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My Garden Is Sloped-Can I Still Install A Patio?

garden is sloped can I still install a patio

Not everyone has the luxury of having a completely flat garden, which means that a little creativity is needed to install those garden fundamentals, like a patio.

A patio is a brilliant way to extend your living space, create an entertaining area, and enjoy the best of your garden all year round. However, when it comes to sloped gardens, installing a patio can be a bit more complicated. 

Most patios are effectively flat in design, which allows them to offer a practical extended living space without everything rolling down a hill. Thankfully, a sloped garden doesn’t necessarily hinder your ability to build a patio. 

If you’ve asked the question, ”my garden is sloped-can I still install a patio?”, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is very definitely “yes”. Read on to find out how…

Sloped Gardens: How Are Patios Possible?

Most patios have the appearance of being flat, but they’re actually sloped slightly. The standard for building a patio is to create a 15mm slope for every one and a half metres of patio space.

This slope is essential for patio drainage when the surface of the patio is not permeable. Water can then successfully run down the slope and drain away, instead of settling in the middle of the patio. 

Of course, while this is technically a slope, it’s probably not the extent of slope that you’re concerned about in your garden. For extreme slopes, there are two main options to create a patio:

1)    Add Retaining Walls

The first option for creating a patio in a sloping garden is to add a retaining wall. When you have a very steep slope, this is a good solution, as it will allow you to create a flat area at the top or bottom of the retaining wall for a standard patio design. 

By layering your garden, you’ll enjoy the benefits of flatter garden space, but the work will come with a larger price tag. If you’re set on a flat patio, despite your garden slope, retaining walls are one of the best options to avoid major landscaping. 

garden is sloped can I still install a patio

To achieve a flat patio, you need the right kind of patio material that can easily be installed on a slope, and still look fantastic. One option is a resin bound patio, a material that is used to create strong and modern driveways, and stylish and practical patio spaces

2)    Use a Suitable Patio Material

The second option is to create a sloped patio to match the slope of your garden. This won’t deliver the kind of flat entertaining space that you might expect from a patio, but it will create a good practical surface. 

To achieve a flat patio, you need the right kind of patio material that can easily be installed on a slope, and still look fantastic. One option is a resin bound patio, a material that is used to create strong and modern driveways, and stylish and practical patio spaces. 

Resin surfaces can be installed on flat or sloped ground, and come with a range of great benefits, such as:

•    Very low maintenance
•    Strong and durable surface
•    Permeable material, so no puddles and excellent drainage
•    Crack resistant and weed-proof
•    Great design options for modern and traditional surfaces
•    Eco-friendly materials 

Resin is a material that is very well designed to deal with all garden designs and all purposes, it is good looking and very practical.

garden is sloped can I still install a patio

If you need patio, decking, or fencing solutions for your sloped garden, then Home Logic are the UK experts to call. With 30 years of building trade experience, you can count on our team to provide a beautiful and practical solution, so you can make the most of your flat garden!

Garden Decking… the Perfect Patio Alternative!

Another option for a practical surface in a sloped garden is decking. Deck construction is naturally capable of dealing with garden slopes and can be simply raised to deal with the exact slope in your garden. 

A deck is quite different to a patio, but is capable of providing a natural-looking and effective space to relax and enjoy your garden space. There are many beautiful decking designs available, so it won’t be difficult to ensure that a deck fits in with the style of your home.

Making Your Garden Patio Safe And Secure

Whether you opt for a sloped patio, flat patio or deck, you need to make sure that the area is safe, especially if there are large drops on any of the sides. Picket fencing is a great way of creating a safe area without completely obstructing your views of the garden. 

Beautiful picket fencing is a compliment to all styles of decking and patio, creating a wonderful border between your patio or decking space and the rest of your garden. 

Home Logic: The Patio and Decking Professionals

If you need patio, decking, or fencing solutions for your sloped garden, then Home Logic are the UK experts to call. With 30 years of building trade experience, you can count on our team to provide a beautiful and practical solution, so you can make the most of your flat garden. 

Simply call us today on 0800 1700 636, or click the button below, to completely transform your sloped garden for the better!