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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sekhar_777 » May 8th, 2017, 9:29 am

Folks, please offer some advice here, in order to catch the dry season, I am looking to finish the foundation phase of my house before I get full drawing approvals that was submitted in March. Do you see any issues here to get 1) Drawing Plan Approval and then 2) Completion Certificate? I understand there is a way to have this done where a structural engineer certifies the foundation that was laid? Thanks.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby lalloboy101 » May 8th, 2017, 10:31 am

How long ago was your plan submitted?.
What the proper setbacks adhered to on your plans?
If it was me tho, I would wait till full approvals are given to avoid headaches and complications, unless you are fully confident that they would not send a list of defects to be corrected then proceed .

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sekhar_777 » May 8th, 2017, 2:15 pm

lalloboy101 wrote:How long ago was your plan submitted?.
What the proper setbacks adhered to on your plans?
If it was me tho, I would wait till full approvals are given to avoid headaches and complications, unless you are fully confident that they would not send a list of defects to be corrected then proceed .

It was submitted in middle March 2017, up to last week its still in T&C as there is a "backlog". I had the Foundation Plan drawings reviewed by a registered Structural Engineer who will also assist with certification for Final Completions. But your point is noted.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby lalloboy101 » May 8th, 2017, 3:07 pm

From my interaction with the approval process the breakdown is usually like this, 2 weeks at T&C, 4 - 6 weeks at Regional and 2 -3 weeks at Health. Sometime longer, never shorter. No matter how detailed your plans are they always find faults and mail you a list. Typically for a residential structure, engineer certification is not required unless you have spans in excess of 15'

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Monkey Man » May 8th, 2017, 3:35 pm

nice to see fellels in here building their homes

....the only think i can afford to build is jones :lol:

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby York » May 11th, 2017, 2:42 pm

sekhar_777 wrote:Folks, please offer some advice here, in order to catch the dry season, I am looking to finish the foundation phase of my house before I get full drawing approvals that was submitted in March. Do you see any issues here to get 1) Drawing Plan Approval and then 2) Completion Certificate? I understand there is a way to have this done where a structural engineer certifies the foundation that was laid? Thanks.

YES you still have to send the full plan to get approval and do the Structural Engineer report at the end.

however, since you don't have a building permit the project can be stopped at any time from the authorities, technically. but you shud be fine once you don't disrupt neighbours etc. use Premix cost of readymix very cheap $825 per cu m. pump $2500.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Youngstar1989 » May 12th, 2017, 10:30 am

Guys lots of great info here and very intelligent experienced men.....i am Building my house and would like to kno....Whats the best doors to use for internal rooms... and doors leading to the outside of hous??

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Youngstar1989 » May 12th, 2017, 10:31 am

Wtk from any of the experienced men here...whats the Best place to buy a bathtub. Best price and quality

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » May 12th, 2017, 11:11 am

Youngstar1989 wrote:Wtk from any of the experienced men here...whats the Best place to buy a bathtub. Best price and quality

Got 1at bhagwansingh
Price can vary from 2k upwards

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby carluva » May 12th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Sure you want a bathtub? Takes up alot of space. Money could be pu to splurge on a real tops shower, if youre open to it.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby DASSPASS » May 15th, 2017, 8:43 pm

Hey guys what do you all think about DIY STEEL FRAME HOUSE is the pricing fair? Is it safe? Are materials available in Trinidad? Who else does this?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » May 15th, 2017, 8:59 pm

Some were built in Welcome rd. The only thing gives it away is the siding. The first was done as a model, but I don't know who the company was.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sMASH » May 15th, 2017, 9:05 pm

if insulated properly, and u don't use normal steel for the structure, but a less corrosive galvanized metal for the structure, it should be good, and cheap.
actually built something like that myself, with plywood floors

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » May 15th, 2017, 9:12 pm

It was galvanized steel. The insides were done with gypsum.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby DASSPASS » May 15th, 2017, 9:17 pm

rspann wrote:Some were built in Welcome rd. The only thing gives it away is the siding. The first was done as a model, but I don't know who the company was.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby DASSPASS » May 15th, 2017, 9:18 pm

sMASH wrote:if insulated properly, and u don't use normal steel for the structure, but a less corrosive galvanized metal for the structure, it should be good, and cheap.
actually built something like that myself, with plywood floors

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sMASH » May 15th, 2017, 9:26 pm

nah bai... 14'X22' with ply wood was less than 14k for the basic structure with normal new wave galvanize

all them prettiness, with flooring and fixtures triple the price, no quadruple it, and then use like a 30k for labor. still less than a 100k

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby pugboy » May 15th, 2017, 9:52 pm

It is by Anthony p Scott company,
They doing a development in using those prefab, supposedly a nice development
But sales going a little slow with the economy and I think they started giving different options of styles etc.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby francis1979 » May 15th, 2017, 10:32 pm

I spoke to them a few years ago.
They will construct on your land using any design however you will need to ensure that you have all the necessary approvals.

When I investigated it a few years ago:
1) prices of homes in their development ( Welcome , Cunupia) was similar to regular brick/ mortar homes
2) dis-advantage until it gets popular is that selling of the house will be a little more challenging. buyers may prefer a regular brick/ mortar
3) construction time should be a lot quicker that brick/ mortar. A big plus if pay bridging loan during construction
4) should meet all structural requirements

Note: technology has been used in Trinidad since 2008 or before. The 2nd phase of houses in Crossings, Arima used similar technology.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby adnj » May 16th, 2017, 7:06 pm

DASSPASS wrote:Hey guys what do you all think about DIY STEEL FRAME HOUSE is the pricing fair? Is it safe? Are materials available in Trinidad? Who else does this?

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I believe that using plycem instead of plywood is smart. No problems with moisture, rot or insects. I'm sure that I don't see more plycem used.

The recent pipes are bigger than they need to be and look a little unattractive to much eyes.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby DASSPASS » May 16th, 2017, 9:39 pm

Thanks guys appreciate tje feedback

Where sells concrete board likenin the exterior here...in trinidad?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » May 29th, 2017, 1:00 am

Have about 65 iron props for sale. Good business opportunity.


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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Jerry84 » May 29th, 2017, 8:12 am

Price for the props??

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby SNIPER 3000 » May 29th, 2017, 12:45 pm

Guys, looking for the grove and tong boards, like what we're used in wooden houses. Need it to do a flooring. Where sells them?
Or any other options for wooden floors?
Thanks..

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby adnj » May 29th, 2017, 3:55 pm

I saw tongue and groove floor boards at Bhagwansingh. They weren't any kind of exotic wood. They are applied on top of a subfloor (usually plywood now) and nailed in place and then finished. Otherwise, you can use prefinished flooring that is similar to install but is thinner and has an interlock mortise joint and installed on top of a plywood subfloor covered with closed-cell foam sheeting.

Prefinished flooring can also be installed on top of a concrete subfloor, so long as it has no excessive moisture.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby SNIPER 3000 » May 29th, 2017, 10:34 pm

Thanks, did not like the quality at bhagwansinghs. Will keep looking. Checking some sawmills right now.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » May 29th, 2017, 10:42 pm

Germantech in Sisters Rd. You could even chose local hardwood if it's something personal. Ganesh .738-9553. Prices real good.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby SNIPER 3000 » May 30th, 2017, 11:15 am

Thanks for that.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sweeks » June 1st, 2017, 10:37 am

rspann wrote:Germantech in Sisters Rd. You could even chose local hardwood if it's something personal. Ganesh .738-9553. Prices real good.


Agreed ... Ganesh is the way to go. He did some work for me a while and ago and I'm planning to check him again in the near future.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby nivek » June 1st, 2017, 10:37 am

Need a contact for someone who does house plans..thanks

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