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Wigan Patio Layers: As soon as the spring appears each year most people start to think about spending a lot more time out in the fresh air and obviously the garden is the most natural place to begin. After a long and damp winter in Wigan, the garden could be a bit of a quagmire, therefore putting in a nice new patio may be the answer to make the garden usable. If you do currently have a patio but it has become overgrown with weeds and uneven you could possibly be wondering about getting a new one laid down or perhaps getting the existing one re-laid if the paving slabs are still in good condition.

Though a smaller patio assignment may well be a job that you could undertake yourself if you are conversant with that type of work, it is more likely to be the case that you may need to get a specialist Wigan patio layer to do the project for you, especially for larger and trickier patios. It isn't simply the laying of your garden patio that you should take into account but also the removal and disposal of the waste plus the introduction of new patio products. It's also wise bear in mind that installing patios can be quite back-breaking work, particularly if your old patio was bedded in concrete. A large sized patio slab with a layer of concrete on is going to be extremely heavy, so you should at least get someone to assist you in lifting these, should you decide to do-it-yourself.

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An established Wigan patio layer will be able to give you advice on what you should and shouldn't have, recommend and supply appropriate materials and work out a superb patio design for you to fit in with your available space. Request a brochure, most good patio layers will be willing to show you a portfolio of patio assignments which they have previously done in the Wigan area. By seeing this brochure you should be able to get a good idea of exactly what your project will look like when its finished, this will help you to settle on your preferred layout and materials.

The Planning of The Project: You might want to speak to your chosen patio contractor concerning certain things which should be decided during the planning stage, like: the measuring the area to be patioed, does it need to slope away from the property, are there any obstacles in the way (trees, manholes etc), does the area need levelling out, what is the patioed area going to be used for, access to the patio, what materials you are using, what is the perfect location for your patio along with other matters which your Wigan patio expert will explain.

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Getting the Area Ready: This stage of the patio project will involve the removing and disposal of surface debris and any unwanted paving waste, digging up of topsoil to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore material or sub-base and the resulting levelling and tamping of this material, covering with a bedding material like sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When the area has all been prepared the patio contractor will begin laying the patio slabs, precisely how this level proceeds depends upon the materials you have picked, and should be relatively straightforward so long as the surface preparation was executed properly and the base is flat and solid.

Patio Edging Wigan: Dependant upon the style and layout of your patio, you might possibly be able to add a stylish edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. You can find numerous types of edgings for patios, although they'll not all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so be sure to choose the right product if you opt to go for an edging. You could have a coping stone edging, a rounded kerbstone edging, a wavy stone edging, a low brick wall edging or a blockwork/brick edging. Check with your Wigan patio installer concerning the available options and find out what they consider will go best with your style of patio. They might have images of patio edgings they've used on previous projects.

Paving Materials: There are a vast array of materials which can be used for building a patio, amongst the most widely used are: composite tiles, sandstone, slate, limestone, asphalt, bricks, slabs, cobbles, setts, concrete, granite, gravel and blocks.

Patio Design Ideas WiganPatio Ideas Wigan: The variety of layout and design ideas that can be used in your patio are endless and unless you're quite skilled at designing stuff you might choose to confer with a local Wigan landscaper or patio design specialist if you're planning something a bit out of the ordinary. You might choose to keep it simple with a plain square or rectangular shape on one level or you could incorporate various shapes on split levels to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloped garden for instance. Custom made patios can be expensive so be alert to your budget requirements constantly and if you are looking for a cheap patio, keep the design simple. Specific aspects of your patio are going to be dependent upon the shape of your garden and the space you have available, if you've got not much space your alternatives will be somewhat restricted. Your local Wigan patio specialist will be able to advise you on how best to proceed. Some patio ideas which may get you thinking include: a circular patio, a brick patio, a free form patio, a mosaic patio, a pattern imprinted concrete patio, a split-level patio or a flagstone patio. Check out Pinterest or Flickr for additional inspiration.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Wigan: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all manner of sizes and shapes, the prices can vary widely as well. What sort of slabs you use for your own patio may be influenced by current trends, your budget, whether you need to match pre-existing materials and personal taste. The most popular patio slabs used in Wigan gardens nowadays are manufactured from sandstone or concrete and a variety of these can easily be bought in DIY stores and garden centres. Prices (in 2018) start from about £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in bulk packs.

Driveways Wigan: At the same time as you're having a new patio laid you may also decide to renew your driveway too. Some patio builders in Wigan will also be prepared to handle this job for you, and it could be better to get it done at the same time so you only generate one lot of mess and you are able to use just one skip for your waste removal. This of course will depend upon your budget and whether it will stretch to this extra work, but it's definitely worth looking into.

Hard Landscaping Wigan: Pathways, patios and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping" (sometimes called "hardscaping"), which essentially signifies any kind of garden architecture and design made from construction materials, rather than plant based materials such as grasses, shrubs and trees, which are referred to as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture may also be termed as "hard landscaping".

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Patio Grouting Wigan: With old patios one of the key issues is with cracked joints or grouting. If this happens the patio area may look untidy and no doubt have grass and weeds sprouting up in between the slabs. You can continually use weedkiller to relieve this annoying problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a very good technique to eradicate weeds without chemicals. Repairing the grouting can be a tricky job and the toughest thing is to remove the old grout which will probably be a sand and cement mix. If the slabs are loose and moving re-doing the joints is pointless since it won't make much difference, and you need to to get the entire thing re-done. If your slabs are reasonably secure and stable you can go ahead and hook out the old mortar by utilizing a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the whole area a thorough clean-up when you're done and re-joint the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in technique.

Flagstone Patios Wigan: Of the many materials you can use for building a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are many reasons why you ought to think about this material for your new patio in Wigan, and these include the fact that flagstones look more natural and organic, flagstones come in subtle shades with innate variations, flagstones are long lasting and durable, flagstones have irregular shapes and textures, flagstones can be laid dry to provide a permeable surface, they are just the thing for "free form" patios and plants or grasses can be grown between the stones to soften the look of the patio. These kinds of patio have much appeal mostly because flagstones are natural quarried stones cut from travertine, slate, limestone, sandstone and bluestone.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Wigan: A more contemporary invention which is mostly used for driveways in Wigan, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of coloured aggregate stones and resin which can be mixed on-site, cold. The surface is permeable, allowing rain water to pass easily through it, avoiding most of the flooding problems that can occasionally occur with paving slabs. Resin bound patios and driveways are also slip resistant, attractive, colour fast, available in different colours, long lasting, durable, relatively maintenance free, UV stable and weed resistant, they're in addition highly adaptive and can incorporate custom designs and logos, making them perfect for business as well as private use.

Patio Furniture Wigan: Once you've finished your patio you'll need to purchase some comfortable patio furniture to complement your newly created outside space. There's a lot to consider when buying patio furniture and you need to spend just as much time over this decision as you would in shopping for furniture for the interior of your house. Throughout the summertime you'll probably spend more time relaxing on your patio than you do in the house, so having a measured approach is vital. You should not just pack in as much furniture as you can, you should use the available space carefully. It might be a nice idea to continue your colour scheme from the inside to the outside, this helps to preserve the natural flow of the space.

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Artificial Lawns Wigan: Another option which you may want to consider instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which is similarly low maintenance, long lasting and can be done more cheaply than a patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks like real grass, both from afar and close up, but it never has to be mowed and never grows. If you're searching for a cost effective solution for your outside space in Wigan, then artificial grass may just be the answer for you. Large areas stone and concrete can give a very stark appearance to your garden, the green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more soothing. The cost of artificial grass in Wigan is on a par with doing it with cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the cost of higher end patio slabs.

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