We only design and build concrete slabs. We're more equipped to know the true cost of delivery so when we design your slab, you get more efficient foundations.
We manage the whole process: from ground investigations to structural design to foundation construction. There’s no confusion or debates between experts. There are no unneeded - and costly - details. There’s one team (us) fighting against inefficiency and waste.
*Millions we say? On Wellington’s The Paddington project, we teamed up with their engineers to save the developers more than $1,000,000. Plus a 30% reduction in delivery time. On Lower Hutt’s largest Kainga Ora development, The Cambridge Terrace Project, we provided a complete foundation design and build package. This reduced time on site by 70%, costs by 30% and carbon emissions by 15%. How’s that?
If you are early in the planning stage, this is your best option to get more bang for buck. We can do everything from ground investigations to structural design to foundation construction.
We believe the best design has everything you need - nothing more, nothing less. Our clients get fit-for-purpose concrete slabs that meet all regulation, geotechnical and H1 efficiency standards. We remove overly arduous specifications or materials you don’t need and will slow you down. How? Being builders, we know the true cost of each design that others can’t.
Okay, here’s a simple example.
Due to the ground conditions, your engineer may require stirrups to ensure the foundation can span the soft ground because there's potential TC2 liquefaction risk. The extra cost for stirrups on a basic 300mm rib raft slab would be $2,000-3,000. It would take 2-3 days longer. The true cost of this detail is substantial. We need to add in steel delivery, increased complexity and risk. There is a solution where we can substitute the stirrups for fibre-reinforced concrete, reduce labour time on site and remove risk from the project. This is just one obvious example, but there are plenty more cost-effective design improvements that’ll make your slab more efficient.
Send your plans to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We are so confident we’ll find you savings that we guarantee it**. It may feel expensive or timely to get an engineer to change your slab design. You may have questions, like how will you get this through the council? Our value engineering process factors in every aspect of a redesign which includes your timeline. Time is an often overlooked key factor in understanding the true cost. In many cases, no council involvement is needed at all, just a site note from the engineer. Happy days!! In most cases, we can save our clients 10-20% on every slab.
In the perfect world, we’ll become part of your design team (at no cost to you). We collaborate with your engineers and add our expertise before the design has been completed. We’ll help them understand the true costs of construction so your design is efficient.
"As a structural engineer, I have worked with Cam and the team on over a dozen projects now. I am thoroughly impressed with Tidy Slabs' expertise and professionalism in concrete slab construction. Their team demonstrated good attention to detail and adherence to the engineering plans and details throughout the project. I highly recommend them for any concrete construction needs." - Kevin Crowe, Crowe Consulting Ltd, July 2023.
Quite often we are given a set of consented plans to price. To realise the true value of working with Tidy Slabs, we may suggest some changes to these plans to save you time and money.
It’s not too late. Send your plans to email@example.com now.