How to Build your Own Patio

If you don’t already have a garden terrace, you would certainly be in the minority, as most UK homeowners have a nice area for family R&R, and should you be thinking about a DIY solution, here is a brief by descriptive guide on how to create a stunning patio.

Decide on a Suitable Area

Ideally, the patio will adjoin to the rear or the side of the house, and taking everything into consideration, peg out the area you plan to put the terrace. You will need to dig out some soil, just how much depends on the garden itself. You should have at least 8-10 inches in depth, which is suitable for laying some hardcore, then the slabs or stones would sit on top of that.

Suitable Patio Materials

The range of materials suitable for building a patio include

  • Block Paving
  • Poured Concrete
  • Natural Stone
  • Crazy Paving
  • Timber Decking

Hire a Skip

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you won’t generate a lot of waste, because you most certainly will. There are affordable skip hire services in Knaresborough, and by calling them, you can have a skip delivered on the morning you start preparing. The skip should be big enough to take everything that is removed for the patio foundations, plus a little more, and by having it left as close as possible, the removal process will be straightforward.

Essential Materials

All the materials should be on-site when you begin, and you will need some timber to shore up the patio prior to building it. Take your time preparing the ground, putting in sufficient hardcore to create a thick layer before you add the sand and cement.

Online Tutorials

The great thing about the Internet is the tutorial videos you can find on just about any topic, and by following the instructions, your patio will slowly come together.

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