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Cost of driveway , garage slab in Brisbane

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by See Change, 2nd Aug, 2015.

  1. See Change

    See Change Timing Lord Premium Member

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    We're looking at a cheapie in Brisbane .

    What it doesn't have is a concrete driveway and a slab in the single garage .

    Driveway is around 15 mtrs , standard single garage .

    Any ideas on how much this would cost ?

    Cliff
     
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  2. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Pic/s would be handy, is it a garage or carport? Be odd if a garage hasn't been slabbed.

    No idea on concrete/labour costs in Bris, I'd suggest getting a few quotes.

    If its just a cheapie and budget consideration;
    Perhaps don't just think total cover, material/labour costs money, two straight lines (etc) to suit wheel tracks with grass, gravel, ground cover in between will cut costs.

    Plenty of gravel type materials available from bulk soil suppliers (like soils-ain't soils etc) can be compacted however there not nice to walk on, end up on/in shoes and flooring inside the house.

    DIY, you could dig out two long trenches, lay some paying sand and 600x600mm concrete slabs.
    (Could also do some nice designs with this but depends on budget)

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  3. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    PS, whatever you do perhaps give consideration to dropping a couple of 40mm pvc pipes across/underneath the drive in-case you need to run some services later, i.e. retic, garden lighting cables etc
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    We paid about $10K for a wide slab that fits three small cars, or two larger cars. That price included the new crossover, a small set of three steps up to the next level.

    Same chap gave us a quote two years ago for about $10K to do a slab and crossover to take two cars. We didn't end up doing it then, but will do so in the future.

    His details are Frank 0418 861 446
     
  5. Handyandy

    Handyandy Well-Known Member

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    All up cost in Sydney is about $90 - $100 Per sq meter. This is where they come in and do everything.