Villa G's Travels and Villa Cengkeh Bali

Friday, November 27, 2015

Construction 8: Roof continued

The construction of the roof continues.  It is a big job.  The timbers are cut and trimmed with hand tools, assembled on the ground to assure that they work together and have the correct dimensions.  Then disassembled and each piece are raised up one at a time.  Wooden pegs are slipped into the assembly to hold them together.  Subsequently, cross braces are bolted on.  Electric drills are used for the bolt holes; otherwise the tools are hand tools like saws, hatchets, chisels etc.

Everyday the wife of the roof construction boss comes with offerings to place in the newest parts of the structure.  This is a local Hindu custom.
Readying the column for the living room roof

Offerings to be placed in the newest roof section

Yes, those are stones on her head

East Roof

Final trim of the timber
Hand trimmed joints
The basic tools for fitting the timbers

Roof sections being assembled for quality control before raising

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Construction 7: Starting the Roof

Did somebody say "swimming pool"?
We have returned to Bali and had a tour of the progress on the house with Roland yesterday.  Many things are happening, but the most obvious is that the roof construction on the house has begun.  In addition, we got to see first hand the pool.  The pool's concrete is setting still (one week old today) and soon the wood supports will come out and the water-proofing plaster will go on.  After that sets then the tiles are put into place.

The electricians have been burying the conduits for the wiring in the brick walls and the plumbers have been burying the pipings in the floors.  Plastering is going full tilt everywhere.  The well is still being drilled.  It is currently at 62 meters and cutting through stone.  It is a slow project all on its own.
The guest wing looking toward the sea (north)

Susan's pool from east to west

The drive coming up to the carport etc

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Construction 6: Pouring the Swimming Pool Concrete

After extensive preparation for the past six weeks, Roland's crew poured the concrete to form the 25 meter long swimming pool that Susan has designed.  It is curved at one end to a nice swallow area for Dana and kids to play.

The pool form
The pool was dug down to paras stone and in some places even a half meter more.  Then a concrete block wall was constructed and a form built with wood.

They has spend the last several days bring in supplies for the concrete making which is done on site, including more than 30,000 liters of water.
Behind the scenes work

Don't miss the videos below.  They worked from dawn today, until dark.  All the concrete needed to be poured in one go without stopping to avoid leaks, Roland has said.