Patio Layers Cheltenham

Cheltenham Patio Layers (GL50): If you are looking to take full advantage of your available garden space and enjoy more of your time out in the open, having an attractive patio put in is an excellent way to do it. Now, if you're going to put in a patio you will want the project to be done in the proper way, else it's going to give you trouble as time rolls by and in due course you will have to replace the whole thing.

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While a smaller patio assignment might be something that you could undertake yourself if you are confident in this kind of work, its likely that you'll need to hire the services of a competent Cheltenham patio layer to do the job on your behalf, particularly for bigger patios. It isn't only the installation of your garden patio that you must look at but also the removal and disposal of the resulting waste and the introduction of required patio materials. You also need to keep in mind that installing patios is back-breaking work, especially when the old slabs were concreted in place. A large sized paving slab with a lump of concrete on it can be pretty heavy, therefore you should at the very least enlist someone to help you lift these, if you elect to go it alone.

A skilled Cheltenham patio layer will be able to advise you on what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and order the most appropriate materials and work out a superb patio design for you to suit your available space. Always ask for a brochure, any decent patio contractor will be glad to show you a portfolio of patio work they have recently done in the Cheltenham area. By seeing this brochure you might be able to get a good idea of just what your patio project will look like when its finished, this enables you to pick out your design and materials.

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Before any work actually commences, you'll have to discuss a few things with the patio contractor. This would be perceived as the planning phase and it is essential if your finished patio is to look like you envisioned. This planning conversation will cover such factors as where a skip can be positioned for the removal of waste, the need for site levelling, are there drains or manholes in the way, what kind and size of slabs will be used, and the exact location of the patio.

Preparing the Area: This phase of the patio project will include the stripping and disposal of surface debris and any old paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, spreading of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent compacting and levelling of this material, covering with a bedding layer such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When the area has all been prepared your patio contractor will begin putting down the patio slabs, exactly how this level proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've selected, and will be comparatively uncomplicated as long as the surface preparation was executed correctly and the resulting base is stable and level.

Patio Edgings Cheltenham: Although it will depend on the style and layout of your patio, you may possibly be able to feature a snazzy edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. You can buy numerous kinds of patio edging, although they won't all be suited to your specific patio finish, so be certain to choose the right product if you opt to go with an edging. You could use a wavy stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a coping stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging or a short brick wall edging. Ask your Cheltenham patio layer about the options and what they consider will go best with your style of patio. They will have pictures of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Materials: There is a wide range of materials which can be used for building a patio, among the most popular are: granite, gravel, slabs, bricks, sandstone, concrete, composite blocks, asphalt, slate, setts, limestone, cobbles and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Cheltenham: Patio slabs or paving slabs come in all manner of sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely too. Which type of slabs you select for your own patio might be determined by personal taste, whether you need to match pre-existing materials, current fashions and your budget. The most favoured patio slabs used in Cheltenham today are made of sandstone or concrete and these can easily be purchased in local DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) range from roughly £3 up to £15 although they're generally sold in bulk packs. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thickness varies from 22-38mm.

Hard Landscaping Cheltenham: Driveways, pathways and patios all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or "hardscaping"), which primarily means any sort of garden design and architecture fashioned from construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials like trees, shrubs and grass, which are referred to as "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture could also be described as "hard landscaping".

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Driveway and Patio Cleaning Cheltenham: If you're building a complete new patio in Cheltenham then you will probably not be currently thinking about patio cleaning, although you will need to be doing this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio looking in tip top condition. If you happen to be extending or adding to a pre-existing patio then it might be a good idea to get the old patio slabs cleaned up so that they match the newly laid slabs as closely as possible. Most of the time the cleaning of patios is done by pressure washing or chemical cleaning and most local Cheltenham patio cleaning specialists will probably provide both services. Professional cleaners use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is far better than the sort of jet washer that you might have in your garage or shed.

Patio Grouting Cheltenham: With existing patios one of the chief issues is with crumbling and cracked grouting or joints. When this occurs the patio area will look untidy and doubtless have grass and weeds growing up between the slabs. You can continually use weedkiller to alleviate the problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is a great way to kill weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grout can be a big job and the hardest thing is to get rid of the existing grout which is most likely to be a cement and sand mix. If your slabs are rocking and loose it is pointless re-doing the joints as it is unlikely to solve the problem, and you really need to get the entire patio re-done. If your slabs are pretty secure you can press on and rake out the old mortar by using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a thorough clean-up once you're finished 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 Cheltenham: Of the varied materials that can be used for constructing a patio, flagstone is arguably among the best. There are a number of reasons why you need to think about this material for your new patio in Cheltenham, and these include the fact that flagstone patios look more natural and organic, flagstones are durable and last for many years, they come in rich colours with innate variations, flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface, flagstones have distinctive, irregular textures and shapes, flagstones are perfect for "free form" patios and plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio. These kinds of patio have much appeal primarily because flagstones are natural quarried stones fashioned from bluestone, limestone, travertine, sandstone and slate. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Cheltenham, Natural Stone Patios Cheltenham)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Cheltenham: A relatively recent innovation that is predominately used for creating driveways in Cheltenham, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, permitting water to pass easily through it, preventing some of the flooding problems that can occasionally arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, attractive, available in lots of colours, slip resistant, UV stable, long lasting, hardwearing, weed resistant and relatively maintenance free, they're additionally very adaptable and can incorporate customized designs and logos, making them suitable for commercial as well as residential use.

Cheltenham Patios - Issues: All through this site I've referred to many of the problems that can occur with an old patio, but to summarize, here are the main issues that are liable to occur with a patio: the staining of patio slabs, loose or unstable slabs, trip hazards, slabs covered in moss and lichen, dirty patio slabs, sunken patio slabs, weed growth in the joints, standing water due to poor drainage, leaning edges, damaged or cracked patio slabs.

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Patio and Driveway Sealing Cheltenham: Applying sealer is an excellent way to protect your driveway, patio, paved area or path in Cheltenham and is especially effective for areas of block paving where the sand can easily be eroded from the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing prevents this annoying loss of sand that is a regular issue when jetting in particular. This is not the sole benefit of sealing which should also reduce the necessity for repairs, lengthen the life of your patio or driveway, enhance the colour of your patio slabs or blocks, prevent grass, weed and moss growth, avert unsightly staining and make the paved area easier and quicker to clean. Driveway and patio sealants are waterproof and do not blister or peel, various products can be bought for different materials including block paving sealants, imprinted concrete sealants, tarmac restorers and natural stone sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Cheltenham, Patio Sealing Cheltenham)

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A swift search on the internet returned the following results for "patio layers Cheltenham Gloucestershire": Aquatech Surfacing Ltd GL51 3LX, SC Shottery Building Services GL50 2AU, CARE Construction Ltd GL50 3NJ.

A few Cheltenham streets covered by Cheltenham patio layers: Stoke Park Close, Stonecroft Close, Buckles Close, St Annes Close, Tibberton Grove, Tivoli Mews, Bleasby Gardens, Bowen Close, Talbot Square, Tobacco Close, Tom Price Close, The Park, Alverton Drive, Barnett Way, Argyll Road, Springbank Drive, Chelt Road, Avenalls Parade, Charnwood Road, Chamberlayne Close, Bisley Road, Cobham Road, Deansway, Arkle Close, Sandringham Court, Bullingham Court, Chedworth Way, Blenheim Orchard, Courtiers Drive.

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