Cost of Concreting, Slabs, Paths & Driveways

different types of concreting

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The average rate of concreting services is at $35/m2. This price can still change depending on the extent of the job and some other factors, and the rates of professional concreters typically range from $25/m2 to $45/m2.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Concreters on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Concreting prices from real customers

Ray from QLD: Concrete Slab
Area & size: 9m x 6m inside a shed; site accessible by truck
Other details: Materials and labour included; nice finish
TOTAL COST: $2,700
Greg from NSW: Concrete Slab
Area & size: 2.5m x 6.1m; 150mm thick; access to the site is restricted
Other details: Materials and labour included; slab for a swim spa
TOTAL COST: $1,900
Harry from QLD: Concrete Slab
Area & size: 13.5m2; patio in backyard
Other details: Materials and labour included
TOTAL COST: $1,000

Why rates vary

The main factor that affects the price of concreting services is the type of job to be done. The most commonly requested concreting jobs include slabs, driveways, paths, and retaining walls. The cost of materials also varies, so this can affect the total price you’ll need to pay. Other things to consider are the size of the project as well as the tools and machinery required to carry out the task.

How choices in concrete affect price

The cost of a concreting job also depends on the kind of concrete you want. There are different types of concrete, which include the following:

Coloured concrete

This is a popular kind of decorative concrete that is usually used in outdoor areas such as driveways, pathways, and swimming pool surrounds.

Stamped concrete

This type of concrete is made to look like brick, tile, wood, or other patterns. Mainly used for interior floors, it can also be used for patios and pools.

Stencilled concrete

This is a more convenient alternative to stamped concrete because stencils are easier to apply. Stencilled concrete can be used indoor or outdoor.

Exposed aggregate

This kind of concrete is mostly used outdoors because it is affordable but durable. It resists extreme weather and heavy wear and tear.

Cost of concreting services

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Cost differences = service locations

The Australian Capital Territory has the lowest concreting cost with an average price of $28.86/m2. Meanwhile, concreters in Victoria charge approximately $34.29/m2.

Concreting prices in South Australia and Queensland only have a slight difference at $36.70/m2 and $37.20/m2 respectively.

New South Wales and Western Australia have the highest concreting costs among all the states. Concreting jobs in New South Wales roughly cost $41.75/m2, while concreting services in Western Australia are at around $42.07/m2.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

 

 

 

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