How Much Does It Cost To Lay Patio?


Laying a patio is a significant and costly home improvement project. And when a project is this size and expensive, it’s normal to want to do your research before going ahead. In this article, we will cover how much it will cost to lay a patio. We will take you through a total breakdown of the costs with the factors that will affect the price and other necessary details.

But before we get into it, here is a little something to consider. As you will know, a patio will increase the market value of your property. But did you know that the potential increase equates to about five times the amount it costs to lay a patio? It’s nothing compared to the increase in market value that a new driveway can add, but nevertheless, it is still a good investment.

So, when you undertake the project of laying a patio is not just about creating an outdoor space to enjoy good weather and a barbecue in the sunshine or increasing the appeal of the exterior of your property. It is also about making a long-term investment.

Cost of laying a patio

As we go through this article, you will see different options and price projections for patio installation. The cost of laying a patio ranges from £550 to £4,600, however, this doesn’t include additional costs.

And even though the figures you are about to see are based on research and years of experience as a professional in this industry, nothing is set in stone. Prices will vary but these estimates are a great place to start. They will give you a good idea of how to get the best value for your money.

What Is The Cost of laying a patio?

Patio size (square metres) Concrete patio cost (£) Natural stone patio cost (£) Paver and brick patio cost (£) Slate patio cost (£)
10 550-1100 800-1,350 550-900 900-1,200
20  900-2,000 1,400-2,500 900-1,400 1,600-2,200
40 1,400-3,600 2,400-4,600 1,400-1,800 2,800-3800


As you can see from this table, the biggest cost factors are the size of the patio and the type of material. We will talk about these and the other cost factors in this article.

What are the supply costs of laying a patio? (per square metre)

Cost of material per square metre

Patio material  Cost per square metre (£)
Concrete  20-70
Natural stone