Patios Oxford

Oxford Patio Layers (OX1): When springtime appears every year most of you contemplate spending more time in the fresh air and of course the garden is the most common place to begin. After a wet and windy winter in Oxford, your garden might be a bit too muddy to walk on, so putting in a clean new patio would be the best answer to this. If you do currently have a patio but its starting to get overrun with weeds and wonky you could be thinking about getting a new one put in or perhaps getting the old one re-laid if the paving slabs are still in a decent condition.

While a limited patio assignment is perhaps a task that you could do on your own if you are keen on that kind of undertaking, it is most likely that you will have to hire the services of a specialist Oxford patio layer to do the job for you, especially for bigger patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio you must consider but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste matter and the introduction of new patio supplies. You also need to keep in mind that building patios is fairly heavy work, especially if your existing slabs were fixed with concrete. A large paving slab with a chunk of concrete on is likely to be extremely heavy, so you should at the very least ask someone to help you lift these, if you decide to go it alone.

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An established Oxford patio builder can advise you on what you can and can't have, recommend and supply appropriate materials and work out an ideal patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, any good patio contractor will have a portfolio of patio projects they have recently carried out in the Oxford area. From this brochure you may be able to get a good idea of exactly what your patio project will look like when it is completed, this should help you to settle on your preferred materials and layout.

Planning Your Project: You may want to consult with your patio specialist in relation to specific things which must be decided in the planning stage, for example: does it need to slope away from buildings, what is the patio area going to be used for, does the area need to be levelled, easy access to the patio, where is the perfect location for your patio, the measuring the area to be patioed, what materials are you using, are there any obstacles to think about such as (manholes, trees etc) along with other criteria that your Oxford patio specialist will point out.

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Getting the Area Ready: This phase of the patio project should include the extraction and disposal of surface materials and any unwanted paving waste, removal of topsoil to get down to the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore material and the resulting tamping and levelling of this material, overlaying using a bedding layer for instance sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When the area has all been got ready your patio contractor will start laying the slabs, just how this level proceeds depends upon the types of materials you've selected, and should be pretty straightforward if the ground preparation was done correctly and the base is level and stable.

Paving Materials: There's a broad range of materials which may be used for building patios, among the most popular are: concrete, setts, granite, gravel, limestone, sandstone, cobbles, asphalt, slabs, bricks, composite materials, slate and blocks.

Patio Edging Oxford: Dependant upon the planned layout and style of your patio, you may possibly be able to add a snazzy edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. There are many types of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a low brick wall edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a contoured stone edging, a coping stone edging or a rounded kerbstone edging. Talk to your Oxford patio layer about the options and what they consider will look best with your patio. They will have images of patio edgings they've used on other jobs.

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Patio Grouting Oxford: With existing patios one of the main issues is with cracked grouting or joints. When this occurs your patio can look a mess and doubtless have weeds and grass growing up between the slabs. You could continually use weedkiller to ease this annoying problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is an excellent non-chemical technique to kill weeds. Repairing the grout isn't easy and the toughest task is to remove the existing grout which is most likely a sand and cement mix. If the slabs are loose and rocking there is no point re-doing the joints since it won't solve the problem, and you really need to have the entire area re-slabbed. If your slabs are reasonably secure and stable you can press on and rake out the damaged mortar with a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole patio a really good cleanup once you're finished and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some are applied using the wet slurry approach while others use a dry brush-in system. Most professional patio layers in Oxford will gladly help you with patio repointing, so contact one near you for a quote. (Tags: Patio Grouting Oxford, Patio Re-Grouting Oxford)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Oxford: A relatively recent innovation that is mainly used for driveways in Oxford, but can also be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of coloured aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to easily pass through it, preventing some of the flooding problems that can occasionally occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios are also non-slip, hardwearing, weed resistant, attractive, long lasting, available in a variety of colours, colour fast, UV stable and easy to maintain, they're furthermore very versatile and can readily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them suitable for business as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Oxford, Resin Patios Oxford)

Issues With Oxford Patios: All through this site we've referred to several of the problems that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the chief issues which are likely to occur with a patio: weeds growing up through the joints, stained patio slabs, cracked or damaged paving slabs, slabs covered in moss, lichen and algae, dirty patio slabs, poor drainage, unstable or loose slabs, collapsed patio edgings, trip hazards, slabs that have moved or sunk.

Patio and Driveway Sealing Oxford: Applying sealant is a great way to protect your paved area, patio, path or driveway in Oxford and is extremely effective for block paved areas where the sand joints can easily be eroded while cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this annoying sand loss that is a regular issue when power jetting in particular. This isn't the sole benefit of sealing which will also lengthen the life of your driveway or patio, prevent staining, reduce the risk of repairs in the future, enhance the colour of your paving blocks or slabs, make the area easier and quicker to clean and prevent moss, grass and weed growth. Patio and pavement sealers are water resistant and don't peel or blister, various products can be bought for different purposes including tarmac restorers, natural stone sealants, block paving sealers and imprinted concrete sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Oxford, Patio Sealing Oxford)

Artificial Grass Oxford

Artificial Grass Oxford: Another option that you might want to consider rather than a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be similarly long lasting and low maintenance but can be done more cheaply than a stone patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never needs mowing and never grows. If you're looking for a more cost effective solution for your precious garden space in Oxford, then artificial grass may just be the alternative for you. An excessive amount of concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Oxford is on a par with the cheapest quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Oxford, Artificial Lawns Oxford)

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