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Topic # 98644 3-Mar-2012 09:37 Send private message

Hi folks...

We have a small driveway that needs some done up. The top needs to have concrete poured in (it doesn't have any at the moment), the middle section is in good condition (contrete), the bottom concrete needs to be removed and redone (we had to dig up to fix a broken pipe).

Got a four figure high end quote (seriously, almost five figures), and obviously will be looking to get quotes from other people. Any suggestion for someone able to do this in Johnsonville/WLG?







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  Reply # 591538 7-Mar-2012 10:05 Send private message

PCL seem okay: http://www.nzcontractors.co.nz/view_profile.php?profile=131. Did a job with them recently and the concrete drive looks good.

Others I know nothing about:
http://www.wellington-landscaping.co.nz/driveways.php
http://yellow.co.nz/y/Driveways/Contour+Asphalts+Ltd/100265434_670.html  Contour have been around a long time
http://yellow.co.nz/y/Contractors+-+General/Horokiwi+Paving+Limited/13583954_567.html
http://yellow.co.nz/y/Driveways/Rapid+Earthworks/101481260_670.html  Rapid Earthworks are fairly new, but the guy running it has been around a fair while.

Whole lot more here though I'm sure you've already seen that: http://yellow.co.nz/yellow+pages/Driveways/Wellington?cid=_mkwid_sKJ5AEQxh_pcrid_7524812180_kwd_concrete%20driveway%20contractors_mt_b&gclid=CJLpgMuV064CFQMgpAodvDVudg

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  Reply # 591555 7-Mar-2012 10:33 Send private message

We had our concrete driveway which was cracked and broken removed and replaced with tarseal by Contour. They were middle of the road cost wise and we are happy with the work they did. This was around 4/5 year ago. In our case it was a 5 figure sum but also a large area.







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  Reply # 591693 7-Mar-2012 13:04 Send private message

Concrete is around $200 /cubic meter at the (very) high end. So just keep an eye what the builders are charging for it if you think the quote is on the high side.

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  Reply # 591713 7-Mar-2012 13:23 Send private message

chevrolux: Concrete is around $200 /cubic meter at the (very) high end. So just keep an eye what the builders are charging for it if you think the quote is on the high side.


I would definitely check  that figure as I bought some concrete via a large builder in Auckland's account, and it was 295 a cube - yes it had black oxide in it, and 10mm pebble aggregate, but I believe the base concrete was 240 a cube. This was 20mpa.

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  Reply # 591764 7-Mar-2012 14:21 Send private message

Welcome to the Kiwi DIY brigade.

Roll up your sleeves and give it a crack yourself Smile




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  Reply # 591765 7-Mar-2012 14:22 Send private message

Concrete Work

•  Rates for concrete include ready-mixed
concrete, delivery to site, discount, wastage
and loss, handling and placing in position.
6.1      Supply Rates, Retail
Standard Ready-Mixed Concrete, delivered to
site

Description                       Unit                Auck $        Wgtn $        Chch $          Dun $
10 MPa, 19mm aggregate m3
17.5 MPa, 19mm aggregate m3             229.00         216.00         183.00         211.00
20 MPa, 19mm aggregate m3                233.00         222.00         188.00         215.00
25 MPa, 19mm aggregate m3                235.00         232.00         195.00         221.00
20 MPa, blockfill 13mm aggregate m3     252.00         242.00         199.00         235.00

Sometime in 2011 prices.

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  Reply # 591793 7-Mar-2012 15:00 Send private message

Have you got some rough dimensions? I can put you onto a couple of people I have used.

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  Reply # 591888 7-Mar-2012 18:39 Send private message

Im building a fence at the moment and ordered the concrete just last week. Most expensive price was $200 from Firth concrete in palmy. Went to Higgins and it was $180.

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  Reply # 591990 7-Mar-2012 21:18 Send private message

(All prices exclude GST.) In Auckland we paid $6000 for 100 sqm of driveway plus $1000 for steel plus $2000 for a 19 sqm vehicle crossing plus about $1000 to replace about 13m of pavement footpath plus $750 to replace 3m curb (old style curb is expensive, but we moved the driveway and had to reinstate the footpath). We already had some metal on site, and needed minimal bobcat work to finish the levels. If needed, a digger and tipping fees would add a lot to the cost.




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  Reply # 592182 8-Mar-2012 10:12 Send private message

chevrolux: Im building a fence at the moment and ordered the concrete just last week. Most expensive price was $200 from Firth concrete in palmy. Went to Higgins and it was $180.


But is this just the concrete, or the work?

I am looking at having the product and service done.
 




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  Reply # 592260 8-Mar-2012 12:25 Send private message

freitasm:
chevrolux: Im building a fence at the moment and ordered the concrete just last week. Most expensive price was $200 from Firth concrete in palmy. Went to Higgins and it was $180.


But is this just the concrete, or the work?

I am looking at having the product and service done.
 


Yes just the concrete. All I'm saying is check that the builders aren't clipping the ticket on the concrete as they are making plenty off the labour costs.

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  Reply # 592275 8-Mar-2012 12:50 Send private message

chevrolux:
freitasm:
chevrolux: Im building a fence at the moment and ordered the concrete just last week. Most expensive price was $200 from Firth concrete in palmy. Went to Higgins and it was $180.


But is this just the concrete, or the work?

I am looking at having the product and service done.
 


Yes just the concrete. All I'm saying is check that the builders aren't clipping the ticket on the concrete as they are making plenty off the labour costs.


Fence concrete and driveway concrete are totally different. Driveway concrete is typically 20mpa, fencing stuff can be 10 or even lower, hence the price you are quoting is a lot lower. 

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  Reply # 592276 8-Mar-2012 12:50 Send private message

I have a professional concrete guy who lives and works in Johnsonville (as do I) who did my driveway. He did good work, with some cavets, but they're about the color not the structure. He works mostly for the new home builders, he's got a very good reputation. I can give you his contact details, and if you want to have a look at what he did for me PM me and we'll work out a time for you to drop around and have a look. I'm only a few blocks from where you live, give or take.

I suggest you have one tradesman do all the work, not one for preparation and one for the concrete. That's a good general rule too.




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  Reply # 592394 8-Mar-2012 15:20 Send private message

you could try advertising the job on www.builderscrack.co.nz and let the contractors chase you with quotes instead of the other way around :-)




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  Reply # 592398 8-Mar-2012 15:23 Send private message

Concrete guys are some of the worst tradesmen I've found, in terms of responsiveness, communication, everything really. They're in huge demand and they know it. I think I put my job on builders crack, a standard sort of driveway, and got no responses at all.

Concrete generally needs to be done on a nice day, in summer, at least the coloured concrete does. The preparation can be extensive. If the concrete's coloured then a plastic sheet below the concrete's a good idea - I found that one out the hard way.




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