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room4acubby
room4acubby
15 October 2009

Type of concrete design to be used ?

Type of concrete design to be used ?

iTalk, I just reviewed your slab design to AS2870 (Residential Slabs and Footings). This is defined as a stiffened raft slab. Do you know the length or width of your…

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room4acubby
Oct 15, 2009 1:53 pm
room4acubby
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 October 2009

Touch up job on cracks in Driveway

Touch up job on cracks in Driveway

Don't put sand in there or cement... Use an epoxy crack repair resin.

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onc_artisan
Oct 16, 2009 10:07 am
onc_artisan
Hels
Hels
23 October 2009

Anyone have photos of their white or charcoal exp aggregate?

Anyone have photos of their white or charcoal exp aggregate?

Ours is LB Mix from Mentone pre-mix, I love it as it has black, white and gold pebbles through it on a dark grey concrete…

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Hels
Oct 23, 2009 9:47 pm
Hels
themax
themax
27 October 2009

Lilydale Toppings!

Lilydale Toppings!

My neighbour had the same problem. I remember they said how messy it was. Wouldn't be so good for new floorboards either as it's abrasive on shoes etc...

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themax
Oct 27, 2009 6:41 pm
themax

Greetings from NthQld Can I put a slab over the area where my waste services run ? The area lends itself to a putting in a patio / pergola. What are my options ? Many…

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bluehorse
Oct 28, 2009 11:44 am
ladybird1
ladybird1
28 October 2009

Preparing for future addition

Preparing for future addition

I am currently in the preliminary stages of seeking a builder to put 2 townhouses at the rear of my property. I also want to add a bedroom to the back of my existing…

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ladybird1
Oct 28, 2009 8:45 pm
echizen
echizen
29 October 2009

Recommed a Concreter who actually turns up. Hillside area Me

Recommed a Concreter who actually turns up. Hillside area Me

I agree with buildingwithhamra. Do not use JR Fencing in Adelaide, he came to give me a quote for a pretty large fencing and retaining wall job (~$20K+)... all he did was…

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echizen
Oct 29, 2009 2:04 pm
netadelle
netadelle
29 October 2009

Concreter in Adelaide?

Concreter in Adelaide?

Have a look in the "Building in SA" thread. About 3 pages from the end, they have just been talking about good concreters and mentioned a few…

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netadelle
Oct 29, 2009 4:08 pm
netadelle
davinci
davinci
31 October 2009

How to fix not leveled & cracked concrete

How to fix not leveled & cracked concrete

floor level compound to low spot, tenax or epoxy filler to fix cracks floor level compound will need to be coated with epoxy etc to protect (it has a smooth slippery finish)

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davinci
Oct 31, 2009 8:14 am
davinci
nina marie
nina marie
2 November 2009

Driveway for battleaxe block

Driveway for battleaxe block

Hiya - thanks for that. Unortunately we need to construct a temprary one first so that the vehicles can access the site - do you have any suggestions?

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nina marie
Nov 02, 2009 9:25 pm
nina marie
Getjason
Getjason
7 November 2009

Getting paint off concrete, what to use???

Getting paint off concrete, what to use???

Hey i deal a lot with this Dont like grit blast or grind as it makes a mess and very messy i use easy strip 1000 or 2000 eco friendly coating and paint remover Not…

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Getjason
Nov 07, 2009 5:16 pm
nina marie
nina marie
8 November 2009

Concrete driveway builder - Sydney area

Concrete driveway builder - Sydney area

Hi - can anybody recommend a concrete driveway builder for a driveway in the Gladesville area pls?

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nina marie
Nov 08, 2009 1:39 pm
nina marie
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carson
Nov 13, 2009 1:47 pm
lisanne
lisanne
13 November 2009

White patches on concrete

White patches on concrete

How long after it's sealed can I drive on it? I think I remember them saying 4hrs, but the thing is I don't know when they came to do it - it's dry to touch at the edges at least

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lisanne
Nov 13, 2009 5:00 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 November 2009

DIY driveway

DIY driveway

There are too many variables. You need to see and then ask :wink: i can help you with prices but I need to know wha you want.

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onc_artisan
Nov 14, 2009 11:21 pm
onc_artisan
T&V
T&V
18 November 2009

Help with paving levels

Help with paving levels

Hi, sorry to see no reply to ur question, from my point of view & being a very old school (in age) all slope i use on concrete is 25mm in 2.0m dont think pavers would be…

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T&V
Nov 18, 2009 12:55 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 November 2009

Water Blasters

Water Blasters

Hi Onc Im looking for waterblasting companies to do the preparation of my colour stains for my installers so looking at companies in all states Jas P.S Im sure you owe…

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Getjason
Nov 20, 2009 10:58 am
take2
take2
22 November 2009

Best option for 9sqm of concrete

Best option for 9sqm of concrete

Do you concrete taxi in Canberra, they mix small quantities of concrete on site. I have attached a link. Cheers Lou http://www.concretetaxi.com

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take2
Nov 22, 2009 3:58 pm
take2
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 2:54 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 12:38 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 9:05 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 5:39 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 3:32 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 8:06 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 2:19 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 5:55 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 10:04 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 7:46 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 1:22 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 5:47 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 5:38 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 12:36 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 3:35 pm

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

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Getjason
Dec 19, 2009 4:13 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 10:06 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 7:51 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 8:10 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 9:15 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 6:41 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 10:00 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 3:02 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 7:28 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 10:47 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 9:50 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 10:19 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 1:22 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 12:28 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 11:19 am
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 12:25 pm
jimnsal


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