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ring09
ring09
17 August 2010

driveway sealing

driveway sealing

Priti, you dont say where you are but there is a good concrete supplier in Epping, Australian Slatecrete suppliers, I think it's Yale Drive, off Coppers St, they sell all…

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ring09
Aug 17, 2010 12:21 pm
ring09
xanthrope
xanthrope
17 August 2010

Ideas for fixing broken concrete driveway

Ideas for fixing broken concrete driveway

Old fashioned driveways can actually look quit charming if maintained well. They look better than the run-of-the-mill plain concrete driveways you see people building…

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xanthrope
Aug 17, 2010 5:14 pm
xanthrope

Thanks for your comments Jacaranda. Heres a photo of the house now we've done limestone paving on front verandah and the driveways been paved. Next project is putting…

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SharonC
Aug 21, 2010 1:31 am
cmooring
cmooring
27 August 2010

Has anyone used these particular Pavers?

Has anyone used these particular Pavers?

We have paved around a pool area and under our patio with…

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cmooring
Aug 27, 2010 1:22 am
cmooring
davinci
davinci
28 August 2010

Exposed Aggregate Recommendations!

Exposed Aggregate Recommendations!

call mentone premix they have a list of installers in your area

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davinci
Aug 28, 2010 7:01 pm
davinci
Adam.M
Adam.M
6 September 2010

DIY Q: block paving driveway

DIY Q: block paving driveway

dreamhouse, paving a driveway with little fall is what you want to ensure a good drainage. There are heaps of guides out there to help which include Boral's website and…

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Adam.M
Sep 06, 2010 10:47 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 September 2010

Show me your AGGREGATE driveway

Show me your AGGREGATE driveway
1, 2

If less than 40 sq mtrs about $120 sq mtr plus site works. Depending on colour and aggregate mix.

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onc_artisan
Sep 06, 2010 4:43 pm
onc_artisan
newlek
newlek
6 September 2010

Paving or Decking

Paving or Decking

Thanks for the responses. I think going to look at some displays is a great idea. I've seen some pics of display homes with what looks like tiled patios which look good…

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newlek
Sep 06, 2010 11:13 pm
SherWin
SherWin
12 September 2010

Bored Concrete Piers

Bored Concrete Piers

Thank you everyone for your responses ..... they all have been very interesting and helpful ...... will definitely be following this through with the builder. Just as a…

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SherWin
Sep 12, 2010 12:58 pm
bicko123
bicko123
12 September 2010

Front Verandah - concrete quote

Front Verandah - concrete quote

Getting rid of the concrete will be where a big chunk of the costs will be. Labour intensive! can you do it…

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bicko123
Sep 12, 2010 1:36 pm
Poopee
Poopee
12 September 2010

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Thanks davinci & Huggy_B for the posts so far. They've been much help. I also went down to the local boral and the guy suggested laying a 60mm layer of rubble and then…

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Poopee
Sep 12, 2010 1:42 pm
coylum
coylum
12 September 2010

Best patio covering

Best patio covering

We have a suspended outdoor patio in full sun which also forms the roof of the workshop below and must be watertight - it is about 3 x 5M. The support…

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coylum
Sep 12, 2010 5:59 pm
art_r
art_r
15 September 2010

Raft slab

Raft slab

Hi All, Doing a home extension, converting a carport into an internal room. Doing this as an owner builder to save $$ and want to start calling around to get some…

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art_r
Sep 15, 2010 10:32 pm
cmooring
cmooring
17 September 2010

Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?

Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?

Hi All, I am curious about suggestions for concreting over an existing slab. I realise it isn't as good as removing the existing slab and having it relaid, but I can't…

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cmooring
Sep 17, 2010 11:59 pm
cmooring
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 September 2010

advise regarding providing concrete belt around house

advise regarding providing concrete belt around house

Edge 'beams' tend to retain the soil moisture content seasonally. This will reduce cracking, together with all the other things mentioned.(plumbing, falls etc)

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onc_artisan
Sep 19, 2010 11:54 am
onc_artisan
kel
kel
19 September 2010

waffle pod

waffle pod

susd They will replace them with bricks when bricks laying starts. I had the same, and I am told it is supposed to be a decorative feature.

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kel
Sep 19, 2010 5:58 pm
*stew*
*stew*
19 September 2010

Polished concrete driveway?

Polished concrete driveway?

Thanks Onc. The tenants will be out by next weekend so I'll get some pics when it's completely empty. It's prob about 130sqm all up - all open plan... Cheers.

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*stew*
Sep 20, 2010 12:46 am
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rramesh
Sep 20, 2010 1:22 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 September 2010

Exposed Aggregate - Perth

Exposed Aggregate - Perth

Interesting spelling :D They have lots. Some even have display centers

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onc_artisan
Sep 21, 2010 12:54 am
onc_artisan
Aiah
Aiah
22 September 2010

HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added

HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added
1, 2, 3, 4

You get what you pay for, be wary when you are offered a "cheaper" rate for cash. its dodgy. Cheapest quote is usually cheap for a reason, and most deserve what they pay…

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Aiah
Sep 22, 2010 5:34 pm
Aiah
Chuq
Chuq
24 September 2010

Advice on 100m driveway

Advice on 100m driveway

The last 2 houses my parents lived in had 50m driveways.. both times the driveways were redone when they lived there. The most recent was bitumened (this was early 90s). …

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Chuq
Sep 24, 2010 12:52 pm
Chuq
kristofw
kristofw
26 September 2010

Cost of kerbing in Perth/WA ?

Cost of kerbing in Perth/WA ?

I'm considering concrete kerbing for my driveway. What's the resonable cost/m in Perth, WA ? Any gotchas, recommendations, etc? Chris

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kristofw
Sep 26, 2010 12:23 pm
kristofw
xanthrope
xanthrope
28 September 2010

Where to get concrete reinforcing wire?

Where to get concrete reinforcing wire?

Some garden centres that specialize more in soils and rock, do store them.

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xanthrope
Sep 28, 2010 6:44 pm
xanthrope
Jagw
Jagw
2 October 2010

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Hi all. We are in the process of rebuilding, and are bricking in Boral Aspire Coco. We're trying to choose some pavers to go with the brick, but are having a bit of…

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Jagw
Oct 02, 2010 8:58 pm
geo
geo
3 October 2010

Concrete gurus - need your opinions :)

Concrete gurus - need your opinions :)

We have a renovator home which really needs a driveway. We have road base there now as a temporary measure and due to the slope and all the rain we're getting isn't going…

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geo
Oct 03, 2010 4:09 pm
davinci
davinci
4 October 2010

Edge Tiles on Acrylic Pool not sticking

Edge Tiles on Acrylic Pool not sticking

acrylic as in fibreglass? is there a concrete beam around the perimeter of the pool? are the tiles / bullnose on the top of the pool beam (horizontal surface) or on the…

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davinci
Oct 04, 2010 7:06 pm
davinci
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take2
Oct 05, 2010 6:10 pm
take2
cherub
cherub
7 October 2010

grass pavers

grass pavers

Used Grass cell with good results just follow prep work for best results.

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cherub
Oct 07, 2010 7:09 am
talkingdog
talkingdog
7 October 2010

retaining wall advice please

retaining wall advice please

sounding like the issues I will have with the new house I'm building, I want ducted heating, so the back will be cut 800mm and refilled. Anyway. Grey masonary blocks are…

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talkingdog
Oct 07, 2010 7:25 am
cherub
cherub
7 October 2010

Preparing to pave a driveway

Preparing to pave a driveway

Just back fill in lifts as above, would rake in cement with road base on last lift and compact and hose in.

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cherub
Oct 07, 2010 8:03 pm
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cherub
Oct 08, 2010 3:47 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
12 October 2010

Stones loosen on exposed aggregate concrete

Stones loosen on exposed aggregate concrete

I've sent you my email addy... I think I have enough experience to resolve/advise on any concrete finish.

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onc_artisan
Oct 12, 2010 11:05 pm
onc_artisan
MrT49
MrT49
16 October 2010

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

Anyone have experience with asphalt driveways?

My parents house has an asphalt driveway. No problems that I'm aware of. No melting or holes in hot weather. No potholes. It looks great. Been there for about 45…

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MrT49
Oct 16, 2010 2:08 am
bicko123
bicko123
19 October 2010

Powdery Concrete

Powdery Concrete

Thats really strange. - So no rain, - Bright sunny day How hot was it? did they use water to get a finish? using water usually gives a less than perfect looking finish.…

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bicko123
Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm
XT4V
XT4V
20 October 2010

coloured driveway

coloured driveway

g'day all getting ready to do my driveway and looking for some opinions. we were originally going to go exposed aggregate but decided against it as its such a massive…

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XT4V
Oct 20, 2010 9:37 am
Qiao Ru
Qiao Ru
20 October 2010

Concrete Laying Quotes

Concrete Laying Quotes

Hi, Just wondering how much would it cost to lay a concrete around 7m length by 3 metres wide. Which are the recommended companies in Perth? I was thinking about…

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Qiao Ru
Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
dexx
dexx
20 October 2010

reasonable price - poured limestone??

reasonable price - poured limestone??

For such a small area, can you buy bags of premixed liquid limestone? If so, laying it yourself may be an option.

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dexx
Oct 20, 2010 5:35 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 October 2010

Polished concrete question?

Polished concrete question?

Less slippery that a LOT of tiles :wink:

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onc_artisan
Oct 20, 2010 6:12 pm
onc_artisan
Lex
Lex
20 October 2010

exposed aggregate outdoor area - pictures?

exposed aggregate outdoor area - pictures?

Hey onc :D , well, EA is just not my thing - unless it's on a driveway and hopefully done a bit smoother (as you seem to suggest). I get flashbacks of pictures of old EA in…

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Lex
Oct 20, 2010 9:23 pm
Lex
draco76
draco76
21 October 2010

filling for a concrete/paved footpath

filling for a concrete/paved footpath

I am thinking of DIY concreting/paving the area (footpath) around the house but currently, the ground (soil fill ??) is too low (around the same height as the slab, i can…

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draco76
Oct 21, 2010 7:54 pm
gobrien182
gobrien182
21 October 2010

Ag pipe under liquid limestone

Ag pipe under liquid limestone

Yep it is socked, probably 300mm deep at the moment (hopefully this doesnt change too much when it is leveled).

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gobrien182
Oct 21, 2010 11:31 pm
TheOK
TheOK
22 October 2010

Stenciled vs Exposed Aggregate?

Stenciled vs Exposed Aggregate?

Stenciled... YUCK VOTE 1 .. Exposed Aggregate

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TheOK
Oct 22, 2010 6:18 pm
TheOK
Lex
Lex
22 October 2010

Paving, how to stop it moving

Paving, how to stop it moving
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no, much of the sand has been washed down or away I guess, I think it's normal... we did refill it a little while back but it just gets washed…

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Lex
Oct 22, 2010 8:40 pm
Lex
cmooring
cmooring
23 October 2010

Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

We did our own paving and you can easily tell it's not a professional job, but that probably says more about our skill than anything else :) I'm sure we would have been much…

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cmooring
Oct 23, 2010 1:51 am
cmooring
maxpatel
maxpatel
24 October 2010

Pool Render

Pool Render

Hi All Would appreciate any advice. I have removed my old waterline tiles and glue patches. Water line area is due to get rendered, prior to tiler placing tiles. Tiler…

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maxpatel
Oct 24, 2010 7:23 pm
jassy
jassy
24 October 2010

Tiling a concrete patio

Tiling a concrete patio

I'm planning to tile my concrete patio. It is divided into three equal parts by expansion joints and I'm guessing I shouldn't tile over the expansion joints. That's my…

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jassy
Oct 24, 2010 9:45 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
26 October 2010

SE suburbs exposed aggregate quote help needed

SE suburbs exposed aggregate quote help needed

If it were me there is no question I'd go with quote 2. if he is hiring a bobcat to properly level the area plus adding the rock for only $800…

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clueless2009
Oct 26, 2010 3:14 pm
Richo
Richo
28 October 2010

Why so many grey driveways?

Why so many grey driveways?

Dark grey to match all the dark grey roof tiles that seem to be popular at the moment. Don't mind how they look, but think they would absorb a lot of heat in the summer sun!!!

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Richo
Oct 28, 2010 2:52 pm
Richo
Pulpo
Pulpo
29 October 2010

Auspod waffle pods

Auspod waffle pods

No never used these pods. I have used hunter and builda void pods. All similar nothing too fancy, put my foot through a few. What are their prices? If a big place they…

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Pulpo
Oct 29, 2010 7:24 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
31 October 2010

Polished Concrete?

Polished Concrete?

Oh I see, I was wondering what sort of job you'd get for that price! lol

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Rizzo
Oct 31, 2010 4:10 pm

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