MY house build to begin.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » September 5, 2017, 2:33 pm

Photoman wrote:
September 4, 2017, 8:54 pm
Hi Barney
I have just seen a photo of your house showing a border detail around the windows etc ( I'll try and load a pic ) . Were these build in when the apertures were made or added onto the surface afterwards .

Thank you .

Roy

Photo here on my flickr site https://flic.kr/p/X8FC4Y
Hi Roy,

The photo is not my house. That was from another poster who is building. I have no borders around my windows internal or external.
I remember Mick from "Mick's house build" thread had borders installed. That may even be his house. I know he has them as I visited his house.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » September 5, 2017, 4:07 pm

fatbob wrote:
September 5, 2017, 10:33 am
JR wrote:
September 4, 2017, 8:59 pm
Hi Barney,
Re. your new cabinets. What kind of wood Thinking about termites.
You can see by the method of construction it is 3 ply with a veneer face, looks like a teak veneer, depending on the type of timber used in the frame to fix the ply to will determine if it's caviar to termites, if the ground is treated below which I'm sure Barney has done with a system, termites wont be able to get in so no issue.
JR,
I would have to send a message back to the GF to get the type of wood if you are really interested?
As for termites, Fatbob is correct, I do have under house protection and a periodical check and top up of the chemical.
My house is about 800mm above a concrete slab which is also drilled to insert more of the chemical, another reason I am built up above the ground level is that any possible termite tracks leading into the house can be easily seen with a regular check on the concrete columns.

My intention was to have near zero timber except doors but things change as we move along and some furniture and fittings will be built.
I'm confident that any termite problem will be arrested.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by maaka » September 6, 2017, 6:41 am

dont termites fly

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » September 6, 2017, 9:03 am

maaka wrote:dont termites fly
Sure do. Straight to a light and then the isaan pot for a nice meal.
I'll keep the lights off and the doors shut.


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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Photoman » September 7, 2017, 12:25 am

Sorry Barney

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by kopkei » September 7, 2017, 7:04 am

we also had borders (bua they call them) around the windows in our first home , nice but dust/dirt collectors and also tjintjok/tokai/bird droppings area, not practical or clean at all ... ;)

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by JR » September 7, 2017, 10:11 am

Barney, this is the type of frames we have around windows and doors.
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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » September 13, 2017, 3:50 pm

JR wrote:
September 7, 2017, 10:11 am
Barney, this is the type of frames we have around windows and doors.

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JR that looks very smart and a clean line look. Like the border strip along the rock and house wall.
Nice to see the green pipe used. All my pressurised lines into the house are green and all unpressured drainage lines are blue.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » September 13, 2017, 4:14 pm

Well it was time to fix the stuff up I made very early in the build. :(
I chose the wrong tile for the pool deck but have left it until now to replace.
We all make mistakes and this was a major for me. I admit I did not do due diligence with these tiles.
Have now ripped the old ones up and replaced them.
Our usual tiler took about 5 days to complete the full replacement. Saved as many of the old tiles as he could for use somewhere else outside.
He has also started the tiles on the entrance stair platforms.
Getting close now and Buddha will now declare my move in date, funny how it will syncronise to my next R&R return date.
Furniture builder is working on the main bedroom en-suite shelving and door plus bathroom and same bedroom 2. GF has been able to design and colour match items without buying shop units which were hard because of unique dimensions. Her choice, and mine, I suppose, because I have the wallet :lol: .
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