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Post by AussieBoy » October 18, 2007, 1:23 am

I have the land, all 700mt2, now to build my little resort to live in, just 10mt x 6mts, 1 bedroom to start with, more than enough for me.

It will be steel stumps lowset, 600mm off the ground, timber frame, light weight walls fully insulated, timber floors, metal roof , double glazed windows doors, 1 bathroom.

Built to BCA rules, Building code Australia, low maintenance, high quality duarable construction method. 60mts/s wind loadings, 200kph. Terrain category 2

Time frame to build First Stage 2 weeks, lock up stage only, 2 carpenters 2 labours, and the Master Builder

The plan is simular to this one , with the second bedroom removed. and the lounge kitchen area all open. verandah will be built in stage 2

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Post by Franco » October 18, 2007, 5:12 am

Keep us posted Mr AussieBoy, hope to start my place before Christmas, my land not too far from your block, would like to come and visit and see how the professionals do it, judging by your construction schedule look like you could be finished before I arrive on November the 18th

Good luck with the project.

PS. keep taking them photos so we can all see how its done

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Post by bamakmak » October 18, 2007, 7:32 am

Time frame to build First Stage 2 weeks

2 weeks farang or 2 weeks Thai? :D

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Post by Prenders88 » October 18, 2007, 12:05 pm

Good luck with the project, Aussie Boy.
Keep us posted with the progress and pictures.
I like the open kitchen, living room plan.

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Post by wokkawombat » October 18, 2007, 4:08 pm

AussieBoy, we may have discussed this before but why not steel framed?. Bluscope steel are alive and well in Thailand and no white ant problems.
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Post by laphanphon » October 18, 2007, 6:23 pm

yes, steel, then for steps, steel going up half way, the rest suspended down, with one step not connected all the way thru, this way no termites to worry about.

of course there would be a concrete pond under the house :lol: :lol: 8)
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Post by AussieBoy » October 18, 2007, 9:42 pm

Steel was 4 Baht cheaper per metre, the light gage of the steel and little experience from the locals to mig weld, was not worth the effort, easy to nail into timber than using screws to fix everything.

I started with the first company in brisbane back in 74 that used Bluescope / lysaght framing, so have plenty of experience, but even the local carpenters have little tools, had to but a spirit level, stringline, drill bits, not being able to find a mig welder, timber was the best option, still the most popular way to build in the west.

Did the rounds of all the hardwares, and Global was usually the cheapest for material, except the timber.

Day 1 delivery of material Saturday, tractor arrives to level block and take off top spoil grass, rains 1 hour later so the block is left in a worst state than before we started, give up on block clean up and start road

Photo of main entrance to Soi 7, comming from udon, 2 ladies cleaning the boundry line of the neighbours front fence,preping for painting. looking for a grand entrance, neighbour is happy we are cleaning up her block comes out to help.

Tractor starts on moving gravel onto soi 30mt3 ordered 20mm stone @ B500 mt, tractor finishes afternoon soi is now graveled to first block,locals say when there is a home there the will concrete the road.

Power gets connected B7000 for the meter, trim trees for power cable, Day 1 over

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Post by AussieBoy » October 18, 2007, 9:52 pm

Photo of the block, just after the tractor started, materials with plastic cover on right side of photo, down the back of the block, tree is 5 mts on the next boundry

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Post by AussieBoy » October 18, 2007, 9:53 pm

Soi 7, with the gravel down, old fence on the right will be removed and rebuilt painted, trees on left will be trimed back and area cleaned.


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Post by AussieBoy » October 19, 2007, 6:59 am

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Post by AussieBoy » October 19, 2007, 7:05 am

Day 2 Monday, set out profiles for footings, ground still wet, leave set out and start fence replacement for Soi

Photo. The crew digging holes for the timber post 2x4 at 1.8mt centers 8foot long 2 feet into ground, concreted, LOSP treated timber, chemical, painted on site.
Cost 2x4 B200 @ 20 post =B4000 treatment 1 x 4lt B500, Concrete B1800 mt3 for a real cubit metre x 1 mt used, labour B1300 a day for crew, steel battens 35x25mm 6longx3= 18x 6mt lengths B180 a lengthx 18= B3500, screws 25mm x 10g type 17 hex head self drilling 1000x B1500 per 1000, paint red oxide 2 x 4lt B1200, labour to paint 1 x day both sides, B1000 , final coat paint 1x10lt B1200, labour B500

Total cost to install 36 mts fence B16,500 Per mt B475


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Post by keg » October 19, 2007, 9:19 pm

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Your posts and pictures are a good read! It is great to see the step by step on the building process. Keep them coming.

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Post by BKKSTAN » October 19, 2007, 9:55 pm

Great job Aussieboy!Very informative and interesting.Keep up the great work and best of luck!

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Post by beer monkey » October 19, 2007, 10:04 pm

yes i agree also aussieB, this will turn in to a big long lasting thread and great info for some thinking of doing a build, look forward to next block by block account.
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Post by FrazeeDK » October 20, 2007, 6:53 am

wouldn't sow cement (concrete formed posts) be a better long term solution for fence posts..??? I put in concrete 2 meter fence posts (buried .5 meter) around our 3 rai 97 talang wa plot and bought chain link fence (1.5 meter high) roughly 230 meters long.. All told approximately 45,000 Baht.. They clay soil is so hard that once placed and after a year or so, the post might as well be standing in concrete..
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Post by AussieBoy » October 20, 2007, 7:25 am

Day 3 just a boring day putting up the metal battens and clean up right boundry fence, cut trees down fron left side Soi 7, day over
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Post by AussieBoy » October 20, 2007, 7:43 am

Day 4 Wednesday: Old corragated sheets gets put back on soi entrance, this time straight and the tops cut the same size, screwed fixed.

Photo: Front fence painted white with yellow post, workers putting up sheets, and of course the vinyl reflective red yellow glow in the dark Soi 7 sign B800 from the shop next to Taco Place, looks impressive at night when the headlights shine on it,

You can see the trees cleared from the right side of soi under the power poles

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Post by AussieBoy » October 20, 2007, 7:51 am

Photo: Udonmap trailer, tool box, construction camp on right at back, for the boss, workers camp under tree on left with Took Took.

Right boundry fence next to be rebuilt with fibre cement roof sheet

Gravel road extends to back of home to allow delivery trucks access and future driveway

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Post by AussieBoy » October 20, 2007, 7:57 am

Photo: backside of Soi fence, on right middle of photo is the old side fence of the land, with corragated sheet sticking up, labour cutting sheets on neighbours land

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