Patios Gatley

Gatley Patio Layers (SK8): When the spring appears every year most of you start to think about spending a lot more time in the fresh air and of course the garden is the most common place for that to happen. After a long and rainy winter in Gatley, the garden might be just a muddy mess, so the installation of an attractive new patio would be the easiest solution to make the garden usable. If you've already got a patio but its starting to get out of level and overgrown with weeds you could be contemplating getting a new one laid down or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the old one if the patio slabs are still in good condition.

Whilst a modest patio project might be a task that you could accomplish yourself if you are confident in that kind of undertaking, it is likely that you will have to hire the services of a professional Gatley patio layer to manage the job for you, especially for more complicated patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you have to look at but the removal and disposal of the waste materials plus the introduction of the new patio supplies.

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An established Gatley patio builder should be able to give you advice on exactly what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and order the right materials and work out the best patio design for you to compliment your available space. Request a sales brochure, any decent patio contractor will be willing to let you see a portfolio of work they have recently carried out in the Gatley area. By using this portfolio you ought to be able to get an idea of precisely what your job will look like when its complete, this will aid you to choose your materials and layout.

Project Planning: It is advisable to consult with your chosen patio expert in relation to specific things that have to be decided in the planning stage, such as: what materials you are using, what is your patioed area going to be used for, are there any obstacles in the way (manholes, trees etc), does the area need levelling out, does it need to slope away from buildings, easy access to the patio, the measuring the area to be patioed, what is the perfect location for your patio along with other issues which your Gatley patio contractor will point out.

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Preparing the Area: This step of the patio project will involve the stripping and disposal of surface debris and any unwanted paving waste, removal of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, introduction of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, covering with a bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When all has been prepared the patio specialist will commence laying the patio slabs, how this stage proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you have chosen, and ought to be pretty uncomplicated as long as the ground preparation was executed properly and the resulting base is level and stable.

Patio Edgings Gatley: Although it will depend on the style and layout of your patio, you may be able to use a stylish edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. You can find many kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so be certain to choose the right product if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a rounded kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a wavy stone edging or a low brick wall edging. Ask your Gatley patio layer regarding the options and find out what they believe will best go with your patio. They will have photos of patio edgings they've used in the past.

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

Patio Ideas GatleyPatio Design Ideas Gatley: The number of design and layout ideas which can be applied to a patio are endless and unless you are skilled at designing things you will want to confer with a local Gatley patio design specialist or landscaper if you're planning something out of the ordinary. You might prefer to keep it simple with a plain square or rectangular shape on a single level or you could go wild and combine split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or look better on an inclined garden for instance. Customized patios can be expensive so keep a check on your budget constantly and if you're looking for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Specific facets of your patio will be influenced by the space that's available and the shape of your garden, if there is limited space your alternatives may be restricted. Your local Gatley patio specialist will advise you on how best to proceed. A few patio ideas which may get you on track include: a textured concrete patio, a mosaic patio, a block paved patio, a circular patio, a stone patio, a split-level patio or a free form patio..

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Gatley: Patio or paving slabs are available in all sizes and shapes, their prices can vary widely as well. Which slabs you use for your own patio could be dependant upon the need to match existing materials, current trends, personal tastes and your planned budget. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Gatley today are manufactured from concrete or sandstone and these are readily available in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) range from about £3 up to £15 though they can be sold in bulk packs. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thickness varies from 22-38mm.

Driveways Gatley: When you're having a nice new patio laid you might need to install a driveway as well. Many patio builders in Gatley will gladly deal with this task for you, and it could be better to do this simultaneously so that you only have one lot of mess and can use one large skip for the waste removal. This will of course be dependent on your budget and whether it will stretch to this additional work, but it is certainly worth taking into consideration.

Patio Grouting Gatley: With existing patios one of the chief problems is with cracked and crumbling joints or grouting. If this occurs your patio may look untidy and no doubt have weeds and grass poking up between the slabs. You can constantly use weedkiller to ease this problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is an effective technique to eliminate weeds without using chemicals. Replacing the grout is not simple and the toughest task is to get rid of the old grout which is most likely to be a cement and sand mix. If the paving slabs are loose and unstable there is little point repairing the joints since it will not solve the problem, and you actually need to have the whole patio re-slabbed. If the slabs are stable and secure you can press on and hook out the old mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole area a thorough clean-up once you're finished and re-grout the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some use a dry brush-in system and others are applied using the wet slurry method. Most professional patio layers in Gatley will gladly help you with patio repointing, so get hold of one near you to get an estimate.

Resin Bound Patios Gatley: A more contemporary invention which is mainly used for creating driveways in Gatley, but can also be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, permitting water to pass through it, avoiding most of the flooding problems that sometimes arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also UV stable, relatively maintenance free, hardwearing, colour fast, available in a variety of colours, attractive, non-slip, weed resistant and long lasting, they're additionally highly versatile and can readily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them perfect for commercial as well as residential use.

Patio Sealing Gatley: Sealing is a good way to protect your patio, driveway, paved area or path in Gatley and is extremely beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand joints can easily be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing prevents this damaging loss of sand that is a regular issue when power jetting in particular. This is not the only benefit of sealing which will also enhance the colour and look of your paving slabs or blocks, lengthen the life of your driveway or patio, make the paved area easier and quicker to clean, prevent staining, inhibit grass, moss and weed growth and reduce the necessity for repairs. Pavement and patio sealers are water resistant and don't peel or blister, various kinds can be purchased for different purposes including natural stone sealers, imprinted concrete sealers, tarmac sealers and block paving sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Gatley, Patio Sealing Gatley)

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Artificial Lawns Gatley: Another option which you might want to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be done considerably more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks like genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you're on the lookout for a more affordable solution for your outside space in Gatley, then artificial grass might just be the perfect alternative for you. Too much concrete and stone can give a very lifeless appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easy on the eye. The cost of artificial grass in Gatley is on a par with doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of higher end paving slabs.

Gatley patio specialists will likely help you with patio repairs in Gatley, stone slab patios in Gatley, small garden patios in Gatley, patio re-grouting in Gatley, patios around pools in Gatley, permeable patios in Gatley, garden patios and driveways in Gatley, patios and decking in Gatley, the removal of patios in Gatley, decorative patios in Gatley, patio replacement in Gatley, patios around decking in Gatley, the jet washing of patios in Gatley, natural stone patios in Gatley and other patio related tasks in Gatley, Greater Manchester.

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A quick look on a local business directory for "patio layers Gatley Greater Manchester" returned these results: Northern Landscapes & Gardens Lim M22 4PX, Green Acorn landscape Design M20 6UG, Acorn Landscapes Paving & Fencing M22 0JA.

A few Gatley addresses served by Gatley patio layers: Barngate Road, Acres Road, Wilcott Road, Station Approach, Styal Grove, Stonepail Close, Green Close, Northenden Road, Poplar Close, Rydal Close, Foxland Road, Saville Road, Park Road, Linksway, Norwood Road, Highcrest Avenue, Lynton Road, Coniston Road, Gatley Green, Brookside Road, Pendlebury Road, Kenwood Avenue, The Mews, Cedar Road, Rutland Close, Charnville Road.

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