patio circle

hi all.we are new to the the world of gardening and this forum.we are currently transforming a very neglected garden and want to build a circular patio (one of those kits).can we lay the slabs on a bed of grit sand only or would you recommend cementing them ?.it will be about 8ft in diameter.thankyou.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,726
    Hello there. Putting down a patio is a big job. You need to make good foundations for it if you want it to last. Skimping on the preparation will mean having to do it all over again in a year or two.



    Here is some typical advice



    http://www.brettpaving.co.uk/home-owners/installation/how-to-lay-a-patio/
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • daznrachdaznrach Posts: 22
    Thankyou .theres a lot of rubble like stone,brick,breeze blocks .you name it.would this make a good base broken up ?. It'd also give me an idea on getting rid of it .
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 14,726

    If you follow the link above you will find a list of materials that will provide a good result. The sub base, stated, is made of MOT1 which is a uniformly sized type of hardcore. 

    Using odd sized pieces of rubbish as a foundation will be more time consuming in the end than using new, uniform, appropriate materials.

     http://www.brettpaving.co.uk/home-owners/installation/how-to-lay-a-patio/

     

    Click on the link. 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • daznrachdaznrach Posts: 22

    thankyou for your advice and link .very helpful.

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