Paving & Concreting
rosewoodConcrete 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…
JordannExposed 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…
Lakeside PavingBrick 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…
SaveH2OPhotos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
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…
Simondsbuild1Is 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Do not use this guide it is extremely outdated and the fall levels on concrete are now incorrect.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…
EntilzhaConcreting 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…
CD12JDConcrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property
27 December 2017
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…
brucefil2011Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms
5 December 2017
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…
building-expertPouring Piers Prior to shed slab.
6 October 2017
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…
ew-johnLarge Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice
17 September 2017
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…
Our Build123home decking ideas / rough estimates
31 July 2017
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…
dzernumbrdpolished concrete cost difference (Perth)
27 July 2017
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…
mrbiggensColoured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?
24 July 2017
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…
kaykensRecommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA
3 July 2017
I'll have a chat to my main concreter that we've used multiple times. Quality hasn't let us down over the years and is based in Gawler so shouldn't be too much of a…
Matt1987Concrete Unit Ceiling - Removed textured paint...What next?
28 June 2017
Hi Guys I've looked at others similar questions relating to this issues, however most suggest installing a false ceiling and gyprocking, which i'm not interested in. I'm…