Frequently Asked Questions - Decorative Concrete Garden Edging Specialists

Frequently Asked Questions - Decorative Concrete Garden Edging Specialists

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  How long have you been in business?
A.  Unique Kerbing started operating in 2005 and have offered premium quality decorative concrete garden edging ever since.  We are proud to be a fully Australian owned  & operated too.
Q.  How is Unique Kerbing different to other kerbing contractors?
A.  Quite simply, we believe our passion for quality sets us apart from others.  We are the only kerbing contractors in Western Australia who are innovating and bringing new and exciting concrete kerbing products to Perth - from the machinery we use, to the way we make and install the kerbing, to the way we finish every job. We live by our name, we are Unique & proud of it.  We also showcase our products, unlike others, with literally hundreds of photos of our actual work on our website, as well as Facebook & Instagram.
Q.  How much does your kerbing cost a metre?
A.  Prices vary depending the individual job and every job is different. The Unique Kerbing product chosen, the size of the job, shape/layout, the type and amount of preparation required all vary from one job to the next and as such, we do not believe it is appropriate to quote a flat meterage price, as some other kerbing contractors do.  For example, most jobs require some grass to be removed to make room for the kerbing, others are just sand which has to be levelled and compacted and when kerbing along pavers, synthetic grass or concrete areas, we cover these surfaces with plastic before laying the kerbing and then carefully cut the plastic away after completion - as such the cost to do each job will be different.  We only believe in doing a proper and professional job from the preparation, to the installation of the kerbing in the chosen colour / finish, to sealing the kerbing upon completion.  We also leave the site clean & tidy, on every job.
Q.  Do you install commercial or plain concrete types of kerbing?
A.  No we do not do any plain concrete or commercial styles of kerbing.  All of our Unique Kerbing is of a decorative nature because we set out from the beginning wanting to offer a better product, that is not only functional but looks great too.
Q.  Do you provide free onsite quotes?
A.  Certainly, our quotes are free of charge and also obligation free.  We are out quoting most Saturdays and cover most Perth metropolitan areas and when meeting with you, we bring samples of our kerbing so you can see how a particular style / colour will compliment your home.
Q.  I like the look of the Unique Kerbing but I am unsure of what style or colour would suit my home - Do you have samples of your kerbing that I can see at my home?
A.  We certainly do, as it makes it much easier for our clients to visualise how a particular product / colour will work at their home.   We are also more than happy to offer suggestions and guidance with colour, style & design.  In fact we have the only known, dedicated mobile Kerbing Showroom in the world.
Q.  What areas do you cover / work in?
A.  We are based in the Perth northern suburbs and work in most of the metropolitan area....  From Yanchep in the North, to Mandurah in the South and Mundaring in the East.
Q.   How long do your Glazed finishes last?
A.  Our Glazed finishes do not fade or attract dirt and mould like plain concrete kerbing so they maintain their look very well - we regularly drive past jobs we did 12 to 14 years ago and they are still looking like bricks & are maintaining their colour very well.
Q.  Does Unique Kerbing crack?
A.  Simple answer is, it is unlikely or uncommon to get cracking in Unique Kerbing products. We go to great lengths to offer some of the strongest kerbing available to ensure we offer a quality product with greatly reduced chance of cracking.  To start with, our very specialised truck mounted concrete mixer evenly mixes each batch, plus our concrete mix recipe is modified with additional ingredients (most kerbing is just sand, cement & water), which also add strength to the products installed.  We also cut expansion or control joints in the kerbing at measured intervals to allow for natural movement in the ground or shrinkage/expansion, which is a natural concrete characteristic.
Q.  Do you prepare the site before installing the kerbing?
A.  Yes, most definitely - we believe that proper preparation is 9/10ths of the job because if the preparation is not done correctly then the job will never come out as well as it could have. Every job requires some preparation and this preparation will vary from one job to the next and is best discussed on site with you at the time of a quotation, that way there are no surprises.
Q.  How much disruption will there be to my garden / lawn area?
A.  The amount of disruption to your garden / lawn area is always kept to a minimum but we typically have to make room for the kerbing so we will need to remove some lawn or possibly some mulch but the type and kind of preparation is always discussed with our clients at the time of the quotation so you know what to expect.

Most of the photos on our website & Facebook / Instagram were taken upon completion of the job so our future clients can see not just the kerbing but also how neat and tidy we leave the site.
Q.  What is the size of the kerbing?
A.  Our kerbing is typically 150mm wide x 70mm-150mm high (standard height is 100mm) depending on the application - actual height may be higher as required.  Our Rock style kerbing is slightly wider and varies along the length of the kerbing due to the processes of making the kerbing look as realistic as possible.
Q.  I already have Synthetic Grass installed  - can I still have kerbing installed without having to lift and relay the grass?
A.  Definitely - we treat the existing synthetic grass the same as pavers.  We cover the grass in plastic before installing the chosen Unique Kerbing & delicately cut away the plastic on completion of the job, leaving you with a clean finish, without damage to your synthetic grass.
Q.  What about steel edging or aluminium edging?
A.  Some people think that these products disappear in the garden and provide a seamless look and there in lies one of the problems with these products as the grass and gardens soon grows over and this style of edging is also prone to moving - straight lines become bent & flowing lines, not so flowing.

Steel edging rusts and has sharp corners (or chunks taken out from lawnmowers / edgers / spades) which can be very dangerous to bare feet (on pets too)

Dogs and cats can also easily tear the webbing between their toes when running where steel / aluminium edging is installed as their toes fall each side of the steel / aluminium.

The aluminium edging is very soft, does not maintain its shape and is easily damaged, leaving sharp edges to slice open feet too.

Both the steel & aluminium edging also get very, very hot in the sun and can very easily cause a nasty burn if touched with bare skin.

Other types of edging people have used in their gardens are made from plastic and even wood (coppers log style etc) - these products move very easily, making it impossible to maintain the garden / lawn shape.

We are often asked to remove the above products and install our Unique Kerbing, after our customers have realised our product is more functional and when choosing the right colour and finish our Unique Kerbing blends right in and looks like it was part of the picture, rather than being a stand out feature.
Q.  How do I go about getting a quote on some of your Unique Kerbing?
A.  You can start the process by simply giving us a call, text or email to introduce yourself and let us know what you are wanting to do.   We can then either organise to meet for a formal quote or if you are just after an indicative price to do your kerbing, then we will typically ask you to give us a little information about your job, so we can provide you with a reasonably accurate estimate, such as:

  • Let us know if there is a particular Unique Kerbing style that you are most interested in.
  • Send us a line drawing or mud map showing the approximate shape and number of lengths of kerbing required - include the approximate length of each section - most people just pace it out.
  • Its also very helpful if you also include a few photos of the areas requiring the kerbing so we can see what type of preparation might be required to properly do your job.
  • Basically, the more information you provide, the more accurate we can be with the estimate.
  • If you are happy with the estimate, then the next step would be for us to meet with you in person at your property, where we would show you our range of kerbing samples and confirm the prices on the estimate.
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