Patios Exeter

Exeter Patio Layers: The minute springtime appears each year most people plan to spend more time out of the house and obviously the garden (for those lucky enough to have one) is the most common place to begin. After a windy and wet winter in Exeter, your garden may be a bit of a quagmire, so putting in an attractive new patio may be the obvious solution to make the garden more functional. If you've already got a patio but it is wonky and overrun with weeds you will be contemplating having a new one laid down or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the old one if the slabs are still sound.

While a small patio assignment might well be something that you could accomplish yourself if you're confident in this kind of work, it is more likely to be the case that you will need to locate a competent Exeter patio layer to handle the project for you, especially for more complicated patios. It is not merely the installation of your garden patio you need to take into account but also the removal and disposal of the waste matter and the introduction of the required patio products.

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A qualified Exeter patio contractor should be able to give you advice on what you can and can't have, recommend and order the most appropriate materials and produce the ideal patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Request a brochure, most dependable patio layers will have access to a portfolio of assignments that they have previously completed in the Exeter area. From this portfolio you might be able to get a notion of just what your project will be like when it is complete, this will help you to determine your preferred layout and materials.

Project Planning: You may want to check with your chosen patio expert regarding specific things which have to be decided during the planning stage, for instance: does the area need to be levelled, what's the perfect location for your patio, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drains, trees etc), do you require a gradient away from the house, what is your patio area going to be used for, the measuring the area to be patioed, what patio materials are to be used, access to the patio along with other issues which your Exeter patio specialist will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project will involve the stripping and disposal of surrounding materials and any unwanted paving waste, removal of topsoil to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a sub-base or hardcore and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, covering with a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything has been prepared your patio contractor will begin laying the patio slabs, exactly how this level proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you've selected, and might be quite uncomplicated if the ground preparation was executed correctly and the base is flat and sound.

Patio Edging Exeter: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of the patio, you may possibly be able to put in an attractive edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. You can purchase numerous types of patio edging, although they won't all be appropriate for your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you decide to go with an edging. You could use a coping stone edging, a low brick wall edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a wavy stone edging or a brick/blockwork edging. Ask your Exeter patio installer about the options and find out what they consider will go best with your patio. They will probably have images of patio edgings they have used on past jobs.

Materials: There are a diverse selection of materials that may be used for building patios, amongst the most popular are: setts, slate, granite, gravel, composite tiles, limestone, slabs, bricks, concrete, cobbles, sandstone, asphalt and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas ExeterPatio Design Ideas Exeter: The assortment of design and layout ideas which can be used in a patio are limitless and if you aren't good at designing stuff you will want to talk to a local Exeter patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something extravagant. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a plain square or rectangular shape on a single level or you could go crazy and incorporate split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or look better on a sloping garden for instance. Custom patios can be pricey so keep your budget in mind at all times and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep it simple. Certain facets of your patio are likely to be dependent on the shape of your garden and the space that's available, if you have not much space your alternatives will be somewhat restricted. Your local Exeter patio specialist will be able to give you advice on how best to proceed. A few patio ideas that may give you inspiration include: a circular patio, a mosaic patio, a poured concrete patio, a free form patio, a stone patio, a brick patio or a split-level patio. Look on Flickr or Pinterest for further creative ideas.

Hard Landscaping Exeter: Patios, driveways and paths can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or occasionally "hardscaping"), which primarily refers to any sort of garden architecture and design created using construction materials, in contrast to plant based materials such as shrubs, trees and grass, which are generally referred to as "soft landscaping". In some instances garden furniture may also be described as "hard landscaping".

Flagstone Patios Exeter: Of the varied materials that you can use for constructing a patio, flagstone is one of the best. There are many reasons why you should consider this material for your patio in Exeter, and these include the fact that they have irregular shapes and textures, plants or grasses can be grown between the stones to soften the look, flagstone patios are durable and last for many years, they look more natural, flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water, flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios and flagstones come in subtle shades with natural variations. These kinds of patio have wide appeal largely because flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from limestone, travertine, slate, bluestone and sandstone.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Exeter: A relatively recent invention that is predominately used for driveways in Exeter, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass through it, avoiding the surface water problems that often arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also long lasting, attractive, colour fast, UV stable, relatively maintenance free, slip resistant, weed resistant, durable and available in different colours, they're in addition extremely adaptable and can easily incorporate customized designs and logos, making them perfect for business as well as residential use.

Issues With Exeter Patios: Throughout this site I have dealt with some of the issues that can occur with an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the key problems which are liable to occur with a patio: trip hazards, dirty patio slabs, weed growth in the joints, cracked or damaged slabs, sunken patio slabs, slabs covered in moss and lichen, poor drainage, collapsed patio edgings, patio slabs becoming loose or unstable, the staining of patio slabs.

Patio Furniture Exeter: As soon as you have finished your patio you will be wanting to buy some beautiful patio furniture to complete your new outside space. There is lots to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you should put as much thought into this part of the process as you would in buying furniture for the interior of your home. In the summer months you'll probably spend more time sitting on your patio as you do in the house, so taking your time is crucial. You should not just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you need to utilize the available space intelligently. It might be a nice idea to continue your colour scheme through from the inside to the outside, this helps to preserve the flow of the space.

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Artificial Lawns Exeter: Another option which you might want to consider rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is equally long lasting and low maintenance and can be installed more cheaply than a patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both close up and from afar, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you are on the lookout for a more affordable solution for your precious outside space in Exeter, then artificial grass could easily be the answer for you. Too much stone and concrete can look very drab your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more soothing. The cost of artificial grass in Exeter is similar to doing it with the cheapest quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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