ROOF BEAMS, ELECTRICAL ROUGHING AND RENDERING With the chb walls up, the next steps are to inset all the conduits for the electrical. That done, we have proceeding on to the rendering of the walls. This is done with a mixture of cement applied to the hollow block in a uniform parging coat. While some […]
SITE MOBILIZATION AND DEMOLITION The first step has been to build a bunkhouse and bodega. Our men stay on iste during the week so we need a place for them to sleep, as well as a place to store our materials that is safe and dry. The next step is to get rid of the […]
CHB WALLS AND SEPTIC TANK For the walls, we have used a special mixture cement hollow block, with 10 mm steel reinforcing rod tied in both horizontally and vertically. Over all doors and windows we have formed a reinforced concrete lintel.
FOOTINGS FOR COLUMNS AND WALLS After the excavation, we have fabricated our steel reinforcing for the column and footings. Once set in place approximately 2″ above a 6″ layer of choker rock within the excavated holes, we pour cement. After the column footings are poured, we pour wall footings between the columns and start with […]
ALMOST DONE With only a little over 1 week until the clients are here in the Philippines, are hard work seems to be paying off. For the most part all that is left are some of the details of the finishing. Doors have been installed however we have found some issues. When we unpackaged them, […]
LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING AND CABINET DOORS Well, almost there. We have finished the laminate wood flooring on the second story level and have put on the cabinet doors in the downstairs kitchen. Only thing left is baseboards then a good clean before the clients arrive in 2-3 days, and then it will be ready for […]
DOWNSTAIRS TILING, WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR PAINTING We have almost fully completed the downstairs tiling and just need to apply the grout. Outside we have finished the exterior walls on the second floor with a 1/2″ cement board with the joints taped and puttied with an epoxy mixture. on the first floor exterior walls we are […]
Still pushed to the deadline, our men are responding well with dedication and commitment. We are putting on the backsplash tiles in the downstairs kitchen, progressing well with the cabinets in the mini-kitchen upstairs, and have installed a steel frame and wire railing on the outside second floor terrace.