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Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completedStop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed

Hi all, I am back again looking for advice. I have just had a carport built for our caravan that I hope will arrive around the end of May. On the edge of the carport…

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sandman55
Apr 30, 2017 11:58 pm
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alysanne
18 April
Recommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SARecommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA

I am needing some advice on getting the following done for my house: Approximately 70sqm…

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alysanne
Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Gaudi
5 April
Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes pathsStormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Thanks saveH20 There not being an agreed standard seems crazy. My concreter has just finished paths. Time will tell how well he complied with best practice. I looked up…

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Gaudi
Apr 05, 2017 2:18 am
sheljones
4 April
Paving for mini basketball court areaPaving for mini basketball court area

Paving would be a waste of time. Pavers do look good however if i was in your shoes i would save up and get your local concreter in to get it done and you wont be disappointed!!!

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sheljones
Apr 04, 2017 8:20 pm
sheljones
4 April
Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?

I would most definitely use a . I know it seems like more of a tiling job, but an actual paving contractor will have experience with using…

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sheljones
Apr 04, 2017 8:19 pm
bashworth
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4 April
EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?

Surepave. . .you can buy it at Bunnings. . . . around $40/m2

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2017 7:48 pm
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logar
3 April
Builder recommendations for concrete retaining wallsBuilder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Can anyone recommend a good Building Practitioner? I want to build 3 long concrete retaining walls up to a metre high and 25-30cm wide.

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logar
Apr 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Front porch separating from the house ....Front porch separating from the house ....

Sounds like you are on a site with reactive clay soils, hence the soils shrink or swell depending on the underlying moisture content in the soil (resulting in the…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Mar 30, 2017 2:36 pm
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Concrete ReinforcementConcrete Reinforcement

All Concrete will Crack! The Trick is to minimise the Concrete from Cracking. This is the List that our Company Bencrete Concreting Uses here in…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Mar 26, 2017 8:24 pm
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qebtel
25 March
Brisbane Conceters - a RantBrisbane Conceters - a Rant

Thank you for your most excellent contributions here. I guess this thread really got under your skin, since you signed up just to reply? Hilarious. Hey I reckon your next…

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qebtel
Mar 25, 2017 7:53 am
Gaudi
23 March
Exposed aggregate -questionExposed aggregate -question

Thank you so much Goody59!! Knowing what is normal is so helpful. The surface holes that remain today post wash are small. I don't think they've used the peel off type of…

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Gaudi
Mar 23, 2017 8:57 pm
bashworth
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23 March
Concrete slab over deck footings (pour at same time)Concrete slab over deck footings (pour at same time)

I don't really see why you need footings and a slab. If it were me I would Forget the three footings holes on the…

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2017 10:06 am
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bluegill
22 March
Shed floor partly on a soakwellShed floor partly on a soakwell

Hi there I would be glad to have some opinions on whether it is a bad idea to have some of my shed floor partly over a soak well. I was thinking that after being…

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bluegill
Mar 22, 2017 3:49 pm
GillyM
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14 March
Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?

Received a msg abut this from Venessa, but HomeOne says I can't respond as the user is no longer registered, so hopefully Venessa will read this, and I will respond here! …

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GillyM
Mar 14, 2017 7:16 pm
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hones
14 March
Easier way to make bathroom screed?Easier way to make bathroom screed?

Couple of things, Best way to make screed? I assume a 4:1 sand/cement is fine? Second thing, I hate hand mixing... Would say bunnings do a premix bag of what I could use…

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hones
Mar 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Elecmuso
14 March
Paving basePaving base

I've heard differing opinions on base material for pavers. These are the materials I'm seeing: Road Base Dolomite Dolomite with a little cement Paver sand Or 2 layers of…

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Elecmuso
Mar 14, 2017 8:44 am
Rory
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9 March
HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?

Using an acid or chemical will not damage the tiles. But it will damage the concrete. And you might end up with a lot of effort and a mediocre result. It would probably be…

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Rory
Mar 09, 2017 12:27 pm
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dzernumbrd
7 March
polished concrete cost difference (Perth)polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Thank you bauhaus, the $5000 amount was the number I was chasing. Thanks :)

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dzernumbrd
Mar 07, 2017 4:01 pm
ozyboy84
20 February
Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting StevenBe Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Hi I was recently ripped off by Steve Costello from Primo concreting He gave a fake licence and i mistakenly paid him upfront Ive since found out that his unlicensed…

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ozyboy84
Feb 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Sooti
10 February
Cost of new driveway and plumbingCost of new driveway and plumbing

hi Want to know if this quote seems excessive. Old driveway to be demolished and removed.. new pvc pipes to replace bold ceramic ones. Length is 20m x 3.5m. Then…

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Sooti
Feb 10, 2017 10:28 pm
anyone92
2 February
Council' permissionCouncil' permission

I got the reply in written,an e- mail which was more of a casual one.(which just says "go for it, I understood your concern over phone").but i am afraid he hasn't…

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anyone92
Feb 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Rino
1 February
Aggregate Spider cracksAggregate Spider cracks

Hello I have similar problem with spider hairline cracks appearing first appearing soon after my driveway was poured around June 2016. Since then the number of such…

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Rino
Feb 01, 2017 9:59 am
Berek
25 January
Concrete slopeConcrete slope

Which ever way you do it, you'll need to have a waterproof layer and pour all at once. Especially if it's under natural ground level.

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Berek
Jan 25, 2017 7:49 pm
SaveH2O
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18 January
Failed Concrete?Failed Concrete?

I would be more concerned as to why/how the water is getting into the garage.

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SaveH2O
Jan 18, 2017 5:00 pm
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MRMR
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14 January
Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) BedroomsGrind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

From what I gathered, with grind and seal, one important factor is the material for sealing...? If so, what should I ask for or what grades are there?

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MRMR
Jan 14, 2017 4:38 pm
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yoyo72
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13 January
ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!

ok so we have a new build driveway is huge and the drive has quite a steep drop. due to site costs being doubled budget is a bit low and we are kinda country so an ashfelt…

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yoyo72
Jan 13, 2017 11:39 am
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Gravel fillGravel fill

Given that your soil is highly reactive and that your trench runs to the edge of the building it is effectively a water channel that could deliver water under your house…

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building-expert
Jan 06, 2017 5:24 pm
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SaveH2O
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31 December 2016
Cardboard Stuck on CementCardboard Stuck on Cement

It will decompose in time.

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SaveH2O
Dec 31, 2016 7:37 pm
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mgilla
12 December 2016
Cost of coloured concrete driveway.Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Can i suggest you look for alternatives to colored concrete. The finished product looks terrible.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 5:51 pm
El17
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7 December 2016
Crossover HelpCrossover Help

Bump - I have this exact question! Modified Dream Verona - Dreamstart 10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85632

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El17
Dec 07, 2016 7:37 pm
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Turtle1
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6 December 2016
Crushed seashellsCrushed seashells

Plenty of nice gravels to use :) Crushed seashells would probably need to be glued down somehow as they would be pretty light i expect.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:36 am
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Turtle1
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6 December 2016
Paver Edging IdeaPaver Edging Idea

Great idea, You can also winged split logs.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:34 am
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garfield
24 November 2016
Faded stenciled concreteFaded stenciled concrete

Hi all, My back patio is a terracotta type coloured stencil concrete and it has faded pretty badly in some areas. I only bought the place last year, I have no idea how…

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garfield
Nov 24, 2016 9:15 am
SaveH2O
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23 November 2016
Concrete Perimeter around homeConcrete Perimeter around home
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Oops, I had waterlogged as two words, I have gone back and edited it.

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SaveH2O
Nov 23, 2016 8:33 pm
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LynneB
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22 November 2016
Weeping over Weep HolesWeeping over Weep Holes

Are you sure you have weep holes on your garage wall? Some external garage walls are not framed and lined and thus no weep holes. What type of termite management system…

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LynneB
Nov 22, 2016 9:01 pm
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Lea889
21 November 2016
Concrete driveway - building with HenleyConcrete driveway - building with Henley

Hi gngcrazy, Has your house been complete? I'm just going through the final stages of my house. The builder did my driveway. I recommend you do this after handover. The…

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Lea889
Nov 21, 2016 10:49 pm
Lea889
20 November 2016
New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)

Thank you Waldorf_Grange_Build for your response. Unfortunately, I'm in Sydney. I've already engaged a pre-handover inspection, just waiting confirmation if the driveway…

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Lea889
Nov 20, 2016 11:04 am
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greatwoodworker
Nov 19, 2016 8:30 am
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potting around
10 November 2016
Cement PotCement Pot

Hi All I've made a pot out of pure portland cement (and water). You can see a picture here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUfC- ... p=drivesdk It's a mix of grey and…

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potting around
Nov 10, 2016 3:24 pm
shanil86
4 November 2016
Pictures of your concrete pathway.Pictures of your concrete pathway.

Hi all I am looking for photos of concrete pathways around your house. In particular I am interested to see what a 50mm slope of the first metre looks like. To me it's a…

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shanil86
Nov 04, 2016 9:52 pm
sandman55
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3 November 2016
What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slabWhat do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

Thanks Rory, at present I am chasing up quotes for the materials for the carport and then I will seek out a builder. I mainly wanted some info for my own knowledge in how…

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sandman55
Nov 03, 2016 5:47 pm
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Rory
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2 November 2016
Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

you never know... I have a feeling it will be too white and stand out from 10 times further away than the hairline crack... or be something that crumbles away when it…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 10:31 pm
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Rory
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2 November 2016
Quotes + Pro's and Con'sQuotes + Pro's and Con's

Eek. Please do not get plain grey concrete and colour seal. Its the cowboy (cheap builders) way of doing it. The driveway will look tired in about 4 years. Or sometimes…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 8:28 pm
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1960sModernistHome
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29 October 2016
Restoring old brick paving groutRestoring old brick paving grout

We have clay brick pavers around our pool that are about 35-40 years old. They are laid on a sand cement base. The pavers are still in good condition and still level. The…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 29, 2016 9:56 pm
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limefroggy
Oct 29, 2016 7:34 am
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Rudes
28 October 2016
Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASESteel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Bought 10 acres further out of town and when i contacted the building inspector about approval he laughed and said build what you like just don't go building a factory and…

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Rudes
Oct 28, 2016 1:40 pm
janvandzura
27 October 2016
Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³

Hi I am looking to build fence and need 2.5m³ for the footing in Holden Hill. Does anyone know cheap company or someone who can do it for me. cheers J.

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janvandzura
Oct 26, 2016 11:05 pm
LittleGardenGnome
22 October 2016
Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters requiredBrisbane/Ipswich Concreters required

All I can say is good luck finding someone to actually give you a quote and then to either turn up to do the work or to stick to the quote they gave you.

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LittleGardenGnome
Oct 22, 2016 12:27 pm



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