How to arrange a terrace?
Prepare your project
Think carefully about the location of your future patio, taking into account exposure and sunlight. Also pay attention to the face to face.
Then determine the dimensions of your future terrace by imagining how you want to arrange it to ensure that it will be large enough and that you can move around easily: rather a dining area, a living or kitchen space, or an outdoor space for your plants?
Finally, choose the floor covering for your future terrace: tiles, wood, concrete, stone, etc.
Prepare your garden floor
If you have a sloping garden, the garden floor needs to be leveled. If this is not the case, you will only need to disburse it on at least 20 cm in order to accommodate the future concrete slab.
To allow rainwater to run off, make sure you have a slope of at least 5%.
Pour your concrete slab
- Make the formwork: a wooden structure in which you will pour the concrete to take the form of a slab. It is also used to protect the concrete, during the setting time.
- In a concrete mixer, prepare the necessary amount of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of water, sand and cement. To determine the number of bags of cement you will need, you must multiply the surface area in m² of the slab by its thickness to convert to m3
- Place the concrete at the location of the future terrace and be careful to level it out as you go along with a construction ruler.
- You can then leave to dry for 24 hours, then remove the formwork
Install your floor covering
- Natural stone: adds character to your terrace. This material is very resistant and has a long service life. High price.
- Reconstituted stone: cheaper than natural stone, it nevertheless retains a similar appearance. This material is robust and exists in several colors.
- Tiles: one of the easiest coatings to maintain. Available in many materials and colors.
- Concrete: the most economical solution. This material is resistant and exists in many finishes.
- Wood: warm and very easy to install. Wood comes in two forms: roll-up slabs and slats.
- Composite wood: perfectly imitates wood. Composite boards are 100% recyclable because they are made from recycled wood and polyethylene. Cheaper than natural wood, composite wood requires little maintenance.
Our Sedpa products for the construction of your terrace
- Residential composite decking boards: They are 100% ecological and environmentally friendly. They exist in 4 colors: chocolate, ebony, teak and redwood. Residential composite decking boards are guaranteed for 10 years. They are rot-proof, aesthetic and easy to maintain. Simple and quick to install, they offer excellent grip, even when wet, and they do not turn gray over time.
- Composite co-extruded decking boards: They are guaranteed for 15 years and are made from 95% recycled materials. They are reversible blades, available in 2 colors: charcoal black / mahogany and amber / dark oak. A simple installation system and quick installation thanks to invisible clips. Composite co-extruded deck boards resist UV and scratches, mould and will not stain.
- Composite slatted floor (guaranteed for 10 years) or Coextruded composite slatted floor (guaranteed for 15 years): They exist in 2 colors: colorado and maduro. They are quickly installed by simply clipping the tiles together and can be used to decorate your small, regular surfaces. The Coextruded composite slatted floor and Composite slatted floor will not crack or gray over time and provide excellent adhesion even when wet.
- Composite fence boards: They allow you to hide the face to face with the neighborhood. They exist in 3 colors: teak, redwood and ebony; and are guaranteed for 10 years. Composite fence boards are environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. They are rot-proof, waterproof and self-extinguishing.