Hi guys, I have been following all the discussions here and on Nairaland. So I just started my project which would involve using alternative affordable building techniques using interlocking bricks, bio-digester soakaway and any other affordable and ecofriendly techniques.
So I already fabricated my interlocking machine here in Nigeria and we started the foundation yesterday.
This is what we intend building. Would keep the house informed. Thanks guys and wishing us all good luck in our projects.
Thread bookmarked. This will be an interesting one.
Yeah! Just one day into the project the masons have started over calculating(in my opinion). The foundation length is 96m and they dug 1.2m deep, now the mason are estimating that we would use a total of 2985 blocks 😁😁😁. When all the apps on the internet and expert opinion are calculating 1600 based on our dimensions. Well I have told them to recalculate and we would only provide what is needed. 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩
guysmilee134 the last sentence is the way to go. Added to that monitor use of material to avoid wastage.
So we have completed the foundation trenches and preparing to start the block work and columns.
Good morning guys, so we have been moving on smoothly I would say until I noticed this error this morning. I have told the engineer that it should be removed and recasted even if it means breaking the blocks.
Thanks to God we have finally completed the DPC after four months. 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊
Good. Good. Great!
Are there any learnings from this phase of the project that you’d like to share with first-time owner builders?
brabus Well my main issue was supervision. I was supervising by proxy so it was difficult to insist on the exact quality and concrete mix. But I tried my best to enforce it. I also was able to procure my materials directly from the sellers which is better. I am looking forward to the next stage soon Insha Allah
guysmilee134 Wishing you speedy completion.
However, do not try to navigate the rough waters alone. Feel free to peruse this platform if you have any need for help.
brabus Yes actually. I have gone through most of the posts and corrections on this group. I use the calculator almost everyday 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏.
guysmilee134 Good to hear that the platform is adding great value to your project. It inspires us to do more
What’s the latest on this beautiful project?