Remove the lawn and do tiling instead


Postby kinsden » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:24 am

Hello all,

I have a front garden (not really a garden..some grass and lots of weed and stones, I would say!!) that I want to get rid of and instead, want to put tiles. What would be the systematic approach to doing this? Would I require weed-proof membrane, cement in addition to tiles? What else? Also, how much deeper would I need to dig the soil?

I am relatively a new DIYer so my basics are weak; any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
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Postby rosebery » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:45 pm

If you are not planning to drive or park a car on it then follow the project for laying a patio.

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/patio.htm.

Thats the easy bit. With the relaxation in planning rules for permitted devlopment without PP a lot of jobs have become a lot easier. Except this one which has got more difficult!!!

Paving over a front garden now requires Planning Permission unless the surface is permeable. See this

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents ... ardens.pdf"

document for guidance.

Cheers
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