Large patio installation in Ashtead Surrey
This project takes us to Ashtead in Surrey. We were approached by Mr and Mrs Reynolds to provide a quote for a new patio that they wanted constructing in their back garden. Ralph, our landscape foreman attended the quote and measured up. The brief was to install a slate patio with a pathway down to a shed and outbuilding. Due to the levels in the garden the patio would have to be raised and the client did not want any steps from the patio to the path due to taking some light machinery down it. There were a few changes to the design at the beginning and then the client decided on which one to go forward with.
The next stage was ensuring the client was happy with the paving choice. Mr and Mrs Reynolds chose Green Slate from London Stone after visiting their showroom.
After all the necessary paperwork the job was booked in.
Our team liaised with the client's throughout the project to ensure they were happy as we went along with the installation. The client informed us of all the services under the ground and these were marked out.
First step was to clear all the shrubs and dig out the route the pathway was going to take. Next the team needed to clear the old paving and side path and mark out the new patio shape.
Footings were constructed for the small brick wall that would raise the patio. We did quote for re-turfing after the work but the client was keen to keep his current lawn so where possible we used boards to cover the existing grass and at the end of the day took them off to let the light get to the grass. Next the brickwork was started and the mot type 1 aggregate bought in. Once all the mot type 1 had been laid and compacted our team started to lay the paving on a full bed of cement. The patio had a slight fall to the lawn away from the house.
Once all the paving had been installed it was time to point the patio. We had some super guys from London Stone and GftK come and demonstrate one of their products and our guys finished off the job. The result is a bomb proof grout that looks superb against the green slate.
The rich colours really show through when wet and will make for a lovely relaxing space to dine in the summer with the riven effect catching the light. This type of paving would suit both a traditional and contemporary setting.
A similar sized patio and path in this size and stone would cost around £11,000+VAT