happy builder

 Coolthaihouse Photo Gallery

Construction Photos
Home > User galleries > jazzman

Jazzman's green house


Stages of construction of Mr & Mrs Jazzman's house in Nong Bua Lamphu province on a $20,000 budget- no construction permission needed.

84 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2010
Album viewed 11791 times

Green House Motel


This album documents the build of our motel which is destined to create work for my wife & her family, and earn money for me to import tea, wine, and cheese.
It's a low-budget construction the way the Thais build their modern houses.

44 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
Album viewed 681 times

Jazzman's electrical fittings


Just about EVERYTHING you need to electrify your house and not yourself. Quality fixtures & fittings.

34 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
Album viewed 2774 times

The Brickworks


Dropped a brick on your budget by going for Q-Con or Superblock? 99% of houses are built with these.

8 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
Album viewed 380 times



Just a few of the things that will certainly go wrong if you don't watch your project like a hawk...

13 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2010
Album viewed 614 times


5 albums on 1 page(s)

Last additions - jazzman's Gallery
KItchen view 3jazzmanOct 28, 2010
Kitchen view 2The cooker hood was got cheap for 6,500 baht from Home Pro, Udon. Normal price was baht 13,000 but it was in a sale because it had been a demo on a display board in the shop. The two-ring glass cooker hob cost about 4,000 baht (if I remember rightly) from Global House, and the stainless steel double sink and drainer cost about 2,700 complete with tap (faucet), drains, and underneath plumbing pipes and U-bends.jazzmanOct 28, 2010
Kitchen view 1We keep adding bits to this kitchen and it's still not complete. A breakfast bar still has to be built from the left hand side near the fridge to halfway across the archway. And the fridge will be replaced with a side-by-side. Cost: there is about 65,000 baht's worth of KITZCHO® units. The solid granite counter tops cost about 18,000 baht including installation. jazzmanOct 28, 2010
wall 5Then it fell over. One night of rain was enough. This wall will be rebuilt using correct engineering and correct drainage. Another 40 trucks of dirt will be needed to top up the infill that was washed away. Probable total cost: around 250,000 baht.jazzmanJan 29, 2010

Random files - jazzman's Gallery
Ceiling fansCheap, 48", only 590 baht in GlobalHouse. This one is just spot welded to the beam. It will be taken down again and the tube will be cut to the correct length for suspension in the circular ceiling recess.. The hook will then be securely bolted to the beam and the welds repainted.jazzman
Pool Salt-water Chlorinator[pic before installation] The electrolytic unit sends information to the control unit on chlorine level and pool water salt level, and the control unit switches the electrolytic cell on and off, including pumping cycles and self cleaning cycles. By-products of the electrolysis include algicide.
The system enables a minimum of intervention by the pool owner.
Continental European 'Schuko' socket & plug from BTicinoOriginally used in Germany for decades, this very safe system is becoming standard in most European countries (except the UK).jazzman
'Nok' stopThese plastic strips fit under the tiles between the tiles and the eaves board (fascia). Stops birds getting into the roof and nesting. 60cm long, about 7 baht each. (packets of 10). Did YOU remember to install them? They come with profiles to match most tiles and corrugated tin. They also stop mice. Mice like to gnaw away at plasterboard (sheetrock)...
Click an thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the clapperboard to start a slide show.
brick formwork for ground beamsInstead of using expensive wooden shuttering, the formwork for the beams is built at ground level with the Thai 'cinder' blocks. These are extremely cheap, and they stay in place afterwards thus adding even more strength.
Click an thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the clapperboard to start a slide show.
filling the formA measured quantity of mix is drawn into the 2- brick 'jelly mould' which is then mechanically vibrated. It takes about 15 seconds to produce and stack a pair of bricks. Two people working the plant can produce about 3,500 bricks in a day. That's enough for 290 m2 of wall, or about 1.5 houses the size of the Jazzman house. About 1,000 bricks were used for the motel.jazzman
sau romain, fixing the capitalContemporary Thai architecture favours fake Roman columns. (Like the Brits with their pseudo Edwardian porticos, some people love it, some find it totally kitchy - problem is, you can't choose and build your own house in the UK). Some local Thai workers refuse to build to any other design. We refused to be pressured into Doric columns at over 5,000 baht each, we used concrete drain pipes to have Tuscan pillars.
Click an thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the clapperboard to start a slide show.
Consumer Unit small with a timer 3This consumer unit was put together by Jazzman for the swimming pool equipment. View with the cover closed.jazzman