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.