September 25, 2018

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Achieving the perfect garden patio for your home

Landscaping your garden? The perfect patio can deliver a seamless transition from interior to exterior or provide the ideal place for al-fresco entertaining. Once you’ve decided how you want to use your patio then there are some simple tricks to getting it just right.
 
Try a rough layout
 
The size and placement of your patio will be dictated both by the size of your garden and the purpose of your patio. Once you’ve nailed those decisions, you can try a rough layout using string and sheets of newspaper cut roughly to the size of your chosen slabs to mark it out. That way you can visualise how the garden will look once the patio is laid.
 
What’s your style?
 
Match the style of your patio to your home for a streamlined and stylish look whether that’s modern or traditional. Reflect the finish of your property in the slabs you use, choosing sandstone or block paving with red brick and granite or other natural materials for rendered or stone built properties.
 
Choosing smaller slabs creates an intimate cottage garden feel while larger slabs give a contemporary look. Porcelain and polished slabs look cool and modern while riven and natural finishes give a more rustic and traditional feel.
 
Plan your construction
 
You won’t need planning permission to lay a patio unless you live in a listed building or you require substantial earth moving works to lay the solid sub-base. The pavers themselves will be laid on a compacted sand laying course.
 
Make sure there’s adequate access to the site and consider drainage, manhole covers and tree roots - solving those problems can help you to create a unique one-off design that gives your patio some real pizazz!
 
The finishing touches
 
Beautiful planters enhance a patio whether you plant them with vegetables, aromatic herbs or fragrant flowers. Solar powered lighting, a fire pit or barbecue and stylish furniture complete the perfect patio.
 
Call us on 020 3732 4509 and let`s start planning the garden you`ve always wanted.