Patio Layers Marlow

Marlow Patio Layers (SL7): As the spring arrives each year most of us start to think about spending a lot more time out in the fresh air and of course the garden (for the lucky ones that have one) is the most obvious place for that to occur. After a wet and gloomy winter in Marlow, the garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore putting down an attractive new patio would be the easiest solution to make the garden more functional. If you currently have a patio but it is wonky and overgrown with weeds you could possibly be wondering about getting a new one built or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the paving slabs are still sound.

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Enthusiasts of do-it-yourself in Marlow might be willing to tackle this, although laying a top notch patio is not as simple as you'd think. Smaller patio projects are likely to fall well within the range of expertise of many do-it-yourselfers, however the bigger more complex patios are better left for the pros. Also keep in mind that its not purely preparing a base and laying the slabs that's involved, it's also digging out and disposing of a large amount of soil and perhaps the old patio materials if the job is a replacement. This is liable to be awkward and heavy and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

A specialist Marlow patio builder can give you advice on exactly what you may and may not have, suggest and supply the right materials and work out a superb patio design for you to sit nicely in your available area. Request a brochure, any good patio builder will carry a portfolio of patio work which they have recently carried out in the Marlow area. From this brochure you should be able to get an idea of precisely what your project will look like when it is completed, this will assist you to determine your design and materials.

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Project Planning: You should without fail check with your chosen patio contractor in relation to things that have to be decided in the planning stage, like: are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (trees, drains etc), what materials are to be used, the measuring the area to be patioed, where is the perfect position for your patio, do you need a gradient away from the house, how easy will it be to access the patio, does the area need levelling out, what is your patio area going to be used for and other concerns that your Marlow patio contractor will highlight.

The proper preparation of the area where your patio is to be located is essential if the result is to be worthy of your efforts. This step includes digging out and removing soil to a suitable level, spreading on a layer of hardcore, compacting this down and spreading on a final covering of sharp sand or similar.

The Laying of the Paving: When the area has all been got ready the patio contractor will start installing the slabs, just how this level proceeds depends upon the exact materials you have chosen, and ought to be reasonably uncomplicated as long as the surface preparation was executed properly and the final base is solid and level.

Materials Used for Paving: There are a wide assortment of materials which can be used for building patios, among the most widely used are: slabs, sandstone, limestone, gravel, composite blocks, slate, bricks, concrete, granite, asphalt, setts, cobbles and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Marlow: Patio or paving slabs come in all shapes and sizes, their prices can vary widely as well. What type of slabs you choose for your own patio may be determined by your allowed budget, current trends, whether you need to match pre-existing materials and personal preference. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Marlow nowadays are made of concrete or sandstone and a variety of these can easily be purchased in garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) start from approximately £3 up to £15 each though they are usually sold in packs or twenty or more.

Driveways Marlow: At the same time as you are having a new patio laid you may also decide to upgrade your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Marlow will also deal with this job for you, and it is often advantageous to do this at the same time so you only have one lot of mess and can use just one skip for your waste removal. This will of course be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this additional work, but it's certainly worth looking at.

Patio Cleaning Marlow

Driveway and Patio Cleaning Marlow: If you're putting in a whole new patio in Marlow then you will probably not be concerned about patio cleaning, however, you will need to do this regularly so as to keep your new patio in tip top condition. If you are adding onto or extending a pre-existing patio then you might want to get those old patio slabs cleaned up so that they match the newly laid slabs as closely as possible. Most of the time patio cleaning is achieved by chemical cleaning or jet washing and most local Marlow patio cleaning firms will quite possibly provide both services. Professionals use very high pressure equipment that is far better than the sort of jet washer that you may have in your garden shed. (Tags: Patio Cleaning Marlow, Jet Washing Patios Marlow)

Patio Grouting Marlow: With existing patios one of the main problems is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. If this is the case with yours then the patio may look a mess and probably have weeds and grass sprouting up in between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to alleviate this problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a fantastic way to eradicate weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grout can be a tricky job and the toughest thing is to remove the existing grout which is most likely to be a sand and cement mix. If the paving slabs are loose and unstable it is pointless re-doing the joints as it won't have much effect, and you need to to have the entire thing re-slabbed. If the slabs are pretty firm and stable you can press on and hook out the old mortar by using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire area a really good cleanup when you're finished 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 system.

Flagstone Patios Marlow: Of the many materials you can use for building a patio, flagstone is arguably one of the best. There are numerous reasons why you ought to think about this option for your patio in Marlow, and these include the fact that grasses or plants can be grown between the stones to soften the look, flagstones have irregular shapes and textured surfaces, flagstone patios look more natural, flagstones are durable and last for many years, they are just the thing for "free form" patios, they come in a variety of subtle shades and flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface. These types of patio have wide appeal primarily because flagstones are natural stones which are quarried and cut from travertine, bluestone, sandstone, slate and limestone.

Resin Bound Patios Marlow: A more modern innovation which is mainly used for creating driveways in Marlow, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, allowing water to easily pass through it, reducing most of the surface water issues that can arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also available in a variety of colours, durable, long lasting, attractive, easy to maintain, colour fast, slip resistant, weed resistant and UV stable, they're additionally incredibly versatile and can easily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them suitable for commercial as well as residential use.

Problems With Marlow Patios: All through this website I have discussed some of the issues that can affect an existing patio, but to summarize, here are the key issues which are liable to occur with a patio: leaning edges, sunken slabs, damaged or cracked patio slabs, standing water, loose or unstable patio slabs, weeds growing up through the joints, dirty patio slabs, slabs covered in lichen and moss, stained patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs.

Patio Furniture Marlow: When you have finished your patio you will need to buy the patio furniture to complete your newly created outside space. There is lots to think about when buying patio furniture and you need to spend just as much time over this part of the process as you would buying furniture for the inside of your home. During the summertime you will likely spend more of your time sitting on your patio area than you do indoors, so having a measured approach is important. Don't merely pack in as much furniture as you can, you should use the space smartly. It might be a good idea to continue your colour scheme through from the inside to the outside, this helps to maintain the natural flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Marlow, Garden Furniture Marlow)

Artificial Grass Marlow

Artificial Lawns Marlow: Something that you might want to look at rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which is 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 similar to genuine grass, both from afar and close up, but it never has to be mowed and doesn't grow. If you're looking for a more cost effective solution for your precious garden space in Marlow, then artificial grass may just be the answer for you. Excessive concrete and stone can look very stark in your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of artificial grass in Marlow is on a par with when using cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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