To ensure you receive the best possible patio services, it is vital that you find a professional, trustworthy, and well-reviewed company who not only has the right tools and equipment but experience and knowledge. Fortunately, you don’t have to look much further when it comes to AKB Property Services.
What is a patio?
A patio is an outdoor area used for dining and recreation. It is normally paved and at the front or back of a home.
A garden is meant to be a peaceful haven, for you and your family to relax in. You can find a lot of patio inspiration on the internet. There is a wide range of styles, materials, and designs that you can pick from, ranging from low to high prices, depending on your budget.
As people are spending more time at home nowadays, many are investing in home and garden improvement. Patios are just one of the things you can do to improve your home. At AKB Property Maintenance, we offer a range of home improvement services.
Patio installation, cleaning, repairs, replacing, and maintenance are just a few of the services we offer. Before contacting us, frequently asked questions are answered below, giving you some idea of what is involved with patios.
How much does it cost to put in a patio?
Depending on size and materials, the average price for a patio ranges from £700 to £1,000. Whether you decide to lay the patio yourself or hire a professional installer will also determine the price.
If you don’t have the time or energy to lay a patio yourself, or you would prefer the job to be done quickly and efficiently, contact us either by filling out the form, emailing, or texting us. We would be happy to help in any way possible.
What is the most cost-effective patio?
There are many different types of patio materials out there. But, many want the best materials for the cheapest prices.
So, what are they?
Concrete is a simple, inexpensive, and easy material for patios – a popular choice. Per square foot, it works out to be one of the cheapest materials out there. Concrete is strong and durable as well. It can be poured into a mould and shaped into a design. It is easily cleaned and painted. If installed correctly, it will last a very long time.
Stamped concrete can be coloured and styled, making this option much more exciting. However, if water gets into its pores and freezes, it can crack over time. Apart from that, we would always recommend concrete as a cheap and diverse material for your patio.
Gravel is another super-cheap patio material. It’s extremely easy to install. The only thing you really have to do is prepare the ground and create a border. It’s important to keep in mind weeds when choosing gravel, you can either lay down a membrane beforehand or use weed killer on your gravel patio every now and then.
Is there a cheaper alternative to flagstone?
Pavers are a great alternative to an expensive natural stone patio. Aside from the cost, using pavers is also much more straightforward to install. Coming in a range of shapes, textures, and colours, pavers are a great option if you desire a natural, rustic looking patio but don’t want to pay out on natural stone, cobblestone, or brick. Using pavers is like cheating to get a high-end looking patio but for a much cheaper price.
Brick is another cost-effective material. Although installation can be a time-consuming task, you can achieve great results depending on the pattern and style you pick. Brick patios can last years and you can save a lot of money by using salvaged bricks instead of new ones. Doing this adds a bit of character to your patio as well.
Do patios increase home value?
Many are thrilled to find out that installing a patio will increase the value of their property. In fact, it has been found out that a patio may recoup up to 85% of the cost of the installation. This is higher than the 78% recovered from installing a new bathroom!
Patios and outdoor living spaces attract homebuyers, resulting in your home’s value going up. Using cost-effective materials and maintaining your patio is a great idea if you wish to make your home just that little bit more appealing.
How long does a patio last?
Most patios last for over 10 years – if they are properly installed. This figure may vary depending on the material, installation, use, maintenance, and treatments.
AKB Property Maintenance offers all of those patio services, keeping you and your patio happy for as long as possible.
Of course, over the years, exposure to weather and other damages may take a toll on the appearance and integrity of your patio. Fear not, however, we can clean your patio and treat it afterward to keep it looking its best. We can also take care of any patio repairs and replacements that need to be done.
After you decide where you want your patio and what material to use, it’s time to install it. At AKB Property Maintenance, we offer the best patio installation services at reasonable prices.
First, we’ll review the area, see if there are any pipes, electrical, or tree roots that need to be addressed first, and then prepare the ground for the laying of the patio.
After this, we’ll lay down whatever material you have chosen and leave it to set.
What’s the difference between a patio and a deck?
Patios, decking, terraces, porches, balconies, courtyards, verandas, pergolas – what’s the difference?
Patios are normally considered to be paved areas installed directly on the ground. Decking, however, is an outdoor platform or porch extended from your home without a roof. Which is better for your home? It’s up to you. Depending on the style and situation of your home, it depends. Patios can be attached or detached from your home.
How long will it take to lay a patio?
The average size of a patio is about 8 square meters. Using a simple design and material, with two people, it should take about 2 days. This process involves preparing the area where your patio will be installed and then laying the patio material. It can take 24 hours to set. Preparation of the patio space may involve digging, and obstacles can arise such as wiring or plumbing.
Contact us for a patio related quote either by filling out the form, emailing us, or phoning us.
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If you have any questions regarding property maintenance services, we are happy to answer them. Contact us either by filling out the form, emailing us, or ringing us up. We are pleased to offer all types of property maintenance services for your home or business.