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bobthebuilder2013
bobthebuilder2013
24 June 2013

Sand and Gravel Mix

Sand and Gravel Mix

Hi guys, i am looking or somewhere to buy sand and gravel mix for a concrete slab in Brisbane. any recommendations would be much appreciated. On that note is the correct…

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bobthebuilder2013
Jun 24, 2013 1:04 pm
CC101
CC101
21 June 2013

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).
1, 2, 3

Can someone recommend anyone else. We need to pave about 70sqm plus bullnose. Got a list from Fremantle Stone but want to know more about…

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CC101
Jun 21, 2013 11:39 pm
namweng
namweng
19 June 2013

Concrete : Rubber expansions required

Concrete : Rubber expansions required

Thanks for that. Do you happen to write reports that is VCAT approved? Cheers

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namweng
Jun 19, 2013 12:05 pm
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chip
Jun 19, 2013 12:15 am
moxie
moxie
14 June 2013

extra concreting - reasonable price?

extra concreting - reasonable price?

Just got quoted $90 per sqm excluding GST for exposed agg paths here in melbourne

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moxie
Jun 14, 2013 8:32 am
cherub
cherub
13 June 2013

Concrete stain with merbau

Concrete stain with merbau

Try liquid chlorine mixed 10:1 with water, leave on for 5 min wash off (may need a little scrub')

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cherub
Jun 13, 2013 8:10 am
DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
8 June 2013

Strip footings and piers...

Strip footings and piers...

To Bashworth and Building Expert, thanks for the confirmation on that. :D Col.

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DefenderOwner
Jun 08, 2013 6:21 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
7 June 2013

Stackstone installation

Stackstone installation

I wouldn't take any chances. Use a wire brush wheel in an angle grinder and remove the paint. Then you know the heavy stone is keyed to brick and not just paint film.

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Mike8136
Jun 07, 2013 12:07 pm
willwoms
willwoms
25 May 2013

Recomendation for concreters Cranbourne North

Recomendation for concreters Cranbourne North

Hi everyone i am looking for recommendations for concreters for my driveway.I am looking at exposed aggregate and want to make sure its done correctly.So anyone who has…

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willwoms
May 25, 2013 5:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2013

Another weep hole problem

Another weep hole problem

I had a feeling concrete can encroach to 30mm of weephole.

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2013 4:30 pm
Saint Mike

An older photo, haven't taken a recent one outside. I had about 16 piers, some 2000mm down…

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JB1
May 19, 2013 11:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2013

Cracked cross over

Cracked cross over

Hi John3136 The best thing you can do is talk to the council. You have photographic evidence that it was not you or your builder so I can't see how they would ask you to…

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building-expert
May 19, 2013 11:37 pm
building-expert
HouseOB
HouseOB
17 May 2013

Paved area next to extension on stumps?

Paved area next to extension on stumps?

Hi all, We are building an extension on piersm sticking out 400+ from ground to bearer. We want to have a paved/tiled area outside the extension, roughly at the same…

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HouseOB
May 17, 2013 1:50 pm
cec1974
cec1974
16 May 2013

cncrete path around house

cncrete path around house

thank you kid81 for replying !We have asked around a bit as well and are now happy with the price.

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cec1974
May 16, 2013 7:10 pm
cec1974
Petermet
Petermet
5 May 2013

Cement stabilisation

Cement stabilisation

For a footpath I would say cement stabilizing the road base is overkill. I have found a well compacted road base with the dust watered in…

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Petermet
May 05, 2013 10:59 am
JohnnyBoy
JohnnyBoy
4 May 2013

painted concrete? would you?

painted concrete? would you?

Sounds like something we did a while back. You'd want to grind the adhesive off the floor properly, an acid etch definitely wont remove the tiling adhesive. We tried one…

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JohnnyBoy
May 04, 2013 6:41 pm
ashandem
ashandem
26 April 2013

CONCRETE BRICKIE HELP QUANTITIES OF SAND, BLUEMETAL, CEMENT?

CONCRETE BRICKIE HELP QUANTITIES OF SAND, BLUEMETAL, CEMENT?

Needing help please. I have been told that we need .75 cubic metres of concrete for the foundation of a small wall we are building. Can anyone…

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ashandem
Apr 26, 2013 8:39 pm
carmania
carmania
26 April 2013

Asphalt or bitumen driveway

Asphalt or bitumen driveway

Hi dexx, I had a mate of mine lay a bitumen/Ashphelt driveway in a new sub division, the pros were price and also that it would not Crack like concrete. It was a bit…

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carmania
Apr 26, 2013 1:01 am
Getjason
Getjason
23 April 2013

TIPS HOW TO PREVENT CONCRETE GRANO DUST ON NEW GARAGE FLOOR

TIPS HOW TO PREVENT CONCRETE GRANO DUST ON NEW GARAGE FLOOR

Hi there oneness, We have this problem in our existing place. No matter how well you clean it, the dust keeps returning :) You need to seal it…

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Getjason
Apr 23, 2013 5:43 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 April 2013

Nu-Tech concrete finish

Nu-Tech concrete finish

Be sure that the product you use is breathable otherwise it will delaminate and flake . Also with Topical paints and sealers that are mostly smelly/solvent based they will…

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Getjason
Apr 20, 2013 3:55 pm
namweng
namweng
14 April 2013

concretor melbournw

concretor melbournw

Hi all, Anyone here got a good recommendation for a concreter? We are looking to pave our front exposed aggregate and back either slate or colored. Thanks

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namweng
Apr 14, 2013 1:14 pm

I am converting my carport into another living space I presume that it would not be sealed.. Do i need to rip it up, lay the correct sealer and lay new stuff…

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Perthguy
Apr 09, 2013 9:48 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
7 April 2013

cost of pebbles and pavers

cost of pebbles and pavers

Hey all, found a post with answers in landscaping ! Thanks.

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budgnbear
Apr 07, 2013 10:53 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 April 2013

Slate vs Colored Concrete (Mixed in) vs Top

Slate vs Colored Concrete (Mixed in) vs Top

You can ask that care be taken in the areas requiring the greatest need. That creating a rebate or set down will be problematic for the contractor to screed maybe ask if…

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onc_artisan
Apr 03, 2013 10:27 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Slab levelling & fall

Slab levelling & fall

Sounds like fun....n games. If you want to achieve 100mm finished thickness then the sand screed beneath the concrete would be profiled to get the falls to achieve 100 mm…

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 7:54 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Polished concrete

Polished concrete

$70 sq mtr just for the mix..yeah I'd say that was quite pricey.

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 7:44 am
onc_artisan
iHello
iHello
16 March 2013

Outwest Concrete good?

Outwest Concrete good?

We had exposed aggregate from Outwest Concrete and were very happy with it. We chose the F16. You can visit there yourself and see their…

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iHello
Mar 16, 2013 8:03 pm
Rod Pike
Rod Pike
14 March 2013

edge heave

edge heave

Thanks, I'll look into this further. Rod.

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Rod Pike
Mar 14, 2013 9:11 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 March 2013

Left with uneven alfresco slab for new house

Left with uneven alfresco slab for new house

Went to mediation at VCAT, builder wanted his last 5%, we held it back because some things weren't finished and defects not fixed. We had to hire a lawyer & barrister to…

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McKinnon
Mar 11, 2013 9:51 pm
Jaded_angel
Jaded_angel
8 March 2013

Budget Driveway Options

Budget Driveway Options

If you wanted just standard grey concrete, it shouldn't cost you much more than $3k. Anyone who is trying to quote you more than that is blatantly ripping you off. My…

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Jaded_angel
Mar 08, 2013 6:06 pm
dnawa
dnawa
7 March 2013

Inspection Point Cover

Inspection Point Cover

Try Webforge or Gatic these lids are commonly used in shopping centres and commercial projects.

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dnawa
Mar 07, 2013 9:25 pm
CC101
CC101
20 February 2013

Paving in Perth

Paving in Perth

hi Aubingrove fan - did u find any paver person?

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CC101
Feb 20, 2013 12:03 am
NickosDIY
NickosDIY
12 February 2013

Cutting Natural blue stone paving

Cutting Natural blue stone paving

I have a really similar project planned for later this year. I am considering using a grinder to make some of the cuts. Would this work?

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NickosDIY
Feb 12, 2013 10:21 pm
Gibbo
Gibbo
10 February 2013

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Hey Guys, We are looking to get a new driveway built and a slab put under the house at the back to. We would rather get it all done in one go so we are looking for…

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Gibbo
Feb 10, 2013 1:38 pm
Rouxbynne
Rouxbynne
8 February 2013

Polyaspartic concrete coating for driveway

Polyaspartic concrete coating for driveway

Epoxy coating with flake is very attractive and incredibly durable. However I would certainly not recommend it for any outdoor area, particularly a driveway. The problem…

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Rouxbynne
Feb 08, 2013 3:12 pm

thanks mike, below is the picture for it. I can't see any cracked, but the slab is not even level, so regardless, I will need to level it first by either fill in more…

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aquanow
Jan 30, 2013 10:37 am
Shaneos gurl
Shaneos gurl
30 January 2013

Info about driveway at McDonald Jones Displays at Oran Park?

Info about driveway at McDonald Jones Displays at Oran Park?

Hi. Check out hanson imagecrete i think thats what ur after.. Its beautiful stuff. Not something you see often either there is 3 different types.. Hope this helps..

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Shaneos gurl
Jan 30, 2013 1:19 am
scotty78
scotty78
25 January 2013

Colored concrete driveway quotes - difference in price?

Colored concrete driveway quotes - difference in price?

Hi there thanks for advice. I guess I didn't figure labour could consume so much of the cost. By the math above that work out at labour about $6500 of total. I guess it…

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scotty78
Jan 25, 2013 6:05 pm
SealerExpert
SealerExpert
23 January 2013

Paver Sealants

Paver Sealants

Go with a product called Crommelin Pool Pave Sealer'. Pool Paving Sealer is a clear water repellent treatment that…

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SealerExpert
Jan 23, 2013 1:14 pm
SealerExpert
cherub
cherub
22 January 2013

Bluestone pavers popping - fresh slab

Bluestone pavers popping - fresh slab

How did you lay them, adhesive or mortar? Bed thickness? What size paver, thickness? Expansion joints installed, how often is the area…

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cherub
Jan 22, 2013 8:19 pm
Liliana
Liliana
18 January 2013

Interesting driveway

Interesting driveway

Thanks for that Dragonchild and Bashworth. So no subsurface preparation necessary? I'll google grasscrete and see what I can find out.

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Liliana
Jan 18, 2013 11:25 am
bashworth
bashworth
17 January 2013

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - 25 or 32 MPA?

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - 25 or 32 MPA?

Increasing the strength is only likely to add a couple of dollars/m2 to the price, although 25N should be suitable (the Cement and Concrete Association consider N20…

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bashworth
Jan 17, 2013 4:46 pm
bashworth
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 January 2013

Building house South of Mandurah Thinking Polished Concrete?

Building house South of Mandurah Thinking Polished Concrete?

Well Sydney ATM :roll: but back to Margs today YAY! A few jobs to look at :wink: could you get to busso for a look at a partially completed one? I will PM details.

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onc_artisan
Jan 17, 2013 10:11 am
onc_artisan
macy_dog
macy_dog
15 January 2013

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Thanks for the feedback. After weeks of haggling, chasing and disinterest it became clear that nothing was going to happen. Since the stencilling is just on our front…

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macy_dog
Jan 15, 2013 8:51 am
Lourance
Lourance
10 January 2013

Different coloured cement

Different coloured cement

From my personal experence (home handyman) as long as you use the same brand cement, sand and aggregate you shouldn’t see any differences.

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Lourance
Jan 10, 2013 5:19 pm


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