Patios, Retaining Walls, Steps, Decking, and more...
We've laid many hundreds of paving stones & patios built over the many years and our hard landscaping experience, and quality is second to none. Enhance the appearance of your own garden projects/driveways, patio or other property you may manage with our hard-landscaping services here at Splinter-landscapes.
We can install high-quality stones, or precast slabs in a variety of colours, and patterns to any design specification. During the duration of our hard landscaping projects. We lay the block paving or patio slabs, on a substantial sub base on a compacted mortar base. We point slabs by hand for good bonding. Our work is always guaranteed by us for many years.Read More
Selecting the correct materials for hard landscaping
All gardens must have basic structural elements. Comprising of walls, fences, paths and so on - in order to link, separate or screen various areas of the plot. This hard framework will be composed of different materials put together to create a particular effect. The result must be satisfactory in both visual and practical terms. The materials used in garden construction vary enormously in cost, durability, maintenance requirements and aesthetic appeal. To make the best of your garden landscape design. It is important that you choose the materials bearing all these factors in mind.
Patio hard landscapes preparation advice.
A patio should ideally be built where it will receive the most sunshine. Ideally south-facing, this is easy to find out. If you have no compass, look in your area for Sky satellite dishes, these always point south-south-east, or just a few degrees off. As a rough guide to the size of a patio, you should allow sufficient space to accommodate garden furniture for four people.
The minimum practical size for this is about 40 sq ft ). The large area of the patio will prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground as normal.
The entire patio must slope slightly - about 1 inch in 6 ft (25 mm in 1.8 m) towards the garden or flower bed, but not towards the house walls. If the ground naturally slopes towards the house you may have to incorporate drainage. In this case, Marshall's explains the linear drainage system that can be used. This helps to divert the rainwater sideways to a suitable drainage point, back to home page.