Construction Design News

“Finishes” under way

In the building trade the word finishes refers to aspects of the structure that remain visible once construction is completed.

“Finishes” under way, Ohana Retreat Bali

For months and months everything that you see at a construction site: steel, pipes, wires, formwork, etc will become invisible as the structure “matures” and gets a cosmetic makeover.

As a client of a builder it’s very exciting to see the start of finishing elements such as plastered walls etc because then you know there’s light at the end of the $ tunnel.

“Finishes” under way, Ohana Retreat Bali

One trend in finishing a building is to leave certain rough elements such as brick work uncovered. We are going to experiment a bit and have some painted brick in a stairway, for example. And our ceilings will not have gypsum board: just smooth concrete.

“Finishes” under way, Ohana Retreat Bali

The brick and plastering team works as a unit, similar to the building crew.

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