Why does my patio go green?

If you have a patio, chances are you will soon be making the most of it as summer rolls around and so you will want to make sure it’s in good condition. However, a common problem with patios is that they can become discoloured and slippy due to algae, mould, mildew and moss growth. Algae, […]

How a new driveway or patio could improve your home

If your new year has brought with it the desire for home improvements, installing a new driveway or patio could help give your home a new lease of life. It may at first seem counterintuitive to spend money on a space you might use more in the spring (which in the depths of January, seems […]

Do I need planning permission for a new driveway?

Planning permission can be a complex business and if you’re unsure whether your new driveway or front garden renovations require permission, know you aren’t the only one. There are specific rules and restrictions in place related to laying a driveway and surfacing a front garden. In some situations, permission from planning authorities is required before […]

How to plan your Indian sandstone or block paving patio

Your new patio can become a fantastic feature of your home’s outdoor space. A patio can be a great area of the garden for entertaining guests, having a bbq or placing furniture for relaxing on. However, to ensure this space fulfils its desired purpose it is important you put in sufficient thought and planning. Here […]

A Guide to Removing Stains from Block Paving

Block paving is a very popular choice for driveways, patios and pathways all over the world, thanks to its versatility, the variety of designs available and the durability of the paving slabs themselves. However, like most surfaces, block paving can fall victim to stains and marks, which can damage the clean and consistent appearance of […]