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How much to lay a 40 square metre patio?

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TheBeautifulVisit Wed 12-Feb-14 19:48:01

In natural stone, and rip up old patio. New patio is absolute replacement and kerb stones are remaining.

OnePlanOnHouzz Thu 13-Feb-14 09:27:53

that's a lot of patio !! hope you having drainage put in too ?

AmIatwat Thu 13-Feb-14 09:41:08

Well you'll need to get quotes from a number of landscapers. Get testimonials, look at their work first.Bear in mind there will be natural flaws ie colour fluctuations in each batch. There are a lot of very thin slabs on the market so beware. Are you looking at Indian Sandstone?

There are a lot of factors to consider when pricing up the job.
* Removal and disposal of old slabs ( freecycle them? and substrate)
* The slabs
*again substrate: sand and gravel.
* grout, the best ones are ready mixed and cost a fortune but give great results,.
*hire of machinery, may need whacker.

The slabs alone are likely to cost a small fortune.
These people are importers and are competitively priced.

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AmIatwat Thu 13-Feb-14 09:42:04

oh, yeah, may need drainage channels,

TheBeautifulVisit Thu 13-Feb-14 12:20:10

There are already drainage channels.

But nobody has said how much...

ShadowOfTheDay Thu 13-Feb-14 12:32:41

natural stone at £35 /square m ish.... x40 =
£1400 for top level
£500 ish for sand/mortar/bits and bobs..
£120 a day for landscaper
£80 for labourer
Patio that size is about 10- 12 man days - £1000 minimum...

So a minimum estimate without any "tricky bits" would be about £3000...

ShadowOfTheDay Thu 13-Feb-14 12:36:02

the estimate does not include replacing the substrate (which most landscapers would actually do)

AmIatwat Thu 13-Feb-14 13:45:43

Shadow , I was thinking about that figure. There is natural stone and there is very expensive natural stone. That said it is often cheaper than a lot of slabs ,you might get a bit of blooming, that is salts rising to the surface but this washes off. You can seal the slabs.
The substrate is the hardcore, sand and gravel, sharp sand. It isn't all that costly and if it is well compounded it may only need a few inches replacing. .

TheGaul2 Thu 20-Apr-17 03:16:04

Shadow of the day
Miss calculation on labour there 10-12 days at £200 a day for landscaper and labourer = £2000/£2400

Brings total up to around £4300
forgotten skip hire £290
Jointing compound £200

all things being equal around £5000

Not that its easy to secure a job for quality products people just don't realize how much things cost.

But customer can always go for budget paving :/ £3.00 a slab labour is still labour though

E.g 150' garden new perimeter fencing all 3 sides (Feather Edge + Gate framed ledged and braced) 65sq metre sandstone patio remove existing patio and large old deck and brick built shed - fit some decking (only 3' x 30') lift and relay part of driveway to insert driveway gully, 2 x 30' sleeper beds to rear garden and turf repair existing steps oh and paint a concrete wall £12,000 16days hard graft. But customer shocked at price???

Heres an Indian Sandstone job smile

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