In this section we look at what to think about when choosing and designing your own patio. We look at a range of popular materials, colours and finishes and discuss practical considerations such as drainage and manhole covers. Read on to find out more.
Patio Design: Frequently Asked Questions
At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.
Taking a closer look at Resin
ALDA Landscapes has been an accredited resin installer since 2018, installing resin driveways, paths and surfaces across Reading, Newbury and… Read more.
Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice
We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.
Resin: A Versatile Alternative Landscaping Product
We are now an accredited installer of resin products from the The Resin Mill and recently used it on a driveway… Read more.
Transform your garden with a new patio
It is easy to underestimate the impact a new patio can have on your garden. It can instantly update and… Read more.
Paving Comparison: Yorkstone
Yorkstone is a naturally occurring sedimentary Carboniferous sandstone of extremely good quality. It is sourced from the quarries of Northern… Read more.
Paving Comparison: Porcelain
Porcelain paving is a relatively new and exciting product to arrive on the paving market and is proving popular due… Read more.
Paving Comparison: Slate
Like sandstone and limestone, slate is a natural stone which has been used for hundreds of years as a building… Read more.
Paving Comparison: Limestone
Natural limestone has been a key building material throughout the ages and used all over the world – even the… Read more.
With Spring’s arrival and having had a few warmer days at last, it is the time of year that many… Read more.
Paving Comparison: Indian Sandstone
Of the many options available for paving, my personal favourite is Indian Sandstone. Currently it is by far the most… Read more.
Mastering manhole covers
Mastering the problem of a manhole cover..... manhole covers might not seem the most exciting topic when considering a new… Read more.
John’s Blog: Thinking of a new patio?
If a new patio is a tempting idea then read on ………… With Spring approaching now could be the perfect… Read more.
Patio Design Photos
Following on from our patio designer blog post, we've pulled together a selection of our patio design photos, to help… Read more.
Thinking about a new patio? Some tips from a patio designer…
As landscape designers we frequently advise clients on some of the options and decisions to be made when creating a… Read more.