Patios Enfield

Enfield Patio Layers (EN1): The moment springtime arrives each year most of us dream of spending more time outdoors and obviously the garden (for those lucky enough to have one) is the most obvious place for that to occur. After a gloomy and wet winter in Enfield, your garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore putting down a fabulous new patio should be the best answer to this problem. If you've already got a patio but it is overrun with weeds and out of level you could possibly be wondering about getting a new one or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the slabs are still in a good state of repair.

Whilst a limited patio project might well be a job that you could carry out by yourself should you be confident in that type of work, its likely that you will need to search for a competent Enfield patio layer to complete the job for you, particularly for more substantial patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you should take into account but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste and the introduction of required patio products. You should also keep in mind that installing patios is fairly back-breaking work, particularly when the old slabs were concreted in position. A big paving slab with a lump of concrete on it can be rather heavy, therefore at the very least enlist somebody to help you lift these, should you choose to go it alone.

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A qualified Enfield patio contractor will give you advice on what you can and can't have, recommend and supply suitable materials and produce a great patio design for you to suit your available area. Always ask for a sales brochure, most dependable patio layers will carry a portfolio of work which they have previously accomplished in the Enfield area. From this brochure you may be able to get a notion of just what your project will look like when its finished, this should help you to decide on your preferred layout and materials.

Planning Your Project: You might want to check with your chosen patio layer in relation to certain considerations which must be decided in the planning stage, such as: what materials are to be used, are there any obstacles to think about such as (drains, trees etc), what is the perfect position for your patio, what is your patioed area to be used for, do you need it to slope away from the property, does the area need to be levelled, access to the patio, the measuring the area to be patioed as well as other matters that your Enfield patio builder will point out.

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Getting the Area Ready: This stage of the patio project should include the removing and disposal of surface debris and any old paving waste, digging up of topsoil to get down to the more stable sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore and the resulting pressing down and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When all has been prepared the patio specialist will begin installing the slabs, exactly how this stage proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've chosen, and might be relatively uncomplicated if the ground preparation was executed correctly and the final base is sound and flat.

Patio Edgings Enfield: Depending on the style and layout of your patio, you might be able to use a snazzy edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. You can buy many types of edgings for patios, although they'll not all be suited to your specific patio finish, so choose the right product if you decide to go with an edging. You could use a short brick wall edging, a coping stone edging, a wavy stone edging, a kerbstone edging or a brick/blockwork edging. Check with your Enfield patio installer about the available options and what they think will best go with your patio. They could have pictures of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Materials for Paving: You will find a vast assortment of materials that can be used for building patios and terraces, amongst the most popular are: granite, asphalt, cobbles, slate, limestone, setts, concrete, slabs, bricks, gravel, composite blocks, sandstone and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas EnfieldPatio Design Ideas Enfield: The assortment of design and layout ideas which can be used for a patio are limitless and unless you are skilled at designing things you may want to confer with a local Enfield landscaper or patio design specialist if you're planning something elaborate. You might opt to keep it simple with a simple square or rectangular shape on a single level or you might combine split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit into a sloped garden for instance. Custom patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget regularly and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep it simple. Specific facets of your patio are going to be affected by the space that is available and the shape of your garden, if you have not much space your options may be restricted. Your local Enfield patio specialist will advise and guide you on the best way to proceed. A handful of ideas for patios that may give you inspiration include: a brick patio, a split-level patio, a free form patio, a stone patio, a textured concrete patio, a circular patio or a mosaic patio. Have a look around Flickr or Pinterest for further inspiration.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Enfield: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all shapes and sizes, their prices can vary widely too. What type of slabs you select for your own patio could be influenced by personal preference, the need to match existing materials, your planned budget and current trends. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Enfield gardens these days are made from concrete or sandstone and a variety of these can easily be purchased in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) start from around £3 up to £15 though they can be sold in bulk packs.

Hard Landscaping Enfield: Pathways, patios and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or "hardscaping"), which simply signifies any type of garden architecture and design which utilizes construction materials, rather than plant based materials like grasses, shrubs and trees, which are generally known as "soft landscaping". In some instances garden furniture is also termed as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Enfield)

Resin Bound Patios Enfield: A more modern invention which is in the main used for creating driveways in Enfield, but can effectively be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, permitting rain water to easily pass through it, avoiding the surface water problems that can sometimes arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, non-slip, colour fast, relatively maintenance free, available in lots of colours, attractive, durable, weed resistant and UV stable, they're in addition extremely adaptive and can incorporate custom logos and designs, making them great for commercial as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Enfield, Resin Patios Enfield)

Enfield Patios - Problems: All through this site I have addressed several of the issues that can occur with an existing patio, but to review, here are the main issues which are likely to arise with a patio: slabs covered in lichen and moss, weeds growing in the joints, stained patio slabs, standing water, unstable or loose slabs, patio edgings collapsing, trip hazards, dirty patio slabs, cracked or damaged patio slabs, slabs that have sunk or moved.

Driveway and Patio Sealing Enfield: Applying sealant is the ideal way to preserve your patio, driveway, paved area or path in Enfield and can be very effective for areas of block paving where the sand joints can be eroded while cleaning. Sealing stops this frustrating sand loss that is a common issue when jet washing in particular. This is not the sole benefit of sealing which can also restrict weed, moss and grass growth, prolong the lifespan of your patio or driveway, improve the colour and look of your paving blocks or slabs, reduce the need for future repairs, avert unsightly staining and make the area quicker and easier to clean. Patio and pavement sealers are waterproof and shouldn't peel or blister, various products can be purchased for different materials including tarmac sealers, block paving sealers, imprinted concrete sealants and natural stone sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Enfield, Patio Sealing Enfield)

Patio Furniture Enfield: When you have finished your patio you will be wanting to purchase the patio furniture to complete your new outdoor space. There is a lot to consider when picking patio furniture and you need to put as much thought into this process as you would in shopping for furniture for the inside of your house. In the summer you will probably spend more of your time sitting on your patio than you do in the house, so doing this right is essential. Don't just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space smartly. It's a neat idea to continue the colour scheme through from the inside to the outside, this helps to preserve the flow of the space.

Enfield patio specialists will likely help you with patio removal and disposal in Enfield, flagstone patios in Enfield, patio repairs in Enfield, patios around hot tubs in Enfield, the jet washing of patios in Enfield, elaborate patio layouts in Enfield, block paving patios in Enfield, patios around decking in Enfield, garden patios and pathways in Enfield, garden patios and terraces in Enfield, permeable patios in Enfield, patios around pools in Enfield, concrete patios in Enfield, patios and decking in Enfield and other patio related tasks in Enfield, Greater London.

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A few Enfield addresses covered by Enfield patio layers: The Drive, The Generals Walk, Colonels Walk, Swansea Road, South Ordnance Road, Ashdown Road, Batley Road, Titchfield Road, Sherborne Avenue, Craddock Road, Church Walk, Audley Road, Constance Road, Shaftesbury Avenue, Stainton Road, Abbey Road, The Sunny Road, Dimsdale Drive, Avondale Crescent, Boleyn Avenue, Conduit Lane, Alma Road, Agricola Place, Seaford Road, St Faiths Close, Delhi Road, Crawley Road, St Onge Parade.

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