50mm thick concrete slabs in low numbers?

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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Pour a slab?

    carlos
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    Reclamation or salvage yard should have some

    You could try local driveway companies too, they might let you have them cheap instead of putting them in the skip

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    That’s the idea I started with, but then I’m into shuttering and mixer hire and a bit more of an undertaking. I’d rather just put down a sand or dry mix base and whack a few slabs on top.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    cheer carlos, good ideas.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    cheers carlos!

    Premier Icon lowey
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    325 for 20 paving flags!!!! Seen coming mate. Go to travis perkins or Jewsons… You should be able to get them down to £4.50 per flag including the vat top side.

    Sure you didnt get quoted on a decorative flag ? A plain concrete one is all you need.

    gavlp
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    Another suggestion if the reclaim yard or driveway companies is asking some local Garden Landscapers – they may have some left overs from a job they want rid of – or even may be lifting some which can be re-used.

    Alternative to Gumtree is Freegle aka Freecycle. Worth a look. Used to be a Yahoo Group but now much more stand alone.

    Felofagen
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    +1 Lowey – Something seriously wrong if you have to fork out more that £100 (including delivery) – I used local builders merchants

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I need 15 (assuming 45cm x 45cm) for a base for a metal shed.

    £325 for a pack of 20 at Wickes is a bit more than I had in mind, and I don’t want to drive to Sheffield or Hull for the ones that come up on ebay or gumtree.

    Any ideas for a source in or near north London?

    (I don’t fancy lifting them off the pavement either, before you ask!)

    gearfreak
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    Got about 5 or 6 in the back yard if you’re ever close to South Wales. FOC.

    Premier Icon turboferret
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    +1 for freecycle – I wanted some (12 IIRC) for the base of a shed, put up a request, had a response within half an hour, they were in the boot of my car the same day. I did have to carry them up a decent length garden, but they were free and less than 5 miles drive away, so I didn’t complain to vociferously!

    Cheers, Rich

    phil.w
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    I’ve got 20+ you can have for free if you don’t mind collecting from Bath.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Just found out there’s a builders merchants literally around the corner who aelljust what I need in singles, for an OK price. Shed ordere, delivery in 5 weeks 🙁

    Plenty of time to get the base sorted, though!

    tonyplym
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    Could also cast your own paving slabs – reusable slab moulds can be had for about £10 each, then buy bags of premixed concrete from a DIY store.

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