Patios Durham

Durham Patio Layers (DH1): As the spring appears each year we plan to spend more time outdoors and of course the garden is the most obvious place to begin. After a long and damp winter in Durham, the garden will likely be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore putting in a nice new patio is the best answer to this problem. If you do currently have a patio but it has become wonky and overrun with weeds you will be contemplating having a new one put in or perhaps taking up and re-laying the old one if the slabs are still in good condition.

Whilst a small patio project is perhaps something you could complete by yourself if you're conversant with that sort of undertaking, its likely that you may need to find a competent Durham patio layer to do the job for you, particularly for more challenging patios. It is not only the installing of your garden patio that you must take into account but the removal and disposal of the waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio materials. You also need to bear in mind that installing patios can be quite heavy work, particularly if the existing patio was fixed with concrete. A large paving slab with a chunk of concrete on is likely to be pretty heavy, so you should at least get somebody to help you lift these, should you opt to tackle it yourself.

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A professional Durham patio layer can advise you on exactly what you may and may not have, recommend and order the right materials and come up with a great patio design for you to compliment your available space. Always ask for a brochure, most good patio builders will carry a portfolio of projects that they have recently finished in the Durham area. From this brochure you should be able to get a good idea of exactly what your project will look like when its done, this will help you to pick out your preferred layout and materials.

The Planning of The Project: You have to discuss with your patio specialist with regards to certain things that have to be decided during the planning stage, such as: what is your patioed area to be used for, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drains, trees etc), do you require it to slope away from buildings, what materials are you planning to use, what is the perfect location for your patio, does the area need to be levelled, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, access to the patio and also other factors which your Durham patio builder will explain.

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Preparation of the Area: This phase of the patio project should include the removal and disposal of surface debris and old paving waste, digging up of the topsoil layer to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent tamping and levelling of this material, overlaying with a bedding layer like sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When the area has all been got ready your patio specialist will begin installing the slabs, just how this level proceeds depends upon the materials you've selected, and will be quite uncomplicated so long as the ground preparation was executed correctly and the final base is flat and solid.

Paving Materials: There are a wide range of materials that you may use for building patios, among the most widely used are: composite tiles, gravel, limestone, bricks, slate, slabs, setts, granite, asphalt, sandstone, cobbles, concrete and blocks.

Patio Edging Durham: Depending on the layout and style of the patio, you may possibly be able to put in an edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can purchase many types of patio edging, although they'll not all be suitable for your specific patio finish, so choose the right product if you want to go for an edging. You could use a contoured stone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a coping stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging or a low brick wall edging. Check with your Durham patio layer regarding the available options and find out what they consider will go best with your style of patio. They may have pictures of patio edgings they've used on previous projects.

Patio Design Ideas DurhamPatio Design Ideas Durham: The assortment of design and layout ideas which can be applied to your patio are limitless and if you aren't good at designing things you may want to seek advice from a local Durham patio design specialist or landscaper if you're planning something elaborate. You could keep it simple with a simple rectangular or square shape on one level or you could go wild and incorporate split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloping garden for example. Bespoke patios can be expensive so be alert to your budget requirements at all times and if you are aiming for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Certain facets of your patio are likely to be dependent upon the shape of your garden and the space you have available, if there is limited space your choices will be restricted. Your local Durham patio specialist will be able to give you advice on how best to proceed. Some patio ideas that might get you mind whirring include: a patterned concrete patio, a mosaic patio, a flagstone patio, a block paved patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio or a circular patio. Have a look around Pinterest or Google Images to get more inspiration.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Durham: Paving or patio slabs are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, their prices can vary widely as well. Which sort of slabs you select for your own patio could be based on current trends, your planned budget, whether you need to match pre-existing materials and personal tastes. The most popular patio slabs laid in Durham gardens these days are manufactured from concrete or sandstone and a variety of these can easily be bought in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) start at roughly £3 up to £15 although they are often sold in bulk packs of twenty or more.

Driveways Durham: While you're having a nice new patio laid you might want to install a driveway as well. Many patio builders in Durham will be happy to tackle this job for you, and it could be advantageous to get it done at the same time so you only have one lot of mess and you are able to use one large skip for your waste removal. This of course will depend on your budget and whether it will stretch to this extra work, however it is certainly worth considering.

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Driveway and Patio Cleaning Durham: If you are putting in an entire new patio in Durham then you will likely not immediately be thinking about patio cleaning, although you'll need to be doing this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio in tip top shape. If you happen to be adding to or extending an existing patio then it might be advisable to get the old patio slabs cleaned up so that they match as closely as possible with the new patio slabs that are being laid. Normally patio cleaning is achieved by high-pressure jet washing or chemical cleaning and most local Durham patio cleaning companies will likely provide both services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment which is far better than the kind of jet washer that many people have in their garage.

Patio Grouting Durham: With old patios one of the key problems is with cracked grouting or joints. If this occurs the patio can look very messy and no doubt have weeds and grass poking up between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to ease the issue or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a superb non-chemical technique to get rid of weeds. Replacing the grout is not simple and the hardest thing is to rake out the old grout which is probably going to be a sand and cement mortar. If the paving slabs are loose and unstable there is little point re-doing the joints because it is unlikely to solve the problem, and you really need to have the whole area re-slabbed. If your slabs are reasonably firm and stable you can hook out the damaged mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole area a really good cleanup when you're done and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in system and others are applied using the wet slurry approach. (Tags: Patio Grouting Durham, Patio Re-Grouting Durham)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Durham: A relatively recent invention which is primarily used for driveways in Durham, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, allowing water to pass through it, avoiding most of the surface water problems that sometimes occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also available in a variety of colours, easy to maintain, long lasting, slip resistant, UV stable, durable, attractive, weed resistant and colour fast, they're additionally very versatile and can easily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them great for commercial as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Durham, Resin Patios Durham)

Durham Patios - Issues: All through this website I have addressed some of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the key problems that are likely to arise with a patio: trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, infestation by weeds, the staining of patio slabs, patio slabs becoming unstable or loose, dirty patio slabs, leaning edges, cracked or damaged patio slabs, slabs that have sunk or moved.

Patio and Driveway Sealing Durham: Applying sealant is the perfect way to preserve your patio, driveway, paved area or path in Durham and is extremely effective for block paved areas where the sand is often eroded from the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this irritating sand loss which is a regular problem when jet washing in particular. This is by no means the sole benefit of sealing which will also enhance the look and colour of your patio slabs or blocks, reduce the necessity for repairs, avert unsightly staining, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean, extend the lifespan of your driveway or patio and inhibit moss, grass and weed growth. Pavement and patio sealants are waterproof and shouldn't blister or peel, various kinds can be purchased for different materials including imprinted concrete sealers, natural stone sealants, tarmac restorers and block paving sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Durham, Patio Sealing Durham)

Patio Furniture Durham: As soon as you've finished work on your patio you'll need to purchase some beautiful patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There's plenty to consider when buying patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this process as you would in selecting furniture for the inside of your house. During the summer months you are likely to spend more of your time sitting on your patio than you do indoors, so taking your time is essential. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should use the available space shrewdly. It might be a neat approach to continue the colour scheme through from the inside to the outside, this helps to maintain the flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Durham, Garden Furniture Durham)

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