Professional skill is required to create a patio hardscape that's even and durable, whether common or exotic materials are used. When properly created and maintained, this outdoor entertaining area can add value to your home.
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Factors that can affect the cost of a patio include grading, excavating, and filling. Adding details such as steps, side walls, and a raised terrace can increase the build time and the amount of materials used. Prices also vary by location, with work in urban areas costing more than in rural locations.
At £3 a square foot, cement is one of the cheapest materials that can be used for a patio. This puts the cost of a 1,000-square-foot patio at £3,900. Patterns, such as scored lines every 18 inches, can add interest.
A natural material, travertine is a stone that comes in pre-cut shapes. Because the stone comes in a variety of patterns or colours, it instantly adds interest. It doesn't discolour and it stays cool underfoot even during hot conditions. These stones run about £14 a foot, making a 1,000-square-foot patio cost about £14,300.
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