Saturday, August 8, 2015

Condo Fit-Out: Scope of Work

Here's the Scope of Work/Material:

1. Ceiling Installation, cove lighting
2. Super White Tile installation in the living area and kitchen floor
3. Vinyl wood plank flooring in the second floor (Loft)
4. Stairs
5. Closet cabinet and drawers underneath the stairs.
6.. Electrical lighting and accent cove light
7. Kitchen sink, counter top,  hanging and cabinet installation
8. T&B wall and floor tiles installation
9. Fixtures
10. Waterproofing
11. Steel bars and anchor bolt (Loft Frame and railing)
12. Overall painting

Total cost of project.. tantananaaaaaaaaaan

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata

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Condo Fit-Out: Tile Flooring
Condo Fit-Out: Requirements

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Condo Fit-Out: Requirements

For the requirements, you need to ask your building admin and engineer before you can start renovating your condo. As mentioned on my previous post, we are planning to have a small loft or mezzanine to maximize the space and because we have a high ceiling.

Requirements are the following:

Architectural drawings

You need to submit architectural drawings by a licensed architect. This includes; floor plan, electrical plan, plumbing works, electrical load, cabinet installation, kitchen, T&B, ceiling installation and bedroom. We waited for the approval of the building engineer because we need to use steel bars and anchor bolt for the mezzanine. Engineer said, we are the first unit owner who proposed such plan and design, wala pa daw naglakas ng loob mag palagay ng mezzanine sa studio unit unless designed talaga yung condo na lagyan ng mezzanine.

Construction bond

Building admin required us to pay 50k and only 38k will be returned after the renovation has been completed.  Ang tanong, saan mapupunta ang 12k, madaming sinabi na kesyo ganito kesyo ganyan, may bayad yung pagbabantay nila at marami pang iba. Mabigat ang 12k pero kung poproblemahin ko yan sasakit lang ulo ko at baka hindi pa matuloy tong project na to.

Application Form

It’s an application form for the working permit. This will be provided by the building admin and we need to fill it out with the scope of work, name of contractor and the date of completion.


Contractors All Risk Insurance for construction projects consisting of protection against loss or damage, injury or property damage. We paid Ph2, 648 then submitted the following to the insurance company: Scope of work, Bill of Materials, Total cost of fit-out, working days, date of completion and complete name and address of the owner. Once processed, they will send the contract with the receipt via email. Then you need to submit it with the Application form to the building admin.

Once everything is good, the building engineer and foreman will meet the unit owner and contractor for the briefing then you may claim the working permit to start your condo fit-out or renovation.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Condo Fit-Out: Tile Flooring

It’s been almost 3 years since my last post about tiles. I just discovered that there are many types of Tile flooring. But the most commonly used is ceramic and granite.

Ceramic Tile is made from red or brown clay and other materials. This is only recommended for interior walls and floors but it is not advisable for kitchen floors and bathroom. BAKIT? Kase ansabe, ceramic tile absorbs too much water. Ano nangyayari sa paso ng halaman kapag laging basa at hindi nasisinagan ng araw? Tinutubuan ng lumot so in short, yung likod ng tile nyo may lumot and eventually magkakaron ng monster na unti unting lalabas kapag nagkabutas na ang grout.

Porcelain Tile is also made from ceramic fired at a very high temperatures. This is recommended for indoor and outdoor use because of the extra density. It is more durable, harder and more impervious to moisture. Ano ang impervious? Ang ibig sabihin, not allowing fluid to pass through. Code nga pala B1a is porcelain, B1b semi porcelain then the rest ceramic, yan ang sabe ni ateng sa Wilcon.

Granite is a natural stone produced from natural materials. It is nearly impervious and recommended for high traffic areas. Meaning, kapag laging dinadaan or may mga mabibigat na gamit, it is recommended to use granite.

If you are following this blog, last January 2013 na turn over ang condo unit namin. It is a bare unit, wala kahit ano parang box lang na puro alikabok. Nakatengga sya for 2 years and 6 months, so imagine mas makapal ang alikabok at insektong nanirahan sa loob ng condo. At sana walang multong pansamantalang nanirahan dun. Last July naghanap hanap kami ng contructor at humingi ng quotation. What we have is a 22sqm studio unit with a high ceiling. To maximize the space, we plan it to have a small loft or mezzanine for the bedroom. Just to give you an idea how limited and small the space is tignan nyo nalang yung picture. Ganyan lang sya as in maliit na box.

May napili na nga pala kaming contractor, sa mga may planong magpa furnish or fit out ng condo.. just follow my blog para magkaron kayo ng idea kung ano ano mga  dapat gawin at para masubaybayan kung ano kalalabasan after ng lahat.