Patio Layers Bromley

Bromley Patio Layers (BR1): The moment the spring arrives every year most of us plan to spend a lot more time in the fresh air and of course the garden (if you have one) is the most common place for that to occur. After a dismal and wet winter in Bromley, your garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, so laying a nice new patio is the obvious solution to this setback. If you do currently have a patio but it has become wonky and overrun with weeds you could be considering having a new one built or perhaps getting the old one re-laid if the paving slabs are still fit for purpose.

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Do-it-yourselfers in Bromley will likely be perfectly happy to try this themselves, however installing a decent quality patio is not as simple as you would believe. Little patios will certainly fall well within the ability range of most DIYers, though the bigger more extensive patios are better left to the professionals. You should also keep in mind that it is not only installing a firm base and putting down the slabs that's involved, it's also the excavation and disposal of a considerable quantity of earth and perhaps previously laid patio waste in the case of a replacement. This is liable to be tough going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

A reliable Bromley patio layer should be able to advise you on exactly what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and order correct materials and work out an awesome patio design for you to compliment your available area. Ask for a brochure, most reliable patio contractors will have a portfolio of projects that they have previously finished in the Bromley area. By seeing this brochure you should be able to get a good idea of precisely what your job will look like when it is complete, this will assist you to pick your layout and materials.

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The Planning of Your Project: You really should check with your chosen patio contractor with regards to specific factors which must be decided during the planning stage, for example: are there any obstacles to think about such as (drains, trees etc), what patio materials are to be used, what's the perfect position for your patio, does it need to slope away from buildings, easy access to the patio, what is your patio area to be used for, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, does the area need levelling out as well as other concerns which your Bromley patio contractor will point out.

This step of the patio project includes the extraction and disposal of surrounding materials and unwanted paving waste, extraction of topsoil to get down to the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent levelling and compacting of this material, covering with a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When all has been got ready the patio layer will commence putting down the slabs, precisely how this process proceeds depends upon the types of materials you have chosen, and ought to be reasonably uncomplicated so long as the area preparation was carried out properly and the final base is stable and level.

Materials: There are a broad assortment of materials that may be used for building patios and terraces, among the most widely used are: concrete, limestone, gravel, sandstone, slabs, cobbles, setts, composite materials, slate, granite, bricks, asphalt and blocks.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Bromley: Patio slabs or paving slabs come in all manner of sizes and shapes, their prices can vary widely too. What kind of slabs you choose for your own patio may be dependant on current fashions, the need to match existing materials, your allowed budget and personal taste. The favourite patio slabs laid in Bromley today are made from sandstone or concrete and a variety of these are readily available in local DIY merchants and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start at about £3 up to £15 though they are usually sold in packs or 20 or more. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22-38mm.

Driveway Installation Bromley: While you're getting a nice new patio laid you might want to renew your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Bromley will be happy to handle this job for you, and it could be advantageous to do this at the same time so that you only have one lot of mess and can use the same skip for your waste removal. This of course will depend upon your budget and whether it will stretch to this additional work, however it is certainly worth looking into.

Hard Landscaping Bromley: Patios, driveways and paths all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which in essence means any kind of garden design and architecture which utilizes construction materials, rather than plant based materials such as shrubs, grass and trees, which are normally called "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture could also be termed as "hard landscaping".

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Patio Cleaning Bromley: If you are putting down an entire new patio in Bromley then you'll most likely not currently be concerned with patio cleaning, although you'll need to be doing this regularly so as to keep your new patio looking in tip top condition. If you're adding onto or extending an existing patio then it might be a good idea to have those previously laid patio slabs cleaned so that they match as closely as possible to the new patio slabs which are being laid. Generally the cleaning of patios is done by or chemical cleaning and most local Bromley patio cleaning specialists will likely offer both of those services. Professionals use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is much better than the type of jet washer some people have in their shed. (Tags: Patio Cleaning Bromley, Jet Washing Patios Bromley)

Patio Grouting Bromley: With old patios one of the key problems is with crumbling grouting or joints. If this is the case with yours then your patio area will look a mess and have grass and weeds establishing themselves between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to relieve this problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is an effective solution to get rid of weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grouting can be challenging and the hardest job is to remove the old grout which will probably be a cement and sand mix. If the patio slabs are loose and unstable repairing the joints is pointless as it won't solve the problem, and you really need to get the entire thing re-done. If your slabs are pretty stable and firm you can go ahead and hook out the old mortar using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire area a good cleanup when you are done and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in technique.

Flagstone Patios Bromley: Of all the materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is one of the best. There are plenty of reasons why you should think about this material for your new patio in Bromley, and these include the fact that flagstones are perfect for "free form" patios, flagstones come in a variety of subtle shades, they are durable and last for many years, plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look, flagstones look more natural, flagstones have irregular shapes and textures and flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore avoiding standing water. This type of patio has huge appeal largely due to the fact that flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and cut from sandstone, limestone, travertine, bluestone and slate. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Bromley, Natural Stone Patios Bromley)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Bromley: A more contemporary invention which is mainly used for driveways in Bromley, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, allowing rain water to pass through it, avoiding some of the flooding issues that can sometimes occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also slip resistant, relatively maintenance free, colour fast, available in different colours, long lasting, UV stable, durable, weed resistant and attractive, they are additionally very adaptable and can easily incorporate custom logos and designs, making them great for business as well as private use.

Bromley Patios - Issues: Throughout this site we've addressed many of the issues that can affect an old patio, but to reiterate, here are the primary problems which are liable to occur with a patio: dirty patio slabs, slabs covered in moss and lichen, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, damaged or cracked paving slabs, leaning edges, slabs which are loose or unstable, weeds growing up through the joints, stained patio slabs, poor drainage for rainwater, patio slabs that have moved or sunk.

Artificial Grass Bromley

Artificial Grass Bromley: Another option that you might want to look at rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally long lasting and low maintenance and can be installed a good deal more cheaply than a patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks the same as real grass, both close up and from afar, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you're looking for a more affordable solution for your garden space in Bromley, then artificial grass might just be the perfect alternative for you. An excessive amount of concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden area, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Bromley is about the same as the cheapest quality paving but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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A few Bromley areas serviced by Bromley patio layers: Beaconsfield Road, Thanet Drive, Beechmont Close, Cooden Close, Stamford Drive, Camlan Road, Southlands Road, Celtic Avenue, Downderry Road, Tangleberry Close, The Chase, Southwark Place, Aspen Copse, Trevor Close, Draven Close, Treewall Gardens, Tylney Road, Sherman Road, Tweedy Road, Ashmead Gate, Crown Lane, Almond Way, Austin Avenue, Sheldwich Terrace, Thornton Road, Broadlands Road, Breckonmead, Sedgewood Close, Chiltern Gardens.

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