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House complete.

Post by Mex » April 15, 2017, 2:11 pm

We have just completed our house in the Ban Chiang district. We used VBs..(village builders)..and Wifey Dearest did all the talking.

I was denied access to any discussions due to my use of the f bomb/s.

Our total costs were under TB 4100/sq.m. VB cost under TB 1600/sq.m.

The quality less than desirable but at 40% lower than the next quote I am not complaining. If only I could have found a mitre box.

If we had to do it again and I was allowed to haggle with the builders; buy a concrete mixing machine in lieu of CPAC; buy all our cement (and everything else) from GH and use slightly smaller truss sections I reckon I could come in under TB 4000.

VB took 3 months exactly. Always on the job ( 7 days a week) except for Buddah days and 1 day after they all won the lotto.
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Re: House complete.

Post by Soonsoon » April 15, 2017, 3:38 pm

Pics ?

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Re: House complete.

Post by Mex » April 15, 2017, 8:44 pm

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Re: House complete.

Post by sometimewoodworker » April 16, 2017, 8:24 am

Mex wrote: If only I could have found a mitre box.
If you ask you may receive

A mitre box can be bought from the website under and sent to you

http://www.thaicarpenter.com

They are also available in wood street Bang Po
Jerome and Nui's new househttp://bit.ly/NJnewHouse

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Re: House complete.

Post by Mex » April 16, 2017, 12:13 pm

Thank you...too late I am afraid..I'll just have to live with the gaps/wood filler.
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Re: House complete.

Post by maaka » April 16, 2017, 2:52 pm

my kind of house...not to over the top...well done.

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Re: House complete.

Post by Mex » April 17, 2017, 11:28 am

Thanks maaka...the design is a copy of the South African Karoo houses built in the early 1900s. I had to lose the gables because I didn't trust the builders with a wall flashing..(given the rain we get here)...I made the windows too small...and the patio roof is about 500 mm too high...but it is very comfortable and practical....no steps!!
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Post by maaka » April 17, 2017, 12:09 pm

small windows can be a bonus sometimes Mex, as glass gets real hot in Siam, and hence the inside of the house..

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Re: House complete.

Post by Barney » April 17, 2017, 12:14 pm

Must be a trait with some falangs me included that the F bomb does come out a bit, my missus is happy for me to stand down when some negotiations are dealt with. But not all. :lol:
Nice simple design, and the kitchen looks good.
You made me google Karoo houses and they are quite good and simple, a lot like some of the very early homestead houses in outback aussie.

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Re: House complete.

Post by Mex » April 17, 2017, 8:50 pm

I have a book on the Outback and the buildings...hotel and shops are identical to the Karoo buildings...the major cost in those days was the importation of roof sheeting from Mud Island.
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