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Reading Patio Layers (RG1): As soon as the spring appears every year most people dream of spending more time out in the fresh air and of course the garden (if you have one) is the most natural place to achieve this. After a wet and gloomy winter in Reading, the garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to walk on, therefore putting in a brand new patio could be the easiest solution to this issue. If you already have a patio but it has become uneven and overrun with weeds you will be considering having a new one built or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the old one if the slabs are still in a good state of repair.

Whilst a small patio project may well be something you could carry out yourself should you be conversant with this kind of work, it is most likely that you will want to hire the services of a skilled Reading patio layer to complete the project on your behalf, especially for more challenging patios. It isn't just the installation of your garden patio that you ought to consider but the removing and disposal of the waste matter plus the introduction of the required patio products. It's also wise bear in mind that building patios is fairly back-breaking work, particularly when the existing slabs are fixed with concrete. A big patio slab with a layer of concrete on it can be rather weighty, therefore at the very least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, if you elect to go it alone.

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A specialist Reading patio contractor will be able to give you advice on what you can and can't have, suggest and supply correct materials and come up with the ideal patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, any decent patio contractor will be happy to show you a portfolio of work that they've recently accomplished in the Reading area. From this portfolio you might be able to get a good idea of just what your job will look like when it is done, this enables you to decide on your preferred materials and design.

The Planning of The Project: You must speak to your patio expert regarding things that have to be decided during the planning stage, like: the measuring the area to be patioed, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (manholes, trees etc), does it need to slope away from the property, what is the patio area to be used for, where is the perfect position for your patio, access to the patio, does the area need levelling, what materials are you planning to use and also other factors that your Reading patio contractor will explain.

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Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project should include the stripping and disposal of surrounding debris and any existing paving waste, digging up of the topsoil layer to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, overlaying using a bedding layer for example sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When the area has all been prepared the patio builder will commence installing the patio slabs, how this level proceeds will depend upon the materials you've selected, and should be fairly uncomplicated so long as the ground preparation was done properly and the final base is solid and flat.

Patio Edging Reading: Dependant upon the layout and style of your patio, you may possibly be able to add a complimentary edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. You can find several kinds of patio edgings, although they will not all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you want to go with an edging. You could use a low brick wall edging, a coping stone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a wavy stone edging or a rounded kerbstone edging. Talk to your Reading patio installer regarding the available options and what they consider will go best with your style of patio. They could have photos of patio edgings they have used on other projects.

Materials: There is a vast variety of materials that can be used for building a garden patio, among the most widely used are: sandstone, gravel, asphalt, composite blocks, slabs, concrete, slate, limestone, cobbles, setts, bricks, granite and blocks.

Hard Landscaping Reading: Pathways, patios and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which fundamentally means any sort of garden architecture and design which utilizes construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials such as trees, shrubs and grass, which are generally referred to as "soft landscaping". Sometimes garden furniture is also termed as "hard landscaping".

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Patio Grouting Reading: With old patios one of the main issues is with cracked grouting or joints. When this occurs the patio area will look untidy and will doubtless have weeds and grass establishing themselves in between the slabs. You could constantly use weedkiller to relieve this problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is an outstanding technique to kill weeds without using chemicals. Replacing the grout can be a tricky job and the hardest thing is to remove the old grout which will probably be a cement and sand mortar. If the slabs are loose and rocking re-doing the joints is pointless because it won't have much effect, and you really need to get the whole area re-slabbed. If your slabs are relatively secure you can press on and rake out the old mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire patio a thorough clean-up when you're done and re-grout the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry approach while others use a dry brush-in system. (Tags: Patio Grouting Reading, Patio Re-Grouting Reading)

Flagstone Patios Reading: Of the many materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is one of the best. There are numerous reasons why you must think about this material for your new patio in Reading, and these include the fact that plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look, flagstones look more organic and natural, flagstones are long lasting and durable, they are ideal for "free form" patios, providing lots of scope for creativity, flagstones come in subtle shades with innate variations, they can be laid dry to give a permeable surface and they have irregular textures and shapes. These kinds of patio have much appeal mostly because flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from travertine, limestone, sandstone, slate and bluestone. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Reading, Natural Stone Patios Reading)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Reading: A more contemporary innovation which is mostly used for driveways in Reading, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which is mixed on-site, cold. The surface is permeable, enabling rain water to pass easily through it, reducing the flooding problems that can sometimes occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also long lasting, weed resistant, attractive, non-slip, colour fast, UV stable, durable, relatively maintenance free and available in a variety of colours, they're in addition highly versatile and can readily incorporate customized logos and designs, making them perfect for business as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Reading, Resin Patios Reading)

Patio Furniture Reading: As soon as you've finished work on your patio you will be keen to buy some patio furniture to complete your newly created outside space. There's lots to think about when buying patio furniture and you need to take the same amount of time time over this process as you would obtaining furniture for the inside of your home. In the summer you are likely to spend more of your time sitting on your patio as you do indoors, so having a measured approach is essential. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space wisely. It might be a nice approach to continue the colour scheme from the inside to the outside of the house, this helps to preserve the flow of the space.

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