How Do I Lay Patio Stone?

Laying your own patio stones doesn’t need to be difficult. We’ll show you how to do it in 6 steps.  Laying patio stone is typically a 6 step process. First, the area needs to be excavated. Next, the area is laid on a compacted base of crushed stone and granular …

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Painting And Refreshing For Patio Slabs

If you’re looking to refurbish your old patio and bring back some of the vibrancy and life that it once had, look no further. Here are some of the best choices that you can make to return your patio to its former glory and beyond.  An old patio hasn’t reached …

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Resin Bound Pathway

Resin-bound pathways can be an impressive addition to your home and property. However, make sure you know the ins and outs of the installation process and read our latest article to find out the pros and cons as well as what to look out for! Resin-bound pathways are not only …

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Types of Concrete for Driveways & Patios

Plain poured concrete has, for decades, been one of the cheapest ways of laying down a hard surface such as a driveway, but there’s no denying that it looks cheap, too. There are a number of products around that can improve the looks, but first of all let’s look at …

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Laying Concrete on Your Drive or Patio

Laying a concrete driveway is a job that householders often take on as a DIY task, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a good, long-lasting job, as long as you take care in the preparation and the laying. Unless you have a very long drive, it’s likely that …

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Tarmac Options for Your Driveway or Patio

If you’re looking for a new driveway or patio, there are many options available that will suit your needs. This article is going to explore the different tarmac style materials and their benefits and disadvantages in order to help you make your decision. In its simplest form tarmac, also called …

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The Art of Laying Tarmac

In our overview article about tarmac laying, we discussed the fact that it’s not really a job for the ordinary handyman. This is because of the skill level required, the expense of getting in the specialist machinery, and knowing how to use it (see Tarmac Options For Your Driveway Or …

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Stepping Stones for Your Patio

A garden path made from stepping stones is one where the blocks, stones or flags that make up the path are laid down individually with gaps in between them. You need to take a step to get from one to the next, hence the name ‘stepping stones’. And although they …

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Getting The Levels Right on Your Patio

Getting the levels right on a patio is a time-consuming and pain-staking job, but putting effort into it will give you a patio that looks good and drains well. The alternative is a patio where the flags don’t line up correctly, there are height differences at the gaps that get …

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