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chickad23
chickad23
29 July 2009

Driveway

Driveway

Questions: Did you move into your house before or after your driveway was completed? If so how long from moving in was your driveway installed? Does your estate allow…

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chickad23
Jul 29, 2009 8:24 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 July 2009

Decking

Decking

Putting a deck on posts is the proper way to build a deck - not laying it over concrete

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Dukekamaya
Jul 30, 2009 6:48 pm
Dukekamaya
carson
carson
31 July 2009

Liquid limestone - Brisbane

Liquid limestone - Brisbane

Try yellowpages.com.au cheers :D

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carson
Jul 31, 2009 11:48 am
Carmel
Carmel
3 August 2009

Driveway required

Driveway required

Sorry, is that in Sydney? If so, try Gillett Concreting Service, 9833 8006. oops, just read PM. Oh well.

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Carmel
Aug 03, 2009 7:43 pm
Carmel
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 August 2009

opinions on concrete paint?

opinions on concrete paint?

They use it in Veterinary clinics etc, though it is not new. The one we use has been the same product for 19 years (when we started using it). If applied well it will last…

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onc_artisan
Aug 03, 2009 11:50 pm
onc_artisan
lisanne
lisanne
5 August 2009

Great concretor in Melb North/West!!

Great concretor in Melb North/West!!

Brittany - did you get the colour on top or through the concrete?

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lisanne
Aug 05, 2009 6:38 pm
Hels
Hels
9 August 2009

Painting Patio Slab

Painting Patio Slab

Yes it might have been that, sounds familiar. Seriously, I wouldn't touch it mate. This is where we got the proper stuff…

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Hels
Aug 09, 2009 10:10 am
Hels
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Concreater
Aug 11, 2009 1:25 am
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Dukekamaya
Aug 11, 2009 7:54 pm
Dukekamaya
comic
comic
12 August 2009

concrete floor advice

concrete floor advice

Thanks for that artisan. :) Have you heard of any problems with cracking? Adding....(Put this in another post, I'm all over the place. :? ) Found this. In the states…

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comic
Aug 12, 2009 8:17 am
mohit
mohit
13 August 2009

Driveway Recommendations

Driveway Recommendations

I guess it is a personal choice...we are going for concrete as it is (we believe) less maintainence. With pavers, you would still have weeds etc in between the gaps and…

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mohit
Aug 13, 2009 9:17 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 August 2009

Need help with driveway

Need help with driveway

So that is $96 sq mtr onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 13, 2009 10:00 pm
onc_artisan
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
17 August 2009

What does the quote concrete price include?

What does the quote concrete price include?

For exposed it depends on the mix too. Some mixes from Mentone premix for example, can be $200/ cubic metre, yet some mixes with specialised materials or additives can be…

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Planned LScape
Aug 17, 2009 9:03 pm
Planned LScape
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 August 2009

Slab question for onc_artisan...

Slab question for onc_artisan...

Some do :wink: some don't :wink: ...if we just ramp down to the waste all is good too 8) Mostly there will be another floor covering :D adjoining. onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 17, 2009 9:48 pm
onc_artisan
danc12
danc12
18 August 2009

CONCRETING: what to ask for

CONCRETING: what to ask for

Concreting where and for what? if its a driveway that's one thing and what about the soil it is on? try http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... %20Web.pdf

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danc12
Aug 18, 2009 9:45 pm
snistr
snistr
19 August 2009

Bricklayer in Melb Western area

Bricklayer in Melb Western area

Hi Guys, back on the hunt for a brick layer as i finally got the footing done and am now at the stage of getting the fence built. Anyone know a decent bricklayer in the…

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snistr
Aug 19, 2009 4:07 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

driveway options

driveway options

HI Wow wha a question as there are so many answers Exposed, stamped, stencil , colour through , stained i could go on. What i would reccomend is find a look you like, i…

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:14 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

Driveway options?

Driveway options?

HI Just to add my 2 cents worth id go for a stamped concrete look Dark colours fade fast and prepare to replace a sealer every 2 years ::smile::

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:33 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

Stenciling the driveway

Stenciling the driveway

HI Yup Onc_atisan is right on the money Just remember what you are placing on top ( topping ) is only as good as what is below and if the bricks have moved and will…

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:51 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

fixing concrete cancer

fixing concrete cancer

Better be a good one artisan Dont like em expoxies going yellow lol

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 7:52 pm
SofiWY
SofiWY
20 August 2009

Concreter in Mernda

Concreter in Mernda

Hi All, what is the price for "exposed agg" around 50-60m2

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SofiWY
Aug 20, 2009 8:10 pm
Getjason
Getjason
21 August 2009

Refreshing stenciled concrete

Refreshing stenciled concrete

Yup That will work too. just remember sealer should be replaced every 2-3 years , solvent based ones more so and the darker the colour the shorter time frame Regards

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Getjason
Aug 21, 2009 10:16 am
Getjason
Getjason
21 August 2009

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Sydney

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Sydney

HI Id reccomend either visiting a Boral yard or a Concrete Technologies Both should have agents in your area. From there they will have a list of there favoured…

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Getjason
Aug 21, 2009 10:26 am
Getjason
Getjason
22 August 2009

Concrete recommendations - Melbourne

Concrete recommendations - Melbourne

Never been a fan of the next day sealers esp solvent based one, most of these tend to go blotchy There are now a couple of good water Based ones you can put on to help…

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Getjason
Aug 22, 2009 5:55 pm
yvette72
yvette72
23 August 2009

Concrete cracks in garage

Concrete cracks in garage

we have them everywhere in our slab nothing to worry about

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yvette72
Aug 23, 2009 9:39 am
Princess Bandicoot
Princess Bandicoot
24 August 2009

Bitumen Costs

Bitumen Costs

I try to quote all quotes on their merits. I know that it is frequently done by tradies to overquote should they be too busy or the job is…

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Princess Bandicoot
Aug 24, 2009 10:58 pm
maxyb
maxyb
25 August 2009

Paving - How much?

Paving - How much?

You can really only go look at some pavers and get prices. Pavers can be cheap or cost a motza. How fat is your wallet. Honestly it is a tough…

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maxyb
Aug 25, 2009 9:57 am
maxyb
sammy
sammy
25 August 2009

Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

thanks everyone. Another day, the concreter did not show up. He called yesterday to let me know he will be here this morning. Actually believed him as he was the one that…

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sammy
Aug 25, 2009 12:40 pm
sammy
grinder
grinder
25 August 2009

Paving backyard - costs

Paving backyard - costs

you have answered your question. Indians and Italians prefer not a blade of grass in sight. Not me though prefer dirt so do kids too!

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grinder
Aug 25, 2009 9:18 pm
grinder
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 August 2009

Cool outdoor flooring

Cool outdoor flooring

easy peazy :z: Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 28, 2009 11:49 pm
onc_artisan
davinci
davinci
1 September 2009

Crack in Driveway

Crack in Driveway

Concrete can and does crack, the contractor should install appropriate base (rock) correct size reo and control joints in required locations, appropriate MPa strength, and…

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davinci
Sep 01, 2009 7:39 pm
davinci
archangelAU
archangelAU
3 September 2009

ANY RELIABLE EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETER in DEER PARK Area?

ANY RELIABLE EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETER in DEER PARK Area?

Well we decided to go with Sydenham Concreting as all other concreters never bothered to turn up. I can highly recommend them. They were fantastic and our exposed…

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archangelAU
Sep 03, 2009 7:58 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
3 September 2009

Help! Ugly Tyre marks on brick paved driveway

Help! Ugly Tyre marks on brick paved driveway

Miteq make a good range of sealers and cleaners. This one is good for rubber and road grime removal http://www.miteq.com.au/products/mc302.html It won't be the cheapest…

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Planned LScape
Sep 03, 2009 8:25 pm
Planned LScape
zaphod
zaphod
3 September 2009

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

There is no substitute for a good hard slap :lol:

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zaphod
Sep 03, 2009 8:35 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
4 September 2009

Tyre marks on cream exposed aggregate driveway

Tyre marks on cream exposed aggregate driveway

Get your concretor to seal the concrete after it has cured, it will make cleaning easier and not hold as much marks. The miteq rubber/road grime cleaner mentioned in the…

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Planned LScape
Sep 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Planned LScape
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 September 2009

Topcote options Please!

Topcote options Please!

Well not for exposed, but there might be a pebble crete product :wink:

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onc_artisan
Sep 05, 2009 8:33 pm
onc_artisan
Cozmo
Cozmo
6 September 2009

I need a footpath - what type? Crazy paving, granitic sand..

I need a footpath - what type? Crazy paving, granitic sand..

If you went with granitic sand you could use this stuff to bond it together http://soilbond.com.au/index.htm

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Cozmo
Sep 06, 2009 9:31 pm
Panorama
Panorama
7 September 2009

Using house bricks on edge for paving

Using house bricks on edge for paving

We have about 100m2 of paving that needs doing and really like the look of house bricks laid on edge (ie with the 230mm x 75mm face showing) in herringbone…

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Panorama
Sep 07, 2009 5:19 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
7 September 2009

How deep for footpath?

How deep for footpath?

My costs were: Bobcat hire = 4 x $70hr = $280 Rubbish removal = $ 50 11m3 crushed rock = $350 wacker hire (24 hour) = $ 60 …

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Cozmo
Sep 07, 2009 10:12 pm
misscrow
misscrow
8 September 2009

Paving in WA, advice please.

Paving in WA, advice please.

Thanks for your replies. Looks like we will go with paving, to keep it the same as we (hubby) want to widen the driveway as its apparently to narrow?!

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misscrow
Sep 08, 2009 12:55 pm
Toa Drafting
Toa Drafting
10 September 2009

PROBLEM NEED RESOLVING

PROBLEM NEED RESOLVING

SPOKE TO a guy from the council he said he would have no dramas in me doing the driveway as long it is signed off by a flood engineer which is good to hear AS im…

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Toa Drafting
Sep 10, 2009 11:37 am
Hels
Hels
15 September 2009

Concrete / Pathed path around entire house

Concrete / Pathed path around entire house

So.... if I take my house plans and calculate the rough "length" around the house... Then: x 0.8 x 50 = rough…

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Hels
Sep 15, 2009 6:35 pm
Hels
mudmap
mudmap
15 September 2009

are house bricks a good option for paving backyard?

are house bricks a good option for paving backyard?

Most bricks now have holes thru them so you have to lay them on their side so you'll need a lot of them. We laid brick paving which was still good as new 10 years later…

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mudmap
Sep 15, 2009 10:41 pm
Tillie
Tillie
18 September 2009

Concreting up to the slab of a home

Concreting up to the slab of a home

Thanks keepitgully have got it all sorted now ::lol::

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Tillie
Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am
dave-
dave-
21 September 2009

Where to get ideas on paving style/colour/materials in Melb?

Where to get ideas on paving style/colour/materials in Melb?

Well it seems my original idea of paving isn't really going to work with the style of house using the traditional style pavers. Headed out to UrbanStone. They have some…

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dave-
Sep 21, 2009 10:05 am
grinder
grinder
23 September 2009

Concrete Associations

Concrete Associations

I thought this may be posted as a sticky for concrete resources nationwide The Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA) http://www.acrassoc.com.au/ CCAA

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grinder
Sep 23, 2009 9:42 am
grinder
digamma
digamma
24 September 2009

help! Concrete over termite barrier and silt pits

help! Concrete over termite barrier and silt pits

Fair enough. It's all these little things that no one ever really thinks about in varying locations. For us, termite proofing wasn't even mentioned in the building…

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digamma
Sep 24, 2009 10:30 am
digamma
the mont
the mont
29 September 2009

Can anyone recommend a Paver and Landscaper that...

Can anyone recommend a Paver and Landscaper that...

we have booked Life Outside (NW Sydney) to do our landscaping soon. came with good ideas, attitude and willingness to use our budget in the areas that we will get the most out of.

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the mont
Sep 29, 2009 1:21 pm
davinci
davinci
29 September 2009

Special concreting or preparation for large tiles?

Special concreting or preparation for large tiles?

The concrete should be min 25 MPa with appropriate reo for your site. It should be trowel finish not rough screed or at a minimum bull float and fresno trowel, the fresno…

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davinci
Sep 29, 2009 4:40 pm
davinci
Getjason
Getjason
30 September 2009

Need a concreter on the Gold Coast.

Need a concreter on the Gold Coast.

Good stuff After you have sorted that give me a private message as can help you out on colour later

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Getjason
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