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Burton-upon-Trent Patio Layers (DE13): As the spring arrives each year most of you start to think about spending a lot more time out of the house and of course the garden is the most common place for that to occur. After a rainy winter in Burton-upon-Trent, your garden is likely to be a bit of a quagmire, so laying down a fabulous new patio should be the answer to this setback. If you've already got a patio but its starting to get overgrown with weeds and wonky you might be thinking about having a new one built or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the paving slabs are still usable.

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Exponents of DIY in Burton-upon-Trent will likely be happy to handle this themselves, though putting in a decent patio isn't as straightforward as you might suppose. Lesser patios will likely covered by expertise of many DIYers, but the larger more extensive patios should be left to professional patio layers. You should also remember that it isn't only the task of preparing a base and putting down the slabs that is necessary, it's also the removal and disposal of a significant amount of soil and perhaps even old patio waste if the project is a replacement. Work like this can be heavy and physically demanding and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

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An established Burton-upon-Trent patio layer should be able to advise you on exactly what you may and may not have, suggest and order suitable materials and come up with a superb patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, any dependable patio layer will carry a portfolio of patio projects which they have recently accomplished in the Burton-upon-Trent area. From this portfolio you might be able to get an idea of precisely what your project will be like when its done, this will help you to pick out your preferred design and materials.

Project Planning: You will need to speak to your patio contractor regarding certain matters which must be decided in the planning stage, for instance: what's the perfect location for your patio, does it need to slope away from the property, what is the patio area to be used for, are there any obstacles to think about such as (trees, drain covers etc), what materials are you using, does the area need levelling, access to the patio, the measuring the area to be patioed and also other matters that your Burton-upon-Trent patio expert will explain.

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Correctly preparing the area where the patio is to be situated is important if the finished patio is to be acceptable. This is the step that will include excavating and removing the topsoil to an appropriate level, barrowing on a good layer of hardcore, compacting this using a wacker and finally spreading on a 25mm covering of sharp sand or similar bedding material.

Paving the Area: When all has been prepared your patio layer will commence laying the patio slabs, exactly how this process proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've selected, and will be quite straightforward as long as the surface preparation was executed correctly and the base is solid and flat.

Materials: Patio areas can be constructed from an array of different materials, the most common being concrete, asphalt, slate, limestone, composite blocks, granite, bricks, sandstone, blocks, slabs, gravel, cobbles and setts.

Patio Ideas Burton-upon-TrentPatio Design Ideas Burton-upon-Trent: Seeing as the options for the layout and design of your patio are pretty much endless, you'll need to talk to a patio installer in Burton-upon-Trent concerning what will suit the size and shape of your garden. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a simple square or rectangular shape on one level or you could go wild and combine split levels and different shapes to give more character to your patio or to look better on a sloped garden for example. If you are looking to get a cheap patio, you should try to keep it as basic as possible, seeing as bespoke patios can be pretty costly. The layout of the garden and the room that's available will affect certain elements of your patio, and the choices are likely to be to some degree restricted if you do not have much area to play with. Your local Burton-upon-Trent patio specialist will be able to give you advice on how best to proceed. For starters you could think about a circular patio, a free form patio, a brick patio, a patterned concrete patio, a split-level patio, a mosaic patio or a flagstone patio. Have a look at Flickr or Google Images for more creative ideas.

Driveway Installation Burton-upon-Trent: As well as your patio, you might also need to get a brand new drive built, or perhaps a pre-existing driveway remodeled. Most Burton-upon-Trent patio builders will also be prepared to handle this task, and it might be better to do this simultaneously so that you only have one lot of mess and you are able to use one large skip for your waste removal, therefore saving yourself time and expense. Your budget will obviously affect whether or not you are able to do this, however it's well worth doing if it's feasible.

Hard Landscaping Burton-upon-Trent: When you hear mention of the term hard landscaping, it represents outdoor features of a garden such as patios, driveways and paths, together with any type of garden architecture and design fashioned from building materials. The term "soft landscaping" refers to features created from plant based materials such as trees, shrubs and grasses. At a push, I guess you may even think of patio and garden furniture as being "hard" landscaping.

Patio Grouting Burton-upon-Trent: With old patios one of the main problems is with crumbling and cracked joints or grouting. When you are facing this scenario, you will almost certainly have weeds and grass sprouting up between your slabs and the whole paved area will look awful. You could use weedkiller to relieve this issue or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is a fantastic technique to eradicate weeds without using chemicals. It really isn't a simple task to repair a patio which has badly deteriorated, and removing the old. eroding sand and cement grout is the hardest job of all. Having the whole patio re-done is the only real solution if the patio slabs are rocking and loose, seeing that restoring the grout joints will not address the issue. Cleaning out the damaged mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder, will be the next step if your slabs are pretty stable and firm. Give the entire patio a really good clean-up when you are finished and re-joint the slabs with a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these kinds of grouts are employed using a dry brush-in approach, while others use the wet slurry procedure. Most local Burton-upon-Trent patio layers will happily help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get a quotation.

Flagstone Patios Burton-upon-Trent: Of all the materials that you can use for building a patio, flagstone is one of the best. There are many reasons why you need to think about this material for your new patio in Burton-upon-Trent, and these include the fact that flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface, flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios, flagstones come in subtle shades with innate variations, flagstones look more organic and natural, grasses or plants can be grown between the stones to soften the look, they have distinctive, irregular shapes and textured surfaces and flagstone patios are durable and long lasting. This sort of patio has wide appeal largely due to the fact that flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and fashioned from slate, limestone, bluestone, travertine and sandstone.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Burton-upon-Trent: A more recent invention that is mainly used for driveways in Burton-upon-Trent, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed on-site, cold. The surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, preventing the flooding problems that may occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, weed resistant, slip resistant, long lasting, attractive, UV stable, durable, available in lots of colours and relatively maintenance free, they're furthermore incredibly adaptive and can readily incorporate custom logos and designs, making them ideal for business as well as residential use.

Burton-upon-Trent Patios - Issues: All through this site we have dealt with some of the problems that can affect a pre-existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the main problems which are likely to arise with a patio: the staining of patio slabs, patio slabs which are unstable or loose, collapsed patio edgings, cracked or damaged paving slabs, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, standing water, dirty patio slabs, patio slabs that have moved or sunk, trip hazards, weeds growing in the joints.

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Patio Sealing Burton-upon-Trent: Applying sealant is a fantastic way to preserve your driveway, paved area, patio or path in Burton-upon-Trent and is extremely effective for areas of block paving where the sand joints can easily be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing stops this frustrating loss of sand that is a frequent issue when jet washing in particular. This is by no means the only benefit of sealing which can also prolong the life of your patio or driveway, prevent the growth of moss, grass and weed, reduce the need for repairs in the future, avert unsightly staining, make the area quicker and easier to clean and enhance the colour of your paving slabs or blocks. Patio and pavement sealants are water resistant and shouldn't peel or blister, various products are available for different materials including block paving sealers, tarmac restorers, natural stone sealants and imprinted concrete sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Burton-upon-Trent, Patio Sealing Burton-upon-Trent)

Patio Furniture Burton-upon-Trent: Once you have finished your patio you will need to choose some patio furniture to complete your new outside space. There is plenty to consider when purchasing patio furniture and you ought to spend just as much time over this part of the process as you would shopping for furniture for the inside of your home. Throughout the summer months you are likely to spend more time relaxing on your patio than you do indoors, so doing it correctly is essential. Don't merely cram in as much furniture as you can, you need to use the available space intelligently. It might be a good concept to continue the colour scheme from the interior to the exterior of the house, this helps to maintain the flow of the space.

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