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Concrete And Mortar: Laying Concrete Hollow Block

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:38 PM We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series on how we built our concrete fence in Davao City, Philippines. This post will include a look at the concrete hollow block (CHB) laying, the mortar and concrete mixes and the Filipino method of making “concrete sandwiches”. Concrete […]

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Concrete Fence: Building Footers and Columns

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:36 PM So far in this series about building our concrete fence in the Philippines, I’ve written about buying our lot, the design, the contract, materials, clearing the lot, receiving materials, and finally pouring some concrete. In this post, I’ll talk about the concrete columns and footers themselves. A Word On The […]

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Concrete Fence Prep

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:33 PMSo far in this series about building our concrete fence in the Philippines, I’ve written about buying our lot, working on the design, signing a contract, some of the costs of materials, partially clearing the lot, and receiving the first materials In this post, I’ll talk a about more of the […]

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Our Concrete Fence: Setup and Materials

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:31 PMSo far in this series on building our concrete fence in the Philippines, I’ve written about buying our lot, finding a fence designer, working on the design, signing a contract to build, and some of the costs of materials required. In this post, I’ll talk a little about […]

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Building In The Philippines: The Lot

Last updated on: 9th April, 2016, 4:12 PM In 2014, we bought lot in Davao City, Philippines on which to build a house. In an area where lot sizes usually range from 100 to 300-square meters, our “more or less” 768-square meter lot is huge. It was part of a much larger parcel of land that […]

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Concrete Fence: Contract, Plans and Cost

Last updated on: 20th July, 2017, 3:29 PM  In the first part of this series on the building of our concrete fence design in Davao City, Philippines, we covered the search for a designer and builder and tips on the design process. In this part we’ll take a look at the plans we designed, talk about the contract […]

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