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Old 16 January 2010, 16:56   #1
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Default Cost per Sq Meter of block paving (mono blocks) ??

Anyone had this done recently?

Needing 100Sq Mts done just now. I can buy the materials for 20 per sq Mtr but would need to do it myself obviously.

Whats the cost of companies to come in and do it do you know???
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Old 16 January 2010, 17:22   #2
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Needing 100Sq Mts done just now

If it was just done now surely you would know the cost ?
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Old 16 January 2010, 17:25   #3
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Needing 100Sq Mts done just now

If it was just done now surely you would know the cost ?
He is needing it done the now and is asking the price.
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Old 16 January 2010, 18:03   #4
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just ring some companies up and get some quotes. Should get a good price at this time of year.

It used to be about 50 per sq. metre but should be alot cheaper these days.
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Old 17 January 2010, 06:45   #5
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For a decent job ,with a proper 6-8 inch sub-base expect to pay around 75-80 pound per square metre .

Anyone who can drop on it tomorrow for you ,avoid !!

What area are you in ??
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Old 17 January 2010, 08:17   #6
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Always be prepared to wait a few weeks for a decent builder.

At least 6'' of type 1 hard core should go down first, expect between 60 - 90 for a decent job any thing less that 50 per m2 then it's your problem!
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Old 17 January 2010, 12:46   #7
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I would agree with the above rates if you get it for 50 watch out for the caravans.
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Not 100% true ^ it would be stupid to say the most expensive is going to do the best job.

If you can ask the guy what jobs have you done and even go and have a look at his work its best.
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yup we would be around 60-80 per m2
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Old 17 January 2010, 21:17   #10
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If i paid more than 5k for that work i'd be seriously p**sed off.

Over estimating on everything including 3 men taking 4 days with machine hire, if they have their own machine which you would expect with people that are doing driveways for a living it would be less but only a couple of hundred max. With 25% of cost on top i'd be looking at 4k max with a good profit, as a general rule you'd price and add 10%-15%, but then everybody prices different

This obviously would depend where you are based, this is for ooop norf in Yorkshire.

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Old 17 January 2010, 21:45   #11
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The area will be hard standing and ready to put down the sand and lay the blocks on as I am doing the majority of the pre work as I am extending the drive etc etc, so as I say, just arrive start straight away. I was hoping it would be 30-35 a sq meter. If not I will do it myself for 20 a meter plus my time.
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The area will be hard standing and ready to put down the sand and lay the blocks on as I am doing the majority of the pre work as I am extending the drive etc etc, so as I say, just arrive start straight away. I was hoping it would be 30-35 a sq meter. If not I will do it myself for 20 a meter plus my time.
You should be able to do it cheaper than that, because of the amount of discount we get its around 50 per 10m2 of 50mm blocks or 50 per 8m2 for 80mm ones. I would say 2 guys with nothing to do apart from screed sand and lay blocks 1k-2k depending on the cost of your blocks.

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Old 18 January 2010, 17:07   #14
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Just booked the job to be done by Borderways from the Scottish borders.

Approx 4K with all the drains, kerbs etc etc.
I know the companies work is good, so thats the main thing. Price is in the region of what I wanted to pay.

Happy days!

Thanks to you all for the input as it backed up my thoughts to begin with.

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That's a really good price. I've been quoted circa 8k, to include all materials for about the same area.
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Old 29 January 2010, 12:44   #17
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Job complete.

Had to work flat out last weekend getting the base dug out and prepared for the guys starting on Monday past.
Saved a few bob by doing the ground work myself.

Think the result is good.
Monday saw the drains and kerbs put in and Tue, Wed and a half day Thu saw the blocks laid and job completed.

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Should have done it years ago and got rid of that bloomin' gravel!

Total cost, I guess its about 6K by the time I add in machine hire and materials plus the company to lay and supply the blocks.
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did you wait a few days before putting the cars on it so it could settle?
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Nope, its all "whackered" down with a big plate anyway, so cars will not make any impact.
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