We arrived home this evening to a note (and the bill) from the gardeners saying the patio was all done. That and to stay off it that evening. That was particularly challenging as before a few days away the greenhouse needed watering...
Anyway, it's looking good:
And the building yard look in the back garden has almost gone and we'll soon be able to get things back in place. We still have the skip and a pile of sand out the front, but we're making progress.
Very happy with it!