Is £200 for a concrete bike shed base ok or should I try to DIY it?
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
Spreading concrete and getting it flat takes skill. You have to pour and spread it in one before it dries.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Getting anyone to do anything for less than £200 a day is usually difficult, so with materials thrown in that is a good price.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
you neglect to till us how large this base will be, mate.
- boy boyLv 72 months ago
its cheap if done right ..to form a base ..excavate to an area that is 150mm wider all round than shed ..you always have a spread on a footing ..you need at least 100mm 4" of hardcore ..belt and braces you would blind it and lay membrane ..shutter it ..steel mesh then concrete ..a base say 7x7 is 49 sq ft ..divide by 3=circa 12 cubic ft ..more than 1/3rd metre ..then you have to remove excavated soil ...im a builder ..would not do it for £500 ..+vat
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- EdwenaLv 72 months ago
Concrete and DIY is essentially incompatible with the exception of filling holes and making flower pots with bagged concrete mix. The reinforcing alone places it outside of DIY, much less the mixing, placing and finishing concrete is too much for DIY. It takes a crew.
- CBLv 72 months ago
Do the math, size and depth of base = amount of concrete.
Number of 2xN boards required for form
Rebar or wire mesh required to strengthen concrete.
In the USA you can build the form and have it ready for a concrete truck to deliver, however the concrete is very expensive for the 1st yard but get much cheaper the more yards you uses. If the size is small enough just mix from bags of concrete in a wheel barrow or rent a cement mixer.