Saturday, August 12th, 2017

We visited the construction site mid-morning today to capture some photos using my SLR digital camera and a range of lenses. The pictures do not really need captions. They simply show a team working very hard to complete our project. This blog is therefore more of a photo journal. Check out this video: Hyner House […]

The dimensions of our house are now much clearer. It has grown both new external and internal walls so that the first rooms are starting to appearing. The pillars supporting the porch are also now in place. The entrance steps are quite wide and make for an impressive centerpiece for the front of the house. […]

Several new walls had appeared on the Hyner house when we visited today so they seem to have something of a production line running now they have gained expertise with the first insulated concrete walls. The concrete mixer was also back in action again. I tried to take pictures of the building but it is […]

Things are beginning to take shape and in the absence of the release of the building permits the site is being prepared in every other way short of pouring concrete. So in a sense concreteless progress is being made! This is probably the first time the box construction system has been used in Santiago City. […]

The switch to 24-hour operation has made a big difference and we wonder why this wasn’t done from the start. However, given that the building permit application process has been so protracted, the delay in the back fill hasn’t actually held up construction. Yesterday they redistributed and compacted around seven truck loads of fresh gravel […]

No mains water? No problem. Just drill for it. It’s amazing when you realise how many properties in this country rely on underground water supplies. All you need is to drill a deep water well. I say all you need but the reality is that it takes a lot of strength to manually drill these […]