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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby nick009 » September 25th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Is there a limit for the size of a house on a lot of land other than the 40% of the ground floor area vs net lot size?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » September 27th, 2017, 6:09 pm

What's the going rate to plaster the inside of a house in addition to squaring the windows to size? Got some incredible estimates that seems to be over the current cost of construction. Thanks.

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Postby SNIPER 3000 » September 30th, 2017, 8:47 am

It depends on the size. but you need to look around. You may get prices 10-15k differences. Some quoted me 33k I eventually got it for 14k.
Make sure you know what type of windows you using , if its aluminum make sure and measure the windows when they finish plaster, or else is pressure to install the windows .

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Kronik » October 10th, 2017, 2:11 pm

So what's the update here, how men construction going. Right now I looking for somebody to build a house

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby air wick » October 11th, 2017, 3:24 pm

stang wrote:What's the going rate to plaster the inside of a house in addition to squaring the windows to size? Got some incredible estimates that seems to be over the current cost of construction. Thanks.


Back in 2015 i was quoted up to $100k to plaster an upstairs and downstairs house 38 x 42 in dimension... eventually got someone to do it for $60k

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » October 11th, 2017, 6:35 pm

Finally got someone to do it...cost was within the budget and also framing the windows and skimming floors. would recommend due to fast and efficient service...

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » October 19th, 2017, 10:13 am

Been looking for vent blocks that are "shelled shaped". Had them in a house that was constructed in the 80's and want to install in the laundry room of a new construction.

Looked in St. Augustine and Chaguanas areas and no hardware has them. Any suggestion on a possible location to be able to purchase this weekend.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

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stang wrote:Been looking for vent blocks that are "shelled shaped". Had them in a house that was constructed in the 80's and want to install in the laundry room of a new construction.

Looked in St. Augustine and Chaguanas areas and no hardware has them. Any suggestion on a possible location to be able to purchase this weekend.

can you post a pic of the existing ones?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » October 19th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:
stang wrote:Been looking for vent blocks that are "shelled shaped". Had them in a house that was constructed in the 80's and want to install in the laundry room of a new construction.

Looked in St. Augustine and Chaguanas areas and no hardware has them. Any suggestion on a possible location to be able to purchase this weekend.

can you post a pic of the existing ones?


Looks similar to this (smaller, about 6-8 inches):
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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby hong kong phooey » October 19th, 2017, 11:38 pm

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby hong kong phooey » October 19th, 2017, 11:41 pm

Also consider thats these blocks are open which allow creepy crawlies and mosquitos into the area

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Kronik » October 20th, 2017, 7:18 am

Whey, you know how long I ain't see them blocks. But see for the fact that insects could come in, I don't like it for that

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby ADONI » October 31st, 2017, 10:56 am

Hey guys, looks like my sis two bathrooms need to do over or remodeled. They are leaking. What can I use to protect the laminate flooring outside and on the steps from the work men traffic?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby GOAT » October 31st, 2017, 11:10 am

Fellas whats an estimate for a simple 3 bedroom flats and simple 3 bedroom upstairs with 1 bedroom downstairs 2-story?
Forget about fencing, and land fulling and stuff just talking about the house structure.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby urbandilema » October 31st, 2017, 9:10 pm

GOAT wrote:Fellas whats an estimate for a simple 3 bedroom flats and simple 3 bedroom upstairs with 1 bedroom downstairs 2-story?
Forget about fencing, and land fulling and stuff just talking about the house structure.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby SmokeyGTi » November 10th, 2017, 9:19 am

Hey Guys I need some advice

I'm in the process of having my house plan approved. I've already passed T/C planning approval and it's with the Borough corporation at present. As usual we're going through the motions where they ask for changes and we make them, submit, they ask for other something else etc. This is the latest iteration of what they want.

I was given this form and told that it has to be filled out - "Notice to erect a Water Closet and Septic Tank"
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The problem is that the development the land is on has a sewer treatment plant no no cesspit is necessary.
What do I put for questions 5, 6, and 7?

Even the plumber I used to design the system is confused. I got him to sign the form and if I have to fill in the details myself I will.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » November 11th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Question: if i am purchasing a house unfurnished, should a sales agreement mention what the house should or should not contain? What prevents the owner from removing certain items (eg mobile cupboards) after i have signed?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby mitsutt » November 11th, 2017, 10:44 pm

eitech wrote:Question: if i am purchasing a house unfurnished, should a sales agreement mention what the house should or should not contain? What prevents the owner from removing certain items (eg mobile cupboards) after i have signed?


Why don't you pay an attorney to do/ review the agreement ? The house is unfurnished there is no need to mention cupboards

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

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mitsutt wrote:
eitech wrote:Question: if i am purchasing a house unfurnished, should a sales agreement mention what the house should or should not contain? What prevents the owner from removing certain items (eg mobile cupboards) after i have signed?


Why don't you pay an attorney to do/ review the agreement ? The house is unfurnished there is no need to mention cupboards


In early discussions with the seller via email he mentioned that as unfurnished, he would be removing two mobile cupboards from two of the bedrooms. Then, he changed his mind and said he will leave them. I know of ppl who bought a house and fixtures, etc, were removed and my question is how do u prevent that? Does unfurnished mean specific stuff that should not be removed?Yes i plan on getting a lawyer to review. Just using this medium in the interim.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

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eitech wrote:
mitsutt wrote:
eitech wrote:Question: if i am purchasing a house unfurnished, should a sales agreement mention what the house should or should not contain? What prevents the owner from removing certain items (eg mobile cupboards) after i have signed?


Why don't you pay an attorney to do/ review the agreement ? The house is unfurnished there is no need to mention cupboards


In early discussions with the seller via email he mentioned that as unfurnished, he would be removing two mobile cupboards from two of the bedrooms. Then, he changed his mind and said he will leave them. I know of ppl who bought a house and fixtures, etc, were removed and my question is how do u prevent that? Does unfurnished mean specific stuff that should not be removed?Yes i plan on getting a lawyer to review. Just using this medium in the interim.


Call the police and Arrest him for trespassing . theft etc . see how quickly he will sort it out .
i had the same problem when i purchased a house . the agreement was as is but giving the owner time to move out, she moved out with every thing stove, water tank beds etc. in a way it was good as it cleaned out the house for me but then again it was mines according to the deal and she just had to ask the choice should have been mines if i wanted to give away that stuff or burn it.

When i purchased my second property the sale quote had every thing down to the pots and glasses.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby sekhar_777 » November 14th, 2017, 7:11 am

I am able to source Greenheart wood at a very good price and would like to use it in the kitchen. What is your take on this from a regulations/fire hazard perspective and appropriateness for this purpose. I was told that once dried properly, this can take water, hence people use it for outside porches etc.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby blacklight » November 14th, 2017, 7:33 am

Anyone have a contact for a good architect to do some drawings?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby stang » November 14th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Up to the stage of painting a new concrete building.Need some advise on how to prepare the walls prior to painting the primer. I know you have to sand and fill, but what are the techniques for doing it quickly and effectively. Using a stone or a grinder and whats the best filler to use.

The red sand I got was bad and had a lot of clay/dirt resulting in holes forming in the plaster. Can this be filled with wall filler or will have to skim.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby low-profile » November 14th, 2017, 6:45 pm

if the holes are big u can put back some mortar but smaller holes can filler. i used fleetwood filler. came in a box and was much better than harricrete concrete filler in my opinion. as for wall preparation, just buy a couple masonry rubbing stones and rub out the loose sand on the walls. make sure to dust it off properly before priming.

if u dont trust the plastering you can use an acrylic sealer before u prime. i was told that poly v can be mixed with water and applied on walls as well. it acts as a sealer. i never tried it though

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby low-profile » November 14th, 2017, 6:55 pm

looking to rent a concrete ground pump to cast a driveway. who has the cheapest rates?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » November 14th, 2017, 6:56 pm

low-profile wrote:if the holes are big u can put back some mortar but smaller holes can filler. i used fleetwood filler. came in a box and was much better than harricrete concrete filler in my opinion. as for wall preparation, just buy a couple masonry rubbing stones and rub out the loose sand on the walls. make sure to dust it off properly before priming.

if u dont trust the plastering you can use an acrylic sealer before u prime. i was told that poly v can be mixed with water and applied on walls as well. it acts as a sealer. i never tried it though


Poly V works , you can also use penetrating fluid. I never use poly filla. I let them rub with the stones or a piece of concrete block , fill every hole and scratch with a rich mortar mix , rub back out and prime ,twice. Then paint.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby hong kong phooey » November 15th, 2017, 12:39 am

rspann wrote:
low-profile wrote:if the holes are big u can put back some mortar but smaller holes can filler. i used fleetwood filler. came in a box and was much better than harricrete concrete filler in my opinion. as for wall preparation, just buy a couple masonry rubbing stones and rub out the loose sand on the walls. make sure to dust it off properly before priming.

if u dont trust the plastering you can use an acrylic sealer before u prime. i was told that poly v can be mixed with water and applied on walls as well. it acts as a sealer. i never tried it though


Poly V works , you can also use penetrating fluid. I never use poly filla. I let them rub with the stones or a piece of concrete block , fill every hole and scratch with a rich mortar mix , rub back out and prime ,twice. Then paint.


Yeah you need to be careful with those fillers. from experience some of them disintegrate when you power washing the walls .
Before repainting someone home we power washed the walls because it was dirty some of the spots with the filler dug out with the use of the pressure washer.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Phone Surgeon » November 15th, 2017, 8:19 pm

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Postby A172 » November 16th, 2017, 9:41 am

blacklight wrote:Anyone have a contact for a good architect to do some drawings?
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