Tag: building a home
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…

tiling

TILING

With the painting of one unit complete, the painter has moved over to the next and allowed us to get started on the tiling. Tiles are set with a mixture of cement and tile grip and carefully leveled.  We will continue on with this progression of work so that the different trades men are not…

painting of walls and ceilings

PAINTING OF WALLS AND CEILINGS

With most of the sanding and painting complete, we now move on to the finish painting. This will be done in a phased approach since there are 4 units in this apartment block. We do want to make sure all painting is complete in a unit before we start the tiling, so after one unit…

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…

GETTING READY FOR FRAMING

On this project, we have been working on the interior walls because though it is an open type structure, there is a washroom storeroom and a semi closed kitchen area. These walls are being built with concrete hollow block sitting on reinforced concrete wall footings. We have also received all our lumber for the roof…

FLOOR SLAB AND ROOF FRAMING

With all the walls complete, columns pored and roughing for electrical and plumbing laid out, our construction crew moves on to their next tasks. While the walls were being laid, we had our steelworkers construct the trusses so that immediately after we could start the roof framing, including rafters and c-channels. Once the roof framing…

WALL RENDERING

After the second floor slab was completed, we turned our attention to the walls. All interior and exterior walls were constructed using 4″ or 6″ concrete hollow block , with steel reinforcing rod and full fill of cement. After the walls are constructed, we apply a cement parging finish which is trowel graded to a…

TURNOVER TO CLIENT

Today is turnover day, and things are almost complete. We are rushing last minute work to make the house livable, then will allow the client to move in and realx for a few days before completing the remaining work and fixing any deficiencies.

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…