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Lesson 9, Topic 3
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Vocabulary Development: Words Associated with Building and Building Construction – II

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     When Mr. Samuel Ikechukwu had saved enough money to build a house of his own he bought two plots of land in a low-density residential area where a lot of development had taken place. The area is also well laid out. He employed the service of a surveyor who took accurate measurements of the land and erected beacons at the four corners of it. He then proceeded to the Ministry of Lands and Survey and secured a Certificate of Occupancy.

     He paid an architect for an architectural drawing of the building, which he had decided would be a four-room detached house. After securing his building plan, he hired labour to commence work at the site. A bulldozer cleared the land and a builder was employed to supervise the work.

     The foundation was laid with concrete and iron rods. After filling the floor, german-flooring was carried out to fortify the floor. Within two weeks, the construction had advanced to lintel level, with the beams all in place. The following week, the building was decked. Scaffolding was put in place to enable the mason and the apprentices to conveniently continue with the work. Before the month ran out, ceiling, roofing, plastering, and dressing were all completed. The ground floor was marbled and the upper floor tiled with exquisite tiles.

     The electrician who did the conduit piping when construction work was in progress, came to complete the wiring, putting all fittings in place. The plumber did all the plumbing jobs, connecting both the kitchen and toilet pipes to the soakaway already dug for that. The welder constructed beautiful iron railings for the staircase; made iron doors for the entrance doors and an iron stand for overhead tanks. The glazier fitted alumaco – made windows and flush doors to the sitting rooms on both floors. The painter completed the work with a choice combination of paints. An interior decorator stepped in after and furnished the house to taste. A reputable florist gave the house an appealing landscaping.

     Fully ready, Mr. Ikechukwu invited friends and relations to his house warming party. He passed on the remaining building materials to his younger brother.

Source: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SSS 2

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