Think about where you want your patio to go and what you'll be using it for. A space for outdoor entertaining is best located close to the house for easy access, while a spot for quiet relaxation might be better tucked away in a corner of the garden.
Choose your paving materials. Think about the size and shape of your patio you want, and look for a style of paving that will match your house. Sketch out the patio and measure the area so you can work out how much paving you will need.
Get all your materials and tools together. Visit your local B&Q to pick up the the 'How To' leaflets or watch the video on our youtube channel. It gives intructions on preparing the area and laying the paving. A medium sized patio can be laid over a long weekend, but you may need to draft in an extra pair of hands to help with the lifting and shifting.