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Yellow
Yellow
6 June 2010

Can you please recommend a good Paver around South East Vic

Can you please recommend a good Paver around South East Vic

Hi Can you please recommend a good paver around South East Victoria. Have you used them and please attach photo if you have done one yourself. Thanks

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Yellow
Jun 06, 2010 9:18 pm
camelia
camelia
7 June 2010

concreting a laundry floor

concreting a laundry floor

So no-one's ever waterproofed a concrete floor????? Onc....are you reading this?

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camelia
Jun 07, 2010 12:23 pm
miteq
miteq
9 June 2010

Best sealer for limestone pavers?

Best sealer for limestone pavers?

Hmmmmm...three posts and all promoting Elite Coatings without giving specific information....have you used them and just love them, bought shares or is there something…

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miteq
Jun 09, 2010 8:19 am
ring09
ring09
9 June 2010

name of finish to driveway?

name of finish to driveway?

McKinnon do you mean exposed aggregate!!!

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ring09
Jun 09, 2010 1:01 pm
ring09
lucyshouse
lucyshouse
9 June 2010

Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

Any potential problems with slab pour in cold weather???

I had mine poured at this time last year ... I was worried too since we do drop below zero out here ... but all the info I found seemed to suggest that cold was better for…

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lucyshouse
Jun 09, 2010 7:54 pm
ADVenture
ADVenture
9 June 2010

Prepping before concreting - Advice please?

Prepping before concreting - Advice please?

Hi Ed :) thanks for answering, makes me feel much better about proceeding! Cheers Andrew

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ADVenture
Jun 09, 2010 9:10 pm
Guest
10 June 2010

Concrete pour done 'poorly'

Concrete pour done 'poorly'

let the builder sort it out its his responsibility.

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Guest
Jun 10, 2010 9:05 am
sparkle
sparkle
11 June 2010

Driveway in the Rain

Driveway in the Rain

Hi All Our driveway is getting done today in melbourne, and there is an amount of light rain. Just wanting to know any majoy effects this will have on my driveway, I am…

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sparkle
Jun 11, 2010 2:33 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
13 June 2010

Polished contrete with glass marbles

Polished contrete with glass marbles

Another practice is to substitute some aggregate for tumbled/recycled/coloured glass :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jun 13, 2010 8:28 pm
onc_artisan
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mrs_smith
Jun 13, 2010 10:12 pm
mrs_smith
Bam
Bam
14 June 2010

Need a concreter - SE Melbounre suburbs URGENT!!!

Need a concreter - SE Melbounre suburbs URGENT!!!

Not too sure if Im too late, but PM me if you want some details. I have a guy doing our foundations this week which may be able to help you out, not too sure where he is…

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Bam
Jun 14, 2010 3:27 pm
Bam
Aiah
Aiah
14 June 2010

concrete: machine v hand trowling

concrete: machine v hand trowling

If the shed is big enough for control joints its big enough to want to use a machine, I would be goin for a machine finish. The guy who quoted for hand troweling probably…

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Aiah
Jun 14, 2010 5:04 pm
Aiah
lyno69
lyno69
15 June 2010

Concreting for shed: machine v hand trowling?

Concreting for shed: machine v hand trowling?

Hi all, I need a shed (8x14m) floor concreted. Have got quotes with either hand or machine trowling for a smooth finish, control joints for the machine trowling will be…

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lyno69
Jun 15, 2010 2:05 pm
clubsportie
clubsportie
18 June 2010

Best Pool Paver

Best Pool Paver

The info on resealing every couple of years is incorrect. As long as you use a Penetrating Sealer and i would recommend Waterbased because its safer to use and very DIY…

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clubsportie
Jun 18, 2010 8:54 am
swimpory
swimpory
18 June 2010

Driveway Inspector

Driveway Inspector

Hi everyone, We have recently had an exposed aggregate driveway poured and sealed, however it is highly exposed. To the point where it is very uncomfortable to walk on…

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swimpory
Jun 18, 2010 11:48 pm
Durnania
Durnania
22 June 2010

Concrete - Agg + Normal Sunshine Coast

Concrete - Agg + Normal Sunshine Coast

Hi there We are about to build on the sunshine coast. Could you foward me the contact for the guy who did your driveway? Thanks

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Durnania
Jun 22, 2010 3:37 pm
dreamhome
dreamhome
25 June 2010

How to remove dried driveway sealer on timber garage door?

How to remove dried driveway sealer on timber garage door?

I am more worried since it happens all the time :roll: How often does he need to fix it and how often does it go undetected :th: ::angry::

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dreamhome
Jun 25, 2010 11:06 am
dreamhome
kateypink
kateypink
25 June 2010

Moving crushed rock for Paving

Moving crushed rock for Paving

Anyone know where to hire a dingo cheapest?

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kateypink
Jun 25, 2010 6:41 pm
Nan75
Nan75
25 June 2010

Concrete path slope

Concrete path slope

We built our house in Point cook did 1m paths around the house, but in one place near the garage the path is sloping towards the hot water system near the slab. Do you…

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Nan75
Jun 25, 2010 7:33 pm
JJ305
JJ305
26 June 2010

Cheapest option for driveway

Cheapest option for driveway

We are in the process of getting quotes for our driveway. We are looking at getting plain concrete and then sealing it, is this one of the cheapest options or is there…

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JJ305
Jun 26, 2010 11:53 am
FrankWalker
FrankWalker
26 June 2010

Paving vs concrete. Which one is better?

Paving vs concrete. Which one is better?

In our old house we had 400m of paving half on concrete (150mm + renforcing for the car port and the bit to the shed) and the rest on "road base with cement"…

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FrankWalker
Jun 26, 2010 8:57 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 June 2010

Road base for large paving job

Road base for large paving job

You would need the roadbase as level as possible - its the best way to ensure a flat paving finish. Generally you would have about 50mm of compacted sand above the roadbase.

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Dukekamaya
Jun 28, 2010 7:40 am
Dukekamaya
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
29 June 2010

Bricks or concrete for steps

Bricks or concrete for steps

I'd go concrete, but then again, I'd concrete my whole back yard (or what's left of it) if I had the chance.

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Nathan SteelFab
Jun 29, 2010 2:11 pm
Nathan SteelFab
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 June 2010

Need a driveway in Melton Victoria

Need a driveway in Melton Victoria

a standard colour concrete broom finished for the driveway - about $80 sq mtr... about $65+sq mtr for the slab with a burnished finish.

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onc_artisan
Jun 29, 2010 9:28 pm
onc_artisan
Aiah
Aiah
30 June 2010

How do I know if the concreter will do a good job??

How do I know if the concreter will do a good job??

add up the sqm of the concreteing you need done and divide it by 12.8…

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Aiah
Jun 30, 2010 6:07 pm
Aiah
fantum
fantum
5 July 2010

concrete driveway against house footings

concrete driveway against house footings

Currently our driveway runs against the side of our house. The house is double brick and on footings and stumps. Our block and driveway is on a steep slope. I want to dig…

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fantum
Jul 05, 2010 6:23 pm
2kaders
2kaders
5 July 2010

Any recommendations for Brisbane driveways (esp aggregate)?

Any recommendations for Brisbane driveways (esp aggregate)?

Looking for a good concreter for our driveway and around the house. Northside of Brisbane- any recommendations? Thanks :)

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2kaders
Jul 05, 2010 8:23 pm
clubsportie
clubsportie
7 July 2010

LIMESTONE AND BERGER JET DRY PAVING PAINT? YOUR ADVICE PLS.

LIMESTONE AND BERGER JET DRY PAVING PAINT? YOUR ADVICE PLS.

You should be using a penetrating sealer. They don't crack or peel and will last a lot longer. If you would like more info you can message me.

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clubsportie
Jul 07, 2010 2:39 pm
Stevieg
Stevieg
8 July 2010

Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt Driveway

Hi, Can anyone help with a contractor they could recommend for asphalt driveways? Building in Ringwood East, Melbourne.

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Stevieg
Jul 08, 2010 10:32 pm
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
9 July 2010

cost of paving?

cost of paving?

Hi Sparkles - reading through some of the other threads convinced me to get our paving done onto concrete rather than onto roadbase. Added a bit to the quote but is…

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DAQ3030
Jul 09, 2010 2:21 pm
cherub
cherub
9 July 2010

Who does what and in what order?

Who does what and in what order?

1 Concrete or paving (we're leaning towards coloured concrete or exposed agg) 2 A new retaining wall 3 A pergola 4 Small amount of grass (and…

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cherub
Jul 09, 2010 5:33 pm
tackerbam
tackerbam
10 July 2010

RAK Cermaic Tiles for Outdoor Use

RAK Cermaic Tiles for Outdoor Use

Not quite sure if this is the right thread to post this..... Has anyone used RAK Ceramic tiles for their alfresco or pool surrounds?? http://www.rakceramics.com

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tackerbam
Jul 10, 2010 3:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
10 July 2010

Driveway - concreting

Driveway - concreting

Get a quote - The materials 'should' be listed :wink: If not, ask and apply them to the quote and sign off on it :wink: That is : Concrete mix design ( 20, 25, 32 mpa…

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onc_artisan
Jul 10, 2010 5:06 pm
onc_artisan
reganda
reganda
15 July 2010

boncrete and paint mix

boncrete and paint mix

I have a large amount of exterior paint that I want to use up. Thinking of mixing it with boncrete and use as paving paint. Apparently boncrete is not moisture tolerant…

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reganda
Jul 15, 2010 4:50 am
mayerlogue
mayerlogue
15 July 2010

Need Eureka Tiles

Need Eureka Tiles

We are having our driveway repaired and the concreter accidently cracked a step which is paved with Eureka tiles 110 x 110 cm called "Red Cobble". We need about 80 and we…

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mayerlogue
Jul 15, 2010 7:22 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 July 2010

Liquid limestone over brick paving - too slack ?

Liquid limestone over brick paving - too slack ?

Should be about right. Sika and a few others have sandstone coloured jointing.

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onc_artisan
Jul 16, 2010 9:39 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 July 2010

Exposed Aggregate driveway

Exposed Aggregate driveway

For exposed aggregate you would expect to pay around $100 - 130sq mtr.

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onc_artisan
Jul 21, 2010 9:13 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 July 2010

Boral Factory Outlets Open up in VIC, NSW & QLD!

Boral Factory Outlets Open up in VIC, NSW & QLD!

Hey Csportie, You need to talk to admin to discuss an ad campain. :lol: Why don't you tell us plebs which product(s) you use :wink: ...and the cost you charge :D Maybe a few photos…

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onc_artisan
Jul 23, 2010 5:38 pm
onc_artisan
kateypink
kateypink
26 July 2010

stamped concrete for Alfresco?

stamped concrete for Alfresco?

You could stamp the concrete and if you dont like it put decking over it. In my experience the stamping doesnt cost much more at all.

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kateypink
Jul 26, 2010 9:36 pm
Rory
Rory
28 July 2010

Advice needed - concrete path from house to footpath??

Advice needed - concrete path from house to footpath??

A herb garden down the front path sounds like a nice idea. But if its just a wheelie bin path then keep it practical by being straight and maybe a dwarf hedge to hide it…

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Rory
Jul 28, 2010 7:32 pm
Rory
Rory
Rory
28 July 2010

Stamped Concrete Driveway

Stamped Concrete Driveway

To greatly reduce the slip factor you can go for a light stamp texture. . a seamless stamp with saw cuts fits the bill. In my opinion it looks far better than the usual…

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Rory
Jul 28, 2010 7:51 pm
Rory
Casa2
Casa2
29 July 2010

Terminology question..

Terminology question..

Totally agree that F82 is the way to go. Not because the concrete needs it, but becasue when it's stepped on it doesn't distort. And the concreters will step onit plenty!

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Casa2
Jul 29, 2010 7:14 pm
Axarock systems
Axarock systems
31 July 2010

Bonding stones.

Bonding stones.

Hi there we have a resin that is been made just for this type of job its polyurethane and wont yellow like epoxy ::smile::

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Axarock systems
Jul 31, 2010 10:45 am
kateypink
kateypink
31 July 2010

Step up or excavate??

Step up or excavate??

just bear in mind the highest step you can have is 190mm. You may end up with 2 steps

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kateypink
Jul 31, 2010 9:40 pm
cocopops
cocopops
2 August 2010

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

unfortunately he has already been paid. in hindsight that is exactly what i s/d have done. the building surveyoe passed the inspection based on the builders undertaking…

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cocopops
Aug 02, 2010 8:37 am
cherub
cherub
8 August 2010

sandstone paver thickness

sandstone paver thickness

Would not lay that thickness sandstone on sand base. they would be more for glueing to slab applications. 50 mm would be preferred thickness.

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cherub
Aug 08, 2010 7:56 am


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