Patios Stafford

Stafford Patio Layers (ST16): The minute springtime appears every year many of us start to think about spending much more time outdoors and of course the garden (for those lucky enough to have one) is the most natural place for that to occur. After a gloomy and wet winter in Stafford, the garden may be just a muddy mess, so putting down an attractive new patio would be the easiest solution to this issue. If you've already got a patio but it's starting to get covered with weeds and out of level you might well be wondering about having a new one put in or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the existing one if the paving slabs are still fit for purpose.

While a limited patio project may well be something that you could undertake yourself if you're keen on this type of undertaking, it is more likely to be the case that you will need to hire a professional Stafford patio layer to do the project for you, particularly for complex patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you must think about but the removal and disposal of the waste matter plus the introduction of the required patio products.

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An established Stafford patio layer will advise you on what you may and may not have, suggest and order suitable materials and produce an ideal patio design for you to compliment your available area. Demand a sales brochure, any decent patio builder will have access to a portfolio of assignments that they've recently accomplished in the Stafford area. By seeing this portfolio you should be able to get a notion of just what your patio project will look like when it is complete, this will aid you to settle on your materials and layout.

Planning The Project: You should confer with your patio contractor concerning things which have to be decided during the planning stage, such as: what is your patio area going to be used for, what patio materials you are using, what is the perfect position for your patio, do you require a gradient away from buildings, the measuring the area to be patioed, how easy will it be to access the patio, does the area need levelling out, are there any obstacles in the way (trees, manholes etc) as well as other considerations that your Stafford patio layer will point out.

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Preparing the Area: This step of the patio project will include the removal and disposal of surface debris and any existing paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to get down to the firmer sub-soil, spreading of a sub-base or hardcore material and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, covering using a bedding layer like sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When everything is got ready your patio specialist will start installing the slabs, just how this process proceeds will depend upon the type of material you've selected, and will be pretty straightforward as long as the surface preparation was carried out properly and the final base is solid and level.

Materials: You can find a broad range of materials which may be used for building a patio, among the most popular are: sandstone, asphalt, slabs, concrete, granite, slate, setts, composite tiles, gravel, limestone, bricks, cobbles and blocks.

Patio Edgings Stafford: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of the patio, you might be able to put in a snazzy edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can find numerous kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be appropriate for your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could have a contoured stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging or a low brick wall edging. Check with your Stafford patio layer concerning the options and what they consider will best go with your style of patio. They could have pictures of patio edgings they have used on previous projects.

Patio Design Ideas StaffordPatio Ideas Stafford: The assortment of design and layout ideas that can be used for a patio are limitless and if you aren't good at designing things you will want to talk to a local Stafford landscaper or patio design specialist if you have your heart set on something complicated. You might choose to keep it simple with a simple rectangular or square shape on a single level or you could combine various shapes on split levels to give your patio more character or look better on a sloped garden for example. Custom patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you're aiming for a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Specific facets of your patio will be affected by the space you have available and the shape of your garden, if you've got limited space your options will be restricted. Your local Stafford patio specialist will be able to give you advice on the best way to proceed. Several patio ideas that might get you on track include: a free form patio, a block paved patio, a mosaic patio, a poured concrete patio, a stone patio, a split-level patio or a circular patio..

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Stafford: Paving slabs or patio slabs are offered in all sizes and shapes, the prices can vary widely too. Which kind of slabs you use for your own patio may be based on personal preference, your budget, whether you need to match existing materials and current trends. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Stafford these days are made from concrete or sandstone and a variety of these can easily be purchased in DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start from roughly £3 up to £15 though they're usually sold in packs or twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness can vary from 22mm to 38mm.

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Patio Cleaning Stafford: If you are installing a whole new patio in Stafford then you will most likely not be currently thinking about patio cleaning, though you'll need to do this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio looking in the best possible condition. If you're adding onto or extending a pre-existing patio then it might be advisable to have those old patio slabs cleaned so that they blend in with the new slabs. Normally patio cleaning is done by pressure washing or chemical cleaning and most local Stafford patio cleaning firms will most likely provide both of those services. Professionals use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is far better than the kind of jet washer that many people have in their garden shed or garage.

Patio Grouting Stafford: With old patios one of the key problems is with crumbling joints or grouting. If this is the case with yours then the patio will look untidy and doubtless have grass and weeds poking up in between the slabs. You could continually use weedkiller to alleviate the problem or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is a very good non-chemical solution to destroy weeds. Re-doing the grout can be a big job and the hardest job is to remove the old grout which is most likely a cement and sand mix. If your slabs are loose and rocking there is no point repairing the joints since it will not solve the problem, and you need to to have the whole thing re-slabbed. If your slabs are reasonably stable and secure you can rake out the damaged mortar using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire patio a thorough cleanup when you are done and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in technique and others are applied using the wet slurry method. (Tags: Patio Grouting Stafford, Patio Re-Grouting Stafford)

Resin Bound Patios Stafford: A relatively recent invention that is mainly used for creating driveways in Stafford, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to easily pass through it, avoiding some of the surface water issues that can occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also available in different colours, non-slip, easy to maintain, attractive, long lasting, UV stable, durable, colour fast and weed resistant, they are additionally incredibly versatile and can readily incorporate bespoke designs and logos, making them suitable for commercial as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Stafford, Resin Patios Stafford)

Issues With Stafford Patios: Throughout this site we have discussed a few of the problems that can affect an existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the chief issues which are liable to arise with a patio: stained patio slabs, weeds growing in the joints, loose or unstable patio slabs, trip hazards, dirty patio slabs, poor drainage, slabs covered in lichen and moss, damaged or cracked paving slabs, sunken slabs, patio edgings collapsing.

Patio Furniture Stafford: When you've finished work on your patio you will need to choose some comfortable patio furniture to complement your newly created outside space. There's lots to consider when buying patio furniture and you should put as much thought into this process as you would in shopping for furniture for the inside of your home. In the summer season you will likely spend more of your time sitting on your patio area than you do inside, so doing it correctly is important. Don't just squeeze in as much furniture as you can, you need to use the space intelligently. It is a nice approach to continue your colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior, this helps to maintain the flow of the space.

Artificial Grass Stafford

Artificial Lawns Stafford: Something which you might want to consider rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is similarly low maintenance, long lasting but can be installed considerably more cheaply than a stone patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks the same as genuine grass, both close up and from afar, but it doesn't grow and never has to be mowed. If you are in need of a more cost effective solution for your outside space in Stafford, then artificial grass could easily be the answer for you. Too much concrete and stone can look very drab your garden area, the green colour of artificial grass is more calming and easier on the eye. The cost of installing artificial grass in Stafford is similar to doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Stafford, Artificial Lawns Stafford)

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Patio Laying Jobs Stafford: Find patio laying jobs in Stafford here: Stafford Patio Laying Jobs

A brief browse on a local directory for "patio layers Stafford" highlighted the following results: Jake Brown Landscapes ST16 3LS, Cosy Homes Tradings Ltd ST17 9XG, J.R. Construction ST16 1LG.

Some Stafford streets served by Stafford patio layers: Barn End Road, Ashtree Close, Claremont Grove, Stonepine Close, Skeath Lane, Chase Road, Chelsea Way, Cooperative Street, The Crescent, Burton Manor Road, Basil Close, The Downs, Brendon Close, Swan Court, Salisbury Drive, Bridge Close, Cooke Close, Spinneyfields, The Haybarn, Canalside Close, Surrey Road, St Austell Close, Burnham Avenue, Butters Bank, Burton Court, Barn Lane, Beechfield Drive, Tasman Drive, Crossing Lane.

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