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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:31 am

Some more house construction pictures from when I first arrived back to the site in late March.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:34 am

and here is a final picture just prior to rendering the walls.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:21 pm

As I had requested, the concrete for the pool was not poured into the forms until I was preset to watch that event. Here are a few pictures of the forms prior to the concrete pour.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:27 pm

all in all, the forms were well supported and we were almost ready for the concrete pour but not before a few more pictures of the supports to the pool forms.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:44 pm

For anyone who has not seen the process for pouring the concrete for a swimming pool in Thailand, it is quite a sight. Now I suppose that there are several ways to go about this process but given the circumstances of requiring a good strong concrete mixture for the pool, a mix from the local concrete company is preferred. I had CPAC deliver mine and had a crane truck hired to receive the mix from the CPAC truck with the use of a large bucket, had the crane move the mix to the desired form locations. Don't think I wasn't concerned with the crane moving the bucket over the roof of the house. Here are some pictures of this process.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:55 pm

As you can see the pour started with the walls. As the forms had approximately a 15 or 20 cm space at the bottoms, there was some planned seapage into the floor cavity of the pool. When the wall were completed, the floors were poured as can be seen from these next few pictures. All through the process, a vibrator was used to make sure that there were no air bubbles and full coverage within the forms.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:04 am

As the swimming pool concrete set, rendering the interior and exterior house walls began. Here is the start of that process.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:09 am

...and a little more of the wall rendering process along with some of the roof prep work.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Thu May 01, 2008 1:06 am

as the welding of the roof steel supports into place has been completed and the smoothing and rendering of the walls had been initiated, it was time to begin the laying of the roof tiles. And lots of roof tiles there were. Three truckloads full. The contractor advised me of exactly how many roof times and the associated weight that went along with that large quantity of roof tiles but that number currently escapes me. Anyway, there were roof tiles everywhere but here are some pics prior to their being laid into place on the roof.
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the roof tiles were off loaded the truck and put on the front terrace, in the untiled living room, in the front yard, and elsewhere.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Thu May 01, 2008 1:21 am

and I mean the tiles were everywhere... now, for anyone who has not seen how they get the roof tiles positioned onto the roof, that is quite a sight to see. I don't imagine that it is done like this at every work sight but at my house construction work site, the roofers threw each and every one of the tiles from the base floor level to the roof level where another roofer cought each and every single one of the tiles and once he did, handed them over individually to another roofer who placed them in a pile in a designated location on the roof. This was done endlessly until after about an hour when they got tired and then started handing them up via a ladder. It wasn't long before they got back into the throwing mode though and I did not see any, not one tile dropped or miss thrown. Non were broken as a result of getting them up onto the roof this way.
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here the roofers are handing the tiles up via the ladder after they had been throwing them upwards to the roof for more than an hour.
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tiles staged ready for being layed.
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here are the nice neat stacks of the staged tiles.
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here the tiles are all neatly staged and ready to begin the laying of the tile.
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after staging the tiles on the roof, they started laying the tiles.
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here, the water proofing and insulation foil is visable. personally I don't think there is much of an insulation factor with this type of foil and I may find myself adding some additional insulation at some point down the road.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Fri May 02, 2008 2:13 am

I had already made the decision to go with PVC windows and wanted the steel reinforced ones, not the aluminum framed PVC windows. In my opinion, the maintenance free aspect of the PVC along with the secure fit and insulation factor, added security, and general ease of cleaning was worth the added expense. So, with the roof and wall rendering completed, I contacted EURO PVC windows for them to install the windows and French Doors for the patio. I went with a mix of sliding and encasement type windows depending on where the windows were located. I had retractable roller type fly screens were included in the contract. In any event, the windows were installed over a 3 day period and I had the installation of the fly screens suspended until the house was completed. Here are a few pictures of the house and pool as it was at the end of April.
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view of the living room EURO PVC made and installed windows as of the end of April '08.
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view from the inside out through the Master Bedroom windows.
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view from inside out to the pool patio through the EURO PVC French doors.
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pool patio and French doors leading into the house.
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front of the house view from outside the front gate. as of the end of April '08.
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front of house (living room and office) as of the end of April '08.
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front of house as of the end of April '08.
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Re: MTSINTERNATIONAL House

Postby mtsinternational » Fri May 02, 2008 2:18 am

Here are some views of the house and pool area as of the end of April '08.
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view of house from inside the West end of the property as of the end of April '08.
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pool and house viewed from the West as of the end of April'08.
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pool and house viewed from the West as of the end of April '08.
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Re: Finding & Building a Residence for Mr & Mrs MTSINTER

Postby sunsetter » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:14 am

havent i seen you somewhere before? :D
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Re: Finding & Building a Residence for Mr & Mrs MTSINTER

Postby mtsinternational » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:12 am

Khun Sunsetter, U know, I do believe you may be correct... thing is, I think possibly I have located a better way to be heard and receive feedback. C U Elsewhere... thanks for the note. Ciao!
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Re: Finding & Building a Residence for Mr & Mrs MTSINTER

Postby jazzman » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:26 am

mtsinternational wrote:Khun Sunsetter, U know, I do believe you may be correct...

Hi,
How did the price of your windows compare with the quotation from the wrvinyl PVC windows?
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