How Much Does a New Patio Cost?

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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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

Patio costThe quotes we received were for the following:

  1. Dig out and excavate 25 sq metres of earth to a depth of approx 150mm.
  2. Lay a weedproof membrane.
  3. Lay a base of compacted hardcore approx 100mm
  4. Lay approx 30mm of sand/grit
  5. Bed down the slabs to the base using sand/cement mixture
  6. Infill joints using the quick and simple “brush in” method
  7. Dispose of all waste material
LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
London Area£2000.00£2600.00
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

Cost to lay a patio

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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12 Responses to “How Much Does a New Patio Cost?”

  1. mrs p. floodJuly 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    To build a patio 10m by 5m . A quote please? Thank you.

    • QuotationCheck AdminJuly 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you for your comment, you can get a fixed quotation for the work by filling out the form on this page (all quotes are free of charge).

  2. J-BSeptember 22, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    The prices listed are said to include the cost of the patio slabs. However, you have asked them to quote for two different qualities (£12 per square meter or £32 per square meter). Which quality is included in the prices listed?

    • MikeApril 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

      I agree with J-B’s question – you say that you asked for quotes to include materials, and you say that you specified two different qualities of slab. There’s a £500 difference between the cost of the two for 25m² .

      This question has been unanswered for 6 months – can you not see how not answering it makes your article less useful than it should be?

      • Ted BrayshawOctober 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

        The quote is for labour and laying only costs (listed items) slabs are the separate cost, Slab dependant (surely)

  3. E P HickeyJuly 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    I am and landscaper and using a basic indian sandstone i would be hard pushed to get the materials required for £1250. Think scalps/grit delivered £50 per ton . cement 10 bags per ton. slabs £25 per sq mtr skip hire, digger hire. good luck to those who quoted they be out of business within the year. or in food bank.

    • VeronikaAugust 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

      The same here. The prices are way too low to deliver any quality job. Unless you share your room with 7 other guys and you think £5 per hour is a great salary 🙂

  4. StevenOctober 18, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    £2000/25m2=£80 per m2

    That’s underpriced. I have no idea how you’d mobilise, buy materials and lay that size patio for £80 per m2

  5. SteveJuly 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

    What a load of rubbish this site is anybody thinking these prices are correct need there heads looking at I can understand the calculations to a degree without the cost of the slabs but to include the slabs it’s a mile away also how about a reply to the previous answered questions or do you not bother monitoring comments

  6. S VanhinsberghAugust 24, 2018 at 6:29 am #

    As above, 80sqm!! How anyone can deliver a decent job based on those quotes is beyond me.
    I’m wondering if there’s an error in the information provided here. If you add the slab sqm price on top,
    It’s much closer to the price from my area.

  7. JohnMay 6, 2019 at 11:12 am #

    Yes charge everyone stupid rates so you can live in a mansion.

  8. Ralph lewisMay 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi I already have a patio that needs replacing I have side entrance to back garden old slabs taken up and replaced with new , I prefer 600+600 slabs size 6mt+6mt how much. R lewis

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