A Guide to Building a Garden Terrace


The harsh British winter has finally gone, and now is the time to think about working on the exterior of your home. If you would like to create a relaxation platform where you and your family can relax on those hot summer days, here is a short guide on how to build a terrace.

  • Materials – Talk to the local paving companies in Stourbridge, who have an excellent range of natural and man-made paving slabs that are ideal for a garden terrace, and whether you prefer marble, granite, or even block paving, they can quote you a price for the project.
  • Building the Base – The best way to do this is to excavate 6-8 inches and shore up the sides, before pouring ready-mixed concrete, and when this sets, you have the perfect base for your paving. Depending on the surface area, you might need some steel reinforcement mesh, which gives the concrete added tensile strength, and the paving contractor would recommend this.
  • Retaining Walls – If you would like to have some flower beds adjoining the terrace, you will need to construct a few low retaining walls, and with steps leading to and from the terrace, choose some nice edging stones to complete the look.
  • Your Budget – When discussing the project with the paving company, once they know your proposed budget, they can begin to make some suggestions. Natural stone is more expensive that man-made paving slabs, yet both look great.

Whatever you choose, make sure that the paving company have the know-how and experience to carry out the work.