Patio Layers Stone

Stone Patio Layers (ST15): There are 1 or 2 solutions to consider when you are thinking of transforming some of your garden into an outside living area. Installing a patio is among the most common of these solutions and is a way to produce a surface on which to stand garden furniture, planters, and barbecues that's extremely level and sturdy. A seamless transition between your home's interior and your garden can be created, thus increasing your usable living space, while also improving the character and design of your property.

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Enthusiasts of DIY in Stone will likely be keen to have a go at doing this themselves, however installing a quality patio is not as easy as you might imagine. Small patios will certainly covered by range of expertise of most do-it-yourselfers, but larger more complex patios are best left for expert patio installers. You should also remember that its not merely preparing a base and laying the patio slabs that's involved, it's also the removal and disposal of a fair amount of soil and maybe even old patio materials if the job is a replacement. This type of work can be tough and will require the use of a skip, at the very least.

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A huge benefit to having a knowledgeable patio layer to chat to, is that you're able to get reliable expert advice about what is and isn't doable in light of your layout and space. They may also offer guidance on the best materials for the task. Ask to view some images of patios they've done in Stone, this may offer you an idea about what may be possible for your garden space and just how it might look after it's done.

The Planning of The Project: You really should check with your chosen patio contractor with regards to certain matters that should be decided in the planning stage, such as: the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, what's the perfect position for your patio, what is your patio area to be used for, are there any obstacles to consider such as (drains, trees etc), easy access to the patio, does the area need levelling out, what materials you are using, do you need a gradient away from the house and other factors which your Stone patio builder will point out.

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The correct preparation of the area where your patio is to be placed is essential if the resulting patio is to be perfect. This phase will include excavating soil to an appropriate level, putting in at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a plate compacter and giving it a final 25mm layer of sharp sand or similar.

Laying the Paving: When everything has been prepared the patio contractor will begin installing the patio slabs, how this stage proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you have chosen, and might be pretty uncomplicated so long as the ground preparation was carried out correctly and the base is stable and flat.

Patio Edgings Stone: Dependant upon the style and layout of the patio, you may be able to use a snazzy edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. There are several kinds of edgings for patios, although they will not all be suited to your particular patio finish, so choose the right product if you opt to go for an edging. You could have a brick/blockwork edging, a low brick wall edging, a kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging or a contoured stone edging. If you are finding it hard to make a decision about just what edging will best go with your patio, ask the patio layer for a bit of advice. Their patio portfolio will likely feature tons of pictures of patio edgings that they have used previously.

Materials: Garden patios can be built from various different materials, the most popular being cobbles, granite, slate, gravel, composite tiles, concrete, setts, limestone, sandstone, slabs, bricks, asphalt and blocks.

Patio Ideas StonePatio Design Ideas Stone: The variety of design and layout ideas that can be used for a patio are limitless and if you're not good at designing stuff you will want to talk to a local Stone patio design specialist or landscaper if you have your heart set on something elaborate. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a plain rectangular or square shape on one level or you might incorporate different shapes on split levels to give more character to your patio or to look better on a sloped garden for instance. In view of the fact that specially designed patios have a tendency to be very pricey, it would be wise to keep it fairly basic if you are looking for a cheap patio. The overall space that you have available, as well as the layout of your garden, will have an impact on particular design features of of your patio. If you don't have much available space, you need to take that into consideration. Any decent patio specialist in Stone will be happy to advise you about how best to proceed with the installation. For a start you might look at a block paved patio, a poured concrete patio, a mosaic patio, a split-level patio, a free form patio, a flagstone patio or a circular patio. Check out Flickr or Google Images to get more creative ideas.

Driveway Installation Stone: If you are doing improvements to your entire garden, you might need to have a brand new driveway installed along with a patio. Plenty of Stone patio installers also build drives as well, therefore to save yourself a whole heap of hassle, expense and time, you could always get this done simultaneously. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this additional work, however it is certainly worth thinking about.

Hard Landscaping Stone: Whenever you hear mention of the expression "hard landscaping" (or "hardscaping"), it denotes outside features of a garden such as drives, patios and pathways, in addition to any sort of garden architecture and design fashioned from building materials. The term "soft landscaping" refers to features made from plant related materials such as grasses, shrubs and trees. To a degree garden furniture might also be termed as "hard landscaping".

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Driveway and Patio Cleaning Stone: You will likely not currently be thinking about patio cleaning if you're only right now looking to install a brand new garden patio, however, as time passes, if you wish to keep your patio in tip top condition, you'll have to be cleaning it quite regularly. It is going to be a slightly different situation if you are extending or adding onto a patio which is already there. In this situation you'll probably need to scrub up the old slabs so that they match as closely as possible to the new patio slabs that are being laid, otherwise the whole thing will look messy. In general chemical cleaning or high-pressure water jetting is the most effective solution to cleaning a patio and you should find that most patio cleaning firms in Stone will provide both of those services, to get your patio clean. Cleaning professionals in Stone will use specialised high-pressure equipment for this purpose, and this tends to be superior to any jet washer that you or I would use for our outdoor cleaning projects. (Tags: Patio Cleaning Stone, Patio Jet Washing Stone, Jet Washing Patios Stone)

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Patio Grouting Stone: Grout and joints which are eroding or cracked is the main problem that you'll encounter with older patios. Whenever you're confronted with this problem, you will most likely have grass and weeds growing up between the slabs and the whole paved area will look awful. To tackle this, you could maybe pour boiling water on the weeds which is the best way to eradicate weeds without chemicals, or you could use an effective weedkiller. It is usually a tricky job to replace the grout, and the toughest task of all is the removing of the old, crumbling grouting. When all is said and done it is pointless re-doing the joints if your patio slabs are rocking and loose, since it will not solve the problem, and getting the entire patio re-slabbed is the only effective solution. Removing the damaged mortar using a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade, will be the next job if your slabs are secure. Give the entire patio a thorough clean-up once you're finished and re-joint 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 method. Most professional Stone patio layers will help you with patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get an estimate. (Tags: Grouting Patios Stone, Patio Grouting Stone, Patio Re-Grouting Stone)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Stone: A more recent invention that is mostly used for driveways in Stone, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass easily through it, preventing most of the surface water issues that can occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also hardwearing, UV stable, weed resistant, colour fast, non-slip, attractive, available in lots of colours, easy to maintain and long lasting, they're in addition highly adaptable and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them great for business as well as private use.

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Stone patio specialists will likely help you with patio cleaning in Stone, patio sealing in Stone, patio re-grouting in Stone, block paving patios in Stone, patios around decking in Stone, flagstone patios in Stone, garden patios and pathways in Stone, garden patios and terraces in Stone, patios and decking in Stone, the removal of patios in Stone, patio removal in Stone, the restoration of patios in Stone, patios around ponds in Stone, patio replacement in Stone, gravel patios in Stone, ornamental patios in Stone, cheap patios in Stone, patio installation in Stone, patio design in Stone, concrete patios in Stone and other patio related tasks in Stone, Staffordshire.

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A few Stone streets serviced by Stone patio layers: White Hart Court, Beechwood Drive, Grange Road, Marlborough Road, Stafford Road, Princes Street, Edward Street, Dominic Court, Pembroke Drive, Millstone Court, Newman Close, Larchfields, Mount Road, Wulfad Court, Oak Road, Fraser Close, Morland Close, Ridge Croft, Copeland Drive, Brookfield Court, Queens Square, Johnson Grove, Crown Street, Cressey Close, Beech Court, Saltersford Rise, Dixon Close, Cedars Drive, Green Close, St. Chads Close.

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