Patio Layers Reading

Reading Patio Layers (RG1): There are 2 or 3 possibilities to choose from when you are thinking of turning some of your garden into an outdoor living area. Installing a patio is one of the most popular of these methods and is a means to produce a surface on which to stand garden furniture, BBQ's, and plant pots that is particularly level and solid. A seamless transition between your home and garden can be achieved, therefore maximizing your usable living space, while also improving the design and style of the whole property.

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Specialists at do-it-yourself in Reading will likely be anxious to tackle this, however putting in a decent patio isn't as straightforward as you'd imagine. Tiny patio projects will possibly covered by range of ability of many DIYers, however bigger more complicated patios should be left to the experts. Also keep in mind that it isn't just preparing a firm base and laying down the patio slabs that's called for, it is also the excavation and disposing of a considerable amount of earth and rubble and even previously used patio waste in the case of a replacement. This will be tough and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

A bonus of having an experienced patio installer on hand to chat with, is that you are able to get advice and information about what's feasible in light of your available space and garden layout. They can also give guidance on the most suitable materials to do the job. Ask to view some images of patios they have worked on in the area, this may provide you with an understanding of what may be possible for your garden space and just how it might look after it's done.

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Before any work commences, you'll need to talk about several things with your patio builder. This is known as the project planning phase and it's important if the finished patio is to meet your requirements. This preliminary discussion may include such topics as are there manholes or drains in the way, does the site need levelling, where can a skip be positioned, the exact location of the patio, and what type of slabs will be used.

The proper preparation of the area where the patio is to be situated is vital if the resulting patio is to be perfect. This work should include removing any turf and topsoil to a suitable level, spreading on at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a vibrating plate and spreading on a final covering of sharp sand or similar.

The Laying of the Paving: As soon as you have a stable, flat base laid down, your patio specialist will be able to proceed with the laying the paving slabs. If the groundwork has been correctly done, this step of the process will be relatively straightforward and the patio you have dreamed about will rapidly start to take shape and shortly you should be gazing upon an awesome outdoor space that you can enjoy and appreciate

Materials: There's a vast selection of materials that may be used for building patios, among the most widely used are: gravel, asphalt, granite, sandstone, concrete, slabs, setts, cobbles, bricks, composite materials, slate, limestone and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Reading: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely too. Which kind of slabs you select for your patio could be dependant on the need to match pre-existing materials, your budget, current fashions and personal taste. The favourite patio slabs laid in Reading today are made from concrete or sandstone and a wide variety of these can be obtained in local garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) range from about £3 up to £15 each though they're usually sold in bulk packs. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thickness can vary from 22mm to 38mm.

Driveway Installation Reading: While you are getting a new patio laid you might need to upgrade your driveway too. Many patio builders in Reading will gladly deal with this job for you, and it might be better to do this simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use one large skip for the waste removal. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether it will extend to this additional work, however it is certainly worth taking into consideration.

Hard Landscaping Reading: Patios, pathways and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (occasionally called "hardscaping"), which primarily signifies any type of garden design and architecture made from construction materials, rather than plant related materials such as grasses, trees and shrubs, which are referred to as "soft landscaping". Sometimes garden furniture can also be termed as "hard landscaping".

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Patio Cleaning Reading: If you are laying a complete new patio in Reading then you'll probably not currently be worried about patio cleaning, though you will need to do this fairly regularly so as to keep your new patio in tip top condition. If you are extending or adding to an existing patio then you may want to get the old patio slabs cleaned so that they blend in with the new slabs. Mostly patio cleaning is achieved by chemical cleaning or pressure washing and local Reading patio cleaning companies will probably offer both services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment which is superior to the kind of jet washer many people have in their shed.

Patio Grouting Reading: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief issues is with cracked and crumbling joints or grouting. If this happens your patio area can look a mess and probably have weeds and grass poking up between the slabs. You can continually use weedkiller to relieve the annoying problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a fantastic technique to get rid of weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grouting can be challenging and the toughest task is to rake out the existing grout which is most likely to be a cement and sand mortar. If your paving slabs are loose and rocking replacing the joints is pointless as it won't make much difference, and you actually need to get the entire thing re-slabbed. If the slabs are relatively stable you can press on and hook out the damaged mortar by utilizing 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 cleanup once you're finished and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some use a dry brush-in technique and others are applied using the wet slurry approach.

Flagstone Patios Reading: Of the many materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is certainly one of the best. There are many reasons why you must consider this option for your patio in Reading, such as the fact that flagstones have irregular textures and shapes, they are perfect for "free form" patios, they come in a variety of subtle shades, plants can be grown between the stones to soften the look of the patio, flagstone patios look more natural, flagstones can be laid dry to give a permeable surface and flagstones are durable and last for many years. These types of patio have wide appeal mostly due to the fact that flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from slate, bluestone, travertine, limestone and sandstone. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Reading, Natural Stone Patios Reading)

Resin Bound Patios Reading: A relatively recent invention which is in the main used for driveways in Reading, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, allowing water to pass easily through it, avoiding the surface water problems that occasionally arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also slip resistant, available in different colours, long lasting, colour fast, attractive, weed resistant, UV stable, durable and easy to maintain, they're in addition highly versatile and can readily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them perfect for business as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Reading, Resin Patios Reading)

Reading Patios - Problems: All through this website we have addressed a few of the issues that can affect an old patio, but to review, here are the key issues that are likely to arise with a patio: slabs covered in moss, algae and lichen, unstable or loose patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, patio edgings collapsing, weed growth in the joints, the staining of patio slabs, cracked or damaged slabs, poor drainage, dirty patio slabs, sunken slabs.

Patio Furniture Reading: After you have finished your patio you will need to purchase some patio furniture to complement your new outside space. There's lots to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you need to put as much thought into this part of the process as you would in selecting furniture for the interior of your home. During the summer season you will probably spend more of your time relaxing on your patio area as you do indoors, so getting this right is important. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should use the space smartly. It might be a nice idea to continue your colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Reading, Garden Furniture Reading)

Artificial Lawns Reading

Artificial Lawns Reading: Something which you may want to look at instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally long lasting and low maintenance but can be done considerably more cheaply than a patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks similar to real grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never has to be mowed and doesn't grow. If you are on the lookout for a more economical solution for your garden space in Reading, then artificial grass may just be the perfect alternative for you. Large areas stone and concrete can give a very stark appearance to your garden area, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more soothing. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Reading is approximately the same as doing it with the cheapest quality paving but less than half the price of high end paving slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Reading, Artificial Lawns Reading)

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