Cost of Concrete Slabs

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Businesses that carry out concrete slab work charge an average of $60/m2 for their services. However, things like the thickness of the slab and the size of the area always affects the cost of the job. Because of these, the price can go anywhere from approximately $55/m2 to around $75.50/m2.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Concreters on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

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Ray’s concrete slab job in Queensland cost a total of $2,700. This price covered both labour and materials for a nicely finished 9m x 6m concrete slab that served as flooring for a shed.

Meanwhile, Harry paid a total of $1,000 for a 13.5m2 concrete slab in his Queensland property. The slab was for his backyard patio.

Concrete work aspects that determine final service costs

When concreting businesses compute for the final price of a concrete slab, they consider several factors. Some of these are the following:

The size of the area matters greatly as it will determine the manpower needed for the job. It will also affect the quantity of materials, the truck/s needed for the transport, and the time it will take to set everything up.

How thick or thin you want your slab to be will not only dictate the amount of concrete you need but also the manpower and time needed to complete the job.

You can expect the price of the job to go higher if the site is in an area that’s difficult to access as businesses will need additional equipment.

There are different types of concrete slabs, and each of them is best known for certain applications. Of course, they differ in prices too.

•  Ground slab – This solid concrete slab is the most common type of slab.
•  Waffle pod slab – This is almost similar to the ground slab. The only difference is that waffle pod slabs have trenches.
•  Suspended slab – This type of slab is elevated from the ground. Suspended slabs are mostly used for upper storeys of buildings and houses.

Cost of concrete slabs

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Know the price variations in concrete slab work

At about $50/m2, the average cost of concrete slabs in Western Australia is the most affordable across the country. This is followed by the average price in Queensland and Victoria which is $60/m2. Concreters in New South Wales charge the highest for concrete slabs. Their rate is around $85/m2 on average.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2017.

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