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A Guide to Creating the Perfect Patio

As the summer approaches, you might be thinking about how you’re going to get the most out of your garden. A patio is a great addition to any garden and they can even add value to your property. So, what do you need to think about when creating a patio in your own garden?


The way you build your patio will all depend on the purpose you want it to serve. This will influence the size, location and materials you use so make sure you get it right at this stage! Patios can be used for a wide range of activities such as a seating or dining area, barbecues, an entertaining space or extending your home into the garden.


Think about where you want to build your patio. Does that particular spot get the sun at the right times of day? If you’re looking for somewhere to host evening barbeques, find a spot with the sun in the evenings. If you’d rather eat breakfast in a sunny spot, find a place in your garden that catches the sun in the morning. If your garden catches the sun all day, even better!

Layout and design

How much of your garden do you want the patio to cover? The above elements will help to define the layout of your patio. If you’re looking for an entertaining space, a larger area is probably required. However, if you’re looking for a sunny spot to sit in and read or eat breakfast, something smaller will be sufficient.

Building materials

You must also decide what you’re going to use to build your patio. Yorkstone Paving is perfect for patios due to it’s hard wearing nature. It also creates a beautiful finish and a patio you can enjoy all year round. Make sure you don’t buy anything that will become slippy or won over time because this will affect your enjoyment and use of the garden.


Are you going to have an outside table or comfortable seating on your patio? Remember that this is an area in addition to the house that you can enjoy. If you want to enjoy your patio all year round, why not consider heaters and a canopy so that you can sit outside whatever the weather.

At Yorkstone Supplies, we can help you to design, choose and lay the perfect patio. Our products are unique and quarried directly from our Halifax quarry and then hand finished by our carpenters to give your patio the best finish.

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