Patio Layers Romford

Romford Patio and Paving Specialists

Romford Patio Layers (RM1): As soon as the spring appears each year many of us dream of spending much more time out of the house and obviously the garden (for those who have one) is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a dismal and wet winter in Romford, the garden is sure to be a bit too muddy to do much, so putting down a splendid new patio should be the obvious answer to get the garden looking great again. If you do already have a patio but it is starting to get overrun with weeds and uneven you may be thinking about having a new one laid down or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the old one if the slabs are still okay.

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Specialists at do-it-yourself in Romford will be keen to handle doing this themselves, however installing a quality patio is not as simple as you would believe. Smaller patios are likely to fall within the range of expertise of many DIYers, though larger more complicated patios should be left for the professionals. Also keep in mind that it isn't just preparing a firm base and laying the patio slabs that is necessary, it is also the removal and disposal of a large amount of soil and rubble and possibly even previously laid patio waste if the project is a replacement. This type of work is liable to be physically demanding and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

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A qualified Romford patio contractor will give you advice on exactly what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and supply the most appropriate materials and work out an ideal patio design for you to compliment your available area. Always ask for a sales brochure, any decent patio builder will be pleased to show you a portfolio of work that they've previously completed in the Romford area. From this portfolio you should be able to get an idea of just what your job will be like when its completed, this enables you to pick your preferred layout and materials.

Project Planning: You will need to consult with your chosen patio expert with regards to certain considerations which have to be decided in the planning stage, such as: are there any obstacles to consider such as (drains, trees etc), what patio materials you are using, does the area need levelling out, do you need a gradient away from buildings, the measuring the area to be patioed, access to the patio, what is the perfect location for your patio, what is the patioed area to be used for and also other criteria which your Romford patio layer will point out.

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The correct preparing of the area where the patio is going to be located is really important if the finished patio is to be satisfactory. This task will comprise excavating soil to a suitable level, putting in a 50 to 80mm layer of hardcore, compacting this using a compacting plate and applying a final covering of bedding material such as sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything has been prepared the patio builder will commence installing the slabs, how this level proceeds depends upon the exact materials you opted for, and might be quite straightforward so long as the area preparation was carried out correctly and the final base is level and solid.

Materials for Patios: There's a vast array of materials which you may use for building a patio, among the most widely used are: slate, setts, cobbles, slabs, limestone, concrete, composite blocks, asphalt, gravel, granite, bricks, sandstone and blocks.

Patio services are available in Romford and also in nearby places like: Elm Park, Chadwell Heath, Hacton, Upminster, Hornchurch, Ilford, Rush Green, Collier Row, Chigwell, Havering-atte-Bower, Harold Hill, Harold Wood, Heath Park, Rainham, Dagenham, Rigg Park, and in these postcodes RM1 2NU, RM1 1HL, RM1 2BW, RM1 2HU, RM1 1SX, RM1 2HA, RM1 1XJ, RM1 2BU, RM1 1JH, RM1 1AH. Local Romford patio layers will probably have the postcode RM1 and the telephone dialling code 01708.

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Patio Ideas Romford

Patio Design Ideas Romford

Patio Ideas Romford: Seeing that the alternatives for the design and layout of your patio are virtually limitless, you will need to speak to your patio installer in Romford about what is best suited to the configuration and size of your garden. You could go crazy and merge different shapes on split levels to give more character to your patio or fit in with an inclined garden for instance, or you might prefer to keep it simplistic and go with a basic square or rectangular shape on one level.

Customized patios can be expensive so keep a check on your budget constantly and if you're aiming for a cheap patio, keep it simple. Specific aspects of your patio are going to be dependent upon the shape of your garden and the space that's available, if you have not much space your choices may be somewhat restricted. Any quality patio specialist in Romford will give you advice about the best way to proceed with the installation. A handful of ideas for patios that may give you inspiration include: a circular patio, a mosaic patio, a block paved patio, a free form patio, a stone patio, a split-level patio or a textured concrete patio. Look on Pinterest or Google Images for further inspiration.

Flagstone Patios Romford

Flagstone Patios Romford: Of all the materials you can use for creating a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are many reasons why you need to consider this material for your patio in Romford, and these include the fact that flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios, flagstone patios are durable and long lasting, grasses or plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, flagstones come in a variety of subtle shades, flagstones have distinctive, irregular textures and shapes, they can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water and flagstones look more natural. This sort of patio has wide appeal mostly because flagstones are natural stones which are quarried and cut from travertine, sandstone, slate, limestone and bluestone.

Patio Problems Romford

Romford Patios - Problems: Throughout this site we have discussed several of the issues that can occur with an old patio, but to review, here are the main issues that are liable to occur with a patio: trip hazards, cracked or damaged paving slabs, weeds growing in the joints, dirty patio slabs, slabs becoming loose or unstable, standing water due to poor drainage, slabs covered in moss, algae and lichen, stained patio slabs, patio edgings collapsing, slabs that have moved or sunk.

Artificial Grass Romford

Artificial Grass Romford (RM1)

Artificial Grass Romford: Another option that you may wish to look at instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which is equally low maintenance, long lasting and can be done more cheaply than a paved patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never grows and never has to be mowed. If you're in need of a cost effective solution for your precious garden space in Romford, then artificial grass could just be the perfect alternative for you. An excessive amount of stone and concrete can give a very drab appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more soothing. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Romford is on a par with the cheapest quality paving but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs.

Patio Grouting Romford

Patio Grouting Romford (01708)

Patio Grouting Romford: Grouted joints which are cracked or crumbling is the main problem you will come across with older patios. Whenever you are confronted by this problem, you'll in all probability have weeds and grass establishing themselves in between the slabs and the whole paved area will look untidy. You can alleviate this problem by the use of a good weedkiller or alternatively by pouring boiling water on the weeds which is a great, but mostly unknown, solution to get rid of weeds without using chemicals in cases like this. It really isn't a simple task to repair a patio that has badly deteriorated, and raking out the old. eroded grout is the toughest job of all. If your patio slabs are loose and rocking it is pointless re-doing the joints since it is unlikely to solve the issue, and you need to to have the whole thing re-done. Raking 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, is going to be the next step if your slabs are pretty secure and stable. You will be able to do the re-grouting procedure with a resin or polymeric grout, once the area has been meticulously washed and cleaned. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in system. Most local Romford patio layers will help you with patio repointing, so get hold of one near you for a quotation.

Patio Slabs Romford

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Romford: Patio slabs of course do not only come in one size or thickness, there are all sorts of sizes and styles with likewise varying prices. Considerations such as your budget, personal taste, the need to match existing materials and current trends will affect the sort of slabs that you choose. The most popular patio slabs laid in Romford nowadays are made of concrete or sandstone and a wide variety of these can easily be purchased in DIY stores and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) range between roughly £3 up to £15 although they are usually available in bulk packs of twenty or more.

Resin Patios Romford

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Romford: A more recent innovation which is predominately used for creating driveways in Romford, but can also be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass through it, preventing some of the surface water problems that can arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also available in different colours, hardwearing, weed resistant, attractive, colour fast, non-slip, long lasting, easy to maintain and UV stable, they're in addition incredibly adaptable and can easily incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them perfect for commercial as well as home use.

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Patio Related Tasks Romford

Patio Laying Tasks Romford (RM1)

Romford patio specialists can normally help you with flagstone patios in Romford, small garden patios in Romford, garden patios and driveways in Romford, patios around hot tubs in Romford, elaborate patios in Romford, patio sealing in Romford, patio removal in Romford, patio cleaning in Romford, ornamental patio layouts in Romford, patio installation Romford, natural stone patios in Romford, garden patios and footpaths in Romford, patios around decking in Romford, the repair of patios in Romford, concrete slab patios in Romford, patio re-grouting in Romford, patio design in Romford, permeable patios in Romford, block paving patios in Romford, quotes for patios in Romford and other patio related tasks in Romford, Essex.

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Patio Laying Around Romford

Romford Patios

Patio laying work has been recently undertaken in these Romford areas and streets - Griffiths Road, Marlow Avenue, Crusader Close, Water Lane, Church Lane, Watts Crescent, Windermere Avenue, Baton Close, Talus Close, London Road, Jurgens Road, Gabion Avenue, Erith Court, Mulberry Drive, London Road, Sussex Terrace, Thamley, Wood Avenue, Harrisons Wharf, Ambleside, Dolphin Way, Dolphin Point, Ulverston, Tank Hill Road, Cornwall Gate, Cartel Close, Long Court, London Road, Southgate Road, North Road, as well as these local Romford postcodes: RM1 2NU, RM1 1HL, RM1 2BW, RM1 2HU, RM1 1SX, RM1 2HA, RM1 1XJ, RM1 2BU, RM1 1JH, RM1 1AH.

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