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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 6:06 pm
davinci
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take2
Oct 05, 2010 5:10 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 6:09 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 6:25 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 7:03 pm
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cherub
Oct 08, 2010 2:47 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 10:05 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 1:08 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 9:13 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 8:37 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 2:30 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 4:35 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 5:12 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 8:23 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 6:54 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 10:31 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 5:18 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 7:40 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 12:51 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 6:23 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 8:45 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 2:14 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 1:52 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 6:24 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 3:10 pm
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 01, 2010 11:05 pm
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 9:54 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 11:09 am
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 03, 2010 11:08 pm
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 9:45 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 2:31 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 7:56 pm
miteq
miteq
8 November 2010

Oh oh!

Oh oh!
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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 8:08 am
miteq
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 3:30 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 3:34 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 5:53 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 10:31 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 3:25 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 1:54 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 9:48 pm
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onc_artisan
Nov 11, 2010 11:56 pm
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 12:06 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 6:04 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 5:26 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 8:10 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 8:16 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 10:01 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 5:41 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 12:25 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 6:27 pm
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