Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby Mike Judd » Fri May 10, 2013 5:47 am

I don't mean to be critical and I'am sure your walls will stay up, especially the front ones with those large brick columns tying it all in. But I cannot understand the Thai builders logic with their tendency to always have these deep narrow footings under their perimeter walls, when the priority should be a wide footing to stabilise the wall against side ways pressure from wind or any future land fill. Just a friendly comment with non offence intended.
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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby hansbak » Fri May 10, 2013 9:49 am

Sure I understand, but we are in Thailand and it is not my profession and after the fact, so not much i can do......

anyway a suggestion for other people creating a wall.....?

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First hole, monk and pole: the ceremony

Postby hansbak » Fri May 10, 2013 10:11 am

This morning we finally started with the office building. Almost 3 years ago we bought the land, filled it up with 0.5 to 1 meter of earth, build a wall around it and had the bamboo sala built last year. So today the first 'real' building, A milestone!

Here some pictures of the ceremony with the monk and the building people creating the first pole of the fundament.

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the first bucket of concrete
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get the pole in place.....
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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby hansbak » Wed May 29, 2013 5:32 pm

building is progressing, here a few pictures what is happening in the last two weeks

looks like the picture are in the wrng order...will try better next time....

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and startung the office floor fundament
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all holes filled up again.....
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33 holes of these we have for the complete building
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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby MGV12 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:48 pm

Hi Hans

Looks like new timber for the beam casings ... who is paying? ... in the contract or you?

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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby BKKBILL » Thu May 30, 2013 10:03 am

Hans,

Looking good.

When uploading the pictures as an attachment if you click the Place inline after you add the file the order they come up can then be changed at will.
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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby hansbak » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:49 am

THanks for the tip to put the pictures inline.....

concerning the wood, the construction company is doing that....they told me the casing can only be used three times....sure a pretty investment.....

thanks for your replies,

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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby pipoz » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:51 pm

hansbak wrote:THanks for the tip to put the pictures inline.....

concerning the wood, the construction company is doing that....they told me the casing can only be used three times....sure a pretty investment.....thanks for your replies,

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Hans



If they put some formwork oil on the timber that supports the underside of the beam or even some plastic sheeting over the timber to prevent it sucking up the water and or sticking to the concrete, then can re-use that timber for a year of two. My guess would be 20 plus uses at the end of the day. They just have to support it properly so it doesn't bow under load (what they have done looks ok) and store it properly after they have finished with it until the next use.
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floor beams and now prepare for the colums

Postby hansbak » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:00 pm

Building is going fast! here some more pictures what happened in the last week.

U just was away for business trip to bangkok for 3 days, so not pictures during that time.....
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just filled up the concrete for the floor

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the casting removed...


and now preparing to create the columns:
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putting the columns in position...


Perhaps for your information, we first asked an architect to create the drawings, then looked for a construction company where we had 5 quotes ranging from 2.7 to 3.7 million. We took the offer from 3.5 . Regularly we asked the architect to check the building company and a local guy who build the walls to check the construction daily. Up to now very limited problems and building is going fast. "We" here, is my wife who also runs partly the company where the building is for.

thanks for your reactions so far,

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columns for the roof and the first part of the floor

Postby hansbak » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:36 pm

As i said last week , work is progressing pretty fast,

first part of the columns are now filling up......
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first part of columns being filled...

and then the second part and iron of ramps
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second part of columns and iron of floors and ramps


and then the floors at the side of the building
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just filled up today....
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rough concrete ready now......

Postby hansbak » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:08 am

Building is still going well, 2 poles out of allignement which need to be fixed, coming week they will start the metal roof with the walls....
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concreate almost ready
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finally metal roof is mounted with the walls being build

Postby hansbak » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:10 pm

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mounting the roof....

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metal roof mounted....

After almost 3 weeks of not much happening apart from the correction of 3 colums out of allignment, finally This week they mounted the roof and started to build the walls.......
Just the metal of the roof to check if no leakage is present, later they will add the foam underneeth it

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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby schuimpge » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:53 am

Hello Hans,
So far looking good.
Only one question. Why did they only put beams on the front and back row of columns?
The middle row of columns is not connected by a steel-beam?

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middle row of columns is not connected?

Postby hansbak » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Luc,
Looks like you are right...just checked with the drawing of the architect and there is no beam foreseen...

when we see him, wil ask him...
Regards,
Hans
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Re: Building a Company Building and Ranch Type House

Postby hansbak » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:05 am

some more progres creating th walls......

Regards,
Hans
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backside of the building
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frontside of the nuilding
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