patio cost and material calculator
Find costs for slabs and materials required for a new patio

Guide to Using the Patio Cost and Material Calculator

Welcome to the Patio Cost and Material Calculator! This tool is designed to help you estimate the materials and costs required for laying a patio. Follow these simple steps to get a detailed estimate:

 

Patio Calculator

Patio Cost and Material Calculator








Materials Needed:

Hardcore Required: 0 cubic meters

Hardcore Cost: £0.00

Sand Required: 0 cubic meters

Sand Cost: £0.00

Slabs Required: 0 slabs

Total Cost of Slabs: £0.00

Labor Cost: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Guide to Using the Patio Cost and Material Calculator

Welcome to the Patio Cost and Material Calculator! This tool is designed to help you estimate the total costs and materials required for laying a patio. Follow these simple steps to obtain a comprehensive and accurate estimate:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Enter Patio Dimensions:

    • Length and Width: Input the dimensions of the patio area in meters.
  2. Specify Sub Base and Sand Layer:

    • Depth of Sub Base (cm): Enter the required depth for the sub-base in centimeters.
    • Thickness of Sand Layer (cm): Specify the sand layer thickness in centimeters for proper paving support.
  3. Select Slab Size:

    • From the dropdown menu, choose the size of the slabs you plan to use (e.g., 300x300mm, 450x450mm, etc.). This selection will determine the number of slabs needed based on the patio area.
  4. Input Slab Cost:

    • Provide the cost per square meter of the slabs to calculate the total slab cost accurately.
  5. Adjust for Waste:

    • Input an estimated waste factor percentage. This accounts for breakage and cutting losses during the installation process.
  6. Calculate Materials:

    • Click the Calculate Materials button to generate the amounts of hardcore, sand, slabs required, and their respective costs.

Results Displayed:

The calculator will show:

  • Hardcore Required: The cubic meters of hardcore needed and its cost.
  • Sand Required: The cubic meters of sand needed and its cost.
  • Slabs Required: The total number of slabs needed.
  • Labor Cost: The cost of labor calculated at £100 per square meter based on the total area.
  • Total Cost: The sum of hardcore, sand, slab, and labor costs, providing a comprehensive estimate.

Tips for Accurate Estimations:

  • Measure Precisely: Ensure all measurements are accurate to avoid underestimating or overestimating materials and costs.
  • Consult Professionals: If unsure about the requirements or the project’s complexity, consider consulting a professional landscaper.