Garden design and build company Decorum.London kept it simple with a new roof garden terrace. To keep the structure simple and cost effective, they installed 20mm thick porcelain paving units directly onto pedestals.
The unit size of 400 x 1200 x 20mm was chosen to provide a paving unit that complimented the dimension of the terrace. This project took 3 tradesmen 2 days, proving a cost effective installation in terms of both, materials and labour.
There are 4mm gaps in-between the tiles to allow for drainage onto a membrane set to falls underneath. Furthermore, the almost 25 Kg weight of each tile holds everything in place and if you do need access to any area underneath you can simply use a tile clamp to lift them.
It is advisable to use self levelling pedestals as this makes the installation process much quicker. These also have a rubber layer on top to aid acoustic resonance. These pedestals can be seen over here.
Karl said “There’s no such thing as maintenance free as everything outside gets dirty but with porcelain it’s a simple case of a hose and a soft brush. This makes for one of easiest elements of your garden to keep looking new”
The iNNER range of porcelain tiles from the manufacturer Caesar Ceramiche based in Italy create a large range of tiles for both interior and exterior installation. There’s a showroom with a few different ranges of products installed in the Sky House Design Centre in Amersham. There are experts on hand 5 days a week and by appointment on Saturday. They can advise on the various installation techniques and which product may best suit your project, they also offer a design service.
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Project Private residential
Location Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire