thanks for all this info thermo,your putting my mind at ease mate!
after this im going to post a pic before/after...
and id also be looking for advise on indian sandstone as thats my next wee project. 18sqm,if youd be so kind to give advice?
this is the best pic i have.
also this is the estimate i had been given
but due to unforseen circumstances,im going to try to do it.
I have compiled a quote for the proposed works that we discussed at last weeks site survey, and provided a seperate quote for the fence works and hope that these figures lie within your expected budget.I've attached a couple of images of similar works our company has carried out that you may wish to view, The clients, Ron Stewart of Balerno and George Shand of Dreghorn respectively, are happy to provide references should you wish to contact them. I can these details onto you should you wish to do so?
My company has public liability with Accord Consultancy Ltd, up to the value of £1.5million, covering all staff and work areas throughout the work phases.
The list of proposed works include the following:
1. Uplift existing pavers running parallel to the house and stack along the back fence whilst area for shed is dug out and prepped for laying 12no: (900x600x50mm).
2. Install compacted subbase and 50mm of screeded granite sand.
3. Lay recycled slabs - butt jointed and finished with kiln dried sharp sand.
4. Dig out and remove waste material form new patio and path.
5. Prepare and install compacted subbase(50mm min) type#1 aggregate.
6. Install 18sqm natural stone pavers(mixed sizes). Pointing gaps to be filled with M-joint pre-mixed pointing mix. Gaps to be 12-30mm width.
7. Install 2no: 10.3m long, timber fences along side boundaries. 6' post and slatted timber - to match existing boundary fencing.
8.Rotovate, rake and prepare lawn area one day prior to turf arrival. Landscape rake until evenly graded, ensuring to remove any stones larger than 30mm diameter. Rake in screeded loam compost to act as initial boost feed for turf. Ensure to leave areas of bare/rotovated earth where planting borders are to be positioned.
9. Install 60sqm or turf roll and water-in to aid establishment of turf root system.
Note: Daily watering of turf is essential for succesful turf establishment during the first 14 days. And important that foot traffic is kept to an utter minimum during this period.
10.Tidy site and remove all tools and building waste.
11. Completion of works and succesful handover of site from contractor to client.
Stihl saw and blade
8 ton skip
Total = £463.72
Materials: (Including delivery)
2 tons type#1 aggregate
3 tons granite sand
8 bags ordinary cement
5ltr Plasticizer and Hardener(frost protector)
18 sqm Natural stone pavers(mixed sizes)- Buff colour
25kg Kiln dried silver sand
1no:bulk bag screeded loam soil mix/feed
60 sqm turf roll
Total = £941.66
2 labor hands for handling, preparation of ground works, materials and installation of works.
Estimated time for project 8 days
All Labour will be provided at a rate of £300 per day. So, 8 x 300 = £2400.00
Total = £2400.00
This figure is liable to slight change due to actual number of days required to complete works. Please note this figure will not go up, even if works run beyond projected time. However, say for example, we finish in seven days, then the final figure for time would be lowered to, 7 x 300 = £2100. I use this method in order to provide best value for my clients and make sure clients don't pay more than they should for any works carried out.
Estimated Grand Total
Paving and turf works = (463.72 + 941.66 + 2400.00) = £3805.38
Proposed fence works (2 x 10.3m timber fence)
10no: (100x100x2400mm) timber posts
15bags post-crete post mix
Total = £794.65