Building my house in Sattahip

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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:50 pm

fredlk wrote:Maybe the stair treads will be fire engine red .


Iff i got there and found fire engine red on the stairs i would assume it was an undercoat or you had been murdered or sold the place ?
Garage definately looks more than adequate in size with the car as a perspective
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:32 pm

The 2 men spent the day getting the corners square on the buttress and on the garage columns:
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The bathroom is grouted - it's quite white :D :
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More bits are appearing and the view of the house looks more and more like the one in Sketchup:
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I'm going to soon have to cut down that big tree just below my lower garden wall:
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:52 pm

Today I spent about 12,000 Baht on taps, rails, shower, fittings and fixtures for the staff bathroom.

One side of the buttress rendered:
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:02 pm

I just received the quote for the 140 square metre 4 part garage and entrance-way roof in 0.50 millimetre Off White Clean Colorbond. It's 100,382 Baht including the foam insulation.
There's 12,000 Baht's worth of flashing included which I am sure we don't need so I'll call tomorrow and get that deducted.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:13 pm

They've started on the floor tiles:
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It's looking quite dramatic. This view will be gone once the roofs are inserted:
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The garage columns are 40 by 20 centimetres and the roof trusses will be camouflaged to (hopefully) look as if it's all one continuous piece:
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby MGV12 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:45 pm

fredlk wrote:Today I spent about 12,000 Baht on taps, rails, shower, fittings and fixtures for the staff bathroom.



You are a philanthropist of the first order ... let's hope their friends and family don't disown them for being too hi-so :lol:

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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:59 pm

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fredlk wrote:Today I spent about 12,000 Baht on taps, rails, shower, fittings and fixtures for the staff bathroom.

You are a philanthropist of the first order ...

I thought I was being a Cheap Charlie. The taps and fittings for the 2 bathrooms in the house cost about 60,000 Baht, but the VRH has a 2 week order time and I had to find something I liked and that was the same for washbasin and shower. In the end it's almost all Hang brand although the wc-shower is Hafele as the plastic one from Hang looked like a work in progress.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Huh moved have you :lol: how do you mean with the trusses (disguise
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:33 pm

geordie wrote:how do you mean with the trusses (disguise

In the plans the beam was to be concrete, but we decided on steel and now I want to get it to look a bit like concrete. That's the theory and they said they'll box it in, but we'll see if the end result looks authentic or .... The important bit is the 40 cm. by 20 column is to join up with a 40 cm. by 20 cross member while the truss is only 30 cm. at present.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby Maseratimartin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:36 pm

Honesty, the design of the trusses looks good...technical....could imagine that it even adds to the look rather then to cover them.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:40 pm

Maseratimartin wrote:Honesty, the design of the trusses looks good...technical....could imagine that it even adds to the look rather then to cover them.

Exactly what another friend said, he'd display rather than hide them, but me I like smooth solid surfaces and not delicate lattice work. You are steel people I'm concrete. :D
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:52 pm

expanded metal mesh and render ? will smoth them out and give the apearance of very thin beams :mrgreen:
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:16 pm

Surprise! There might be a bit of colour yet to come. Well not exactly colour, but a blend of my favourite tints of black and white. The dark grey of the freshly-rendered columns looks so good that we might paint them grey in the black and white garage and continue that grey onto the cross members. Don't hold your breath though because I might just change my mind.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:38 pm

I couldn't get inside or upstairs as it's freshly laid:
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The furthest part of the garage roof is almost up; I've kept the columns at the far end at 20 centimetres to create more space:
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The floor is angled here to follow the wall of the next house, but the garage roof is still square as it will fit just underneath the roof of the house:
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Tomorrow the entrance-walkway roofs will be constructed and I suspect the bathroom floor tiled. I paid the 35,000 Baht deposit today for the Colorbond. 85,000 Baht in all.
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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby fredlk » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:03 am

The next problem has cropped up. I told them the window in the downstairs of the staff house was to be at 90 centimetres from the floor. They did it that way, BUT then they added electricity to the floor, cement, tiles and now I see that there's only 82 centimetres tile to window sill! Either this means 3 centimetres of the back of the kitchen cabinets is visible through the window or they have to raise the window. I'll confront the builder with this when he arrives in an hour's time.
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