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This list of resources is compiled to help landscape contractors run their business. Estimating, project management and technical construction information can be found here. Some of the resources have been designed by our team at LiberRATE, while others are resources we ourselves have found useful. Please download any resource that will help your landscape business grow.

Labour Costs Spreadsheet Cement_Grey Gardener_Grey

The Labour Cost Spreadsheet is a step-by-step guide to working out the labour costs within your landscape business. This spreadsheet has been designed by the team at LiberRATE, and used many time by our clients. It shows you the number of teams you need to run, related to the overheads of the business. If you have any questions about it please don’t hesitate to give us a call, we are happy to help.

A Guide to Off-Form Concrete Finishes

This guide to off-form concreting, by the CCAA, is a gem. If you need to achieve a Class 1 concrete finish, for a BBQ bench or a set of steps, then this guide is worth a read, as it clearly states the differences between Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 concrete finishes, and how to achieve them. Along with how to achieve other textured finishes, such as rope, timber boards and formliners.  The pros and cons of In situ v Precast concreting is explained here too.