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deeiwhy
deeiwhy
30 November 2010

Loose Stones - Exposed Agg

Loose Stones - Exposed Agg

Yea mate ill grab a photo soon. Its pretty bad and looks terrible. Place has it front and back. Front is loose everywhere, and was not waterproofed so theres a few drips…

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deeiwhy
Nov 30, 2010 1:25 pm
RobbieC
RobbieC
1 December 2010

Concrete or Pave

Concrete or Pave

Hey Double B, did you end up going paving or concrete? As you know we are building with Dechellis and we have a slope like yours on the driveway. We are trying to find…

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RobbieC
Dec 01, 2010 4:57 pm
cmooring
cmooring
6 December 2010

Concrete bench seat

Concrete bench seat

Wow. Beautiful work.

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cmooring
Dec 06, 2010 1:06 pm
cmooring
Dollar
Dollar
8 December 2010

Boral River Pebble Pavers

Boral River Pebble Pavers

I too have no idea in how to go about a paving project. Nice link. Helpful. This is all new. I understand the concept and steps involved but it's a task that could take…

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Dollar
Dec 08, 2010 4:33 am
pink2010
pink2010
10 December 2010

Brick Paving Required

Brick Paving Required

Hi guys Wondering if anyone can recommend any good tradies for brick paving North of the River (Perth) We are needing to get a bit of the driveway over the 6m allowance…

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pink2010
Dec 10, 2010 12:02 am
JJ305
JJ305
12 December 2010

Plain concrete driveway pricing

Plain concrete driveway pricing

We have been getting quotes to get our driveway concreted in plain concrete. We have been quoted around $4400 inc GST. This is for evething…

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JJ305
Dec 12, 2010 5:25 pm
miteq
miteq
13 December 2010

Recommend a good wet look paving sealer

Recommend a good wet look paving sealer

What your asking is something that goes hand in hand unfortunatley. Wet = slippery. (most of the time) We have a non slip option that has been tested to AS/NZ standards.…

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miteq
Dec 13, 2010 3:56 pm
karry327
karry327
14 December 2010

URGENT question! sandstone pavers on concrete slab

URGENT question! sandstone pavers on concrete slab

I would get a rough finish. Tiles can be laid onto concrete in two ways. One is "solid" where the pavers are fixed into the concrete or on a mortar base. The other…

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karry327
Dec 14, 2010 11:03 am
karry327
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
15 December 2010

Improving a FWD-only road

Improving a FWD-only road

by FWD do you mean Front wheel Drive or Four Wheel Drive? If Four 4WD would be much clearer, I had to read your post a few times to figure it out. Now the advice Chech…

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chrisandkate
Dec 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Lex
Lex
18 December 2010

Piering

Piering

You could easily calculate the m3 if…

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Lex
Dec 18, 2010 1:49 pm
Lex
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 December 2010

Concrete bathrooms?

Concrete bathrooms?

Yeh bloody good idea... Low maintenance, easy care hard wearing... I'm sending you a PM

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onc_artisan
Dec 18, 2010 10:22 pm
onc_artisan
mm77
mm77
21 December 2010

Galley 28 with Places Homes

Galley 28 with Places Homes

Thanks c&d You have friendly neighbors. :D My neighbor is a tenant. I manage to get owners contact number and explain to him. still don't want to sign. he returned the…

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mm77
Dec 21, 2010 1:22 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 December 2010

show us your concrete driveways

show us your concrete driveways

Better to work out your needs first. Priority 1 Aesthetics?, non slip?, elevation?, shape?, Then - colours, local soil type, trees, will the area contribute to unwanted…

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onc_artisan
Dec 21, 2010 1:45 pm
onc_artisan
nymphser
nymphser
21 December 2010

Bath Tub

Bath Tub

Are ceramic bath tubs costly. any idea

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nymphser
Dec 21, 2010 9:46 pm
vidura
vidura
22 December 2010

DIY Paving Circle

DIY Paving Circle

Thanks. That was what I…

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vidura
Dec 22, 2010 12:02 pm
jessrs
jessrs
5 January 2011

Concrete Vehicular Crossing in Marrickville Council Area

Concrete Vehicular Crossing in Marrickville Council Area

Hi all, We've been quoted an amount by the council for having a vehicular crossing installed for driveway access from our rear lane (5m wide approximately) and want to…

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jessrs
Jan 05, 2011 4:00 pm
ref_kt
ref_kt
6 January 2011

60mm paver a must for area with car on top, sometimes?

60mm paver a must for area with car on top, sometimes?

My driveway is 50mm, but my cross over is 60mm (with a limestone base) due to council requirements. After 12 months, none of the 50mm have cracked. There was a fair…

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ref_kt
Jan 06, 2011 1:10 pm
ref_kt
manger
manger
7 January 2011

Paving advice

Paving advice

Hello, I need an advice on the correct paving procedure. I have a two years old house which has a slab on fill, class "M". We are on the side of the hill so my right…

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manger
Jan 07, 2011 8:54 am
kexkez
kexkez
8 January 2011

DYO paving a big area

DYO paving a big area

My hubby did ours on the last house we built. It was about 20 years ago. Big area. When we first planned to build here he said he was going to do it but after…

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kexkez
Jan 08, 2011 8:16 pm
kexkez
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 January 2011

Repaving, Concrete, Pebblecrete - Drveway on a budget.

Repaving, Concrete, Pebblecrete - Drveway on a budget.

A few questions 1. What area (location) 2. what shape and area to be placed 3. What finish do you want 4. When do you want it done

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onc_artisan
Jan 09, 2011 10:41 pm
onc_artisan
RedIsotope
RedIsotope
10 January 2011

Weight tolerance of concrete driveway? - Paver delivery

Weight tolerance of concrete driveway? - Paver delivery

take2, yes if the pallet jack (or my muscles) fail, then I guess the fridge trolley will be the way to go. Thanks. :)

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RedIsotope
Jan 09, 2011 11:12 pm
davinci
davinci
11 January 2011

Stain from leaves on sandstone paving

Stain from leaves on sandstone paving

you can also use a 10:1 ratio bleach but dampen the surface first and only do small areas at a time. rinse thoroughly.

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davinci
Jan 11, 2011 2:38 pm
davinci
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
11 January 2011

Liquid Limestone Finishing

Liquid Limestone Finishing

Our LL finish also came out "rough". I was partly annoyned at the installer for not mentioning about the choice of smooth or rough finishing, but i had simply assumed it…

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aLLaNNa1
Jan 11, 2011 6:26 pm
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oze
Jan 12, 2011 8:23 am
oze
balmoral
balmoral
15 January 2011

Covering/replacing old pebblecrete that has cracks in it

Covering/replacing old pebblecrete that has cracks in it

Our front porch & steps (not undercover ) is old pebblecrete with some cracking. Was painted very poorly & now the paint is lifting/peeling. What are our options to cover…

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balmoral
Jan 15, 2011 10:02 am
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nemisis
Jan 16, 2011 6:58 pm
Lex
Lex
17 January 2011

Vapour Wrapping a Concrete Slab to Alleviate Moisture HELP!

Vapour Wrapping a Concrete Slab to Alleviate Moisture HELP!

Sorry, I have no idea, just attaching myself to this thread :wink: as I'd be very interested to hear some comments too. Good questions, BTW!

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Lex
Jan 17, 2011 11:31 am
Lex
tinkster
tinkster
22 January 2011

Exposed/Blasted Aggregate on the feet

Exposed/Blasted Aggregate on the feet

thanks onc, we'll have to see how the budget goes closer to the time :)

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tinkster
Jan 22, 2011 10:00 pm
tinkster
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
26 January 2011

Driveway concretor reference.

Driveway concretor reference.

i had my driveway done in exposed. there are a few driveways done around my area and they all look crap compared to mine. i had mine done by a bloke from ballarat. you…

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prov1xno1
Jan 26, 2011 8:04 am

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Southies
Jan 27, 2011 6:09 am
Southies
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
27 January 2011

Footings next to existing wall

Footings next to existing wall

You will need a feature/contour survey and an engineer will have to design the footings. They will tell you if it can be done or not. You will probably want a re…

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chrisandkate
Jan 27, 2011 11:34 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
27 January 2011

outdoor concrete area

outdoor concrete area

A couple of pictures would help a lot in this situation. You can use a site like photobucket or imageshack to post them. It sounds like because of the slop of the…

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chrisandkate
Jan 27, 2011 11:38 am
Skip-Bins
Skip-Bins
30 January 2011

Removal of broken up concrete slabs

Removal of broken up concrete slabs

Like Rory I find it it surprising that you found a skip bin company that refused to take concrete (but I can think of one reason). First up, I wonder if their questions…

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Skip-Bins
Jan 30, 2011 8:04 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
2 February 2011

extending slab?

extending slab?

Yeah my builder quoted for them but we said we'd get our own. He said it wouldn't be until the end of the build and if we changed our minds it would be the same cost. I…

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chrisandkate
Feb 02, 2011 1:27 pm
karry327
karry327
4 February 2011

Recommended driveway concreter

Recommended driveway concreter

Ooh me too, me too! Can I have the details too please? Thanks :D

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karry327
Feb 04, 2011 12:32 pm
karry327
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 February 2011

porcelain tiles in driveway

porcelain tiles in driveway

Hmmm we have stuck a few down too.... ...so long as the adhesive has a full cover under the tile.

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onc_artisan
Feb 04, 2011 10:06 pm
onc_artisan
Lex
Lex
7 February 2011

Driveway specifications - a bit confusing

Driveway specifications - a bit confusing

Thanks guys, and those links are fabulous. What bothers me is these superficial joints - the text says: if the cracking happens, it should happen along the cut. I don't…

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Lex
Feb 07, 2011 8:51 am
Lex
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2011

Small Concreting Job - Confused Beginner!

Small Concreting Job - Confused Beginner!

as above^^ If you don't dowel the joint you might end up with sand jacking causing the lip TDL is talking about.

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2011 9:13 am
onc_artisan
housewash
housewash
7 February 2011

Landscaper has ruined my pavers. Advice?

Landscaper has ruined my pavers. Advice?

What is the outcome of this? He should not of used chlorine to try and remove the mud stains, it sounds like the acid was not applied evenly, it should be reapplied by…

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housewash
Feb 07, 2011 5:30 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
8 February 2011

concrete form board

concrete form board

Thanks guys for your input will be endeavoring to do as one pour as i know this is best had a quote to shotcrete $380 per metre supply and spray will most likely go down…

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kassan1973
Feb 08, 2011 8:32 pm
Aiah
Aiah
9 February 2011

Concrete - What's reasonable?

Concrete - What's reasonable?

I wouldnt let a project builder handle your driveway. I dont know for sure, but i would say, Masto have subcontracted it out to another company, who has in turn…

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Aiah
Feb 09, 2011 3:13 pm
Aiah
abraham
abraham
9 February 2011

Stamped concreting

Stamped concreting

Hi, I would like to get the drive way, portico stamped concerted, is it a good idea and what are the normal rates per sqm

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abraham
Feb 09, 2011 9:53 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Decking Alternates?

Decking Alternates?

Oh OK. Our Alfresco gets poured after the house is nearly done, so its separate from the house slab completely. You'll have to wait and see what the levels of the…

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 12:14 pm
davinci
davinci
11 February 2011

Pool coping paver - bullnose or standard? (Boral Aspenstone)

Pool coping paver - bullnose or standard? (Boral Aspenstone)

for the price standard boral pavers arnt overly competitive or of a high quality. Maybe look at natural stone like granite in 32 mm thickness or if you like man made…

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davinci
Feb 11, 2011 4:05 pm
davinci
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onc_artisan
Feb 12, 2011 9:52 pm
onc_artisan
Lex
Lex
13 February 2011

Stencil job gone bad?

Stencil job gone bad?

Thanks for the reply jax ... pics now removed as you've explained the process of how that 'scattered' look is achieved. I suppose there would be clients who actually ask…

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Lex
Feb 13, 2011 7:19 pm
Lex
qlarson
qlarson
14 February 2011

Concrete step/stair height?

Concrete step/stair height?

Hello, I have been in the industry for around 15 years and have always done stairs between 175mm an 185mm. 220mm is not even legal. Just be wary of anyone that tells you…

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qlarson
Feb 14, 2011 5:24 pm
Lex
Lex
15 February 2011

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Yep, pretty much, i drew it to scale, specifiying what materials i was going to use (which are available off the council websites)…

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Lex
Feb 14, 2011 11:01 pm
Lex


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