Deciding on installing a patio in your garden may seem like a straightforward decision to make, but it’s important that you’re considering some aspects before you jump straight into having one built.

Unbeknown to some, there are actually some aspects that you need to think about during the design phase of your patio project in order to make it a success. After all, we want to make sure that you’re ending up with a feature that will benefit you in the ways in which you are expecting.

What Will It Be Used For?

Patios are incredibly versatile in nature and have a range of different uses within an outdoor environment.

For many people, it’s a way to extend their home out into their gardens, meaning that many people choose to have a patio which will host a variety of garden furniture to relax on when the weather permits.


patio with chairs
Others may have a more practical approach and may want an area that is dedicated to barbecuing and entertaining guests. This is much more practical than trying to balance a barbecue on an uneven garden, and also provides a more comfortable platform for guests to sit it.

Determining what you want to use your patio for is essential in planning the design as it can greatly affect the size of the patio area, as well as what material you should be using, in some cases.

Where Do You Want Your Patio?

Believe it or not, there are different types of patios to choose from. More often than not, people tend to want their patios attached to their homes so that they can extend their living quarters easily and effectively.

However, there are options to have patios elsewhere in your garden if you desire. There may be a single area that may catch the sun better, which would be ideal for a patio where you want to enjoy the warm summer weather.

Alternatively, you may have a more private corner of your garden which would be perfectly suited to an area which could be dedicated to complete relaxation.


patio with people relaxing
Again, this could affect the size of your patio, so it’s important that you have some idea of where you want your patio to go before you go ahead with the implementation process.

Here at Heritage Builders, we’re experts in laying, installing and repairing patios and we’re here to help you with any patio related query you may have. Simply contact us today by calling our team on 01509 814 123.