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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:24 pm

The Garage Septic tank system

They actually dug the hole a bit too deep, so improvised with some concrete rings and will build a mount of dirt around them, so that the rain water doesn't pond and so it runs off to the external garden area :roll:

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:35 pm

She decided to build a Toilet-Shower to the Workshop as a surprise, before I returned. :roll:

Its is not quiet what I had in mind, as I had intended to integrate it into/joint it onto under a same roof line, but now it is more stand alone and at a lower level. Still it will serve the same purpose :lol: Have four 1000 liter tanks and a pump to keep water going to both the Toilet and surrounding garden areas

Will now extend the concrete perimeter paving out to beyond the read line of the toilet

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:40 pm

House to Garage

Eventual color of the Garage will be same as the hose House (background), no surprise :roll:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:02 pm

Garage gets its electrical rough-in, Led lights and ceiling fans

The Electrical Man provided labour and bought materials (excluding the cost of just the light fittings & ceilng fans) fixed price of TB 28,500. His materials included the, breaker board, switches, GPO outlets, cable, conduits, junction boxes etc. I just bought the light fittings & ceilng fans. The scope was

External area
3 Outside LED Spot lights mounted on external facade area
3 Outside Feature Up-Down lights mounted on external face of the front htree columns (same style as for front of house)

Parking area
2 LED Main Lights
1 Celing Fan
1 Breaker Board
3 Double GPO's
1 x Light Switch (3 switch)

Tool room
3 LED Main Lights
1 Celing Fan
4 Double GPO's
1 x Light Switch

Laundry-WC room
3 Ceiling Mounted LED Lights
1 Celing Fan
3 Double GPO's
1 x Light Switch (3 switch)
1 Water Heater Power Connection

External
Power to Water Pump

Cost: Total Cost for all Labour & Materials TB 46,140 for 94m2 = TB 490 per m2 :D

Electrical Man (L & M Fixed Cost) TB 28,500
Light Fittings & Fans (by me) TB 17,640
Total Cost TB 46,140


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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:44 pm

For the Garage Laundry Toilet I went for the KARAT Pedestal Wash Basin in the middle picture 10 M. Nice an simple. Found the KARAT selection at Global House

The went for the Leaf-Flower Tile Wall pattern , again on display at Global House :D

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:18 pm

pipoz wrote:"...under the inside skin concrete super block ...

The concrete super blocks cost me TB 30 each at the local hardware shop. They are strong & reasonably well vibrated, with properly formed square edges and a "V" groove along the top to run the reinforcement bar through horizontally. I used a metal/tungsten cutting blade for my angle grinder to cut out the slots.

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I was a bit confused regarding the blocks in the inner skin as Superblock is the brand name of an AAC product. I can now see from your photos that they are not AAC, but hollow core masonry blocks. They certainly look strong. Are they made locally in Udon? Do they come in other sizes? Specifically, I am looking for 400 x 200 x 100 for one skin of my outer wall, and the elusive 400 x 200 x 200 for part of my retaining wall. Cheers, John
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:03 pm

ajarnudon wrote:
pipoz wrote:"...under the inside skin concrete super block ...

The concrete super blocks cost me TB 30 each at the local hardware shop. They are strong & reasonably well vibrated, with properly formed square edges and a "V" groove along the top to run the reinforcement bar through horizontally. I used a metal/tungsten cutting blade for my angle grinder to cut out the slots.

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I was a bit confused regarding the blocks in the inner skin as Superblock is the brand name of an AAC product. I can now see from your photos that they are not AAC, but hollow core masonry blocks. They certainly look strong. Are they made locally in Udon? Do they come in other sizes? Specifically, I am looking for 400 x 200 x 100 for one skin of my outer wall, and the elusive 400 x 200 x 200 for part of my retaining wall. Cheers, John


Hi John,

Yes what I referred to as Superblock (thats because my Chinese Thai Man at the local Hardware Store called them that) are a Hollow Core Masonry Blocks 150 mm wide. The ones I get are locally available in Udon Thani and yes very good quality, nice square hollows, well vibrated and strong. I would say they are around 10 MPa crushing strength from the look and feel of them.

This particular block only comes as a 390 x 190 x 150mm. I have seen other concrete blocks of smaller width, (100mm & 70mm wide) but they were not the same quality as the 390 x 190 x 150mm that I bought.

I will be back in Udon in five weeks time and will go ask him for you, where it is exactly, that he buys them from in Udon Thani

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:27 pm

:D Thanks, that would be appreciated. If they are made locally, then maybe I could get a special order done at a particular size (for a reasonably large number of course).
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:56 am

A bit of minor works

Completing the concrete ramp into the Garage

Adding a driveway to and extending the concrete paving to the Workshop out the back

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:38 pm

Garage nearly finished. Just the final paint outside and inside

Wasn't sure if the car would fit, but luckily I just have enough space either side to open the doors. :lol: :roll:

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:49 pm

Laundry and Work shop Lock up

Laundry and Toilet-Shower: Well, I let her do it Thai style. :roll: Who cares

Work shop Lock up: Internal size 4.25mW x 4.70mD x 3.0mH. May still put some swing doors on the inside, to close it in. Currently looking for a metal shelf rack system

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby tertim » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:38 pm

Hi Pipoz

First of all I want to congratulate you on a top quality build your design and execution is first class with very close attention to detail, well done.

A few posts back when the garage slab was poured and you weren't on site your builders left the slab as a scratch coat to accept a later finish, I was just wondering what finish you settled on to complete the garage floor.

Regards tertim

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:43 pm

tertim wrote:Hi Pipoz

First of all I want to congratulate you on a top quality build your design and execution is first class with very close attention to detail, well done.

A few posts back when the garage slab was poured and you weren't on site your builders left the slab as a scratch coat to accept a later finish, I was just wondering what finish you settled on to complete the garage floor.

Regards tertim

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Hi and thanks

If you blow up this picture you might see the finish. What I did was pour another 80 mm thick concrete slab with wire mesh reinforcement on top of the one with the scratch coat and do a steel trowel finish to it after I put the roof on and finished the wall rendering.

Then had him apply a clear sealer (think it is a Lanko or...). It probably cost me around TB 250 per m2 to do, but will be serviceable and easy to clean down with the Gerni. Plus if it need re-sealing in a few years time, its even something I can do with a roller.

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Laundry Floor: The floor tiles in the Laundry only cost TB 259 per m2 from Home-pro (Cotto brand 300 x 300mm). Cheap and non slip

Workshop-Tool Room Floor: Used some local cheap TB 200 per m2 (600 x 600mm) glazed tiles in this. Again easy to clean

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:18 am

Now that the garage is all but finished, moving on to create the fruit tree orchard and garden in the area, adjacent to the side and at the rear of the garage. Will eventually remove all the perimeter banana trees and just leave the palms

Starting by planting the first 18 fruit trees (the area of about 800m2 can accommodate up to 35 trees). It will be a combination of Lemon, Lime, Som, Pomelo (Som oh Red & Som oh White), Star gooseberry, Rambutan and Mangosteen trees. I estimate that it will take at least another 5 years or maybe more, before they mature and start produce some fruit

Will add a drip feed poly irrigation system, feed by water from the three garage water tanks.Have quite worked out yet, what garden plants I will add.

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby olavhome » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:19 pm

Good Luck With the irrigation system.
But do you think collected water from roof will be enough for the dry season?
Maybe have a "backup plan" can be smart :-)
Have by ourselves experienced that collected rainwater from house, garage roofs and overflow from lawn hardly is enough for our sprinklers, However, they use much more water than drip irrigation :-)
SO plan to drill for extra water in february.
Also like to wish the 2 of you a marry Christmas and thanks for interesting building story in year soon coming to an end :D
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