Spring is finally here and now is the time to think about transforming your garden. A new patio area can give your garden an instant update and with many styles of paving slabs available it needn’t be expensive.
Here are some things to consider when choosing paving slabs for your new patio area
Position of the Sun
This is very important as you don’t want your patio to be permanently in the shade! Think about when and how you want to use the patio and where the sun will be positioned at that time of day.
What Type of Paving Slabs Do You Want
There are many types of paving slabs available to suit every taste and budget. From very expensive Indian Stone, ethically sourced Sawnstone, the natural riven look of Heitage paving to cheaper single size paving slabs. It is worth considering how long you intend to stay at your property, if you’re planning to sell in the near future, you may not want to buy the most expensive paving.
What Will You Use The Patio For?
- Relaxing in the Sun
- Entertaining – will you need a barbecue area built-in?
- Family Meals Al-fresco
- Somewhere to sit in the sun whilst the children play in the garden
Do you want to leave a border for your plants or have free standing plant pots on the patio area. You should also think about how large you want the paved area to be, wheather just enough for some tables or chairs or considerable larger.
Will the area need a retaining wall or steps?
If the patio area need a retaining wall or steps you need to think about what material you would like to use. Do you want the materials to match or contrast or perhaps you would like to use sleepers instead of bricks for the wall.
At Sarum Paving, we have many years experience of installing high quality paving and would be pleased to offer advice and provide a free quotation for your project.
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