Colchester,Witham and Chelmsford Patios

Patios

A beautiful new patio can transform the appearance and value of any home. Our professional installers can use create an attractive block paving patio, a natural feeling decorative tar and chip patio or combine the two to create a truly stunning bespoke patio. You can choose between:

“Our Patios can be laid using a high quality stone or for that extra special finish, we can use a range of quality granites”
  • Brick

  • Block Paving

  • Cobblestone

  • Crazy Paving

  • Different colours & styles

  • Edging & Garden Features

We can create the perfect patio for you, giving your home an individual character and charm. Whatever your patios needs, contact us today or click here for a free no obligation quotation.

How We Work

The NB Contracts Difference

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Preparation

During the first steps of a patio, Indian sandstone, Granite or paved project we will go through the process and desired design and materials we’ll be using new for your new garden patio.

The area for your garden patio design will then be marked out leaving a small margin to make the slab laying process more efficient.

We also make sure that all services including water, telecoms, electricity and gas are pointed out during this early stage.

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Excavation

We are proud to use all of our own plant and machinery here at NB Contracts which makes the excavation process that much easier, we also use licensed landfill sites for the excess old soil and materials, recycling and reusing where we can so no need to hire your own skip or worry about machinery, we’ve got it covered.

When the excavation has been carried out we’ll begin installing any new drainage if required.

Sub-base

The next step involves laying the foundation of your new patio during which we spread a thick, even layer of sub base material. Attention to detail is a must through all stages.

Edge courses and kerbs

After we’ve correctly laid your patio sub-base we’ll install any edge courses and kerbs where necessary, installing everything on a solid concrete base. We like to ensure that all lines are straight and precise and our paving experts use backing concrete to support the edge or kerb brickwork and paving.

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Laying course

Before we start laying your new block paving we spread a level layer of course sand over your garden patio sub-base, the key to a perfect laying course is to create as smooth and even surface as possible which will allow our pavers to lay your brickwork, Indian sandstone or granite paved slabs a lot easier and saves us time.

Slab Laying

Our professional paving team will lay your patio slabs in the desired design and material as decided on in your initial consultation and preparation stages of the project.

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Alignment and compliance

Once your design has been successfully positioned our team will go about double checking the paving alignment before beginning the cutting in process, during this stage attention to detail is key as you don’t want an uneven design and we don’t cut corners.

Cutting-in

Cutting-in is just as important as laying an attractive paving style, depending on the materials you’ve decided on, our bricklayers measure out and cut your paving to fit your patio design.

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Finishing touches

During the finishing touches we’ll fix any recess trays and gully covers, if required.

Jointing

When our paving experts have finished cutting-in your patio, a jointing mixture is spread over the paved design, making sure that no joints have been missed is essential, we use EASY joint a trusted all weather paving filler or traditional sand and cement pointing in.

Completion

Our team will sweep away any excess jointing sand and your new slab or block paved patio is ready to be used.

If required we use a sealant to finish off and protect your new patio from any accidental staining and all of our patio installations come complete with NB Contracts 5 year guarantee.

Preparation
01 DSCF2401
IMG_0938
IMG_0732

Preparation

During the first steps of a patio, Indian sandstone, Granite or paved project we will go through the process and desired design and materials we’ll be using new for your new garden patio.

The area for your garden patio design will then be marked out leaving a small margin to make the slab laying process more efficient.

We also make sure that all services including water, telecoms, electricity and gas are pointed out during this early stage.

Foundations
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Excavation

We are proud to use all of our own plant and machinery here at NB Contracts which makes the excavation process that much easier, we also use licensed landfill sites for the excess old soil and materials, recycling and reusing where we can so no need to hire your own skip or worry about machinery, we’ve got it covered.

When the excavation has been carried out we’ll begin installing any new drainage if required.

Sub-base

The next step involves laying the foundation of your new patio during which we spread a thick, even layer of sub base material. Attention to detail is a must through all stages.

Edge courses and kerbs

After we’ve correctly laid your patio sub-base we’ll install any edge courses and kerbs where necessary, installing everything on a solid concrete base. We like to ensure that all lines are straight and precise and our paving experts use backing concrete to support the edge or kerb brickwork and paving.

Slab Laying
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Laying course

Before we start laying your new block paving we spread a level layer of course sand over your garden patio sub-base, the key to a perfect laying course is to create as smooth and even surface as possible which will allow our pavers to lay your brickwork, Indian sandstone or granite paved slabs a lot easier and saves us time.

Slab Laying

Our professional paving team will lay your patio slabs in the desired design and material as decided on in your initial consultation and preparation stages of the project.

Alignment & Cutting In
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Alignment and compliance

Once your design has been successfully positioned our team will go about double checking the paving alignment before beginning the cutting in process, during this stage attention to detail is key as you don’t want an uneven design and we don’t cut corners.

Cutting-in

Cutting-in is just as important as laying an attractive paving style, depending on the materials you’ve decided on, our bricklayers measure out and cut your paving to fit your patio design.

Completion
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Finishing touches

During the finishing touches we’ll fix any recess trays and gully covers, if required.

Jointing

When our paving experts have finished cutting-in your patio, a jointing mixture is spread over the paved design, making sure that no joints have been missed is essential, we use EASY joint a trusted all weather paving filler or traditional sand and cement pointing in.

Completion

Our team will sweep away any excess jointing sand and your new slab or block paved patio is ready to be used.

If required we use a sealant to finish off and protect your new patio from any accidental staining and all of our patio installations come complete with NB Contracts 5 year guarantee.

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We were Established as NB Contracts in 1998..

and have had the same name ever since – We trade on our Reputation

Block Paved Driveways

Our block paved driveways use the highest quality materials and are precision laid by our professional installers. We will never sub contract our work, so every driveway will be laid to our high standards.

Tar and Chip Driveways

Our tar and chip driveways are available in a wide range of stone colours and different sizes. We always use our own plant and machines guaranteeing the quality and high standards for each job we undertake.

Patios

NB Contracts garden patios can be laid using a high quality stone or for that extra special finish, we can use a range of quality granites. We can create the perfect patio for your home and give it that added visual appeal.

Our Work

We trade on our name and have been NB Contracts from the day we began. Unlike many other companies, all the images you see on our website, are our own work. If you see any of these photos on any other website, contact us.