Concrete and Resurfacing Kingsholme

Major Concrete Installation Complete at Kingsholme

Project Location: Kingsholme
Project Size: 320 / 360qm

Finishing off the resurfacing overlay section of our major installation project at Kingsholme this week.

Find the concrete installation article HERE

After getting in and around the rains to install the concrete last time, we had a lovely week this week to allow long days getting this project completed. We were intending to spray it over 2 days this weekend, but since we have been working basically 7 days a week for a long time now, we decided to spray it all in one massive day yesterday to finish things off and allow for a few days off at least….especially considering rain is again predicted next week (arrrgghh).

Finish overlay completed in Blue Mountain with White and Graphite flecking which was a perfect choice by our client to tonally compliment the existing home colours. We loved the outcome.

Thank you kindly Richard and Ange, it truly was easy and a pleasure doing business with you. Not far from finishing your lovely home now, I bet you can’t wait!. Enjoy.

Grind and concrete resurfacing Oxenford

Patio and Pool Surrounds Concrete Resurfacing Oxenford

Project Location: Oxenford
Project Size: 85sqm

No rest for the wicked this week making the most of the sunny weather and getting completed a full grind back of old product, then followed with our concrete overlay resurfacing throughout.

Natural main colour with Coal lines and White / Coal flecking.

Thank you Phil and Muna. What a wonderful family you all are there and thank you so kindly for your business. All the best for 2021.

Major concrete works at Kingsholme in preparation for resurfacing

Major Concrete Works Kingsholme

Project Location: Kingsholme
Project Size: 320sqm

Getting the first stage of our Kingsholme project finished yesterday with all the concrete finally getting poured after what seems weeks, if not months of damn rain. We ended up with 900mm x 3500mm steppers with 400mm breaks to the front door, then big sweeping bends from roadway to house, then bending around the house to side parking areas, not to mention the pathways as well. Nothing fancy for the finish on this, just tighten up the surface and a quick broom as we’ll be back in 2-3 weeks time to wash off and start our resurfacing process. Stay tuned for stage 2.

Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel

Stamped Concrete Overlay Transformation Arundel

Finally getting a project finished in and around the wet season this year. I’ve made a decision not to whinge too much about the wet weather, but damn it feels nice to get something finally completed.

This is our stamped overlay project at Arundel. Lots of work in resurfacing stamped concrete and to be honest, not many contractors are prepared to take it on, especially not to the level or workmanship we put on in the final results. Not trying to blow our own trumpet here, but I like to give myself a pat on the back after all the hard work we put into this one….even if it is just a single colour with flecks in the end.

Main colour was French Grey, with White and Midnight Blue flecking.

Thanks Neil and Sophie. Like last time, it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you and all the best for the remainder of the year.

Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Stamped concrete resurfacing Arundel
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh

Pastel Stormy Skies at Burleigh Waters

We took a chance and came out on top

It’s such a love hate relationship sometimes in my industry of work, especially this time of year in the rainy season.

First off, this project was such a slog getting her ready to be coated with one of our custom designs. The old stamped concrete has a few layers of colour sealer on there, which needed to be removed before we could even think about any other options. Some contactors like to use sand blasting for this process, but I find it much too messy typically getting all the neighbourhood covered in dust, so we go about it differently, more old fashioned and get stuck into it with the grinders.

We started giving the whole area a good grind down with the floor grinder, then followed by the hand grinder, then finally by the angle grinder making sure we got into all the nook and crannies to make sure our new products would hold properly.

After this, a dirty mix flood coating was applied, then ground back again nice and smooth, completely taking away all visibility of the old stamped pattern, leaving us with a flat surface to work with. A final base coating was applied before dodging around the weather and getting our design sprayed down.

With all of our coatings, not just our custom designs, we are well known for airing on the side of caution with the weather. We always put the money / profit aspect second, making sure we make the right choices for our customers so they get the best possible result from us, doing everything we can not to get rained on during our installations.

This project was roughly about 2 weeks actual working hours, but took us over a month to complete, in and around other work, making sure we made the right choices for the final coatings.

We did take a chance today however, but with rain booked in at 5pm onwards and bright sunny skies, we went like a bat out of hell and got our work done, much to the delight of our client.

This is a version of our Stormy Skies design which over several sit downs, customised the colour toning to suit our customers requirements. We wanted to tone everything back a bit and bring it into a more pastel appeal, but still keeping the the creative aspect of this particular design. If you have a look through our previous work for our Stormy Skies, you’ll see our normal version is very contrasted, more heavily toned and certainly has the fierce aspect of Thor smashing his hammer at the after skies as they erupt into storm. But this version, is more the calm before the storm. More mellow. More tame….but still very cool (if I can say so myself with all my modesty).

I am my harshest critic with everything I do, but I also like to give ourselves a pat on the back when we get it right.

We got this one right. Every piece flowing to intention. Every tone intertwined into each other. Very few mistakes.

I really love what I do.

Thank you McNab family. You’re patience and hospitality was outstanding and it was truly lovely to do business with you.

Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Burleigh
Concrete resurfacing Pimpama

Patio Concrete Resurfacing Pimpama

Working in around the rains

We’ve been bashing our heads against a wall for the last month trying to work on several projects in and around the rains, getting a few of them now ready for finishing. Even though today was no different, out little project here at Pimpama was mostly under cover, so the small showers throughout the afternoon didn’t bother us too much.

I love see how our scheduling goes. We completed a custom sandstone project for a customer around 18 months ago, who in turn got their daughter here to also get us to complete their work. Surprisingly, we were actually kind of on time for this project. Kind of. Maybe a week or so out…but who’s counting.

We finished this project off with French Grey over a Storm Grey offset tile, with White and Storm Grey flecking.

Thanks Amanda and Nick. Hope you like your new patio. Take care.

Concrete resurfacing Pimpama
Concrete resurfacing Pimpama
Concrete resurfacing Pimpama
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera

Concrete Makeover Coomera Waters

Driveway Refurbishment Overlay at Coomera Waters

This one’s pretty cool in regards to time frames and it is so greatly humbling seeing the patience our clients have waiting for our services.

We completed the neighbour to this client approximately 2 years and in turn, had our client here contact us to also have their driveway and externals completed. Our client here got us to price their work in August last year to which we could only supply them basically the last booking that we had left before the Xmas break.

We failed that time frame because the end of last year was just rediculous in regards to work load. Then this year comes around and we’ve had nothing but non stop rain basically for nearly 3 weeks, with only a few sunny days for exception.

In those few sunny days, we ground our asses off and got our coatings completed for a lovely little turn around to side paths and front driveway to a beautiful Coomera Waters home on the canal.

Thank you Corrans, you guys were awesome and we hope good things came to those who waited. Have a brilliant 2021!

Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Standard Design Concrete Resurfacing Coomera
Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Ormeau

Latest Stormy Skies Install

Something I’ve always strived for with our custom designs, is not to fall into the trap of just adding things for the sake of adding things. Some of my early work, has taken inspiration from older contractors like Mick and Rod from CCI and Tuff respectively. They have some really cool work and they were inspiring, but when I looked at their work, I thought it was just overly complicated for the sake of adding more, instead of doing more, with less (if that makes sense). Not taking anything away from their, I really admire their approach to artistic designs.

Take this next photo for example, it was completed by Mick at CCI, to be fair, one of the pioneers in this finishing and I love his work.

 

CCI Sample

But for me, when I look at this, it doesn’t suit my style of artistic creation. It seems complicated and over the top just for the sake of, adding more “things”. I like complicated too, but if you look at my work, my individual design style, is adding complication to each detail, rather than just adding more detail. There is plenty of pictures below for examples after this.

 

Last year we completed for our client here, a full theme you could say in our Stormy Skies flow design. You can find those Articles HERE and HERE.

So we returned this year to install the concrete for the second driveway onto the property, along with resurfacing it and the patio area again, in our Stormy Skies finish.

This really is a design that’s close to my heart. It’s about firstly a solid installation, smooth with just enough even texture to make it non slip. It’s about the grey to mid tone blue back drop of a beautiful sky, with dark blue undertones as mother nature intertwines a beautiful day with a summer storm approaching. Finally finished off by Thor’s hammer beating heavily through the skies causing lighting to crash sporadically, over powering throughout highlights of the chaos behind.

As you can hopefully see, although this design is complicated, it’s not complicated through just adding more substance for the sake of adding other “things”. I take care in each swirl. Making the most out of each trigger pull from the hopper gun. Like a Japanese Sword Smith, everything completed has a reason, being thoughtful to leave enough space for the Midnight Blue blending.

This is my art work. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to display it.

Please enjoy the latest photos and finally, please everyone take a little step back from stress on the lead up to Christmas. Whatever time you get to take off and where ever you end up taking it, enjoy every second of it to the best of your ability.

Life is short and we’re all required to work hard to succeed. But don’t forget yourself in the process. You’re a long time dead.

 

 

Skip Trowel Overlay

Off and Running

Finally. Although we’ve been back for a few weeks now, we’ve had literally the worst kind of weather system for what we do around at the moment. Rain sessions every morning which makes things to wet for us to do anything for most of the remaining day. But we have persisted, as best we can, until Thursday and Friday where the sun returned and we smashed out our first project for 2021. A pretty cool new design style of ours to boot.

We have many custom designs, albeit mostly in the same design style, just tweaked and configured differently, to suit different applications and different clients requirements. We had a chance last year with a lovely customer of ours Len, who wanted something very creative and unique, which allowed us to start fine tuning this new (yet old) design style we’re doing.

You can find that project article HERE

Over the next 12 months, customers pending of course, we will be displaying several variations of this design, in different colours, different patterns, water based stained versions, singular colour version (as we see here), lots of different ideas will come from this.

It’s a skip trowel overlay to replicate a more realistic stone appearance on the surface. It’s a prick to complete and is very time consuming and to be fair, a lot of technical knowledge required to get right…..stating this with as much modesty as I can. It really is an ass.

Photos of the project are below, of course it rained for the photos as well which made it difficult to get some angles due to water pooling, but lots of close ups for a better view.

This first project for 2021, is for a fantastic and amazing couple we have completed several projects previously for, one of them being what Kevin call, “The M1 Highway” (article found HERE).

Thanks so much for your work Graetz family, looking forward to seeing you again in a few weeks for more work.

 

 

Custom stormy skies concrete resurfacing Ormeau

Latest Stormy Skies Install

Something I’ve always strived for with our custom designs, is not to fall into the trap of just adding things for the sake of adding things. Some of my early work, has taken inspiration from older contractors like Mick and Rod from CCI and Tuff respectively. They have some really cool work and they were inspiring, but when I looked at their work, I thought it was just overly complicated for the sake of adding more, instead of doing more, with less (if that makes sense). Not taking anything away from their, I really admire their approach to artistic designs.

Take this next photo for example, it was completed by Mick at CCI, to be fair, one of the pioneers in this finishing and I love his work.

 

CCI Sample

But for me, when I look at this, it doesn’t suit my style of artistic creation. It seems complicated and over the top just for the sake of, adding more “things”. I like complicated too, but if you look at my work, my individual design style, is adding complication to each detail, rather than just adding more detail. There is plenty of pictures below for examples after this.

 

Last year we completed for our client here, a full theme you could say in our Stormy Skies flow design. You can find those Articles HERE and HERE.

So we returned this year to install the concrete for the second driveway onto the property, along with resurfacing it and the patio area again, in our Stormy Skies finish.

This really is a design that’s close to my heart. It’s about firstly a solid installation, smooth with just enough even texture to make it non slip. It’s about the grey to mid tone blue back drop of a beautiful sky, with dark blue undertones as mother nature intertwines a beautiful day with a summer storm approaching. Finally finished off by Thor’s hammer beating heavily through the skies causing lighting to crash sporadically, over powering throughout highlights of the chaos behind.

As you can hopefully see, although this design is complicated, it’s not complicated through just adding more substance for the sake of adding other “things”. I take care in each swirl. Making the most out of each trigger pull from the hopper gun. Like a Japanese Sword Smith, everything completed has a reason, being thoughtful to leave enough space for the Midnight Blue blending.

This is my art work. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to display it.

Please enjoy the latest photos and finally, please everyone take a little step back from stress on the lead up to Christmas. Whatever time you get to take off and where ever you end up taking it, enjoy every second of it to the best of your ability.

Life is short and we’re all required to work hard to succeed. But don’t forget yourself in the process. You’re a long time dead.