Telford Driveway Company Limited
Patios are increasingly popular. They provide an outside area for relaxing in or entertaining family and friends. They are also seen as a way of keeping the garden to a more minimal maintenance for the landscape. Patios can be created and built using a variety of materials, colours, shapes and sizes. There are many advantages that a patio can offer a homeowner, all of which contribute both to the quality of the home as well as the quality of life.
The primary purpose of walkways is to give a sturdy surface to high traffic areas. Without a walkway surface, foot traffic would erode the ground and eventually leave a path of dirt or mud.
For your back garden, you could choose from a wide range of materials. From block paving, Indian sandstone paving, porcelain, limestone and other paving materials to enhance and improve your garden/landscape. Materials also range in an array of colours, shapes, sizes and designs so there is something to suit everyone.
Gravel is also common as it offers a decorative and attractive atmosphere and look to your garden. Gravel is available in a wide range of colours and sizes. Ideal for paths, edgings and between flower beds.
Advantages of paths, they can:
Define a border
Direct foot traffic in a preferred direction
Add visual interest to the landscape
Draw people into a garden or landscape
Introduce a hardscape material into a garden
Steps can be incorporated into the landscape to match the path or patio.
Many materials are available in a choice of colour, type, size and design.
One common advantage of having a patio is that it is a place to unwind; allowing one to enjoy the fresh air in the spring or summer.
Another added advantage of installing a patio to your home is that it offers an excellent place to entertain family and friends, especially if the house is a little small so the patio opens up the garden as an extra base.
Depending upon the present value of your home, adding a patio can considerably boost the valuation of your property.