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Paving and landscaping ideas

By far_northact - 28 October 2010 9

I’ve searched previous posts, but can’t find anything recent that relates.

I have a small backyard, in Casey that needs a small retaining wall, and pavers.

Any ideas on any companies or individuals that could do a small job like this – for a reasonable price (less than 25m2 – only 2/3rds of backyard will be paved).  I have received one quote – which was in excess of $5,000K, which seemed expensive, to me.

(By the way, a ‘do it yourself/beer with friends’ option would not suit my personal circumstances as

a) its a sloping block that needs a professional retainer wall and

b) I’m not that sociable).

Thanks for your suggestions.

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
Paving and landscaping ideas
canberra_review 2:13 pm 18 Nov 14

if anyone needs landscaping and carpentry done i can recommend these guys http://www.insit-u.com.au

Padoof 12:59 pm 29 Oct 10

The next time your local hardware store has a ‘how to lay pavers’ day, attend, stay behind and ask really dumb questions and if you’re lucky, the demonstrator will offer to do a quote for you.
🙂
Worked a treat for getting our deck done.

Keijidosha 2:56 pm 28 Oct 10

If the job requires a “professional” retaining wall then I assume this means it is high enough to need DA? If so then I’d consider $5000 to be a very reasonable price for the wall and paving if materials are included.

Clown Killer 12:41 pm 28 Oct 10

I’d be pretty surprised if you could get anythoing done for less than $5000 in Canberra – it seems like that’s the default amount for just about any sort of job.

Having said that, we’ve had the people at Bruceworks in Pialligo do landscaping for us before and they did a bloody good job an were reasonably priced – also you know exactly what you’re paying for and if anything changes they let you know and talk you through the additional (or in some cases lower)costs.

Chop71 12:38 pm 28 Oct 10

hjholden said :

try http://www.gungahlinlandscaping.com/
Mick does great work

haha – like all good landscapers…………
his website is ‘under construction’

fabforty 12:32 pm 28 Oct 10

A few years ago I got Jim’s Paving to do a relatively small area in my backyard. I was very happy with it and the price was quite reasonable (must have been because I now can’t remember what it was).

I’m not sure if it would be the same guys now, though.

far_northact 12:18 pm 28 Oct 10

Ok ok, it was 5K or $5,000 – got excited and combined the two 🙂

djk 11:45 am 28 Oct 10

$5,000,000 seems a bit expensive to me as well!

hjholden 10:59 am 28 Oct 10

try http://www.gungahlinlandscaping.com/
Mick does great work

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