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How to Build a Patio

One feature which should be included in most garden layouts is a paved area. There are several good reasons why this feature is worth consideration. Firstly it will provide a place for relaxation and leisure where garden furniture can be … Continue reading

12. August 2011 by admin
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How to Make Concrete Bricks

Concrete slabs for bricks, paths or walls, may be cast in a mould, as an alternative to shaping them in formwork as described above. A suitable mould is shown below right. This consists of softwood sides with divisions. The wooden … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make Concrete Slabs

Instructions for making a garden path, describe the laying of concrete in situ. An alternative method of using concrete for a path is by making slabs. These concrete slabs may also be used for making garden walls, terraces, edgings to … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make Concrete Paths and Lay Concrete Floors

Concrete Paths: Care should be taken in siting a concrete path, or any other structure of concrete, to ensure that it is being laid in the most suitable position. Obviously large slabs of concrete cannot be moved once they have … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Path Maintenance: Resurfacing Paths

The most usual types of paths are gravel or concrete. Gravel paths require a great deal of attention in weeding, raking and rolling them. Concrete paths are more permanent. As an alternative to these, ‘Colas’ paths are very attractive and … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Laying Patios and Garden Paths – Principles and Techniques

Laying Patios and Garden Paths - Principles and Techniques

Laying Patios and Garden Paths Principles and Techniques You will need only rudimentary skills to build straightforward steps or to lay an ordinary path or patio, but it is vital to have a thorough understanding of the principles which support … Continue reading

12. December 2010 by admin
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Basic Tools for Construction

Basic Tools for Construction

Basic Tools for Construction The basic tool-kit required to construct a patio, path or simple garden stairway is within the means of most people. Although some power tools, for instance a drill and a saw, will make carpentry easier, most … Continue reading

12. December 2010 by admin
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Brickwork and Garden Paving

Brickwork and Garden Paving

Brickwork and Garden Paving Laying paving and building with bricks or blocks are skills which are easily mastered, but before you start to lay bricks, be sure that you can use a trowel correctly. Wherever you work with mortar, you … Continue reading

12. December 2010 by admin
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Garden Paths and Patio Designs – Drainage

Garden Paths and Patio Designs - Drainage

Garden Paths and Patio Designs Drainage Water is the life-blood of any garden, yet it can also undermine foundations and the entire landscaping framework, washing away plants and paving and causing substantial damage at times. Even if the soil is … Continue reading

12. December 2010 by admin
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How to Create the Perfect Garden Patio Design

How to Create the Perfect Garden Patio Design

How to Create the Perfect Garden Patio Design Edgings Absolutely essential around most types of patio, edgings are also a necessity along the sides of pathways and walkways, and without them, driveways would inevitably collapse as cars ride over the … Continue reading

11. December 2010 by admin
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