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  Reply # 741370 8-Jan-2013 08:04 Send private message

Also it's been my experience that a lot of trade companies charge the customer the retail price and keep the profit from them being able to purchase at a lower trade discounted rate.  So you may not have saved much on materials Regs.

Regs: excavating lava rock - 3 days


Well that sounds like fun.

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  Reply # 741578 8-Jan-2013 13:06 Send private message

mattwnz:
Regs:

total labour = 7 days = 56 hours = $2240 (@ $40/hr)



I would expect pro to do it in probably half the time. Also larger pavers could mean a time saving, as less pavers to cut, and less tiles to lay.


the pro's would definitely lay the pavers and prep the base course faster, but I seriously doubt that they could have cut up the lava rock faster than the 3 days :O .... although they might have employed a $20/hr labourer which would have been a cheaper option.

here is a sample of the lava rock fun to be had....


P.s. there was no room to get an excavator in here, that would have been the best option by far!




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