Thread: Remove slate floor
20th Feb 2008, 08:29 PM #1
Remove slate floor
I have approx 32 sq meters of slate tiles to be removed from a concrete slab. My question is what catagory of tradesman do I look for that does this???? and while im here can anyone supply me with some contact numbers of anyone that does this????... I want it all lifted and removed off site and ready for me to lay floating timber flooring.
Also what should I be expecting to pay for this kind of job?
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20th Feb 2008, 10:30 PM #2
it's really a trades assistant or labourer's work. Anyone with half a brain, a demolition hammer or large rotary hammer with rotation stop and a chisel bit, plus a wheel barrow, shovel and broom could do it. You could buy yourself an Ozito rotary hammer drill for under $100 spend a few dollars more on a chisel bit, pick up a carton of beer on the way home from the hardware and go for it. Otherwise a plumber, bricklayer or carpenter could probably do it for you.
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20th Feb 2008, 11:27 PM #3
21st Feb 2008, 08:46 AM #4
There are businesses around that specialize in floor prep for tiling etc. I've seen business cards at tile shops, so you might call around a few and see if they can recommend someone. Perhaps something might show up under tiling in the yellowpages.
21st Feb 2008, 11:03 PM #5
You can probably get a handyman from a local paper or hire a tile lifter from Kennards, It will save your back and a heap of time and money. All the best
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