Every project I work on is unique. Hence a price can only be calculated after the
free site survey, scale drawing and material lists are done. Once i commit this price
to a Quote i guarantee it will not change, “so long as you don’t alter the design
There is mention ( in a Build Base brochure ) of how much you can expect to pay for
labour. They say expect 85% of the total cost to be labour charges. I aim to keep
the charge below 50%.
I can’t afford new paving. How can it be improved?
For weedy drives and paving the most reliable way to keep the weeds away is with
regular maintenance. Some people jet wash but this can damage the surface of your
paving and wash away the jointing compound. See Paving care for a less aggressive
Once your new turf is down, it is important to keep it watered, (especially on sunny
days). For the first day or so you can lift a corner of the turf, to see if the water
you applied has soaked through, (avoid lifting the same corner). Once it becomes
difficult to lift, (due to root growth), the watering can be reduced.
Do not mow new turf until it can’t be lifted. The first mow should be done with the
blades set as high as possible as the grass will be very long by now. Gradually lower
the blades over 2 or 3 mows.
Sweeping paving slabs with a stiff brush, (once a week) will help to keep algae and
moss away. To keep your new patio looking good for many years it can be cleaned with
soapy water. Sweeping it around with your stiff brush should be all it takes, rinse
with clean water and you're done.
All boards sold as decking will have been treated by the manufacturer. Although this
will help to prevent rot and insect attack, it will often fail to stop the boards
becoming slippery. Applying a good quality decking treatment will help.