our Edinburgh garden patios & garden paving services
There are many choices you will need to make for your garden paving and garden patio project.
size & shape
use a set size of a stone circle or custom cut a stone circle
what materials to use - block paving, slabbs, monoblocks
how to border your garden patio - use monoblocks for edging
how to handle drainage
what style of patio paving
any particular colour or surface requirements
We can design your garden patio for you and show you some garden patio and garden paving ideas from previous paving projects. There is no "one size for all" garden patio and garden paving solution as all paving projects are different. For complex garden patios and garden paving projects we would recommend developing a garden design document. This will help us highlight any problems, (such as drainage) and offer solutions (soak away drains).
With over 10 years experience in landscaping and garden design we can offer fully insured services.
During our initial site visit we will asses the aspect and measurements of your garden patio and highlight any groundwork or preparation works that are required. We can help you with the choice of what type of slabbing to use. It is very much up to what your budget is and what your personal taste is. We have sourced garden patio materials from a few pounds a meter through £70 a square meter. There are options available to you whatever your garden patio budget is.
We can leave trade magazines with you that have pictures of slabbing & landscape materials available and also costs of these materials.
Have you considered installing lights? What about patio heaters or external power points?
From this meeting we can give you a detailed estimate (materials and labour) and project timescale's.
We have a portfolio of garden patio and garden paving projects that we can walk you through during this visit.
All our garden patio projects are built on a strong foundation of hard core. We then cement each slab into place. We are expert patio installers.
Garden Patio & Garden Paving Care, Maintenance and Cleaning
After a few years you may have to re-grout the garden patio / paving slabs using a specialist, weed suppressing sand. Most garden patios take less than few hours to treat with this sand. Depending on the weather and aspect of your patio we recommend pressure washing your garden patio once a year.
Sourcing your garden patio & garden paving materials
Over the years we have built good relationships with suppliers of paving slabs – both from British quarries and abroad to ensure we can source premium paving slabs. We have sourced Caithness Flagstone paving slabs that come from Wick.
Its is very important to use reputable garden patio and garden paving materials brands – it is a false economy to use cheap unbranded slabs.
When ordering paving slabs that are sourced from out with the UK we endeavour to ensure these paving slabs meet strict ethical standards. With Marshalls paving slabs for example they state:
"Marshalls make a commitment that all the workers in our supply chain are paid a fair living wage, no discrimination is practiced and hard and inhumane treatment is not allowed".
Choosing your garden patios & paving materials
There is a vast range of paving slabs available, for all budgets and all tastes. There are different colours, textures, shapes and sizes. Indian Flagstone paving slabs are very popular these days not just for their excellent value but also for the choice of colours and textures available.
Please remember that your choice of paving slabs is something you should consider carefully – you will be looking at them for years to come.
Cheap garden patio & garden paving materials
It is a false economy to source cheap garden patio slabs. For sure, you could save a few pounds on unbranded slabs. But will they stand up to our weather? It is possible that cheap patio / paving slabs may not be frost proof and over time they will delaminate. Are they ethically sourced? Some paving and patio materials come from India / Bangladesh. We only use materials that our suppliers have policies in place to ensure fare treatment of local staff.
Example of our garden patio services