Stone, Metal & Glass

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3.) Architectural styles used within Thailand.

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:50 pm

Here's a quick update showing the construction of the ground beams that will support the stone faced walls.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:00 pm

Finally the area is backfilled and all the heavy work is buried out of sight.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:57 pm

Here's the last few updates for 2016 and looking forward to 2017.
Some photos showing the fabrication of the support for the floor beams.

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The beam on the right will span 9 meters without any central ground support.
We will have three cantilevered beams from the second beam to provide support.

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Next will be the floor panels delivered and then the structure starts to take shape and look more like a building.

Wishing all CTH readers and contributors a very Happy New Year for 2017....
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby pipoz » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:03 pm

andymac wrote:
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The ground looks soft

What is is a mixture of loamy soil and some part clay

Nice big foot print to the pad footing

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:39 am

Happy Lunar New Year - Welcome to the year of the Rooster!

Some photo updates. preformed floor panels installed

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View from rear

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Cut out for washroom and shower area

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Concrete pour 150mm screed

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Rear view, looks huge again

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Front view. cut outs at sides for roof drainage

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General view showing relationship to pond
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:53 pm

We now have posts...
Latest photo updates

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Top beams next on the list.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:10 am

Hi All

Back in Thailand for a few days to oversee the construction of the top ring beams. We will have ten concrete beams of various specs and two steel I beams, they'e on order and installation will have to wait for my next trip as we have some complicated details that need careful attention, to make it all look simple and clean.


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Cross beams constructed first

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On the right you can see the pile of rocks for the stonemason

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North facing rear facade

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Rear beam, completed garage in background

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View in other direction, pond in background and deck for yet to be started Teak Pavilion

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Concrete arrives right on schedule

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Good progress but still a long way to go
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:25 pm

Looks good Andy keep up the good work.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:02 pm

Some more beam updates

I'll be back in CM next week to move things along - making payments usually works.

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Preparing the rebar for the double side beams


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All the bamboo is cut from the land, fortunately it grows back pretty quickly


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A good shot from the drone


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Vibrating the concrete


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Hiring a crane to help pour the concrete really speeded things up


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Front view


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Rear view


Next we will start on the stone faced side walls, going with cinder block on the outside wall and Q-con on the inner wall.
Stay tuned.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Finally we have some walls going up.

Just returned from a very productive trip to Chiang Mai. We've made a start on the exterior cinder block walls, these will be faced in stone, same as we did with the garage. You can see the lip on the ground beam, this is to support the stone work and will be slightly below the finished ground level. The rear wall, not started yet, will be a double skin Q-con block rendered, painted white and with three long strip windows.

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:26 am

andymac wrote:Finally we have some walls going up.

Looks pretty solid to me Andy. Plenty of rebar in those beams and columns too. No problem with an earthquake on those walls.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby Klondyke » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:40 pm

andymac wrote:Finally we have some walls going up.


Will the walls make your house "Cool Thai House"?
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Fri May 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Klondyke wrote:
andymac wrote:Finally we have some walls going up.


Will the walls make your house "Cool Thai House"?


I certainly hope it w'll be cool in both senses of the word.

We did a trial run on the garage studio build, Q-con block faced with stone. Pleasantly cool to the touch on the inside face when the sun is heating up the stone outside. The Stone Pavilion has the addition of a 70cm cavity that should help further in keeping the temperature down inside.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby schuimpge » Fri May 05, 2017 10:53 pm

70 Centimeter?!

Or 70 Millimeter?!

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Fri May 05, 2017 11:02 pm

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Applying a coat of Sika water proofing before the stone facing

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Exterior block walls complete,

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Q-Con block delivered, dropped off at main entrance for some reason.

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Rear Q-con cavity wall completed, 7.5 +5 + 7.5

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Stone work next
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