Over the years we have installed hundreds of patios across Essex.
Its little wonder when a patio is an almost essential part of the garden; providing a permanent hard standing that is not only practical i.e. enabling you to step out of your property without getting covered in mud, but it will also improve a garden aesthetically.
With a huge variety of paving to choose from and endless design possibilities, patio paving can transform any outdoor space, large or small and there is something to suit every taste and property type.
In today’s article we are taking a closer look at some of the main benefits of installing a patio, with our rundown of 7 key reasons.
As we have already touched on, there’s a huge array of natural and man-made paving to choose from that will suit any property and its surroundings.
There’s everything from Indian Sandstone to Granite, Block Paving to Porcelain or Ceramic tiles to Limestone.
Contemporary, modern or antique styles can be achieved to suit any property type.
The list of materials is to choose from is so exhaustive you may find it difficult to choose your favourite.
As well as a wide choice of paving types, there’s also endless design possibilities and laying patterns that can be achieved with patio paving.
Some types of paving, such as the Marshalls Heritage paving, can be laid in a whopping 27 different laying patterns!
Factor in different styles of complementary edging, circle packs, octagon and hexagon packs, raised features and steps, you’ll soon realise that the only limit to the possibilities is your imagination.
Patio paving can transform tired spaces into beautiful garden areas that are great for relaxing and entertaining.
Old slabs of concrete, grass areas and worn out pathways can be transformed into amazing patio areas that will give your garden the wow factor.
To view some of our patio transformations, please click here.
There’s not only the aesthetic and practical advantages of patio paving to consider, but a professionally designed and installed patio can add serious value to your property.
A well-designed garden with adequate hard standing is a major selling point for many homebuyers and the cost of having a patio installed can easily be recouped in additional value added to your home.
Generally, most patio paving is very low maintenance in nature.
Some paving types require more maintenance than others, but, in general, patios are far easier to maintain than green areas such as your lawn or plant beds.
By creating a patio area in your Essex property, you’ll be decreasing the amount of maintenance your garden requires, giving you more time to spend doing the things you really enjoy doing with the little spare time you have available.
Patio paving is an excellent way to form a hard standing in any garden environment.
Patios are perfect for relaxing and entertaining and can be used all year round.
In the UK, BBQ’s are an extremely popular past time during the summer months. And there’s no better place to setup your BBQ and garden furniture than on your beautiful patio area.
Professionally installed patio paving will stand the test of time and can withstand heavy pedestrian use for more than 20 years.
A well-designed patio should always take into consideration your gardens drainage requirements.
In some cases, this may mean incorporating a fall on the patio to channel the water away from your property to either a lawn area or plant bed.
Other circumstances may permit the use of a linear drainage system, slot drain or hopper system. In any case, proper planning or your patio area will prevent puddling on your new paved surface.
If your existing hard surface falls victim of standing water, then having a professionally installed patio will improve drainage and prevent future standing water and puddling from appearing on your hard standing.
At SE Landscapes we specialise in paving and we have transformed gardens and outdoor spaces right across Essex including Chelmsford, Wickford, Witham, Billericay, Maldon, Brentwood and Basildon.
If you’re considering having a new patio installed in Essex, then don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking here or you can call us on 01245 697 688 and our friendly staff will arrange for your free no obligation consultation.
During your visit our owner Will, will take you through the options and discuss ideas with you to help you create your dream patio and will also provide you with a no obligation written quote.
If you have any questions regarding our patio installation service in Essex, as always, please leave them in the comments section below or give us a call.