Patios Salford

Salford Patio Layers (M5): When the spring arrives every year we contemplate spending much more time out in the fresh air and of course the garden is the most common place to achieve this. After a gloomy and wet winter in Salford, the garden may be a bit too muddy to do much, so laying an attractive new patio would be the obvious answer to make the garden usable. If you currently have a patio but its starting to get overrun with weeds and uneven you may be contemplating having a new one laid down or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the patio slabs are still fit for purpose.

Whilst a limited patio project may well be something that you could do by yourself if you are able in this sort of undertaking, it is likely that you will need to search for a specialist Salford patio layer to complete the project for you, especially for bigger patios. It is not only the installing of your garden patio that you have to take into account but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio materials. You need to bear in mind that installing patios can be quite back-breaking work, particularly when the old slabs are fixed with concrete. A large patio slab with a lump of concrete on is going to be rather heavy, so you should at the very least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, if you decide to do-it-yourself.

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A competent Salford patio contractor should be able to advise you on what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply correct materials and work out the ideal patio design for you to fit in with your available area. Ask for a brochure, most dependable patio layers will have a portfolio of patio projects that they have previously finished in the Salford area. By seeing this portfolio you might be able to get a notion of precisely what your job will look like when it is complete, this will assist you to determine your materials and layout.

The Planning of Your Project: You ought to speak to your chosen patio contractor with regards to some things which have to be decided in the planning stage, for example: does the area need levelling out, do you require a gradient away from the property, what's the perfect location for your patio, easy access to the patio, what materials are you planning to use, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drain covers, trees etc), what is your patio area to be used for, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed along with other factors which your Salford patio contractor will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project will include the removing and disposal of surface materials and any existing paving waste, removal of topsoil to get down to the more stable sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent levelling and compacting of this material, covering with a bedding material such as sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When all has been prepared your patio contractor will commence putting down the slabs, how this level proceeds will depend upon the exact materials you've selected, and should be quite straightforward as long as the area preparation was executed properly and the base is sound and level.

Patio Edgings Salford: Dependant upon the layout and style of the patio, you may be able to put in a snazzy edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. There are many kinds of patio edgings, although they will not all be suitable for your specific patio finish, so be sure to choose the right product if you opt to go with an edging. You could have a short brick wall edging, a coping stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a brick/blockwork edging or a wavy stone edging. Talk to your Salford patio layer regarding the options and what they think will go best with your patio. They will have images of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Paving Materials: You will find a broad assortment of materials which you may use for building patios, amongst the most widely used are: asphalt, granite, bricks, slate, gravel, slabs, limestone, cobbles, setts, composite blocks, sandstone, concrete and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas SalfordPatio Design Ideas Salford: The variety of design and layout ideas that can be used for a patio are limitless and unless you're good at designing things you will want to confer with a local Salford patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something fancy. You could keep it simple and go with a simple rectangular or square shape on a single level or you could go wild and merge split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloped garden for example. Custom made patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Specific facets of your patio are going to be affected by the space that's available and the shape of your garden, if you have limited space your choices will be somewhat restricted. Your local Salford patio specialist will be able to advise you on how best to proceed. A handful of ideas for patios which may get you mind whirring include: a textured concrete patio, a circular patio, a split-level patio, a brick patio, a mosaic patio, a free form patio or a flagstone patio. Have a look around Google Images or Flickr for more creative ideas.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Salford: Patio or paving slabs come in all sizes and shapes, their prices can differ widely as well. Which slabs you select for your own patio could be determined by personal preference, whether you need to match existing materials, your allowed budget and current fashions. The favourite patio slabs used in Salford these days are manufactured from concrete or sandstone and these can be obtained in local DIY stores and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) range from approximately £3 up to £15 although they're usually sold in bulk packs of 20 or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22-38mm.

Driveway Installation Salford: At the same time as you are having a new patio laid you may also decide to upgrade your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Salford will be happy to tackle this task for you, and it might be better to get it done at the same time so that you only have one lot of mess and you will be able to use one large skip for your waste removal. This will of course be dependent on your budget and whether it will stretch to this additional work, but it's certainly worth looking into.

Hard Landscaping Salford: Patios, pathways and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (sometimes called "hardscaping"), which in essence means any sort of garden design and architecture created using construction materials, rather than plant related materials like grasses, trees and shrubs, which are referred to as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture can also be termed as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Salford)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Salford: A relatively recent innovation that is in the main used for driveways in Salford, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass through it, preventing most of the surface water issues that can occasionally arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also attractive, hardwearing, colour fast, UV stable, easy to maintain, non-slip, long lasting, available in different colours and weed resistant, they are furthermore very adaptable and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them perfect for commercial as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Salford, Resin Patios Salford)

Patio Furniture Salford: As soon as you've finished your patio you'll need to buy some patio furniture to complete your new outdoor space. There is a lot to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you should take the same amount of time time over this part of the process as you would in obtaining furniture for the interior of your home. Throughout the summer you are likely to spend more time relaxing on your patio area as you do in the house, so having a measured approach is vital. Don't just cram in as much furniture as you can, you need to use the available space sensibly. It is often a neat approach to continue your colour scheme from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the smooth flow of the space. (Tags: Patio Furniture Salford, Garden Furniture Salford)

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A few Salford streets served by Salford patio layers: Corinthian Avenue, Springwell Close, St Bernards Close, Dodd Street, Sarnia Court, Stapleton Street, Burnside Avenue, Baltic Street, Delamere Avenue, Chevron Close, Ashbourne Grove, Burdale Drive, Dixon Avenue, Strong Street, Tetlow Lane, Talavera Street, Tully Street South, Cotswold Drive, Alresford Road, Selby Drive, Daisy Bank Avenue, Barff Road, Burland Close, Tatton Street, Alexander Gardens, St Simon Street, Buile Hill Drive, Devonshire Road, Spring Gardens.

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