I now have received all the quotations, accepted one and know that the work should take place in July.
Since this is an expensive project, I decided that it made sense to buy a good quality surface that would look attractive and last well. I couldn’t get to see the paving on my short-list locally but Marshall’s sent me some samples. I think they must have run out of their standard samples of the paving on the left, as I was told you get two small samples of each. The slab on the left is a standard 275mm square slab.
Here they are so you can see the colour and texture more clearly.
Sawn Versuro (This is more enlarged than the Narias)and Flamed Narias I wonder which you would have chosen?
In the meantime I have a few things to do to prepare.
This is what it looked like recently.
To the left and to the right. Yes I know it is a tiny garden. Not a ‘garden’ at all according to my middle child just a ‘patio’!
I decided that this would be an ideal time to recoat the fence with a colour preservative but first I needed to clean it as it has gone a bit green in places. especially in the corner where I had a sort of arbour.
This shows where I did an experimental clean on a couple of strips so you can see before and after. Having see on the internet that it might be possible to rehabilitate my plastic furniture I had a go with the table.
Beforeand after. I have put the table in the garage for now so I don’t know if it will last when exposed to the elements.
I will have a go with the chairs eventually but they will need more scrubbing and I am saving my wrists for coating the fence.
I have more to share but I think that is enough for now and will write another post when I have done up the fence. Just waiting for a few reliably dry days in a row!