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Posted: 03 Dec. 2015,06:16 QUOTE

all depends on the barrow run rxbren
5 men did 9m3 last year in 2 hours with a decent run
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,08:04 QUOTE

Quote (rxbren @ 02 Dec. 2015,21:05)
you will be fine to do the formwork yourself make sure you put a few decent sized pins down every meter or so to brace the sides for the weight of the concrete or if you have no pins you could backfill upto the shutter. With 3 people we have managed to do do 4m3 within the mixers 30 minute free time allowance

Don't see much backfill material :;):
Michael it"s like watching someone thread a needle and the urge to take it off them and do it yourself  :)
It is well inside your capabilities but i can see where your coming from. Be nice to see finished slab, well done so far.


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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,08:46 QUOTE

I didn't mean mix it myself I meant I cant shift it myself  and that at the moment is the problem however I may be able to get help at a good price from someone who my wife works withs dad  who is a builder so might do that rather pay for someone's experience with the finishing and learn from them than buger it up  :D
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,13:02 QUOTE

If its for a workshop floor then its worth at least floating it by hand to give a decent surface. Pay a plaster or builder on a day rate to help you pour it and then they can finish it for you. Timings can be a problem this time of year though as laying first thing it may not be ready to trowel til lunch and maybe need another flick as its getting dark, especially if you have a dpc under it, which you should.
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,18:31 QUOTE

^^ if you pour anytime from now till march it needs to be covered overnight at least
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,20:32 QUOTE

ok so the deal is done all being well it will be done next Friday  I know it will need to be covered so whats best to cover it ? :)
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,21:18 QUOTE

...frost mat, hessian, or polythene. You will be buying poleythene anyways for under your slab so might be cheapest way. You'll have to raise it above finished slab and stop it blowing away, or flapping about which could damage the finish. Frost mat can be rolled out over finished slab if gone off enough...about 4.00 in the morning  :laugh:

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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,21:52 QUOTE

you need to start early this time of year michael
8am sharp mate
done by 9 cuppa tea and a sandwich then trowel up at 3 and cover
if you keep the polythene say 150 above you can feel the heat the concrete gives off as it cures
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Posted: 04 Dec. 2015,21:57 QUOTE

yep lorry's coming for 8  and ive got a big roll of polythene
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Posted: 06 Dec. 2015,17:45 QUOTE

im getting there :)  
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Posted: 06 Dec. 2015,21:39 QUOTE

Michael 30 years from now you will be glad you did it right

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Posted: 07 Dec. 2015,11:31 QUOTE

Don't forget to borrow/hire an easy float. Maybe a youngerman, or scaffold board to span the pour for trowelling up. Would love to do that for you if i were closer. Don't over trowel it, time it right and you  should get a decent finish, arris edges also  :;):   :)

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Posted: 07 Dec. 2015,18:43 QUOTE

Silly question, but did you check the formwork was square?

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Posted: 07 Dec. 2015,20:53 QUOTE

yep used a gert big set square :p  and I measured from corner to corner diagonally  :)
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Phew! Good lad!

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Posted: 07 Dec. 2015,23:26 QUOTE

3:4:5 always works well and the diagonals for good measure

we have a 10k rooflight coming monday and if I am out on my steel measurements its going to be corned beef for xmas dinner
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Posted: 10 Dec. 2015,16:52 QUOTE

well tomorrows the big day and there's a 50% chance of rain  im sure it will be ok ......
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Posted: 11 Dec. 2015,06:23 QUOTE

best of luck Michael
you have prepared well so less chance of a balls up
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Posted: 11 Dec. 2015,17:20 QUOTE

lot of rain today :(  just hope its ok under there
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Posted: 11 Dec. 2015,18:02 QUOTE

it will be fine mate
you have done the right thing
is that a tarmac rake i spy on the DPM?
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