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How much concrete do I need?

Discussion in 'Building' started by ottosump, 8 Jul 2020.

  1. ottosump

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    Hi group, can anyone tell me approximately how much concrete I should order for the planned driveway pictures, please ignore the 2.5m section detailed on the right, that has now been taken out.
    Thank you.. IMG-20200707-WA0004.jpg
     

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  3. matlob

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    Depends how deep but looks to be about 2 cubic meters
     
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    1.5 cube at 100mm thick.
     
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    Really, is that all, I thought it was going to be about 2.5m at 4 inch
     
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    Sounds right I calculated based on 150mm
     
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    Thanks guys, I worked the area out at approx 13.4 square metres
     
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    It's only 1.8 cube if you square off the rectangle i.e. 5.12m x 3.64m x 0.1. Then you have to remove the triangle which brings it down to 1.5 cube.
     
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    Don't "order" an amount, use a barrow mix company and try to find one with a low minimum order amount. 1.5m is barely worth them starting up the lorry for but at least you'll only pay for exactly what you need.
     
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    Ordered 1.5m, used approx 1.2m on the drive, we did bulk it out with old bricks and re-bar though, used what was left over on my own property, luckily I,d shuttered an area of anticipating ordering too much so none wasted. Was £216 delivered and the crete had fibres in it, never used that before.
    Thanks everyone for the advice, much appreciated.
     
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