Thanks for your replies! Check out some hire and I'm going to save my upper body and hire a whacker plate.
@Silly_Savage those calculators are dead useful, trying to work out my sand/cement amounts and it's still not quite clicking.
Thanks! yes looking at a million YT videos it looks like get the fall on the sub base right, then just start with the top slap and make sure the rest follow your line.
Thanks, from a lockdown impulse purchase of a DNA test apparently she's mainly Am Staff/Mastiff and 100% lazy.
Gravel trap along all edges, with a fall running away from the house to be sure I'm not causing any issues to the house. I've seen some places recommend a 2 way fall, I was just going to go in one direction?
Two way fall is harder to do though more forgiving of slight errors in your level as you’re only trying to keep a level half the distance. Depends really where you can drain water to. Drainage or gravel round the edge of the house is common so you don’t get rain bouncing back off the patio into your brickwork below the damp proof course, but if it’s well sheltered and your roof has a good overhang you might get away with this
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