Patios Torquay

Torquay Patio Layers: As springtime arrives every year many of us start thinking about spending a lot more time in the fresh air and obviously the garden (for those who have one) is the most common place to begin. After a long and damp winter in Torquay, your garden is most likely to be a bit too muddy to walk on, so installing a fabulous new patio should be the answer to this setback. If you currently have a patio but it has become wonky and overrun with weeds you might possibly be wondering about getting a new one laid or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the old one if the paving slabs are still sound and in good condition.

Whilst a small patio project might well be a job that you could accomplish on your own should you be able in that kind of work, it is most likely that you may need to get a skilled Torquay patio layer to do the job on your behalf, particularly for more challenging patios. It isn't just the laying of your garden patio that you should take into account but also the removing and disposal of the waste materials plus the introduction of the required patio products. You should keep in mind that building patios can be quite back-breaking work, especially if the existing patio was concreted in place. A large paving slab with a layer of concrete on it can be pretty weighty, so at the very least ask somebody to assist you in lifting these, should you opt to go it alone.

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A knowledgeable Torquay patio layer should be able to give you advice on what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply the right materials and produce an ideal patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, any reliable patio layer will have a portfolio of jobs that they have previously finished in the Torquay area. By using this brochure you might be able to get a good idea of exactly what your patio project will be like when its completed, this will aid you to choose your preferred design and materials.

The Planning of Your Project: Be certain to discuss with your patio specialist with regards to specific things that should be decided in the planning stage, like: access to the patio, what is the patioed area going to be used for, the measuring the area to be patioed, does the area need levelling out, are there any obstacles in the way (drains, trees etc), do you need a gradient away from the property, what materials are to be used, what's the perfect position for your patio as well as other issues which your Torquay patio builder will point out.

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Getting the Area Ready: This step of the patio project should include the extraction and disposal of surface materials and unwanted paving waste, extraction of topsoil to get down to the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a sub-base or hardcore and the subsequent levelling and tamping of this material, covering using a bedding layer such as sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When everything has been prepared the patio contractor will start laying the slabs, how this process proceeds will depend upon the materials you've selected, and ought to be relatively uncomplicated if the area preparation was done properly and the base is sound and level.

Patio Edgings Torquay: Depending on the style and layout of the patio, you may be able to include an edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. There are many types of edgings for patios, although they will not all be suitable for your specific patio finish, so be sure to choose the right product if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a short brick wall edging, a kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging or a brick/blockwork edging. Talk to your Torquay patio installer concerning the available options and what they consider will best go with your patio. They will have images of patio edgings they have used on other projects.

Materials: There is a vast range of materials that you may use for building a patio, among the most widely used are: concrete, slate, gravel, bricks, slabs, sandstone, cobbles, limestone, composite tiles, granite, asphalt, setts and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas TorquayPatio Design Ideas Torquay: The variety of design and layout ideas that can be used in your patio are limitless and if you're not skilled at designing stuff you might want to confer with a local Torquay landscaper or patio design specialist if you have your heart set on something fancy. You might prefer to keep it simple and go with a plain rectangular or square shape on one level or you could go wild and merge split levels and different shapes to give more character to your patio or look better on an inclined garden for example. Bespoke patios can be costly so keep your budget in mind constantly and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Certain facets of your patio are likely to be dependent on the space that's available and the shape of your garden, if there is limited space your choices may be somewhat restricted. Your local Torquay patio specialist will be able to give you advice on the best way to proceed. Some ideas for patios that might get you mind whirring include: a block paved patio, a circular patio, a stone patio, a free form patio, a mosaic patio, a split-level patio or a poured concrete patio. Look on Flickr or Pinterest for further inspirational ideas.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Torquay: Paving slabs or patio slabs are offered in all manner of sizes and shapes, their prices can differ widely too. What kind of slabs you select for your own patio could be influenced by current fashions, the need to match pre-existing materials, your budget and personal preference. The favourite patio slabs laid in Torquay gardens these days are made from concrete or sandstone and a variety of these are readily available in DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (in 2018) range from roughly £3 up to £15 each though they're typically sold in packs or twenty or more.

Driveway Installation Torquay: When you're getting a nice new patio laid you may also want to replace your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Torquay will gladly deal with this job for you, and it is often advantageous to get it done at the same time so that you only generate one lot of mess and can use just one skip for the waste removal. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this extra work, however it is certainly worth looking at.

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Driveway and Patio Cleaning Torquay: If you are putting in an entire new patio in Torquay then you will likely not be thinking about patio cleaning, although you'll need to do this fairly regularly so as to keep your new patio in the best possible condition. If you're adding to or extending an existing patio area then it might be a good idea to get the old patio slabs cleaned up so that they match the newly laid slabs as closely as possible. Most of the time the cleaning of patios is done by jet washing or chemical cleaning and local Torquay patio cleaning specialists will quite possibly offer both of those services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment which is far superior to the kind of jet washer that some people have in their garage or garden shed.

Flagstone Patios Torquay: Of the varied materials which can be used for constructing a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are many reasons why you should consider this option for your patio in Torquay, such as the fact that they look more natural, plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look of the patio, they are durable and last for many years, flagstones have irregular shapes and textures, flagstones come in a variety of subtle shades, they are just the thing for "free form" patios, giving lots of scope for creativity and they can be laid dry to provide a permeable surface therefore avoiding standing water. This sort of patio has wide appeal largely due to the fact that flagstones are naturally occurring stones which are quarried and fashioned from sandstone, limestone, bluestone, slate and travertine.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Torquay: A relatively recent invention that is in the main used for creating driveways in Torquay, but can effectively be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, enabling water to pass easily through it, preventing most of the surface water issues that occasionally arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also colour fast, durable, long lasting, non-slip, easy to maintain, weed resistant, attractive, available in lots of colours and UV stable, they're in addition very adaptable and can easily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them perfect for commercial as well as residential use.

Patio Furniture Torquay: When you have finished work on your patio you'll need to purchase some patio furniture to complement your new outdoor space. There's a lot to consider when buying patio furniture and you ought to put as much thought into this decision as you would obtaining furniture for the inside of your house. During the summer months you'll likely spend more of your time lounging on your patio area as you do inside, so doing it correctly is important. Don't merely pack in as much furniture as you can, you need to use the available space sensibly. It might be a nice approach to continue the colour scheme from the interior to the exterior of the house, this helps to maintain the smooth flow of the space.

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Artificial Grass Torquay: Another option which you may wish to look at instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which can be equally low maintenance, long lasting but can be installed considerably more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both close up and from a distance, but it doesn't grow and never needs cutting. If you're in need of a cost effective solution for your outside space in Torquay, then artificial grass might just be the alternative for you. Too much stone and concrete can look very drab your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Torquay is roughly the same as when using cheap quality paving but less than half the price of higher end paving slabs.

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