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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…

HOME CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MAR 15

The first thing we do, like all jobs we start is to layout or “plot” the location where the builing is going to sit on the property. We do this with our surveyor Josh Cabio of I-Sukod to ensure no mistakes are made. We then start excavation whehr the column and wall footings will go.…

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…

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.…

kitchen renovation

GOING FLAT TO THE WALL

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…

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…

kitchen cabinets

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.

suspended ceiling with insulation

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…

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…

STARTING THE FINISHING WORK

Over the past week or two we have been working on several different things. We have installed all the Amakan soffit on the underside of the eaves and fitted on fascia boards. We have also started the framing of the terrace which will be native style with Lauan wood joists and purlins with Nipa roofing.…

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…

STARTING THE OPEN AIR LIVING STRUCTURE

The 3 bedroom and washroom phase of this project has been turned over to the clients and now we have turned our efforts to the last remaining structure, which is an open air kitchen, living and dining room. We have also constructed a new native stile fence made of bamboo supports and struts with 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.

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…