Patio Layers Stafford

Stafford Patio Layers (ST16): When springtime appears every year many of us contemplate spending much more time out of the house and obviously the garden is the most common place to begin. After a wet and windy winter in Stafford, the garden is sure to be a bit of a quagmire, therefore installing a fabulous new patio is the best answer to get your garden ready for the summer. If you do currently have a patio but it is starting to get overgrown with weeds and out of level you may very well be thinking about getting a new one built or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the patio slabs are still sound and in good condition.

Patio Layers Stafford ST16

While a modest patio assignment might well be something that you could accomplish yourself if you're used to this type of undertaking, it is more likely to be the case that you'll need to find a competent Stafford patio layer to handle the job for you, particularly for bigger and more complex patios. It is not only the installation of your garden patio you need to consider but also the removal and disposal of the waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio products. You should also keep in mind that laying patios is heavy work, particularly if the old slabs are bedded in concrete. A big patio slab with a lump of concrete on it can be rather heavy, therefore you should at the very least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, if you elect to do-it-yourself.

A reliable Stafford patio layer will be able to give you advice on exactly what you can and can't have, recommend and supply correct materials and produce an awesome patio design for you to fit in with your available area. Request a brochure, any reliable patio layer will carry a portfolio of assignments that they've previously completed in the Stafford area. From this brochure you might be able to get an idea of exactly what your patio project will be like when it is completed, this should help you to settle on your materials and design.

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Before any work commences, you need to discuss a few things with your patio builder. This would be regarded as the planning stage and is important if the final patio is to meet your requirements. This initial dialogue may take into account such issues as the need for site levelling, the exact location of the patio, what type and size of slabs will be used, where a skip can be positioned, and are there any trees or drains in the way.

Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project will involve the removing and disposal of surrounding debris and any unwanted paving waste, removal of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent pressing down and levelling of this material, overlaying with a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

The Final Paving: As soon as you have a firm and level base laid, the patio installer can get on with the laying of the slabs. So long as the groundwork has been done correctly, this step of the process ought to be reasonably hassle-free and your patio will quickly begin to take shape and you should soon have a terrific outside space where you can relax and entertain

Patio Edging StaffordPatio Edging Stafford: Although it will depend on the style and layout of your patio, you may possibly be able to incorporate a smart edging which will really finish the job off nicely. You can find several types of edgings for patios, although they'll not all be suited to your particular patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you want to go with an edging. You could use a brick/blockwork edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a short brick wall edging, a coping stone edging or a wavy stone edging. Talk to your Stafford patio layer concerning the options and find out what they consider will look best with your style of patio. They may have pictures of patio edgings they have used on previous projects.

Paving Materials: There is a broad assortment of materials that you can use for building a patio, among the most popular are: limestone, granite, sandstone, gravel, cobbles, asphalt, slabs, setts, concrete, composite tiles, bricks, slate and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Stafford: Paving or patio slabs come in all shapes and sizes, the prices can differ widely too. What kind of slabs you select for your patio could be based on personal taste, current trends, your budget and whether you need to match pre-existing materials. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Stafford nowadays are made from concrete or sandstone and these can be obtained in DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) start at about £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in packs or twenty or more.

Hard Landscaping Stafford: Driveways, pathways and patios can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which quite simply means any sort of garden design and architecture which utilizes construction materials, rather than plant related materials such as trees, shrubs and grasses, which are known as "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture may also be described as "hard landscaping".

Patio Pressure Cleaning Stafford

Driveway and Patio Cleaning Stafford: If you are building an entire new patio in Stafford then you will probably not be worried about patio cleaning, although you'll need to be doing this on a fairly regular basis so as to keep your new patio looking in tip top condition. If you are adding onto or extending a pre-existing patio then it might be a good idea to get those previously laid patio slabs cleaned up so that they blend in with the new slabs. Most often the cleaning of patios is achieved by high-pressure jet washing or chemical cleaning and most local Stafford patio cleaning firms will quite possibly offer both of these services. Professionals use extremely high pressure equipment which is far superior to the kind of jet washer that you might have in your garage or shed.

Patio Re-Grouting Stafford

Patio Grouting Stafford: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief problems is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. If this happens your patio can look very messy and probably have weeds and grass sprouting up between the slabs. You could continually use weedkiller to ease this annoying problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a superb solution to kill weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grouting is not simple and the hardest task is to rake out the existing grout which is probably going to be a cement and sand mix. If the slabs are rocking and loose re-doing the joints is pointless because it will not make much difference, and you need to to have the whole area re-done. If the slabs are relatively secure and stable you can hook out the damaged mortar by using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire patio a really good cleanup when you are done and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in system. (Tags: Patio Grouting Stafford, Patio Re-Grouting Stafford)

Flagstone Patios Stafford: Of all the materials that can be used for creating a patio, flagstone is arguably one of the best. There are a number of reasons why you should consider this option for your new patio in Stafford, such as the fact that plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, they are ideal for "free form" patios, providing plenty of scope for creativity, they can be laid dry to give a permeable surface therefore preventing standing water, flagstones look more natural, flagstones come in subtle shades with natural variations, flagstones are long lasting and durable and flagstones have distinctive textures and shapes. These kinds of patio have much appeal primarily due to the fact that flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from slate, sandstone, bluestone, limestone and travertine. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Stafford, Natural Stone Patios Stafford)

Resin Bound Patios Stafford: A relatively recent innovation that is primarily used for driveways in Stafford, 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 aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, enabling rain water to pass through it, preventing most of the surface water problems that can occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also easy to maintain, weed resistant, non-slip, colour fast, attractive, long lasting, UV stable, durable and available in a variety of colours, they are furthermore extremely versatile and can easily incorporate customized designs and logos, making them ideal for commercial as well as residential use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Stafford, Resin Patios Stafford)

Stafford Patios - Issues: All through this site we have addressed many of the issues that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to summarize, here are the key issues that are liable to occur with a patio: weeds growing in the joints, the staining of patio slabs, slabs covered in moss, algae and lichen, slabs that have moved or sunk, dirty patio slabs, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, poor drainage for rainwater, damaged or cracked paving slabs, loose or unstable slabs, collapsed patio edgings.

Patio Furniture Stafford: After you've finished work on your patio you'll have to buy some comfortable patio furniture to complement your newly created outdoor space. There's plenty to consider when picking patio furniture and you need to take the same amount of time time over this part of the process as you would in acquiring furniture for the interior of your house. Throughout the summer months you will likely spend more of your time lounging on your patio area as you do indoors, so taking your time is crucial. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should use the available space wisely. It might be a nice idea to continue your colour scheme from the inside to the outside, this helps to maintain the natural flow of the space.

Artificial Lawns Stafford

Artificial Lawns Stafford: Something that you may want to consider rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is equally long lasting and low maintenance and can be installed a good deal more cheaply than a patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both from afar and close up, but it never needs cutting and doesn't grow. If you're on the lookout for a cost effective solution for your precious garden space in Stafford, then artificial grass might just be the alternative for you. A lot of stone and concrete can give a very dull appearance to 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 on a par with when using cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end patio slabs. (Tags: Artificial Grass Stafford, Artificial Lawns Stafford)

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