We have just completed this stunning porcelain patio in Hall Green Birmingham for Sue and John Myatt. As well as the main patio we have also completely revamped the garden adding a raised porcelain patio area for alfresco dining and upgraded the pathway running through the centre of the garden to a porcelain pathway. I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished result is breathtaking.
Sue and John moved in 21 years ago and had the concrete slabbing done then. It has held up well but last year they had a conservatory added and it showed up the tiredness of the old patio.
We asked Sue for her thoughts on the finished project and her experience with Ideal Buildings and Landscapes.
I started looking at replacing the patio area last year and had a lot of contractors to quote but I was never happy with any of them. One company was trying to push me into having one particular slab rather than let me choose my own. Another suggested that I did not need any hardcore and instead they would break up my old patio and use that. I want to pay a fair price for a proper job and am knowledgable enough to know that getting the preparation right is key and that failing to do so would leave me with a patio that would not last me twelve months. Eventually I found a chap I liked but he could not start the work until at least August or September and so I was back at square one.
I went to Earlswood Garden Centre to have a look around and thought it maybe a good idea to see if they could recommend a good contractor. I spoke to the lady at the tills and she pointed me to their recommendation board and gave me a couple of leaflets. By chance the cashier spotted Sam the owner of Ideal Building and Landscapes in the next queue and pointed him out to me saying that he is very good with lots of recommends and so I spoke to him there and then.
Sam came to the house and I liked him straight away as there was no hard sell. I knew what I wanted and the patio I wanted was a tricky one as it has a big curve which needed the slabs cutting in with cutting blades which I appreciate are expensive. This was putting a lot of contractors off but Sam assured me that it was no problem. I asked Sam to also quote for the pathway as well and then after talking about it with John my husband we decided to go for it and have the back raised patio at the back of the garden done at the same time.Sue Myatt – Hall Green
We spend a lot of time in the garden and the top patio is a real sun trap in the afternoon. Now it is all finished we are looking forward to spending warm days in the garden.
I looked at a lot of slabs and in the end decided on porcelain slabs from EH Smith. The slabs are from the Milena Italian range called Rimini. They are lovely and already the neighbours and friends have been asking where I got them from. The team of three who came to install were Dom, Phill and their young labourer Adam. They were friendly and very hardworking, Phil was always laughing and Dom was very focussed on the attention to detail and Adam their labourer with his enthusiasm will go far. I would fully recommend Ideal Building and Landscapes and we are very happy with the work.Sue Myatt – Hall Green
Ideal Building and landscapes are specialists at Porcelain Paving and can transform your outdoor space. Porcelain tiles are durable, low maintenance and above all stunning looking and really provide the wow factor. They are a little more expensive than concrete slabs and other tiles at the beginning but the durability factor and lasting looks makes up for it over time.
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Are you looking for a Porcelain Patio in Solihull or beyond? We are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders and a member of the No Rogue Trader Scheme backed by Trading Standards. We are a local based family business based in Hollywood, Wythall and have over 30 years combined experience. We cover Solihull, Wythall, Birmingham, Redditch and Bromsgrove.
Whether you are looking to lay a new patio or spruce up an existing area we can help. Get in touch here or call us on 01564 490121 to arrange a free design quote.