Patio Layers Edinburgh

Edinburgh Patio Layers (EH1): The moment springtime appears each year we start thinking about spending more time out of the house and of course the garden is the most obvious place to achieve this. After a wet and gloomy winter in Edinburgh, the garden is most likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore putting down an attractive new patio is the easiest solution to make the garden more functional. If you've already got a patio but it has become covered with weeds and wonky you may possibly be wondering about having a new one put in or perhaps getting the old one taken up and re-laid if the paving slabs are still in a good state of repair.

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Though a modest patio assignment might well be a task that you could do on your own if you're confident in this kind of work, it is likely that you'll want to get a competent Edinburgh patio layer to carry out the job for you, especially for larger patios. It is not just the installing of your garden patio that you ought to consider but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio supplies.

An established Edinburgh patio layer can advise you on exactly what you may and may not have, suggest and order suitable materials and produce a superb patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, most decent patio layers will have access to a portfolio of patio projects that they've recently carried out in the Edinburgh area. From this brochure you might be able to get a notion of exactly what your job will be like when its complete, this should help you to pick out your preferred materials and layout.

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Planning The Project: Make sure you talk to your patio specialist regarding certain things which should be decided in the planning stage, for instance: does it need to slope away from the property, are there any obstacles to think about such as (trees, manholes etc), what materials are to be used, what is the patio area to be used for, does the area need levelling out, easy access to the patio, what is the perfect location for your patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed along with other criteria that your Edinburgh patio layer will explain.

Correctly preparing the area where your patio is to be placed is vital if the completed patio is to be acceptable. This preparation includes digging out soil to an appropriate level, shoveling on a layer of hardcore, compacting this down and giving it a final layer of sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When everything is got ready the patio layer will begin laying the patio slabs, exactly how this level proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you decided on, and might be comparatively uncomplicated if the area preparation was executed correctly and the resulting base is level and sound.

Materials for Paving: There is a wide array of materials that you can use for building patios, among the most popular are: composite materials, setts, slate, asphalt, sandstone, gravel, concrete, cobbles, bricks, limestone, granite, slabs and blocks.

Patio Ideas EdinburghPatio Design Ideas Edinburgh: The number of layout and design ideas that can be used in a patio are limitless and unless you are good at designing stuff you may want to seek advice from a local Edinburgh patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something fancy. You might prefer to keep it simple and go with a plain square or rectangular shape on one level or you could go crazy and merge split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit into a sloping garden for instance. Tailor-made patios can be expensive so be alert to your budget requirements regularly and if you're aiming for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Certain aspects of your patio are going to be dependent upon the shape of your garden and the space you have available, if you've got limited space your alternatives will be restricted. Your local Edinburgh patio specialist will be able to advise you on the best way to proceed. Some patio ideas that might get you mind whirring include: a circular patio, a stone patio, a pattern imprinted concrete patio, a block paved patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio or a mosaic patio. Check out Google Images or Pinterest for additional creative ideas.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Edinburgh: Patio slabs or paving slabs come in all manner of sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely as well. Which kind of slabs you use for your patio could be dependant on whether you need to match pre-existing materials, current fashions, your budget and personal tastes. The favourite patio slabs used in Edinburgh these days are made of sandstone or concrete and these can be obtained in local DIY stores and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start at around £3 up to £15 each though they're frequently sold in bulk packs. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveways Edinburgh: At the same time as you are having a new patio laid you may need to freshen up your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Edinburgh will also be prepared to deal with 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 can use the same skip for your removal of waste. This of course will depend on your budget and whether or not it will extend to this additional work, but it's certainly worth looking into.

Patio Re-Grouting Edinburgh

Patio Grouting Edinburgh: With existing patios one of the main problems is with cracked joints or grouting. When this occurs the patio will look very messy and no doubt have grass and weeds establishing themselves between the slabs. You can constantly use weedkiller to relieve this problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is an outstanding non-chemical solution to get rid of weeds. Replacing the grouting can be a tricky job and the hardest thing is to get rid of the old grout which is most likely a cement and sand mix. If the patio slabs are loose and rocking it is pointless replacing the joints because it is unlikely to solve the issue, and you really need to have the whole area re-done. If the slabs are stable and firm you can hook out the damaged mortar by using a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole patio a thorough cleanup once you're finished and re-joint the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in technique and others are applied using the wet slurry method.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Edinburgh: A relatively recent innovation that is predominately used for creating driveways in Edinburgh, but can also be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, permitting water to pass easily through it, preventing the surface water problems that can occasionally arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also relatively maintenance free, attractive, colour fast, long lasting, available in a variety of colours, UV stable, durable, weed resistant and slip resistant, they're additionally very adaptive and can incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them perfect for business as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Edinburgh, Resin Patios Edinburgh)

Edinburgh Patios - Issues: Throughout this site we've discussed many of the problems that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to review, here are the chief issues which are likely to arise with a patio: trip hazards due to uneven slabs, infestation by weeds, damaged or cracked patio slabs, dirty patio slabs, patio edgings collapsing, the staining of patio slabs, unstable or loose slabs, slabs covered in lichen and moss, poor drainage, sunken slabs.

Patio Furniture Edinburgh: After you have finished work on your patio you will be eager to choose the patio furniture to complement your newly created outside space. There is a lot to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this process as you would in buying furniture for the inside of your house. During the summer months you will likely spend more time sitting on your patio than you do indoors, so having a measured approach is vital. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should use the space cleverly. It might be a nice idea to continue your colour scheme from the inside to the outside of the house, this helps to maintain the flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Edinburgh, Garden Furniture Edinburgh)

Artificial Lawns Edinburgh

Artificial Grass Edinburgh: Something which you may wish to consider rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally low maintenance, long lasting and can be done a good deal more cheaply than a stone patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks the same as genuine grass, both close up and from afar, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you are looking for a more economical solution for your precious outside space in Edinburgh, then artificial grass could just be the answer for you. Excessive concrete and stone can give a very drab appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more soothing. The cost of artificial grass in Edinburgh is on a par with when using cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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Some Edinburgh addresses serviced by Edinburgh patio layers: Duddingston Mains Cotts, Saxe Coburg Terrace, Chapel Street, Morvenside, Laverockbank Grove, Cairnmuir Road, Findlay Avenue, Oxgangs View, East Kilngate Wynd, Bowmont Place, Coltbridge Avenue, Anderson Place, Craigmount Gardens, Fox Spring Crescent, Cambridge Avenue, Stenhouse Drive, Queen Charlotte Lane, Pilton Gardens, Durham Gardens North, Greenbank Park, Moredun Park Green, Keith Terrace, Panmure Place, Windmill Street, Easter Dalry Drive, West Bowling Green Street, Craigour Terrace, Greendale Park, Sunbury Mews, East Camus Road.

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