Patio Layers Christchurch

Christchurch Patio Layers (BH23): There are 2 or 3 options to choose from if you are thinking of changing a part of your back garden into an outside living space. One of the preferred ways is to lay down a patio, thus providing an exceptionally solid and level surface on which to place garden furniture, planters, and barbecues. A seamless and smooth transition between your house and garden can be the result, boosting your usable living space, while also enhancing the design and character of the whole property.

Patio Layers Christchurch BH23

Though a smaller patio project may well be something you could attempt on your own if you are conversant with this sort of undertaking, its likely that you'll want to get a skilled Christchurch patio layer to complete the project for you, especially for bigger patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio you have to look at but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of required patio materials. You should bear in mind that installing patios is back-breaking work, particularly if your old patio was concreted in position. A large patio slab with a layer of concrete on is likely to be pretty heavy, therefore you should at least enlist somebody to help you lift these, if you decide to go it alone.

A bonus of having a professional patio layer on the job, is that you're able to get reliable tips about what may and may not be feasible in respect of your garden layout. They can additionally give guidance on the most suitable materials for the task. Ask if you can look at photos of patios they have previously done in the area, this may provide you with some thoughts on what might be possible for your back garden and what it could look like when it's finished.

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Before any actual work starts, you'll have to discuss some things with the patio builder. This is looked at as the project planning stage and it's important if your final patio is going to be what you wanted. This preparatory conversation could cover such things as where can a skip be positioned, the need for site levelling, the preferred location, are there any manholes in the way, and what type and size of paving slabs are to be used.

Correctly preparing the area where the patio is to be placed is essential if the completed patio is to be satisfactory. This phase will include removing any turf and topsoil to an appropriate level, spreading on a decent layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a plate compacter and finally giving it a 25mm layer of bedding material like sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: After you have a level, solid base laid down, the patio contractor will be able to move on to the laying the paving. Provided the ground preparation has been done properly, this stage of the project should be relatively trouble-free and the patio of your dreams will rapidly begin to take shape and soon you should have a beautiful garden feature that you can take pleasure in

Paving Materials: You can find a broad array of materials which you can use for building a garden patio, amongst the most popular are: asphalt, slabs, gravel, concrete, sandstone, composite tiles, limestone, granite, setts, cobbles, slate, bricks and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas ChristchurchPatio Design Ideas Christchurch: The variety of design and layout ideas which can be applied to a patio are limitless and unless you're skilled at designing stuff you may want to talk to a local Christchurch patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something extravagant. You might prefer to keep it simple with a plain square or rectangular shape on a single level or you could go crazy and combine split levels and different shapes to give more character to your patio or look better on a sloping garden for instance. Bespoke patios can be costly so keep your budget in mind constantly and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Specific aspects of your patio will be dependent on the shape of your garden and the space that is available, if you've got limited space your alternatives will be restricted. Your local Christchurch patio specialist will be able to advise you on how best to proceed. Some ideas for patios that might get you thinking include: a textured concrete patio, a block paved patio, a stone patio, a mosaic patio, a split-level patio, a free form patio or a circular patio. Have a look at Pinterest or Google Images for additional inspiration.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Christchurch: Patio slabs or paving slabs are available in all shapes and sizes, the prices can differ widely too. Which sort of slabs you choose for your patio may be dependant upon your allowed budget, whether you need to match existing materials, personal tastes and current fashions. The most popular patio slabs laid in Christchurch these days are made from concrete or sandstone and a variety of these are readily available in local DIY merchants and garden centres. Prices (in 2018) start from approximately £3 up to £15 although they are generally sold in bulk packs.

Hard Landscaping Christchurch: Patios, paths and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or sometimes "hardscaping"), which effectively signifies any type of garden architecture and design fashioned from construction materials, rather than plant based materials like grass, shrubs and trees, which are known as "soft landscaping". To a certain degree garden furniture can also be termed as "hard landscaping".

Patio Grouting Christchurch: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief problems is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. When this occurs your patio can look messy and no doubt have grass and weeds sprouting up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to relieve the annoying problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is an effective non-chemical solution to eliminate weeds. Re-doing the grouting isn't easy and the toughest thing is to rake out the old grout which is most likely a cement and sand mix. If the paving slabs are loose and unstable it is pointless repairing the joints as it will not make much difference, and you actually need to get the whole thing re-slabbed. If your slabs are stable and secure you can rake out the old mortar by utilizing a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole area a really good cleanup when you're done and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some use a dry brush-in system and others are applied using the wet slurry process.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Christchurch: A more contemporary innovation that is mostly used for driveways in Christchurch, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of coloured aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, allowing water to pass through it, preventing most of the flooding problems that may occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also available in a variety of colours, long lasting, UV stable, slip resistant, colour fast, hardwearing, weed resistant, attractive and easy to maintain, they're in addition highly versatile and can easily incorporate customized designs and logos, making them suitable for business as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Christchurch, Resin Patios Christchurch)

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Christchurch: Sealing is a good way to protect your paved area, patio, driveway or path in Christchurch and is extremely beneficial for block paved areas where the sand joints can be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing stops this irritating loss of sand which can be a regular problem when power jetting in particular. This is not the only benefit of sealing which will also lengthen the lifespan of your driveway or patio, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean, enhance the colour of your paving slabs or blocks, inhibit weed, moss and grass growth, avert staining and reduce the need for future repairs. Pavement and patio sealants are water resistant and do not peel or blister, various types are available for different finishes including imprinted concrete sealers, natural stone sealers, block paving sealants and tarmac sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Christchurch, Patio Sealing Christchurch)

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A brief browse on a business directory gave these results for "patio layers Christchurch": Classic Landscaping BH23 7NJ, ProudBuild Construction Ltd BH23 3JJ, Dibben & Sons BH23 3JR.

A few Christchurch streets covered by Christchurch patio layers: Catalina Close, Dudmoor Farm Road, St Marys Close, South East Sector, Stour Way, Chichester Way, Betsy Lane, Campbell Road, Anson Close, Chissels Lane, Braggers Lane, Deverel Close, De Havilland Way, Thorney Hill, Croft Road, Cameron Road, Stanley Road, Terrington Avenue, Clematis Close, Abingdon Drive, Avon Road West, Amberley Close, Stanpit, Cranwell Close, Dairy Close, Draper Road, The Buttery, Ducking Stool Lane, Birchwood Close.

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