Project Description

This Sibulan House Renovation involves the addition of a second story on to an existing 1 story structure, complete with exterior remodeling and first floor upgrades.


Role:Project Management
Client:The Woodard Family
Location:Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Surface Area:400 sqm
Year Completed:In Progress
Value:5-6 million
Consultant:Reynaldo Katada

Project Overview

A conversion from a one story classic style bungalow into a Modernistic 2 story house.

Sibulan House Renovation

This Sibulan house renovation came about when a man purchased a house sight unseen and when visiting it for the first time found that it just did not suit him. Though disappointed about the style, he and his family fell in love with the location and absolutely stunning view. Instead of walking away, he decided to explore the possibility that the house could be remodeled into his dream home.

To start, the client forwarded to us numerous photo examples of what his vision was for this property and we set about researching whether it was all possible.

The biggest change desired by the client was the addition of a second story on to the existing first story structure. In order to do this there would be an increase in load on the existing structure, so before we could go further it was necessary to employ a structural engineer to calculate what would needed to be done to support the added weight. Luckily, we had a copy of the ooriginal drawings for the Engineer to work from, then he had to do an on-site inspection to ensure that the as built conditions coincided with the plans. This was confirmed and the Engineer was able to give us a broad outline of what would be needed to beef up the existing structure to suit the new story story. The calculated costs and extent of the work led us to the conclusion that this addition was possible within a minimal cost structure.

Now confident of the project’s viability, we set to the task of design. At this stage we sat down with our design team headed by Reynaldo Katada, and when over the clients vision , referring to the numerous photos he sent to us as examples of what he was looking for.

After the client saw Rey’s tentative designs and gave the thumbs up, we  sat down with the client and his wife in front of the design computer and worked through tweaking the designs to come up with a final plan the customer was happy with.

We then discussed scheduling and budget pricing and it was decided that the first phase would involve the remodeling of the existing ground floor to provide a high end large en suite washroom, while also doing the necessary structural work to support the main renovation of adding the second story.

A firm price was estimated for the first phase, a contract signed and now the process is underway for project start-up.

Proposed Second Story Addition Renderings

Existing 1 Story Structure


Just putting the finishing touches on the fencing and this project will be complete after a long 2 years! completing the steel framing and spikes then putting on the the chain link fencing at the South end of the property On the North and East sides we are doing the painting At the top end(west…


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.…


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.


We are just down to the last finishing details. With all these done and the painting touched up, the only major thing to complete will be the upstairs flooring.


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…


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…


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.


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…


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…


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…