Want to Perfect your Patio this Easter? 

With the warmer weather starting to arrive, now is the perfect time to get to work on some of those DIY projects you’ve been meaning to do for a while.

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

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


Advantages of using a Plate Compactor

  • Increases durability and performance of a job
  • Eliminates future shifting and settling
  • Low hand-arm vibration for longer safe usage times
  • Create a smoother and even surface
  • Easy to operate

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


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


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 below How to Lay a Patio, laying a patio has never been easier, start to transform your garden today ready in time to enjoy the Easter Bank Holiday.

Ready for more DIY inspiration?

Thank you for reading the Speedy Services blog, we hope you found this How-To Perfect your Patio this Easter blog useful. 

Speedy Services, 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 inspiration and help for your DIY projects. Happy Easter to all our Speedy DIYers.

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