‘Questions we get asked a lot about decorative concrete patios’

Decorative Concrete Patios

‘Questions we are often
asked about
decorative concrete
patios ’

Concrete Patio Frequently Asked Questions

We work with clients across the UK to refurbish and replace patios with our highly decorative, low-maintenance concrete paving solutions and we have found that there are some questions that we are asked regularly so we thought it would be a good idea to try to answer them all for you in one place.

If you still have questions let us know.

Frequently asked Questions - Concrete Patios

How do I estimate the cost of a patio?
Prices for concrete are always changing so the best thing to do to get the most up-to-date cost is to work out the area you are covering by measuring the width of your patio and the length in meters and then calculate the squared meterage with the calculation “width x length”.

You can then either fill in our form on the contact page or give us a call and we will give you a FREE no obligation quote for you to consider and come back to us if you want to go ahead – our team are friendly and will do all they can to help but don’t worry they won’t keep calling you if you are not interested, they are always far too busy!

As each patio project is unique, the duration may vary. However, for an average patio project comprising an area of 50 m², it generally takes no more than four working days provided accessibility to the area is good.

Whilst constructing a sub-base and laying paving slabs can take some time, the techniques used are relatively simple and it’s possible to complete a small project in a weekend, but if you are looking for a solution that gives you the look you want and that is low maintenance a decorative concrete patio is what you are looking for, our friendly team will got through everything with you from digging out to finishes and then work out a cost for you as a free quote. All you need to do is tell us what style, colour and finish you are looking for and we will fit your bespoke decorative concrete patio for you – no hassle.

The evidence is clear that you can add as much as 20% to the value of your home by adding hard landscaping, getting more people in for viewings and hopefully, more offers that are closer to the price you want. If all else fails, at least you have a decorative concrete patio that will stand the test of time, and one you can enjoy that for many years to come.

Provided it’s installed correctly sealed and maintained decorative concrete will last just as long as non-stamped, or standard, concrete so you can expect it to last from 25 to 50 years!

Usually, we recommend waiting between 7 and 10 days before walking on your new concrete patio. This is to ensure that the concrete has fully cured/dried and so this will also depend on weather conditions.

As with most surfaces, decorative concrete can be damaged by high-pressure washing. Applying sealant every 3-4 years will help to protect the surface and keep it looking great for many years to come.

We have a wide range of patterns for both stamped concrete and stencilled concrete applications, we have a showroom you can visit so that you can see the full effect of the design. if you are looking for a driveway that looks like cobblestone or block paving we have design options for you.

We also offer a wide variety of colour options and combinations and if you want something a little bit different we can work with you to get your designs in place.

Contact us today to talk to our team about your driveway project and they will talk you through the options available.

Not only are our systems beautiful and versatile but they are also very low maintenance and when installed help you to avoid the following common patio Issues.
  • Weeds between blocks, slabs
  • Sinking in areas where drainage is poor
  • Staining, our sealed surface will prevent permeation and so prevent most stains
  • Ant infestation, no block cracks mean nowhere for ants to pop up
  • Loss of grout, an even sealed surface that lasts for years
  • U.V. discolouring, sealed colours are not affected by the sunlight

Making Decorative Concrete a great choice, for low maintenance and longevity of your patio, adding desirability and value to your home.