It varies with where you want it delivered, how much and if access is good or bad, in other words if you do not want to pay top price you need to describe your needs and barter a little with company.
Would like to give you figures but I am slightly out of date now, it might have changed since, sorry.
Message posted by maggy on 08 August 2008 at 1:05pm - IP Logged
Oh !Mrs D,thought you wanted to mix it yourself! silly me!Sorry I can't tell the price of 'ready mix'but do know that depending on were your property is has a lot to do with price.For instance if we wanted a delivery of ready mix,because there is no easy access to our house,we would have to inform the authorities!the road into the village would have to be closed,the police informed and of course the residents,all that takes time!and then there's the problem of stabilizing the 'tipper'is there enough room for it's 'legs to splay out to make the process safe? As our house in not in an open space all of these obstacles would have to be overcome!but if you don't have any of these things to consider it's just a matter of getting the ready mix delivered,the cost would be greatly reduced
Message posted by nuffstrong on 08 August 2008 at 1:39pm - IP Logged
If access is impossible concrete can be "pumped" to the site within the limits of the machinery & pipe length on the vehicle but it is an expensive operation so the more cubic metres the better in terms of price per metre. I'm sure I've read on here somewhere about that being done on the island.
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 08 August 2008 at 3:11pm - IP Logged
Once again thanks for your replies. We don't have access problems to our house so that isn't an issue. I was interested to find out how much ready mix costs as we have just been charged a large amount for a slab base for our terrace. I appreciate that the cost of steel will be a factor to consider but I still think we will be paying over the odds.
Message posted by baywatcher on 08 August 2008 at 4:55pm - IP Logged
The cost of the steel has rocketed throughout Europe due to the Chinese demand for it, four years ago it was relatively cheap but now the prices change upwards daily.
Message posted by Mrs D on 08 August 2008 at 5:03pm - IP Logged
Yes I know steel is expensive at the moment, I don't know how much more expensive than over here though. Do you have any idea what reinforcing costs in Corfu at the moment?
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 08 August 2008 at 5:12pm - IP Logged
Well as you say you have time on your hands why not hire a mixer and D.I.Y..And if you let me know as to what you re laying ill give you the ingredient's as to how much to but in for the kinda mix you requier..It will work out a far lot cheaper if you wont to take your time with it....
How big is the slap going to be as you will need reinforcement bars to stop cracking..(Depending)Or you can segment each area and run a bead down to stop cracking..(Not sure how the law stands to it in Corfu)
As to the above post steel has hit an all time high..Once you at to pay them to scrap your car now they pay you...The Chinese and Korean markets are buying all the steel as much as they can from the defragments yards....Chris
Message posted by ecotrails on 08 August 2008 at 5:33pm - IP Logged
For laying or building with re-enforced concrete the builders charge per cubic meter, including shuttering, steel and concrete.
Charge for an easy job like a slab with easy access used to bear a year or so ago anything from 200-250 euros/meter cube.
You need to work out how many cubes were layed (easy with a slab) and go from there.
e.g. a slab 10m x 7m x 0.5m thick would be 35 cube, 35 x 200 say = 7000 euros.
Message posted by Mrs D on 08 August 2008 at 5:48pm - IP Logged
That's just the kind of figures I was looking for.There was no shuttering involved just a 75sqm slab.
Message posted by Guest on 08 August 2008 at 7:58pm - IP Logged
Although this isnt the answer you need a bag of cement 2007 was 3 euros paid 7 45 in july and was informed it was the rising fuel costs that had driven the price up..
as it was imported to the island ...
Message posted by Mrs D on 08 August 2008 at 8:26pm - IP Logged
I can see our next few holidays are going to be laying crazy paving. The calories burnt being a labourer for my husband will now doubt allow me to eat lots of lovely greek food and drink many bottles of boutari.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 08 August 2008 at 8:36pm - IP Logged
Mrs D....e.g. a slab 10m x 7m x 0.5m thick would be 35 cube, 35 x 200 say = 7000 euros.
Or it could be easeyer to work out the speed of light..lol..
Where 299-792-458 m/s the speed of light....Simple..lol.. .Chris
Message posted by ecotrails on 08 August 2008 at 9:58pm - IP Logged
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