PAINTING With the majority of the basic work finished, we are touching up interior walls to prepare for painting. We are also doing the painting for the exterior.
SANDING THE WOOD PLANK FLOOR AND MORE Well we received our missing wood and it is not a total disaster. The grain and color of the new wood is not much different and we have decided to use it. Now installed, we have planed and sanded the entire floor to a nice even and smooth […]
FLOORS, CABINETS AND OTHER FINISHING Moving along, we have almost finished the upstairs wood plank flooring, but we ran into a problem. The suppier of our Luaun wood for both the main second story and the spiral staircase has run out of wood despite us having put down a deposit and him confirming he had […]
STARTING THE FINISHING WORK Over the past week or two we have been working on several different things. We have installed all the Amakan soffit on the underside of the eaves and fitted on fascia boards. We have also started the framing of the terrace which will be native style with Lauan wood joists and […]
CONSTRUCTION RIGHT ON SCHEDULE Saying the construction is right on schedule is something we very rarely hear in the Philippines. Honestly as hard we try, staying on schedule during a project here is difficult with almost daily frustrations in terms of manpower and materials. More commonly we face issues of suppliers out of material stock […]
NATIVE HYBRID PROJECT START UP Getting ready to start this new 2 story native hybrid house construction, the fist thing we need to do was lay out the footprint of the building. Once we know exactly where the placement of the structure on this lot will be, we started excavation prepare for our column and […]