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fivespice
fivespice
23 May

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

Hi all, I have almost completed my build in Perth and still require a driveway, paths and alfresco area floor coverage. I honestly don't like how plain concrete looks at…

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fivespice
May 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Choosy
Choosy
20 May

Advice on Driveway Concrete

Advice on Driveway Concrete

We are getting coloured grano with mesh in our garage, we had to choose from the CCS range with our builder. It is the one thing that we had to choose from a colour chart…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Choosy

Driveway - screw piers

Driveway - screw piers

Thanks for the reply. I challenged council and due to a technicality, was able to remove this oppressive condition!

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JackKnife
May 04, 2018 12:21 pm

First thing hubby had to have was a shed so this was his main priority once we moved in our home. We went through Ranbuild and they organised EVERYTHING!! We had to get…

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Ladybug09
May 01, 2018 10:17 am
Ladybug09
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Gaudi
Apr 25, 2018 6:58 pm

gaps in driveway

gaps in driveway

Thanks @Lakeside Paving - I have bought Sika® Pave Fix Plus - I assume it's similar. Going to use it on the weekend. Thanks for getting back to me. ;-)

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mynameisjonas
Apr 24, 2018 10:53 am

We have concrete floor in our house, we don't have a lot of budget so we were just planning on leaving it with the concrete look, like those contemporary houses. I've…

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lobeexx
Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 April

Cracks on new concrete floor

Cracks on new concrete floor

Those cracks don't look unusual for a new house slab. There is an article at the following link that explains more

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bashworth
Apr 20, 2018 11:30 pm
bashworth
rosewood
rosewood
11 April

Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

I had concrete paths around the slab recently and the concreter refused to add the expansion joints against the brickwork claiming he didn't have to as the other side of…

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rosewood
Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm
rosewood
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 March

Battleaxe Properties

Battleaxe Properties

Get a car turntable. Plenty of designs to choose from.

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SaveH2O
Mar 27, 2018 7:31 pm
SaveH2O
Jordann
Jordann
23 March

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Hello, We're building in Edmonsonpark (Sydney West) and is nearing the end of our build. Would like to ask if anyone has any recommendation for companies that does…

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Jordann
Mar 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Jordann
miteq
miteq
20 March

Leaching tannin.

Leaching tannin.

Cleaner 303, which is one of our products, will remove this! Search for it under the name of Miteq. Also,consider to a seal while you're at it...couldn't hurt.

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miteq
Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm
miteq

Brick Paved Driveway- Pavers Sinking

Brick Paved Driveway- Pavers Sinking

This is due to poor haunching otherwise called edge restraints. From the photos I'd guess you're in WA ? There's a six year structural warranty on the driveway so if your…

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Lakeside Paving
Mar 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Lakeside Paving
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
1, 2, 3, 4

The photo shows the pump's pressure controller. That doesn't tell me the pump make and model. Only one downpipe means that either less than 50 sq m of roof catchment area…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2018 9:43 am
SaveH2O

Thanks building- expert. Unfortunately the slab isn't all straight lines.. there are done concrete bulges and also what looks to be excess brick mortar. I suspect the…

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sydneysider
Mar 07, 2018 10:15 pm

Concrete path around house query

Concrete path around house query

If you didn't already I would get a building surveyor to report on this to check compliance. As long as surface water is being directed away from the house (albeit, in…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 9:33 am

Is concrete around the house required?

Is concrete around the house required?

Do not use this guide it is extremely outdated and the fall levels on concrete are now incorrect. Unfortunately it appears many volume builders give this Foundation…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 9:30 am
algernon
algernon
28 February

Concreting House Slab Profit Margin

Concreting House Slab Profit Margin

Without going into the specific direct costs, you're also not factoring all the indirect and overhead costs - insurance, capital costs (equipment and vehicles, including…

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algernon
Feb 28, 2018 10:22 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
24 February

Exposed aggregate

Exposed aggregate

When we did our driveway & path (November 2016) we paid $100psm.

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Old Bloke
Feb 24, 2018 7:03 am
Entilzha
Entilzha
17 February

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

basic quotes i have been getting are $95 to $100 m2 coloured and $120m2 aggregate think the main thing is to just follow your engineers drainage recommendation for example…

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Entilzha
Feb 17, 2018 1:38 pm
JenBarber
JenBarber
19 January

Driveways

Driveways

That is something I think we’ll need to compare, it certainly feels like one of the quickest set ups for a driveway. And a lot of rural/semi-rural tend to have stone of…

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JenBarber
Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
JenBarber
chad_ariya
chad_ariya
13 January

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

Identical issue here Coreyb, 4 months after similar crack, asked the concrete and he said it is because of Land movement, is that correct??

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chad_ariya
Jan 13, 2018 7:25 pm
sydprop
sydprop
1 January

Paving quote - thoughts

Paving quote - thoughts

Hi all, Looking at a quote I have for paving and after some thoughts. Job is in inner Sydney. (supply of pavers is additional) 180 sqm @ $30000 = 167 per sqm 1.…

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sydprop
Jan 01, 2018 10:53 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
27 December 2017

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Hi everyone I have a question regarding drainage for concrete pathways, we have finished our build and have moved in, next door is in the process of building and its been…

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CD12JD
Dec 27, 2017 5:55 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

if someone garentees no agrigate on std concrete from a volume builder there full of shite and you shouldn't use them.

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 4:26 am
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

if your in Melbourne speak to concretefx there great. I'm doing polished concrete plus grind and seal on a new build with them. There not the cheapest but they won't rip…

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 4:21 am
MLE
MLE
1 December 2017

Steve Costello - (Not) Primo

Steve Costello - (Not) Primo

I can second your warning Ozboy84. He left my 85-year-old mother's job unfinished because he miscalculated and I can't find anyone to complete the job. She is distressed…

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MLE
Dec 01, 2017 9:02 am

Hi All, Looking for a bit of help with this one. We have a friend who accidentally dropped a "bottle" of nail polish on our exposed aggregate driveway. We immediately…

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Rand0mH3r0
Nov 24, 2017 8:35 am
Imogen
Imogen
11 November 2017

Aggregate Spider cracks

Aggregate Spider cracks

Hi I have read your post regarding your fine cracks appearing in your aggregate, I had honed aggregate poured in Aug/September and I am now experiencing the same issue as…

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Imogen
Nov 11, 2017 9:47 pm
bg100
bg100
6 November 2017

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Just bumping this request. Any advice would be appreciated.

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bg100
Nov 06, 2017 1:14 pm
keysomer
keysomer
1 November 2017

Driveway and fencing

Driveway and fencing

Hi lokenlion, whereabouts in Keysborough are you building? I am looking for driveway, landscaping and fencing too. Have found a few for fencing and driveway

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keysomer
Nov 01, 2017 9:28 pm
zappa141
zappa141
18 October 2017

Driveway cracks and sealer

Driveway cracks and sealer

Hi Guys, I have a similar problem, had my driveway poured about 4 months ago and now i have noticed a crack. My drive is about 5 meters wide and about 9 meters long. My…

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zappa141
Oct 18, 2017 4:41 pm
kitty1
kitty1
13 October 2017

Cut-off trench

Cut-off trench

Hi, Am in VIC and with a some movement in our home I was just being on reactive soil I was wondering if it was worth putting up a cut-off trench fillied with concrete on…

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kitty1
Oct 13, 2017 4:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Shed floor should be of similar standard as a concrete driveway, I would go for 110mm +F82 and I would definitely go with edge beam design. You may want to drive and park…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 10:18 am
building-expert
eirrac
eirrac
5 October 2017

Covercrete cost

Covercrete cost

Hi We are tossing up between exposed aggregate, stained concrete or plain concrete driveway with covercrete. We have had a quote of $89.50 a metre for agg, and are…

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eirrac
Oct 05, 2017 12:50 pm

Just a reminder that if the path will have an Overflow Relief Gully (ORG), there are clearances that must also be observed. The ORG must be be a minimum of 75mm above…

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2017 8:54 am
SaveH2O

We had our driveway done about 5 months ago and today I noticed that there were a few patchy areas, like it's crumbly or over exposed. I've attached a couple of photos,…

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Nicnak14
Sep 28, 2017 9:43 pm
ding dong
ding dong
25 September 2017

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

On my plans it has the words; "Add layer of SL72 under top mesh to any tiled areas typical" Why is there a second layer and do I have to do this?

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ding dong
Sep 25, 2017 6:07 am
ew-john
ew-john
17 September 2017

Large Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice

Large Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice

Hi all. I am building a large structural steel shed on M class soil with a fair bit of clay. Due to the slope of the ground I have had to cut from some areas and fill in…

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ew-john
Sep 17, 2017 8:29 am
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aloenyx
Sep 07, 2017 8:06 pm
aloenyx
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brodav83
Sep 04, 2017 1:18 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
27 August 2017

worth delaying concrete paths till after winter

worth delaying concrete paths till after winter

We live in alpine country and have just laid a slab for our carport, so I would be surprise if paths in SA would be a problem at this time of the year.

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arcadelt
Aug 27, 2017 2:51 pm
nikil
nikil
11 August 2017

Concrete driveway - companies in Melbourne

Concrete driveway - companies in Melbourne

Hi Cellaraso, Also in south east check out Harkrete Concreting on Facebook.

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nikil
Aug 11, 2017 4:52 pm
insider
insider
31 July 2017

AGI drains

AGI drains

Kitty1 If the agi pipes is not sitting in clay then will not be as effective due to water will seep below the agi pipe level usually along the clay base if is relatively…

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insider
Jul 31, 2017 7:51 pm
insider
Our Build123
Our Build123
31 July 2017

home decking ideas / rough estimates

home decking ideas / rough estimates

Good idea, decks can make a huge difference in the look. It's hard to say a cost as the scope is unknown, but you could spend anywhere between 5-15k depending on the size…

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Our Build123
Jul 31, 2017 7:30 pm
Our Build123
dzernumbrd
dzernumbrd
27 July 2017

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Varsani, We decided to hold off building. We went through a broker and we worked with a particular builder and we were being quoted $1.3k/sqm throughout the design…

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dzernumbrd
Jul 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 July 2017

Driveway thickness question

Driveway thickness question

thinking ill hold of the patio concrete and they can just come back when im ready to do it and i assuem use a concrete pump to get it the 24meters + to the back of the…

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Entilzha
Jul 24, 2017 11:19 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
24 July 2017

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?

I will start by saying that when it comes to maintenance, both types of colour would require the same maintenance, as it would be the sealer that is the sacrificial layer…

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mrbiggens
Jul 24, 2017 10:47 pm
mrbiggens
Sunliner
Sunliner
19 July 2017

White Stone / Gravel for Driveway

White Stone / Gravel for Driveway

Thanks for the reply. No its not concrete pavers, more like concrete slab that is divided into squares. A fence is on once side, and a porch on the other...

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Sunliner
Jul 19, 2017 9:13 pm


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