Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Klondyke » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:11 pm

In every bookstore (in any department store, e.g. Big C, Central, many others in Bkk) you will find many books (or magazines in newspaper shops) of Thai designs (or of others).

In fact, you do not need to build a Thai design. In Thailand - unlike as in other country - you are free to do any clever or crazy creation.
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:17 pm

Wayne88 wrote:what is the best orientation for a property to face in thailand?

the house design books does anyone know how much some of the full drawing sets cost that could be given to an architect and a builder?

cheers

There are several sets of plans that are available free and most of the others AFIK can be a few hundred Baht or less. If you want your own design you can get it for a reasonable price, we did, it was.

We wanted and got our own design as you can see from our building thread. If we were to build again we would make some minor changes.

You will have to decide where you want the morning and afternoon sun and how to mitigate the afternoon heat from the west. For us we have a minimum overhang of roof of 2.5 metres but it is a shallow pitch so provides shade from about 10am till about 2 pm (Kitchen east/west Workshop) at the front (south) we have between 5.5 and around 6.5 metres so the front balcony is usually shaded.

Very often the orientation is governed by where you locate the house. SWMBO was adamant that our bedroom had to be in the north east corner to eliminate afternoon sun exposure.
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby jazzman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:17 pm

Normally these books (I have what appears to be the same set) have details how to obtain the plans. The next step would be to ask them for a price.
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:48 pm

jazzman wrote:Normally these books (I have what appears to be the same set) have details how to obtain the plans. The next step would be to ask them for a price.


yeah i might send them an email (written by the wife of course!) if i get a response i'll put it up on here with the prices.
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:26 am

So here's an update.

the trucks started rolling on to our land yesterday. I feel we have secured a very reasonable price of 300 baht per 6 wheeled truck. The guy is a family friend so has done us a good deal apparently, who knows. So far 152 loads have been delivered = 45,600baht. He has told us that once its all leveled off then for the top few layers he is going to switch to a different type of dirt 'din' something or other and these will cost 400 baht per 6 wheeler. The tractor that is being used to push it around is included in the price my wife has told me.

I'll post a few photos up shortly.

i emailed one of the house plan books but have had no response so far. i will get my wife to call them if i don't get any response from them.
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:39 am

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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:42 am

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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:43 am

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this is the house we are hoping to build there
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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby pipoz » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:30 pm

Hi Wayne

The fill looks OK

Looks more like a Loam than a stiff clay. Should good for growing the garden

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Re: Land fill. to compact or not to compact?

Postby Wayne88 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:30 am

pipoz wrote:Hi Wayne

The fill looks OK

Looks more like a Loam than a stiff clay. Should good for growing the garden

pipoz


Hi pipoz

Those photos were the lower layers. 262 trucks of the fill soil.

We've since had 155 trucks deliver the red better quality soil. We are not going to see it until December but my wife has been on the phone and she says the red soil we got was decent stuff. Who knows.

It's all finished now. We had a total of 417 trucks for ฿130,000.

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Next job is concrete posts and barbed wire to fence it all off.
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