Patio Layers Exeter

Exeter Patio Layers (EX1): The minute the spring appears each year many of us dream of spending more time out of the house and of course the garden (if you have one) is the most common place for that to occur. After a gloomy and wet winter in Exeter, your garden is most likely to be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore laying down a fabulous new patio may be the answer to this problem. If you currently have a patio but it has become wonky and overgrown with weeds you could be wondering about getting a new one laid or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the slabs are still sound and in good condition.

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Specialists at DIY in Exeter are likely to be eager to have a bash at this, however laying a decent patio isn't as easy as you might believe. Tiny patio projects will possibly covered by expertise of many do-it-yourselfers, however the larger more complex patios are better left to professional patio installers. You should also keep in mind that it is not merely preparing a firm base and laying the slabs that's involved, it is also the removal and disposal of a fair amount of soil and rubble and possibly even old patio waste if the task is a replacement. This type of work is going to be tough going and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

A bonus of having a knowledgeable patio installer on hand to chat with, is that you can get advice and information about what is and is not feasible in light of your available space and garden layout. They may additionally offer guidance on the best materials to complete the job. Ask if you can see a few photographs of patios they have previously worked on in the area, this will give you some thoughts on what is viable for your garden and exactly how it might look when it's done.

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Project Planning: You ought to discuss with your patio specialist in relation to certain factors that should be decided during the planning stage, such as: what is your patio area going to be used for, are there any obstacles to think about such as (manholes, trees etc), access to the patio, does the area need to be levelled, what materials are you using, the measuring the area to be patioed, do you need it to slope away from buildings, what's the perfect position for your patio along with other concerns which your Exeter patio layer will explain.

Preparing the Area: This step of the patio project includes the extraction and disposal of surrounding debris and unwanted paving waste, digging up of topsoil to get down to the more stable sub-soil, spreading of a sub-base or hardcore and the resulting levelling and pressing down of this material, overlaying using a bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When all has been prepared the patio layer will begin installing the patio slabs, how this stage proceeds will depend upon the exact materials you opted for, and might be quite straightforward so long as the ground preparation was carried out properly and the resulting base is solid and level.

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

Patio Design Ideas ExeterPatio Ideas Exeter: The number of layout and design ideas that can be used for a patio are endless and unless you're good at designing stuff you really should seek advice from a local Exeter landscaper or patio design specialist if you are planning something out of the ordinary. You might prefer to keep it simple with a simple rectangular or square shape on one level or you might incorporate split levels and different shapes to give more character to your patio or fit into an inclined garden for example. Customized patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you're leaning towards a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Certain facets of your patio are likely to be influenced by the shape of your garden and the space you have available, if there is not much space your alternatives may be somewhat restricted. Your local Exeter patio specialist will give you advice on how best to proceed. A handful of patio ideas that might get you thinking include: a mosaic patio, a textured concrete patio, a brick patio, a split-level patio, a circular patio, a free form patio or a flagstone patio. Have a look around Pinterest or Flickr to get more inspiration.

Hard Landscaping Exeter: Patios, paths and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which in essence means any sort of garden design and architecture fashioned from construction materials, rather than plant related materials like grasses, trees and shrubs, which are generally called "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture could also be termed as "hard landscaping".

Flagstone Patios Exeter: Of the many materials that you can use for creating a patio, flagstone is arguably one of the best. There are a number of reasons why you should consider this material for your new patio in Exeter, such as the fact that flagstones are durable and last for many years, they come in rich colours with natural variations, flagstones have irregular shapes and textures, grasses or plants can be grown between the stones to soften the look, they can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore avoiding standing water, flagstones are perfect for "free form" patios, giving lots of scope for creativity and flagstones look more natural. These types of patio have wide appeal largely because flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and fashioned from sandstone, travertine, limestone, slate and bluestone.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Exeter: A relatively recent invention that is predominately used for driveways in Exeter, but can also be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, allowing water to pass easily through it, reducing most of the surface water problems that may arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also available in a variety of colours, UV stable, hardwearing, long lasting, weed resistant, easy to maintain, attractive, colour fast and slip resistant, they are furthermore very adaptable and can incorporate custom designs and logos, making them great for commercial as well as home use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Exeter, Resin Patios Exeter)

Exeter Patios - Issues: All through this website we have covered several of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the chief issues which are liable to arise with a patio: infestation by weeds, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, trip hazards, the staining of patio slabs, dirty patio slabs, cracked or damaged slabs, loose or unstable patio slabs, patio slabs that have sunk or moved, patio edgings collapsing, poor drainage.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Exeter: Applying sealer is a fantastic way to preserve your paved area, patio, driveway or path in Exeter and is extremely effective for areas of block paving where the sand joints can easily be eroded while cleaning. Sealing prevents this irksome sand loss that is a common issue when jet washing in particular. This is by no means the sole benefit of sealing which can also prolong the lifespan of your patio or driveway, improve the colour and look of your patio slabs or blocks, reduce the necessity for repairs, prevent unsightly staining, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean and prevent weed, grass and moss growth. Pavement and patio sealants are waterproof and do not blister or peel, various types are available on the market for different purposes including tarmac restorers, natural stone sealants, block paving sealants and imprinted concrete sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Exeter, Patio Sealing Exeter)

Patio Furniture Exeter: As soon as you've finished work on your patio you'll need to purchase some beautiful patio furniture to complete your newly created outside space. There is plenty to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you need to put as much thought into this part of the process as you would selecting furniture for the inside of your house. In the summer months you are likely to spend more of your time relaxing on your patio area than you do in the house, so having a measured approach is crucial. Don't merely cram in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space shrewdly. It's a neat approach to continue your colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to preserve the natural flow of the space.

Artificial Lawns Exeter

Artificial Lawns Exeter: Another option that you may want to consider instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly low maintenance, long lasting and can be done more cheaply than a stone patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never needs mowing and doesn't grow. If you are searching for a more affordable solution for your precious garden space in Exeter, then artificial grass might just be the alternative for you. Too much concrete and stone can look very stark in your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easy on the eye. The cost of artificial grass in Exeter is roughly the same as when using the cheapest quality paving but less than half the cost of high end paving slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Exeter, Artificial Lawns Exeter)

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Some Exeter locations covered by Exeter patio layers: Savoy Hill, Campion Gardens, Trews Weir Reach, Bonhay Road, St Loyes Road, Delius Crescent, Sycamore Close, The Mint, Bartholomew Terrace, Brookside Crescent, The Farm, Beacon Heath, Deepway Gardens, Cordery Road, Saxon Avenue, The Retreat Drive, Dotton Close, Thackeray Road, Cowley View, St Davids Place, Beaworthy Close, Clarence Road, Tugela Terrace, Cambridge Street, California Close, The Shrubbery, Strand View, Southport Avenue, Cavendish Road, Trafalgar Place.

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