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The locals thought me crazy when I said that we will build this 2/3 bed unit project with Zero Hollow blocks.
Pictures of progress or possible catastrophic failure to follow.
 

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Fred..... Keep us posted on your build please? Pictures would be great. 

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1 hour ago, fred said:

The locals thought me crazy when I said that we will build this 2/3 bed unit project with Zero Hollow blocks.
Pictures of progress or possible catastrophic failure to follow.
 

What do you intend to use for construction? 

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17 minutes ago, Old55 said:

Fred..... Keep us posted on your build please? Pictures would be great. 

We started building it 6 months ago so pics coming soon..
(I`m looking for them now.. Where did I put them??)
Only 2 men working with me.
I`m self appointed engineer,Architect,foreman and general dogs body/labourer/painter decorator etc.
Purposely slow going to keep my mind off of all the B.S that the world has thrown at us all of last year and this..
Not finished yet. Probably in April.

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

What do you intend to use for construction? 

We have done quite a lot of construction here over the last 20 years.. This project was supposed to eradicate all the mistakes we have made in the past.
Main problem we have with our existing house is that it is being eaten away at an alarming rate by a number of different kind of flying and crawling ants and termites.
No hollow blocks and only timber in the bungalow will be the hard wood doors.

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First thing I wanted to eliminate was the endless ordering of 1/2 plywood sheets and Coco lumber they normally use for column forms.
The so called marine plywood only lasts for a couple of pours and then it deteriorates and before you know it they are ordering more.
We cut to length galvanised C-Perlins and welded them together as in the pic below..
After use just paint them with red lead and they are good to go for future projects.
 

 

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Good luck with your build, Fred! I hope it goes well for you. I am very interested to see how it all goes.

1 hour ago, fred said:

The locals thought me crazy when I said that we will build this 2/3 bed unit project with Zero Hollow blocks.
Pictures of progress or possible catastrophic failure to follow.
 

Best of luck to you, Fred! I hope it all goes well. I am very interested to hear and see how it all goes together since L and I intend to replace the workshop small house here with a decent workshop/bodega or nipa hut for tools/supplies and guests... I don't expect to build any more buildings from hollow blocks... Please keep us posted on your progress and post lots of photos?

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9 hours ago, fred said:

No hollow blocks and only timber in the bungalow will be the hard wood doors.

OK so what are the walls going to be built from? 

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The other huge aim to this build is a roof design that promotes passive cooling and with minimal or even zero insulation.
Most houses here are a good example of how I would build a solar oven.


 

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