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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 November 2009

Acid stained floor disaster. Need advice

Acid stained floor disaster. Need advice

That is why I am a lover of polished concrete :z: Cool in summer, socks in winter :lol:

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onc_artisan
Nov 23, 2009 3:54 pm
onc_artisan
Yimmy09
Yimmy09
24 November 2009

Exposed Aggregate driveway - can anyone suggest?

Exposed Aggregate driveway - can anyone suggest?

Hi , Anyone recommend good driveway concretors in Melbourne West suburb? Thanks a lot, ::

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Yimmy09
Nov 24, 2009 1:38 pm
F&E
F&E
25 November 2009

Paving costs

Paving costs

Thanks Onc, Hadn't really considered concrete, but maybe it's time we looked at other options!

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F&E
Nov 25, 2009 10:05 am
summergrace
summergrace
27 November 2009

Internal concrete - affordable and eco friendly finishes?

Internal concrete - affordable and eco friendly finishes?
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That price doesn't include GST! :P There's always room for negotiation depending how much DH want to fork out and how badly the company wants our business..... I am…

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summergrace
Nov 27, 2009 6:39 pm
andy the pm
andy the pm
30 November 2009

Permeable Driveway

Permeable Driveway

Hi faerie, Check out Boddingtons, they are in Melbourne and sell Bodpave which is a recycled plastic paving grid, designed to be filled with gravel or grass... Also…

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andy the pm
Nov 30, 2009 4:32 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
2 December 2009

polished concrete

polished concrete

:lol: :lol: Jas you crack me up... Nah never work.. and now I am on holidays you will see me less :: Have fun crew :wink: just scoffing a few prawns 8) the crabs are cooked and waiting to cool ::

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onc_artisan
Dec 02, 2009 9:06 pm
onc_artisan
Staz88
Staz88
3 December 2009

Driveway Recommendations - Sydney

Driveway Recommendations - Sydney

http://www.spraytech.net.au did ours. Very professional. Good quality job.

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Staz88
Dec 03, 2009 3:19 pm
rodrocket
rodrocket
5 December 2009

Paving... and object in the way?

Paving... and object in the way?

first i would check & see what the "White Pipe" is used for if its a storm water pipe the either put a drain on top of it so water will drain from your pavers another…

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rodrocket
Dec 05, 2009 6:55 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
6 December 2009

Bitumen Driveway

Bitumen Driveway

Has any one got any idea what to especify when contracting some one to lay new bitumen on a driveway? also any idea of…

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Planned LScape
Dec 06, 2009 11:04 pm
Planned LScape
rodrocket
rodrocket
9 December 2009

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

thanks for that, i have seen the same process done…

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rodrocket
Dec 09, 2009 8:46 pm
rena
rena
10 December 2009

Any tips on building bluestone gate pilers and entrance ?

Any tips on building bluestone gate pilers and entrance ?

G'day people. Has anyone here built bluestone walls , entrances or whatever. I'm building a bluestone entrance. It will be roughly 1.5 high and each pillar will be…

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rena
Dec 10, 2009 2:22 pm
Aiah
Aiah
14 December 2009

Ideas for concrete in outdoor area (and pathway)

Ideas for concrete in outdoor area (and pathway)

Ive done some stamping on occasion, try to avoid it if i can though.

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Aiah
Dec 14, 2009 6:47 pm
Aiah
Aiah
Aiah
15 December 2009

Concreting a back patio area and pool surround

Concreting a back patio area and pool surround

2200 is a good price for plain concrete, expect well over 100$ per square meter for stamped or stencil. Any less and id be wary. Powdered release agents around pools are…

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Aiah
Dec 15, 2009 6:38 pm
Aiah
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 December 2009

Has anyone done a permeable/green driveway in WA?

Has anyone done a permeable/green driveway in WA?

The other way of collecting water from your driveway is to have a drain grate and sump. This is happening heaps now :wink:

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onc_artisan
Dec 19, 2009 1:36 pm
onc_artisan
Getjason
Getjason
19 December 2009

NSW central coast - driveway recomendations

NSW central coast - driveway recomendations

HI Shelly Give Parchem construction supplies on the Central coast a call Ask for Dave Angell to put you onto one of the good guys ph 8241 6000

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Getjason
Dec 19, 2009 4:35 pm

Sharing more pics with you How a simple concrete cut can transform plain…

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Getjason
Dec 19, 2009 5:13 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
19 December 2009

Concreter in Geelong

Concreter in Geelong

Bloody rain that we really need!! Have had to put Jeff off few a few weeks as every time we prep for the dig, it pours. the firsto hit was about 50mm ::study:: Great to deal with though.

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Adrian B
Dec 19, 2009 11:06 pm
Adrian B
Getjason
Getjason
20 December 2009

A Day In Sydney

A Day In Sydney

Flight by nighter thats a new one www.getnewlook.co.nz www.getnewlook.com

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Getjason
Dec 20, 2009 8:51 pm
reaver
reaver
21 December 2009

[Melbourne Western Suburbs] -Exposed Aggregate Advice & Info

[Melbourne Western Suburbs] -Exposed Aggregate Advice & Info

Call Mark at 0418 341 466 and he will do a quote for you. It can be any shape that you want.

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reaver
Dec 21, 2009 9:10 am
reaver
Sally Anderson
Sally Anderson
21 December 2009

Driveway contractor - Melbourne's east

Driveway contractor - Melbourne's east

I ve recently used http://www.topdrivewaysmelbourne.com.au form my new house in Ringwood. Awesome Compny ..Great price and Fantastic…

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Sally Anderson
Dec 21, 2009 10:15 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 December 2009

Those old tired or faded cobbles

Those old tired or faded cobbles

HI Ash Was looking into Soy based strippers / stains about 2-3 years ago but found out some interesting…

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onc_artisan
Dec 21, 2009 7:41 pm
onc_artisan
Getjason
Getjason
22 December 2009

Help please. How to seal a concrete slab?

Help please. How to seal a concrete slab?

Unlike hydropoxy its not cheap Soft broom applied and you will do 50 sqm in 15 mins Did you explain what you were doing to Prot3ct Cr3t3 > wondering why they sold you…

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Getjason
Dec 22, 2009 11:00 pm
ozberg
ozberg
23 December 2009

Help with concreting

Help with concreting

Get more bags of cement than you think you need. I seem to use more than I calculate. Good luck (dont pick a hot day if you can avoid it). When i was young and silly we…

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ozberg
Dec 23, 2009 4:02 am
jaynovak
jaynovak
25 December 2009

Concrete Slab Sydney

Concrete Slab Sydney

Hi - Just after a straightforward concrete slab to be laid here in Newtown, Sydney in the new year. My usual team of suspects have failed to recommend anyone. If you…

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jaynovak
Dec 25, 2009 8:28 am
Aiah
Aiah
27 December 2009

Chemical Densifiers

Chemical Densifiers

I like the look of just the fine sands in the concrete, this tore up the surface, i had to mix up a cement paste and repair the damage it was like the concrete had no…

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Aiah
Dec 27, 2009 11:47 am
Aiah
royalblue
royalblue
28 December 2009

Sealing Concrete Driveways

Sealing Concrete Driveways

It's important to properly prepare these surfaces before sealing. For best results, ths means having it thoroughly cleaned by a contractor. Acid treatments may be…

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royalblue
Dec 28, 2009 10:50 am
Annietom
Annietom
29 December 2009

What colour should we make the driveway?

What colour should we make the driveway?
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I def think it needs to be darker, I can't stand short little driveways (sorry, but yours is - hehe) that don't have definition. Then they almost become the sidewalk. …

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Annietom
Dec 29, 2009 11:19 pm
Annietom
royalblue
royalblue
6 January 2010

Removing scratches on sandstone ??

Removing scratches on sandstone ??

Chris, what sort of sealer are you thinking of using? (or is it too late)? Don't fall for the common misconception that sealers are all pretty much alike! Got any pics…

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royalblue
Jan 06, 2010 2:22 am
hazzarama
hazzarama
11 January 2010

Re: Concrete work for boundary wall

Re: Concrete work for boundary wall

Not sure how much rebar but he did mention having 9 piers and expansion joints in the walls. I would imagine he would have enough rebar to support the wall. I'm not…

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hazzarama
Jan 11, 2010 1:28 am
Zee
Zee
11 January 2010

Basement concreting

Basement concreting

Yeap! That's a spot on call about getting the proper planing provisions on board....was thinking the same meself but was after few ball park theories. Thanks for the tip :D

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Zee
Jan 11, 2010 12:19 pm
jimnsal
jimnsal
11 January 2010

Removing cement slabs

Removing cement slabs

Hi drs10, I've had similar 'undershed' cement pieces removed recently, I had 3 pieces of 3x6m removed for $1550, although they did chop down some trees for me at the same…

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jimnsal
Jan 11, 2010 1:25 pm
jimnsal
Tam
Tam
14 January 2010

I love my concrete deck!!!

I love my concrete deck!!!
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I used AP Concrete Contructions. They are a mob from Ballarat and do travel a little bit I think. If you need their number please PM me. Thanks

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Tam
Jan 14, 2010 1:27 pm
Tam
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 January 2010

Help! Could my new concrete damage my house? Pix Added 12/01

Help! Could my new concrete damage my house? Pix Added 12/01

Glad it is dowelled :: Give the splatter a rub and it will dust off, then wash with a bannister brush like doing your teeth while washing with water.

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onc_artisan
Jan 15, 2010 12:37 am
onc_artisan
Aiah
Aiah
15 January 2010

not sure if bricks have been washed.

not sure if bricks have been washed.

They seem to be nice and clean? then why are you so concerned? It doesn't take a brick cleaner long to gurney down a house, a lot can happen in the hours your not on site.

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Aiah
Jan 15, 2010 8:44 pm
Aiah
Aiah
Aiah
15 January 2010

cracked garage floor

cracked garage floor

forgot to mention that the concrete in the garage/landing is a different colour to the concrete in the drive! Do I have a right to get this…

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Aiah
Jan 15, 2010 8:57 pm
Aiah
Aiah
Aiah
18 January 2010

PAVING ADVICE NEEDED URGENTLY!! PICTURES ATTACHED!!!

PAVING ADVICE NEEDED URGENTLY!! PICTURES ATTACHED!!!

We went and spoke to a slate company as we are having some slate both inside and out and there are different typres for different uses including…

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Aiah
Jan 18, 2010 5:22 pm
Aiah
wonderland
wonderland
19 January 2010

Does anyone know a concreter in Melbourne?

Does anyone know a concreter in Melbourne?

Hi hels. How much did he charge you for your exposed agg? Can you please pm me his details…

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wonderland
Jan 19, 2010 12:54 am
wonderland
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 January 2010

Exposed Concreter in Brisbane ?

Exposed Concreter in Brisbane ?

Nightshade - Let us know what price you get :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jan 19, 2010 10:30 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 January 2010

how much fall is enough for my concrete driveway..........

how much fall is enough for my concrete driveway..........

My puter crashed as I was posting, (lost power, we have a N00B neighbour who likes to turn off our power for laughs :roll: ) looks like you will need drainage yes. ....but I…

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onc_artisan
Jan 20, 2010 5:11 pm
onc_artisan
just Erin
just Erin
20 January 2010

Is Exposed Aggregrate better than all other types of drivewa

Is Exposed Aggregrate better than all other types of drivewa
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In Austria they are the traditional Christmas meal... carp... ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

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just Erin
Jan 20, 2010 11:07 pm
just Erin
snakeyB
snakeyB
21 January 2010

what to do about paving that is not the correct colour?

what to do about paving that is not the correct colour?

Thanks for your interest and input so far - I hadn't thought about trying the credit card company so will give that a try. Its great to hear that you seem to agree that…

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snakeyB
Jan 21, 2010 1:43 pm
digamma
digamma
24 January 2010

DIY Rain water Tank Concrete base

DIY Rain water Tank Concrete base

My 5000l slim tank is on a concrete pad, 3.1mx1.3m, done by the builder. I'm putting another one right next to it and then a shed, so I'm getting one bigger slab poured…

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digamma
Jan 24, 2010 11:39 am
digamma
Aiah
Aiah
25 January 2010

White concrete?

White concrete?

Well as of yesterday that idea just got thrown out the window. The aggregate in the mix will no doubt expose and show marks down the…

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Aiah
Jan 25, 2010 5:07 pm
Aiah
davinci
davinci
25 January 2010

Cutting stackstone to length? davinci?? can you help??

Cutting stackstone to length? davinci?? can you help??

how many cuts and what type of stack stone what is the length and depth of cut

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davinci
Jan 25, 2010 5:11 pm
davinci
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
25 January 2010

Exposed Aggregate finished.. top job!

Exposed Aggregate finished.. top job!
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Well done... the cost of concrete only is about $30.20 per sq mtr Plus a margin, labour and consumables.

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onc_artisan
Jan 25, 2010 7:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 January 2010

what colour for garage floor?? Help please!

what colour for garage floor?? Help please!

Google is you're friend... Fu is a master of Google :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jan 26, 2010 2:43 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 January 2010

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Quote Melbourne South

Exposed Aggregate Concrete Quote Melbourne South

Get a quote from a concreter. The cost of your mix was about the same as the one I used. This worked out to be $90perSqM fully laid, cut sealed…

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onc_artisan
Jan 27, 2010 8:03 pm
onc_artisan
jbarry
jbarry
28 January 2010

Used Stylestone Signature Series Quartz pavers? Photos pls

Used Stylestone Signature Series Quartz pavers? Photos pls

Hi There Thanks so much. We have already upgraded and have the costs now included in our contract along with extension of our Alfresco area. They are a really specky…

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jbarry
Jan 28, 2010 10:39 pm
mohit
mohit
1 February 2010

Driveway Options - Sydney

Driveway Options - Sydney

Lex Found a guy who is willing to do the stuff this week!!! He is charging me approx 12K for stencilled. As for exposed agg, the quote for half the area was 17K and was…

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mohit
Feb 01, 2010 9:13 am


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