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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby BKKBILL » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:03 pm

My thoughts are read some of the posts here. You just might find all or most of the answers to these questions. :roll:
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:58 pm

Maluckyday wrote:.
H ) Floor

Now the current floor is that standard smooth/polished concrete ... but it has a definite sway like a drunken sailor.

I'm punting for lino or linoleum ... just like in the OP photo ... but, of course, one sheet for the floor. Things are less likely to break if dropped, easy to clean, easy to upgrade if we win Lotto.

... but she (who will be obeyed) whose thoughts are considered in the build would love the fancy tile, like you see in the nicer hotels. 'she reckons 400B a m2, not laid ... humm ... not sure.

You know the ones, they are a lightish brown colour, maybe 500 x 500 and if you don't by the seconds and actually buy the retail quality, when laid, almost have no grout in the joins.

I'm yet to be convinced ... :roll:

When you are levelling a floor, do you have to etch/chip the existing smooth concrete when you apply a skim layer?
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TIT :lol: they don't level the floor they bed the tiles on 25mm to 50mm of almost dry mix concrete and level the tiles.
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:03 pm

Maluckyday wrote:

Will a 3 ply (wooden) sheet be eaten by termites?

What about a laminate of some description?

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All wood you can afford on your budget will be eaten by termites. You may be able to delay or prevent it by using Chandrite.
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby Maluckyday » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:14 pm

Sometimewoodworker ... thanks for your replies.
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby LilBudda » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:24 pm

Going to be struggling to do any extravigant on that budget however....

Suggestions

Walls: Standard thai blocks 7.5cm thick breeze block (reasonably light and cheap).
Windows: Aluminium frame (wont get eaten like the cheap wooden ones).
Electric: Make separate small circuit breaker with your own earth (just 2 or 3 breakers in the box with be enough, 1 for lights, 1 for sockets, and spare for anything else needed).
Insulation: Wouldnt waste your time on that budget.
Ceiling: Smartboard is pretty good stuff.
Lighting: Depends on preference, downlights with filiment bulbs and dimmer switches is nice and not too expensive.

PS. Note about those big tiles your wife was wanting. They can be bought for about 270 baht per 1.44 sqm from HomePro (60cm x 60cm highly polished porcelain)
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby Maluckyday » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:09 am

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LilBudda ... thanks for the reply.

Will certainly look at the tiles you mentioned.

Other recommendations appreciated.

Might have to rethink the budget!
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Re: Enclosing a downstairs bedroom ... need advice please ..

Postby Smithson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:31 am

Regarding the electrics and termites, I've seen this where we rented and was amazed also. I think conduit would be the solution, combined with not using timber that termites love.

What have you decided for the roof? I think it might be asbestos that you showed in the pics.
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