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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:43 am

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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:01 am

OK, I have no idea why those pictures posted upside down. Nor do I have any idea how to fix it. You will just need to use your imagination here .....
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:08 am

Finally, we added a driveway and walkway with pavers. We also built a cottage for the housekeeper, and added a pergola between the big house and the bungalow.

We had a separate company do the landscaping. Here's the finished product!

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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:18 am

In hindsight, we were remarkably fortunate to have found our builder. He was incredibly easy for me to work with, both on site and while I was away. As I said early on, he wasn't the cheapest builder, but was far from the most expensive. His attention to detail and quality was outstanding. At the end, I had far fewer problems that needed to be addressed than I did with the house I build in California 20 years ago.

That said, I think it is important to deal with a Thai builder in the right way. I always praised publicly, but if there was something that I did not like, I did it privately. I never got angry or raised my voice. If I saw something I didn't like, rather than being confrontational, I said "I'm not sure I agree with how this is being done". Problems never festered. In the end, after all payments were made, a couple of small problems cropped up, and he came around quickly to fix them. Given all of the horror stories one reads here, I often felt I was doing this in another country.

Another key to the success of my build was that I did my homework up front. This board was a godsend, so thanks to all who came before me and documented their builds.

If anyone in the area is going to do a build, I'd be more than happy to meet and discuss. Just PM me.
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:01 am

What lighting did you use in the recess?

And how was it fitted?
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby claynlr » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:07 am

Awesome looking home! Who did your uPVC windows?
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 am

It's a strip LED light in an aluminum channel, with an opaque plastic diffuser covering the lights
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:23 am

rchapstick wrote:It's a strip LED light in an aluminum channel, with an opaque plastic diffuser covering the lights

Is it continuous or separate sections?

The one that I'm installing now is made up of individual LED strip lights with 3 circuits, and 2 circuits in the raised ceiling area, so I can dim the lighting very easily without trying to find dimmable strips, something that doesn't seem to be available in Thailand yet.

I can also change the angle of the lights, about 45 degrees is looking to be about right.
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:06 am

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
rchapstick wrote:It's a strip LED light in an aluminum channel, with an opaque plastic diffuser covering the lights

Is it continuous or separate sections?

The one that I'm installing now is made up of individual LED strip lights with 3 circuits, and 2 circuits in the raised ceiling area, so I can dim the lighting very easily without trying to find dimmable strips, something that doesn't seem to be available in Thailand yet.

I can also change the angle of the lights, about 45 degrees is looking to be about right.


Each ceiling well has a single transformer, with a single circuit powering the lights. the led strips in the aluminum channels aren't flexible, so the strips are wired together. The down led lights are dimmable, but the strip lights and the sconce lights are not.
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Re: Bang Saray House Build

Postby rchapstick » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:32 am

claynlr wrote:Awesome looking home! Who did your uPVC windows?


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