Much like many things around the home, installing a new patio isn’t an easy job. There are many things that you will need to consider, and unfortunately it’s not as simple as phoning a tradesman, asking them to build you a new patio and then coming home to find that it’s been done. Here are six things to remember if you’re thinking about installing a patio at your home.
How will you use the patio?
Do you only need a small patio that you can access and enjoy? Is the purpose of building the patio so that you can have more friends and family around during the nice weather and everything can sit outside and eat and drink? This is one of the most important questions that you should ask yourself initially, since this will help you to determine many things, including the size, material, shape and budget.
Have you found somebody to do the work?
If you haven’t found somebody already, you should research local companies and look particularly for reviews on third-party websites. This will give you a great indication of which companies are the best ones to use and which are the ones to avoid. Call up OzGrind Polished Concrete Brisbane and ask specific questions to make sure they could help to install the patio that you want. You might want to ask about the methods for sealing concrete, alternative methods they may have and the time frame in which they can complete the patio.
How much space do you need?
Before any work starts outside your house, you need to first think about how much space you are going to need. While a smaller patio means that you can always expand it in the future, a large patio could leave you with a bigger problem, although you can always add turf and take away the concrete. Getting the size right at the start is very important, so think carefully about this.
Have you got easy access to the patio?
If you have to walk out of the front door and go all the way around the back of the house, your patio is going to be quite inconvenient. Think about having guests at your house and cooking food to bring outside and having to keep trekking around your entire property. If you don’t have a patio door already, install one as part of the process.
Do you know how long it will take?
If you’ve got some quotes already from local tradesmen and companies, you may have a rough idea of how long it will take to install your patio. This will mainly depend on the size that you are hoping to have and whether or not you want any special features that may extend the time frame of the work.
Will you need shelter?
If you think you’re going to be using the patio and there’s a possibility of rain or other unpleasant weather, you should consider having some form of shelter that people can go under. However, most people have a gazebo which they can put up and down when they need.