Which way to lay the membrane

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by bond007, May 9, 2018.

  1. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Guys
    QUick question, the hexagonal surface area in question. Which direction to lay the membrane without much wastage.

    I Am going to cover area with 20mm gravel. Will it still require a membrane to go underneath?

    Also is 100 GSM thickness a good membrane to go for?

    Does membrane need to be pinned into the ground if gravel is going on top of it?

    Thanks
     

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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    What's going on top of gravel.:confused:
     
  3. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Not sure I understand the question.?? Isn't the shape symmetrical or very close to it.
     
  4. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Ye 20mm gravel.. About 3 tonne
     
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Me neither, if he laying gravel on top, then a geotextile fabric would be a better choice than a membrane, which is plastic sheet(DPM).
     
  6. bond007

    bond007 Member

    Mearning horizontal, vertical or diagonal
     
  7. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

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  8. bond007

    bond007 Member

  9. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    They would stop it being caught and pulled up through the gravel, but if you put 50mm of gravel on it should hold it down.

    I would fold edges under a 100mm or so, so you don't have any frayed edges that may rip or even come up through the gravel.
     
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  11. bond007

    bond007 Member

  12. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    I've used 6"galvanised nails before, due to have hundreds of them from old and nothing to use them in these days. :D:D
     
  13. bond007

    bond007 Member

    THink I have a load of long decking screws lieing about... Prob use them too
     
  14. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Don't use screws - the membrane/fabric will wrap around them as you insert them - nails just punch through and keep going.
     
  15. bond007

    bond007 Member

  16. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Can't tell from photo, but if same as the Apollo HD fabric in Wickes, then it will be 105GSM & have a 10 year warrenty against rot.

    Some builder merchants do sell geotextile by the metre, a fiver or less a metre, & it's 4.5mtrs wide, so no joins.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2018
  17. bond007

    bond007 Member

    The wikes appolo one have very bad reviews so dont really want to be getting that one if its same in screwfix.

    Who sells geotextile, will i be better off going for that?
     
  18. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Whats wrong with reveiws on SF for the actual product. ???
     
  19. bond007

    bond007 Member

    How would I take a wheelbarrow over a grass patch?

    Do I just put a plank of wood and wheelbarrow over it
     
  20. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Push it!:D


    Seriously just lay a plank down.
     

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