March 2013 – CONSTRUCTION OF PORCH AND STEEL ROOFING TRUSSES

Great progress on the second month, this page will show the concrete beams and steel trusses of the metal roof. But first, we need a tremendous amount of gravel, sand, cement, hallow blocks and steel bars to continue.

P1090308

To make the wall stronger, Uncle and the crew put up the final steel bar reinforcement on top of the wall to connect all the bars from below, this would make all the bars connected inside the masonry, and the metal roof trusses that would sit on top of the walls are heavy and it would need a solid concrete beams to hold on.

P1090316P1090329

Another box of ply wood to cover and hold the wet cement.

P1090327P1090350

This is how it would looked like when the concrete beams are dry, all are connected from bottom to top,  it looks compact and heavy, this is vital because these concrete beams will carry the weight of the steel trusses.

P1090376

Uncle and the crew are now working on the porch and they have created another steel bars to hold the roof of the porch.

P1090313

We were overwhelmed by the size of this porch, because we initially thought that it was only around 1.5 meters wide, but Ate Day decided to make it wider to accommodate more people.

P1090318

These steel bars are about 3′ deep to support the concrete beams that will hold the porch.

P1090312

The floor of the porch needs another set of hallow blocks and steel bars.

P1090368P1090380

See how big this porch is? It can hold up to 15 people.

P1090388P1090394

The porch beams are now completed! Manong is working in the soil that will be added to the ground to elevate the entire flooring of the bungalow. He flashes a smile!

P1090414

Uncle Victor is mixing another set of cement for the masonry.

P1090550

These are the metal bars that will be used as trusses to hold the metal roof. It is pre-painted with anti-rust coating. In this stage of construction we hired a professional roofing contractor, they specializes in metal roofing. We have decided to give this bungalow a decent roof that can withstand any typhoon that will enter the country.

P1090382

The contractors are welding the frames of the metal roof.
The white cloth and the soda drink have something to do with superstitions or beliefs.

P1090395P1090393

Manong Martin (the guy in white shirt) is the one supervising the construction of steel trusses. We also hired his team to do our interior ceiling :).

P1090403P1090401

It was amazing how they were able to create a tall triangular trusses from scratch.

P1090415P1090453

The steel bars inside the concrete beams are welded into the trusses, this will hold the roof and will add support to the entire roofing system. This can hold the roof against strong wind or typhoon that can lift or blow weak roofs.

IMG_0179

The horizontal steel trusses are now installed, this is where the metal roof will be riveted.

P1090445P1090523

Inside the bungalow, this is how it looked like. The concrete beams looks really solid, it can definitely carry the weight of all the steel trusses.

DSC_0387DSC_0386

The roof extends over 1′ outside to prevent the rain from reaching the windows. It is also a space for the exterior soffit that will be installed later. There goes the inspectors, my wife and my mother-in-law.

DSC_0406IMG_0162

The steel trusses in the porch looks gigantic, while the other picture looks stable – the back door.

IMG_0163DSC_0409

All we can do is watch.

IMG_0160

Or my wife can clean the dry leaves, we can help too!

IMG_0174

This is how it looked like when all the steel trusses are installed.

P1090602P1090584

A shot from another angle. Those thick steel at the edge will hold the gutter along with the roof.

P1090596

To cover the front and back, Uncle Victor put the final set of hallow blocks at the top.

P1090574IMG_0177

A cement plaster should be added to this part of the roof because the soffit should be installed in a flat dry wall.

IMG_0181

My wife cleaning the front yard. This is how it looked like when cement plasters and steel trusses are installed.

IMG_0182IMG_0183

Ate Day looks tough on this picture but her dog was full of smiles.

IMG_0164P1090622

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s