Concrete slab cost

23 Nov 2006
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United Kingdom
I need to have a concrete slab laid in my garden to put a log cabin onto. The garden area is uneven needing a little bit of levelling but this aside what would be a reasonable price to lay the slab onto limestone scalping at 3" deep and the slab at 4" deep please. The slab is approx' 4.1m x 5.3m and involves wheel barrow ready mix about twenty five metres from lorry to site. Thank you for any guides offered.
My location is Suffolk.
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Thank you for replies and information, much appreciated. The digging out aspect is very minimal so I can DIY that, thanks again. :)
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If you're looking to save money then the oversight scalping is pretty easy too....probably about 3-4 ton of scalps should see you good - all you need is a wheel barrow and a rake.

As for the cost of the concrete - a little over 2 cubic metres - if you don't regularly buy concrete then expect to pay c£1-110.00 per metre - may be worth using a volumetric company as you only pay for what you use, so if you are under or over in your estimation it doesn't mater.

The pour could be done in 2 ways

1) Pump - cost c 260 (plus concrete) - be over in about 10 minutes and won;t do yer back in.
2) Get 3 blokes in for half a day to run it and tamp it up. c£400

So Jeds's estimate of 1250 isn't far off if you bring in the scalps and digging.

Good luck
Was in reference to the OP's intention to use Limestone Scalpings for his base. Other bases such as MOT Type 1 may also be used....

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