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How many slabs do i require?

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madmondeo | 19:00 Wed 16th Mar 2011 | Home & Garden
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Each slab is 600mm x 600mm. Ground needed to be covered is 3670mm x 2450mm.

How many complete slabs do i need?

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you'll need 35.

24 will cover 3600 x 2400. Unless you're going to piece together offcut bits, 25 won't do.
You'll need 7 wide to deal with 3670 by 5 deep to cover 2450.
Believe me, it took some doing to explain this to the guy in my local tile shop when I was left without the top row to tile my bathroom, he couldn't understand that I couldn't glue offcuts...
20:51 Wed 16th Mar 2011
I only clicked on this as I thought it said "how many slaps do i require". I was agog!

I'm disapointed now, mind you, bet im not as disapointed as you madmodeo when you eagerly rush to find the answer to your query and find its only me, wittering on.

Sorry!
24 - but I'd buy a few spares for cutting.
24 will cover 3600x2400..........
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you'll need 35.

24 will cover 3600 x 2400. Unless you're going to piece together offcut bits, 25 won't do.
You'll need 7 wide to deal with 3670 by 5 deep to cover 2450.
Believe me, it took some doing to explain this to the guy in my local tile shop when I was left without the top row to tile my bathroom, he couldn't understand that I couldn't glue offcuts together to make the partial tiles to fill the gap!
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24, 25, or 35 ......................

if they were 450mm x 450mm i know i would need 48. but i've now decided to go for the larger 600 x 600 ............
I also make it 35 although you'll have lots of bits left over unless you want to cut lots of slices and fit them together or put large 'grouting' in between them all.
Imagine if you got 24 and put them out 6 X 4 then you would be 70mm short on one edge and 50mm short on the other.
rounding up everthing 3.7 x 2.5 m equals 9.25 square m. Your slab size is 0.36 square m per slab (0.6 x 0.6) So dividing the two into each other you come up approx 26 - then add 10% wastage - all calcs without any gaps in between
Why not edge with brick or block paving which will give an extra 200mm width to your basic paving. You could also stagger the perimeter, fill with maybe Cotswold stone chippings and pop in a few plants shrubs and or rockery plants. Would be much more interesting than a bog standard 'paved to the edges' area.
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try this, we use it in the garden centre where i work to help customers buy the right number of slabs, once downloaded you simply put in the size of the area and the size of the slabs you will be using.

i:e
300x300
450x450
450x300
600x600

and the computer works out how many you need of each.


Dave.

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