Patio Layers Whittlesey

Whittlesey Patio Layers (PE7): There are one or two possibilities to choose from if you are thinking of turning a part of your garden into an outdoor living area. One of the most common ways is to install a patio, which provides a very level and sturdy surface on which to stand plant pots, BBQ's, and garden furniture. A seamless transition between your home and garden can be achieved, therefore increasing your functional living space, whilst improving the style and design of your property.

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Whilst a limited patio project may be a task that you could accomplish yourself should you be conversant with this kind of work, it is most likely that you may need to locate a competent Whittlesey patio layer to carry out the project on your behalf, especially for bigger patios. It is not simply the installing of your garden patio that you need to think about but the removing and disposal of the waste and the introduction of new patio materials. It's also wise keep in mind that laying patios can be quite back-breaking work, especially when the existing slabs were concreted in position. A large sized paving slab with a lump of concrete on is going to be extremely weighty, therefore at the very least get someone to help you lift these, should you opt to tackle it yourself.

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A bonus of having a knowledgeable patio layer on hand to talk to, is that you're able to get information and advice about what's practical in light of your garden layout and available space. They may additionally offer guidance on the appropriate materials for the project. Ask to look at some photographs of patios they have previously worked on in the area, this should offer you some insight into what's possible in your garden and what it might look like when it is finished.

Before any actual work commences, you'll want to go over several things with your patio builder. This is known as the project planning period and it's vital if your completed patio is to look like you envisioned. This initial dialogue must cover such matters as does the site need levelling, the exact location of the patio, are there manholes in the way, where a skip can be positioned for the removal of waste, and what kind of slabs will be used.

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The proper preparing of the area where the patio is going to be located is essential if the finished patio is to be of acceptable quality. This work will include digging out soil to an appropriate level, adding at least a 50mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a wacker and finally applying a 25mm covering of sharp sand or similar.

Laying the Paving: After you've got a robust and flat base laid, your patio contractor is able to move on to the laying of the paving slabs. As long as the ground preparation has been properly done, this next step of the process should be relatively easy and the patio you envisioned will rapidly take shape and you will shortly be gazing upon a beautiful garden space where you will be able to sit out and enjoy the sunshine

Patio Edgings Whittlesey: To finish the job off properly, you may be able to add a lovely edging to your patio. This will of course depend upon the planned style and layout that you choose. The different colours and kinds of patio edgings being offered are never-ending and your main job is going to be to pick the most suitable pattern to suit your patio layout. You will possibly be deciding between a blockwork/brick edging, a short brick wall edging, a coping stone edging, a contoured stone edging or a kerbstone edging. If you are finding it challenging to make a decision about exactly what edging will go best with your patio design, ask your Whittlesey patio layer for a bit of guidance. Their patio portfolio will likely feature heaps of pics of patio edgings that they've used previously.

Materials for Paving: Patios and pathways can be built from a whole host of different materials, the most common being bricks, granite, setts, cobbles, composite tiles, blocks, concrete, gravel, slate, asphalt, slabs, limestone and sandstone.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Whittlesey: As may be expected, patio slabs come in many different sizes and at various price points. Issues like current trends, personal tastes, the need to match pre-existing materials and your budget will have an impact on the sort of patio slabs you decide to use. The most popular patio slabs used in Whittlesey gardens today are made of sandstone or concrete and a wide variety of these can easily be purchased in garden centres and DIY merchants. Paving slab prices (in 2020) range from around £3 up to £15 although they are typically sold in bulk packs of 20 or more. Standard sizes are: 300mm x 300mm, 450mm x 450mm and 600mm x 600mm, the thicknesses vary from 22-38mm.

Hard Landscaping Whittlesey: Patios, driveways and paths can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which effectively means any type of garden architecture and design fashioned from construction materials, as opposed to plant related materials such as grasses, shrubs and trees, which are normally referred to as "soft landscaping". At a pinch, I suppose you might even consider garden furniture as hard landscaping.

Flagstone Patios Whittlesey: Of all the materials which you can use for constructing a patio, flagstone is considered among the best. There are many reasons why you should think about this material for your patio in Whittlesey, such as the fact that plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look, flagstones look more natural and organic, they are durable and long lasting, flagstones come in rich colours with innate variations, flagstones have distinctive, irregular textures and shapes, flagstone patios can be laid dry to give a permeable surface and flagstones are ideal for "free form" patios. These kinds of patio have huge appeal largely because flagstones are naturally sourced stones which are quarried and cut from travertine, bluestone, sandstone, slate and limestone.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Whittlesey: A more contemporary invention which is mainly used for creating driveways in Whittlesey, but can equally be used for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, allowing water to easily pass through it, avoiding most of the surface water issues that sometimes occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also UV stable, relatively maintenance free, weed resistant, hardwearing, available in a variety of colours, attractive, long lasting, colour fast and non-slip, they're furthermore extremely adaptable and can easily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them great for commercial as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Whittlesey, Resin Patios Whittlesey)

Problems With Whittlesey Patios: All through this site I've covered a few of the issues that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the primary problems that are likely to occur with a patio: slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, weeds growing in the joints, patio edgings collapsing, cracked or damaged paving slabs, the staining of patio slabs, poor drainage for rainwater, patio slabs which are loose or unstable, trip hazards, sunken patio slabs, dirty patio slabs.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Whittlesey: Applying sealant is a great way to protect your path, paved area, patio or driveway in Whittlesey and can be especially effective for block paved areas where the sand joints can easily be eroded while cleaning. Sealing stops this irritating sand loss that is a frequent problem when jetting in particular. This is not the only benefit of sealing which should also lengthen the life of your patio or driveway, avert staining, reduce the need for future repairs, prevent the growth of moss, grass and weed, improve the colour and look of your patio blocks or slabs and make the area easier and quicker to clean. Patio and driveway sealers are waterproof and do not peel or blister, various types are available for different materials including imprinted concrete sealants, block paving sealers, tarmac restorers and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Whittlesey, Patio Sealing Whittlesey)

Artificial Lawns Whittlesey

Artificial Lawns Whittlesey: Another option which you might want to look at rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is similarly long lasting and low maintenance and can be installed considerably more cheaply than a paved patio and with less disruption and mess. Artificial grass looks like genuine grass, both from a distance and close up, but it never needs mowing and never grows. If you're searching for a more economical solution for your garden space in Whittlesey, then artificial grass could just be the alternative for you. Too much concrete and stone can give a very stark appearance to your garden area, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and more soothing. The cost of installing artificial grass in Whittlesey is roughly the same as when using cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end paving slabs.

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Some Whittlesey addresses serviced by Whittlesey patio layers: Dapple Gardens, West Delph, Market Place, Snowley Park, Swan Road, Northgate Close, Harpers Close, Gull Way, Delph, Plough Crescent, Picketts Close, Eastgate Court, Benwick Road, Lattersey Hill Trading Estate, The Rookery, High Causeway, Station Road, Cock Bank, The Baulk, Portland Place, Otago Road, Victory Avenue, Snoots Road, Roman Close, Childers Street, Finkle Lane, Harvester Road, Duddington Gardens, Reubens Yard, Norman Close, Broad Street.

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