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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthordereke
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2019
     
    I am looking at doing a limecrete floor for a new garage. So far the only way I can find to buy the glass foam substrate is via bulk bags - the shipping on these is not particularly cheap.

    Does anyone know of a loose load supplier in the South West? (specifically Stroud, Gloucestershire)
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2019
     
    Use something else
    • CommentAuthordereke
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2019
     
    :bigsmile: suggestions?
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    Have you seen the post in the 'offers and wants' category? I have no idea what their price is like per bag compared with full retail price, but if its lower it may offset the carriage costs...?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2019
     
    Hardcore would do reject stones, glass bottles, crushed up airctete blocks etc
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2019
     
    Posted By: derekeI am looking at doing a limecrete floor for a new garage. So far the only way I can find to buy the glass foam substrate

    The main reason to use expanded glass is for insulation. It also provides a capillary break but many other substances do that. Why do you need insulation for a garage floor?
    • CommentAuthordereke
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2019
     
    Actually half the building is going to be garage the other half a habitable room - I should have said that!
    Also I'm going to be insulating the garage because I want to be able to work in there over winter without freezing my knuckles.

    With regards to the post in offers and wants - I can buy it cheaper than that from pretty much any supplier online..
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2019 edited
     
    According to http://dreieck.co.uk/self-build/
    "it comes in 1.5m3 bags from stock held in UK ....
    or in bulk direct from the German factory."

    So it might be worth contacting them if your quantities are big enough. Ecomerchant say "We offer FREE DELIVERY on bulk orders and full loads" so they might be worth a call too. edit: lincoln lime also talk about tipper loads.

    I think the stuff in offers and wants is finer grade, intended for mixing in with the lime rather than use as sub-base, so I'm not surprised the prices are different. But I don't know for sure.
    • CommentAuthordereke
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2019
     
    Thanks @djh Dreieck are only 10miles away from me.
    I am still waiting on a price for delivery but it can't be more than the £350 I was quoted from another company!
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