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Canterbury Patio Layers (CT1): As springtime appears every year most people dream of spending much more time outside and obviously the garden is the most natural place to achieve this. After a wet and gloomy winter in Canterbury, the garden is most likely to be a bit of a quagmire, therefore the installation of a fabulous new patio is the best answer to get your garden ready for the summer. If you've already got a patio but it has become overgrown with weeds and out of level you might be wondering about getting a new one built or perhaps taking up and re-laying the existing one if the slabs are still sound.

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Exponents of DIY in Canterbury will probably be eager to have a go at this, however installing a decent patio isn't as straightforward as you'd think. Smaller patios will probably be within the expertise of most DIYers, however larger more complicated patios ought to be left for expert patio installers. You should also bear in mind that it isn't just installing a level base and laying down the slabs that's necessary, it is additionally the removing and disposing of a lot of soil and rubble and maybe the old patio materials if the job is a replacement. This is apt to be awkward and tough going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

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The big advantage to having an experienced patio installer to chat to, is that you're able to get information about what is and is not doable in light of your available space and garden layout. They can additionally give guidance on the most effective materials for the project. Ask them if you can view pictures of patios they've done in the Canterbury area, this should give you some insight into what may be possible in your garden space and the way it could look after it is completed.

Before any work begins, you'll need to go over several things with your patio contractor. This is basically the project planning period and it's critical if your finished patio is to fit the bill. This initial conversation ought to take into account such aspects as what sort of paving slabs will be used, the preferred location, where a skip can be positioned, are there any drains or trees in the way, and does the site need levelling.

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The proper preparation of the area where your patio is to be situated is extremely important if the resulting patio is to be acceptable. This step should include digging out any turf and topsoil to a suitable level, spreading on at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this using a wacker plate and finally giving it a covering of sharp sand or similar bedding material.

Laying the Paving: As soon as you have got a level, firm footing laid, the patio installation specialist is able to press on with the laying of the paving slabs. Providing the groundwork has been done correctly, this next step of the procedure should be reasonably trouble-free and the patio of your dreams will rapidly take shape and you will soon have a beautiful outside space that you can enjoy and appreciate

Materials: Garden patios can be made from many different materials, the most common being slabs, slate, limestone, sandstone, granite, asphalt, concrete, gravel, composite slabs, cobbles, blocks, bricks and setts.

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Patio Cleaning Canterbury: If you're putting in a complete new patio in Canterbury then you'll probably not immediately be thinking about patio cleaning, although you will need to do this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio in tip top shape. It is going to be a different situation if you're extending or adding to a patio which is already there. In this case you will almost certainly have to clean up the existing slabs so that they match as closely as possible to the new patio slabs which are being laid, or else the whole area will look ridiculous. There's no doubt that the most efficient way to get your patio clean is by either chemical cleaning or pressure washing. The majority of Canterbury patio cleaning specialists will offer you either or both of these methods. Specialised high-pressure equipment is used by the experts, and this is far superior to the type of shop bought jet washer you may have in your garage or shed for outdoor cleaning purposes.

Patio Grouting Canterbury: Grout and joints which are crumbling or cracked is the chief issue that you'll encounter with older, pre-existing patios. If this kind of thing is occurring with your patio, you'll need to do something, because before very long your patio will start to look untidy with weeds and grass poking up through the joints. To deal with this, you could perhaps pour boiling water on the weeds which is a great non-chemical solution to eliminate weeds, or you could use a good weedkiller. It can be a tricky job to repair the grout, and the most trying job of all is the removing of the old, eroded sand and cement grouting. Generally speaking there is little point repairing the joints if the slabs are rocking and loose, as it is unlikely to solve the problem, and getting the entire area re-done is the only effective answer. Raking out the damaged mortar with a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade, will be the next step if your patio slabs are stable. When you have finished, you should give the whole area a thorough cleaning and complete the re-grouting using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in technique. (Tags: Grouting Patios Canterbury, Patio Re-Grouting Canterbury, Patio Grouting Canterbury)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Canterbury: A more modern invention which is primarily used for driveways in Canterbury, but can also be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, enabling water to pass easily through it, reducing the flooding issues that may arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also available in lots of colours, long lasting, attractive, slip resistant, relatively maintenance free, weed resistant, UV stable, colour fast and hardwearing, they are additionally incredibly adaptable and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them perfect for business as well as private use.

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Some Canterbury addresses serviced by Canterbury patio layers: Bristol Road, Dean Farm Lane, St Martins Avenue, Treasury View, Briar Close, Attlee Avenue, Seaton, The Hill, Spring Lane, Denstead Lane, Black Griffin Lane, Dennehill, The Drive, Bekesbourne Hill, St Stephens Road, Birchwood Walk, St Martins Terrace, Drill Lane, Shalloak Road, Abingdon Grove, Arnold Road, St Gregorys Road, Brice Avenue, St Michaels Road, Squire Avenue, St Marys Street, Alfred Close, The Downs, Simmonds Road, Stanmore Court.

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