Patio Layers Dorking

Dorking Patio Layers (RH4): If you would like to get the most from your garden space and enjoy more of your time outdoors, one good way is to have a patio installed. Now, if you decide you are going to have a patio put in you will need the job to be done in a professional way, otherwise it's going to cause problems over time and in due course you'll be compelled to get the whole thing replaced.

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Fans of do-it-yourself in Dorking will likely be happy to handle this themselves, however laying a decent patio isn't as straightforward as you might imagine. Lesser patio projects are likely to fall well within the ability range of many DIYers, however larger more extensive patios are better left to expert patio installers. You must also remember that its not simply installing a firm base and laying the patio slabs that is necessary, it is also removing and disposing of a fair amount of soil and perhaps the old patio materials if the project is a replacement. Work like this is apt to be hard going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

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A professional Dorking patio layer will give you advice on what you can and can't have, suggest and supply the most suitable materials and produce the perfect patio design for you to sit nicely in your available area. Demand a sales brochure, most good patio builders will have a portfolio of jobs they have recently finished in the Dorking area. By seeing this brochure you ought to be able to get a good idea of just what your project will look like when its finished, this will help you to decide on your preferred design and materials.

Before any work actually starts, you'll have to go over a few things with the patio contractor. This would be perceived as the planning phase and is critical if the final patio is to look as you intended. This preparatory discussion must include such matters as where can a skip be positioned for the removal of waste, the preferred location, are there drains or manholes in the way, what sort of paving slabs will be used, and is there a need for site levelling.

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This stage of the patio project will include the extraction and disposal of surrounding debris and existing paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore material and the resulting compacting and levelling of this material, overlaying using a bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: As soon as you have a level, robust footing laid down, the patio installer can move on to the laying the paving. So long as the groundwork has been done properly, this next step of the process should be quite straightforward and your dream patio will quickly start to take shape and soon you will be gazing upon a superb outdoor space that you can enjoy and appreciate

Materials for Paving: There are a diverse selection of materials that can be used for building a patio, amongst the most popular are: concrete, composite blocks, setts, granite, bricks, asphalt, sandstone, slabs, gravel, limestone, cobbles, slate and blocks.

Driveways Dorking: When you are having a nice new patio laid you may also want to replace your driveway too. A lot of Dorking patio installers also lay driveways as well, therefore to save yourself a whole heap of hassle, money and time, you should do this simultaneously. Having said that, you will have to consider whether your allocated budget will stretch to this supplemental work.

Hard Landscaping Dorking: Patios, pathways and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which in essence means any type of garden architecture and design created using construction materials, as opposed to plant based materials like shrubs, grasses and trees, which are normally referred to as "soft landscaping". I suppose, at a push, you might even consider garden furniture to be "hard" landscaping. (Tags: Hard Landscaping Dorking)

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Driveway and Patio Cleaning Dorking: You'll most likely not currently be worried about patio cleaning if you're only just looking to install a brand new patio area, however, in the future, if you want to keep your patio in good shape, you will need to be cleaning it quite regularly. A lot of people in Dorking discover that their existing patios aren't large enough and choose to extend them. If this is the case with you, then you will need to clean and rejuvenate your existing slabs so that they match the newly laid ones. In general pressure washing or chemical cleaning is the most efficient solution to cleaning a patio and you will find that the vast majority of patio cleaning specialists in Dorking will offer both services, to get your patio cleaned. Exceptionally high-pressure equipment is employed by the professionals, and this is far better than the type of commonplace jet washer that you might have in your shed for outdoor cleaning.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Dorking: A relatively recent invention that is mainly used for creating driveways in Dorking, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, allowing rain water to easily pass through it, reducing most of the surface water problems that can sometimes occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also UV stable, durable, long lasting, available in a variety of colours, easy to maintain, colour fast, weed resistant, attractive and non-slip, they are in addition highly adaptive and can easily incorporate custom logos and designs, making them great for commercial as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Dorking, Resin Patios Dorking)

Issues With Dorking Patios: All through this website I've referred to a few of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the key problems which are likely to arise with a patio: slabs covered in moss, lichen and algae, slabs becoming loose or unstable, sunken slabs, poor drainage, dirty patio slabs, damaged or cracked slabs, collapsed patio edgings, weeds growing up through the joints, the staining of patio slabs, trip hazards.

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Artificial Grass Dorking: Something that you may wish to consider instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which is similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be done a good deal more cheaply than a paved patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks the same as genuine grass, both close up and from afar, but it doesn't grow and never has to be mowed. If you are searching for a more cost effective solution for your garden space in Dorking, then artificial grass might be just the answer for you. Excessive concrete and stone can give a very dull appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more soothing and easy on the eye. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Dorking is about the same as doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of high end paving slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Dorking, Artificial Lawns Dorking)

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A few Dorking streets served by Dorking patio layers: Upper Rose Hill, South Street, Reigate Road, Brympton Close, Ridgeway Drive, Spital Heath, Junction Road, High Meadow Close, Highacre, Dene Street, Vincent Road, Punchbowl Lane, Horsham Road, Nower Close East, Park Copse, St Paul's Road East, Downsview Gardens, Harrow Close, Tilehurst Lane, Priory Close, Cleardene, Harrowlands Park, Tower Hill, Heath Hill, Claremont Court, Nower Road, Deepdene Drive.

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