Thursday, February 26, 2009

Framing started

timber frame construction is very common around the world. You can pay more to get steel frame but structurally they are quite similar as long as you protect your timber frame house from termite.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Still awaiting Framing to start

this is the estate we are building, Alamanda Estate at Point Cook, about 20km from Melbourne city
(distance roughly from Yuen Long to Tsuen Wan via Tai Lam Tunel in HK)
very similar to large estate in HK, gym, pool, tennis court, kids playgrounds, childcare, schools, parks, optical fibre internet..... sounds not bad , isn't it?
something never seen in HK is a land sale office. you buy a piece of land first then employ a building company to build a house. the land you buy is at permanent title , you can keep the land forever.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

awaiting Framing

some said pouring water onto the slab will help the slab to cure ( as the surface of the concrete dry so quick but the core is still wet), so we did.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Construction started

photos of preparation of concrete foundation, yes the white stuff are foam plastic, but this is not for the builder to save concrete, this is called a waffle pod concrete slab which is better then just concrete.