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.
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.
Another box of ply wood to cover and hold the wet cement.
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.
Uncle and the crew are now working on the porch and they have created another steel bars to hold the roof of the porch.
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.
These steel bars are about 3′ deep to support the concrete beams that will hold the porch.
The floor of the porch needs another set of hallow blocks and steel bars.
See how big this porch is? It can hold up to 15 people.
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!
Uncle Victor is mixing another set of cement for the masonry.
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.
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.
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 :).
It was amazing how they were able to create a tall triangular trusses from scratch.
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.
The horizontal steel trusses are now installed, this is where the metal roof will be riveted.
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.
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.
The steel trusses in the porch looks gigantic, while the other picture looks stable – the back door.
All we can do is watch.
Or my wife can clean the dry leaves, we can help too!
This is how it looked like when all the steel trusses are installed.
A shot from another angle. Those thick steel at the edge will hold the gutter along with the roof.
To cover the front and back, Uncle Victor put the final set of hallow blocks at the top.
A cement plaster should be added to this part of the roof because the soffit should be installed in a flat dry wall.
My wife cleaning the front yard. This is how it looked like when cement plasters and steel trusses are installed.
Ate Day looks tough on this picture but her dog was full of smiles.