Koh Phangan Coconut Build

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:47 pm

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Kinda like this right now Phil...lots of small things to do but I ran out of time June and July. Things have eased off and the place is livable but needs a finishing touch. I am back down for 10 days early October to fill the pool, amongst the numerous other small jobs in the house...and the first plant of the gardens - mainly heliconias and frangipani for now.
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:02 pm

kiwimartin wrote:
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Kinda like this right now Phil...lots of small things to do but I ran out of time June and July. Things have eased off and the place is livable but needs a finishing touch. I am back down for 10 days early October to fill the pool, amongst the numerous other small jobs in the house...and the first plant of the gardens - mainly heliconias and frangipani for now.


PAINFUL :lol:
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:37 pm

We wanted a 'green - grey' tinted pool rather than blue, but it was guess work choosing the correctly coloured tiles.
We have started adding the water from our rain tanks - the weather is maintaining a continuous supply from the gutters at this time of year...so it could be a free fill - weather god's blessings assumed! The weather forecast is complete rubbish for the next week - brilliant!
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The original grey-green tiles
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with the addition of sunlight and water has a real luminosity
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and the dappled reflections on the deck ceiling are really superb
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby zhuhaiping » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:35 am

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:57 am

The pool filling season is upon us....we have emptied nearly all of the required 52,000 litres fom our storage tanks, furnished courtesy of regular rain over the last 2 weeks..10 cm or so to go!
We chose tiles we hoped would give us the green tone we wanted...and the effectiveness of this has surpassed all of our expectations - the house, settings and pool can only be described as verdant - wonderful!
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We can hopefully level and fire up the pipeless filter in the next couple of days! Exciting times...
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:55 pm

Nice color tile in the pool

How did you finish off the edge of the Verandah tile where it meets the pool?

Do you have a close up photograph of that edge

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:39 pm

Some info towards the bottom of page 16 of my story Phil...this product was freely available at Homemart...TUS brand.
It comes in a variety of finishes - including aluminium and 'stainless'.
I used it in the showers and for pool and deck edges - very pleased with it.
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:14 pm

kiwimartin wrote:Some info towards the bottom of page 16 of my story Phil...this product was freely available at Homemart...TUS brand.
It comes in a variety of finishes - including aluminium and 'stainless'.
I used it in the showers and for pool and deck edges - very pleased with it.
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Thanks Kiwimartin
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pattayapope » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:29 pm

Just a word of warning the plastic will degrade in sunlight I ended up replacing all my external beading with the aluminum beading.
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:57 pm

pattayapope wrote:Just a word of warning the plastic will degrade in sunlight I ended up replacing all my external beading with the aluminum beading.


Yes I too used an Aluminium one, but it was only about 12 mm and Square shape.

I was actually looking for a 20 mm one, as I was considering using one as a Nosin, along the Verandah edge for my granite tiles. Failing that I will have to put a Chamfer on the tile edge and polish them

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:23 pm

I used the aluminium throughout - pool eges and bathrooms - there is also and stainless product in the TUS range....
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:09 pm

kiwimartin wrote:I used the aluminium throughout - pool eges and bathrooms - there is also and stainless product in the TUS range....
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Thanks , what does TUS stand for?

Do you know who sells the TUS range??

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:04 pm

It appears to be a CACTUS product - I bought mine at the Homemart store on Koh Phangan.
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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby pipoz » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:56 pm

kiwimartin wrote:It appears to be a CACTUS product - I bought mine at the Homemart store on Koh Phangan.
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Thanks again

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Re: Koh Phangan Coconut Build

Postby kiwimartin » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:25 am

Over the past month or beyond we had a meccho in for a couple of days to shape the land, followed by heavy rains - the first of which moved large amounts of earth downhill - not surprising I guess, at least according to Newton.
As a first measure we hurriedly planted 800 sq.m of Bermuda grass squares (the photos here are more than a month ago - the grass is now very lush and holding the hillside nicely. The price in BKK was very reasonable at around 18-23 baht p.m.
We also bought trees at Nakon Nayok , just north of Bangkok ...trees there are a fraction of the cost compared with on the island (1 metre plumeria for 100 baht as compared to 1500 baht on Koh Phangan! And 50 cm bouganvillea 7 for 100 baht compared to 250 each).
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