Patios Stevenage

Stevenage Patio Layers (SG1): As springtime arrives every year many of us start to think about spending much more time outdoors and obviously the garden (for those that have one) is the most common place to begin. After a long and damp winter in Stevenage, your garden is sure to be just a muddy mess, therefore putting down a nice new patio would be the obvious solution to this issue. If you currently have a patio but it has become out of level and overgrown with weeds you may possibly be thinking about getting a new one put in or perhaps getting the existing one taken up and re-laid if the slabs are still in a good state of repair.

Whilst a smaller patio project is perhaps a job that you could accomplish on your own if you are confident in that type of undertaking, it is most likely that you'll want to identify a competent Stevenage patio layer to do the job for you, especially for larger and trickier patios. It isn't only the laying of your garden patio that you need to take into account but the removal and disposal of the resulting waste matter and the introduction of required patio products. You also need to keep in mind that installing patios is fairly back-breaking work, especially when the old slabs are fixed with concrete. A big paving slab with a layer of concrete on it can be rather heavy, so you should at least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, should you choose to tackle it yourself.

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A reliable Stevenage patio builder will advise you on what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply the most suitable materials and come up with the ideal patio design for you to fit in with your available area. Request a sales brochure, any reliable patio contractor will be glad to show you a portfolio of patio work that they've previously accomplished in the Stevenage area. From this brochure you may be able to get a notion of exactly what your project will be like when its done, this will help you to pick your layout and materials.

Planning Your Project: It is best to speak to your patio contractor regarding things which must be decided during the planning stage, for instance: where is the perfect position for your patio, what is the patioed area to be used for, are there any obstacles in the way (trees, drains etc), what patio materials are you using, does it need to slope away from the house, easy access to the patio, does the area need levelling, the measuring the area to be patioed as well as other issues that your Stevenage patio builder will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This step of the patio project should include the removal and disposal of surface materials and old paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, overlaying with a bedding material for instance sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When the area has all been prepared the patio specialist will start laying the slabs, precisely how this level proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you opted for, and will be quite uncomplicated if the surface preparation was executed correctly and the base is level and solid.

Patio Edgings Stevenage: Depending on the style and layout of your patio, you might be able to use a smart edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. There are several types of patio edgings, although they'll not all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so be sure to choose carefully if you want to go for an edging. You could have a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a kerbstone edging or a low brick wall edging. Check with your Stevenage patio installer about the available options and find out what they think will look best with your style of patio. They may have photos of patio edgings they've used on past jobs.

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

Driveways Stevenage: While you're getting a nice new patio laid you may also need to install a driveway as well. Some patio builders in Stevenage will also handle this job for you, and it may be advantageous to get it done simultaneously so that you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use the same skip for your waste removal. This of course will depend upon your budget and whether or not it will extend to this extra work, but it is certainly worth taking into consideration.

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Patio Cleaning Stevenage: If you're putting down a complete new patio in Stevenage then you'll likely not be concerned with patio cleaning, although you'll need to do this regularly so as to keep your new patio looking in the best possible condition. If you're extending or adding onto an existing patio then it might be advisable to have those old patio slabs cleaned up so that they blend in with the new slabs. Mostly patio cleaning is achieved by chemical cleaning or power washing and local Stevenage patio cleaning contractors will probably provide both of those services. Professionals use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is superior to the sort of jet washer that some people have in their garden shed or garage. (Tags: Patio Cleaning Stevenage, Jet Washing Patios Stevenage)

Patio Re-Grouting Stevenage

Patio Grouting Stevenage: With old, pre-existing patios one of the key problems is with crumbling and cracked joints or grouting. If this is the case with yours then the patio area may look a mess and doubtless have weeds and grass growing up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to ease this problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is a great solution to eradicate weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grout can be challenging and the hardest thing is to rake out the existing grout which will probably be a cement and sand mix. If your patio slabs are rocking and loose it is pointless repairing the joints since it won't have much effect, and you need to to get the whole patio re-slabbed. If the slabs are stable and firm you can press on and hook out the old mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole patio a really good clean-up when you're done and re-grout the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in technique and others are applied using the wet slurry process. Most specialist patio layers in Stevenage will happily help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get a quote. (Tags: Patio Grouting Stevenage, Patio Re-Grouting Stevenage)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Stevenage: A more recent invention that is mainly used for driveways in Stevenage, but can effectively be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, permitting water to pass through it, preventing the surface water issues that may occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also colour fast, attractive, UV stable, weed resistant, easy to maintain, non-slip, durable, long lasting and available in a variety of colours, they're furthermore highly adaptable and can incorporate customized designs and logos, making them ideal for commercial as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Bound Driveways Stevenage, Resin Patios Stevenage)

Driveway and Patio Sealing Stevenage: Applying sealer is an excellent way to preserve your patio, paved area, driveway or path in Stevenage and is very effective for block paved areas where the sand joints can easily be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing prevents this sand loss that is a typical problem when jetting in particular. This isn't the sole benefit of sealing which can also improve the look of your patio slabs or blocks, reduce the need for future repairs, restrict the growth of moss, weed and grass, make the area easier and quicker to clean, prevent staining and lengthen the life of your driveway or patio. Driveway and patio sealants are water resistant and shouldn't blister or peel, various kinds can be purchased for different materials including tarmac sealers, natural stone sealers, block paving sealants and imprinted concrete sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Stevenage, Patio Sealing Stevenage)

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A few Stevenage areas served by Stevenage patio layers: The Pastures, Bandley Rise, Beane Avenue, Tillers Link, Burymead, Chadwell Road, Badminton Close, Burghley Close, The Glebe, Coopers Close, Six Hills Way, Bronte Paths, Bowling Green, Bawdsey Close, Durham Road, St Margarets, Ayr Close, Babbage Road, Sefton Road, Chells Lane, Blakeney Road, Broadwater Lane, Drakes Drive, Sparrow Drive, St Michaels Court, Clay End, Tintern Close.

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