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Laying a patio quote

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nicky888 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:16:21

I have just been quoted £1650 pounds for laying a patio with indian sandstone 12m2. Am i right in thinking thats too much ? We are in Hampshire

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 18-Mar-17 18:18:36

Is that just laying it or including the stone, has the area got to be prepared aswell?

nicky888 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:20:53

Providing the stones as well and removing exosting patio . Am an expat so i have no idea how much labour costs here. It just seemed like a high price

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 18-Mar-17 18:23:50

Labour for removal, a big skip. Prepare base. Supply stone, sand and cement. A good resin based jointing compound and a good outdoor sealer. Sounds fair to me to be honest.

321zerobaby Sat 18-Mar-17 18:25:15

I think it sounds reasonable too.

nicky888 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:27:10

Thanks for tour input i had no idea what to expect

justdontevenfuckingstart Sat 18-Mar-17 19:06:02

You're welcome smile

JoJoSM2 Sun 19-Mar-17 00:10:00

I think that's not too wildly off - I've been looking around and it seems that even cheaper paving ends up costing a fair bit over 100/sq m all in.

AstrantiaMajor Sun 19-Mar-17 06:53:10

I was going to have Indian Sandstone for my Patio as it looks so fabulous I'm the catalogue. My landscaper showed me pictures of it a few years down the line in various gardens. He advised against it as It marks very easily because it is so porous. Price sounds right to me.

TupperwareTat Sun 19-Mar-17 06:58:12

I would get 2 more quotes.

Can you ask neighbours?

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Sun 19-Mar-17 07:10:37

I paid about £2000 to have my very small garden done - it was 50/50 lawn to Indian sandstone patio, but the breakdown of the costs were over 75/25 in terms of the patio being the most expensive bit. Sounds about right, assuming they are a decent company who will take care laying it.

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