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alexp79
alexp79
25 January

Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

Buy a cheap grinder with metal cutting discs. Learn to use it :) But it will be much less cutting if you just buy trench mesh, it is sold in 6 m lengths. Best online…

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alexp79
Jan 25, 2019 12:58 pm
houseinthebay
houseinthebay
29 July 2018

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Hi, I was wondering what broker you used? We are looking at using a broker. Thank you

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houseinthebay
Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
10 June 2018

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

You can always lay down concrete now and have it stenciled when you become more financial, can't help you with operators.

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Carpentacular
Jun 10, 2018 10:03 am
Imogen
Imogen
11 November 2017

Aggregate Spider cracks

Aggregate Spider cracks

Hi I have read your post regarding your fine cracks appearing in your aggregate, I had honed aggregate poured in Aug/September and I am now experiencing the same issue as…

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Imogen
Nov 11, 2017 9:47 pm
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Lakeside Paving
Oct 11, 2017 11:06 pm
Lakeside Paving
ding dong
ding dong
25 September 2017

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

On my plans it has the words; "Add layer of SL72 under top mesh to any tiled areas typical" Why is there a second layer and do I have to do this?

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ding dong
Sep 25, 2017 6:07 am
bluegill
bluegill
22 March 2017

Shed floor partly on a soakwell

Shed floor partly on a soakwell

Hi there I would be glad to have some opinions on whether it is a bad idea to have some of my shed floor partly over a soak well. I was thinking that after being…

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bluegill
Mar 22, 2017 3:49 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
26 February 2017

Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?

Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?

I would most definitely use a . I know it seems like more of a tiling job, but an actual paving contractor will have experience with using…

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lazandjohn
Feb 26, 2017 9:02 am
El17
El17
7 December 2016

Crossover Help

Crossover Help

Bump - I have this exact question! Modified Dream Verona - Dreamstart 10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85632

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El17
Dec 07, 2016 7:37 pm
El17
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Crushed seashells

Crushed seashells

Plenty of nice gravels to use :) Crushed seashells would probably need to be glued down somehow as they would be pretty light i expect.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:36 am
Turtle1
JenBee
JenBee
11 September 2016

Acid stained concrete Perth

Acid stained concrete Perth

Does anyone know a showroom / public place in Perth where I can see examples of acid stained concrete? I want to build a house with it throughout, but I've only ever seen…

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JenBee
Sep 11, 2016 10:51 am
teresa.hsh
teresa.hsh
20 June 2016

Steel or galvanised steel for liquid limestone

Steel or galvanised steel for liquid limestone

Hi, I don't know anything technical about concrete, limestone, steel, rust.... so hope I can have some expert opinion here. We want to have liquid limestone for alfresco…

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teresa.hsh
Jun 20, 2016 2:22 am
teresa.hsh
dleesteere
dleesteere
22 May 2016

Does dark coloured liquid limestone fade?

Does dark coloured liquid limestone fade?

Hi, We are in the pain staking process of deciding on liquid limestone, exposed aggregate concrete and paving for an area of approx 100 sq m (not driveway or around…

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dleesteere
May 22, 2016 10:25 am
Orpheus
Orpheus
27 April 2016

Garage floor sealing

Garage floor sealing
1, 2

Wow that's a top notch finish right there! I'm going have to follow yr instructions and do the same for my garage

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Orpheus
Apr 27, 2016 9:48 pm
Orpheus
StarGirlStar
StarGirlStar
15 March 2016

Paving question

Paving question

What's the going rate for having paving laid? I have my own pavers. Thanks

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StarGirlStar
Mar 15, 2016 9:05 pm
StarGirlStar
Tony1980
Tony1980
3 March 2016

query about extension concrete floor

query about extension concrete floor

Your slab is Non-Compliant to make it compliant you will need to pull it up and redo it as per the NCC..or have it certified as equivalent or better by a Structural…

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Tony1980
Mar 03, 2016 5:02 pm
Rammed Earth Ent
Rammed Earth Ent
26 February 2016

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Hi Abbey, Did you ask Livos your questions? They have a sister company called Anro Floors that Grind & seal floors with Livos products, http://www.anrofloorcare.com.au/

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Rammed Earth Ent
Feb 26, 2016 8:14 am
Rammed Earth Ent
E563
E563
26 February 2016

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Ha! Yes, that maybe would help. I am more after the technical aspects of why you would go one over the other, however here are some details about the house. Bricks - Red…

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E563
Feb 26, 2016 1:03 am
Jasol2
Jasol2
28 January 2016

Liquid limestone diy

Liquid limestone diy

Hey gents, just wondering if anyone has the mix for making liquid limestone, I'm not having much finding it anywhere. Cheers

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Jasol2
Jan 28, 2016 7:18 am
tezzab
tezzab
19 January 2016

Wet curing slab (Ponding)

Wet curing slab (Ponding)
1, 2

Stewie, watch this space :twisted: but at my age and life expectancy, any issues may not surface in time. ::dizzy:: ::hyst:: ::stop::

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tezzab
Jan 19, 2016 3:49 pm
tezzab
Daz_
Daz_
13 January 2016

Extending alfresco - permit required???

Extending alfresco - permit required???

Thanks Qebtel! Thats good to know :-D

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Daz_
Jan 13, 2016 7:13 pm
Daz_
SaberX
SaberX
30 November 2015

Perth - paving recommendations?

Perth - paving recommendations?

I've gotten my builders provisional sum items converted to fixed. Soakwells are coming up close to 5.3k and a third party quote i got previously was around 3.5k plus gst.…

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SaberX
Nov 30, 2015 11:32 am
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trixee
Oct 26, 2015 11:14 pm
trixee
sofia14
sofia14
10 September 2015

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Looking at doing the garage hardstand atm. It seems like the norm that builder doesn't include mesh for the garage grano. Since we are doing the hardstand ourselves due to…

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sofia14
Sep 10, 2015 2:00 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
22 August 2015

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Hi All Has anyone applied acid stain to their floor before? If you have what was the product and what was the result? Or have you had anyone apply the stain for you? We…

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abbeybox
Aug 22, 2015 5:23 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
12 August 2015

Permeable driveway options

Permeable driveway options

Hi All What are some of the permeable driveway options available that don't cost the earth and are relatively low maintenance? I was looking at some of the resins and…

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abbeybox
Aug 12, 2015 9:25 am
toddzilla
toddzilla
21 June 2015

Recommendations - Liquid limestone pathway - WA

Recommendations - Liquid limestone pathway - WA

I used reeds concreting for my pool surround Pool surround is not level with the pool sloping up with a 7metres of step to a wooden deck as well as some small other…

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toddzilla
Jun 21, 2015 1:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
29 May 2015

Need advice for my liquid limestone paving

Need advice for my liquid limestone paving

Traffic area should be 100mm, the same as a driveway. Also there definitely should be a sloped area for rain and water drainage. The rest should be quite even, except…

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Treeseachanger
May 29, 2015 11:35 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
12 May 2015

Concrete sealing question

Concrete sealing question

I was told that sealer can be very hard to remove and residue leaves "dull spots" in the polished finish. So we elected not to seal... Hope the guy was right, he has been…

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Treeseachanger
May 12, 2015 5:05 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 March 2015

paving edge has no room for haunching- what to do?

paving edge has no room for haunching- what to do?

One solution is to stabilise the sand base by mixing about 5% cement in with the sand.

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bashworth
Mar 29, 2015 4:23 pm
bashworth
davinci
davinci
11 March 2015

Help! Staining on aggregate driveway

Help! Staining on aggregate driveway

a few things you can do. 10 : 1 ration bleach applied with a water can, let it soak in and then high pressure clean 10 : 1 hydro acid appliedwith water can, let it soak…

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davinci
Mar 11, 2015 2:49 pm
davinci
chippy
chippy
3 February 2015

Recommended Exposed Aggregate Companies in Perth

Recommended Exposed Aggregate Companies in Perth

Hi Rick One of the best operators I have seen in Perth is Andrew from Prestige Concrete 0405128525. His attention to detail is amazing. He specialises in decorative…

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chippy
Feb 03, 2015 11:35 am
chippy
qebtel
qebtel
30 January 2015

Do I need permission to increase width of driveway?

Do I need permission to increase width of driveway?

Do what you like on your land. The crossover (part of the driveway on the council owned footpath) will be regulated, best to avoid messing with that.

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qebtel
Jan 30, 2015 12:27 pm
CSK2014
CSK2014
22 January 2015

Concrete in Perth

Concrete in Perth

Call Bencrete Concreting bencrete.com.au

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CSK2014
Jan 22, 2015 4:17 pm
sofia14
sofia14
16 January 2015

Paving vs grano hard stand cost

Paving vs grano hard stand cost

Builder normally does grano for garage. But building requirement suggests it to be paved instead. Which one cost more? Paving or grano?

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sofia14
Jan 16, 2015 10:52 am
toddzilla
toddzilla
1 January 2015

LIQUID LIMESTONE PERTH

LIQUID LIMESTONE PERTH

Hi if you haven't found someone I would recommend reeds concreting Honest fair and upfront. But price will be at the top end. But you get what you pay for

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toddzilla
Jan 01, 2015 12:58 am
toddzilla
toddzilla
1 January 2015

Can anyone recommend concreter in Perth?

Can anyone recommend concreter in Perth?

I used reeds concreting to do my limestone round my pool Very happy with the result. His pricing was fair. The thing I really liked was he was great to deal with.…

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toddzilla
Jan 01, 2015 12:57 am
dadsgripe
dadsgripe
24 December 2014

Paving question

Paving question

Thanks Beetaloo. I figured I would have to re-apply, I thought that the initial sweep would be part of the job though. Oh well. You live and learn.

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dadsgripe
Dec 24, 2014 11:48 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November 2014

Paving advice - newbie DIYer

Paving advice - newbie DIYer

No, unfortunately. Your climate would be a challenge I imagine hence you lessening the grassed area.

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2014 6:44 pm
SaveH2O
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

Need help perth - two rocks. Exposed aggregate driveway is a

Need help perth - two rocks. Exposed aggregate driveway is a

I can't remember the specification on slab flatness and whether it applies to driveways but someone can chime in. At the end of the day get it checked and then let the…

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 7:43 am
Crazyk
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

paving or concrete

paving or concrete

What is was meaning with the pavers was the joints can become an issue with weeds and grasses growing in them overtime.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:47 am
Berstan Homes
mgilla
mgilla
25 September 2014

DIY Polished concrete floors

DIY Polished concrete floors

We did a polished concrete floor in a recent contract build. It took roughly 5 days from start to finish and there was something like 13 passes in the process. A couple of…

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mgilla
Sep 25, 2014 7:00 pm
miteq
miteq
15 September 2014

DIY stepping stone problem!

DIY stepping stone problem!

Efflorescence :th: salt :th: ??

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miteq
Sep 15, 2014 12:48 pm
miteq
Beazley77
Beazley77
15 August 2014

Honed concrete interior finish - How it works?

Honed concrete interior finish - How it works?

I'd be keen to know how this went for you too.

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Beazley77
Aug 15, 2014 11:19 pm
Beazley77
Adonis
Adonis
5 August 2014

Pour exp agg driveway or render wall first

Pour exp agg driveway or render wall first

Thanks for the info mgilla! awesome mate!

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Adonis
Aug 05, 2014 8:48 am
Busso girl
Busso girl
27 July 2014

Exposed aggregate driveway in Busselton

Exposed aggregate driveway in Busselton

Hi there Did you end up fjnding anyone or any local prices, we are in BUSSELTON also and wondering about exposed ah prices. Thanks

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Busso girl
Jul 27, 2014 9:28 pm
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
17 July 2014

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anyone got any pics of The original Collection, Natural vistapave pavers? Im using them, but cant find many images on google, and second guessing my choice! I didn't…

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bletchleybuild
Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am
deeps
deeps
7 July 2014

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Ours has been in for 3 years, there's one or two very minor hair line cracks (the house next door was constructed after the limestone went down, and I suspect this had…

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deeps
Jul 07, 2014 6:03 pm
hitman
hitman
4 July 2014

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

If you have old concrete or stained concrete you need to clean and etch it first or your paint will just flake off when you drive on it. Wouldn't hurt to do it on new…

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hitman
Jul 04, 2014 11:52 am
hitman
building-expert
building-expert
11 April 2014

Zero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)

Zero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)

There are several options available in both physical termite barriers and chemical, you will need expert opinion

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building-expert
Apr 11, 2014 1:55 pm
building-expert

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