I got asked for photos of the apartments being constructed all in one post (as the original ones are scattered over a lot of individual posts on the blog). So here they are! Hover over each photo for a description
Now on to the upper level or second apartment construction. These were done several months apart with the first apartment being built while I was in the United Kingdom and the second one done while in Cebu,Philippines in phases.
As the last stages of work started workers got slower and started to not show up for work (mainly down to having enough money to gamble and get drunk). This resulted in eventually having to do a lot of the work myself including most of the electrics, tiling, painting and some of the plumbing. The one thing I do have a problem with in the plumbing is people have an obsession with burying it in concrete. Generally I try to make all plumbing accessible for repairs especially when so much of the plumbing in the Philippines is prone to rusting as well as loose fitting joints.
In the last photos you will notice Aprils mother as she had to watch over the workers the whole time they are on site due to the fact they have a habit of stopping work if your not watching them. The ceiling took 3 days to paint for 2 guys! That isn’t including the fact I gave it a coat of undercoat each night as well to speed them up.