Perfect your Patio this Bank Holiday 

Get your patio ready for the Bank Holiday, as the warmer weather starts to arrive and the May Bank Holiday is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get to work on your patio.

Building a patio can be a great way to update your garden with a low-maintenance space for relaxation and enjoy all summer long with family and friends. And we Brits just love to do DIY ourselves, there is nothing more satisfying than getting the job done.

If you have a patio area that you need to hardcore then you are going to need a plate compactor, also known as a wacker plate. 

Using a plate compactor will help to level out the ground, the heavy steel plate on the bottom of the machine acts like a push-style mower when the compactor vibrates it levels out the earth on the ground.

Speedy recommend the Altrad Belle PCLX320 plate compactor it is a lightweight and robust 320mm petrol plate compactor designed for compaction of hardcore and aggregate, suitable for use in gardens and driveways to create a smooth surface.


Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How-To Use a Plate Compactor Video below.



Benefits of Using a Plate Compactor

  • Easy to operate
  • Increases durability  job performance
  • Lightweight for easy transportation
  • Low hand-arm vibration for longer safe usage times
  • Creates a smoother and even surface

This Altrad Belle plate compactor is really heavy, so if you do need to lift it, make sure you get some help and use the handles.

It’s also really important that you wear the correct PPE when handling and operating this piece of equipment, a dust mask, hearing protection, eye protection, safety boots and gloves are essential.

Any PPE you require can be purchased from Speedy. Always read the safety and operating instructions before you begin your job.


Time to Lay your Patio

Now that you have perfected your base using a plate compactor it’s time to check out our step-by-step guide How to Lay a Patio, laying a patio has never been easier.

Start to transform your garden today add a few plant pots with your favourite flowers in to add some colour, now sit back ready to enjoy this May Bank Holiday.



DIY inspiration?

Thank you for reading the Speedy Hire, we hope you enjoyed reading get your patio ready for the bank holiday blog.

Speedy Hire, the UK's number one hire company has over 3000 different tools for you to choose from including, with daily, weekend and weekly tool hire available at over 200 service centres nationwide, online and in selected B&Q stores.

With 4-hour delivery on many of our products, it's safe to say, we've got you covered.

Keep checking back here for more DIY inspiration. Happy May Bank Holiday all our Speedy DIYers.

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