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Pulpo
Pulpo
2 November 2010

Pouring a concrete slab into an existing home???

Pouring a concrete slab into an existing home???

I have seen concrete poured inside an old house. You could leave bearers and joist assuming the height is not an issue, but I would not. I think the timbers will look…

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Pulpo
Nov 02, 2010 12:05 am
snotlet
snotlet
2 November 2010

Watering cracked slab

Watering cracked slab

Wide enough to put my fingernail through (although the cracks are not that deep) but not a credit card. I have been examining cracks over the last week and they haven't…

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snotlet
Nov 02, 2010 10:54 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 November 2010

Prepping sloped backyard for paving - advice please.

Prepping sloped backyard for paving - advice please.

you can set up a temporary level with timber along the edges of the area you want paved then slide another piece of timber along the top of it like a screed. Just dump a…

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chrisandkate
Nov 03, 2010 12:09 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 November 2010

Achieving black exposed aggregate finish

Achieving black exposed aggregate finish

Thanks for your replies onc_artisan and davinci- some very helpful advice. Ok, if I understood correctly then I need to ensure the…

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onc_artisan
Nov 04, 2010 12:08 am
onc_artisan
kikin
kikin
4 November 2010

Leftover concrete

Leftover concrete

Thank you. I will try it this weekend. Thanks :D

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kikin
Nov 04, 2010 10:45 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
5 November 2010

Liquid Limestone sealant - pls recommend

Liquid Limestone sealant - pls recommend

thanks for the info, will check out the sealer you recommended.

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aLLaNNa1
Nov 05, 2010 3:31 pm
GLLSC
GLLSC
6 November 2010

Slab not parallel to frame

Slab not parallel to frame

Hi Our slab has been laided and the builders have started the frame work. Everything good so far except in the laundry the slab wet area cut out and the frame are not…

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GLLSC
Nov 06, 2010 8:56 pm
miteq
miteq
8 November 2010

Oh oh!

Oh oh!
1, 2

Onc and CC, Can i suggest something that worked for me in the past. Probably depends on the type of sealer i suppose. Anyway I used a paint…

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miteq
Nov 08, 2010 9:08 am
bluedna
bluedna
8 November 2010

Concreter in the West

Concreter in the West

Not sure if this post is still alive, but can someone PM me contact details of recommended concreters (also in the west side)? Thanks. David

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bluedna
Nov 08, 2010 4:30 pm
bluedna
bluedna
8 November 2010

what price to expect for 100m2 job?

what price to expect for 100m2 job?

Not sure if this post is still alive, but can someone PM me contact details of recommended concreters (in the west side)? Thanks. David

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bluedna
Nov 08, 2010 4:34 pm
bombaman
bombaman
8 November 2010

reasonable price for 2nd hand pavers??

reasonable price for 2nd hand pavers??

Nice potted plant always works wonders. Dwarf Fruit trees in a pot are a winner in my books

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bombaman
Nov 08, 2010 6:53 pm
meatpie
meatpie
8 November 2010

Slab not parallel to frame

Slab not parallel to frame

hi GLLSC, i think it is called "frame overhang" tolerance level is 10mm if i am not wrong, you might want to read this

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meatpie
Nov 08, 2010 11:31 pm
rlay1
rlay1
9 November 2010

ICF

ICF

As far as I am concerned ICF is definately the way to go. Just make sure that you also factor in the cost of double glazing and you'll also need to fully render the house…

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rlay1
Nov 09, 2010 4:25 pm
linelefty
linelefty
11 November 2010

Paving: Screed Rails

Paving: Screed Rails

So what max length screeds do you use? 3m?

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linelefty
Nov 11, 2010 2:54 pm
nemisis
nemisis
11 November 2010

Slight surface cracks appear

Slight surface cracks appear

I've had my aggregate down for about 3-4 months now, in about 4 spots there is slight surface crack which you can really only see when you hose the conrete down. Anyway to…

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nemisis
Nov 11, 2010 10:48 pm
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onc_artisan
Nov 12, 2010 12:56 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 November 2010

Exposed Aggregate for driveway

Exposed Aggregate for driveway

Northern Beaches.. So that is in NSW?

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onc_artisan
Nov 12, 2010 1:06 am
onc_artisan
Aiah
Aiah
13 November 2010

Conrete Slab- How much does it cost?

Conrete Slab- How much does it cost?

without seeing the plan and engineers details who can say. ive seen 270 sqm slabs go well over 100k. devil is in the detail.

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Aiah
Nov 13, 2010 7:04 am
Aiah
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
14 November 2010

Concretors have you installed a drive with a convex camber?

Concretors have you installed a drive with a convex camber?

hi , i had this done when i did my driveway. when i had my driveway done , the concreter, put his laser level prom the curb to my garage slab and found it was the same…

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prov1xno1
Nov 14, 2010 6:26 pm
davinci
davinci
15 November 2010

Rough exposed agg

Rough exposed agg

also look at soda blasting it (sand blasting)

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davinci
Nov 15, 2010 9:10 pm
davinci
davinci
davinci
15 November 2010

Coloured concrete- mixed or top layer?

Coloured concrete- mixed or top layer?

oxide in conc will fade so it needs sealing, casting top of conc. with coloured hardener will also fade so it needs sealing. only colourer sealing on plain conc. will need…

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davinci
Nov 15, 2010 9:16 pm
davinci
perthhandyman
perthhandyman
15 November 2010

Pavers for Backyard

Pavers for Backyard

What is the best material floor pavers for the backyard? I don't mind paying extra money for the best.. Brick, Sandstone, Limestone, Glass, Marble, Other?? I am…

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perthhandyman
Nov 15, 2010 11:01 pm
housewash
housewash
16 November 2010

Concreting problem - My rights?

Concreting problem - My rights?

Can you see if reo mesh has been used? Check the side of the slab there may be a bit of it exposed or perhaps shine a tourch into the crack.

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housewash
Nov 16, 2010 6:41 pm
Jenn&Rod
Jenn&Rod
17 November 2010

Concrete slab for my pergola in Hoxton Park any suggestions?

Concrete slab for my pergola in Hoxton Park any suggestions?

It's 25 square meters and need a slab to lay pavers we are in Middleton Grange any suggestions? Thanks.

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Jenn&Rod
Nov 17, 2010 1:25 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
17 November 2010

Can't wait to hire one of these for a paving job

Can't wait to hire one of these for a paving job

Hubby wants one so he can do the rest of the paving out the back - if anyone buys one can we borrow :D

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MrsRose
Nov 17, 2010 7:27 pm
MrsRose
just Erin
just Erin
18 November 2010

Paving base

Paving base

I think we'll be paving on a slab base now after reading this :th: Thanks for the details davinci :D

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just Erin
Nov 18, 2010 3:51 pm
just Erin
slugger95
slugger95
18 November 2010

concrete pump hire

concrete pump hire

PM sent.........

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slugger95
Nov 18, 2010 9:05 pm
Joel_Landscaper
Joel_Landscaper
21 November 2010

Pavers for Backyard

Pavers for Backyard

It is a pretty crazy price. I assum it'd be a bit cheaper in WA, seeings how that where they come from. It'd still be more than the average paver though. Granite is really…

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Joel_Landscaper
Nov 21, 2010 7:35 am
elemist
elemist
22 November 2010

How to remove brick pavers?

How to remove brick pavers?

Should be pretty easy to remove. They only put cement around the edges to hold everything in place, so once you've broken that (should be easy enough with a hammer), you…

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elemist
Nov 22, 2010 3:55 am
scarystuff
scarystuff
23 November 2010

Gravel (and other surfaces) Driveway cost

Gravel (and other surfaces) Driveway cost

Thanks for that. I think we are going gravel for now.

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scarystuff
Nov 23, 2010 2:41 pm
englyn
englyn
24 November 2010

Pavers SA

Pavers SA

Try Gumtree. I just got a whole bunch for free. They're dirty, but could be cleaned, and anyway I don't care - that's my garden bed edging sorted ::lol::

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englyn
Nov 24, 2010 4:42 pm
RobbieC
RobbieC
26 November 2010

Concreting frustrations - Concreter recom in Adelaide?

Concreting frustrations - Concreter recom in Adelaide?

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Back to the drawing board I guess!

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RobbieC
Nov 26, 2010 9:36 am
chippy
chippy
30 November 2010

Tips for getting concrete right

Tips for getting concrete right

What ONC said. He knows. :wink: The one thing I would mention about watering a slab, is that the slab needs to have a constant pool of water on it. Many people think that…

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chippy
Nov 30, 2010 10:47 am
chippy
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 2:25 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 5:57 pm
cmooring
cmooring
6 December 2010

Concrete bench seat

Concrete bench seat

Wow. Beautiful work.

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cmooring
Dec 06, 2010 2:06 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 5:33 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 1:02 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 6:25 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 4:56 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 12:03 pm
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 3:18 pm
Lex
Lex
18 December 2010

Piering

Piering

You could easily calculate the m3 if…

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Lex
Dec 18, 2010 2:49 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 11:22 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 2:22 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 2:45 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 10:46 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 1:02 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 5:00 pm

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