The old patio was way past its sell by date and the bay tree we planted back in the early days of our residence here had become unmanageable. Also some of the bricks in a retaining wall were crumbling and the wall was in definite need of rebuilding.
So this was what we started with...
Not exactly eye-catching was it?
Ripping up the old slabs was easy enough, but removing the Bay was something of a chore to say the least, but this is what it looked like when that was done.
|Slabs up and Bay removed|
Once the new slate slabs started going down things looked considerably better, especially given the extra light thanks to the removal of the Bay tree.
|Let sleeping dogs lay|
We're almost at completion now I'm pleased to say and here's how things are looking...
|Rebuilt wall with slate capstones|
|Patio Chez Usky|
|Old 'Bay' end|
There's cleaning to be done and once the slabs have had time to 'settle' we'll seal the area to preserve the surface. I'm really looking forward to finding some nice furniture and firing up the Weber to char some steaks!