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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby olavhome » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:10 pm

Guess you will be busy lawn-cutting next summer.
A gardener in Satuk (buriram) told me that some "Japanese grass" did grow slowly and didnt need more watering that other sorts.
We plan on using this for lawn when we come back in end October.
Hopefully he is correct :-)
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:44 pm

olavhome wrote:Guess you will be busy lawn-cutting next summer.
A gardener in Satuk (buriram) told me that some "Japanese grass" did grow slowly and didnt need more watering that other sorts.
We plan on using this for lawn when we come back in end October.
Hopefully he is correct :-)


I am working on how to minimize the time and effort, that has to be devoted to cutting the lawn areas, in the future :?: :idea: :?

Maybe if I plant trees (those with large canopies) in the lawn areas, then over time they will grow and the lack of sunlight, will kill off the lawn :lol: :lol:

What a strategy, "Plant something, just to have to find a way to kill it off"

The other idea is to rent a herd of Goats once a month, or just buy several and tie them to the trees, until the trees eventually grows big enough to shade the lawn. Then BBQ the goats :?: :idea:

All ideas welcome

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:52 pm

The Garage progresses with roof steel is nearly finished. Roof tiles are not due to be delivered until end October

Building out the front columns with block work to 40 x 40 cm.

Also building in a steel frame in the tool room block work wall, plus installing steel framed security doors/bars to the the tool room. There will be a second set of fully closed doors behind these steel bars :lol: Happy so far

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:05 am

Yes, same company ownership. Dewalt is the tradesman's line, B&D for the home handyman
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:46 am

pipoz wrote:The Block Layer started last Sunday-Monday 12-13 Oct and should finish in another two days (say 10-11 days off actual work).

In that time, (with four men & one lady) he will laid about 191 m2 of Block and Brick works (less a few door and window opening. Besides laying the blocks/bricks, he has drilled in the wall starter bars, drilled in the column to wall ties, constructed/formed the concrete lintels over 5 door openings and 8 windows, and reinforced 4 block column pillars on the sides of my French Door Pairs. Total around 1,700 Concrete super blocks and about 3,000 Red Bricks, in all. I paid him a lump sum of around TB 40,000, no questions asked, given he and hisi team had to travel 200 kms to and from my place.

Very happy with the work.

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Hi Pipoz
Did they travel daily or stay in your workers' accom? I have in mind that my first stage after builing the retaining wall will be to build the car port as temp worker accom as well as a secure area for tools and materials, fittings etc.
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:57 am

pipoz wrote:Some recent pictures of the inside of the house, starting the Electrical rough-in & wiring and also finishing the outer block work wall skin and then moving onto inside & outside wall render during the next three weeks

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That looks just like the graffiti I saw at the train stations last time I was back in Melbourne
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:21 pm

ajarnudon wrote:
pipoz wrote:Some recent pictures of the inside of the house, starting the Electrical rough-in & wiring and also finishing the outer block work wall skin and then moving onto inside & outside wall render during the next three weeks

pipoz

That looks just like the graffiti I saw at the train stations last time I was back in Melbourne


I used to live in Melbourne,(twice) :roll:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:24 am

Garage roof steel just about complete. :lol:

Still need to build the Laundry & Bathroom on the far-back side and do the render inside & outside.

Roof tiles are due to arrive end October

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:25 am

Roof tiles arrived from Homemart earlier than expected :lol:

Starting the internal render

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:57 am

And the roof tiles go on the Garage
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:05 pm

The garage moves on, after everyone had nearly a weeks rest.

The Laundry & Bathroom Extension is underway at the rear on the north side (Photos 3 & 4) :lol: Should be close in with walls up, by the time I arrive next week :roll:

Looks like the septic tanks and waste pipes are already being dug in as well

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:20 am

Entrance from driveway to Garage.

Internal render is almost complete and have been and bought the PVC gutters from Global (Windsor brand). Actually, I found the gutter material (incl, standard 3m gutter lengths, 4 x corners, 2 x outlets, joiners, brackets & screws) was quiet cheap, around TB 12,000 for around 35 linear meters with two DP's, so roughly TB 343 per meter length

Also bough another two Tanks. Wave Innova Flora - 1000 at a cost of TB 5,590 each

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:27 am

External render works and rear side external views (looking at west and north elevations) :lol:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:54 am

Some internal garage close up photos and material prices

(3): Laundry,WC & Shower area: Render still has to be done, before the wall tiles. Have a ceiling planned for this area, with 3 circular LED lights.

(4) Tool room: Just have the light fittings & Fan to install, plus a floor tile finish & painting. No ceiling planned. Have and 3 x LED lights and a center ceiling fan planed for the room, with some Double GPO's. May still put a pair of glass swing doors on, behind the steel bar doors

(5) & (7): Parking area: Installing two, one meter long, Led lights (with twin tibes) and a ceiling fan in between them. Decided to surface mount the electrical conduit and paint it over it later, to match the final wall color. May still change the paint to the red roof steel to a Grey color

(6) Bought the Laundry Wall tiles from Globalhouse. Good tile selection, Some 60 m2 of wall tile cost around TB 21,500, plus the Weber adhesive & the grout. All up around TB 25,000 at a an average cost of TB 417 per m2 (materials only)

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:15 pm

The Guard Dog :lol:
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