10 Sensible or Slightly Guilty Ways to Spend Your Concrete Budget Leftovers

Okay, so the concrete refinishing/driveway/house renovation is complete and by some miracle, you have some money left over. What on earth are you going to do with it? Be sensible or adopt the You Only Live Once mindset? We have some suggestions…   Pay off the credit card The credit card bill is a whammy Read more about 10 Sensible or Slightly Guilty Ways to Spend Your Concrete Budget Leftovers[…]

Get artsy with rebar and premix concrete

Concrete isn’t exclusively for pavement and driveways. It’s a material that’s useful for many domestic and private uses…like art. Architects are artists with the stuff, as are sculptors. Look at Ai Weiwei. Though grim, he used rebar from the Sichuan earthquake to make both art and a statement about the lives lost. Our suggestions, though, Read more about Get artsy with rebar and premix concrete[…]

Reocrete History Lesson: Famous concrete structures around the world

Concrete and rebar are essential building materials that modern construction can’t go without. We wouldn’t have these amazing monuments otherwise!   The Pantheon, Rome The Romans created some prolific structures that attract tourists by the millions today, including the Pantheon. The temple was finished in the early first century AD by Emperor Hadrian and has Read more about Reocrete History Lesson: Famous concrete structures around the world[…]

Planning a renovation? 5 ways to prevent budget blowout

We’re experienced in construction and have poured a few slabs around new home builds. The apprehension and excitement that comes with renovation can overshadow money matters until it’s too late. You’ll have a lovely home, but can end up with some excess debt you don’t need.     Organise your quotes The builder, the concrete Read more about Planning a renovation? 5 ways to prevent budget blowout[…]

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Concrete delivery, tools and general worksite etiquette

Trades on a worksite can have been on the job for a long time or only just started. But whether it’s the concrete delivery person or a first year apprentice chippie, everyone’s expected to follow the rules and regulations.   Show up on time Clients, colleagues, and the work that’s getting done rely on the Read more about Concrete delivery, tools and general worksite etiquette[…]

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5 questions to ask concrete suppliers

Concrete suppliers do more than supply the materials that hold your home together. They juggle multiple projects, deliveries, and a fleet of trucks that bring you what you need. The Reocrete team does our best to meet customer expectations and answer any questions. Here’s some of the most common, ones that might already be on Read more about 5 questions to ask concrete suppliers[…]

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Tools of the trade for concrete suppliers in Brisbane

Concrete suppliers in Brisbane are valuable to renovation and commercial projects everywhere. You can’t do any building work without it. Concrete suppliers have their own tools as well that are necessary to their work.   Well, the essential tool is the concrete mix itself. This is a blend of cement, aggregate and sand There’s a Read more about Tools of the trade for concrete suppliers in Brisbane[…]

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Budgeting your renovation, from the scope to concrete prices

Concrete prices, the amount of concrete you need, and how you can afford to pay your trades are some of the practicalities that come with renovating. Building and renovation projects are exciting and some people might’ve ‘caught the bug’ after watching the reality shows on TV. Programs like The Block, House Rules and Reno Rumble, Read more about Budgeting your renovation, from the scope to concrete prices[…]

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Setting your plans in concrete

Planning a renovation or building project requires awareness, patience, and materials like concrete and rebar. You’ve met the interior designer to pick out paint colours and beento the furniture shop for a new couch. Getting the practical details right, though, is important.   (Tensile) strength Concrete and rebar –  one won’t exist without the other Read more about Setting your plans in concrete[…]

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Flexibility with concrete

The words ‘concrete’ and ‘flexible’ aren’t two you’d imagine go together. But concrete has a lot of versatility, making it a popular choice in construction, design and even art.   Shape-shifting Wood is all angles and sharp corners. Trades need to use loud machine tools to get the wood the way they want it to Read more about Flexibility with concrete[…]