We are here to tell you the truth directly from the Managing Director and Operations Manager of Masta Concrete Pty Ltd based in Sydney so you can plan and budget accordingly.
How much is a concrete slab? The cost of a concrete slab can vary greatly depending on its use and slab requirements. For example, a concrete slab that is required for your shed, patio or carport will cost a lot less than a concrete slab that is required to build the foundation of a new home or building.
In most cases, a concrete slab for your shed, patio or carport will not require any architectural or engineering specifications, whereas a concrete slab that is required for the foundation of a home or building will always require engineering and structural drawings. These drawings and specifications are required for our Sydney concreting company to build and construct the concrete slab foundation for your new home or building.
After doing some research and case studies, most people like yourself that are looking at getting a quote for your project after reading certain articles online are left shocked at the actual quote and price, they may receive. This is not just common in our concreting trade but across almost all trades. This is mainly due to incorrect information, misleading information or not all the information is being provided to the potential clients. In most cases, this misleading information is provided by marketing teams of Tradie Finding Websites and Local Directories who have no background in any trades themselves.
Today we will get rid of all the unknowns regarding how much a concrete slab should actually cost and what the different types of slabs are so you can have the most accurate information to plan and budget for your new home or building.
How much does a concrete house slab cost?
A concrete slab for a house can vary depending on slab type and engineering requirements.
- Waffle Pod Slab Cost for New House $35,000 to $55,000
- Conventional Slab/Raft Slab Cost for New House $45,000 to $65,000
- Suspended Slab Cost for New House $55,000 to $85,000
Different types of concrete foundation slabs for your new house
Here we will explain the different types of concrete slabs that the Structural Engineers may propose and recommend for your New House or Building. Please note that these recommendations are based on your soil and ground type and geotechnical locations.
Waffle Pod Slabs
Waffle slabs are reinforced concrete beams and slab systems constructed on the ground.
They consist of a perimeter footing (edge beam) and a series of narrow internal beams (strip footings) at one-metre nominal centres running each way through the slab.
The cost of a waffle pod concrete slab will be less than a Conventional Raft Slab and Footings due to the amount of material and labour required to build this type of concrete slab.
Waffle pod slabs are not always suitable for all projects, usually, your engineer will specify the suitability of your site and ground for this type of Concrete Slab.
Masta Concrete are experts at building and constructing Waffle Pod Slabs. Get in touch with us if you require a conventional slab for your new house or building project and we will provide you with an obligation free quote with a workmanship guarantee.
Conventional Slab / Raft Slabs
A conventional slab or raft slab is reinforced concrete footings and slab systems designed to be built on the ground.
They consist of a series of reinforced concrete footings, trenches and beams acting as the foundation and support for the slab to be constructed on top. The engineers will design the specifications and requirements needed for this foundation to be constructed correctly.
The cost of a Conventional Slab/Raft Slab is more than a waffle pod slab due to the amount of material and labour required to build and construct. These concrete slabs are suitable for most sites and are commonly used across the construction industry across NSW and Australia as a whole.
Conventional Slabs are a calibre above waffle pod slabs and provide a solid foundation for your home which should last a lifetime when built correctly.
Masta Concrete are experts at building and constructing conventional slabs. Get in touch with us if you require a conventional slab for your new house or building project and we will provide you with an obligation free quote with a workmanship guarantee.
Suspended Concrete Slabs
Suspended slabs are heavily reinforced concrete slabs that are not in direct contact with the ground. They form roofs or floors above ground or basement levels. A suspended Concrete Slab consists of a heavily reinforced slab and columns or walls where required and specified by the structural engineer.
The cost of a suspended concrete slab can be significantly greater than that of a Waffle Pod Slab or Conventional Slab due to the materials, labour and time
required to construct this type of slab correctly.
Suspended Concrete Slabs are commonly used on both residential and commercial projects to form foundations and concrete structures above ground,
basements and on multi-storey building projects both on residential and commercial apartments and buildings.
Masta Concrete has over 15 years of experience in building and constructing suspended concrete slabs for both Residential, Commercial and Industrial projects throughout New South Wales. Get in touch with us to get a quote for your next project.
Please note that your job and project may require less or more work and may affect these prices. To get an accurate price for your job further information and a site inspection may be required by our team. To book a quote for your project get in touch with our team and we will provide you with an obligation free quote.
How much does a concrete slab cost for a shed, patio or carport?
- Shed Slab Cost $1,700 to $3,500
- Patio Slab Cost $2800 to $5000
- Carport Slab Cost $2800 to $5000
Shed Slab Cost Factors
A Shed Slab is a reinforced concrete slab usually to support the lightweight structure of a shed that you may require for your garden tools, work tools and lawnmowers just to keep your yard clean and organised.
The cost of a shed slab can also greatly vary depending on its use. A shed slab that is required for a shed in the backyard can cost far less than one that is required for industrial sheds used for warehousing and logistics facilities or farm sheds used on rural properties and farming needs.
In most cases, a shed slab for your house will not require any engineering plans for construction, in saying that it’s always best to engage a professional concrete contractor who is licensed and insured so they can install your shed slab correctly as per the required standards.
In other cases where a shed slab is required for warehousing and rural properties will require structural components will be identified and designed by our engineers based on the use of the shed and its load capacities.
To get an accurate quote for your shed slab whether it’s for your residential, industrial or commercial project get in touch with our team and we will provide
you with an obligation free quote.
Patio Slab Cost Factors
Patio Slabs are concrete reinforced slabs and pavements which are generally installed on residential properties which can vary in size, colour and texture based on your personal requirements and budget.
Patio Slabs are a great addition to any home and can provide an extended entertainment area for your family and friends for all kinds of purposes from BBQ’s, outdoor family lunches and dinners.
The cost of a patio slab can depend on the size of the area, the amount of excavation and ground preparation required, the choices of colours and decorative patterns you may choose.
Patio Slabs will generally not require any engineering specifications unless a structure like a pergola or a covered area is being built on it.
To get an accurate price on your patio slab, you can get in touch with us and we can provide you with an obligation free quote based on your requirements.
Carport Slab Cost Factors
A carport slab is a medium-duty reinforced concrete slab designed to be built on the ground or may be a suspended concrete slab for you to park your car on.
Depending on your property and ground type you may require a concrete carport to be built on the ground or it may be a suspended concrete carport due to your property’s requirements.
Most properties can accommodate a concrete carport that is built on the ground, some properties that may be very steep may only be able to accommodate a suspended concrete carport due to the steepness of their land. In this case, our engineers can design a suitable suspended concrete slab carport that will suit your property type.
The cost between these different types of carport slabs can vary greatly due to the amount of work that may be required. The concrete carport slab on the ground will cost far less than the one which has been designed to be a suspended carport slab.
Our team has the experience and knowledge to build and construct any type of carport regardless of its size or complexity. Get in touch with us for your concrete carport slab and we will provide you with an obligation free quote to suit your requirement’s.
Please note that concrete slab costs are reasonable indications
Please note that your job and project may require less or more work and may affect the prices in this article. To get an accurate price for your job further information and a site inspection may be required. To book a quote for your project get in touch with our team and we will provide you with an obligation free quote.