Patios Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Patio Layers: When the spring appears each year we have thoughts about spending more time out of the house and of course the garden is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a long and wet winter in Southend-on-Sea, the garden may be a bit too muddy to do much, so putting down a fabulous new patio would be the best answer to make the garden more functional. If you've already got a patio but it is starting to get out of level and overgrown with weeds you will probably be contemplating getting a new one built or perhaps getting the old one taken up and re-laid if the patio slabs are still in a good state of repair.

Whilst a small patio assignment might be a job that you could complete on your own should you be used to that kind of work, it is likely that you may need to find a competent Southend-on-Sea patio layer to handle the job for you, particularly for complex patios. It isn't just the installation of your garden patio that you have to look at but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste materials plus the introduction of new patio materials.

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An established Southend-on-Sea patio layer will be able to give you advice on exactly what you can and can't have, suggest and supply the right materials and come up with the perfect patio design for you to fit your available area. Ask for a sales brochure, most reliable patio layers will be thrilled to let you see a portfolio of patio jobs that they have recently accomplished in the Southend-on-Sea area. By seeing this brochure you may be able to get a good idea of exactly what your patio project will be like when it is completed, this will help you to pick your preferred materials and layout.

Planning The Project: You should without fail confer with your patio expert in relation to certain things which must be decided during the planning stage, like: does the area need to be levelled, are there any obstacles to think about such as (trees, drain covers etc), the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, easy access to the patio, what is the patioed area going to be used for, what materials are you using, what is the perfect location for your patio, do you require a gradient away from the property and other concerns which your Southend-on-Sea patio layer will highlight.

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Area Preparation: This stage of the patio project will include the removal and disposal of surface debris and unwanted paving waste, extraction of topsoil to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore or sub-base and the subsequent levelling and pressing down of this material, overlaying with a bedding layer such as sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When all has been got ready your patio layer will commence installing the slabs, precisely how this process proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've chosen, and ought to be pretty straightforward as long as the surface preparation was done properly and the final base is level and stable.

Patio Edgings Southend-on-Sea: Although it will depend on the layout and style of the patio, you may possibly be able to incorporate an attractive edging which will really finish the job off nicely. There are many kinds of patio edgings, although they'll not all be suited to your specific patio finish, so choose the right product if you opt to go with an edging. You could have a wavy stone edging, a kerbstone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a short brick wall edging or a coping stone edging. Ask your Southend-on-Sea patio installer concerning the available options and what they consider will go best with your patio. They will probably have images of patio edgings they've used on past jobs.

Materials: You can find a vast array of materials which may be used for building patios, amongst the most widely used are: cobbles, composite blocks, gravel, setts, slate, sandstone, slabs, asphalt, granite, concrete, bricks, limestone and blocks.

Driveway Installation Southend-on-Sea: At the same time as you're having a new patio laid you may also need to install a driveway as well. Many patio builders in Southend-on-Sea will be happy to handle this job for you, and it could be better to get it done at the same time so you only generate one lot of mess and you will be able to use just one skip for the removal of waste. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this extra work, but it's certainly worth considering.

Hard Landscaping Southend-on-Sea: Patios, driveways and paths all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (or occasionally "hardscaping"), which quite simply means any kind of garden design and architecture which uses construction materials, in contrast to plant based materials like trees, shrubs and grass, which are normally called "soft landscaping". In some instances garden furniture can also be termed as "hard landscaping".

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Southend-on-Sea: A more modern invention which is in the main used for driveways in Southend-on-Sea, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, allowing water to pass easily through it, preventing some of the flooding issues that occasionally occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, non-slip, weed resistant, available in a variety of colours, attractive, durable, colour fast, easy to maintain and UV stable, they're furthermore incredibly versatile and can readily incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them great for commercial as well as private use.

Patio Furniture Southend-on-Sea: Once you have finished work on your patio you will need to buy the patio furniture to complement your new outside space. There's a lot to consider when buying patio furniture and you need to put as much thought into this process as you would selecting furniture for the inside of your house. In the summer you will likely spend more time lounging on your patio as you do indoors, so doing it right is important. Don't just pack in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space carefully. It is often a neat concept to continue your colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the flow of the space.

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Artificial Lawns Southend-on-Sea: Something that you may want to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be installed a good deal more cheaply than a stone patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks like genuine grass, both from afar and close up, but it doesn't grow and never needs mowing. If you are on the lookout for a cost effective solution for your garden space in Southend-on-Sea, then artificial grass could just be the answer for you. An excessive amount of concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easier on the eye. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Southend-on-Sea is roughly the same as doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of high end patio slabs.

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