Joined: Aug. 2019
||Posted: 27 Aug. 2019,10:57
I need some guidance and advice please
I’m in the process of laying a rear patio at my bungalow, I have cleared the ground and installed a compacted MOT type 1 base. I would looking at installing a pebble edging, with brick edging and porcelain tiles (600mm x 600mm x20mm). The size of the patio is ~40m2.
I would like to know what’s the best way to lay the porcelain tiles? I was looking at a pedestal system however not sure if these will be stable enough on the MOT Type 1 base this would also increase the patio cost of around ~£500 - £700 pending on the pedestal height.
Question: Would I be able to lay a bed of sharp sand or small > 10mm gravel, on the MOT type 1 base as a thickness of 20 >25mm and lay the porcelain tiles directly onto this bed of material? This would be a dry installation and if so which is preferred sand or gravel?
Any advice, guidance or help will be greatly appreciated.