Guide price for laying concrete slab? Keith!??

Discussion in 'Time Out' started by thekitchendesigner, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. thekitchendesigner

    thekitchendesigner UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Just need a rough price, say per sq/m, for laying concrete to sit a building on (like portakabin)

    There is a very old slab there, but its broken in places and isnt level, so really need to just level it off with new concrete.

    Can anyone give a guide price for doing this in an are approx 11m x 6m??

    Cheers
    Posted: Jul 29, 2007 By: thekitchendesigner Member since: Dec 5, 2005
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  2. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    100mm slab across 66m2 = 7m3 of concrete = £600 + VAT poured from a lorry.

    + labour and shuttering, odds and sods of materials = roughly dufly £1,100.00 + VAT

    Got a piccy, it is the access for the concrete lorry that will determine the price, if you can't get a concrete lorry close enough to pour, within 4m of site, then costs are going through the roof.
    Posted: Jul 29, 2007 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  3. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thinking about this it is common practice to just do four concrete pads, one for each corner for a portacabin, no need for a full slab.

    Can you not work out a beam arrangement using timber and the principle of pad stones and beams for the load??
    Posted: Jul 29, 2007 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  4. thekitchendesigner

    thekitchendesigner UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yeah you might be right there. its a portable building but used a portakabin as an example, but yes they do sit on pads which will be much cheaper and easier!!
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: thekitchendesigner Member since: Dec 5, 2005
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  5. bwglaw

    bwglaw UKBF Regular Free Member

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    what about buying ex-railway sleepers?
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: bwglaw Member since: Apr 8, 2005
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  6. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    People think used railway sleepers are cheap, big lump of timber for about £20.00.

    But you need at least 8 strong blokes to pick one up and move it.
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  7. Short Time Stationery

    Short Time Stationery UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Or a couple of teaboys....:D
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: Short Time Stationery Member since: Mar 5, 2007
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  8. bwglaw

    bwglaw UKBF Regular Free Member

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    The amount of 'oo' in you Keith this should not be a problem!
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: bwglaw Member since: Apr 8, 2005
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  9. estwig

    estwig UKBF Regular Free Member

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    LOL

    I eat 'em for breakfast!!
    ;)
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  10. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Regular Full Member

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    You are paying your people too much Keith, if 2 of our lads can't manage a sleeper they are whipped, flogged and sent packing.

    Cheaper option rather than using wooden sleepers are the concrete sleepers bit of a pig to move, takes 4 landscapers or at least 30 builders if Keiths estimates are anything to go by, cost £1 per sleeper.;)
    Posted: Jul 30, 2007 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  11. Cypriot

    Cypriot UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi There
    i have a land 50sqm2 each floor. and what i want to do is to get the slab frame up for all the floors and get done the only roof on than i can do the rest slowly as i got money is this possible ? some saying this will cost about £400.000 pound but cant see there is no way it could be that much ... only materials should only cost around £30.000 i guess maximum ... if a 66sqm2 110mm slab costing around £600+VAT than how much would cost to have the whole frame up with only the windows and roof ?
    Posted: Apr 5, 2011 By: Cypriot Member since: Aug 21, 2010
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  12. Guest

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    we have one under each arm
    Posted: Apr 5, 2011 By: Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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