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January 31 2018 0comment
construction of wall

FENCING

Now that the house is complete and the clients occupying it, they have decided that the next phases of development will be site upgrades including wall and fencing. The existing fencing on the North boundary beside the road, consisted of precast cement posts, a knee high cement hollow block wall, topped with chain link fencing. […]

January 23 2018 0comment

GETTING STARTED

Time to start construction. We have laid out the building, taking extra care to ensure that the fire wall separation will site EXACTLY on the lot lines. We had our trusted surveyor relocate the mojon markers to make sure this was done right. We  then started excavation for the column and wall footings as well […]

October 31 2017 0comment
electrical rough in

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 men are working on that, other […]

October 31 2017 0comment
chb walls

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.

October 31 2017 0comment

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 the concrete hollow block. The […]

October 31 2017 0comment
demolition of existing house

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 existing building on the […]

October 26 2017 0comment
laminate wood flooring

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 their use and enjoyment.

October 26 2017 0comment
aluminum windows

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, there are […]

October 25 2017 0comment
aluminum windows

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 sanding fully so there will be […]

October 25 2017 0comment
steel post and wire railing

PAINTING AND RAILING

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.

October 25 2017 0comment
kitchen renovation

GOING FLAT TO THE WALL

The impending turnover deadline is fast approaching so we are working all out with 2 crews and over 40 workmen on site each day. The kitchen renovation is nearing completion with the installation of the granite counter tops and the finishing of the ceiling.  Downstairs we have also re-used some of the existing tiles that […]

October 25 2017 0comment
partition walls tiling washroom , well and stair structure

INTERIOR PARTITION WALLS AND KITCHEN RENOVATION

While some men are finishing the ceiling and wall insulation and plywood flooring, other men have started framing the interior partition walls upstairs. At the same time, we have dug into the renovation of the kitchen downstairs, which was a client add on. We have gutted the kitchen and are building a decorative suspended ceiling […]

October 25 2017 0comment
floor, ceiling and insulation

FLOOR , CEILING AND WALLS

Now that our structural work is done on the floor, we have been able to work on the plywood sub-floor. with the plywood on we now have a walking and working surface to be able to carry on with other upstairs work. We have installed steel stud walls and a steel furring channel system for […]

October 23 2017 2Comments
sanding a wood plank floor

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 finish and it is ready to accept […]

October 23 2017 0comment
painting the exterior of the home

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.

October 23 2017 0comment
tiling an cabinets

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 enough in inventory. This creates […]

October 21 2017 0comment
kitchen cabinets

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.

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