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  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 110
    I have sorted the main part of my garden
    This is a long strip which consists of uneven slabs and bricks
    Ideally I would take up everything level and lay new slabs however this will involve labour and material costs 
    Can members suggest anything else that can be don't which wouldn't involve as much labour and materials costs but give a level finish which I'd safe for the chidlren to run/ride scooters etc
    Concrete did come to mind but the idea of black concrete doesn't seem very pleasing to the eye
    Thanks
    P. S I plan to dispose the soil and breeze blocks and other excess hardcore
  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 698
    Hard to do anything without a labour element involved.
    Cheapest option is lift, level sand bedding or whatever substrate is beneath them, and relay the existing slabs and paviors.
    Looks like your wall is falling over too!
    Just another day at the plant...
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Am I right in thinking you want to remove the border on the left?
    Your slabs and pavers after weeding and cleaning would look OK so you could get more pavers to fill in where the border was.
    As owd potter says lifting and relaying is the cheapest and you could make a pattern with the pavers and slabs.
    I too am concerned about your wall. 

  • brackenbracken South West EnglandPosts: 91
    Isn't there somewhere else the kids could ride their bikes?  If so gravel would be a good option as it would lighten up the area and you could maybe have a few pots.
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 110
    Could I put down gravel and have binded with resin?
    Yes my wall is leaning,it is an issue but I have to been told that it would take a long time for that to topple over if ever and cannot currently afford to have it taken down and fencing put up 
    I could possibly take down the top few courses but I would still have to conceal somehow from neighbour(not the easiest of people to deal with at all!!) 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,089
    Resin-bound gravel is a thing but maybe best done by a professional.
    Lots of info here https://resinbondedaggregates.com/knowledge-centre  - they sell the stuff. I have no connection with them and I'm not advertising, other suppliers are no doubt available, but this one has lots of info in their website.
  • Resin-bonded gravel would look nice. Your blue paving bricks are lovely and probably put down at the same time as the house was built--they're hard to find nowadays. So you could perhaps just put the gravel up to those and get rid of the concrete paving slabs.

    Not sure if you're planning on keeping the left hand raised bed, but getting rid of that would make the whole space appear much bigger and more attractive.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Can't help but think your neighbours not being easy might have something to do with your children riding their bikes up and down so close to their windows, not everyone is keen on children at play!

    Resin as statec needs professional laying and it costs.
    Someone else mentioned this website for costing but doesn't mention bound resin.
    https://tradesmencosts.co.uk/laying-a-patio/
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 110
    Lol...my children don't have any bikes atm nor do they used that strip much..it is just something I wanted to consider
    It's not a residential property,it a yard that sells cars and not easy is in the sense that they do not respect my right of way over the yard and obstruct it with cars!! 
  • Zahid_63cZahid_63c Posts: 110
    Resin-bonded gravel would look nice. Your blue paving bricks are lovely and probably put down at the same time as the house was built--they're hard to find nowadays. So you could perhaps just put the gravel up to those and get rid of the concrete paving slabs.

    Not sure if you're planning on keeping the left hand raised bed, but getting rid of that would make the whole space appear much bigger and more attractive.
    That sounds like a good idea,however the paving bricks are aslo uneven so would need to be taken up and re laid
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