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(tricky one)Mitering concrete kerbs around a curved driveway

Discussion in 'Building' started by 2019, 28 May 2020.

  1. 2019

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    Need advice on how they get around a curved driveway. It's on a slope and curve's on both sides to the parking area right outside the house.

    It's the bullnose concrete thin curbs getting installed as edging beside 60mm paving blocks. I want to come around the 2 curves with nice mitred cuts instead of just guessing it.

    How do I go about calculating the measurements so I can get the exact cuts.

    Might be a question for a carpenter or a roofer but thought best to put in here as it's a general building question.
     
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    I think I would cut templates out of cardboard.
     
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    It depends if you want all angles to be the same.
    If so, just measure the total angle of the bend, and divide by the number of joints.
    E.g. total angle 180° with 10 joints = each angle 18°

    Otherwise, use one of these adjustable mitres: https://www.manomano.fr/equerre-1236?model_id=6348410&g=1
     
  5. lay it out with 2x1 batten overlapping. that’ll give you the length and angles of each edging .
     
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  7. ^woody^

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    How tight is the curve? Those edgings will look crap on anything but the slightest radius.
     
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