concrete base for a garage , diy ?
Nickjb yer spot on with the amount, at 150mm thick 1.5cube if you had it delivered it would cost about £240.00Posted 4 years ago
Then youve got 2 sheets of reinforcing mesh £40.00 and a roll of 2000 grade
Visqueen £25.00 and a couple of sheets of shutter ply £36.00. Then a days labour for 2 men £300.00,
£616.00 + vat £738.00 so at £550.00 thats dirt cheap.SandwichSubscriber
DIY will take 4 to 6 hours for 3 of you, one on the mixer and two working the barrow and mixed muck. Personal experience would recommend that you hire or borrow the largest mixer you can. A barrow mixer will take ages the larger ones produce about 2 barrows of mix per load. Bear in mind the diesel donkey engines are loud so warn the neighbours.Posted 4 years agotonyplymMember
DIY materials for 1.5 cubic m of concrete would be 3 bulk bags of aggregate and 18 bags of cement. Don’t underestimate how much effort this is going to take to mix – there’s over 3 tons of material here, and that’s about 30 mixes in a small Belle-style mixer. 6 minutes per mix would be good going, so 3 hours of non-stop graft.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Pp where do you buy your concrete from, a man with a mask and gun?Posted 4 years ago
Fwiw 1.5m3 wil be four bulk bags at a minimum of £28 each and 20 bags of op, at £3.50 ish. So materials alone are nearly £200. I can get 1.5 delivered on a pay what you lay lorry for that price, and for that it’ll be a better mix and more consistent mix wise.
The lads that have quoted 550 aren’t far wrong and in real terms that isn’t way too cheap.
I can shutter a base like that in 15 mins.
Also if you do decide to go DIY have you “handled” ready mix before? You’ll be paying waiting time on anything over 20 mins for that sort of quantity.
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