Patios Bristol

Bristol Patio Layers (BS1): The minute the spring appears each year most people contemplate spending a lot more time out in the fresh air and of course the garden is the most common place for that to occur. After a wet and windy winter in Bristol, the garden will likely be a bit too muddy to do much, so putting in a fabulous new patio would be the obvious solution to this. If you currently have a patio but it is uneven and covered with weeds you will probably be thinking about getting a new one laid or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the slabs are still fit for purpose.

Though a modest patio project may well be something that you could attempt by yourself if you're conversant with this type of undertaking, it is most likely that you will need to identify a specialist Bristol patio layer to handle the project for you, especially for complicated patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you need to look at but the removing and disposal of the waste and the introduction of new patio supplies.

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A professional Bristol patio layer can give you advice on exactly what you may and may not have, suggest and supply suitable materials and produce an effective patio design for you to suit your available area. Ask for a sales brochure, any good patio contractor will have a portfolio of assignments which they have previously completed in the Bristol area. From this portfolio you may be able to get a good idea of just what your job will be like when it is complete, this will aid you to pick out your preferred layout and materials.

Planning The Project: You might want to speak to your chosen patio specialist regarding certain things that must be decided during the planning stage, for instance: are there any obstacles to think about such as (trees, drain covers etc), the measuring the area to be patioed, what is the patio area to be used for, does it need to slope away from the property, does the area need to be levelled, where is the perfect position for your patio, what materials are to be used, easy access to the patio and also other factors which your Bristol patio layer will highlight.

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Getting the Area Ready: This phase of the patio project includes the removal and disposal of surface debris and old paving waste, extraction of topsoil to get down to the firmer sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore or sub-base and the resulting levelling and compacting of this material, covering using a bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything is got ready your patio builder will commence installing the slabs, just how this stage proceeds depends upon the type of material you have picked, and ought to be comparatively straightforward so long as the area preparation was carried out properly and the resulting base is sound and flat.

Patio Edging Bristol: Although it will depend on the layout and style of the patio, you may possibly be able to include an edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can purchase several types of patio edging, although they'll not all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you want to go for an edging. You could use a coping stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a kerbstone edging, a wavy stone edging or a low brick wall edging. Check with your Bristol patio installer about the available options and find out what they consider will best go with your style of patio. They will have photos of patio edgings they've used in the past.

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

Driveways Bristol: At the same time as you are getting a new patio laid you may also want to upgrade your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Bristol will gladly deal with this job for you, and it is often better to get it done simultaneously so that you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use just one skip for the removal of waste. This of course will depend on your budget and whether it will extend to this additional work, but it's definitely worth looking at.

Patio Re-Grouting Bristol

Patio Grouting Bristol: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief issues is with cracked grouting or joints. When this happens your patio area may look a mess and probably have grass and weeds growing up between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to ease the problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is an effective non-chemical way to destroy weeds. Repairing the grouting is not simple and the hardest thing is to rake out the existing grout which is probably going to be a cement and sand mortar. If the paving slabs are loose and moving it is pointless replacing the joints since it won't make much difference, and you really need to have the whole area re-slabbed. If the slabs are relatively firm and stable you can press on and rake out the old mortar with a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a really good clean-up when you are finished and re-grout the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some use a dry brush-in system and others are applied using the wet slurry approach. (Tags: Patio Grouting Bristol, Patio Re-Grouting Bristol)

Flagstone Patios Bristol: Of the many materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is certainly one of the best. There are many reasons why you need to consider this material for your patio in Bristol, and these include the fact that flagstones are just the thing for "free form" patios, they are durable and long lasting, flagstones look more organic and natural, flagstones come in subtle shades with natural variations, flagstones have distinctive, irregular shapes and textures, flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore avoiding standing water and plants or grasses can be grown between the stones to soften the look. This type of patio has much appeal mostly because flagstones are natural stones which are quarried and cut from limestone, bluestone, slate, travertine and sandstone.

Resin Bound Patios Bristol: A more recent invention which is mainly used for driveways in Bristol, 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 can be mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, preventing the flooding problems that sometimes arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also UV stable, long lasting, non-slip, colour fast, available in a variety of colours, relatively maintenance free, weed resistant, hardwearing and attractive, they're in addition highly adaptable and can incorporate customized designs and logos, making them ideal for commercial as well as residential use.

Issues With Bristol Patios: Throughout this website we've discussed many of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to review, here are the key problems which are likely to arise with a patio: weeds growing up through the joints, dirty patio slabs, poor drainage, slabs covered in moss, algae and lichen, slabs that have moved or sunk, slabs becoming unstable or loose, stained patio slabs, patio edgings collapsing, cracked or damaged paving slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs.

Patio and Driveway Sealing Bristol: Sealing is a good way to preserve your patio, driveway, paved area or path in Bristol and is very effective for block paved areas where the sand is often eroded from the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing prevents this annoying sand loss that's a regular problem when water jetting in particular. This is by no means the only benefit of sealing which should also make the area easier and quicker to clean, improve the colour and look of your patio slabs or blocks, prolong the lifespan of your driveway or patio, prevent unsightly staining, reduce the necessity for repairs and inhibit grass, moss and weed growth. Driveway and patio sealants are waterproof and shouldn't blister or peel, various kinds are available on the market for different purposes including imprinted concrete sealers, tarmac restorers, block paving sealants and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Bristol, Patio Sealing Bristol)

Patio Furniture Bristol: As soon as you have finished your patio you will need to purchase some beautiful patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There is plenty to consider when purchasing patio furniture and you should put as much thought into this part of the process as you would buying furniture for the interior of your home. In the summer you'll likely spend more of your time lounging on your patio as you do in the house, so having a measured approach is vital. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the space sensibly. It might be a nice idea to continue the colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Bristol, Garden Furniture Bristol)

Artificial Grass Bristol

Artificial Lawns Bristol: Something which you may want to consider rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally long lasting and low maintenance but can be installed more cheaply than a stone patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both from afar and close up, but it never grows and never has to be mowed. If you are searching for a more cost effective solution for your precious outside space in Bristol, then artificial grass might just be the perfect alternative for you. An excessive amount of concrete and stone can give a very dull appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is more soothing and easy on the eye. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Bristol is approximately the same as doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs.

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