This was a video I recently (about a year ago) made of our favorite tiler laying down granito tiles. ‘How to correctly lay granito tiles’ has become a favorite topic of mine ever since we had village tilers built a house for us, and do it the wrong way. If you ask someone who claims…
‘Rise your Happiness’ is the marketing campaign for a new housing subdivision – the type which is going up everywhere all at once. If you must buy into one of these some thoughts on not to end up with a lexus with a chevy engine.
What’s new in raft construction. A link over to Attila’s forum post showing it step by step. Is it a better way to do it?
Things to watch out for when selecting a construction company. Unfortunately there may be easy shortcuts.
Robin T’s idea for the coolest ride on the block. Get into brand new 1hp Kubota diesel/3 ton payload for about 250,000 baht.
So you think you can do things differently here? How far do you innovate, or deviate from the standard construction processes here and get away with it?
Bank foreclosure sales in the LOL. One readers personal experience. Things to do and not do.
Solar high tech ‘machine for living’ is featured in the referenced website. The featured house is designed to be self sustaining, complete with solar.
Is using a spacer under the rebar framework in a concrete slab a good idea and is it necessary?
Builder Paul to use some coolthaihouse ideas in Chumpon. So misc. pointers on building, such as depth of foundation column shafts, updated double wall construction, etc.
A quick tip for the best way to store left over paint.
Some of my guiding principles that might help you down that happy lane of building your dream house — or what I wish someone had told me before I built mine.
A close up view of double wall construction using ordinary styrofoam as the insulator. Also a example of a raised foundation
The proper way to reinforce concrete – from someone who likes the site.
Robin T: digging a pond for a catchment flood area. Using the dirt for house fill dirt. Diagrams and cost estimates.
A practical example of using sketchup software to design a house. Also some interesting observations on Thai life and how to build a house here.
Robin T is offering his design service to help coolthaihouse readers. The software allows you to view your house 3D inside and out at all angles. It can’t help but help contractors visualize it!
A great building project idea from Robin T. Multi unit complex built around a communal living area.
Reader Dave says Double brick wall construction keeps it cooler. Cement – which is better – hand mix or CPAC?