SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION AND FENCING The cottage has basically been finished and turned over to the client, and now it is time to make the site secure and livable. We start with building a 2.2 meter high chb wall along the public access beach walkway. This involves constructing reinforced concrete columns, then filling in between […]
CEILING AND INSULATION With the building now closed in and water tight, we have started on the ceiling. It will be a drop type ceiling following the slope of the roof in cathedral style in the living room and bedroom, and horizontal in the kitchen, washroom and laundry. It is being constructed with furring channels […]
TAPING , SANDING AND PAINTING Now that the ceiling board is almost entirely complete, the joints in the drwall have been taped and sanded. The wall too have been sanded properly and painted has started. We have also started applying the decorative stone cladding on the bottom half of the exterior wall of the home.
CABINETS AND TILING Next we are moving on to the tiling, after which we can start installing kitchen cabinets and bedroom closet. These cabinets are made from Sant Clara finish plywood and are being prfabricated outside of the house to be secured in place after the tiling.
WALLS AND STRUCTURAL ROOF FRAMING Construction was in high gear over the past month on this project. Columns, beams concrete hollow block walls and the steel roof framing were all completed. We have also completed the 3 chamber septic system.
CEMENT FLOOR AND ROOFING Over the past 2 weeks, we have put the steel panel roofing on, attached securely to 2×2 steel girts which were welded to the site fabricated open web joist system. We have added gutters to all low eaves, which will train through down pipes to the site drainage system. We have […]
COLUMNS AND WALLS We have poured the first lift of the columns and also got well into the beginning of the walls. The walls are concrete hollow block with 10mm reinforcing bar, set on reinforced concrete wall footings. The walls are being tied into the adjacent columns to with rebar to ensure there is minimal […]
EXCAVATION PREPARATION FOR FOOTINGS We have finished the layout of this single story cottage on the beach and now have started with the excavation. We will be going down a minimum of 1 meter, and maybe more depending on the soil conditions. As it is only one story and will not have high structural loading, […]