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You build my house and if you have a piece of land , you want a terrace to enjoy it , in summer and also why not in winter ? Which design to choose, which materials ? What element of cover to protect it from the rain , the sun ? Let’s go over the different possibilities to help you choose the perfect patio for your new home .

WHERE IN YOUR HOUSE IS A TERRACE?

A terrace can be installed in several places in your house, depending on your exterior access and the intimate character you want to give it.

The classic location of a terrace is in front of or behind the house , facing the garden. But the garden sometimes giving onto a noisy street or an important opposite , you might want to place your terrace on one side of the house.

The terrace can be overhanging , on stilts or playing on a sloping ground . It can be built on a deck ( a kind of platform ), to provide access to the garden below. In this case, you clearly segment the terrace / dining / sunbathing area of ​​the garden. You prefer this arrangement if you have a large garden in addition to the terrace area.

The terrace can be at ground level , with the garden as an extension , in this case you play on the perspectives , this enlarges the visual space of your garden, which is practical if it is limited .

The terrace can offer direct access to the garden or to the car park, or as a balcony , upstairs or in a roof terrace style space . It depends on the design of your habitat.

WHAT FLOORING FOR YOUR PATIO?

If the wood is warmer, the stone will be more resistant. Take into consideration the location of your home. We don’t think of our terrace in the same way depending on the climate !

Next, examine your terrain and the composition of the soil . The wood is a material more flexible , flexible and quick to distort , unlike the stone which threatens to split time, a loose soil ( ask the advice of your advisor Residences Occitan for this technical point! )

Wood ( natural, regional, exotic, composite ), stone ( natural, reconstituted, in slabs or paving stones ), tiling … The choice is wide!

Wood requires regular maintenance , it adapts to all architectural styles , especially if you are in the heart of nature , but needs to be treated . This is the type of wood and the development of poses that make the difference next price . For a terrace on flat ground and of moderate size , consider composite wood which is very resistant to bad weather and stains !

The stone is an alternative quality , elegance . New materials, also reconstituted and offered in the form of slabs , facilitate the creation of a stone terrace and allow all forms of extravagance . The reconstituted stone is resistant to bad weather (especially to frost , which interferes in the interstices and causes cracks, in the long term). The stone is also sold in paving stones , which give an old-fashioned charm to the terraces of beautiful traditional houses…. Available at all prices depending on the materials , pavers and tiling have only one drawback: they are conducive to the installation of weeds between the joints!