out with the old.... again by Andre James

 And we’re back… again. Soooooo we fired the last mason, another got fired before he even started but hey… we got a new one and we’re plastering walls. Told ya; there’s only so much BS I’ll tolerate before I terminate.  (at 500 Chaguanas)

And we’re back… again. Soooooo we fired the last mason, another got fired before he even started but hey… we got a new one and we’re plastering walls. Told ya; there’s only so much BS I’ll tolerate before I terminate. (at 500 Chaguanas)

flashbacks by Andre James

 Facebook reminded me of what I was doing a year ago today. At that time, I thought getting all my products ready for my first Upcycled sale was stress. Fast forward one year later to managing a construction project in T&T

Facebook reminded me of what I was doing a year ago today. At that time, I thought getting all my products ready for my first Upcycled sale was stress. Fast forward one year later to managing a construction project in T&T

doors: half or full? that is the question by Andre James

 Door selection: Bedroom and bathroom doors. Half glass or full? Don’t be afraid to use glass doors in small spaces to share light and create depth between spaces even when the door is closed.  
#jaderenovation #smallspaceliving #architecture #trinidad #provsconstruction #caribbeanrealestate #smallspaceliving

Door selection: Bedroom and bathroom doors. Half glass or full? Don’t be afraid to use glass doors in small spaces to share light and create depth between spaces even when the door is closed.
#jaderenovation #smallspaceliving #architecture #trinidad #provsconstruction #caribbeanrealestate #smallspaceliving

main beam form work by Andre James

 The view from the front door of the main house. the block work in the background I fondly call the Tetris baths. The original HDC ugly/wasteful shower with separate toilet room and a sink in the corridor is now two L-shaped bathrooms: a more compact shared bath and brand new en Suite. I now pronounce you, 3 bedroom/2 bath. #jaderenovation #provsconstruction #trinidad #architecture  (at 500 Chaguanas)

The view from the front door of the main house. the block work in the background I fondly call the Tetris baths. The original HDC ugly/wasteful shower with separate toilet room and a sink in the corridor is now two L-shaped bathrooms: a more compact shared bath and brand new en Suite. I now pronounce you, 3 bedroom/2 bath. #jaderenovation #provsconstruction #trinidad #architecture (at 500 Chaguanas)

cracks! by Andre James

 Can’t turn your back for a second 😞 Forgot to confirm that the guys had a plan in place to keep the concrete damp over night, to make sure it didn’t dry out too fast. They didn’t. These are probably the result of poor vibration and not enough moisture during the first 12 of curing. They aren’t life threatening at all, just ugly. Good thing we’re tiling. But extra steps will have to be taken to make sure the cracks don’t show thru. Boooooooo #jaderenovation #architecture #provsconstruction #trinidad #caribbeanrealestate  (at 500 Chaguanas)

Can’t turn your back for a second 😞 Forgot to confirm that the guys had a plan in place to keep the concrete damp over night, to make sure it didn’t dry out too fast. They didn’t. These are probably the result of poor vibration and not enough moisture during the first 12 of curing. They aren’t life threatening at all, just ugly. Good thing we’re tiling. But extra steps will have to be taken to make sure the cracks don’t show thru. Boooooooo #jaderenovation #architecture #provsconstruction #trinidad #caribbeanrealestate (at 500 Chaguanas)

in with the new by Andre James

 Oh yeah. We hired a new plumber. Notice the waste line is now COMPLETELY under the thickness of the floor slab, not a ½" or 2" under the surface. Lesson: if you are not happy with the job someone is doing, don’t spend your money keeping them around to screw up the job.  Plenty of fish and all that… #jaderenovation #provsconstruction #architecture #trinidad  (at 500 Chaguanas)

Oh yeah. We hired a new plumber. Notice the waste line is now COMPLETELY under the thickness of the floor slab, not a ½" or 2" under the surface. Lesson: if you are not happy with the job someone is doing, don’t spend your money keeping them around to screw up the job. Plenty of fish and all that… #jaderenovation #provsconstruction #architecture #trinidad (at 500 Chaguanas)

by Andre James

Getting the slab ready. Always be sure to prepare a sound sub base for your floor. Don’t skip this step. Earth. 6" of hardcore fill. 2" of sand. Compact as you go. Then you’ll be ready for your 5" concrete slab. Special thanks to Tricon Industries for use of their plate compactor in our crunch and providing quality PVC products for this build. #jaderenovation #provsconstruction #architecture #construction #trinidad (at 500 Chaguanas)

FUBAR! by Andre James

 To get that coveted open concept living room/kitchen we have to put in a new mason beam atop this wall. The problem is the wall was build like sh!t TWICE! that’s why we had to get rid of the last guy and start anew. #ajdesigned #jaderenovation  (at 500 Chaguanas)

To get that coveted open concept living room/kitchen we have to put in a new mason beam atop this wall. The problem is the wall was build like sh!t TWICE! that’s why we had to get rid of the last guy and start anew. #ajdesigned #jaderenovation (at 500 Chaguanas)