Patio & Paving York
Patios can make an interesting and unique addition to any garden. These can be an excellent spot for seating and a social area. As well as fencing, and decking, we are also qualified to lay patios and paving. There are a huge variety of materials that can be used for this, from cobbles, bricks, and patterned tiles, to rough-hewn stone. The patio need not be flat either and can be used as a solid landscaping solution over multiple heights we are happy to discuss possible patio designs with you. This can include a feature patio area which can be sectioned off with decorative garden fencing. Thanks to the fact that it is made from stone, patios and paving are often more durable than wooden or composite decking and are also suitable for fire pits and barbecues. Thanks to their durability, patios are also one of the lowest maintenance parts of any garden. There are a number of different material options for outdoor garden patios and paving.
Natural Stone Patio
A natural stone patio can be the centre point of any garden. They can add a clean, open space, or be used as a path for ease of access, or even to artistically guide someone through it. With the wide variety of different paving stones available, there is a lot we can do with your garden patio. We can offer paving slabs, sometimes called garden flagstones, of neatly cut rock for a clean, crisp look, which can give a garden a sense of order. Alternatively, more irregular stone can create a much more natural feel. All our natural stonework is also carefully sourced and is of high quality. The general term of natural stone encompasses a number of different options to include cobblestones, indian stone, sandstone, granite, slate, marble and porcelain.
Paving Materials Artificial vs. Manufactured Materials
At first glance, artificial paving materials might not sound as aesthetically pleasing as more natural rocks, but when matched with the rest of a garden, it can often look just as good. These manufactured materials also have the benefit of being cheaper than many natural stones, and so are great for anyone looking for a great patio on a budget. Unlike decking, patios don’t need to be made to rigorous safety standards. This means that recycled and reclaimed materials can also be used to create a patio. These can look just as good as any other material, and help save on costs. Examples of manufactured paving options include brick block paving and concrete made slabs - many of which have been made to look like their natural counterparts and can be mixed in with natural stone especially to provide paving edging.
Landscaping And Walls
As well as our fencing and garden services, we are also capable of garden landscaping too. Patios don’t need to just finish with the edge of a flat surface and, when combined with landscaping, they can work well when used as stairs or retaining walls at the border of other parts of a garden. This is a great way to add some vertical depth to your garden, whether it is through its natural slope or with the addition of some raised flower beds. All of these are laid with the same care as any other part of your paving and so you can be sure that it will last for as long as the rest of your patio.
Patio benefits - Low Maintenance
Gardens need constant work to look their best. Grass needs cut, plants need planted and cared for, and some fences and decking can need maintenance from time to time to keep it looking great too. Patios are a great way to cut down on this work without taking away from the looks of your garden. At worst they will just need the occasional sweep to keep them clean and tidy. Our patios are also laid and sealed to ensure that there are no gaps between the paving. This ensures that they do not suffer from weed growth either.