Paving is a natural choice if you’re looking to extend your home into the garden and create a space that can be enjoyed by everyone.
There’s a vast selection of options to fit all budgets when it comes to types of paving available and Green Elite are on hand to work with you to design the right look and feel to fit the environment. We’re experts in making sure the best foundations and irrigation are in place for laying the pavings, which then helps make sure your patio can be enjoyed for years to come.
- Ideal entertainment area
- Suitable in all seasons
- Adds value to your home
- Easy maintenance
- Can be very hard wearing
Natural stone comes in many varieties and creates beautiful patios due to their unique designs and patterns. The stone is very hardwearing and ages well without the need for any treatment. You can choose from large paving stones to the smaller setts and cobbles depending on the effect you want to achieve. Some of the types of natural stone include flagstone, slate, granite, bluestone and limestone.
BThis is a mixture of concrete and ground up natural stone cast into different shapes. It’s available in a large variety of forms from flag and paving stones to setts.
Clay bricks are ideal for small patios or creating paths. They’re made from a natural material which can blend in beautifully with your home and garden. Bricks are available in a variety of colours with either a smooth or textured finish and are cheaper than natural or reconstructed stone.
These are a versatile choice for your patio flooring. They’re available in a range of textures, sizes and shapes giving you a number of design options. Pavers can allow you to replicate the look of more expensive surfaces such as brick or tile. Clay pavers are usually produced in shades of red and concrete pavers are usually found in shades of grey. Clay pavers tend to be more attractive but concrete pavers are more practical and hardwearing.
A simple concrete surface can be a quick and cost effective solution if you are working to a limited budget. Although not the most attractive of patio flooring surfaces, it is functional and durable. To make it more interesting you can add surface texture to a concrete patio using a range of techniques. This also helps to make the concrete surface less slippery when wet or icy.
Ceramic or porcelain tiles can make a very distinctive patio. Tiles come in a wide variety of styles and can create a very seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. Unglazed tiles tend work best for outdoor patios because they tend to be less slippery than glazed tiles, especially when wet or icy.
Gravel patios can be installed easily at little cost. You can simply have gravel on its own (with edging boards to keep it in place) or combine it with other materials such as brick, stone or wooden decking panels to create interesting effects.
Designs & Patterns
Below is a selection of designs and patterns to help you. These are just a few of the options available to give some guidance and inspiration. However, if you have any alternative designs you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to get in touch.