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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby ru$$ell » November 25th, 2020, 4:57 pm

VexXx Dogg wrote:Is now a good time to build?
I know there are dips and swings in the market that is tied to the economy. There are periods over time where it is very costly to build (from both a labour and material standpoint), but also the inverse (low cost materials and labour).

What is the macro view over the next 12-24 months for a ground up build?


currently undertaking this sheit show, the only problem i see in the future (and right now) is getting red blocks,rumor is the 1% gonna send their plant to guyana and we would be importing red blocks soon,which would be costly. Its already a current issue to get red blocks right now as the demand far exceeds how much they can put out, I even got a few blocks that literally C shaped,really sheit quality being put out

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby dso » November 25th, 2020, 11:24 pm

Musical Doc wrote:
pugboy wrote:take care the rebar in the upper decking dont start to rust and expand resulting in cracking of the slab

dso wrote:Good day Tuners,

I built the ground floor which is fully completed to my two story house a few years ago. And as with some previous posters, the decking has started to leak. I want to just frame the upstairs (30 x 40 feet) with blocks (windows and exterior doors as well) and do a roof doesn't have to be fully sealed yet. Want to take my time and eventually finish the interior upstairs as budget permits.

What would be an estimate for this? And what would be considered in putting a steel frame instead of blocks/ or even prefab. Thanks


So if the decking starts to crack, is there any way to repair this? Or you'll have to do over a new decking?


:shock:

Got to get on that asap. Not see any visible cracks, but should get an expert to check it. Great advice again.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » November 26th, 2020, 7:52 am

Contact SCL... They have products that can be injected into the crack to seal and provide rust retardation of rebar. I am sure there are cementitious coatings that can be used to cover the decking as well.

I contacted a guy named Dominic a few months ago and he gave me excellent advice on a project I was undertaking. Although my work was not the same as yours, the advice was sound and I got the products from SCL to purchase.

PM me for his number.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Musical Doc » November 26th, 2020, 11:56 am

adnj wrote:
Musical Doc wrote:
pugboy wrote:take care the rebar in the upper decking dont start to rust and expand resulting in cracking of the slab

dso wrote:Good day Tuners,

I built the ground floor which is fully completed to my two story house a few years ago. And as with some previous posters, the decking has started to leak. I want to just frame the upstairs (30 x 40 feet) with blocks (windows and exterior doors as well) and do a roof doesn't have to be fully sealed yet. Want to take my time and eventually finish the interior upstairs as budget permits.

What would be an estimate for this? And what would be considered in putting a steel frame instead of blocks/ or even prefab. Thanks


So if the decking starts to crack, is there any way to repair this? Or you'll have to do over a new decking?
If the crack is localized and doesn't cause structural issues, it can be chipped out and filled. To retard rust reoccurence, the rebar will require cleaning of the rust scale, treatment with phosphoric acid and painting with a high-zinc coating.

Otherwise a section is removed to expose clean rebar, the rebar is tied back with 12 inches of overlap and the the section is cast.

If the repair is through the entire slab, supports have to be used and that is always messy.


I have a decking that exposed to weather since 2014. Looking to use some kind of sealant next year on it but I was advised to plaster it first and then seal it because of roughness. Project for next year dry season.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » November 26th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Good day folks.

Can anyone recommend a person to replace the glass on a UPVC window? One of the window panes broke on my casement and need to get it replaced asap, hopefully this weekend.

As a side note, is this something a DIYer can do? I saw some YT videos for double glazed glass replacement and wonder if the same process will apply.

Thoughts and recommendations are welcome.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby worksux101 » November 26th, 2020, 8:06 pm

Anyone has a good 'glass man'?
Have a sheet of laminate glass to cut for some kitchen cupboard doors.
Anyone know if I can do glass alone for the doors? I have the wooden frame, but prefer the look of full glass if possible

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » November 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm

You trolling o wah? Lol

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » November 26th, 2020, 8:13 pm

You can use all glass but may be limited by size and weight of glass pane. You will need a glass hinge. You will also need a magnetic catch to keep the door closed.

Google glass door hinge...
worksux101 wrote:Anyone has a good 'glass man'?
Have a sheet of laminate glass to cut for some kitchen cupboard doors.
Anyone know if I can do glass alone for the doors? I have the wooden frame, but prefer the look of full glass if possible

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby worksux101 » November 26th, 2020, 8:41 pm

carluva wrote:You can use all glass but may be limited by size and weight of glass pane. You will need a glass hinge. You will also need a magnetic catch to keep the door closed.

Google glass door hinge...
worksux101 wrote:Anyone has a good 'glass man'?
Have a sheet of laminate glass to cut for some kitchen cupboard doors.
Anyone know if I can do glass alone for the doors? I have the wooden frame, but prefer the look of full glass if possible


Lmao timing.
I have glass in an imported TV stand...more wondering if anyone had the hinges here that the glass person could cut and install.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Jerry84 » November 27th, 2020, 11:15 am

Send pics to 323-8653 please if you still have it
pugboy wrote:If anybody looking for a kitchen faucet
I found an unused Moen single hole faucet

wanna get rid of it $300

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby thelem-again » December 1st, 2020, 11:35 am

Biggs3ne wrote:Anyone knows what happened to Bilda Boys Construction who used to be on the forums?


Think I remember seeing a review of their services some time back. Anyone has any experience with them that can be shared?

Also any reviews on Master Builders Construction. The seem to have some good work as well.

Let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » December 1st, 2020, 12:14 pm

Billdaboyzhave alot of videos on Facebook every week.

Alot of criticisms in replies to his videos though.

I see one video where he "hydroexcavating" a new cesspit hole and he sending all the silt and dirt into the government drain.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Emmar01 » December 1st, 2020, 2:05 pm

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carluva wrote:Good day folks.

Can anyone recommend a person to replace the glass on a UPVC window? One of the window panes broke on my casement and need to get it replaced asap, hopefully this weekend.

As a side note, is this something a DIYer can do? I saw some YT videos for double glazed glass replacement and wonder if the same process will apply.

Thoughts and recommendations are welcome.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » December 3rd, 2020, 6:33 pm

Are clay blocks going at 1750+ a pallet now?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby ru$$ell » December 3rd, 2020, 7:52 pm

Phone Surgeon wrote:Are clay blocks going at 1750+ a pallet now?


paid $1358 last week at Ramlagans

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » December 3rd, 2020, 7:57 pm

With delivery?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby ru$$ell » December 4th, 2020, 6:18 am

Phone Surgeon wrote:With delivery?


nope,$150 was delivery to my area

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Country_Bookie » December 7th, 2020, 11:46 pm

Anyone knows where I can get 30 or 32 inch steel doors? I saw most places have 36 inches and up.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » December 8th, 2020, 7:14 am

If you are talking about the steel panel doors, check Discount Door Center. I bought a 32" door from them two weeks ago.

They are located obliquely opposite Medford gas station next to Xavier St.

Bhagwansinghs is also a good place to start.

There is a new door store open in Charlieville on the Caroni Savannah Road. If you are heading North, it's about 100m after Nicks and the small engine repair shop. It's on the same side as Nicks. I stopped there a few weeks ago when I was looking for doors and the guy told me that they were expecting a shipment which would have steel doors.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » December 8th, 2020, 8:03 am

idrees have sale until the 12th december

walk with pockets full of cash

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

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Anyone know where sells these here.
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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby telfer » December 8th, 2020, 9:15 pm

st7 wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
pugboy wrote:looking for a supplier/installer of tempered glass shower enclosure

You checked Delta Glass?
I installed a tub shower and got a pane of glass from them at a fairly good price


someone was telling me to check Delta as well but to install the normal glass instead of tempered...

has anyone used normal glass in their showers?

Don’t waste your time with delta glass..... I got shower enclosures by ABC for 2995 and 3995
IMG_4911.JPG

$3995

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby st7 » December 8th, 2020, 10:34 pm

telfer wrote:
st7 wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
pugboy wrote:looking for a supplier/installer of tempered glass shower enclosure

You checked Delta Glass?
I installed a tub shower and got a pane of glass from them at a fairly good price


someone was telling me to check Delta as well but to install the normal glass instead of tempered...

has anyone used normal glass in their showers?

Don’t waste your time with delta glass..... I got shower enclosures by ABC for 2995 and 3995
IMG_4911.JPG
$3995


do they do custom dimensions?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby h1tach1 » December 12th, 2020, 7:29 pm

Hey all,

Is there anywhere to get LED flood lights at a reasonable price locally? This could be normal or solar powered. Thanks.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » December 12th, 2020, 8:18 pm

Boodoo's electrical.

I bought two 50W LED floodlights at their Chase Village branch. It is the Green Technology brand and is IP54 rated.

It's a very good light and very bright. Easily illuminates a 30' X 30' area with overspill into a 60' X 60' area.

I believe I paid about 400-500 for it, but can't remember exactly.

You can get from 20W all the way up to about 100W or 200W in different form factors and mounting styles.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » December 12th, 2020, 9:44 pm

I bought alot from boodoos.
Suppose to be have 3 year warranty. I never keep any of the bills.

Say I buy 15 100w and 3 200w.

Within 6 months
3 of the 100w get a whole section of.dead leds
1 completely stop working

1 of the 200w a 3rd of the leds stop working.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby pugboy » December 12th, 2020, 9:55 pm

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby telfer » December 13th, 2020, 7:25 pm

st7 wrote:
telfer wrote:
st7 wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
pugboy wrote:looking for a supplier/installer of tempered glass shower enclosure

You checked Delta Glass?
I installed a tub shower and got a pane of glass from them at a fairly good price


someone was telling me to check Delta as well but to install the normal glass instead of tempered...

has anyone used normal glass in their showers?

Don’t waste your time with delta glass..... I got shower enclosures by ABC for 2995 and 3995
IMG_4911.JPG
$3995


do they do custom dimensions?

These are standard

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby h1tach1 » December 16th, 2020, 12:40 am

Thanks for the info guys.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Tortilla_Man » December 16th, 2020, 12:45 pm

adnj wrote:
Tortilla_Man wrote:Not really sure how to do it but i can give you directions if you want to go see it or arrange a viewing if you call. It's located in Freeport Mission Road, Calcutta #3 / Ramkalia Trace, about 10 minutes from the highway.


Open Google maps
Find the location and long-press to drop a pin
Click SHARE
Select COPY TO CLIPBOARD
Paste that link anywhere you want

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to- ... google-map


Got it sold already but thanks for the info.

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