Patios Dunstable

Dunstable Patio Layers: The minute springtime arrives each year most people plan to spend much more time in the fresh air and obviously the garden (for those that have one) is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a gloomy and wet winter in Dunstable, the garden may be just a muddy mess, so putting down a clean new patio could be the obvious solution to make the garden more functional. If you do already have a patio but it has become overrun with weeds and out of level you may very well be thinking about getting a new one put in or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the slabs are still sound.

While a smaller patio assignment may be a task that you could accomplish by yourself if you are keen on this type of work, its likely that you will want to hire a competent Dunstable patio layer to handle the job on your behalf, particularly for bigger patios. It isn't just the laying of your garden patio you have to think about but the removing and disposal of the resulting waste and the introduction of the required patio materials. You need to keep in mind that laying patios is fairly back-breaking work, particularly when the existing slabs are concreted in position. A big patio slab with a layer of concrete on it can be extremely weighty, so you should at least get somebody to assist you in lifting these, if you opt to do-it-yourself.

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A professional Dunstable patio builder can give you advice on exactly what you may and may not have, recommend and supply appropriate materials and produce an ideal patio design for you to sit nicely in your available area. Always ask for a brochure, any reliable patio layer will be glad to let you see a portfolio of patio projects that they have recently finished in the Dunstable area. By using this brochure you might be able to get an idea of just what your project will look like when it is complete, this should help you to pick your materials and layout.

The Planning of The Project: I suggest you confer with your chosen patio specialist concerning certain matters which should be decided during the planning stage, such as: are there any obstacles to consider such as (trees, drain covers etc), what is the patioed area going to be used for, what patio materials you are using, what's the perfect position for your patio, does the area need levelling out, easy access to the patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, do you need it to slope away from the property as well as other matters which your Dunstable patio expert will highlight.

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Preparing the Area: This step of the patio project includes the stripping and disposal of surface debris and any existing paving waste, removal of topsoil to reach the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore and the subsequent tamping and levelling of this material, covering with a bedding material like sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything is prepared the patio layer will commence putting down the slabs, just how this stage proceeds depends upon the type of material you've chosen, and ought to be reasonably uncomplicated as long as the surface preparation was done properly and the base is level and solid.

Patio Edging Dunstable: Dependant upon the style and layout of the patio, you might be able to use an attractive edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. You can buy several types of patio edging, although they'll not all be appropriate for your particular patio finish, so make sure you choose the right product if you decide to go for an edging. You could have a wavy stone edging, a short brick wall edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a rounded kerbstone edging or a coping stone edging. Talk to your Dunstable patio installer regarding the available options and find out what they believe will best go with your style of patio. They might have pictures of patio edgings they have used on similar projects.

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

Patio Design Ideas DunstablePatio Design Ideas Dunstable: The assortment of design and layout ideas that can be used in your patio are limitless and unless you are good at designing stuff you may choose to confer with a local Dunstable landscaper or patio design specialist if you are planning something extravagant. You might opt to keep it simple with a plain rectangular or square shape on a single level or you could go wild and combine split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloped garden for instance. Customized patios can be pricey so keep your budget in mind at all times and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Certain facets of your patio are going to be influenced by the shape of your garden and the space that's available, if you have not much space your choices may be somewhat restricted. Your local Dunstable patio specialist will give you advice on the best way to proceed. A handful of ideas for patios which may get you on track include: a free form patio, a flagstone patio, a textured concrete patio, a mosaic patio, a brick patio, a split-level patio or a circular patio. Have a look at Google Images or Flickr for more inspiration.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Dunstable: Paving slabs or patio slabs are offered in all shapes and sizes, their prices can differ widely as well. Which slabs you use for your patio could be dependant on personal taste, your planned budget, current trends and the need to match pre-existing materials. The favourite patio slabs laid in Dunstable these days are manufactured from concrete or sandstone and these can easily be bought in garden centres and DIY merchants. Prices (at the time of writing) start at around £3 up to £15 though they can be sold in packs or twenty or more.

Driveway Installation Dunstable: While you're having a new patio laid you might want to install a driveway as well. Many patio builders in Dunstable will also be prepared to deal with this job for you, and it is often better to get it done at the same time so you only have one lot of mess and you are able to use the same skip for the waste removal. This will of course be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this additional work, however it is definitely worth looking into.

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Patio Cleaning Dunstable: If you're installing an entire new patio in Dunstable then you will most likely not be immediately concerned with patio cleaning, though you will need to be doing this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio looking in tip top shape. If you're extending or adding onto an existing patio area then it might be a good idea to have those old patio slabs properly cleaned so that they match as closely as possible with the new patio slabs which are being laid. Most often patio cleaning is done by chemical cleaning or high-pressure water jetting and most local Dunstable patio cleaning specialists will probably provide both of those services. Professionals use extremely high pressure equipment that is much better than the kind of jet washer that you might have in your garage.

Resin Bound Patios Dunstable: A more modern innovation which is in the main used for driveways in Dunstable, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, reducing most of the surface water issues that often occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios are also available in a variety of colours, attractive, long lasting, colour fast, weed resistant, non-slip, durable, relatively maintenance free and UV stable, they're in addition very adaptive and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them great for commercial as well as home use.

Issues With Dunstable Patios: Throughout this website we've addressed some of the issues that can occur with an existing patio, but to review, here are the primary issues that are liable to occur with a patio: patio slabs becoming loose or unstable, leaning edges, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, weed growth in the joints, standing water, slabs covered in lichen and moss, damaged or cracked patio slabs, slabs that have moved or sunk, dirty patio slabs, the staining of patio slabs.

Patio Furniture Dunstable: When you've finished your patio you'll have to choose the patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There's a lot to think about when buying patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this part of the process as you would in acquiring furniture for the interior of your house. In the summer season you'll likely spend more of your time lounging on your patio area than you do inside, so getting it right is crucial. Don't just pack in as much furniture as you can, you need to utilize the space cleverly. It is often a good concept to continue your colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior of the house, this helps to preserve the natural flow of the space.

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