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libby
libby
18 July 2014

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

Hi everyone, really in need of some advice from anyone who has white pavers. My new house is complete and I need to make a decision on what pavers to use in my outdoor…

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libby
Jul 18, 2014 11:57 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
17 July 2014

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anyone got any pics of The original Collection, Natural vistapave pavers? Im using them, but cant find many images on google, and second guessing my choice! I didn't…

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bletchleybuild
Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am
dexx
dexx
11 July 2014

Prices for concrete????

Prices for concrete????
1, 2, 3, 4

Darren just did a driveway and path for me. Very reasonable prices and a great…

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dexx
Jul 11, 2014 12:24 pm
Handy007
Handy007
7 July 2014

Removing and recycling concrete

Removing and recycling concrete

Hi Handy007, Sorry but I don't give out recommendations for tradespeople any more; I have done that in the past and regretted it. It is actually…

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Handy007
Jul 07, 2014 9:25 pm
deeps
deeps
7 July 2014

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Ours has been in for 3 years, there's one or two very minor hair line cracks (the house next door was constructed after the limestone went down, and I suspect this had…

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deeps
Jul 07, 2014 6:03 pm
hitman
hitman
4 July 2014

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

If you have old concrete or stained concrete you need to clean and etch it first or your paint will just flake off when you drive on it. Wouldn't hurt to do it on new…

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hitman
Jul 04, 2014 11:52 am
hitman
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2014

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Good advice. I should also have said coarse river sand, not soil.

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2014 2:25 am
SaveH2O
bpratt
bpratt
15 June 2014

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

Thanks mgilla, I thought that's all I might need, but thought I better double check to be sure.

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bpratt
Jun 15, 2014 9:31 am
Tin28a
Tin28a
14 June 2014

Tar driveway

Tar driveway

Thank you everyone

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Tin28a
Jun 14, 2014 9:45 am
Swamp Wallaby
Swamp Wallaby
13 June 2014

Concrete water tank - movable or not?

Concrete water tank - movable or not?

Thanks for the reply - and my apologies for not replying to it sooner. I'm surprised you can shift a tank that way! - I would've thought that the lateral stresses would be…

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Swamp Wallaby
Jun 13, 2014 8:52 pm
Swamp Wallaby
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 June 2014

wet travertine patio

wet travertine patio

Personally I wouldn't. We've been involved with a few jobs that had travertine outside as landings, steps patios etc. All of them have been over concrete, laid on…

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Stewie D
Jun 13, 2014 10:19 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 June 2014

Cost of new concrete crossover Melbourne?

Cost of new concrete crossover Melbourne?

Hi I need to do a new double crossover. Just wanted to revive this thread and see what prices are going around. Can anyone recommend a Concreter ? Thanks

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Crazyk
Jun 03, 2014 8:18 pm
Crazyk
cherub
cherub
29 May 2014

Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

Screed sand & cement to ensure a fall, Use plastic packers to keep battens from surface Coat underside of decking with paint (similar color), this will reduce cupping…

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cherub
May 29, 2014 6:01 pm
janus911
janus911
8 May 2014

Driveway Installers in Newcastle

Driveway Installers in Newcastle

Hi Guys I am looking to build my driveway (colored or Stencil) on my property at Outlook in Fletcher and am looking for the names of any installers. Cost is my main…

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janus911
May 08, 2014 12:42 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
7 May 2014

Travertine without slab

Travertine without slab

My alfresco is under the main roof with a cedar lined ceiling so I wanted a certain look. I will be continuing the stone from inside through the alfresco. My concern is…

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AussieMark
May 07, 2014 12:50 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
1 May 2014

Paving alfresco with recycled bricks (height question)

Paving alfresco with recycled bricks (height question)

Oh no. Sounds like we won't be able to do recycled brick. :( I'm going to check in with the CSO and ask if we can drop it by 2 brick courses... So that's approx 140 -…

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yvonneh
May 01, 2014 7:57 am
Liliana
Liliana
26 April 2014

How to resolve a paving level problem

How to resolve a paving level problem
1, 2

Hi mcgilla, Any and all suggestions are more than welcome. Lowering the stepdown from the door to the concrete is certainly on the cards and is something I have been…

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Liliana
Apr 26, 2014 5:17 pm
Getjason
Getjason
16 April 2014

Coloured concrete paving.

Coloured concrete paving.

That is a chemical residue that has been left behind from the stripper .. Use a degreaser to remove this . Once you have removed the residue insure that the surface is…

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Getjason
Apr 16, 2014 7:25 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 April 2014

HELP NEEDED - Prepration for Stepping Stone / Roadbase

HELP NEEDED - Prepration for Stepping Stone / Roadbase

You should see 75mm of the concrete slab - that's the minimum for prevention of termite ingress. As for the ag pipe - next to the retaining wall is probably best for…

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Stewie D
Apr 14, 2014 10:05 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 April 2014

Zero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)

Zero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)

There are several options available in both physical termite barriers and chemical, you will need expert opinion

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building-expert
Apr 11, 2014 1:55 pm
building-expert
Zarli
Zarli
10 April 2014

Drilling through limestone?

Drilling through limestone?

A core drill, presuming it's for fencing? You can hire core drills & drill bits from Coates etc. you can get a 63mm bit.

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Zarli
Apr 10, 2014 11:57 pm
Zarli
ads-005
ads-005
10 April 2014

Concrete Slab Quotes Differences

Concrete Slab Quotes Differences

They All quote the same. The extra concrete price varies

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ads-005
Apr 10, 2014 9:44 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 April 2014

Paving Sealer issue

Paving Sealer issue

We used Crommelin on our sandstone pavers. Worked very well. We rang their 1300 number - google it - and they were VERY helpful.

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Saint Mike
Apr 02, 2014 6:24 am
Saint Mike
calais304
calais304
1 April 2014

Re: Paving or fencing first - another question

Re: Paving or fencing first - another question

Probably a little late with the reply. But what I was meaning is to get the bottom of your fence at the correct height to meet any future paving. You don't want the bottom…

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calais304
Apr 01, 2014 7:12 pm
trixee
trixee
1 April 2014

Horseshoe driveway

Horseshoe driveway

We have decided to do a horseshoe driveway i.e. one with two crossovers. I was wondering if anyone has done one, and also hoping for some pics. Thanks!

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trixee
Apr 01, 2014 12:50 am
trixee
mjjeje
mjjeje
18 March 2014

I can recommend a fantastic concreter for Melbourne!!!

I can recommend a fantastic concreter for Melbourne!!!

Anyone know a good concreter for Melbourne (Hoppers Crossing area)? I need them pretty soon too. Thanks :)

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mjjeje
Mar 18, 2014 5:43 pm
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MR2
Mar 16, 2014 8:02 pm
MR2
Mikandloz
Mikandloz
10 March 2014

Suggestions for paving paint to waterproof

Suggestions for paving paint to waterproof

The deck is partially exposed and we've had problems with concrete spalling (now fixed) but don't want to risk any further damage. Recommendation from the concrete guy was…

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Mikandloz
Mar 10, 2014 5:58 pm
mazstar1980
mazstar1980
7 March 2014

Expansion foam between concrete slab and retaining wall?

Expansion foam between concrete slab and retaining wall?

We have just had 10m2 concrete slab poured which will be used to have shed on it and spare space. The slab sits next to limestone retaining wall but there was no foam…

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mazstar1980
Mar 07, 2014 6:01 pm
namatanai01
namatanai01
3 March 2014

Is this normal??

Is this normal??

Yes we have sent written complaint about the work. Suddenly there was a heap of grinding today to tidy things up slightly but no acknowledgement of defects, only request…

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namatanai01
Mar 03, 2014 8:16 pm
Megs25
Megs25
21 February 2014

quarry rubble for aale - adelaide

quarry rubble for aale - adelaide

hi all I have about 4 tonne of quarry rubble for sale. $20 tonne trailer load. located in northern suburbs of Adelaide. I bought it for paving but now have left overs

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Megs25
Feb 21, 2014 4:14 am
miteq
miteq
17 February 2014

Black granite driveway

Black granite driveway

Thanks Jarrod we ended up placing an order with Mario thanks for the details. Fantastic. Glad I could help

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miteq
Feb 17, 2014 7:55 am
Casuarinaforus
Casuarinaforus
12 February 2014

Raised driveway with raised sewer manhole at edge help...

Raised driveway with raised sewer manhole at edge help...

What's the best way to edge a raised driveway? I was thinking reinforced retaining wall or besser block wall. We have to raise the driveway (side down slope) to level the…

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Casuarinaforus
Feb 12, 2014 3:35 am
The Concrete Firm
The Concrete Firm
11 February 2014

Concreting around house.

Concreting around house.

The vast majority of homes ever built do not have concrete paving all around them. Its not a building necessity and not something you need to stop damage happening its…

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The Concrete Firm
Feb 11, 2014 7:36 pm
The Concrete Firm
spamjam
spamjam
8 February 2014

Ideas for sloping driveway material?

Ideas for sloping driveway material?

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any ideas for permeable/semi-permeable options for sloping driveways? We would like to have a permeable driveway and we're considering…

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spamjam
Feb 08, 2014 7:02 pm
chrishsailing
chrishsailing
8 February 2014

What type of gravel to repair existing long gravel driveway

What type of gravel to repair existing long gravel driveway

We have a long (roughly 400m) gravel driveway, at Cobbitty in NSW. Much is in reasonable condition, but some areas washed away, some potholes. Need to repair the washed…

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chrishsailing
Feb 08, 2014 4:31 pm
Getjason
Getjason
1 February 2014

Shed Floor Concreting.

Shed Floor Concreting.

Placing foundations/slabs isn't really a DIY option ... get a specialist

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Getjason
Feb 01, 2014 4:54 pm
bladex
bladex
22 January 2014

concrete cost for a small outdoor area?

concrete cost for a small outdoor area?

looks like the minimum cost will be $55 per SQM

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bladex
Jan 22, 2014 9:31 pm
Will85
Will85
21 January 2014

removing footpath for driveway

removing footpath for driveway

thanks Leanne! that makes sense, I will start making some enquiries :) yeah if it costs too much we may just leave it!

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Will85
Jan 21, 2014 8:50 pm
MiaMia
MiaMia
21 January 2014

Creating short driveway where house is close to verge

Creating short driveway where house is close to verge

Hi! I'm very new to these forums (I have mostly been lurking) and I was hoping someone might be able to help with me with ideas for creating off-street parking. Our…

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MiaMia
Jan 21, 2014 9:01 am
Lex
Lex
19 January 2014

Exposed aggregate vs Travertine paving pool

Exposed aggregate vs Travertine paving pool

I'm no expert, but since you also asked for opinions ;) ... I have pletny!! :lol: Soft lighter (I guess the most common?!) coloured travertine is the…

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Lex
Jan 19, 2014 8:12 am
Lex
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
17 January 2014

Understanding Foundations

Understanding Foundations

Hi Mickeyp What type of inside floor are you hoping for? Tiles? Timber? Do you have an inside garage? it will normally be on concrete. Your engineer/designer will…

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cornellengineers
Jan 17, 2014 10:06 am
cornellengineers
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
15 January 2014

Questions about levels when paving

Questions about levels when paving

Thanks guys I just hired a hilti to speed up the process. 10 mins with the hammer and I'm already a quarter way along the total area. Well worth the money.

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KnockItDown
Jan 15, 2014 12:22 pm
KnockItDown
Getjason
Getjason
10 January 2014

Coloured sealer gone wrong

Coloured sealer gone wrong

Thanks Getjason. I have contacted GetNewLook.com.au and their local representative is kindly sending me some samples of the Easy Strip 1000 and…

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Getjason
Jan 10, 2014 11:35 am


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