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abrogard
abrogard
20 June 2012

What is a Good Thick, Sticky Slurry ?

What is a Good Thick, Sticky Slurry ?

I have an area on the driveway that collects a pool of water when it rains. Maximum about 5mm deep. Seeing how spilled concrete slurry sticks sometimes on other…

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abrogard
Jun 20, 2012 8:40 am
gogo65
gogo65
18 June 2012

Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?

Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?

OMG, I think that is my friends house, is it on the castle hill/kellyville border? Hers was over $150/lm, but it looks superb

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gogo65
Jun 18, 2012 9:17 pm
gogo65
bashworth
bashworth
18 June 2012

brick pier crack and can be tilted !!

brick pier crack and can be tilted !!

If it was me. I would be knocking them down and rebuilding them to at least the minimum dimensions of 340 x 340mm.

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bashworth
Jun 18, 2012 4:51 pm
bashworth
bradley14
bradley14
11 June 2012

concreting

concreting

I am after a concretor around the Newcastle/hunter area anyone used or no one. for coloured driveway

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bradley14
Jun 11, 2012 2:27 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
27 May 2012

Can anyone recommend concreter in Wallan?

Can anyone recommend concreter in Wallan?

Thank you :-) I'll give him a call. Sent from my iPhone so please excuse my spelling mist cakes ;)

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cattycatcat
May 27, 2012 9:37 pm
cattycatcat
miteq
miteq
23 May 2012

Efflorescence?? Little help please gurus.

Efflorescence?? Little help please gurus.

almost bet it is an additive in the mortar used for coping, ie : bond crete, lanotec, weld crete etc when the coping is installed there is…

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miteq
May 23, 2012 1:39 pm
jj1
jj1
19 May 2012

Driveway/Fencing

Driveway/Fencing

Thanks cherub

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jj1
May 19, 2012 12:35 pm
tinkster
tinkster
14 May 2012

Recommendations for Aggregate Driveway - Perth

Recommendations for Aggregate Driveway - Perth

Lifestone paving did mine and were amazing! Great service all the way through.

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tinkster
May 14, 2012 7:03 pm
tinkster
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
13 May 2012

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Hi, I'm after some recommendations in this area too. Can someone help please?

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Carolleigh
May 13, 2012 10:39 pm
mdswat
mdswat
6 May 2012

outdoor tiles around pool

outdoor tiles around pool

as the topic says, can i use outdoor tiles around a pool? or do i stay with the pavers, what are the pros and cons.

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mdswat
May 06, 2012 7:52 pm
springtime
springtime
5 May 2012

Waffle Pod Slab - Insulation advantages?

Waffle Pod Slab - Insulation advantages?

Hi, I know this post is probably a bit late, but if anybody is interested, we've just moved into our new house & it has a waffle pod slab. I can tell you it does seem to…

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springtime
May 05, 2012 10:34 pm
Wateman
Wateman
2 May 2012

Recommendations for driveway in South East Vic?

Recommendations for driveway in South East Vic?

Hi, we are organizing our driveways for our new house in Pakenham, and wondering if anybody can recommend some converters? Probably just looking at coloured concrete.

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Wateman
May 02, 2012 9:53 am
Wateman
kikichan
kikichan
24 April 2012

Does anybody know any good concreters in western Sydney?

Does anybody know any good concreters in western Sydney?

I think concreter who made our slab is reliable and skillful. He has over 30 years experiences (his dad has been concreter for over 50 years) and does regular jobs for…

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kikichan
Apr 24, 2012 8:24 pm
71monaro
71monaro
22 April 2012

Ceramic Floor Tiles for Outdoors

Ceramic Floor Tiles for Outdoors

We have polished porcelin tiles inside, then the same tile in a honed version that was sold as for outside, in the alfresco. Now we want to extend the outdoor area beyond…

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71monaro
Apr 22, 2012 8:16 pm
megg
megg
22 April 2012

Changing Colour -2nd Coat of Berger Jet Dry for our Driveway

Changing Colour -2nd Coat of Berger Jet Dry for our Driveway

I'm watching with interest.... we are just about to paint over our existing outdoor area, as we have extended it, and the original concrete (which is pattern of blocks)…

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megg
Apr 22, 2012 8:51 am
megg
domus01
domus01
19 April 2012

Recess in a house slab

Recess in a house slab

Thanks all of you for your advice and support. I am delighted to say that my personal letter to the General Manager of Allworth Homes produced results. He has agreed to…

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domus01
Apr 19, 2012 8:13 pm
Integrity
Integrity
16 April 2012

Should concretor undertake curing of house slab?

Should concretor undertake curing of house slab?

AS2870 Residential slabs and footings states that "concrete shall be transpored, placed, compacted and cured in accordance with good building…

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Integrity
Apr 16, 2012 9:02 pm
davinci
davinci
15 April 2012

Average Paving costs

Average Paving costs

800x400 flamed granite app. $50 sq mtr rough screed slab, with rock, membrane, sl62, chairs 25 mpa conc. $55 - $75 sq mtr labour to lay copers upto $70 l/m inc. caulk…

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davinci
Apr 15, 2012 1:57 pm
davinci
banoncom
banoncom
14 April 2012

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Hi Can anyone recommend a Pattern Pave Concreter in the Adelaide area? Thank you

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banoncom
Apr 14, 2012 8:03 am
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cherub
Apr 12, 2012 4:38 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
11 April 2012

Trex Decking or Moda Tiling

Trex Decking or Moda Tiling

Hi AGF. Can't comment on the tiles but have installed the trex decking for customers and it is very good. Trex is definitely one of the best…

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AubinGroveFan
Apr 11, 2012 2:02 pm
mgilla
mgilla
5 April 2012

Paved edges becoming loose

Paved edges becoming loose

A good Tile glue will give you the best results.

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mgilla
Apr 05, 2012 7:40 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 April 2012

Coloured Concrete - to seal or not to seal

Coloured Concrete - to seal or not to seal

Seal both. Uneven color and flaking will only arise from poor product or workmanship with the concrete and not the sealer IMO

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chrisandkate
Apr 03, 2012 3:00 pm
notremaison
notremaison
3 April 2012

driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!

driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!
1, 2

We always get 3 quotes, try servicecentral.com.au you can either break up the bits such as driveway will be a concreter, wall will be brickies. A lot will subcontract…

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notremaison
Apr 03, 2012 8:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
1 April 2012

Water penetration in concrete slab. Advice requested pls

Water penetration in concrete slab. Advice requested pls

Dampness coming through can a difficult problem to fix and it should not be happening. All I can tell from the pictures is that you definitely have a problem. The most…

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building-expert
Apr 01, 2012 9:07 am
building-expert
Rory
Rory
29 March 2012

Who is responsible?

Who is responsible?

get him to do it and ask he gets an extra man on hand and that its done early in the morning to make the job easier for him.. concretors usually get caught out like this…

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Rory
Mar 29, 2012 10:32 am
Rory
Rory
Rory
29 March 2012

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?
1, 2

Unless your a fan of bold colours for your house then, colour through is the way to go. Its finicky so you need a smart concretor. Also I would use a bagged oxide from a…

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Rory
Mar 29, 2012 10:24 am
Rory
kaarob
kaarob
22 March 2012

2012 engineered conc. slab prices?

2012 engineered conc. slab prices?

As last posts on average slab prices seem to be about 2009 vintage, can I have some info on current prices/m2 for an engineered garage slab please? Summary…

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kaarob
Mar 22, 2012 4:21 pm
Pitto
Pitto
19 March 2012

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

thanks for the replys, The lads over on another reno forum recommended using white Vinegar, and it worked a treat. the grout haze was residue from the glass panels being…

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Pitto
Mar 19, 2012 9:03 pm
willcres
willcres
18 March 2012

concrete slabs, do you need council approval?

concrete slabs, do you need council approval?

I think if you already move in, you don't need to report council...unless it's really huge shed and concrete....or your neighbour reports you, which sometimes happen....

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willcres
Mar 17, 2012 11:29 pm
willcres
banoncom
banoncom
11 March 2012

Recycled Rubber Pavers

Recycled Rubber Pavers

Hi all. I am a newbie from Adelaide and am after any opinions or advice I can get on this matter. I have just had a fibreglass pool installed and will be getting…

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banoncom
Mar 11, 2012 7:56 pm
John Atcharters
John Atcharters
8 March 2012

moisture in concrete fooor

moisture in concrete fooor

Thank you for your assistance, I will be looking your product up it sounds good, thanks again John

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John Atcharters
Mar 08, 2012 7:12 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 March 2012

Sstencil concrete quote - Sydney

Sstencil concrete quote - Sydney

Peter .. it is a 5 stage process to do stencil .. small jobs are always more expensive than larger ones ... is your slab already in place…

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ECOECO
Mar 06, 2012 6:50 am
ECOECO
bluey104
bluey104
28 February 2012

Footings

Footings

I want to lay a footing to support two courses of bricks, layed one on top of the other, which will then support a lightweight 2.4m x 1.8m aluminium & perspex greenhouse. …

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bluey104
Feb 28, 2012 5:44 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
27 February 2012

house slab prices

house slab prices

Hi all, Can anyone tell me what i should expect to pay per square meter for an A class house slab on a flat block? starting to get prices so want a guide of what is fair…

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donuts9999
Feb 27, 2012 8:18 pm
mgilla
mgilla
25 February 2012

pinning concrete slabs

pinning concrete slabs

It sounds like you have done everything ok, even if your slab dropped 25mm you would still be ok for step height.

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mgilla
Feb 25, 2012 12:41 pm
Dbuild
Dbuild
23 February 2012

Driveway contractor Recommendation Kellyville

Driveway contractor Recommendation Kellyville

Hi; Was hoping someone could recommend a contractor for a driveway in the Kellyville area. Thanks

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Dbuild
Feb 22, 2012 11:20 pm

What's the difference between exposed aggregate and pebble crete? What is this driveway below done…

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Carolleigh
Feb 22, 2012 1:27 pm
kornjen
kornjen
12 February 2012

Concrete Aggregate Driveway Sydney

Concrete Aggregate Driveway Sydney

Hi All, Can anyone recommend me a good concreter for a concrete aggregate driveway? Location Northwest Sydney Any idea how much will my 30m2 driveway will cost? Thanks

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kornjen
Feb 12, 2012 7:31 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
8 February 2012

$3300 for 33sqm driveway..sounds ok??

$3300 for 33sqm driveway..sounds ok??

No it was a reply but then I realised that it was a month old thread that probably wasn't active any longer so I removed it.

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cmhamilton
Feb 08, 2012 7:58 pm
chuffy
chuffy
5 February 2012

concreter required in Perth SOR

concreter required in Perth SOR

Hi searay, how did you go? Interested to hear and see how it all went and the cost :D

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chuffy
Feb 05, 2012 2:29 pm
chuffy
esm
esm
3 February 2012

Is stencil concreted outdated?

Is stencil concreted outdated?

can you remove a stencil concrete without ruining the concrete base?

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esm
Feb 03, 2012 3:02 pm
neilandrach
neilandrach
1 February 2012

Cleaning and Sealing Pavers

Cleaning and Sealing Pavers

Hi Miteq, I've recently laid Austral Clay brick pavers and need to seal them - I have approx 80m2 in total. I have a some vanadium salt staining which I plan to remove…

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neilandrach
Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm
bigclick_dean
bigclick_dean
30 January 2012

Problem with concrete shed slab

Problem with concrete shed slab

So there is still hope for it? Is it normal for it to still be quite brittle/soft at this point? We had to use some premix bags too as we were a little short and the…

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bigclick_dean
Jan 30, 2012 8:15 pm
djayasi
djayasi
29 January 2012

looking for a driveway company

looking for a driveway company

Hi there did you find a concreter for the driveway... Need to find one who can do similar driveways to MJH display homes.... Thanks

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djayasi
Jan 29, 2012 8:43 am
winner
winner
28 January 2012

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

Will drilling the slab to relocate the drainage pipe effect the integrity of the slab

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winner
Jan 28, 2012 3:49 pm
MissReid
MissReid
27 January 2012

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Hi everyone, My fiancé and I are building a new home in northwest Brisbane and are looking to get some quotes for a stencilled concrete driveway. We have a small issue…

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MissReid
Jan 27, 2012 1:17 pm
MissReid
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

DIY - Paving my Driveway - Got some questions

DIY - Paving my Driveway - Got some questions

Use render, sand and cement 3-1 mix, since you have a concrete base, only if you know what your doing though because you only get one go at it when using cement, else just…

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 1:25 am
Tome


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