Patios Gateshead

Gateshead Patio Layers (NE8): When the spring appears each year most of us plan to spend a lot more time out in the fresh air and obviously the garden (for the lucky ones that have one) is the most natural place for that to occur. After a gloomy and wet winter in Gateshead, the garden may be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore putting in a brand new patio should be the obvious solution to make the garden usable. If you do already have a patio but it's starting to get overgrown with weeds and uneven you may be considering getting a new one or perhaps taking up and re-laying the old one if the slabs are still in a good state of repair.

Whilst a modest patio project might well be something that you could complete on your own should you be used to that kind of undertaking, it is likely that you'll want to get a professional Gateshead patio layer to complete the job on your behalf, especially for complicated patios. It isn't simply the installation of your garden patio that you need to consider but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste materials and the introduction of new patio products.

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A knowledgeable Gateshead patio layer will give you advice on what you may and may not have, suggest and supply the most suitable materials and work out the perfect patio design for you to fit in with your available space. Demand a sales brochure, any good patio layer will have a portfolio of assignments they have recently completed in the Gateshead area. From this brochure you should be able to get a good idea of just what your job will look like when its completed, this will aid you to settle on your layout and materials.

Planning Your Project: You have to speak to your patio specialist with regards to certain factors which must be decided in the planning stage, such as: the measuring the area to be patioed, are there any obstacles in the way (drains, trees etc), what materials are you planning to use, where is the perfect position for your patio, what is the patio area to be used for, easy access to the patio, does the area need to be levelled, do you require it to slope away from the house and other matters which your Gateshead patio expert will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This step of the patio project will include the extraction and disposal of surface materials and old paving waste, digging up of topsoil to reach the firmer sub-soil, spreading of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent tamping and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding layer for example sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything is prepared your patio specialist will commence laying the patio slabs, precisely how this level proceeds depends upon the exact materials you've chosen, and might be reasonably uncomplicated so long as the ground preparation was carried out properly and the base is flat and solid.

Patio Edging Gateshead: Depending on the layout and style of your patio, you might be able to use a stylish edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. There are numerous kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you opt to go with an edging. You could use a blockwork/brick edging, a wavy stone edging, a low brick wall edging, a kerbstone edging or a coping stone edging. Talk to your Gateshead patio layer regarding the available options and find out what they consider will best go with your style of patio. They might have images of patio edgings they have used on past jobs.

Materials for Paving: You can find a wide variety of materials which you may use for building patios, among the most popular are: gravel, setts, slate, concrete, limestone, bricks, slabs, granite, cobbles, sandstone, asphalt, composite tiles and blocks.

Driveways Gateshead: At the same time as you are getting a new patio laid you may also decide to replace your driveway too. Some patio builders in Gateshead will also deal with this job for you, and it might be advantageous to get it done simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use just one skip for the removal of waste. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will extend to this extra work, but it's certainly worth looking into.

Hard Landscaping Gateshead: Pathways, patios and driveways can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or sometimes "hardscaping"), which simply refers to any sort of garden architecture and design which utilizes construction materials, rather than plant based materials like trees, grass and shrubs, which are known as "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture can also be described as "hard landscaping".

Patio Grouting Gateshead: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief issues is with crumbling grouting or joints. If this occurs the patio area may look very messy and have grass and weeds sprouting up in between the slabs. You can constantly use weedkiller to relieve this issue or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is an effective way to kill weeds without using chemicals. Re-doing the grout isn't easy and the toughest task is to remove the existing grout which is most likely a cement and sand mortar. If your slabs are rocking and loose there is little point re-doing the joints because it is unlikely to solve the problem, and you really need to get the whole area re-slabbed. If the slabs are firm and stable you can press on and hook out the old mortar using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole patio a thorough clean-up once you are finished and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in system.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Gateshead: A more modern innovation which is mainly used for driveways in Gateshead, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, enabling rain water to pass easily through it, preventing the flooding issues that sometimes arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, attractive, UV stable, available in lots of colours, non-slip, long lasting, durable, weed resistant and easy to maintain, they are in addition extremely adaptive and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them great for business as well as residential use.

Gateshead Patios - Problems: All through this site I've covered many of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the primary problems that are liable to occur with a patio: trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water due to poor drainage, the staining of patio slabs, patio slabs which have become unstable or loose, weed growth in the joints, cracked or damaged patio slabs, sunken slabs, leaning edges, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, dirty patio slabs.

Patio Furniture Gateshead: When you've finished work on your patio you'll need to choose the patio furniture to complete your newly created outside space. There is plenty to think about when picking patio furniture and you should put as much thought into this decision as you would buying furniture for the interior of your home. In the summer season you will probably spend more time lounging on your patio than you do indoors, so taking your time is vital. Don't just pack in as much furniture as you can, you need to use the available space cleverly. It's a neat concept to continue the colour scheme through from the inside to the outside, this helps to maintain the natural flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Gateshead, Garden Furniture Gateshead)

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Artificial Lawns Gateshead: Something that you may wish to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which can be equally long lasting and low maintenance but can be done more cheaply than a paved patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks the same as real grass, both close up and from afar, but it never needs cutting and doesn't grow. If you are looking for a more economical solution for your precious garden space in Gateshead, then artificial grass could easily be the perfect alternative for you. An excessive amount of concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more calming. The cost of installing artificial grass in Gateshead is roughly the same as doing it with cheap quality paving but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs.

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