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Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Eek. Please do not get plain grey concrete and colour seal. Its the cowboy (cheap builders) way of doing it. The driveway will look tired in about 4 years. Or sometimes…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 8:28 pm
Rory
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
29 October 2016

Restoring old brick paving grout

Restoring old brick paving grout

We have clay brick pavers around our pool that are about 35-40 years old. They are laid on a sand cement base. The pavers are still in good condition and still level. The…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 29, 2016 9:56 pm
1960sModernistHome
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limefroggy
Oct 29, 2016 7:34 am
limefroggy
Rudes
Rudes
28 October 2016

Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Bought 10 acres further out of town and when i contacted the building inspector about approval he laughed and said build what you like just don't go building a factory and…

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Rudes
Oct 28, 2016 1:40 pm
janvandzura
janvandzura
27 October 2016

Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³

Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³

Hi I am looking to build fence and need 2.5m³ for the footing in Holden Hill. Does anyone know cheap company or someone who can do it for me. cheers J.

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janvandzura
Oct 26, 2016 11:05 pm
LittleGardenGnome
LittleGardenGnome
22 October 2016

Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters required

Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters required

All I can say is good luck finding someone to actually give you a quote and then to either turn up to do the work or to stick to the quote they gave you.

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LittleGardenGnome
Oct 22, 2016 12:27 pm
hongsil
hongsil
20 October 2016

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

Hi Everyone, Could you please recommend the concrete driveway contractor for inner City? Thanks

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hongsil
Oct 20, 2016 9:36 pm
hongsil
hongsil
20 October 2016

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

Hi Everyone, Could you please recommend the concrete driveway contractor for inner City? Thanks

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hongsil
Oct 20, 2016 9:36 pm
braylenjohnson432
braylenjohnson432
5 October 2016

Big enough driveway to reverse a car

Big enough driveway to reverse a car

Normally,Plan driveways with a minimum of 10 feet of width for each vehicle. If space allows, use wider spacing for easier walk-about space between vehicles, the driveway,…

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braylenjohnson432
Oct 05, 2016 12:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 October 2016

Repainting stenciled concrete

Repainting stenciled concrete

A photo would be useful. Could try brushing 2.3mm of sand into the 'joints' painting with a roller and then washing the sand out. might need a pressure washer as top of…

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bashworth
Oct 02, 2016 9:55 am
bashworth
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

front entrance to house

front entrance to house

It looks as though you could pave straight over the top of the existing concrete. The height of your door will determine how much play you have, but I would use the…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm
JordanT
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

tiling porch

tiling porch

There would be no problem installing tiles/pavers on the concrete slabs, though you would need to ensure an expansion joint is included in the paving where the two slabs…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 3:26 pm
JordanT
danrts
danrts
15 September 2016

Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Hi, I'm wanting to seal my concrete driveway, I came across this product at bunnings - Crommelin Diamondcoat Paving and Concrete sealer. ($150/10L). It's a solvent based…

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danrts
Sep 15, 2016 12:00 pm
JenBee
JenBee
11 September 2016

Acid stained concrete Perth

Acid stained concrete Perth

Does anyone know a showroom / public place in Perth where I can see examples of acid stained concrete? I want to build a house with it throughout, but I've only ever seen…

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JenBee
Sep 11, 2016 10:51 am
Borisdavenport
Borisdavenport
29 August 2016

Stain on Boral concrete paver - need advice

Stain on Boral concrete paver - need advice

Sorry, I was little busy, Those were FedExed by him. I had seen some local advertisements about the acrylic sealer. Hope it will also available at local stores. Could you…

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Borisdavenport
Aug 29, 2016 3:50 pm
Borisdavenport
purpleal
purpleal
29 August 2016

Driveway Offplan

Driveway Offplan

Hi All, Does anyone know of anyone/company that will provide a quote for a driveway off plan? Our bank wants a quote for our finance but we are finding it difficult…

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purpleal
Aug 29, 2016 2:37 pm
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
21 August 2016

Concreter in south / west sydney

Concreter in south / west sydney

Hi guys, Would you be able to recommend some good concreter for driveway around south / west sydney. Thanks heaps

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mikegrg1
Aug 21, 2016 8:15 am
mikegrg1
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mikegrg1
Jul 06, 2016 5:50 pm
mikegrg1
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2016

Travertine Pavers???

Travertine Pavers???

Merbau is fine for outdoor use but as I said previously most hardwoods will leach tannin onto paths, slabs etc until they reach an equilibrium and the staining stops. It's…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2016 11:40 am
teresa.hsh
teresa.hsh
20 June 2016

Steel or galvanised steel for liquid limestone

Steel or galvanised steel for liquid limestone

Hi, I don't know anything technical about concrete, limestone, steel, rust.... so hope I can have some expert opinion here. We want to have liquid limestone for alfresco…

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teresa.hsh
Jun 20, 2016 2:22 am
teresa.hsh
STAINLESS
STAINLESS
6 June 2016

Average cost for a driveway?

Average cost for a driveway?
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Well you just bumped the average up LOL

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STAINLESS
Jun 06, 2016 1:25 pm
STAINLESS
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vijaytee1
May 25, 2016 10:36 pm
vijaytee1
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 May 2016

Concrete path along slope

Concrete path along slope

Yes but concretors are a mixed lot and many don't know the regulations, in part due to misinformation in their industry handbook...unless there has been a recent reprint.…

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SaveH2O
May 23, 2016 1:44 pm
SaveH2O
dleesteere
dleesteere
22 May 2016

Does dark coloured liquid limestone fade?

Does dark coloured liquid limestone fade?

Hi, We are in the pain staking process of deciding on liquid limestone, exposed aggregate concrete and paving for an area of approx 100 sq m (not driveway or around…

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dleesteere
May 22, 2016 10:25 am
hevmal
hevmal
19 May 2016

reccomendations - exposed agg/liquid limestone

reccomendations - exposed agg/liquid limestone

hi everyone, i am building a new home with HGWA and need the sides of the house sorted for when we move in as they are only paving the alfresco and the driveway - can…

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hevmal
May 19, 2016 11:24 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
15 May 2016

Concreter for Melbourne builds

Concreter for Melbourne builds

Thanks Simmi, I'll need someone in about a year so this is great. Will definitely give Mark a call then.

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PVBuild
May 15, 2016 7:59 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 May 2016

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Some of my thoughts: Most likely the concrete base did not have reinforcement and a compressed road base so it wouldn't take much to crack. The tree roots could have led…

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Adam.M
May 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Liliana
Liliana
12 May 2016

Construction inspectors recommendations? Slab issues? Sydney

Construction inspectors recommendations? Slab issues? Sydney

Hi Bella, I'm in Melbourne so I can't direct you to anyone in Sydney. Have you looked through the Yellow Pages and rung a few of them. Or maybe there is another thread…

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Liliana
May 12, 2016 11:55 am
qebtel
qebtel
6 May 2016

Gold Coast Driveway issues

Gold Coast Driveway issues

Really? I cant understand this. Again, photos are helpful.

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qebtel
May 06, 2016 1:29 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 May 2016

Paving - Adelaide

Paving - Adelaide

Wrong phrase used by me. Sorry. The paving is too high in relation to the DPC. You are most likely in a low rain intensity area. If so and if you concrete, you will need…

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SaveH2O
May 04, 2016 7:48 pm
SaveH2O
Orpheus
Orpheus
27 April 2016

Garage floor sealing

Garage floor sealing
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Wow that's a top notch finish right there! I'm going have to follow yr instructions and do the same for my garage

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Orpheus
Apr 27, 2016 9:48 pm
Orpheus
qebtel
qebtel
25 April 2016

Cost of Concrete and concretor

Cost of Concrete and concretor

Concrete Material cost may be different from contractor to contractor, it also depends on quality of work that you expect from a contractor.

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qebtel
Apr 25, 2016 2:47 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
29 March 2016

Crossover, nbn pit and home drain

Crossover, nbn pit and home drain

We have an NBN pit in the garden between us and our neighbour. originally it was located in the wrong place by NBN co so they relocated it less than a metre at their…

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Beazley77
Mar 29, 2016 11:38 am
Beazley77
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 March 2016

Paver sealer recommendations

Paver sealer recommendations

It's interesting that you find Bluestone to be porous. It's a natural stone that absorbs liquid. I would consider that porous.

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Crazyk
Mar 29, 2016 10:36 am
Crazyk
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
15 March 2016

Paving question

Paving question

What's the going rate for having paving laid? I have my own pavers. Thanks

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StarGirlStar
Mar 15, 2016 9:05 pm
StarGirlStar
qebtel
qebtel
11 March 2016

New Paving Installation (Urgent)

New Paving Installation (Urgent)

The Bahamas are nice to visit at any time of the year.

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qebtel
Mar 11, 2016 12:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March 2016

Dampness around gutter pipe when we put evap cooling on

Dampness around gutter pipe when we put evap cooling on

You should never silicone the adapter. The adapter shown is a 100mm x 50mm x 90mm. The next time anyone reading…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2016 1:38 pm
SaveH2O
KLB
KLB
5 March 2016

How soon can formwork be removed?

How soon can formwork be removed?

Ours was removed same day aswell.

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KLB
Mar 05, 2016 7:53 am
KLB
Tony1980
Tony1980
3 March 2016

query about extension concrete floor

query about extension concrete floor

Your slab is Non-Compliant to make it compliant you will need to pull it up and redo it as per the NCC..or have it certified as equivalent or better by a Structural…

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Tony1980
Mar 03, 2016 5:02 pm
saintlypaul
saintlypaul
1 March 2016

Patio Deck Extension ideas and approach

Patio Deck Extension ideas and approach

Hi my query is about extending my existing tiled patio. There are three different layers that I would like to make a consistent height and then tile over. If you look at…

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saintlypaul
Mar 01, 2016 10:03 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 February 2016

How do i know if the concreting is done right?

How do i know if the concreting is done right?

Australian Standards (AS) are level 4a Deemed To Satisfy solutions. They are not alternative solutions. Alternative solutions are level 4b.

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SaveH2O
Feb 27, 2016 2:53 pm
SaveH2O
Rammed Earth Ent
Rammed Earth Ent
26 February 2016

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Hi Abbey, Did you ask Livos your questions? They have a sister company called Anro Floors that Grind & seal floors with Livos products, http://www.anrofloorcare.com.au/

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Rammed Earth Ent
Feb 26, 2016 8:14 am
Rammed Earth Ent
E563
E563
26 February 2016

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Ha! Yes, that maybe would help. I am more after the technical aspects of why you would go one over the other, however here are some details about the house. Bricks - Red…

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E563
Feb 26, 2016 1:03 am
evaw
evaw
21 February 2016

Filling in grasscrete

Filling in grasscrete

Thank you Joynz ans Stewie D. The driveway is not sloping but it gets frequent flooding from the property next door, which sits higher than ours. If we plant, the grass…

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evaw
Feb 21, 2016 12:01 pm
AJW
AJW
14 February 2016

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

You could actually be better off getting a small concrete truck out. You need about 0.3 cubic metres, should be under $300 delivered.

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AJW
Feb 14, 2016 9:56 am
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
4 February 2016

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

Did you do this? A couple of ways it can be done. 1. When the concrete is touch dry, spray it with water, this will lift the top layer off and leave the aggregate…

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jknightsmith
Feb 03, 2016 11:31 pm
Jasol2
Jasol2
28 January 2016

Liquid limestone diy

Liquid limestone diy

Hey gents, just wondering if anyone has the mix for making liquid limestone, I'm not having much finding it anywhere. Cheers

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Jasol2
Jan 28, 2016 7:18 am
Love to Build
Love to Build
22 January 2016

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Hi All, Does any one have an idea of the price of waffle slab for a house on flat ground 109sqm plus 44sqm garage ? Any recommendation for a good reliable…

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Love to Build
Jan 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Love to Build


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