Patio Layers Godalming

Godalming Patio Layers (GU7): If you intend to make the most of the space in your garden and enjoy lots more time outside, having a nice patio installed is a good way to do it. Now, if you decide that you are going to have a patio put in you will want it to be done in a professional way, else it is going to be troublesome as the years roll by and before you know it you'll have to replace the whole thing.

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While a small patio project is perhaps a task that you could complete yourself if you're used to that sort of work, it is likely that you'll need to search for a specialist Godalming patio layer to manage the project for you, particularly for larger and trickier patios. It is not only the installing of your garden patio that you have to consider but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of new patio supplies.

The big advantage to having a specialist patio layer to talk to, is that you're able to get information about what is and isn't practical with regards to your space and layout. They might also give guidance on the recommended materials for the task. Ask to see some pictures of patios they have done in the Godalming area, this will offer you some thoughts on what might be plausible in your garden and exactly how it could look when it's finished.

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Before work commences, you'll need to talk things over with the patio contractor. This would be known as the project planning period and is important if the finished patio is to fit the bill. This planning conversation must take into account such factors as does the site need levelling, where a skip can be positioned, are there any manholes in the way, the preferred location, and what kind of paving slabs will be used.

Area Preparation: This stage of the patio project will include the extraction and disposal of surface materials and unwanted paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to get down to the more stable sub-soil, spreading of a hardcore or sub-base and the resulting compacting and levelling of this material, overlaying with a bedding layer like sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When all has been prepared the patio builder will commence laying the slabs, how this process proceeds depends upon the type of material you decided on, and will be fairly straightforward as long as the area preparation was done properly and the final base is solid and flat.

Patio Edgings Godalming: Although it will depend on the style and layout of your patio, you may possibly be able to put in an edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can purchase many kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suited to your specific patio finish, so be certain to choose the right product if you want to go for an edging. You could use a contoured stone edging, a coping stone edging, a short brick wall edging, a kerbstone edging or a brick/blockwork edging. Check with your Godalming patio installer concerning the options and find out what they consider will look best with your patio. They might have photos of patio edgings they have used on similar projects.

Materials: There are a wide array of materials which may be used for building a garden patio, among the most widely used are: composite blocks, slabs, cobbles, slate, granite, setts, gravel, concrete, limestone, sandstone, bricks, asphalt and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Godalming: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely too. Which slabs you use for your patio might be based on personal tastes, whether you need to match existing materials, your budget and current trends. The favourite patio slabs used in Godalming nowadays are made of concrete or sandstone and these can easily be bought in garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (in 2018) start at approximately £3 up to £15 although they're generally sold in packs or 20 or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness can vary from 22-38mm.

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Patio Grouting Godalming: With old patios one of the key issues is with cracked grouting or joints. When this occurs your patio may look messy and doubtless have grass and weeds sprouting up in between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to ease the annoying problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is an excellent technique to destroy weeds without using chemicals. Repairing the grouting can be challenging and the toughest job is to remove the existing grout which is most likely a cement and sand mortar. If the slabs are loose and unstable it is pointless repairing the joints since it won't make much difference, and you actually need to get the whole thing re-slabbed. If your slabs are relatively stable you can press on and rake out the old mortar by using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a really good cleanup once you are done and re-joint the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some are applied using the wet slurry approach while others use a dry brush-in technique. (Tags: Patio Grouting Godalming, Patio Re-Grouting Godalming)

Flagstone Patios Godalming: Of all the materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are plenty of reasons why you need to think about this option for your new patio in Godalming, and these include the fact that they come in subtle shades with innate variations, plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, flagstones look more natural and organic, flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water, they have distinctive textures and shapes, they are ideal for "free form" patios, providing lots of scope for creativity and they are durable and last for many years. This kind of patio has wide appeal largely due to the fact that flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and fashioned from sandstone, bluestone, limestone, slate and travertine.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Godalming: A more modern innovation which is mainly used for creating driveways in Godalming, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, permitting water to pass through it, preventing most of the flooding problems that may occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also slip resistant, UV stable, hardwearing, colour fast, attractive, easy to maintain, long lasting, weed resistant and available in lots of colours, they are in addition highly adaptable and can readily incorporate customized logos and designs, making them suitable for business as well as private use.

Godalming Patios - Problems: Throughout this site we've discussed several of the issues that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to review, here are the key issues which are likely to occur with a patio: standing water, weeds growing in the joints, sunken slabs, slabs covered in moss and lichen, stained patio slabs, cracked or damaged patio slabs, leaning edges, slabs which have become loose or unstable, dirty patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs.

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Patio and Driveway Sealing Godalming: Sealing is the ideal way to protect your patio, paved area, path or driveway in Godalming and is especially beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand joints can be eroded while cleaning. Sealing prevents this irksome sand loss which is a regular problem when jet washing in particular. This is by no means the only benefit of sealing which will also reduce the necessity for repairs, improve the colour and look of your paving slabs or blocks, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean, prevent staining, restrict the growth of grass, weed and moss and extend the lifespan of your driveway or patio. Pavement and patio sealers are waterproof and shouldn't peel or blister, various products can be bought for different purposes including natural stone sealers, tarmac restorers, block paving sealers and imprinted concrete sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Godalming, Patio Sealing Godalming)

Patio Furniture Godalming: Once you've finished your patio you'll need to choose some patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There is plenty to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this process as you would in buying furniture for the inside of your house. During the summer season you'll likely spend more of your time relaxing on your patio than you do inside, so having a measured approach is essential. Don't just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you should use the available space smartly. It might be a good idea to continue the colour scheme from the inside to the outside, this helps to preserve the flow of the space.

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Artificial Grass Godalming: Another option that you may wish to consider rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally low maintenance, long lasting but can be done considerably more cheaply than a patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks like genuine grass, both from a distance and close up, but it doesn't grow and never has to be mowed. If you're looking for a more affordable solution for your precious garden space in Godalming, then artificial grass could just be the alternative for you. Too much stone and concrete can look very drab your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of installing artificial grass in Godalming is similar to cheap quality paving but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Godalming, Artificial Lawns Godalming)

Godalming patio specialists can normally help with permeable patios in Godalming, garden patios and driveways in Godalming, concrete patios in Godalming, natural stone patios in Godalming, the refurbishment of patios in Godalming, small garden patios in Godalming, patios around decking in Godalming, patios and decking in Godalming, patio restoration in Godalming, patio removal in Godalming, patios around pools in Godalming, flagstone patios in Godalming and other patio related tasks in Godalming, Surrey.

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