Transform your outdoor living space

The summer heat is calling your name, but those UV rays can be harsh after a while. And with the weather being so unpredictable, flimsy patio covers just won’t do the trick anymore. Here are some great patio ideas that not only will withstand the changeable weather conditions but will also spruce up your outdoor patio and garden area. 


Limestone is a strong and dense material with very few pore spaces. Therefore it can withstand abrasions and freeze-thaw circumstances. Limestone is also a cost-effective alternative to solid stone, which makes the material great for building façades and arches outdoors.


Pergolas are outdoor garden features that form shaded areas. They often are composed of vertical pillars that support cross-beams and sturdy open lattices. Stained-Cedar or Redwood Pergolas can be a great addition to your garden and can be left open to allow for rainy weather.


Perspex, also known as plexiglass, is an acrylic transparent plastic that can replace the glass alternative. The material can withstand high levels of UV light, salt water, extremely cold weather, and dramatic temperature changes. This material is ideal for the constant weather changes we are experiencing, so you can enjoy your garden any day.


Sometimes we just want to get more out of the patio space we already have. How often have you started a barbecue only to have the heavens open and you have to abandon it, or cook in the rain? Awnings, or roof covers, can be fixed to provide more permanent cover or retractable to give you the flexibility to enjoy the sunshine but still be able to use your patio space if the sun becomes too much or the British weather takes its toll.


Canopies are similar to awnings but have a fixed framework with posts at each endpoint. Canopies can be made from glass or polycarbonate but have the benefit of also being able to accommodate retractable panels so that you can have the best of both worlds.

Arc Design Services experts can help you with your design and execution of your dream home and outdoor space. For more information, visit us at or call 0161 928 4433.

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