past jobs.

Materials Used for Paving: There's a vast range of materials which you may use for building patios and terraces, among the most widely used are: cobbles, slabs, gravel, bricks, concrete, setts, composite blocks, asphalt, slate, limestone, sandstone, granite and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Bournemouth: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all manner of sizes and shapes, their prices can differ widely as well. Which slabs you select for your patio may be based on your planned budget, the need to match existing materials, personal tastes and current trends. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Bournemouth these days are made of sandstone or concrete and a wide variety of these can be obtained in garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (at the time of writing) start from roughly £3 up to £15 though they are generally sold in packs or 20 or more.

Hard Landscaping Bournemouth: Patios, driveways and paths all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which essentially means any type of garden design and architecture made from construction materials, as opposed to plant related materials such as trees, grasses and shrubs, which are known as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture might also be described as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Bournemouth)

Patio Cleaning Bournemouth

Patio Cleaning Bournemouth: If you are putting in a complete new patio in Bournemouth then you will likely not be currently concerned about patio cleaning, though you'll need to be doing this regularly so as to keep your new patio in the best possible condition. If you happen to be adding onto or extending a pre-existing patio area then it might be a good idea to have those previously laid patio slabs cleaned so that they blend in with the new slabs. Most often patio cleaning is done by chemical cleaning or jet washing and local Bournemouth patio cleaning firms will most likely offer both services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment that is far superior to the sort of jet washer some people have in their garden shed or garage.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Bournemouth: A more recent invention that is mainly used for creating driveways in Bournemouth, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed on-site, cold. The surface is permeable, permitting water to easily pass through it, reducing some of the flooding issues that can arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also attractive, easy to maintain, available in lots of colours, colour fast, long lasting, slip resistant, durable, UV stable and weed resistant, they are in addition very adaptable and can easily incorporate customized logos and designs, making them great for commercial as well as residential use.

Issues With Bournemouth Patios: All through this site I've covered several of the issues that can affect an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the main issues that are likely to arise with a patio: trip hazards due to uneven slabs, slabs covered in moss, lichen and algae, dirty patio slabs, poor drainage, patio edgings collapsing, stained patio slabs, slabs which have become unstable or loose, sunken patio slabs, cracked or damaged patio slabs, infestation by weeds.

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Patio and Driveway Sealing Bournemouth: Applying sealant is an excellent way to protect your driveway, patio, path or paved area in Bournemouth and is very beneficial for block paved areas where the sand is often flushed out of the joints while cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this irksome sand loss that is a typical problem when jetting in particular. This is not the sole benefit of sealing which should also avert staining, restrict the growth of moss, grass and weed, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean, reduce the need for repairs in the future, lengthen the life of your patio or driveway and enhance the colour of your paving slabs or blocks. Patio and driveway sealants are water resistant and do not peel or blister, various types can be bought for different purposes including imprinted concrete sealers, natural stone sealers, block paving sealers and tarmac restorers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Bournemouth, Patio Sealing Bournemouth)

Artificial Grass Bournemouth

Artificial Grass Bournemouth: Something that you might want to consider rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally long lasting and low maintenance and can be done more cheaply than a stone patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks similar to real grass, both from afar and close up, but it doesn't grow and never has to be mowed. If you're searching for a more cost effective solution for your garden space in Bournemouth, then artificial grass could easily be the answer for you. Large areas stone and concrete can give a very dull appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more soothing. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Bournemouth is on a par with the cheapest quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Bournemouth, Artificial Lawns Bournemouth)

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Patio Laying Jobs Bournemouth: Find patio laying jobs in Bournemouth here: Patio Laying Jobs Bournemouth

A recent browse on a business directory for "patio layers Bournemouth" delivered these results: ProudBuild Construction Ltd BH4 9BT, R & M Building & Groundwork BH4 9LY, Classic Landscaping BH8 8EL.

A few Bournemouth streets covered by Bournemouth patio layers: Comber Road, Copsewood Avenue, St Clements Road, Thorncombe Close, Studland Road, Sunnylands Avenue, Ashurst Road, Dukes Drive, Ashburton Gardens, Carbery Lane, Brendon Close, Carysfort Road, Braishfield Gardens, Bedford Crescent, Bower Road, Spurgeon Road, Solent Road, Borthwick Road, Colonnade Road, Berrans Avenue, St Anthonys Road, Townsend Close, Dean Park Road, Shirley Road, Talbot Rise, Countess Gardens, Durley Chine Road, Cheyne Gardens, St Albans Road, Clowes Avenue.

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