Patios

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.

 

John

Patio Design: Frequently Asked Questions

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At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.

John

Taking a closer look at Resin

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ALDA Landscapes has been an accredited resin installer since 2018, installing resin driveways, paths and surfaces across Reading, Newbury and… Read more.

John

Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice

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We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.

John

Resin: A Versatile Alternative Landscaping Product

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We are now an accredited installer of resin products from the The Resin Mill and recently used it on a driveway… Read more.

John

Transform your garden with a new patio

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It is easy to underestimate the impact a new patio can have on your garden. It can instantly update and… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison: Yorkstone

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Yorkstone is a naturally occurring sedimentary Carboniferous sandstone of extremely good quality.  It is sourced from the quarries of Northern… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison: Porcelain

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Porcelain paving is a relatively new and exciting product to arrive on the paving market and is proving popular due… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison: Slate

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Like sandstone and limestone, slate is a natural stone which has been used for hundreds of years as a building… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison: Limestone

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Natural limestone has been a key building material throughout the ages and used all over the world – even the… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison

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With Spring’s arrival and having had a few warmer days at last, it is the time of year that many… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison: Indian Sandstone

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Of the many options available for paving, my personal favourite is Indian Sandstone.   Currently it is by far the most… Read more.

John

Mastering manhole covers

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Mastering the problem of a manhole cover..... manhole covers might not seem the most exciting topic when considering a new… Read more.

John

John’s Blog: Thinking of a new patio?

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If a new patio is a tempting idea then read on ………… With Spring approaching now could be the perfect… Read more.

Alison

Patio Design Photos

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Following on from our patio designer blog post, we've pulled together a selection of our patio design photos, to help… Read more.

Alison

Thinking about a new patio? Some tips from a patio designer…

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As landscape designers we frequently advise clients on some of the options and decisions to be made when creating a… Read more.

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