Patios Canterbury

Canterbury Patio Layers (CT1): As springtime arrives each year we contemplate spending more time in the fresh air and obviously the garden is the most common place to achieve this. After a wet and windy winter in Canterbury, the garden is sure to be a bit of a quagmire, so putting in a clean new patio should be the answer to make the garden more functional. If you've already got a patio but it is covered with weeds and uneven you might be wondering about having a new one put in or perhaps getting the old one taken up and re-laid if the paving slabs are still fit for purpose.

While a modest patio project is perhaps something that you could accomplish yourself should you be keen on this sort of work, it is more likely to be the case that you'll want to employ a professional Canterbury patio layer to do the project on your behalf, especially for complicated patios. It is not only the installation of your garden patio you must take into account but also the removal and disposal of the resulting waste matter and the introduction of required patio supplies.

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A specialist Canterbury patio builder will give you advice on exactly what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply suitable materials and come up with the perfect patio design for you to suit your available area. Request a brochure, most dependable patio builders will have a portfolio of projects that they've recently accomplished in the Canterbury area. By using this brochure you ought to be able to get an idea of just what your project will look like when it is finished, this will assist you to determine your materials and design.

Project Planning: It's best to talk to your chosen patio contractor in relation to certain things which must be decided in the planning stage, such as: what is your patioed area going to be used for, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, are there any obstacles in the way (drains, trees etc), where is the perfect position for your patio, does the area need to be levelled, easy access to the patio, what materials are to be used, does it need to slope away from buildings along with other concerns which your Canterbury patio builder will explain.

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Area Preparation: This stage of the patio project will include the stripping and disposal of surrounding debris and any unwanted paving waste, removal of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore material or sub-base and the resulting levelling and compacting of this material, covering using a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When everything has been got ready your patio layer will commence laying the patio slabs, just how this process proceeds will depend upon the materials you've selected, and will be pretty straightforward so long as the ground preparation was carried out properly and the base is solid and level.

Patio Edgings Canterbury: Although it will depend on the planned layout and style of the patio, you may possibly be able to incorporate an edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can purchase numerous kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suited to your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you decide to go for an edging. You could use a rounded kerbstone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a contoured stone edging, a low brick wall edging or a coping stone edging. Check with your Canterbury patio installer concerning the available options and what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They might have images of patio edgings they have used on past jobs.

Paving Materials: There's a broad array of materials that you may use for building a garden patio, amongst the most popular are: granite, setts, slabs, cobbles, concrete, gravel, asphalt, sandstone, limestone, composite blocks, slate, bricks and blocks.

Patio Ideas CanterburyPatio Design Ideas Canterbury: The assortment of layout and design ideas that can be used for your patio are limitless and unless you're good at designing stuff you will want to seek advice from a local Canterbury landscaper or patio design specialist if you are considering something a bit out of the ordinary. You might prefer to keep it simple with a simple rectangular or square shape on a single level or you might incorporate split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloped garden for instance. Bespoke patios can be expensive so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you are aiming for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Certain aspects of your patio are likely to be dependent upon the space you have available and the shape of your garden, if you have not much space your choices will be restricted. Your local Canterbury patio specialist will give you advice on the best way to proceed. Some ideas for patios that might give you inspiration include: a mosaic patio, a stone patio, a patterned concrete patio, a brick patio, a circular patio, a free form patio or a split-level patio. Have a look around Google Images or Pinterest for more creative ideas.

Driveways Canterbury: At the same time as you're getting a new patio laid you may also want to freshen up your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Canterbury will gladly deal with this job for you, and it is often better to do this at the same time so you only generate one lot of mess and can use the same skip for the waste removal. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will extend to this extra work, but it is certainly worthwhile considering.

Hard Landscaping Canterbury: Patios, paths and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which quite simply means any sort of garden architecture and design created using construction materials, in contrast to plant based materials like trees, grasses and shrubs, which are referred to as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture can also be termed as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Canterbury)

Patio Grouting Canterbury

Patio Grouting Canterbury: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief problems is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. If this is the case with yours then your patio area will look awful and have weeds and grass sprouting up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to ease this issue or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is the best technique to kill weeds without using chemicals. Repairing the grouting can be challenging and the toughest thing is to remove the old grout which is most likely to be a sand and cement mortar. If the paving slabs are loose and unstable it is pointless repairing the joints because it will not solve the problem, and you actually need to get the whole area re-done. If the slabs are reasonably firm you can go ahead and rake out the damaged mortar with a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole area a good clean-up when you are finished and re-joint the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in technique. Most specialist patio layers in Canterbury will happily help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get a quote. (Tags: Patio Grouting Canterbury, Patio Re-Grouting Canterbury)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Canterbury: A more modern innovation which is predominately used for driveways in Canterbury, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of aggregate stones and resin which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, allowing water to pass easily through it, preventing some of the flooding problems that occasionally occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, long lasting, relatively maintenance free, attractive, weed resistant, UV stable, available in different colours, hardwearing and slip resistant, they are additionally very adaptive and can incorporate customized logos and designs, making them great for business as well as private use.

Problems With Canterbury Patios: Throughout this website I've addressed a few of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the primary issues which are liable to occur with a patio: trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water due to poor drainage, patio edgings collapsing, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, dirty patio slabs, patio slabs that have sunk or moved, stained patio slabs, weeds growing up through the joints, cracked or damaged paving slabs, loose or unstable slabs.

Artificial Lawns Canterbury

Artificial Lawns Canterbury: Another option which you may want to look at instead of a patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be done more cheaply than a patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks the same as real grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never needs cutting and doesn't grow. If you are in need of a cost effective solution for your outside space in Canterbury, then artificial grass could just be the perfect alternative for you. Too much concrete and stone can look very stark in your garden area, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of artificial grass in Canterbury is approximately the same as when using the cheapest quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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Some Canterbury locations served by Canterbury patio layers: Charollais Close, Ash Road, The Hyde, Cherry Garden Road, Badgers Close, Selling Road, The Drove, Turnagain Lane, Cumberland Avenue, Sunnymead, Somner Close, St Nicholas Road, Burgate Lane, The Oast, Abbots Place, Somerset Road, The Forrens, Calais Hill, Shelvin Lane, Boyke Lane, Cotton Road, Brooklands Close, Conyngham Lane, Shalmsford Court, Saxon Road, School Road, Sleigh Road.

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