The Actual Cost of Laying Patios
Every homeowner needs a beautiful patio. It’s a nice space to hold your parties and barbeques every other holiday. However, some people assume that laying patios is an expensive undertaking that only the wealthy homeowners can afford. This is far from the truth.
The cost of laying a patio will depend on various factors such as the area you live in, the kind of features and materials used during installation. The design and style used when laying patios will also impact on the overall cost.
It’s best to hire a reliable contractor like the Brickwork Maintenance team to lay your patio because you won’t have to come up with your own design plan and it gives you the peace of mind that the job will be done well.
Expert patio contractors will always be ready to listen to what you want and then analyse/inspect your home to understand what’s suitable.
If you already have an existing patio or garden, the contractor will have to dig it out first and this would mean you’ll pay an additional amount. If the foundation is not properly laid, the resulting patio will not look the part. The hedges also need to be well aligned so that the patio looks neat and beautiful.
The cost of laying patios will significantly depend on the material you choose. The most common materials used when constructing patios include natural stone, brick and pavers. Natural stone and flagstone are popular choices because they give that outdoor space a unique look. However, natural stone is pretty expensive and it takes more time to lay down compared to a material like brick. Bricks on the other hand, come with lots of maintenance issues even though they are significantly cheaper than natural stone. A professional like us will advise the right material for laying patios based on your budget and needs.