|Spouse and maid in the doorway of the phase 2 bodega|
This building was only half of what I had in mind and had a temporary roof, trusses made from coco lumber.
As we have started the landscaping of our compound early this year and intended to buy a new car, we decided to complete the bodega, such that we could park the car to protect it against rain, sun and typhoon, and even more important our dogs. They nibble all plastic parts of the car and motor bike when they are released to guard our compound during the night. Especially the puppies/young dogs we have regularly do this.
So we started to build the walls from hollow blocks, as the foundation and floor where done already in 2010. I wanted some windows to let light coming in and the doors would be roll-up doors. Not the cheapest but in this case the best option, to ensure good access for the car and no loss of floor and wall space from doors on hinges.
The entrance for the car consists of a beam with L-shape on top of two walls, made from concrete with a lot of 16 mm steel bars to be able to bridge a gap of 6 meters.
The roof is again temporary and made from coco lumber and cheap roofing sheets. As the easiest and cheapest way to make the trusses was to go for a gable roof, while the roof of the phase 1 bodega has a hipped roof, you will see a very rare construction. One side of the gable roof is resting on one side of the hipped roof. The gutter for both roofs is made inside. See the pictures below.
Next phase (3) will be a new roof and painting, probably next year.
|Building up the scaffolding for the beam|
|Left the existing bodega, right the existing Comfort Room|
|New walls from hollow blocks and the windows|
|Left the new part of the bodega, right the existing part, including the roof|
|Windows installed in the new bodega part|
|View from the new entrance, left existing, right new|
|The new beam ready to receive the roll-up doors and the roof|
|The roll-up doors are being installed|
|Inside view from the roll-up doors|
|Here is a roll-up door installed as well|
|The cocolumber trusses are being installed|
|Lights are being installed|
|The roofing vertical side is covered with roofing sheets|
|The gutter for both roofs is installed|
|This is how it looks from the outside|
|Gutter pipe is being installed|
|Even the CR gets a ceiling and light|