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House pathway ideas

House pathway ideas

If you are building on highly reactive clay, then the best protection is to monitor and ensure that the Builder adheres to the regulatory requirements that include proper…

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sydneysider
May 22, 2017 11:50 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Council' permission

Council' permission

Its pretty simple, you cannot legally concrete on land that is not yours. I think the council dork is wrong.. A pragmatic approach would be to determine if there is…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:12 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Concrete Reinforcement

Concrete Reinforcement

I think you'll find they mostly do it all the same way. Some use bar chair, other just pull up the mesh as the concrete get poured to a hopefully suitable level. Bar…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:02 pm
TimK
TimK
3 May

Painting concrete

Painting concrete

Hi guys, already done a fair bit of research on this and think I've pretty much got it figured out apart from how much hydrochloric acid I need. It's a clean new slab,…

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TimK
May 03, 2017 11:29 am
TimK

Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed

Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed

Thanks for your reply bashworth, that sounds good and I have been doing some reading on the net and I see that welding rio bar as I planned to weld it to the posts can…

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sandman55
May 01, 2017 8:41 pm
sandman55
alysanne
alysanne
18 April

Recommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA

Recommendations 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
Gaudi
5 April

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Stormwater 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
sheljones
4 April

Paving for mini basketball court area

Paving 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
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
bashworth
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
bashworth
logar
logar
3 April

Builder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Builder 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
gmbuildingconsultant
qebtel
qebtel
25 March

Brisbane Conceters - a Rant

Brisbane 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
Gaudi
23 March

Exposed aggregate -question

Exposed 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
bashworth
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
bashworth
bluegill
bluegill
22 March

Shed floor partly on a soakwell

Shed 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
GillyM
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
GillyM
hones
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
Elecmuso
14 March

Paving base

Paving 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
Rory
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
Rory
dzernumbrd
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
ozyboy84
20 February

Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Be 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
Sooti
10 February

Cost of new driveway and plumbing

Cost 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
Rino
Rino
1 February

Aggregate Spider cracks

Aggregate 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
Berek
25 January

Concrete slope

Concrete 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
SaveH2O
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
SaveH2O
MRMR
MRMR
14 January

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

Grind & 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
MRMR
yoyo72
yoyo72
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
yoyo72

Gravel fill

Gravel 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
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 December 2016

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

It will decompose in time.

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SaveH2O
Dec 31, 2016 7:37 pm
SaveH2O
mgilla
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
El17
7 December 2016

Crossover Help

Crossover 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
El17
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Crushed seashells

Crushed 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
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Paver Edging Idea

Paver Edging Idea

Great idea, You can also winged split logs.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:34 am
Turtle1
garfield
garfield
24 November 2016

Faded stenciled concrete

Faded 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
SaveH2O
23 November 2016

Concrete Perimeter around home

Concrete 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
SaveH2O
LynneB
LynneB
22 November 2016

Weeping over Weep Holes

Weeping 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
LynneB
Lea889
Lea889
21 November 2016

Concrete driveway - building with Henley

Concrete 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
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
greatwoodworker
potting around
potting around
10 November 2016

Cement Pot

Cement 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
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
sandman55
3 November 2016

What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

What 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
sandman55
Rory
Rory
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
Rory
Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Quotes + 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
Rory
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
29 October 2016

Restoring old brick paving grout

Restoring 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
1960sModernistHome
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limefroggy
Oct 29, 2016 7:34 am
limefroggy
Rudes
Rudes
28 October 2016

Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Steel 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


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