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Rory
Rory
29 March 2012

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?
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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 11:24 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 5:21 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 10:03 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 18, 2012 12:29 am
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 8:56 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 8:12 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 7:50 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 6:44 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 9:18 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 1:41 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 23, 2012 12:20 am

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

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Carolleigh
Feb 22, 2012 2:27 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 8:31 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 8:58 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 3:29 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 4:02 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 9:32 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 9:15 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 9:43 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 4:49 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 2:17 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 2:25 am
Tome
Eastern Decks
Eastern Decks
17 January 2012

paver - geelong region

paver - geelong region

G'day mate, Jarrod Trevanion is the guys name. He lives in Geelong, I dont have his number on me but his email is jaytrev@hotmail.com. His business is called black and…

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Eastern Decks
Jan 17, 2012 1:15 am

Ok all done :) I can say that I'm 95% happy with it.. there are a few parts that are lighter than the rest but generally it is cohesive.…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 01, 2012 7:26 pm
Victoria_g06
bashworth
bashworth
29 December 2011

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

I would get the builder to do the driveway so you have got clean access to the house as soon as you have the keys. The other paths you can do later. Sorry I can't help…

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bashworth
Dec 29, 2011 7:52 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
20 December 2011

The effects of constant water on concrete and mortar

The effects of constant water on concrete and mortar

Water doesn't have any effect on cement so there shouldn't be a rush to do something. If you can't drain the water away I suppose you could make a sump and put a small…

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bashworth
Dec 20, 2011 6:06 am
bashworth

Thanks Pulpo. Aggregate I mean exposed aggregate. We just want to make sure these cracks aren't going to get any worse. Some of the edges are very brittle and…

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Rizzo
Dec 18, 2011 4:21 pm
Safetyswitch
Safetyswitch
14 December 2011

Rendering concrete floor

Rendering concrete floor

Try BondCrete mixed with fresh cement. You can also add oxide colour to get a coloured finish...

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Safetyswitch
Dec 14, 2011 9:16 am
HouseFenster
HouseFenster
8 December 2011

Marble on concrete???

Marble on concrete???

Concrete will work, just make sure you don't have any air pockets under the marble. If the concrete is flat but falling away thin set concrete might be better to "glue"…

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HouseFenster
Dec 08, 2011 7:53 am
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
5 December 2011

Concreter recommendations for Sydneys North (Hornsby)

Concreter recommendations for Sydneys North (Hornsby)

I am now doing the same. Just wondering if you got any pms in reply? I am in Carlingford.

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KTKTKT
Dec 05, 2011 6:20 pm
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

Water seepage through concrete (still going!)

Water seepage through concrete (still going!)

Im just having a stab in the dark here but do you have a mains water supply pipe running anywhere near the driveways leaking expansion joint?

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Tome
Dec 04, 2011 1:20 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

New concrete driveway on top of old concrete driveway

New concrete driveway on top of old concrete driveway

Whats the difference in the quote with or without the removal of the existing concrete? maybe a good idea to remove the existing concrete your self and save $$$ Why are…

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Tome
Dec 04, 2011 12:43 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

Is this acceptable or common practice

Is this acceptable or common practice

Every expansion joints I have seen have been straight but I cant think of any reason why they should be straight, looks good to me, I agree with onc_artisan.

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Tome
Dec 04, 2011 12:31 am
Tome
bashworth
bashworth
1 December 2011

Dowel Joints in Concrete Path

Dowel Joints in Concrete Path

Have a read of the following document its got loads of good information http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... veways.pdf

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bashworth
Dec 01, 2011 11:44 am
bashworth
avion
avion
24 November 2011

Advice Needed On My First Paving Job

Advice Needed On My First Paving Job

Many of the paver manufactures have DIY guides and quantity calculators on their websites. here's an example with both: http://www.boral.com.au/brochures/order ... st=0&scr=1

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avion
Nov 24, 2011 9:26 am
avion
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
23 November 2011

Recommend me a good concreter

Recommend me a good concreter

No one?? That's hard to believe.. are they all that bad?

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NEWLYWEDS
Nov 23, 2011 10:17 am
concadores
concadores
21 November 2011

polished conc! how to tell if your gettin your$ worth

polished conc! how to tell if your gettin your$ worth

a few little tips for those of you considering polished conc 1. take the time visit jobs in your surrounding area 2. photos on the net may look good from certain angles…

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concadores
Nov 21, 2011 4:55 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 November 2011

New slap height vs weep holes

New slap height vs weep holes

True that is preferable. But if we were setting a bifold door to…

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ECOECO
Nov 21, 2011 10:32 am
ECOECO
northernperthreno
northernperthreno
11 November 2011

Potential Slad issue found in bathroom during reno

Potential Slad issue found in bathroom during reno

Hey, Many thanks will do more investigations. Yes bath coming our and full shower going in plus wall mount vanity etc so plumbing changes so looking at pulling the crap…

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northernperthreno
Nov 11, 2011 9:03 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
9 November 2011

Slab Movement

Slab Movement

Is it a serious problem? Do I still need buy this house? How much does it cost to repair this. I thought your questions would be best…

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Uncle Arfur
Nov 09, 2011 2:13 pm
MarkJones
MarkJones
5 November 2011

core drilling questions

core drilling questions

Was hoping someone could advise about a few questions I have regarding concrete core drilling. I need to install a balustrade along the edge of a concrete slab,slab edge…

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MarkJones
Nov 05, 2011 6:51 pm
Aiah
Aiah
5 November 2011

2 pour slab

2 pour slab

looks pretty good to me. dang you got some retaining to do!

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Aiah
Nov 05, 2011 6:34 pm
Aiah
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thebigbuild
Nov 03, 2011 5:50 pm
Lex
Lex
3 November 2011

Different Textures available in Finish?

Different Textures available in Finish?

kyton you are right, the non-machine finish is very hard to sweep etc. Maybe I'd still opt for a machine finish, provided that there are some anti-slip coatings/sealers…

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Lex
Nov 03, 2011 8:11 am
Lex
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
30 October 2011

Paving on Cement Slab area

Paving on Cement Slab area

I had a quote last week for a paved driveway and the recommendation was to first lay a 50mm thick concrete slab then later glue the pavers in place with exterior grade…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 30, 2011 9:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 October 2011

concrete for verandah against house - above damp course

concrete for verandah against house - above damp course

It may also void the builders warranty regarding termite proofing for the slab !!! Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 29, 2011 2:32 pm
Aiah
Aiah
26 October 2011

P Class Slab - what is involved in laying

P Class Slab - what is involved in laying

Ive seen P sites with 100mm polystyrene sheets laid onto the plastic membrane and then the 300mm waffle pods laid on top of them. the slab was completely isolated from the…

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Aiah
Oct 26, 2011 4:10 pm
Aiah
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 October 2011

Can anyone clarify the term "prepare the site" for me? (pic)

Can anyone clarify the term "prepare the site" for me? (pic)

OK I'm a little confused (and by no means an expert on these things) but to answer your original question; if someone said to me they were going…

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chrisandkate
Oct 24, 2011 4:15 pm


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