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Oldham Patio Layers: The minute the spring appears every year most of you dream of spending more time outside and obviously the garden is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a windy and wet winter in Oldham, the garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore installing a splendid new patio would be the obvious answer to make the garden usable. If you've already got a patio but it is covered with weeds and wonky you may very well be wondering about having a new one laid or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the slabs are still usable.

While a modest patio project may well be something that you could accomplish on your own if you are conversant with that type of undertaking, its likely that you will want to get a skilled Oldham patio layer to manage the project for you, particularly for bigger patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you have to think about but also the removal and disposal of the waste and the introduction of the required patio materials.

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An established Oldham patio contractor will advise you on what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and supply correct materials and work out a superb patio design for you to sit nicely in your available area. Always ask for a brochure, most good patio contractors will carry a portfolio of projects which they have previously finished in the Oldham area. By using this portfolio you ought to be able to get a notion of just what your project will look like when its done, this enables you to decide on your preferred materials and design.

Planning Your Project: I suggest you consult with your chosen patio expert in relation to some things which have to be decided during the planning stage, like: the measuring the area to be patioed, access to the patio, what is the perfect position for your patio, what is the patioed area going to be used for, does it need to slope away from buildings, what materials are to be used, does the area need to be levelled, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (manholes, trees etc) along with other criteria which your Oldham patio builder will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project should include the removal and disposal of surrounding materials and existing paving waste, extraction of topsoil to get down to the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore or sub-base and the resulting levelling and pressing down of this material, overlaying using a bedding material for example sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything is prepared the patio layer will commence laying the slabs, exactly how this process proceeds depends upon the types of materials you opted for, and should be relatively straightforward as long as the area preparation was carried out correctly and the base is level and sound.

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

Patio Edgings Oldham: Dependant upon the style and layout of the patio, you may possibly be able to put in a complimentary edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. You can buy many kinds of edgings for patios, although they'll not all be suitable for your specific patio finish, so be sure to choose the right product if you want to go for an edging. You could have a wavy stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging or a short brick wall edging. Check with your Oldham patio installer concerning the available options and find out what they think will best go with your style of patio. They could have pictures of patio edgings they've used on other jobs.

Patio Ideas OldhamPatio Design Ideas Oldham: The number of design and layout ideas which can be used for a patio are endless and unless you're quite skilled at designing things you may want to talk to a local Oldham landscaper or patio design specialist if you are planning something extravagant. You might prefer to keep it simple and go with a simple rectangular or square shape on a single level or you might merge split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or look better on a sloping garden for instance. Custom made patios can be pricey so keep your budget in mind at all times and if you're looking for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Specific aspects of your patio are going to be dependent on the space that is available and the shape of your garden, if there is not much space your choices may be somewhat restricted. Your local Oldham patio specialist will be able to give you advice on the best way to proceed. A handful of patio ideas which may get you thinking include: a circular patio, a flagstone patio, a block paved patio, a mosaic patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio or a poured concrete patio..

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Oldham: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely too. Which slabs you choose for your own patio might be based on current trends, your budget, personal taste and whether you need to match existing materials. The most popular patio slabs used in Oldham gardens today are made of sandstone or concrete and these are readily available in DIY stores and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start from around £3 up to £15 although they can be sold in bulk packs. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22mm to 38mm.

Hard Landscaping Oldham: Patios, pathways and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (sometimes called "hardscaping"), which in essence signifies any type of garden design and architecture created using construction materials, as opposed to plant based materials like shrubs, grass and trees, which are generally known as "soft landscaping". Sometimes garden furniture might also be described as "hard landscaping".

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Oldham: A more recent invention which is primarily used for driveways in Oldham, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, allowing water to pass through it, avoiding some of the flooding problems that may arise with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also colour fast, easy to maintain, non-slip, long lasting, weed resistant, available in a variety of colours, durable, attractive and UV stable, they're furthermore incredibly adaptable and can incorporate customized designs and logos, making them perfect for commercial as well as residential use.

Patio Furniture Oldham: After you have finished your patio you will need to buy some beautiful patio furniture to complement your new outdoor space. There is a lot to think about when buying patio furniture and you should put as much thought into this process as you would obtaining furniture for the inside of your home. In the summertime you'll probably spend more of your time sitting on your patio area than you do indoors, so doing it correctly is crucial. You should not just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space wisely. It is a nice idea to continue your colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to preserve the smooth flow of the space.

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