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September 18 2016 0comment

FOOTINGS AND FOUNDATIONS

Once the excavation for the structural footings and wall foundations are complete, we measure everything again to ensure we are ready to construct our structural pads will be in the proper locations. First we fabricate our layouts with the necessary steel reinforcing bars then set them in place in the wood forms. Next we mix…

September 18 2016 0comment

SAN MIGUEL SITE DEVELOPMENT

Getting started, we had to first set up a basic bunkhouse and storeroom for our materials. /this is built out of native materials including wood and bamboo with a nipa roof. Once the temporary structures were set up, we submitted plans for temporary electrical service to Noreco, and arranged our hookup. The next step was…

September 18 2016 0comment

LAYOUT AND STAKING

With the Temporary facilities constructed, we set to the task of accurately laying out and staking the building footprint. Once staked out we could precisely determine the locations that we needed to excavate in order to pour our structural footings and wall foundations.

September 17 2016 0comment

JULY PROGRESS

July Progress With the date fast approaching when the clients will be returning to the Philippines for a vacation, we are under a very tight deadline to complete the washroom renovation phase to the stage where it can be occupied and used. Working two shifts, we are doing the finishing touches including instaltion of electrical…

September 17 2016 0comment

JUNE PROGRESS

June Progress After completing all the necesaary roughing for plumbing and electrical, finalizing of all interior partion , concrete hollow block walls, and pouring the new reinforced concrete floor slab, we were ready to start the basic finishing. This included tiling, preparation of wall surface, cabinets and cupboards.

September 17 2016 0comment

MAY PROGRESS

May Progress With all the structural remedial work completed , we have moved on to the basic layout of concrete hollow block walls, electrical and plumbing roughing.

May 24 2016 0comment
valencia construction

VALENCIA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Structural Shell Nearing Completion Planning Our Upcoming Tradesman Scheduling Over the past month, our Valencia construction project has progressed nicely and is pretty well on schedule. The Columns and beams are about 95% complete and as we have been building the structure, we have had other members of our construction crew, working on the walls.…

May 24 2016 0comment
bathroom renovation update

BATHROOM RENOVATION UPDATE

Demolition Phase of Our Bathroom Renovation Completed Dealing with unforeseen issues is usual in Reno projects Over the past several weeks of our Bathroom renovation Project, we have complete the demolition phase and are preparing for the new construction. We ran into several unforeseen issues, which are not unusual but found ways to deal with…

May 09 2016 0comment
4 bedroom house design

MODEL 5-4 BEDROOM 2 STORY HOUSE DESIGN

This luxurious 4 bedroom house with 2 washrooms is the modernist style, designed providing functional interior space in an open concept on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find a design that uses available space to great advantage housing 1 large master bedroom with walk in closet and en suite washroom. There are 2 additional…

May 09 2016 0comment
3 bedroom, 2 story house

MODEL 4-3 BEDROOM, 2 STORY DESIGN

This spacious 3 bedroom,2 story house is designed creatively to use space creatively. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing inside and out but will also be extremely functional for the typical Western-Filipina couple with children. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs with a maids quarters/3rd bedroom on the ground floor to provide maximum privacy for the…

April 16 2016 1Comment
construction of structural components

WEEKS 3-4 – STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Weeks 3-4 – Construction of Structural Components Footing, Columns and Beams The construction of the structural components of a building are of prime importance. The old adage that the strength of the chain is measured by the strength of the weakest link certainly applies here as the remainder of the house construction is entirely dependent…

March 25 2016 2Comments
residence with rental units design

RESIDENCE WITH RENTAL UNITS DESIGN

Residence with Rental Units Design Understanding a Clients Specific Needs The Residence with rental units design process was interesting as this client had some very specific needs that had to be first understood then translated into a workable project. His goal was to have a very comfortable residence while also have rental income to support…

March 24 2016 0comment
construction layout

WEEK 2 – CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT

Week 2 – Construction Layout Starting the Construction Right The construction layout is the first real phase for getting started on the building construction. In simple terms it means measuring then staking out all the points in the lot where the structural footings and foundations will be located. This will require an accurate lot survey…

March 24 2016 1Comment
3 bedroom bungalow plan

MODEL 3-3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW DESIGN

This 3 bedroom bungalow is finished in a Southwestern style and is designed to provide a lot of interior open space with all the functionality you would need. Area – 165 Square Meters (approx) Price – 3,795,000

March 13 2016 0comment
site mobilisation

WEEK 1 – SITE MOBILIZATION

Site Mobilization Getting Organized for the Valencia House Build With every home build site mobilization is an important staging in planning everything so that the construction can follow smoothly. now that we have designed, agreed to a price and signed a contract with the client outlining the terms and conditions, it is time to actually…

March 13 2016 0comment
valencia house construction estimate

VALENCIA HOUSE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATE

Valencia House Construction Estimate Making Sure the Client knows the Cost of his Build   The Valencia House Construction Estimate is the next stage of the build process. Whether you are a do-it yourself builder or a contractor, it is important to have an accurate estimate of your proposed build is going to cost. In…

March 06 2016 0comment
valencia house designs

VALENCIA HOUSE DESIGN

Valencia House Design Putting the Client’s Vision to Paper The initial Valencia house design stages involved sitting down with the client to determine his needs, budget and style preferences. As he and his wife did not have children, he felt that he did not need more than about 100 square meters of space with a…