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Posted: 15 Aug. 2016,20:26 QUOTE

skip on the road? does it not have a car park?

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Posted: 15 Aug. 2016,20:53 QUOTE

Quote (GB_Groundworks @ 15 Aug. 2016,19:26)
skip on the road? does it not have a car park?

No, oddly enough there is no car park???

The church is flanked by 2 small roads. The smallest of skips would either block of pedestrian walkways and perhaps leave "just" enough road clearance for traffic or flat out block the road.

It's a bugger, it really is. I wouldn't say it's not doable, it's doable, just damn tricky to do without costs going sky high
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Posted: 15 Aug. 2016,21:01 QUOTE

they want it doing they'll pay or be mandated to have it done, work cost what it costs

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Posted: 15 Aug. 2016,21:39 QUOTE

well said my price is my price and that's that :)
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Posted: 17 Aug. 2016,19:54 QUOTE

It's looking like I may get this job.

Damn confounded though as to the logistics of it. I'm leaning towards a path with no edging so that I can at least load truck with spoil, take to dump and load there with scalpings and half the journeys. Something with edging will require 2 trucks which I don't have. Plan is to excavate, level, lay membrane, lay subbase , level and compact and rinse and repeat to a certain stage. Then make up mixes off the truck.

I'm really gonna have to think this through.  

It's looking in excess of 20,000 to do it this way but there is no storage....
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Posted: 17 Aug. 2016,22:03 QUOTE

Dont want to rain on your parade but if its too big walk away, look at the margins and then the risk involved in those margins as you could find yourself bogged down on site for a year

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Posted: 17 Aug. 2016,23:04 QUOTE

Quote (rab1 @ 17 Aug. 2016,21:03)
Dont want to rain on your parade but if its too big walk away, look at the margins and then the risk involved in those margins as you could find yourself bogged down on site for a year

I hear you....
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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,09:30 QUOTE

OK, I'm still figuring it out but I think I can deposit spoil at my own address. I'll have to cover the drive with something that the grab truck won't rip up when picking up.

So....

Break job into 4 parts and do each part to completion so money can keep flowing in quicker and minimise amounts of spoil etcetera that needs to be deposited.

I'm thinking of using rumbled blocks of some description for the edges at 15cm width each side.

Line up 1/4 and get levels
disposal of 12-15 tons to my address (need to cover block paved drive- ply sheet battened together??)
Grab truck picks up
Pick up 1 ton of dry mix on the truck
Edge, edge, edge (calculate edging so turns coincide with the finish of pavers i.e no offsetting at the turns)
Whack in 125mm lime stone in 2 layers
Screeded 50mm bed 4:1 bound mortar
Lay Bradstone textured pavers 300x300mm at 3 then 2 and x2 1/2s per row and so on and so forth
Kiln dried sand to finish

Reckon 150 x 100 = 15000 + 1000 for the ? factor x vat = 19200

+20% for unusual logistical complications = 23040
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3 guys x 2 trucks x1 digger x1 dumper approx 4 weeks weather dependent
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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,16:55 QUOTE

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OK, I'm still figuring it out but I think I can deposit spoil at my own address. I'll have to cover the drive with something that the grab truck won't rip up when picking up.

So....

Break job into 4 parts and do each part to completion so money can keep flowing in quicker and minimise amounts of spoil etcetera that needs to be deposited.

I'm thinking of using rumbled blocks of some description for the edges at 15cm width each side.

Line up 1/4 and get levels
disposal of 12-15 tons to my address (need to cover block paved drive- ply sheet battened together??)
Grab truck picks up
Pick up 1 ton of dry mix on the truck
Edge, edge, edge (calculate edging so turns coincide with the finish of pavers i.e no offsetting at the turns)
Whack in 125mm lime stone in 2 layers
Screeded 50mm bed 4:1 bound mortar
Lay Bradstone textured pavers 300x300mm at 3 then 2 and x2 1/2s per row and so on and so forth
Kiln dried sand to finish

Reckon 150 x 100 = 15000 + 1000 for the ? factor x vat = 19200

+20% for unusual logistical complications = 23040
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3 guys x 2 trucks x1 digger x1 dumper approx 4 weeks weather dependent

Thanks for letting me know your quote, I will go in 100 under yours.
if I get the job, can I borrow your drive? :O


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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,17:51 QUOTE

I thought the same to be honest Dan :D

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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,18:31 QUOTE

Who am I though mmmwhahaha

If you figure it out you can probably go higher cos I don't think 20% is enough...

and good luck to you if you can do it for less
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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,19:56 QUOTE

Crack on. Anyone else will struggle without somewhere to tip the soil, so I think your price reflects this

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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,21:21 QUOTE

make sure you are specific in what you will do and you are including in your quote, the exclusions are really important

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Posted: 20 Aug. 2016,21:55 QUOTE

still working on it.. price is going up...

Factoring in rest areas it's 160m2 ish

70+ trips to the recycling centre with spoil

90 - 100 back with limestone. Obv want to do a return trip with limestone where possible but it wont always be possible.. jesus (excuse pun)
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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,09:08 QUOTE

There has to be an easier way than 150 transit runs pm me the address etc so we can have a look at google maps etc

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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,09:36 QUOTE

Big is not always beautiful, remember that and you won't go far wrong.

It's easy to get carried away wanting the bigger jobs but you've got to look at what you can do/make with smaller jobs and a whole lot less risk and hassle.


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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,09:50 QUOTE

How much cheaper to get concrete pumped in you reckon. Look shit but....

I can't see it being much cheaper as most of this is disposal costs.

I understand what you're saying Dave but this job WILL get me those small jobs. It's also 6 week work for us and if i price it right it wont be 6 weeks of squeaky bum time..
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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,10:22 QUOTE

Get a price from a local contractor for bitmac surfacing. Make sure it is a hardstone 6mm surface course. Pumped concrete will be a pain!

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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,15:25 QUOTE

Damn this is big....

Still working on it. I better get it. There's so much more to it than a 10x15 patio
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Posted: 21 Aug. 2016,17:51 QUOTE

finally hit the enter button. I had a look at the site today and found somewhere. I've stipulated that the quote is based on storage of spoil in that location and it will require the reduction of 2 bay trees.

Still went high on it. It's complicated and full of logistical problems.

We'll see....
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