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Project Overview

This project involved the installation of an Indian sandstone patio around the side and front of a house in Burnley. The goal was to replace the old, worn-out patio and pathways with new, durable, and aesthetically pleasing Indian sandstone. Below is an analysis of the project, detailing the stages, materials used, and the final outcome.

Before and After Comparison


  • The existing patio and pathways were old, with cracked and uneven surfaces.
  • The areas were visually unappealing, reducing the overall curb appeal of the property.
  • The pathways were narrow and the patio area lacked cohesion and functionality.


  • The new patio features Indian sandstone, providing a beautiful and natural look.
  • The surfaces are even and smooth, improving accessibility and safety.
  • The patio and pathways now blend seamlessly with the house, enhancing the property’s overall aesthetics.



Before and After
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Materials Used

  1. Indian Sandstone:
    • Chosen for its durability and natural beauty.
    • Provides a range of colors that blend well with the existing stonework of the house.
  2. Jointing Compound:
    • Used to fill the gaps between the sandstone slabs.
    • Ensures stability and prevents weed growth.

Construction Stages

  1. Site Preparation:
    • Removal of old patio slabs and clearing the area of debris.
    • Excavation of the ground to create a stable base for the new installation.
  2. Base Installation:
    • Laying a sub-base of compacted hardcore to ensure a solid foundation.
    • Adding a layer of sharp sand to create a level surface for the sandstone slabs.
  3. Laying the Sandstone:
    • Arranging the Indian sandstone slabs in a pattern that enhances the space.
    • Ensuring even spacing and alignment for a professional finish.
    • Cutting the slabs where necessary to fit the area precisely.
  4. Jointing:
    • Applying a jointing compound between the slabs to secure them in place.
    • Ensuring all joints are filled properly to prevent movement and weed growth.
  5. Finishing Touches:
    • Cleaning the surface to remove any excess compound and dirt.
    • Inspecting the final product to ensure all slabs are securely placed and level.

Final Outcome

The completed project has transformed the outdoor space into a functional and visually appealing area. The Indian sandstone provides a beautiful, natural look that complements the existing stonework of the house. The new patio and pathways are smooth and even, enhancing accessibility and safety. The use of high-quality materials and skilled workmanship resulted in a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish that significantly boosts the property’s curb appeal.

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