Patios Hounslow

Hounslow Patio Layers (TW3): When the spring arrives each year we start thinking about spending much more time out of the house and obviously the garden is the most obvious place to achieve this. After a dismal and wet winter in Hounslow, your garden is likely to be a bit of a quagmire, therefore putting down a brand new patio may be the answer to this problem. If you do already have a patio but it has become covered with weeds and uneven you will be wondering about getting a new one or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the paving slabs are still sound.

Whilst a limited patio project is perhaps a task that you could carry out yourself if you are keen on this sort of work, it is more likely to be the case that you'll need to hire a professional Hounslow patio layer to handle the project for you, particularly for more challenging patios. It is not merely the laying of your garden patio that you must take into account but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste plus the introduction of the new patio materials.

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A reliable Hounslow patio layer will advise you on exactly what you can and can't have, suggest and order the most suitable materials and work out the perfect patio design for you to fit your available space. Demand a sales brochure, any decent patio contractor will carry a portfolio of jobs that they've recently finished in the Hounslow area. By using this portfolio you should be able to get an idea of just what your project will be like when its complete, this should help you to settle on your preferred design and materials.

Project Planning: You have to discuss with your chosen patio expert with regards to certain considerations which have to be decided during the planning stage, like: what materials are you planning to use, do you require a gradient away from the property, what is your patio area going to be used for, does the area need to be levelled, easy access to the patio, are there any obstacles to consider such as (trees, drain covers etc), what is the perfect location for your patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed and also other matters which your Hounslow patio layer will explain.

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Preparing the Area: This phase of the patio project will involve the stripping and disposal of surface materials and any unwanted paving waste, removal of the topsoil layer to reach the more stable sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore and the subsequent pressing down and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When the area has all been prepared the patio specialist will commence installing the patio slabs, how this stage proceeds depends upon the exact materials you opted for, and might be quite straightforward so long as the area preparation was done properly and the resulting base is solid and flat.

Materials Used for Paving: You can find a wide variety of materials that can be used for building patios and terraces, amongst the most widely used are: limestone, sandstone, slate, bricks, slabs, gravel, setts, asphalt, cobbles, concrete, composite tiles, granite and blocks.

Patio Edgings Hounslow: Although it will depend on the planned layout and style of your patio, you may possibly be able to include a stylish edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. You can find several kinds of patio edgings, although they will not all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so be certain to choose the right product if you decide to go for an edging. You could have a blockwork/brick edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging or a low brick wall edging. Talk to your Hounslow patio layer regarding the available options and find out what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They may have photos of patio edgings they have used on previous projects.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Hounslow: Patio slabs or paving slabs are available in all sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely as well. Which sort of slabs you choose for your patio might be influenced by your budget, current trends, personal preference and whether you need to match pre-existing materials. The favourite patio slabs laid in Hounslow gardens these days are made of sandstone or concrete and a wide variety of these can easily be bought in local DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start at around £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in bulk packs of 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 Hounslow: When you are having a nice new patio laid you may also need to freshen up your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Hounslow will gladly tackle this task 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 you will be able to use just one skip for the waste removal. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will extend to this extra work, however it is certainly worth looking at.

Patio Grouting Hounslow: With existing patios one of the key issues is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. When this happens your patio may look untidy and have grass and weeds poking up in between the slabs. You could constantly use weedkiller to alleviate this annoying problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is an excellent non-chemical way to get rid of weeds. Repairing the grouting can be challenging and the toughest task is to remove the old grout which is probably going to be a sand and cement mix. If your patio slabs are rocking and loose it is pointless re-doing the joints because it will not solve the issue, and you actually need to get the whole area re-slabbed. If your slabs are relatively stable and firm you can press on and rake out the old mortar by using a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire area a really good clean-up once you are finished and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in technique. Most specialist patio layers in Hounslow will gladly help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you for a quotation. (Tags: Patio Grouting Hounslow, Patio Re-Grouting Hounslow)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Hounslow: A relatively recent innovation that is predominately used for creating driveways in Hounslow, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, permitting water to pass through it, preventing most of the surface water issues that can arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also available in lots of colours, weed resistant, attractive, hardwearing, long lasting, colour fast, UV stable, relatively maintenance free and slip resistant, they're furthermore extremely adaptive and can incorporate customized designs and logos, making them ideal for commercial as well as residential use.

Issues With Hounslow Patios: All through this site I've covered a few of the issues that can affect a pre-existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the main problems which are likely to arise with a patio: weeds growing up through the joints, patio edgings collapsing, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, standing water, stained patio slabs, slabs that have sunk or moved, slabs covered in lichen and moss, damaged or cracked paving slabs, dirty patio slabs, slabs that are loose or unstable.

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Artificial Lawns Hounslow: Something that you might want to consider instead of a patio is artificial grass, which is equally low maintenance, long lasting but can be installed more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never has to be mowed and doesn't grow. If you are in need of a more affordable solution for your garden space in Hounslow, then artificial grass might be just the answer for you. Too much concrete and stone can give a very lifeless appearance to your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easier on the eye. The cost of artificial grass in Hounslow is approximately the same as the cheapest quality paving but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs.

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A few Hounslow addresses served by Hounslow patio layers: Chester Road, Avenue Close, Sandra Close, Squirrel Close, Camborne Way, Argyle Road, Bell Parade, Sunnycroft Road, Amberley Way, The Green, Connaught Avenue, Speart Lane, Charter Crescent, Alderwick Drive, Baldwin Gardens, Scott Gardens, Tennyson Road, Derby Estate, Scott Trimmer Way, Benham Gardens, The Orchard, Southern Perimeter Road, Albert Road, Bulstrode Gardens, Curtis Road, Ambassador Close, Biscoe Close.

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