Project Description

A one bedroom small cottage house on the beach in Dauin, Negros Oriental.

Role:Project Management
Client:Jock Noble
Location:Dauin, Negros Oriental
Year Completed:In Progress
Value:2,000,000
Consultant:Reynaldo Katada

Project Overview

This small one bedroom cottage on a beach side lot in Dauin, Negros Oriental, will initially serve as the clients living quarters on his yearly vacations to the Philippines. With his tentative retirement in the next 2-3 years, he will then undertake the construction of his larger main house and will use the beachside cottage as his guest house.

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 with  concrete hollow block set…

DAUIN BEACH SIDE COTTAGE JANUARY UPDATE

Since our last update in October, a lot has happened. Interior finishing has been ongoing including kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, tile backsplash and decorative wood beams on the suspended ceiling, all in conjunction with sanding and painting. On the exterior we have been working on the stone cladding, painting,  terrace tiles and pebble finish.…

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.

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.

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 tied to the…

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 also been able to…

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.  

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 movement between walls…

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, we are not planning…