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SPANISH STYLE VILLA CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE 08 30

Layout and excavation for column footings Fabricating the rebar matting for footings and columns Pouring the footing then forming and pouring the columns with concrete Getting started on the cement hollow block walls Preparing the forms for the round columns on the terrace and putting in place  reinforcement for beams at the first floor Getting…

VILLA CONSTRUCTION APRIL TO JUNE

CHB wall construction for the ground floor level Building columns with reinforcing rod, then forming and pouring concrete Stripping the basement roof forms and starting to excavate and prepare the master bedroom suite Building all the roof beams Putting up the Concrete Hollow Block Walls in the master bedroom Rendering the CHB walls Digging out,…

DAUIN SEMI DETACHED HOME CONSTRUCTION UPDATE 03/15

THIS HOUSE IS FOR SALE (ONLY 6.5 MIL PHP)- IF INTERESTED , PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK https://dumaguetedreamhomes.com/portfolio/casa-alexandria-dauin-community/#sd-duplex-1 After excavation, it is time to prepare and install the steel reinforing rod for the footing ,columns and tie beams. Being a 2 story structure on sandy soil , we use 16 mm rebar for everything to ensure…

VILLA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MARCH 15TH

When we started excavation, we ran into a not totally unexpected issue. Being on a plateau in the hills there was the high likelihood that we would hit rock when digging and sure enough it was there. We adapted and decided that instead of doing a large scale excavation for the entire footprint of the…

sea wall construction

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…

CONTINUING SITE DEVELOPMENT

Site Development for this project involves many different components. The first thing we have done is build a large bunk house and storage facility. For this project, we will be here for a longer period and have many more workers than normal so we have not skimped on size and space. The next thing is…

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.…

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…

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…

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 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…

roofing

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…

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…

SKIM COATING OF WALLS

With all the electrical and plumbing roughing done, we have turned our attention to finishing all the walls. What we have found to be best for this is a product called Zemcoat which is applied over the rough cement parging finishing of the concrete hollow block walls. With that process nearly complete, our next plans…

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…