Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Over half the roof of the Hyner house is now metal tiled. Great sheets of the stuff have been pulled up on the roof for the past three days. Inside a variety of work continues. Ceiling panels are going up in most rooms as well as windows. Those in each bathroom are frosted for greater […]

Fencing does of course have another meaning in the English language, but I am pleased to report that the revised structural plan for our perimeter fence is now ready and we hope will receive the necessary approvals from the city engineer’s department this week so our fencing contractor can get on with construction. The amendments […]

When we arrived at the site a couple of days ago, from a distance, it looked as if they had already installed insect screens in two windows of the Mangligot house. On closer inspection we realized that it was large dimension steel wire security netting to protect the materials they will store temporarily in the […]

Although it’s a Sunday we invariably find some of the construction team working for at least part of the day. The photos and video were taken first in the cloudy morning and then in the sunny, blue sky afternoon. Arches above the lanai supporting the viewing deck are now visible. It makes a bold statement […]

Good progress has been made on the Mangligot house and effectively the walls of both houses will have been completed in under 30 days which is pretty good going. The roof trussed were going into place and the pitch checked. Walls were receiving their first of many coats of primer. Masons were at work on […]

The external walls are now complete and our contractor is finishing the internal walls. Several were drying out in their formers while others were being poured with concrete. Scaffolding was being erected over the lanai to construct the viewing balcony/terrace. While the men were taking their merienda break (afternoon tea break) we took a look […]

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 […]

The first walls are constructed for the parking/garage/storeroom using the box system of construction. The window openings in the front wall are prepared using prefabricated curved shapes. Despite its intended use, we wanted it to look like just another part of the house, hence it will have windows to match those for the house. Check […]