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    Patio sliding door advise needed - pls help

    Hi All, Need expert advice. I would like to go ahead with the Patio Sliding door. The door's overall size is 5960 (W) X 2090 (H) and going with 4 panels, 2 fixed (right & left) two can slide (left one and right one), See the attached image please. I am not knowledgeable about windows and...
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    Laying bricks on a concrete base, mortar bed or sand?

    I've built a canopy over what used to be a very old garage. I've been left with a sloping (old concrete base) at least 120mm thick. I would like to lay old handmade bricks as a base (maybe herringbone), preferably on top of the concrete. I was wondering if I could lay similar to block paving...
  3. T

    New pointing coming up

    We had our drive extended to get a second car on and the whole lot repointed, it's crazy paving and has been down for years, it's not moving and is on a very solid concrete base. I'm finding bits of the pointing coming up, it seems like there is a thin skin of solid surface but it's like sand...
  4. J

    Concrete slab paving on concrete flooring - Can be done - Help

    I got my side access and front patio in exposed concrete flooring which looks a bit awful due of many repair during the years. Can these slab be installed on solid concrete and what would be the substrate without rising a lot. Thanks
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    Building a Veranda / Patio Cover Help Needed

    Hello everyone, I am looking at building a timber lean to veranda / patio cover down the side of my house and was hoping that I could get a bit of advice on how to do it. The span is going to be roughly 2.7m wide by 6m long with a roof at 15 degrees. The whole thing will be painted with...
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    Patio specifications including slot drain and kerb installation

    Just to begin with the fact that I am a total novice when it comes to garden/building works. Please see below my design and specifications for a simple ground level patio installation which will be level with the threshold of a rear alley which will be accessed via a gate. I have also attached...
  7. D

    Treated pine beam span

    Hi, I'm putting up a freestanding patio (5 x 2.6m) with insulated roof panels on top. I've got 6 post footings at the moment but wanted to eliminate the middle 2 posts and just have 4 posts. If I'm using treated pine what size beam would span the 5m? Or is that too far? For roof load, depth is...
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    Treated pine span

    Hi, I'm putting up a freestanding patio (5 x 2.6m) with insulated roof panels on top. I've got 6 post footings at the moment but wanted to eliminate the middle 2 posts and just have 4 posts. If I'm using treated pine what size beam would span the 5m? Or is that too far? For roof load, depth is...
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    Help with building a large raised patio for less

    What is the cheapest/easiest way to build a 3m by 10m patio that stands 50cm to 60cm high on uneven clay ground? I plan to lay 600x900 or 600x600 paving slabs on top. I have planning approval for a raised patio. Some options I have considered are a hardcore base with concrete poured on top...
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    Advice on large raised patio and extra wide external patio steps

    My rear extension is about 11 meters wide and will have a 4.8m bifold door. The rear extension floor is about 140cm above the lawn. Work on the extension is underway and funds are getting a bit tight so need some advice/ideas on how to build a raised patio and 5.8m wide steps from bifold to the...
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    Patio balustrade - what are my options

    Hi All. I have just been told by building regulations that I will need to have a balustrade as the change in levels from my patio to the natural ground/grass is more than 600mm. In light of this, I have been looking at the various options and one option that comes to mind after spending hours...
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    'Deep' patio needs a lot of hardcore/sub-base...

    Hi everyone, I would be really grateful of some help re a patio I am about to build. I like to think I am a fairly competent DIY’er and have done a block paving and patio before with good results, but this is a bit of a bigger project. In short, the patio itself is going to be ‘pie slice’ shaped...
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    Concrete mix to screed patio

    I have a concrete slab outside my house that previously had concrete slabs laid on a dry sand and cement mixer. Both of those have now been removed and I'd like to re-screed before laying foam underlay and artificial grass. My reason for this is the slab is very rough and it also pools water...
  14. D

    Can I put gravel/stones onto membrane?

    I’m renovating the entire garden and after digging everything to soil I am starting with a patio size 300cm by 180cm. I have about two bag fulls of gravel/stones that surfaced when digging the soil and I wondered if they could act as part of the sub base? I’ve laid down a membrane over the top...
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    Is this done? Block pillars..

    I want to build some pillars for a wooden patio roof cover to rest on, about 2m high. I could build brick ones but want to render to match existing features. Can lightweight blocks on end be used ? I was thinking I could put mesh between courses for added strength. I have stacked as example in...
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    Patio sub base against neighbours garage wall, please dont fall over

    Hi, I am hoping someone is able to help me. I am in the process of planning a garden renovation, which will involve moving the patio down the bottom of the garden. Unfortunately, the garden dips here and requires building up approx 5 inches. My neighbours garage backs onto this space and the...
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    Retrospective installation of stepped and raised dpm for flush patio

    Hi there, hoping someone can assist with this particular headache! We had an extension built (now 2 years ago) and are currently in process of adding a patio. The key design feature of the extension was to have a flush through floor in and out of the large patio sliding doors. Now we are half...
  18. M

    Advice for relaying path

    We are planning on tackling our front garden finally but im a bit stumped on how to approach it. We just want to relay the path to the house and the side path with some new slabs and improve the font steps. The problem is that its very uneven and slopes down, and the part to the side of the...
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    Fit steps or patio first...

    Hi all, Ive build out a patio in my back garden and have now come to the stage of building the steps from my French doors down to the patio. However, I've been reading that I should have laid the steps first... Should I - A - lift the flags where the steps will be, fit the steps then refit the...
  20. marty3

    Concrete steps with slabs on top, mortar bed size

    I am in the planning stages of building a 3m long retaining wall with 2m wide steps in the centre. I am planning on constructing this with forms and pouring concrete. I am designing the steps to have concrete slabs on top for a nice finish so want to work out the tread and rise that gets the...
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