Quotation Check is your leading guide to construction and home improvement prices in the United Kingdom. This page forms part of our updated series into landscape gardening costs and more specifically; how much it costs to lay a new patio.
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Our Price Guide
We contacted dozens of landscape gardeners from several areas around the United Kingdom and asked them to provide us with a written quote for a new patio.
You can find details below, don’t forget to read the whole page to find out what can “bump up” the price, these aren’t hidden extras but there are many different scenarios and factors that need to be budgeted for (for example if you have access issues getting into the rear garden or if there is a lot of existing concrete that needs to be dug up first)
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Quotation Check’s prices are based on real quotes and estimates from legitimate businesses currently trading in the UK.
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As we are sure you can appreciate, every garden is different, your location and individual requirements will also affect the prices you receive from landscape gardeners.
You can read more about how we gather quotes here but we encourage you to gather your own set of quotes for your specific project.
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What is NOT Included in our Price/Cost Guide?
As every job is different, you should know that the prices on this page exclude:
VAT is not included in the price examples you’ll see further down this page. Some of the companies we chose to provide a quote were VAT registered while some of the smaller firms were not, so we stripped the VAT out of our examples just to keep things simple.
Raised patio edgings, retaining walls or the like are not included in the price, we just asked them to quote for the patio, nothing else.
Fancy patterns made from slabs, such as circles or rectangles were not requested, we expect that this would require extra time to prepare and lay so would cost more.
Ridge pointing or any other type of unusual pointing that requires extra time/skill. We asked our chosen companies to quote for “brush in” pointing, this is where the sand/cement mixture is brushed into the joints and water is poured over the patio, this turns the mixture to cement where it then dries. Ridge pointing requires much more time and therefore costs more. If you are considering a premium patio slab then you may want to budget for the more time-consuming ridge pointing as it looks much better (depends on the finish of the patio slab though).
Gardens with access issues, such as no side access, through the house or terraced houses that require access via neighbouring gardens will all cost more. If it takes more man hours to cart all the slabs and hardcore to the garden then the job will take longer and this will be reflected in the cost.
Digging out existing concrete; if your garden has an existing patio and/or concrete then this will need to be removed first, the concrete could be quite difficult to remove so will require more time/money.
There were no special drainage requirements for our garden and the patio was for foot traffic only, vehicles will not be driving over our new slabs.
Patio Prices – Our Figures
- Dig out and excavate 25 sq metres of earth to a depth of approx 150mm.
- Lay a weedproof membrane.
- Lay a base of compacted hardcore approx 100mm
- Lay approx 30mm of sand/grit
- Bed down the slabs to the base using sand/cement mixture
- Infill joints using the quick and simple “brush in” method
- Dispose of all waste material
|Location||Small Business /Trader||Larger Business (5+ employees)|
|South, SW and Midlands||£1900.00||£2400.00|
|Outer Region and North||£1750.00||£2200.00|
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The Patio Slabs/Flags We Wanted
We asked our chosen landscape gardeners to quote for two different types of patio slabs (also known as flags).
The first was for a low-cost range that was priced at around £12 per sq metre to supply only. The second quote was for more expensive premium slabs priced at around £32 per sq metre, supply only.
We chose the patio slabs ourselves but asked our tradesmen to arrange delivery and include the cost in their quote. We thought this would be best as the landscape gardeners would be able to calculate exactly how many slabs to order for us.
The cost of the patio slabs is included in the figures above. Don’t forget that this for 25 sq metres and is the simplest of jobs, they are only excavating existing turf and there are no access issues or special requirements.
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