Patio design - Building materials
Patio decks are useable for both formal and informal occasions. Some patios have a built-in kitchen. Regardless of how intricate the patio design is it can still accommodate casual meetings with friends and family.
Patios don’t have to be expensive in order to suit your needs. You can use, depending on your budget, materials like wood, clay stones, bricks and concrete paves. Use more than one type of material.
Concrete is one of the most common materials to use when constructing a patio. It is also very cost-effective, requiring almost no maintenance and being relatively cheap. It is also a very durable material and prevents weed growth. Concrete is a very flexible material, allowing you to build intricate designs that can contain an outdoor kitchen, dining area and even a fire feature.
Brick and natural stone
Flagstone and brick are very popular patio materials. They are very durable when it comes to weather influences. When building a brick or natural stone deck, you must use sand or gravel as a base. These materials are both fashionable and low maintenance.
Wood is a very esthetically pleasing material to use for patios but it is not as durable as others and also requires regular maintenance and re-staining. It is recommended that wood patios are enclosed to protect them better.
Patios come in various shapes and sizes and represent a great area for relaxation and entertainment, for both family and friends.