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WIN! A Bradstone porcelain patio pack – a premium alternative to decking

To celebrate the launch of Bradstone’s new Madera® wood-effect porcelain, the hard landscaping expert is giving away one Madera 17.82m2 patio pack. Madera offers all the natural beauty of real wood without any of the issues associated with traditional timber decking. The anti-slip finish of wood-effect porcelain negates the perilous slips and trips hazards of real wood, come rain or shine. Fired at up to 1, ...

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WIN! A Bosch AQT 37-13+ High Pressure Washer worth £179.99!

No matter how much you preen and pamper your lawn and tend to your plants and flowers, a grimy patio area, filthy furniture or moss ridden path can really let down the appearance of your outdoor space. There is nothing more satisfying than revealing the true colours and textures of the slabs you carefully chose and furniture you put together to create an outdoor haven for your family and friends. Bosch’s ra ...

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How to lay a patio

The experts at Bradstone share their expert tips for laying the perfect patio. Step 1: Digging the foundation You need to allow 150mm for foundation mix and paving, and if you are laying directly next to a house, then the finished patio should be at least 150mm below the damp proof course. To ensure water does not collect on the paving, the foundation needs to have a fall of one in 60, which means one centi ...

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WIN! A New Year garden upgrade with Bradstone patio packs

With Christmas behind us for another year, those New Year plans are a plenty. If a perfect garden for al fresco entertaining is on your wish list for 2015, this competition from Bradstone is one you can’t miss. Whether it’s country cottage chic or modern minimal sleek you’re looking to create, Bradstone’s collection of stunning garden paving products, in a range of both reconstituted and natural stone, has ...

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How to lay a patio

Before you begin... Always dry lay your patio first, a simple job of laying out the paving as you want the finished patio to be. Check size, layout and more importantly, that you have enough paving slabs! STEP 1: Digging the foundation You need to allow 150mm for foundation mix and paving, and if you are laying directly next to a house then the finished patio should be at least 150mm below the damp proof co ...

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