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    Concrete floor

    How do builder get their concrete floor smooth and glass like finish?
    Mine are always powdery and coarse.

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    Re: Concrete floor

    If its powdery, sounds like its something wrong with the mix are you mixing by hand or is it ready mix?

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    Re: Concrete floor

    this is our shed floor being power floated, they started pouring at 7am and started floating at about 10pm and finished at about 4am next morning. a very long day and they made it look easy. http://www.collyerdrainage.co.uk/


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    As above, power float. Bet they were knackered after the end of that day!

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    Re: Concrete floor

    What sort of price is it to surply and lay 100 cube of concrete for a shed floor ?.

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    Ball park figure we work with for floor laying, including digging out, hardcore sub-base and 6inch concrete is 30-35 per square meter (of floor area)

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    Re: Concrete floor

    How much is a cub of concrete now adays?

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    Re: Concrete floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullyvernon View Post
    How much is a cub of concrete now adays?
    1 metre x 1 metre x 1 metre. Same as it always was. (Sorry, couldn't resist that )

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    Re: Concrete floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullyvernon View Post
    How much is a cub of concrete now adays?
    about 100 + vat

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    Re: Concrete floor

    Quote Originally Posted by no land farmer View Post
    Ball park figure we work with for floor laying, including digging out, hardcore sub-base and 6inch concrete is 30-35 per square meter (of floor area)
    Does that include labour? Trying to price a job at the moment of 80 sq m in a field
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    Re: Concrete floor

    Quote Originally Posted by diggerjones View Post
    about 100 + vat
    65 or so in NI

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    Re: Concrete floor

    80 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S J H View Post
    Does that include labour? Trying to price a job at the moment of 80 sq m in a field
    Yes, all in price on larger scales jobs, like new building flooring.

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    How long do you wait after pouring till you can powerfloat?

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    Re: Concrete floor

    wait until you can walk on it and hardly leave a mark, last floor i did took at least 24hrs as it was cold my advice would be wait until you think it is ready then wait a while longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by go diego go View Post
    wait until you can walk on it and hardly leave a mark, last floor i did took at least 24hrs as it was cold my advice would be wait until you think it is ready then wait a while longer
    But don't wait to long or it becomes Very hard work!

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