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Project Manager:
Peter Frankenfeld
Lance Gilmour
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  • Sketch
  • Testimonial: Peter Frankenfeld Architect
BuildingSite is a blank page BuildingSetting up profiles
BuildingFoundations with reinforcing mesh & starter bars for retaining wall reinforcing BuildingCellar excavation with reinforcing mesh & starter bars
BuildingShuttering for stepped concrete foundation & reinforced foundation walls BuildingAllowing for hydrostatic pressure in foundations & building foundation walls with help of water level
ConstructionFoundations nearly done, with starter bars for columns in place, "hope I positioned them right" ConstructionCompacting river sand fill in preparation for surface bed
ConstructionSurface bed prepared to recieve concrete with DPM, jointex, electrical conduits & weldmesh in place ConstructionCasting the surface bed. Luckily Constance knew how it was done. Note the jointex, for movement joint, around edges with yellow tear off strip
BuildingSurface bed cast BuildingThe team
BuildingSurface bed done braai BuildingUpstand beam
BuildingUpstand beam cast. I was surprised to find how easy it was to do after all BuildingCasting columns, learnt that concrete 'honey combs' is dropped down more than a meter
ConstructionPreparing for the beams ConstructionTaking shape
ConstructionHombrie saved the day as shutterhand carpenter. I asked him what materials he needed, he wrote it all down on the back of his cigarette box ConstructionSome of Hombrie's handywork. His list of materials proved to be spot on. Also a tray of our home made spacer blocks for the reinforcing
BuildingWorking out details BuildingFirst floor deck ready for casting
BuildingCasting the first floor deck BuildingPropping of first floor deck while concrete sets
BuildingInclement weather BuildingTaking shape
ConstructionCritical column height calculated with triganometry ConstructionGetting the roofing timbers in place
ConstructionSome tricky carpentry work ConstructionI built a model to get a feel for the roofing timbers
BuildingInside view of model BuildingInside view of model realized
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Hout Bay House - Architect: Peter Frankenfeld; Project Manager: Lance Gilmour




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