Steel Prices

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Re: Steel Prices

Postby tung » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:54 pm

thaifly wrote:
tung wrote:Steel Prices today 05/03/2009:


SR24 9mm 115 baht piece

gidday tung.. the great jazzman..has mentioned on his motel build..that he has bought 9mm.@38 baht a pop up ...up his way... assuming it is the same steel...it may be worthwhile ...to check your price...thats a hell of a difference..and a whopping saving as well...its a steel of a gidday to all its the thaifly frommae rim


I was told that you can find cheap steel here also but the quality may not be that good. All the steel quoted is stamped with the tata steel thailand marks. However 38 and 115 baht is a maaaaassive difference. Will go check around more
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby thaifly » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:59 am

testing
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby thaifly » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:20 am

gidday...tung its the thaifly from mae rim..dropped into homemart mae rim yesterday..9mm steel...78baht smooth..102 baht rough...the great jazzmans 38 baht price needs to be clarified...so jassy is your 9mm steel top quality...or inferior steel ..at times your prices are misleading ...many thanks..its a tree of a gidday to all its the thaifly from mae rim
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby jazzman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:04 pm

This is from my local village building supplies merchant. I've spent several hundred thousand baht in his shop over the last three years so he may be giving me a special deal - he's quite pally with my father-in-law. As to the quality, it's the only one he stocks and everyone uses it. I'm not too concerned because this is a lightweight, low budget build. The aircons, TVs, fridges, and shower heaters are going to cost more than the construction :)
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby thaifly » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:39 am

jazzman wrote:This is from my local village building supplies merchant. I've spent several hundred thousand baht in his shop over the last three years so he may be giving me a special deal - he's quite pally with my father-in-law. As to the quality, it's the only one he stocks and everyone uses it. I'm not too concerned because this is a lightweight, low budget build.
gidday to the great jazzman...its the thaifly from mae rim..thanks for the clarification..at least we have estabalished after a couple fine googlys deleveries by you....that you secured a special deal with your supplier...and the 9.mm steel @38 baht a pop..quality i would assume by your answer would be INFERIOR...BUT goes hand in hand.with your low quality materials build..and why not.. you have said that you have to watch your pennies..on this build....its A NO DRAMA OBAMA GIDDAY TO ALL ....ITS THE THAI FLY FROM MAE RIM
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby jazzman » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:22 pm

Yes, this is a simple, more or less Thai style construction, and not designed for permanent residence. It will be the only resort in the area, and we guess we'll get custom from the karaoke bars in the surrounding villages, as well as truck drivers and sales reps - we really are in the outback here. Of the four rooms, one will be luxury 'VIP', with satellite TV, and a few other goodies, the others will be standard - with Thai style hard matresses :wink: , and free-to-air TV.
The overall standard will however be much higher than the average rural resorts in the country.
I will be posting more materials prices on my album shortly.
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STEEL PRICES 10 March 2009

Postby jazzman » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:26 am

Steel prices, GlobalHouse, Udon Thani, 10 March 2009

Rebar:

RB6 (for braces): 48 / 50
RB9: (for lintels) 65 / 74 / 85
DB12: 106 / 124 / 168 / 190
DB16: 240 / 288 / 333

Wire mesh for floors: 100 m2 roll: 1,650.

Girders:

C-section 4 x 2: 315 / 320 / 370 / 385 / 465
Box section 4 x 2: 555 / 620 / 789
Box section 1 x 1 (for tile battens) 122 / 135 / 156 172 / 205

The prices differences are due to the the tensile strength (amount of carbon) in the steel, and thickness.
3.2 is the standard gage for house construction.

As a very rough guide (and I take no responsibility for this); for self-designed houses / pools, there is no substitute for taking the expert advice of a competent architect or structural engineer.

Lowest prices: OK for simple constructions such as my motel, hard-built garden sheds and pig-stys, Thai style modern bungalows, and small swimming pools up to about 24 m2.
Middle prices: OK for a quality bungalows such as my house and swimming pools about 25 - 50 m2
Higher prices: for two-storey houses and swimming pools about1 - 100 m2
Top prices: for commercial buildings, multi-storey houses, condos, and large swimming pools.

For lightweight roofs of corrugated steel or composite fibre panels, 3" x 1.5" C-section (prices not quoted) may be acceptable.
The rafters are pitched at 80 cm for concrete tiles, and a t 1.00 m for lightweight roofing material.
Loadbearing queen posts, purlins, joists and ring beams are often constructed by welding two C-section girders face-to-face.
Tile battens are usually pitched at 34.5 cm for concrete tiles, and at 1.00 m for lightweight panels.
3/4" box-section battens may be acceptable for very lightweight roofing materials.
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby dozer » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:57 pm

Thanks for the pricing update. I was also intending to update prices for steel, as you know the costs vary depending on the region, but one thing I should point out is that in comparison shopping between the local steel suppliers (which sell only steel) and Global House, the local steel suppliers were significantly less expensive (at least in the Rayong/Chonburi area)
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Re: Steel Prices

Postby jazzman » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:43 pm

That's very true about local prices, and pure steel specialists. I have certainly have been able on occasions to get cheaper prices than GlobalH, as my other posts have shown, but the GlobalH prices are a fair guide. In rural areas often with 100 Km to the nearest major source, and without good relations with local suppliers, one has to compromise between going to a one-stop warehouse, driving around the country to find other deals, and delivery costs. Not everyone ha their own 6-wheel truck :wink:
Swings and roundabouts.
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