Patio Layers Walton-on-Thames

Walton-on-Thames Patio Layers (KT12): When you are planning on changing a part of your back garden into an outdoor living area, there are two or three possibilities which you can consider. Installing a patio is one of the preferred of these options and is a way to generate a surface on which you can place garden furniture, barbecues, and plant pots that is very flat and stable. If you wisely choose the position and design of your patio area the result will be a seamless and smooth transition between your house and your garden, increasing your usable living space.

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While a smaller patio project may be something that you could undertake on your own should you be conversant with this type of undertaking, it is most likely that you will need to employ the services of a specialist Walton-on-Thames patio layer to carry out the project on your behalf, particularly for complicated patios. It isn't simply the installation of your garden patio you must look at but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste plus the introduction of required patio materials.

A huge advantage to having a professional patio layer to talk to, is that you're able to get tips about what's practical in light of your space and layout. They might also offer suggestions about the best materials to complete the job. Ask them if you can see some images of patios they've previously worked on in the area, this will offer you some ideas regarding what may be practical for your garden space and exactly how it might look when it's done.

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Before any work actually starts, you need to discuss several things with your patio builder. This would be looked at as the project planning phase and it's important if your completed patio is going to be what you wanted. This preparatory dialogue could cover such aspects as where a skip can be positioned, the preferred location for your patio, does the site need levelling, what sort of paving slabs are to be used, and are there any drains or manholes in the way.

Preparation of the Area: This step of the patio project includes the removing and disposal of surrounding debris and unwanted paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to get down to the firmer sub-soil, spreading of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent pressing down and levelling of this material, overlaying using a bedding layer like sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When everything has been prepared the patio layer will begin installing the patio slabs, exactly how this level proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you have picked, and will be relatively uncomplicated if the ground preparation was carried out correctly and the final base is level and stable.

Materials: There is a wide assortment of materials that may be used for building patios, amongst the most widely used are: sandstone, gravel, limestone, composite tiles, bricks, slate, slabs, cobbles, concrete, asphalt, setts, granite and blocks.

Patio Ideas Walton-on-ThamesPatio Ideas Walton-on-Thames: The assortment of layout and design ideas which can be applied to a patio are limitless and unless you are good at designing stuff you should talk to a local Walton-on-Thames landscaper or patio design specialist if you have your heart set on something out of the ordinary. You might choose to keep it simple and go with a plain square or rectangular shape on a single level or you might incorporate split levels and different shapes to give more character to your patio or look better on an inclined garden for instance. Bespoke patios can be pricey so keep your budget in mind at all times and if you are leaning towards a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Specific aspects of your patio are going to be dependent upon the space you have available and the shape of your garden, if there is limited space your options will be somewhat restricted. Your local Walton-on-Thames 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 circular patio, a split-level patio, a patterned concrete patio, a mosaic patio, a stone patio, a free form patio or a block paved patio. Look on Google Images or Pinterest for extra inspiration.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Walton-on-Thames: Patio or paving slabs are offered in all sizes and shapes, their prices can vary widely too. Which slabs you choose for your patio could be dependant upon current trends, your planned budget, whether you need to match existing materials and personal tastes. The most favoured patio slabs laid in Walton-on-Thames gardens these days are made from concrete or sandstone and these are readily available in garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (in 2018) start from approximately £3 up to £15 although they are generally sold in packs or 20 or more. Typical sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22-38mm.

Driveways Walton-on-Thames: While you are getting a new patio laid you might need to renew your driveway as well. Some patio builders in Walton-on-Thames will be happy to handle this job for you, and it might be advantageous to get it done at the same time so you only have one lot of mess and can use the same skip for the removal of waste. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether it will stretch to this additional work, but it is certainly worth taking into consideration.

Hard Landscaping Walton-on-Thames: Pathways, patios and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (occasionally called "hardscaping"), which in a nut-shell means any kind of garden architecture and design created using construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials such as trees, shrubs and grasses, which are normally referred to as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture might also be termed as "hard landscaping".

Patio Re-Grouting Walton-on-Thames

Patio Grouting Walton-on-Thames: With existing patios one of the main problems is with cracked and crumbling joints or grouting. When this occurs the patio may look very messy and probably have weeds and grass sprouting up in between the slabs. You could constantly use weedkiller to relieve this problem or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is a very good solution to kill weeds without using chemicals. Repairing the grout isn't easy and the hardest job is to rake out the existing grout which will probably be a sand and cement mix. If your slabs are loose and unstable there is little point repairing the joints since it won't have much effect, and you actually need to get the entire patio re-done. If your slabs are relatively stable and firm you can press on and hook out the old mortar by utilizing a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area 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 system and others are applied using the wet slurry method. Most professional patio layers in Walton-on-Thames will help you with patio repointing, so get in touch with one near you to get a quote.

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Walton-on-Thames: A relatively recent invention that is predominately used for driveways in Walton-on-Thames, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, allowing water to pass through it, reducing most of the surface water issues that can occasionally occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios and driveways are also slip resistant, attractive, UV stable, available in a variety of colours, colour fast, relatively maintenance free, long lasting, weed resistant and hardwearing, they are furthermore very adaptive and can easily incorporate customized logos and designs, making them suitable for commercial as well as residential use.

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