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siquijor resort construction restaurant

PROGRESS JULY AND AUGUST

Installing the tiles in the cottages. Constructing the bamboo railings on the outside of the cottage terraces. Putting  the nipa roofing onto the restaurant wood framing compacting the floor for the restaurant, then rough in plumbing and electrical, tie rebar matting then pour cement for the slab. Finishing the restaurant with tiles, paint, firewall, etc

siquijor resort construction

APRIL TO JUNE PROGRESS

We now have 3 of the nipa roofs on and have started demolishing the existing water storage tank where the 4th cottage will go. We have applied Zemcoat finish to the wall and begun base coat primer paint. As well we have started the initial phases of the restaurant structure, pouring our footings and columns…

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.…

dauin home construction

FINISHING AND FENCING MARCH UPDATE

It’s been a long time since the last post on this construction project, so a lot to go over. Back in November we had just finished the parging/rendering on the hollow block walls and then began the roof framing. This was done by site fabrication of steel trusses using 2×2 angle bar, then  after placing…

aluminum windows

ALMOST DONE

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…

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…

partition walls tiling washroom , well and stair structure

INTERIOR PARTITION WALLS AND KITCHEN RENOVATION

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…

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…

GREAT PROGRESS TOWARDS COMPLETION

The deadline for the turnover is fast approaching, and we do not have any leeway. The client and his family is packing up all their belongings in the U.S. and make a final move here to Dumaguete in only 8 weeks. When he arrives , we have to be done. To make sure this happens…

PREPARING FOR CLOSE IN OF STRUCTURE

Currently we are working on numerous things on this project. We have just about finalized all the rough in for plumbing and electrical and have been parging all the walls with cement. At the same time we have been fabrication and installing all the roof trusses, purlins and steel framing for the soffit and fascia.…

CONSTRUCTION RIGHT ON SCHEDULE

Saying the construction is right on schedule is something we very rarely hear in the Philippines. Honestly as hard we try, staying on schedule during a project here is difficult with almost daily frustrations in terms of manpower and materials. More commonly we face issues of suppliers out of material stock and/or labor delays due…

FINISHING AND TURNOVER

With the client pushing for turnover of the completed project as soon as possible so that they can commence operations, the push is on to finalize all the finishing details. Doors need to be hung, painting touch ups completed and both the electrical and air conditioning systems requiring energization and testing, our men are working…

house construction finishing

SAN MIGUEL HOUSE FINISHING

Our Clients have graciously been a little flexible on the turn-over date of their new home, due to the typical slowdown over the Christmas Holidays. Currently we are at the finishing stages of this construction and are completing tiling, cabinets and granite counter tops, painting, plumbing and electrical fixtures. Our major push in the closing…

drywall ceiling

BOARDING AND INSULATING OF CEILING

With the roofing complete and watertight, our men have moved on to finishing the ceiling. First, the grid is insulated using 2″ expanded polystyrene rigid insulation, then the gyproc boards are screwed into place. Holes are cut where light fixtures are to be installed and all electrical conduit is placed to those locations. We are…

APPROACHING TURNOVER DATE

We are now getting close to the turnover date to the client and things are going fast and furious in attempt to meet our deadline of September 30th. We are concurrently doing the tiling, painting, kitchen cabinets, electrical fixtures and much much more. With so many tradesmen working in the same area at one time,…

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FINISHING

Now with the concrete floor slab complete, we turn our attention to both interior and exterior finish. On the interior, the walls are sanded once again and treated with a smoothing compound. A base coat of primer is applied to the walls after the compound is thoroughly dry. The same process is undertaken on the…

ROOFING AND CLOSE IN

With the walls, columns and beams all structurally complete, we now fabricate steel joists to form the structural element of the roofing system. This is a two slope layout with the highest elevation near the middle of the building, sloping to the outside walls where it goes through through the opening between the exterior double…