Patios Cannock

Cannock Patio Layers (WS11): The moment springtime arrives each year many of us plan to spend a lot more time out of the house and of course the garden (for those lucky enough to have one) is the most common place for that to occur. After a windy and wet winter in Cannock, the garden may be a bit of a quagmire, so laying down a clean new patio may be the easiest solution to make the garden more functional. If you've already got a patio but its starting to get overgrown with weeds and wonky you may very well be contemplating having a new one laid down or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the paving slabs are still sound.

Although a small patio assignment may well be something you could do by yourself should you be used to this kind of work, it is more likely to be the case that you'll want to hire a professional Cannock patio layer to manage the project for you, especially for larger and more complex patios. It is not only the installing of your garden patio that you have to consider but the removing and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of the new patio supplies. You should also bear in mind that laying patios is heavy work, especially if the existing patio was fixed with concrete. A big patio slab with a lump of concrete on is likely to be rather heavy, so you should at least find somebody to assist you in lifting these, if you decide to go it alone.

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A reliable Cannock patio layer will be able to give you advice on what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply appropriate materials and come up with an effective patio design for you to fit in with your available area. Demand a brochure, any decent patio contractor will carry a portfolio of projects that they have previously carried out in the Cannock area. By seeing this portfolio you may be able to get an idea of just what your project will look like when it is complete, this will help you to choose your materials and layout.

Planning The Project: I suggest you check with your patio contractor concerning certain things which must be decided in the planning stage, for instance: what materials are you planning to use, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drains, trees etc), does it need to slope away from buildings, what is the patio area to be used for, does the area need to be levelled, where is the perfect location for your patio, easy access to the patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed along with other criteria which your Cannock patio expert will explain.

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Getting the Area Ready: This step of the patio project includes the removing and disposal of surface materials and any unwanted paving waste, digging up of the topsoil layer to get down to the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore and the resulting levelling and tamping of this material, covering using a bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything has been got ready the patio builder will start putting down the patio slabs, exactly how this process proceeds depends upon the exact materials you opted for, and should be comparatively straightforward so long as the ground preparation was done properly and the final base is level and sound.

Materials: There's a diverse range of materials that you can use for building a patio, amongst the most widely used are: asphalt, composite blocks, slate, slabs, gravel, sandstone, granite, limestone, concrete, bricks, setts, cobbles and blocks.

Patio Edgings Cannock: Depending on the planned layout and style of the patio, you may be able to feature an attractive edging which will really finish the job off nicely. There are numerous types of patio edging, although they'll not all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could have a coping stone edging, a low brick wall edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a blockwork/brick edging or a contoured stone edging. Check with your Cannock patio installer about the options and find out what they believe will look best with your patio. They may have pictures of patio edgings they've used on similar projects.

Patio Ideas CannockPatio Ideas Cannock: The assortment of design and layout ideas which can be applied to your patio are limitless and unless you are good at designing stuff you may wish to talk to a local Cannock landscaper or patio design specialist if you have your heart set on something fancy. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a plain rectangular or square shape on one level or you could combine split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloping garden for instance. Custom patios can be expensive so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you're leaning towards a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Certain aspects of your patio will be affected by the shape of your garden and the space you have available, if you've got not much space your options will be somewhat restricted. Your local Cannock patio specialist will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed. A few ideas for patios that might get you on track include: a mosaic patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio, a textured concrete patio, a flagstone patio, a block paved patio or a circular patio. Have a look at Pinterest or Flickr for further inspiration.

Hard Landscaping Cannock: Patios, paths and driveways can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or "hardscaping"), which quite simply refers to any sort of garden design and architecture created with construction materials, rather than plant related materials like shrubs, trees and grasses, which are generally called "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture is also described as "hard landscaping".

Resin Bound Patios Cannock: A relatively recent invention that is mostly used for creating driveways in Cannock, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, permitting water to easily pass through it, preventing the flooding problems that sometimes arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, long lasting, slip resistant, easy to maintain, weed resistant, durable, attractive, available in different colours and UV stable, they're additionally extremely adaptive and can incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them ideal for commercial as well as home use.

Cannock Patios - Problems: Throughout this website I've dealt with a few of the issues that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to summarize, here are the primary problems which are likely to arise with a patio: the staining of patio slabs, weeds growing up through the joints, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water due to poor drainage, dirty patio slabs, patio edgings collapsing, unstable or loose slabs, sunken patio slabs, cracked or damaged slabs, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss.

Patio Sealing Cannock: Applying sealant is the ideal way to protect your paved area, path, driveway or patio in Cannock and can be extremely beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand can easily be eroded from the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing inhibits this irksome sand loss which is a frequent issue when water jetting in particular. This isn't the only benefit of sealing which will also prevent moss, weed and grass growth, lengthen the life of your patio or driveway, make the area easier and quicker to clean, enhance the look and colour of your patio blocks or slabs, avert unsightly staining and reduce the risk of repairs in the future. Patio and driveway sealants are water resistant and shouldn't peel or blister, various products can be bought for different purposes including block paving sealers, tarmac restorers, imprinted concrete sealers and natural stone sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Cannock, Patio Sealing Cannock)

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Artificial Lawns Cannock: Something which you might want to consider instead of a patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly low maintenance, long lasting and can be done a good deal more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never needs cutting and doesn't grow. If you're in need of a cost effective solution for your outside space in Cannock, then artificial grass may just be the perfect alternative for you. A lot of stone and concrete can look very stark in your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is more soothing and easier on the eye. The cost of installing artificial grass in Cannock is about the same as when using the cheapest quality paving but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs.

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A few Cannock addresses serviced by Cannock patio layers: Burnham Green, Barnfield Way, Cherry Bank, Abbotsfield, Braemar Road, Birch Avenue, Bath Road, St Thomas Drive, St Stephens Court, Croxley Drive, Chaseley Croft, St George Drive, Thistledown Drive, Brownhills Road, Corsican Drive, Chester Close, Cromwell Road, Blackthorn Crescent, Stafford Street, St Johns Court, Cypress Rise, Turner Close, Apple Walk, Common View, Skylark Close, Sheraton Close, Deer Park, The Hamlet, Chaplain Road, Cedar Hill Drive.

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