Patios Walton-on-Thames

Walton-on-Thames Patio Layers: As soon as the spring arrives every year we dream of spending much more time outdoors and of course the garden is the most obvious place for that to happen. After a dismal and wet winter in Walton-on-Thames, the garden may be a bit too muddy to do much, so laying a nice new patio is the answer to this. If you've already got a patio but it's starting to get uneven and overrun with weeds you could be considering having a new one laid or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the old one if the patio slabs are still sound and in good condition.

Whilst a modest patio project may well be a task that you could attempt on your own if you are used to that type of work, it is most likely that you'll want to locate a professional Walton-on-Thames patio layer to carry out the job on your behalf, especially for larger and trickier patios. It isn't just the installation of your garden patio you must think about but the removal and disposal of the waste and the introduction of new patio materials. You also need to bear in mind that building patios is fairly back-breaking work, particularly if the old patio was concreted in position. A large paving slab with a layer of concrete on is likely to be rather weighty, so at least get somebody to help you lift these, if you opt to do-it-yourself.

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A skilled Walton-on-Thames patio contractor can give you advice on what you can and can't have, recommend and order suitable materials and come up with an effective patio design for you to compliment your available area. Always ask for a brochure, any dependable patio contractor will be willing to let you see a portfolio of patio jobs that they have previously done in the Walton-on-Thames area. From this portfolio you ought to be able to get an idea of just what your patio project will look like when it is completed, this will assist you to determine your preferred materials and design.

Project Planning: It is advisable to discuss with your chosen patio contractor in relation to certain matters which have to be decided during the planning stage, like: the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed, what materials you are using, what is your patioed area going to be used for, where is the perfect location for your patio, does it need to slope away from the property, does the area need to be levelled, easy access to the patio, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drain covers, trees etc) as well as other issues which your Walton-on-Thames patio expert will highlight.

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Preparation of the Area: This step of the patio project includes the extraction and disposal of surface materials and old paving waste, digging up of topsoil to reach the more stable sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore material or sub-base and the resulting pressing down and levelling of this material, overlaying with a bedding layer like sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When the area has all been got ready your patio builder will start putting down the slabs, how this stage proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you have chosen, and should be comparatively uncomplicated as long as the surface preparation was done properly and the base is flat and solid.

Patio Edgings Walton-on-Thames: Although it will depend on the style and layout of the patio, you might possibly be able to use a stylish edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. You can find several kinds of patio edgings, although they'll not all be suited to your specific patio finish, so choose carefully if you decide to go with an edging. You could pick a blockwork/brick edging, a contoured stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a coping stone edging or a short brick wall edging. Talk to your Walton-on-Thames patio installer about the options and find out what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They may have photos of patio edgings they have used on jobs previously.

Materials for Paving: There are a wide variety of materials which you may use for building patios, amongst the most popular are: sandstone, slabs, asphalt, cobbles, slate, composite materials, limestone, gravel, setts, granite, concrete, bricks and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas Walton-on-ThamesPatio Ideas Walton-on-Thames: The number of design and layout ideas which can be applied to your patio are limitless and unless you're quite good at designing stuff you may wish to confer with a local Walton-on-Thames landscaper or patio design specialist if you're planning something fancy. You could keep it simple and go with a simple square or rectangular shape on a single level or you could incorporate various shapes on split levels to give more character to your patio or look better on an inclined garden for example. Bespoke patios can be pricey so keep your budget in mind constantly and if you are leaning towards a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Specific aspects of your patio will be affected by the space you have available and the shape of your garden, if you have not much space your options will be somewhat restricted. Your local Walton-on-Thames patio specialist will advise you on how best to proceed. A few ideas for patios that may get you mind whirring include: a flagstone patio, a circular patio, a brick patio, a free form patio, a split-level patio, a mosaic patio or a pattern imprinted concrete patio. Check out Pinterest or Flickr for more inspirational ideas.

Driveway Installation Walton-on-Thames: At the same time as you're getting a new patio laid you might need to upgrade your driveway too. Some patio builders in Walton-on-Thames will gladly tackle this job for you, and it might be advantageous to get it done at the same time so you only generate one lot of mess and can use one large skip for the removal of waste. This of course will be dependent on your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this extra work, but it's certainly worth thinking about.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Walton-on-Thames: A relatively recent innovation which is mainly used for driveways in Walton-on-Thames, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling rain water to easily pass through it, avoiding some of the surface water problems that can sometimes occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also long lasting, slip resistant, attractive, UV stable, relatively maintenance free, available in lots of colours, weed resistant, colour fast and durable, they're additionally very versatile and can readily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them suitable for business as well as home use.

Patio and Driveway Sealing Walton-on-Thames: Sealing is a fantastic way to protect your driveway, path, paved area or patio in Walton-on-Thames and is very effective for block paved areas where the sand can easily be flushed out of the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing inhibits this irritating sand loss which can be a common problem when jet washing in particular. This is not the sole benefit of sealing which can also prevent unsightly staining, restrict the growth of grass, weed and moss, make the area easier and quicker to clean, prolong the lifespan of your patio or driveway, reduce the risk of future repairs and enhance the colour of your paving blocks or slabs. Pavement and patio sealers are water resistant and shouldn't peel or blister, various products are available for different purposes including tarmac restorers, block paving sealants, natural stone sealers and imprinted concrete sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Walton-on-Thames, Patio Sealing Walton-on-Thames)

Patio Furniture Walton-on-Thames: Once you have finished work on your patio you will be keen to purchase some comfortable patio furniture to complement your new outdoor space. There is plenty to consider when buying patio furniture and you need to put as much thought into this decision as you would shopping for furniture for the inside of your home. Throughout the summertime you'll likely spend more time sitting on your patio as you do indoors, so taking your time is crucial. You should not just cram in as much furniture as you can, you should utilize the available space intelligently. It might be a good idea to continue the colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior, this helps to preserve the natural flow of the space.

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Artificial Lawns Walton-on-Thames: Another option which you might want to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is equally low maintenance, long lasting but can be installed a good deal more cheaply than a stone patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks the same as genuine grass, both close up and from a distance, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you're in need of a more economical solution for your garden space in Walton-on-Thames, then artificial grass may just be the answer for you. Excessive stone and concrete can give a very dull appearance to your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more calming. The cost of putting in artificial grass in Walton-on-Thames is roughly the same as cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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