Borey Williams

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Construction Process

Our Process

There are many steps to build a new home, and it is paramount that even the minor details are not overlooked. Quality control of the entire process is “non-negotiable” for Borey Williams with checks and inspections at every step of home construction. There are many members in our building teams which include: the Head of Construction Department, site managers, site engineers, architects, foremen, and our construction labor force. Each of our team members have a unique role to fill to ensure high quality standards are met and maintained for every home we build. Our building process has the following main stages:

Stage 1: Site preparation and planning

This is the very first step in the process, and arguably the most important. At this stage the land area is surveyed, soil tested, and dirt filled to an acceptable elevation to ensure proper water drainage away from the homes and into main state-drainage lines. The soil is compacted, leveled, and prepared for construction of the homes. This stage also includes drafting all master plans of the project which include: road work, parks and other amenities, drainage, electric, water, and perimeter fencing that will be included in the project.

Stage 2: Foundation work

This stage is when actual construction begins on your home. This stage includes driving or drilling pilings into the ground, pouring footings, and lower beams for the foundation of the home. Each piling, footing, and beam has steel rebar rods inside tied together with “stirrups” of steel for reinforcement and rigidity. Concrete mix is then poured in the forms over the steel to cast the footings and beams in place.

Stage 3: Structure work

In this next stage, you start to see your home taking form. This stage includes pouring columns, the upper beams, as well as the upper slabs. Once again, steel rebar is bent and tied together inside wooden forms to prepare for concrete mix to be poured over the top. A key control measure in this stage is to ensure that the forms and supports are kept around the poured concrete for the required number of days to ensure proper curing of the concrete and to prevent cracking.

Stage 4: Bricks, mortar, roofing, electric, and plumbing systems

In stage 4 the team will begin to lay brick and mortar for all the wall surfaces of the home. Window and door openings have concrete headers with steel rebar inside to ensure rigidity around openings. At this stage, the steel roof frame and insulated roof panels or roof shingles are also installed. Site engineers check that walls are plumb and that mortar applied is the proper thickness and applied evenly. Mortar must be thoroughly dried before proceeding to the following stage where plaster is applied. This stage also includes running the electric conduits inside the walls for the lighting, outlets, and switches that will be installed in the next stage. Building teams also prepare and install the plumbing, drainage, and septic systems for each home.

Stage 5: Flooring, ceiling, plaster and paint, and fixtures

In this stage your home is nearing completion. The building teams will install floor and wall tiles throughout all rooms and the staircase. Drywall ceiling panels are put up and the lighting fixtures are also installed. Then layers of plaster, primer, and paint are applied to the exterior and interior of the home. Door frames are also installed and the driveway concrete is poured in this stage.

Stage 6: Finishing work

At this stage, all the finishing work comes together, the home is cleaned, and prepared for final inspection and turnover to the customer. The building teams install the glass windows and doors, wood doors and trim, kitchen cabinets, and bathroom fixtures. The garden and grass is planted in front of the home and the fencing is installed around each home. At this final stage all the electrical equipment is installed and tested for each home which includes air-conditioner units, water heaters, oven hood, and stove units. After final clean-up is done, the home is ready to move in.