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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:49am On Oct 20
Exactly what was proposed. Will most likely do same.
Mop the place when needed.

Reduce the complication so we can bother about using trap or suitable method for the area with mandatory drain.

EgunMogaji2:


I did away with the floor drains and only kept the one in the showers. After all we don't have floor drains in the kitchen.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:48am On Oct 19
This is indeed a valid issue.

To mitigate this, my M&E engr suggested we do without the floor drain in the general open area like WC. Floor drain with trap will still be used for the shower area but none in the open floor area. just evacuate the water when needed.

Not at that stage yet, so undecided on that for now.

I also wonder how reliable the floor drains with trap are in keeping away those external agents.

bigrovar:
Hello my Oga in the house. I have a question about a small but quite important aspect of a house that is often over looked. Floor drain. I have noticed that they eventually become a major entry point for roaches and sometimes rodents (like rats mice)

The generic floor drain used in most homes is a big culprit. You can mitigate by periodically flushing down a mixture of sniper but you need to be doing this sometimes once every 2 months.

I once found a flood drain that has a closing spring system which allows you tap ( with your foot ) to close. Unfortunately they did not last and the closing mechanism eventually got stuck closed.

Does anyone have an idea how to have a floor drain that is designed to be resistance to pets and other crawlies. Is this something anyone here has noticed ?

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 4:51pm On Oct 07
Nice work.

Has this sample been screeded yet or not?

Just curious to know if it requires further surface preparation before painting or not?

Thanks

bolu1986:
Ibadan thank you we move


#pop designs
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 11:16am On Oct 05
Our designs are flat roof... we do the 0.55 metra always.

Normal corrugation is the defualt and more common and will do the job, especially since its hidden but someone explained something to me about the metra providing more water run-off hence less susceptible to leak. It made sense so I stuck with that since then.

On 0.77, I'm sure you know its an overkill but yeah you can if cost isn't an issue. But do the metra.

Check dedicated roofing threads for prices.

somehow:
Please house, how much is aluminium Long span:

0.55
0.70

Single corrugation (normal)
And
Double corrugation (metra)

Finally, which of the 2 options above is good for flat/slant roof?

Thanks in advance.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 11:03am On Oct 05
They are busy this period as construction is peaking, so travel out of town will not be so attractive to them.

We awarded ours together with the PoP work, jejely joined a queue while staging the other work .... with over 2k sqm combined to do btw internal & external, not taking chances with anyhow workmen.

I suggest you speak to your PoP guy, they always have those that work closely with them.


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Do you have anyone you can recommend? I’ll still do my due diligence and won’t hold you responsible grin[/quote

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 9:35am On Oct 04
~#300 on the average, labour only.

EgunMogaji2:
How much is screeding per square meter? Thanks.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:09am On Sep 29
You people should be calming down…

Read his comment again and reference to the section he highlighted…. “Some people…”

His post was not targeted at you directly, unless you are “some people” or you feel there is indeed something to hide/uncover.

bobkezel:

Like seriously? Even you? Pls can you point out or screenshot where this has been proven before. If you prove it I will shamefully leave this section, but if you can't prove it then woe on onto you... I used to think you have sense.. Shameless old fool...
Prove it here for all to see. You don't just open your stinky mouth and be talking bull$hit.
Pls stop disgracing your old age.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:57am On Sep 24
Full complement below FYI ...

8mm .. 210 pcs
10mm .. 133 -135 pcs
12mm .. 93-94 pcs
16mm .. 52-53 pcs
20mm .. 33-34 pcs
25mm .. 21-22 pcs

All 12m full length each, if complete.

Inception:

Bookmarked

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 9:01pm On Sep 23
You’ll also need an approximate average depth.

Use a dipstick to test for the deepest point and use that for a worst case volumetric calculation.

Also, the type of filling material you adopt will affect your volume due to different properties - laterite, sharp, white filling sand etc. depending on what’s available in Isolo.

Search the thread very well for density factors to use. Someone dropped those in the past.

Tims4real2002:
Hello everyone,

I want to fill a plot of land 138 by 48 feets which is swampy at Ago palace in Lagos. How many tippers of filling sands can be able to fill it with a 20 cubics truck?

Can someone pls help with ideas?

Thanks,

Tims.





Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 6:58pm On Sep 23
Good info… that’s multiple increment in a short span.

So, do you still have inventory that you’re selling at current/old prices?

topsy23:
Sir,/ma

Coleman is planning to increase price this week. They are not accepting payment since yesterday until tye new price is out. The memo was sent to all distributors. According to tye management they said the price of copper has increase and since the raw materials is not available locally.
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 1:07pm On Sep 23
16mm … 52/53
12mm … 93/94

Depending if you’re buying direct or from retailers, qty may differ by the odd one or two.

Qty above is what you get when purchasing directly.

temi4fash:
Please how many piece of iron rods is in 1 ton of 16mm and 12mm.

Thanks

CC Next
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:44am On Sep 23
There are plenty on this thread alone if you take time to look.

Also, search the entire property section. You should seek the owner’s consent as well before lifting.


Tiztonio:
I wish very much appreciate anyone that have design of flat roof bungalow(3 flat preferably). Just the 3D. Thank you

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:41am On Sep 23
Thanks man.

I know it’s not cheaper. That’s why we are only looking to use it in a limited area of an elevated portion of the roof, then surround the perimeter with PoP.

Will speak to someone offline that should be able to do it.

rotecch77:


Look for a very cool headed furniture man and show him this pics ( that is if you don’t have Builder that can handle such for you) and make sure you are always around to monitor it from A-Z if not you will not like the finishings outcome.

Material
- You can use imported pallet wood or furniture hard wood( but it must be well treated and seasoned) if not “dry rot” problem will act on it

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This is not cheap alternative to pop.
It’s a luxury ceiling finishing
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:34am On Sep 23
You sell wood and stuffs.

Do you do wood work too or know someone that does?

Thanks

hslbroker2:
this very lovely
Properties / Re: FLOORING: WHICH TILE SHOULD I GO FOR? AN ADVICE by megacontrol(m): 8:24am On Sep 23
Thank you for your insights…

I will be shopping for tiles soon and already noting a few front liners from here to contact. I will also come to Odunlade when it’s time, so will let you know.

Which of the listed type above is most suited for external wall as a substitute for bricks?

Thanks

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 6:32am On Sep 23
Hello chief,

I was searching for wooden ceiling and found this samples you posted recently.

Do you know anyone that can pull this or something similar off?

I need to combine wooden ceiling with PoP on a loft/pent, will be glad if you (or anyone for that matter) could point me in the right direction.

Thanks

rotecch77:


Currently the cheapest alternative to pop are many.
But the question is, can this match with your design of luxury home?

Some regular cheap common alternative materials to pop
- pvc ceiling
-ceiling board ( asbestos)
-plastering (plastering /screeding of under slab)

Luxury ceiling finishings
-pop
- special plastics/ Aluminum
- wood finishing
- special glass
-faux metal
Etc

Properties / Re: Casa Ava: The Finishing by megacontrol(m): 6:21am On Sep 20
Good day,
Was this sourced locally?
What's the brand, cost and supplier?

Thanks

EgunMogaji2:
How did I get along without a laser level all these time?

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Properties / Re: The Making Of 40ft Tank Stand With 8 By 4 H Channels COMPLETED by megacontrol(m): 5:59am On Sep 20
Good job.

This looks solid already by mere observation.

I have a case at hand where someone wants to raise an old stanchion further upward. It's a modern duplex that has been habituated for btw 5-10years and the tank stand was done with H-beam. Can it be easily extended upward to gain more head?

Thanks

michlins:
More pictures
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:20am On Sep 19
Thanks man for taking your time to break this down further, knowing that you've done so here many times in the past.

I had posted before seeing that you've made a post which addressed some of the points, then you still went ahead to do a follow up even when you didn't have to.

I have to agree that your painters don't just go straight to work but take time to explain why they do what, it's clear to see that comes right from the top.

Much appreciated.

gbadexy:

Most part of my experience comes from feedback from my painters and screeders who are actually on the field and encounter various challenges.
My main screeder told me he doesn't like working with or building screeded with portland cement ( grey cement).
He said after a couple of years, they tend to peel and fall off. They have tendency to crack also, especially if cheaply done with little p.v.a binder added. If sufficient extra binder is used, it would be better but then how is that much different from the basecoat. Only the filler in basecoat is replaced with little cement as the pop emulsion used to mix it also has basecoat filler.
Cement needs proper hydration and certain thickness and with cement, pop emulsion and whateverbond, it would be applied light and I suspect dry fast without sufficient time to hydrate.
Besides, I've stated it here severally that cement forms a chemical reaction with sand (silica) by gelling them. Both on the block surface and the plaster mix and they don't form any reaction with calcium carbonate in pop emulsion used to mix them. They just act as a further inert filler with the calcium carbonate in such capacity.
It may hydrate itself and harden somewhat but there is little interaction with the pop emulsion used to mix it. The only thing holding it to the wall is the pva bond added and the amount used would determine the strength.
I posted a building that was screeded close to six years before the owner decided to paint it as it was white and looked painted and was used as a reference point in the area ( white house).
Perhaps p.o.p experts and screeders can shed more light to say if they have ever encountered basecoat cracking. It's what oyinbo people use in screeding!

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:14am On Sep 19
Good concern you've raised.

While there are many ways to mitigate such effect... what do you reckon is the most practical approach from your experience?
That's without using a roof, thereby maintaining the contemporary appeal of the build.

Will coping the parapet make any difference?
That bland wall definitely has to be prepared to withstand weathering.

Thanks

UC92:

CUBISM
Nice rendering.
I like those Louvre like grill especially the one at the balcony, it will afford some privacy and good shades from sun rays.
What happens in the double volume space with high rise grill?
My worry is the weather effect on your parapet and external walls.
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:33am On Sep 19
You've lumped up a lot of stuffs into that long second paragraph. Easy to miss or mix them up.

Pls can you seperate for clarity? Thanks


gbadexy:
Screeding is done to give a smooth and soft layer on a plaster surface and it can be further sandpapered to give a smooth finish that regular cement plaster can't give.
If you don't screed, nothing would happen as long as you aren't using paint with sheen but if you use correct matte with low sheen or silk and you don't screed or at least prime it to smoothen the surface, the reflection of light on the wall surface would highlight the roughness and other faults on the surface.
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:30am On Sep 19
Yeah, its quite common to see cracks on external walls screeded with black cement.

Makes one wonder if the white cement or your suggested paint + sheen alternative would fare better for external walls in particular?

gbadexy:

I'm assuming you meant cement screeding ma'am.
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:27am On Sep 19
Exactly.

Especially for external screeding. You've really been paying attention

gabbytabby:
Most cracks occur after screeding so I would say no.

But for cracks that occur before screding it will cover it initially.

Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 6:37pm On Sep 13
CAVEAT: I am not a builder. You should probably listen to YOUR builder.

We leave carcass unroofed for long spells without issues.
We only do contemporary designs with flat/hidden roofs, which are only a fraction of the entire surface area. Plus frame structure always.
So it is continually exposed from beginning through the different stages and till the end.
We have all professionals on our projects 100% of the time.

Even after you roof, is weather (water/sun) forbidden to touch buildings for its lifetime?


Thank you.

somehow:


But it pools on the 1st floor decking (in some rooms), then forms vapor-like shapes (water ducts) underneath the decking (the ground floor.)

And what about the blocks with holes? It makes them strong too?

If i wanted it left unroofed for months, I wouldn't be here asking for the negative effects though..

Your response is actually an opposite of what I heard from other builders though but I appreciate.

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 5:29pm On Sep 13
think positive effect.. it gets stronger. it especially helps your casting, if any.
But at the end, try to fix the roof as soon as you can.

A few months of exposure to rain and sun cannot have serious adverse effect on your build. Just try to get the water to flow off and not pool on the floor.

somehow:
Building experts in the house,

Please what are the negative effects a building without a roof is likely to suffer if left that way for months due to impacts from the weather? (Rain and co).

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 3:54pm On Sep 13
Hello guys,

Different PoP cement brands below in the market based on availability;
- Arkim
- Portman
- Nejma
- Diamondgips

------

PoP Paint
- Contractor
- Glova
- Risen

which comes more recommended?

Thanks

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Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:41pm On Sep 10
Nice. where is your project location?

Who did your PoP?

DancingSkeleton:
for these doors? shocked
I'm hoping to use wooden doors for the rooms in my project then a good foreign or local made one for the entrance. I just finished the pop fixing, door fixing is next hopefully.
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:40pm On Sep 10
Please can you throw more light on the picture posted?

Can those bricks only be used on the tracks or can be used directly on a wall.

Kindly expatiate, if you can.

Cheers

Greenarrow01:
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Properties / Re: Casa Ava: The Finishing by megacontrol(m): 7:37pm On Sep 10
Seen.

Thanks a lot.

[quote author=EgunMogaji2 post=105536821][/quote]
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 8:10am On Sep 10
Still valid. the chinese equivalent he got at 25k is way inferior.

Toks windshield for a 2010 Honda SUV (Pilot or CRV) was 35k two months ago.
So one should know what he's getting from a brand new chinko one at 25k for 2013 RR.

n3xt:


2013
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 7:22am On Sep 10
And you think you got the same quality in the 25k Chinese equivalent?

Even a toks windshield for toyota or honda SUV don't cost 25k, let alone a RR.

erico2k2:

U know, I can tell that some persons never import anything into 9ja from their stories.There is nothing you wont find in 9ja mkt unless you dont look in the right places.my personal story, I dnt know if you saw my range rover thread: anyways I bought the front wind shield for nearly £1200, was going to ship it with the car, o n same day nah so I say make I shift the glass small make I put something inside car nah so I hear chaaa chaa cha, glass shattered, I was so upset and frustrated. I called my boy at Lagos to go and price glass for 2013 range rover sport cos I dnt wanna risk it again shipping it in the back nah so E come back say Oga nah N25K both fixing and buying, I said are you sure he said yes Oga nah Ware house, Chinese people get big factory here nah there we all dey buy any glass. Behold when I arrived I only paid N25k, the moral of my story is this. We have the best of the best in our makt in Nigeria for Nigerians, its just have to do with the size of ones pocket and they way you carry your self plus expectations!
Properties / Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by megacontrol(m): 6:52am On Sep 10
Same here. Which part of ogun state are you looking at?

Maybe someone can share insights on prime locations in Ogun State? WIll prefer to limit to ijebu zones i.e. Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Iperu and the likes.
Epe or Egba are out of reckoning this time around.


Jeff68:
I plan on buying some land there soon!!

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