A patio is an essential part of any garden design. It provides a welcoming outdoor living space with a weather-proof surface that can be used all year round. In winter just add a fire-pit or patio heater, or cover your patio with an awning or veranda, and you can still enjoy relaxing, dining or socialising in the great outdoors.
With many family homes now opting to open up their garden access with wide glass doors, a patio directly outside becomes an extension of the indoor living area where you can entertain, soak up the sun – even cook on a barbecue or pizza oven.
TNS Ground Works are the patio people of choice in and around Chippenham in Wiltshire, where we’ve created dozens of delightful patios of all sizes and shapes, each individually designed to suit the particular property and the purpose for which it is intended.
Gone are the days when a patio was just a few rows of mossy, dingy concrete paving slabs outside the back door. We craft patios to your specifications, but if you need a little help with your choices, we’re happy to tap into our years of experience to advise you.
One of the latest patio trends is to pave the area with patterned ceramic tiles – just remember the tiles need to be frost-proof and strong, meant for outdoor use.
Most of our customers opt for classical natural stone slabs for patio tiling. We have built some lovely examples of stone or slate patios mixing different colours of stone, with a very attractive effect. Another idea that is popular at present is to leave gaps between the pavers to be filled with low-growing, hardy alpine plants, herbs like creeping thyme and camomile, moss or coloured shingle.
Whatever you visualise for your patio, TNS Ground Works can turn your dream into reality.
While you’re planning a patio for your garden, it’s worthwhile considering adding some extra design and utilitarian touches, which we’ll be happy to build along with laying the patio.
You could, for instance, border your patio with raised planters for privacy and to partition off the space. Perhaps it would be useful to have built in benches, and if the patio is raised steps might be needed to access the rest of the garden.
TNS Ground Works are experts at garden landscaping, and we can transform your outdoor space into a heavenly haven to enjoy all year round.