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Thread: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

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    Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Need a 750mm x 600mm x 50mm slab fitted for a step.

    I can't seem to find one locally online to buy. I'm sure there are builders yards who would have these in stock to collect.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    A bog standard slab is 600x600. You might need to get a 600x900and cut it down to fit.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    600 x 900 will be your closest, then just cut it, even if you do it yourself with a cheapo angle grinder ( 25 in screw fix ), take your time on the cut, plenty of water and take it nice and slow

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    A bog standard slab is 600x600. You might need to get a 600x900and cut it down to fit.

    beat me too it

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Travis Perkins sell them but say no stock in this area. And I have found a place in Swansea that say they sell them but they are closed today.

    They are out there - This is what I want. https://www.bpsbuildit.co.uk/0001996.html

    There must be a builders yard in Cardiff that sell these.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    What about making a frame and pouring your own?

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    What about making a frame and pouring your own?
    I wish to claim the most useless post of the day but did you know that a frame that you pour concrete in to is called shuttering. 😂

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    That's quite a heavy duty slab, the public don't really buy those, they're used more for public paving. Try leckwith concrete products, they cast all types of sizes, or Whitchurch building supplies, they have a large stock.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wash DC Blue View Post
    What about making a frame and pouring your own?
    That's not a bad shout.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malckent View Post
    I wish to claim the most useless post of the day but did you know that a frame that you pour concrete in to is called shuttering. 😂
    I do now :)

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malckent View Post
    I wish to claim the most useless post of the day but did you know that a frame that you pour concrete in to is called shuttering. 😂
    For a tiny concrete slab? This ain't the Severn bridge!

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Gryphonn concrete products Blackwell manufacture them give them a ring, they can let you know which of their customers stock them

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    I've just realised the pavement in my 'cul de sac' has the same slabs.

    Either the original builders built the step using the same materials or the previous owners nicked a couple.

    My builder has part done the job, putting down the brick base, but he's not come back to do the slab and he's stopped that line of work now.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malckent View Post
    I wish to claim the most useless post of the day but did you know that a frame that you pour concrete in to is called shuttering. ��
    I'd never heard of that. Would you believe I was in B&Q earlier and asked the guy in the building dept if they had such large slabs and while he said no he asked if we had considered building a shutter and filling it in with concrete ourselves. Coincidence or what.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malckent View Post
    I wish to claim the most useless post of the day but did you know that a frame that you pour concrete in to is called shuttering. ��
    When I used to be a Chippie, I built the shuttering for the city hall steps ( on the side of the building ) its of course hidden under nice stone steps, but the concrete was done by me

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    When I used to be a Chippie, I built the shuttering for the city hall steps ( on the side of the building ) its of course hidden under nice stone steps, but the concrete was done by me
    The contractor certainly got their pound of flesh out of you on that job!

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    When I used to be a Chippie, I built the shuttering for the city hall steps ( on the side of the building ) its of course hidden under nice stone steps, but the concrete was done by me
    How did you build it. I think that might be my way forward,

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    YouTube is your friend! There should be lots of videos showing how to shutter, prepare the base, and mix the concrete for a simple step.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    If it's a step, then fix a bit of batten on the face of the step, the riser bit, and drop it down to the thickness required. Do the same on the sides if the step has a fall off. Buy a bit of ply, 10mm and cut down strips at required thickness of concrete, and fix to face of batten. Silicone any gaps where the batten and ply meet as water will flow out onto the paving below. Just get on YouTube Mike, it's a piece of piss.

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    Re: Anyone work with or supply concrete slabs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    I've just realised the pavement in my 'cul de sac' has the same slabs.

    Either the original builders built the step using the same materials or the previous owners nicked a couple.

    My builder has part done the job, putting down the brick base, but he's not come back to do the slab and he's stopped that line of work now.
    can you nick one of the ones from the pavement, and then ring the council to come and replace it

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