Tag: footings

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…

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…

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.…

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…

CONSTRUCTION ONGOING FEBRUARY 2018 SIQUIJOR RESORT

We started by laying out the different buildings with the help of our surveyor Josh Cabio. When we knew where everything was going we began demolishing the existing structures that were going to be in the way. We left 2 structures that were built on top of water reservoirs so that we would still be…

construction of wall

FENCING

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.…

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…

FOOTINGS FOR COLUMNS AND WALLS

After the excavation, we have fabricated our steel reinforcing for the column and footings. Once set in place approximately 2″ above a 6″ layer of choker rock within the excavated holes, we pour cement. After the column footings are poured, we pour wall footings between the columns and start with the concrete hollow block. The…

demolition of existing house

SITE MOBILIZATION AND DEMOLITION

The first step has been to build a bunkhouse and bodega. Our men stay on iste during the week so we need a place for them to sleep, as well as a place to store our materials that is safe and dry. The next step is to get rid of the existing building on the…

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…

EXCAVATION PREPARATION FOR FOOTINGS

We have finished the layout of this single story cottage on the beach and now have started with the excavation. We will be going down a minimum of 1 meter, and maybe more depending on the soil conditions. As it is only one story and will not have high structural loading, we are not planning…

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…

WALLS ARE UP

After pouring all the footings, columns and beams, we then focused on getting all the walls up. We used a special mix concrete hollow block to provide better quality walls , as we do in all our projects, and these walls were all reinforced with 10 mm reinforcing steel bar. Once the hollow block walls…

NATIVE HYBRID PROJECT START UP

Getting ready to start this new 2 story native hybrid house construction, the fist thing we need to do was lay out the footprint of the building. Once we know exactly where the placement of the structure on this lot will be, we started excavation prepare for our column and exterior wall footings. Being close…

sibulan beach house bedroom construction

SIBULAN BEACH HOUSE – MAIN HOUSE START

With the clients succesfully in their new Nipa House by the end of December, it was time to begin the main structures. The next one is to be the 3 bedroom structure, which again will be built from native materials , however wull be build on reinforced cement footings, with concrete columns. the floor will…

COLUMNS

Footing complete, our next job is to tie all our column rebar frames into the footings as well as connecting all column rebar to the tie beam rebar. The these pours will take place in two stages. The first will be hich enough so that the bottom portion of the columns will be done at…

PREPARING THE REBAR

Excavation complete, we start putting together all the rebar frames which will serve as reinforcement within the poured concrete footings and tie beams. Once ready we again take precise measuremnts and set the frames in place. We check everything is located properly one last time then pour the concrete for all our footing and tie…