Patio installation cost

Transform your outside space with a patio. With the cost of patio installation starting at around £55 per m2, it’s an effective way to add value to your home.

Patios come in all shapes, sizes, and finishes, all of which will have an impact on the overall price.

Cost of laying a patio

What’s the average cost of patio installation?

We asked My Local Toolbox customers roughly how much they paid for their patio. Typically, you can expect to pay upwards of £900 for a new patio. But the total will depend on several factors, which will be accounted for when you’re given a quote.

Materials Average cost per m2
Budget paving slabs £25 – 30
Flagstone patio £45 – 75
Concrete patio £30 – 40
Raised patio £35 – 40
Brick patio £35 – 45

What factors affect the cost of patio installation?

When working out the cost of laying a patio, various things will impact the overall price.


There can be dramatic differences in labour costs across the UK. London prices are on average 20% higher than quotes for the north of England for example. The type of labourer you need can also be dependent on the type of patio material you’ve chosen.

A landscape gardener may be able to lay a flagstone patio, but you might need a bricklayer for a more intricate block paved design. You will also have to pay for any general labourer that assists for the day.

The average patio takes three to four days to complete, and you can expect to pay anywhere from £600 to £1,500 in worker’s fees alone. Day rates can range from £100 to £250.

Ground preparation

If you’re looking at having a new patio installed, the ground preparation costs will need to be considered too. If the land is already level, then preparation and therefore costs, won’t be as high compared with ground that needs levelling, or if shrubs need cutting back.

If there’s no natural drainage, then a soakaway and drainage channels may need to be installed if you’re using non-porous materials like concrete.


Whether you’re looking for a sleek and stylish patio, a more traditional and secluded spot, or simply something understated and practical, there’s a wide variety of materials to choose from.

Before you can ascertain the cost of playing a patio, you’ll need to know what’s within budget.

patio installation cost

Size and style

Like anything, the size will dictate how much it will be to install a new patio. However, the style will also have an impact. The more complex the design, the more time it will take to install, and therefore the more it will cost. Raised patio costs can sometimes double the price of a simple patio.

Patio FAQs

Do I need planning permission to build a patio?

In the majority of cases, you will not need planning permission to build a patio. However, if the site of your patio is sloped, and you need to carry out a significant amount of embanking or terracing work to support your patio, then you may need to apply for planning permission.

If you’re unsure, your best course of action is to speak with your local planning authority.

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