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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

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…

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.…

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…

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 and painting

CEILING AND PAINT BASE COAT

With the skim coat finished on the wall, we now start the ceiling grid layout and base coat painting of the walls. The ceiling is suspended with a grid of furring channels and for the top floor we cut and place semi rigid rockwool insulation as both a sound barrier to rain on the metal…

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…

PHASE 2 – MAIN RENO

With washroom renovation  now complete, the clients have visited and left and are preparing for the final move here in late 2017. With their departure the real work begins as we start the second phase of this project which is the addition of a second story. We begin by stripping the house of anything that…

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…

A/C, FLOORING AND CEILING

With the electrical roughing all complete, we then started on Air conditioning, ceiling and flooring. The client provided 3 five ton floor models which were used for the main call center floor and for all the offices we used new split type inverter units. All compressors were mounted on the exterior catwalk adjacent to the…

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…

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…

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…

nipa hut

SIBULAN BEACH HOUSE – NIPA HUT

The clients need to vacate their leased premises by the end of December, so we are on a tight timetable to get their initial living quartes finished quickly. We are construction a 1 room traditional Nipa hut, however this is not going to be a shack. The intention is that after the main house is…

valencia construction

VALENCIA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Structural Shell Nearing Completion Planning Our Upcoming Tradesman Scheduling Over the past month, our Valencia construction project has progressed nicely and is pretty well on schedule. The Columns and beams are about 95% complete and as we have been building the structure, we have had other members of our construction crew, working on the walls.…