Concrete Resurfacing over Exposed Aggregate Tallai

Concrete Pathway Entry Refurbishment at Tallai

Project Description

Location: Tallai, Qld
Project Size: 30sqm

In and out job this one. We cleaned and patched this job earlier in the week, then returned today to trowel on the first coat over old exposed aggregate, grind that back and finish off the top coats with Blue Mountain main and Natural and Midnight Flecking.

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Concrete Resurfacing over Exposed Aggregate Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing over Exposed Aggregate Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing over Exposed Aggregate Tallai
Concrete Resurfacing over Exposed Aggregate Tallai
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast

Plain Concrete Pathways Installation Pacific Pines

Project Description

Location: Pacific Pines, Qld
Project Size: 42sqm

This one was a tough one. Man we’ve been working hard lately. COVID19. 6 day work schedules. Lots of concrete installations. I fear I’m geting old. Compounded by a labourer turning up stating he had “x” amount experience, which in reality meant “I’ve used a shovel once when playing on the beach”. Fuck sake. Had a gutful. But anyways.

Multiple drain installations through a 1.0m wide x 20Lm rear section between house and retaining wall, placed by pump, 180mm x 180mm stairs at the front end to be hand finished and wiped, all completed with a stipple highlight with only Camilla there to hand me what I needed, when I needed it. Concrete can be a fucking hard mistress some days.

But. It all came up great. Another happy client and hopefully no more water and dirt problems throughout.

Cheers guys and thanks for your patience waiting on us. All the best with the crazy world around us at the moment.

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Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Steps and Drainage Pacific Pines Gold Coast
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate

Weekend Watertank Workshop – Vol 1

Weekend Watertank Workshop - Vol 1

What I’m going to be doing is forcing myself to find time to implement a few of these new design ideas I have been (mentally) working on for quite some time now. We have been non stop busy for many years now and when we do finally get a few days off, the last thing I want to do is go to work again….but….I also love what I do artisically, so at least if I’m spending my free time creating something unique and inspired by my vision of designs, it turns out I really don’t mind at all working on days off.

I’ve litteraly put about a dozen layers of epoxy down in my garage, my patios have been ground back far too many times and my driveway is a wreck that needs a final design put down (I’ll get to that one day). So what I’ve decided to do, is visit my lovely parents up in the mountains and use their water tanks. Old, busted ass tanks that out date me and are probably going to fall over under the weight of the new overlay, but at least they forefront a lovely green hillside behind, making for somewhat decent photos of our new designs that I can put forward to customers, then obviously use their implementation as our proper photos and displays, eventually not needing these initial design photos.

I’ve named these “Weekend Watertank Workshops”. Please excuse the shitty looking tank lid along with the several cus words throughout my articles as we work on bringing forward some new lovely designs for our customers to choose from (and of course customise to their needs, nothing is set in stone……not even Stockholm).

Supplier and Contractor Coming Together

Over the last few years, I have been mostly getting negative feed back on my main suppliers colours in regards to missing a particular tone of colouring. The similarly toned colours to this have had a little too much brown or peach in them, and been hard for my more picky customers to pull the trigger, somtimes resulting in having to use a different supplier from time to time.

We started discussions with Concrete Colour Systems in regards to introducing a light grey tone leaning away from the brown and peach undertones, along the typical “French Grey” line, and after a few months we finally got our hands on some samples from them to test out…and I’m glad to say, they frigging nailed it. So much so, we decided it is the perfect colour we have been looking for to implement one of our new designs, based around this colour.

We have decided to name this design “Stockholm Stone”, which is intended to be a more toned down version of our “Stormy Skies”, lending itself well to modern version of Hampton Styled home designs. My lovely wife is also from Stockholm, Sweden, and this design seemed fitting to name after her heritage, along with trying to bring forth the feeling of stone architecture, blending naturaly through several different undertones.

Concrete Colour Systems new “French Grey” is the star of the show, complimented with a soft “Off White” blend, a “Blue Stone” modified soft swirl, patching and flecking, all held together in an expanded Offset Tiles design.

So far, we love the outcome, but as with all our custom design, it will probably undergo several changes over the first several installations until we’re truly happy and consider it finished.

We hope you guys like it too and we look forward to implementing this design at your home soon.

Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Custom Concrete Resurfacing Stockholm Slate
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast

Concrete Resurfacing Upgrade in Bonogin

Project Description

Location: Bonogin, Qld
Project Size: 150sqm

With the Easter break last weekend coninciding with no access to do anything fun, my wife and I decided to bring one of our clients forward and work the weekend, making it quite productive. We’re only a 2 person show for this, so social distancing was not a worry.

Plain concrete house surrounds here for our client, starting at the driveway, parking area at the side and pathways right around the house. The project was finished in CCS Coal with Ocean Sand and Graphite flecking.

Thanks Greg and all the best with your shoulder.

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Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Concrete Resurfacing Bonogin Gold Coast
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia

Hinterland Concrete Driveway at Carbrook

Project Description

Location: Carbrook, Qld
Project Size: 510sqm

Over the last few weeks we got the major concrete works completed at our Carbrook property, finishing up today with the last section of driveway installed. Back again on Saturday for a few small extra bits of concrete, then we’ll be back in a few more weeks after that to complete some resurfacing as well.

Just over 500sqm in the end for this hinterland, plain concrete driveway. It’s nice to be back to bare bones doing some low pressure, easy going plain concrete. A great change of pace to our regular custom decorative work, that carries a much greater pressure element.

Thanks for your business for far Kevin and Sandy, we’ll see you Saturday to finish off the few other things.

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Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Plain Concrete Driveway Carbrook Australia
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel

Stormy Skies Custom Concrete Resurfacing Arundel

Project Description

Location: Arundel, Qld
Project Size: 190sqm

5 months. Our client make initial contact in November 2019, at a time when we had stopped doing quotes / inspections for the remainder of the year because we simply didn’t have the time anymore before Christmas. We then re-contacted them in January, inspected and priced their project, seeing us turn up towards the end of March to start, and finishing around the start of April with some minor weather delays. Man we have some awesome, and patient, clients!

On first inspection of this site, our customer was interested in one of our custom designs and as soon as we walked in, we knew it had to be Stormy Skies. The dark tones on the residence, dark timber pool decking, the colours, the angles, everything shouted Stormy Skies. So after only a little deliberation, we set some dates for when we could start.

The old pattern on a lot of the concrete was an aged, wet stencil design that was ground down sufficiently, then double base coated to remove the old pattern completely. The remainder of the concrete areas received patching of the cracks where needed, along with just regular cleaning and base coating applications.

The whole areas really created quite a design problem in how to pull it off exactly. Although the section between the pool and residence seems quite wide, it is split in half by a channel drain with silver grate, so no matter which way we look at it, I couldn’t simply work the pattern across it, so this split that section into two smaller sections, kind of like two pathways.

The remainder of the pool was also basically pathways around the outside, then culminating in the area near the stairs which was full width about 8m x 5m.

From here, the pattern twisted it’s way through a skinny 1.0m pathway which then opened right up into the carport area, which was completely open, unbroken by any interance, but caged in from walls all around.

What I did with the taped angles, was get a little busier than I usually like with this design around the pool, to accommodate the tighter areas, I kept this busyness as it ran through the lead up to the stairs as change would have looked way out of place, zig zagged through the pathway then allowed the design to open up more freely when we hit the carport section, allowing the design to flow more.

A couple of small changes saw 18mm tape being used for the lines instead of 12mm, which I think really allows for more dramatic section changes, along with the “Natural” colour swirling being pulled back in a little bit to a tighter decoration, more leaning towards a “ripple” effect as opposed to a “cloudy” effect as we’re primarily around a pool.

I guess you can say I took the design in more of a water feel then a sky feel in this situation.

I really love customising these designs to suit areas, the colours do all the talking and the little details make for interesting talking points.

Thank you very much to our clients on this project. Not only waiting 5 months, but just being freaking awesome people all throughout is such a pleasure to be involved with.

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Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Custom concrete resurfacing Stormy Skies Arundel
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters

Epoxy Flake Floor Robina Waters

Project Description

Location: Robina Waters, Qld
Project Size: 50

Back out at Robina Waters to complete a Full Flake Epoxy Floor for our clients garage. We completed the colour sealing over roughly 300sqm here last year to the driveway and surrounds, finishing off now with a lovely new epoxy floor in “Glacier” flake over a “Light Grey” base.

Great to see you again Kathy, take care.

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Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Epoxy Flake Floor in Glacier Robina Waters
Plain concrete hinterland driveway gold coast

Hinterland Concrete Driveway Gilston

Project Description

Location: Gilston, Qld
Project Size: 70

Return client here out at Gilston. We completed the first driveway entry a few years back and now the second entry as well. Pretty straight forward plain grey installation. It’s always a tough slog waiting for concrete for 45 minutes from the plant, installing over bull dust  beause you can’t use plastic for truck access, but we have the technology and know a few cuss words that would make a nun blush.

Thanks for the work boys, look forward to chatting again soon.

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Plain concrete hinterland driveway gold coast
Plain concrete hinterland driveway gold coast
Plain concrete hinterland driveway gold coast
Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Packing the ute, rods on the rack, hook up the boat, get going…don’t look back.

Sliding into Airlie Beach as the sun rises after a long 14 hour stretch in the car. Rolling over that first hill after Cannonvale, seeing that Turquoise ocean confronting me for immediate stress relief.

Seemingly floating on down the main road past the wannabe Surfers Paradise vomit, then drifting through a small rainforest mountain until I hit Shute Harbour and feel like I’m jelly sinking into my car seat.

I reverse in the boat, throw the dogs and wifey in the back, turn the key and the last 14 hours in the car seem meaningless. A quick full throttle stretch across to South Molle and I’m in Coconut Cove, a 2500sqm crystal clear cove, about 2 meters deep without another single human being in sight. My happy place. I fall backwards into the water and shed a tear. A tear that all my hard work was worth it. That it means something…..

Only in my dreams can I separate myself. But unfortunately, when the world revolves around money like it does, it allows inspiration to primarily come from monetary reward, which removes passion. Without passion, human beings cannot reach their full potential, because it’s always guided to another point of value, opposed to true inspiration.

Daydream with me for a second. A brief second where money doesn’t come into the equation. A problem arises which is a mutated form of a virus spreading throughout the world. The biggest problem we are faced with, is trying to solve the problem.

The smartest people on earth are simply looking at the problem and trying to solve it, without thinking of the cost. The hospitals and nurses first voice isn’t “we need more respirators”. The Scientist working on vaccine research aren’t limited to a budget value on their research.

Don’t tell me for a second that once all this shit reared it ugly head, the media and food supply conglomerates didn’t subtly wink at each other and ride that money train all the way down to hell where the evil fucks belong. Don’t even get me started on the big Pharma companies, fuck you.

Fear monger. Public sheep will follow suit. Advert click baits. Grocery shelves empty. Stocks up 300%. Fuck you cunts hey.

But I guess it’s hard to climb back out of hole once you’ve dug it so deep. Scratching and clawing I fear the human race will never reach it’s full potential because they……..simply can’t afford it.

But I also don’t have the answers for a better system. I’m just a bush kid trying to double step the city dance. Fit into your society, no matter how much my entire being screams to run back to Coconut Cove.

What a shame.

I will play your game with my hands bound. Defiant against your regime, yet fully aware I need to play the game to survive in it. I will walk into your garden, but at no stage will you take away my dreams. It is where my mind can exist without the need for money. It will always make me smile. It will always allow me to do something different than everyone else. Something unique that very few acheive.

To be myself.

Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast

Concrete Extensions and Resurfacing Willowvale

Project Description

Location: Willowvale, Qld
Project Size: Multiple Area

We started out here extended the driveway about 500mm on the side to mark parking and exiting the vehicle a bit easier. Probably not something the layman really see’s, but peers will notice the time and effort put into aggregate matching along with the time put into the exposure rate to try and make both sections look as uniform as possible.

Next we extended the rear patio, then returned a few weeks later to resurface the old aggregate patio, along with the new concrete we installed.

Patio completed with Truffle base, Riversand main with Off White, Truffle and Fraser flecking in a 600mm uniform tile pattern.

Thanks for your business guys and all the best with for the foreseeable future.

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Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast
Concrete Hardscape Refurbishment Gold Coast