If your garden has yet to include a patio, you are most definitely in the minority, as most UK homeowners have a suitable platform for rest and relaxation. The long summers offer the chance to spend your downtime sipping your favourite cocktail while relaxing on a sun lounger, and if this idea appeals, here is a basic guide to building a patio.
Choosing the Material
There is a choice of materials that can be used to construct a patio, which include the following:
- Natural Pavers
- Man Made Pavers
- Block Paving
- Poured Concrete
- Timber Decking
Designing a patio in Chessington is easy of you enlist the help of a local paving specialist, and they can quote you for the project, which would include the excavation, laying a foundation, and finally setting the stones. Drainage might be an issue, and if necessary, the paving company would lay some drainage pipes under the foundation, then with your choice of edging stones and a small retaining wall to host a few flowers and shrubs, your new patio is ready for use.
While the sun can be pleasant, ideally, you will need some shading, and with a tailor-made retractable awning in place, you have the best of both worlds. Failing that, why not invest in a couple of large umbrellas? If you are ready to make a considerable investment, you could commission a fully retractable roof, and this would see the value of your home increase significantly.
Talk to your local paving specialist, who would have a wide range of designs to choose from, and once a design is agreed upon, they can quote a price for the project.