Residential Redevelopment

A picturesque town in Eastern Somerset was the location of one of Sureset’s recent residential projects. Frome is reported by The Sunday Times 2018 as the most stylish place to live in the country and the result of this small redevelopment project was in keeping with the surrounding location.

The property in question was a south facing end of terrace property, somewhat of a builders dumping ground with mixed concrete slabs, bricks, stone and a dilapidated old shed on the property. After removing the rubble, the space was dug out and edged with wooden sleepers to create the framework for the new patio. SureSet’s 6mm Golden Pearl material was chosen from the Grantex range supplied by Long Rake Spar. An added feature of LED lighting strips was added to the design from Dural’s edging range.

The installation started out with preparing and masking off the lighting strips and ensuring the wiring was all in place prior to installing the resin bound paving so that it could be embedded. Once this was done, it was an installation against the clock to ensure that the material did not set too quickly in the hot weather and that the lighting could be set within the ‘live’ hand floating of the material. The border was created first and the lights inset. The remainder of the patio area was quick to be laid by skilled installers. A ‘ramp’ was also created with excess material in front of the garage door to create less of a drop to the access route.

The customer said of the finished project, “The natural sandy colour and smooth nature of the paving fits in perfectly with the garden and the fact there is no loose stone means my small children and cats can’t dig it up and throw it across the garden anymore!”

The low maintenance, 12m squared area was a perfect long wearing solution for this customer’s family requirements.