Let’s make the most of this beautiful weather…

Category: Staff, Sureset Blog

Posted 26th July 2019 by Ben Shave


The forecast is getting better, the days are getting longer, evenings are brighter and we all want to make the most of them right?

You might enjoy going out for a nice countryside walk with your family or a furry friend, visiting a local pub for a lovely cool drink in the setting sunshine on the terrace, going for a bike ride or enjoying a BBQ in the comfort of your own garden.

All of these activities have the possibility of a SureSet application on pathways, cycle paths, terraces or patios which can provide you with an enhanced experience by offering an aesthetically appealing, smooth, free draining, environmentally friendly surface available in a variety of colours. Let’s explore a few ways that our permeable resin-bound paving and other products can improve the quality of your outdoor living. 

A Perfect Patio Or Terrific Terrace 

Patios and terraces are great features that you can use to take advantage of gorgeous summer weather. Use tasteful patio furniture and a few potted plants to create your happy place; a spot where you can enjoy your morning tea or coffee, eat breakfast, do yoga and meditation, arts and crafts, or read the latest whodunnit. 

There’s more to patios than morning rituals, self-care, and hobbies, of course. Thinking bigger, paved outdoor living spaces give you and your family the option of al fresco dining, and they’re marvellous for garden parties and barbeques. If you own a pub, a terrace paved with permeable resin-bound paving is the way to go. It can withstand foot traffic in ways that lawn never could, and it’s permeable, which means puddles won’t form, and it’s easy to clean and maintain. 

You can prepare your garden (or pub garden) for summer with SureSet Resin Bound paving. You can now purchase our DIY Kits or TradePacks, which are suitable for anyone to use including novices.

If you are considering a SureSet application to enhance your garden before throwing your summer parties and BBQ’s with friends and family you can find out here what steps you need to take to prepare your patio:

1. Ensure there is a stable base in place, visit our downloads page for information on stable bases.

2. Choose a type of edging to compliment your choice of SureSet paving and ensure that it is in place prior to installation

3. Clean the base which you are intending to install onto. Ensure it is free from dust, debris, and detritus

4. If a new base has been installed ensure it is dry and cured (if concrete)

5. Order DIY Kits or TradePacks which are easy to self-install using our excellent guidelines, available to buy online – SureSet Shop

6. Follow instructions for installation.

7. Wait until it has cured.

8. Add furniture

9. Put the BBQ on and enjoy!

View some completed garden project Houzz and start creating idea boards on Pinterest. Use the above tips for creating a patio, as well as inspiration from social media platforms, and apply them to the following suggestions for features that take outdoor living to the next level. 

A Roof Garden 

Although roof gardens are usually associated with luxurious office and apartment buildings, you can have one at home if the design of your house allows for it. Experts such as Sky Gardens Green Solutions can help you choose the best type of garden for your roof.  

When planning your garden in the sky, be sure to include SureSet pathways, as their permeability makes it easier to collect run-off, which you can use to water your plants during dry weather. They also make maintaining your special space much easier. Think of all the afternoons and evenings you could spend in your roof garden. You can grow ornamental plants, vegetables, shrubs, and small trees and raised beds, and if you have the space for it, you can pave a small terrace, set up a pergola, and add a few comfortable seats or hammocks. 

Glorious Garden Paths and Cycle Tracks 

Depending on the space available, you might want to use SureSet to lay a path that meanders through your garden, linking various spaces and areas of interest. If you enjoy staying fit, and the size of your garden allows, don’t limit yourself to a simple garden path. Use our paving products to create a track for cycling or jogging. It would make a nice alternative for days when you don’t feel like venturing too far from home. 

A Colourful Play Area 

Children also love to take advantage of beautiful weather, so why not turn a section of your garden into a colourful play area for your kids? SureSet’s PlayBound is made from brightly coloured rubber, which is bound by stable resin, and you can combine various colours to create exciting, fun designs. 

In addition to being colourful and attractive, PlayBound is slip-resistant, durable, comfortable to walk and run on, and easy to clean. It’s also impact-absorbing, and, like our other paving products, it’s permeable. The product is what you want in paving for a playground or play area – a safer option on which children can be children.  

Don’t forget to include a few beds or planters in the play area, and make sure there’s a shady spot where your kids can play, rest, and relax.  

These are just a few ideas for ways that SureSet can help you make the most of beautiful weather. If you’d like to know more, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email or telephone. We’re happy to assist you. 

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