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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:14 pm

Yes I have found that if you get one of the companies that specialise in one particular aspect of building a house ,they usually know what they are doing just through experience (Hopefully) where as if it's your "Builder" doing it, you may or may not be lucky.
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:42 pm

Mike Judd wrote:Yes I have found that if you get one of the companies that specialise in one particular aspect of building a house ,they usually know what they are doing just through experience (Hopefully) where as if it's your "Builder" doing it, you may or may not be lucky.



Fortunately this Company only installs Roofing.

From what Khun initially told me when we first met, he does about 13 -15 house roofs a year. Materials aside, his labour cost to install the roof framing, fascia, foil membrane and load-install roof tiles comes out around TB 123,767 or TB 573 per m2 of roof area on the slope.

The guy who owns the Company Khun A appears to employ a five man crew (4 Workers & 1 Supervisor who also works). By my calcs he earns arond TB 1.8 - 2.0 Mill a year for his labour (assuming he does 14 roofs a year and some are slightly bigger than mine).

From this, I estimate his wages for his five staff are round TB 980,000 per year. (TB 22K for the Supervisor and TB 15K for each Worker, per month)

By my estimate that leaves Khun (The Owner Manager) around TB 900,000 per year for himself, for running the show and buying a few tools. A good earner (US 2340 per month) for him and a lot more than most Thai's earn.

How many days have or will these guys worked on my roof,
8 Days to erect the roof framing and fascia board
1 Day to unload and load the roof with tiles & lay some Foil
7 Days to install the roof tiles (est)

All up, 16 working days

Khun told me it would take him 2 -3 weeks when we first met, so he is right on target

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:55 pm

The finished roof

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Has any one seen this for sale in one of the Thai Superstores, Thaiwatsadu, Home Mart, Global etc

If so any idea what it is worth?

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 am

Clean up day
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby gliffaes » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:49 pm

pipoz wrote:Has any one seen this for sale in one of the Thai Superstores, Thaiwatsadu, Home Mart, Global etc

If so any idea what it is worth?

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Yes seen it at Boonthavorn and also another but cant remember which, I have one for my bathroom fan venting out thru the eaves on my guesthouse, wasnt expensive, definately Boonthavorn have them though
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:25 pm

Just starting to finalize my preferred layouts/positions for the Block Work Walls, A/C's, Ceiling Lighting & Fans.

After that comes the GPO's and the position/type of the Safe T Cut Board (similar to one below). Need to find one with a bottom and top feed.

Thanks Roger, I pinched this picture from your post, does it have a bottom and top feed, so that I can bring the GPO and AC Power feed cables in from the bottom and the Ceiling Lighting & Fans cable feeds in from the top?
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:03 pm

pipoz wrote:Thanks Roger, I pinched this picture from your post, does it have a bottom and top feed, so that I can bring the GPO and AC Power feed cables in from the bottom and the Ceiling Lighting & Fans cable feeds in from the top?

Yes, there are four pop-outs on the top and bottom. Again make sure you get the free 1 million Baht policy with the board.
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:31 pm

In the final stages of completing my Block Work & Air Conditioning, GPO's and Internal Ceiling, Lighting and Fan Layouts.

Still have to do the light switches and external eave area. Started with six options and have just about settled on Option 4, with a bit of refinement to go
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby kiwimartin » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:58 pm

Hi Pipoz - I really like the direction your place is headed.
4-0 High Roof Line Concept.jpg

It always seems easy to start out this way, and its easy to imagine when its like this -
Day 93 Roof Framing 21 August 2014 03.jpg

But I do think you need to hold on to the vision, which isn't so easy traipsing through Tile shops and the like, looking for decent prices on an 'ideal' solution. Clean columns, clear rooflines, indoor melting into outdoor, the luxuriant feeling of head space - and balancing this with the need to make it a 'home', without the attendant clutter, is a real challenge.
I really hope to see your place develop into the place you have been envisioning. It looks special. I am looking forward to tracking your build.
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:49 pm

Thanks Martin, but I have a long way to go. Will be a 2 year project.

I am revisiting my original Concept (Happy House 001) because the twat next to me wont sell me the land I need, which means I can build the master bedroom as planned.

Ultimately, I may only build two out of the three house elements shown in the picture and only one link, not the two. What is being built at present is the center house element from the picture, with some modification.

I will post my new concept plan in about six weeks after my trip to Udon Thani and after I try to buy another neighbour out.

Thanks for the info on the windows-doors

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:50 am

Opps, spelling mistakes in the earlier version

Thanks Martin, but I have a long way to go. Will be a 2 year project.

I am revisiting my original Concept (Happy House 001) because the twat next to me wont sell me the land I need, which means I cannot build the master bedroom as planned.

Ultimately, I may only build two out of the three house elements shown in the picture and only one link, not the two. What is being built at present is the center house element from the picture, with some modification.

I will post my new concept plan in about six weeks after my trip to Udon Thani and after I try to buy another neighbour out.

Thanks for the info on the windows-doors

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Jack&Amy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Pipoz......I posted a link on RR's thread re. the cable you are looking for.......It's readily available, although some say they have never seen it here in Thailand..
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:33 pm

Jack&Amy wrote:Pipoz......I posted a link on RR's thread re. the cable you are looking for.......It's readily available, although some say they have never seen it here in Thailand..


Thanks Jack&Amy, I saw that and will try and chase in down in five days time when I get there

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Getting ready for the start of the next stage, namely walls, services ad ceilings.

Attached is my final version of my Option 6: for the Block Work Walls & Air Conditioning, Internal Power Supply Outlets (GPO's) and Internal Ceiling, Lighting and Fan Layouts.

The AC Power Supply connection above the Split Unit will ideally be Plug in Socket in the perimeter ceiling area, as opposed to a wall box in the block work.

The internal metal stud wall is a 300 mm double stud wall, with the a sliding door assembly, whereby the doors will slide back into the cavity of the stud wall. BTU's for each AC Unit currently being calculated and wiring diagram being done for GPO's, AC power supply and Fan controls. Might need a bigger Breaker Board.

Still finalizing external lighting under outside eaves, light switching and light types.

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