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31st January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a retaining wall

 Steps to build a retaining wall: Know the lay of the land - contact Dial Before You Dig Draft your wall design Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate area and trench Lay and compact road base Lay steel bar grid/mesh and set up wooden forms Pour footing - lay cement and sand mix Screed and level the cement/sand mix Lay first row of bricks Fill first layer of bricks with blue metal aggregate Optional - Install drainage pipe Lay remaining layers of bricks Remove lugs from top layer Install caps Allow everything to dry

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7th August 2019

How much should you be paying to hire a Tractor?

What are typical 4x2 Tractor Hire Rates? 4x2 Tractor Hire Rates 4x2 Tractor (25-60 hp) dry hire rate: $40 - $52 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (25-60 hp) wet hire rate: $64 - $76 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (61-120 hp) dry hire rate: $58 - $68 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (61-120 hp) wet hire rate: $82 - $88 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (121-180 hp) dry hire rate: $72 - $80 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (121-180 hp) wet hire rate: $96 - $105 + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (180+ hp) dry hire rate: $115 Upwards + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor (180+ hp) wet hire rate: $135 Upwards + GST Per Hour 4x2 Tractor Hire Rates can vary significantly based on a range of varying factors, but most notably, horsepower. When looking at tractor hire rates, it is essential to understand the requirements of your project and hire machines best suited to the job at hand. Given the range of 4x2 Tractors available, it can be quite easy to hire a machine that performs above or below expectations, so understanding specific requirements is a great way to reduce tractor hire rates and unnecessary fees. While wet hire rates have been provided as a guide, 4x2 tractors are very rarely hired with a skilled laborer given the lack of significant qualification required for operation.

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6th February 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a shed

Steps to build a shed: Know the lay of the land Draft your up your plans Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate the slab hole Install wooden forms around excavated slab hole Pour basecourse and compact it Add in layer of sand Lay a sheet of polythene Lay reinforcing mesh Pour and cure concrete (one of the hardest and most tedious steps) Organise shed frame Install and secure shed frame (fasten/fix to slab) Install shelving, furniture, and decor

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