Building a Philippine House – Index

Constructing a Philippine Household – Index

Making a household in the Philippines. We  built a property on Panay Island in the Philippines.  We’ve documented our undertaking with photos, text and developing charge stories.  This webpage is an index to our posts. Maintain in intellect that we are not architects or engineers so never choose our views as gospel.  We been very open about issues that went erroneous and why.  That could give the impression that we are unsatisfied with the dwelling we crafted.  Nothing could be even more from the truth.  We enjoy our house and our lifetime listed here.  Yes, some factors could have been performed in a different way if we knew then what we know now.  Isn’t that always the case? We are open about our missteps because we’d like to give our viewers a chance to understand from our ordeals.

We continue to update these posts  to replicate our calendar year to yr activities with the merchandise, resources and patterns we applied in developing the residence nearly 4 many years back.  For example, our CAE faucet unsuccessful quickly, so we advise getting a further manufacturer.  Our Hunter ceiling lovers are an unexpected disappointment. Our Pedrollo water pump has worked flawlessly so can propose that brand name.  Our quite expensive P7,200 Hwaco “stainless steel” sink receives rusty, but our P1,200 laundry sink is wonderful.

At last, in this narrative we sometimes categorical stress with our building crew.  If they had a site, we’re certain that they’d return the favor!  These matters are inescapable when taking care of any big assignments.  Nonetheless, we experience actual passion for our crew, and deeply recognize their tolerance, honesty and hard function, work which has specified us a wonderful location to are living out our years.

House in 2013

Household in 2013

  • Shopping for Philippine actual estate: Obtaining our great deal
  • Surveying our residence: Boundary survey
  • Creating a hollow block fence all around our house: Developing a perimeter fence
  • Building a indigenous bamboo residence: Constructing a bamboo dwelling – a “bahay kubo”
  • Our island in the rice fields: Filling the large amount
  • Our property structure. Employing an architect: Home Style
  • Designing a residence for a tropical local weather: Interesting Roofs and Awesome Buildings for the Tropics
  • Planning a property in earthquake inclined Philippines: Earthquake Seismic Design Philippines
  • Building a household to be protected in a superior criminal offense area: Design and style in Security
  • Selecting Architects and Contractors: Architects and builders
  • Creating Permits in the Philippines, how and how significantly?: Developing and Zoning Permits
  • Hiring and supervising your individual building crew: Being your personal contractor in the Philippines
  • We dig our Philippine h2o nicely: Digging a drinking water well
  • Developing a native bamboo home: Building a bamboo property – a “bahay kubo”
  • Shopping for a cement mixer and concrete vibrator: Obtaining construction equipment
  • Striving to locate respectable cement blocks for our dwelling: Buying hollow block (cement block)
  • We make our have winows and trusses : All about metal and fabrication (welding)
  • Battling to make respectable concrete in the Philippines: Concrete Top quality, Concrete Vibration
  • Receiving started out, laying out the dwelling: Structure
  • Columns and beams, the heart of a Philippine home: Concrete Columns and Beams
  • Hollow block partitions, battling to make them sturdy: Partitions
  • Reinforcing bar, how to do it ideal: Rebar Splicing – suitable and incorrect
  • Roof design and style selections for the Philippine property: Roof Style
  • We weld up our possess roof trusses: Developing roof trusses – welding
  • Roof truss and roofing content for the Philippine residence: Roof trusses and  roofing
  • Philippine electrical units, resolving a puzzle: Residential Electrical Systems in the Philippines
  • We decide to use stranded wire: Stranded v. Reliable Electrical Wire
  • We store for and obtain a backup electric power generator: Backup Generator
  • Wiring in our backup generator, not as uncomplicated as it sounds!: Wiring a Backup Generator
  • How to plumb your property to steer clear of upcoming difficulties: Plumbing
  • Home windows, how we make our have: Home windows, we make our own casement windows
  • Plastering the walls of our Philippine home: Ending (plastering) the walls
  • Ceiling structure and ceilings – steel and Hardiflex, not wood: Ceiling Support Procedure and Ceilings
  • We pour our concrete floors: Concrete Floors
  • Lovely and affordable flooring tile, a Philippine as well as: Tiling
  • Roof drainage, catch basins and septic process: Drainage and Wastewater (Septic System)
  • Our beautiful garage from leftover components: Making our garage
  • Woodworking, we build our own door casings: Carpentry
  • We determine on break up air conditioners: Air Conditioning
  • The charge of jogging our air conditioners: Air Conditioning – Working Fees
  • Ceiling supporters, shop diligently: Ceiling Admirers
  • Counter tops that will final without end: Granite Counter tops
  • Kitchen cupboards, we economize: Kitchen area Cabinets and Closets
  • We acquire a fancy Italian kitchen area vary and adore it: We get a Bompani prepare dinner stove
  • Paint and painting, we use our own crew and Boysen paint: Paint and Painting
  • Our problems and how you can prevent them: Study from our faults
  • Window screens, not as neccessary as you’d imagine: Window Screens
  • We transfer into our just about completed property: We go in!
  • How much did it expense to establish our Philippine home?: Final Construction value report
  • Garden and and landscaping, we adhere with the fundamentals: Landscaping and Gardening
  • Approach ahead for World wide web company: Internet
  • Serious estate taxes, what a welcome modify from New York!: Actual Estate Taxes



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