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Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby MyobJefke » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Hi,

Coming from Belgium, i spended the last 10 years, on a 50-50% in SE-Asia, but finally decided to settle after retirement in thailand.
Last year, got a nice3-rai plot of land in Wangsomboon/Sakeao, located on a little hill with a wonderfull view all around.
I visited regulary this CTH-forum and it gave me tons of usefull information about building in thai, the DONT's and DO's.
As a professional hands-on MEP-engineer, i have been always buzy with building and construction, in many parts of the world.
In return ofall the info i gatered here, i will share my experiences in this forum, as a separate topic.
Thanks for everything already :)
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby BKKBILL » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:51 pm

Wellcome! Looking forward to another build story. Remember we do like pictures. :mrgreen:
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby MyobJefke » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:33 pm

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SW-view from top of hill
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SW-view from top of hill
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SW-view from top of hill
BKKBILL wrote:Wellcome! Looking forward to another build story. Remember we do like pictures. :mrgreen:


Thanks Bill,

To please you and the other members, i will now try upload some pictures of the property.
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W-view from top of hill.jpg
W-view from top of hill
view from E to hill.jpg
another view from E to our property
S-view from top of hill.jpg
S-view from top of hill
SE-view to hill and pond.jpg
SE-view to hill and pond
NE-view from top of hill.jpg
NE-view from top of hill
E-view .jpg
E-view
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby Mike Judd » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:53 am

Welcome aboard,! It looks like you will not have any filling problems like most of us had, more as to where on the hill to put the house. Have you any idea how far down the rock base is if any.? or decided what kind of structure to build.?
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby MyobJefke » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:55 am

Mike Judd wrote:Welcome aboard,! It looks like you will not have any filling problems like most of us had, more as to where on the hill to put the house. Have you any idea how far down the rock base is if any.? or decided what kind of structure to build.?

hi,
Chatted a little bid around with the locals to find out about the underground and the rocks :? :? :?
Followed last week fundationworks of a new watertower from the "tessabaan", also put on a hill in the neighbourhood.
Their is a soft layer about 50cm soil with little stones, then you must scrape the underground with i macro to plane level surfaces, where they then just put a concrete slab. The watertower overall weight almost 80 tons.

Exact location of the house not know yet, because we intend to buy a other adjacent plot for better orientation of the main construction.

For this year only plan to put a little shed near the pond, so we can store the waterpump for irrigating our lamjai-trees and have a little shadow space to laze :mrgreen:

Below you find some ideas about construction of shed and main-build, based on "much outdoor life"...... big roof, much shadow, allowing the wind blowing accross the house, trying optimizing the panoramic views...
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google-earth view of land, wangsomboon village at 1500 m, 2 min with motobike
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guesthouse
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ideas about guesthouse near pond, will be used during construction of main-build on the hill.
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the shed, garage-doors will be roller-doors as easely to get everywhere in thai, white metalsheet roof, wooden floors on the patio to avoid accumulating heat
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby pipoz » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 am

Hi and welcome

Excuse my ignorance but what is a lamjai tree

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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby Maseratimartin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi,

Nice to see another farang in Sakeaw area!
We are about half an hour north in Kaosamsib ...close to the Kaochakan monkey and bat mountains.

Good luck with your build!

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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:10 pm

pipoz wrote:what is a lamjai tree

Try here pipoz: http://www.featurepics.com/online/Longa ... 96170.aspx
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby MyobJefke » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:07 am

Maseratimartin wrote:Hi,

Nice to see another farang in Sakeaw area!
We are about half an hour north in Kaosamsib ...close to the Kaochakan monkey and bat mountains.

Good luck with your build!

Martin

thanks Martin,
Kaochakan i do know to find :wink: 5555
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby MyobJefke » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:11 am

pipoz wrote:Hi and welcome

Excuse my ignorance but what is a lamjai tree

pipoz

Thanks Pipoz for your interest.

and

thanks Roger for yr answer on lamyai.
btw... great thread about yr buildingstory.
I hope you find soon pace and fun in yr new home.
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Re: Attempting a no-nonsense build in LOS....TIT

Postby elgato » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:16 pm

Welcome aboard and good luck with your build. Keep us posted with pics and details.
I thought I was wrong once but I was mistaken.
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