Paving & Concreting
Painting Clay Driveway Pavers?
I have a clay paved driveway which my wife wants to change the colour of to better match the house. Stamping & stenciling & ripping up the pavers (they wont stamp/stencil…
Concrete Over Storm Water Pipes.
I'm building in Melb West. The site survey recommends paving around the house to regulate moiature. The plans show the storm water running under the garage as well as all…
Concrete Roof Tiles!
My builder recently had me reselect roof tiles as the colour and specification had been discontinued. Very reluctantly we agreed to a tile from their range that was close…
Priti, you dont say where you are but there is a good concrete supplier in Epping, Australian Slatecrete suppliers, I think it's Yale Drive, off Coppers St, they sell all…
Ideas for fixing broken concrete driveway
Old fashioned driveways can actually look quit charming if maintained well. They look better than the run-of-the-mill plain concrete driveways you see people building…
Thanks for your comments Jacaranda. Heres a photo of the house now we've done limestone paving on front verandah and the driveways been paved. Next project is putting…
DIY Q: block paving driveway
dreamhouse, paving a driveway with little fall is what you want to ensure a good drainage.
There are heaps of guides out there to help which include Boral's website and…
Paving or Decking
Thanks for the responses. I think going to look at some displays is a great idea. I've seen some pics of display homes with what looks like tiled patios which look good…
Bored Concrete Piers
Thank you everyone for your responses ..... they all have been very interesting and helpful ...... will definitely be following this through with the builder.
Just as a…
Best patio covering
We have a suspended outdoor patio in full sun which also forms the roof of the workshop below and must be watertight - it is about 3 x 5M.
Doing a home extension, converting a carport into an internal room. Doing this as an owner builder to save $$ and want to start calling around to get some…
Sep 15, 2010 10:32 pm
Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?
I am curious about suggestions for concreting over an existing slab. I realise it isn't as good as removing the existing slab and having it relaid, but I can't…
They will replace them with bricks when bricks laying starts.
I had the same, and I am told it is supposed to be a decorative feature.
Polished concrete driveway?
Thanks Onc. The tenants will be out by next weekend so I'll get some pics when it's completely empty. It's prob about 130sqm all up - all open plan... Cheers.
HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added
You get what you pay for, be wary when you are offered a "cheaper" rate for cash. its dodgy.
Cheapest quote is usually cheap for a reason, and most deserve what they pay…
Advice on 100m driveway
The last 2 houses my parents lived in had 50m driveways.. both times the driveways were redone when they lived there. The most recent was bitumened (this was early 90s). …
Sep 24, 2010 12:52 pm
Cost of kerbing in Perth/WA ?
I'm considering concrete kerbing for my driveway. What's the resonable cost/m in Perth, WA ?
Any gotchas, recommendations, etc?
Concrete gurus - need your opinions :)
We have a renovator home which really needs a driveway. We have road base there now as a temporary measure and due to the slope and all the rain we're getting isn't going…
Edge Tiles on Acrylic Pool not sticking
acrylic as in fibreglass? is there a concrete beam around the perimeter of the pool? are the tiles / bullnose on the top of the pool beam (horizontal surface) or on the…
Oct 05, 2010 6:10 pm
Used Grass cell with good results just follow prep work for best results.
retaining wall advice please
sounding like the issues I will have with the new house I'm building, I want ducted heating, so the back will be cut 800mm and refilled.
Grey masonary blocks are…
Oct 16, 2010 2:08 am
Thats really strange.
- So no rain,
- Bright sunny day
How hot was it? did they use water to get a finish? using water usually gives a less than perfect looking finish.…
getting ready to do my driveway and looking for some opinions.
we were originally going to go exposed aggregate but decided against it as its such a massive…
Concrete Laying Quotes
Just wondering how much would it cost to lay a concrete around 7m length by 3 metres wide.
Which are the recommended companies in Perth? I was thinking about…
exposed aggregate outdoor area - pictures?
Hey onc , well, EA is just not my thing - unless it's on a driveway and hopefully done a bit smoother (as you seem to suggest). I get flashbacks of pictures of old EA in…
filling for a concrete/paved footpath
I am thinking of DIY concreting/paving the area (footpath) around the house but currently, the ground (soil fill ??) is too low (around the same height as the slab, i can…
Oct 22, 2010 6:18 pm
Paving, how to stop it moving
no, much of the sand has been washed down or away I guess, I think it's normal... we did refill it a little while back but it just gets washed…