Saturday, January 23, 2010
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 windows adjusting the shape to a plywood template pinned inside and in the the master t&b they were preparing the connections for the sanitaryware. To optimise space we have decided to give up the separate shower and simply run it into the bath. In fact this works better as well as giving us more space. There is a separate walk-in closet which will also be tiled to match the t&b.
For those interested, the mixture used for the concrete is as follows: 1:2:4 or 1 bag of ordinary portland cement type 1; 2 bags washed sand; and 4 bags screened gravel, for a 3,000 lb/sq in strength.
Check out this video: Hyner/Mangligot House Construction 21-22 January 2010