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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
miteq
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
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
11 December 2013

Liquid limestone vs stone pavers for patio paving (VIC)?

Liquid limestone vs stone pavers for patio paving (VIC)?

I'm not in Vic but I can tell you about liquid limestone. It never gets really hot underfoot even in a heatwave, which is great, no weeds or ants, but the drawbacks are…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 11, 2013 8:31 pm

Hi there, Question regarding the finished quality and tollerances of exposed agregate concrete. This is the second attempt for the builder to do a driveway for us on our…

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Geoff1430
Dec 03, 2013 3:45 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
30 November 2013

exposed aggregate price in melboune

exposed aggregate price in melboune

These guys are quite good and their exposed aggregate starts at $99m2.

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HomeAngels
Nov 30, 2013 7:42 pm
HomeAngels
leighton
leighton
24 November 2013

Japanese post and beam house needs foundation

Japanese post and beam house needs foundation

hi be better to look at the photos - sounds like a bit of underpinning to me. Interesting project. Have two sisters in law in Japan and looking to visit early next year .

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leighton
Nov 24, 2013 4:58 pm
leighton
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 November 2013

Tiled balcony leaking... options?

Tiled balcony leaking... options?

My 2c. If the water is pooling in the middle despite having some fall, the waterproofing may have essentially created a bucket. There needs to…

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onc_artisan
Nov 21, 2013 11:12 am
onc_artisan
miteq
miteq
18 November 2013

How to pave travertine?

How to pave travertine?

^^^^agreed. Also look into salt consolidation if you have a salt pool. Worth the time and money to do…

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miteq
Nov 18, 2013 10:59 am
miteq
oldmate
oldmate
4 November 2013

Haddonstone

Haddonstone

just in case you're wondering, wilsonstone is the closest thing I've found...

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oldmate
Nov 04, 2013 2:33 pm
comfyhouse4me
comfyhouse4me
27 October 2013

Concrete screed over Hebel Powerfloor or Timber subfloor?

Concrete screed over Hebel Powerfloor or Timber subfloor?

Sorry for cross-posting, but it just occurred to me that this may be a more appropriate board for my question re concrete screeds over Hebel Powerfloor, or timber…

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comfyhouse4me
Oct 27, 2013 4:13 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 October 2013

block pavers vs coloured concrete - anything in between!

block pavers vs coloured concrete - anything in between!

Poured limestone, looks great, no weeds, cool underfoot even in the hottest weather, but for a driveway you would have to look into getting it sealed as it is a natural…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 18, 2013 11:34 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 October 2013

Poured limestone vs concrete

Poured limestone vs concrete

As far as darker colours go, yes hot under foot but tends to hide dirt. I'm not sure about fading but then it should fade evenly and looking at it every day you probably…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 18, 2013 10:43 am
ChrisM
ChrisM
10 October 2013

Sealing and Clean ?

Sealing and Clean ?

It depends on where you are as to the cost. I'll speak about Melbourne because that's where I'm…

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ChrisM
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