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Reclaimed Cobblestone Carriageway

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Yeahaa, 28 Nov 2018.

  1. Ian H

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    How many Meters did you lay?

    I’ve just been looking at them on e-bay :)
     
  2. Yeahaa

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    Only around 35 squ m , cost me £100 a tonne , delivered as salvage .
    Did real well , saved £1000s here
    Was in fact salvage and probably not as reclaimed would expect
     
  3. KenGMac

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    Suppose the big "trick" will be to find a "source" of reasonable / good condition cobbles?

    My son lives in Glasgow the street adjacent to where he resides is cobbles [or Setts as we call them up here] many of them are in good condition and will lift out easily and cleanly, as seen in a recent installation of new fiber optic cabling

    The firm who have installed the fiber have re-installed the cobbles / setts using "whin dust" which [what up here it is called] it is pulverized Basalt safer than using hot bitumen or its modern equivalent? and cheaper???

    A complete travesity of what at one time was / still is, or should be a professional trade?

    Ken
     
  4. Yeahaa

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    Yes to be able to achieve the standard I wanted , my supplier was very helpful allowing me to return to swap stones etc .
    The big trick is finding people with £400 a squ to spend on a driveway .
    Even the £7M homes few miles from here only have 4 rows of setts to break from the footway and 2 rows around the borders .
    200 m squ drive would be £80k .
    I only have it because I did it diy ?
     
  5. Yeahaa

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    A few machines , a proper set up with help , a supply of" clean" stones guessing it could be done commercially to carraigeway spec for less than £300 a squ .Maybe a lot less , was the figures I was getting , cheaper than the pointing ..
    I know with my old box building team would of murdered it in a fraction of the time .
     
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