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Laying patio in half circle

Hi,

 

I've been asked by a client to create a patio in a half moon shape but he only wants to use standard Marshall 2x2 grey slab which is great, but how do I calculate the angle to know where to make my cuts for the radius?? Or do I just lay them as normal then draw a half circle and use a stone cutter to create the circle??

Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in advance.

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  • Defo second method. I use a string line tied to a metal pin at the centre point of the base line with a Sharpie tied to the end, works a treat. I prefer cutting the slab before bedding it. Is worth doing a basic plan so you can avoid having any tiny cuts on the edge.

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    If you are laying in a rectangle then it should be easy enough. If he wants to cut down the paving into segments then it would be a tough one. Personally I would overlay and cut in situ after marking out with a string line. Then knock off cuts. You'll get a more accurate edge.

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    Over lay like this the draw your circle outline. 

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    Then I used a stringline attached from the center pin to the handle of a petrol disc cutter to cut the outline. (Unfortunately no pics of that) 

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  • Lay the slabs, mark the cuts in situ with a string line from the centre point, take them up and cut, re-lay.  Place the cuts on bits of stone or sabs of sand for marking- if you put them on mortar a) everything gets mucky and b) the muck's gone off by the time you put them back.

  • I'd deffo lay, let the mortar go off properly. Mark and then cut. Done it a few times now

  • Thank you for all the help guys, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you all. Every piece of information is so valuable and I really appreciate you all for taking the time to reply. I'm away to start the job tomorrow!

    Many thanks

     

    Neil 

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