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Hedge End Patio Layers (SO30): As soon as the spring arrives every year we start thinking about spending much more time out in the fresh air and obviously the garden is the most obvious place to begin. After a wet and gloomy winter in Hedge End, your garden will likely be a bit too muddy to walk on, so the installation of an attractive new patio could be the best answer to get the garden looking great again. If you've already got a patio but it's starting to get uneven and covered with weeds you will be thinking about having a new one or perhaps getting the old one taken up and re-laid if the paving slabs are still sound and fit for purpose.

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Do-it-yourself aficionados in Hedge End will be eager to try this themselves, however installing a top quality patio is not as easy as you might suppose. Lesser patios will probably be within the range of expertise of most DIYers, though the larger more complicated patios are better left to the experts. Also keep in mind that it is not purely the task of preparing a base and laying the patio slabs that's necessary, it's also the digging out and disposing of significant amounts of earth and rubble and maybe the old patio materials if the task is a replacement. This kind of work can be tough and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

A huge benefit to having a knowledgeable patio installer on the job, is that you are able to get expert advice about what is and isn't doable in light of your garden layout. They can additionally offer suggestions about the best materials to do the job. Ask if you can look at some photographs of patios they've done in the area, this should offer you some insight into what may be plausible in your garden and what it might look like when it is completed.

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The Planning of The Project: Make sure you consult with your chosen patio expert concerning some things which should be decided in the planning stage, for example: the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, does the area need to be levelled, what materials are to be used, are there any obstacles to think about such as (trees, drains etc), what is your patioed area to be used for, access to the patio, what's the perfect location for your patio, does it need to slope away from buildings along with other issues that your Hedge End patio contractor will highlight.

The correct preparation of the area where the patio is to be situated is very important if the completed result is to be of acceptable quality. This is the step that should include excavating and removing the topsoil to a suitable level, putting in a 50 to 80mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down and finally giving it a 25mm covering of bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: Once you've got a flat, firm footing laid down, your patio builder can press on with the laying the slabs. As long as the ground preparation has been properly done, this step of the process will likely be comparatively simple and the patio you envisioned will rapidly begin to take shape and you will soon have a beautiful garden space where you will be able to entertain or relax

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

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Hedge End: Patio or paving slabs are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, their prices can differ widely as well. Which slabs you choose for your own patio may be determined by current trends, your planned budget, whether you need to match existing materials and personal taste. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Hedge End these days are made from concrete or sandstone and these can be obtained in garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (at the time of writing) start from roughly £3 up to £15 although they're usually sold in packs or twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thickness can vary from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveway Installation Hedge End: When you are getting a nice new patio laid you may also need to replace your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Hedge End will be happy to handle this job for you, and it might be advantageous to get it done at the same time so that you only have one lot of mess and can use one large skip for the removal of waste. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether it will extend to this extra work, however it is definitely worth looking into.

Patio Grouting Hedge End: With old patios one of the key problems is with crumbling grouting or joints. If this happens your patio area may look awful and likely have weeds and grass poking up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to ease the problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is an effective non-chemical way to kill weeds. Replacing the grout can be a big job and the toughest thing is to get rid of the old grout which is most likely a sand and cement mortar. If the slabs are loose and moving there is no point repairing the joints as it won't solve the issue, and you actually need to have the entire thing re-done. If the slabs are reasonably secure you can hook out the old mortar with a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole patio a thorough clean-up once you are finished and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in system and others are applied using the wet slurry method.

Resin Bound Patios Hedge End: A more modern invention which is predominately used for driveways in Hedge End, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, preventing the flooding problems that can sometimes arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, colour fast, slip resistant, weed resistant, relatively maintenance free, UV stable, available in a variety of colours, durable and attractive, they are furthermore highly adaptive and can readily incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them great for commercial as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Hedge End, Resin Patios Hedge End)

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