stuart_fraser47

Raised patio or decking on North facing garden

Stuart Fraser
5 months ago

Further to my earlier clay soil dilemma, I'm looking for a cheap but stylish way to create a patio area outside my extension. The site slopes across the garden and somewhat back towards the house, so I end up with a boggy area just outside my patio doors.


Dimensions are about 4 x 2.5m. I've been quoted an outrageous sum already, so am looking for cheaper / DIY solutions.


I really don't want decking as it does not help manage the large amount of water we see in Sheffield, so I'm looking for ideas on creating a stylish raised patio.


What are the cheapest paving materials to use / square metre that look good?

Would you infill the base (at expense) or build a block and beam structure?

Can I do any of this myself without injuring my back?


Thanks,


Stuart



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