Thisoldbird | 16:33 Wed 25th Nov 2020 | Home & Garden
Can anyone help this sadoldbird who is too old to understand metric.

I'm needing to buy slabs to make a hard stand for my mobility scooter..

The area is 4ft x 5.6.

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600mm is roughly 2ft, so you need 2 x 3 = 6 slabs, which will be slightly bigger than the area to be covered.
ok so 4ft is 1.22mmetres so your area can be 2 slabs wide and 5ft 6" = 1.68m so that's a little under 3 slabs longso you'd need 6 slabs for a 3x3 slabbed are. You may have to cut 2 of them if you are strict about the 5ft 6" dimension.
I should have said 2x3 above
once more without the typos....
ok so 4ft is 1.22m so your area can be 2 slabs wide and 5ft 6" = 1.68m so that's a little under 3 slabs long so you'd need 6 slabs for a 2x3 slabbed area. You may have to cut 2 of them if you are strict about the 5ft 6" dimension.
bhg481's answer is correct. I have just checked it.
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Brilliant thank you so much..

I will get them ordered.

In the days when I was laying slabs (as an amateur) I found that the 600mm ones were much heavier to handle and easier to break than the 450mm ones. If you're laying them yourself I would recommend using the 450mm ones; you would need 3 x 4 =12 of those.
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Thank you bhg..

I'm not personally laying them but I was thinking the large slabs would be heavy.. I'm going for 450..thanks all for your input.
you're welcome
I would just put down 10 slabs of 300 X 600, which involves no cutting or messing about with waste. 600 across twice and 300 along 5 times covers an area 1200mm x 1500mm which is just over 3ft 11 inches by 4 ft 11 inches. With standard gaps the flags cover the desired area.
My tip would of been to measure the area in centimeters or milimeters (all tape measures show these now) , then draw a scale drawing or work out how many you need lenthwise and widthwise
I can do that area in my head bobbin. :))
Me to Toto but my post was for thisoldbird maybe for next time rather than for the others who shown us they can work it out easy
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Thanks again for replies.
I'm still in feet and inches..this metric business messed up all i learned in school.
Oh for the days we just got on and got the job done, while I'm still talking about it..old age sucks at times..

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