Stone, Metal & Glass

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:11 pm

Here's the latest updates, we're now current.
After lots of checking and double checking we finally get the gutter installation underway.
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Stainless steel profile 1mm thick two sections

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Two sections welded together raised in the middle

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Nice fit

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We have a stainless steel tube connected to the downpipe in the cavity

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Not sure about the chicken wire, that will need replacing


Roof on order from Steel and Solar Roof, scheduled delivery in about three weeks.
Just in time for the end of the wet season :)
A good milestone to look forward to.
Interior stone work will commence when roof is finished.
Then we can make a start on the electrics and plumbing.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:47 pm

Hi All!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, if you can remember that far back.

Well that was a longer than expected gap in updates. As expected money making work took top priority for the end of 2017 and very little time to progress the build and post updates on here.
But here we are playing catch up.

Roof installed on time with only a few hiccups that were eventually resolved. The top of roof profile at the rear was higher than expected and required a last minute redesign and alternative flashing solution.
Lesson learnt, provide more tolerance for when things don't match exactly.

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Roof team making finishing touches to the steel supports

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The romantic soft focus look was I think condensation on the lens

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Roof panels being delivered. The large truck from Bangkok couldn't make it down the soi, so it was a mix of pickup truck and manual lifting to get them to site

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Just because it looks nice

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Plenty of RockWool insulation

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:02 pm

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Recess for refrigerator

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The mountain view is now nicely framed

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The underside of the concrete beam top left will be the finished ceiling height 2.75

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The top of the roof at the rear was supposed to be 10cm below the top of the wall. It wasn't so we needed a different flashing solution

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Roof finished, we now have a welcome shade from the sun.


Next job get the stonemasons back to finish the interior walls.
More updates tomorrow.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm

Before we get to the interior stonework here's a few more photos of the roof

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Before the revised flashing is installed

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Not 100% sure if this will work, soon find out in the next wet season
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby schuimpge » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:34 pm

Not sure Andy.
Problem area I can see is the backside/frontside of the flashing connecting the roof and the wall.
Also, how is the flashing tied to the wall? Can't see that properly from the pictures, but I assume that flashing is filled with Concrete or mounted over a concrete "lip"
If that's the case, and the concrete had lanko added to waterproof it, then from the side you should be fine, sure...
But front and back side might be points where heavy, driving rain might find a way in if it's not somehow closed off.

Overall, your work is simply stellar. Unbelievable work you're doing there. Good luck and can't wait to see the next update again.

Cheers,
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby Klondyke » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:34 am

schuimpge wrote:Problem area I can see is the backside/frontside of the flashing connecting the roof and the wall.

In fact, once you are under or near such large metal sheet roof, you can hear sounds of expansion/contraction with every markable sunshine changing in/out by strong clouds, especially when the air around is quite cool. Hence, that could cut the bond to other structure whatever bond is used.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated.

I had a hose pipe on the flashing most of the day and it held up fine, but yes the real test will be the next wet season. If it fails I'll resort to plan B or I think it's plan C, which is cap the whole stone wall with a Zincalume panel. Let's hope I don't have to go that far.

Yes the concrete at the top of the cavity has Lanko added and the Q con block walls were finished with Sika Topseal before we applied the stonework. All watertight so far.

The choice to adopt a metal roof in Thailand is always a hot topic with a variety of views being expressed - so here's my turn :)
A metal roof seemed to be a logical approach in this part of the world after reading all the specs, but as I hadn't built in Thailand before I decided to build the garage first and use it as a test bed for materials and details (see page 6).
The garage roof is the same spec as the Stone Pavilion and it's been up for almost two years and I'm very pleased with the performance. No leaks at all and the thermal performance is excellent. Acoustically, yes we do get a popping sound but only mornings and evenings when there's a shift in temperature and not really a bother. In fact the neighbours chickens drown out most noises anyway :roll:
I also have the same roof over the studio but with a suspended ceiling and and additional layer of insulation and you can't hear any popping sounds or rain hitting the roof. Of course your milage may differ.

I wouldn't consider using a tiled roof again.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:18 pm

Let's move on to the interior stonework updates.
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Slow patient work

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The holes will be illuminated glass recesses

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:27 pm

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The window was originally going to be an open fireplace

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Recess for refrigerator, oven and kitchen units

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Still haven't decided on the final colour for the I beams. Any ideas?

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Beginning to fit into the landscape nicely
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby schuimpge » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:14 am

For the I-Beams.... Pink of course..or you wouldn't know you're in Thailand... :lol:

But seriously...white is my first thought, but might be too popping..off-white or a very light shade of grey..
If the window frames will be white then I would go with a light brown wood color I think..

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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass.....dust and cobwebs too ?

Postby mikenot » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 am

A truly stunning and imaginative design, but I was not expecting you to continue the stonework into the interior. Looks great but I wonder about the practicality ? It seems to me that all those little crevices are going to be a magnet for dust and spiders.
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Re: Stone, Metal & Glass

Postby andymac » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:10 pm

Kung Hei Fat Choy - to one and all

Thanks guys for the feedback.

Luc - The window and door frames will be the same as the studio which is a very dark grey colour with a sand finish, so I will most likely go with something similar for the I beams. Either that or go for an industrial look and use a red primer colour :)

Mike - Yes the stone work was always planned to carry on to the interior side walls. I have to accept that I'm building a house in a field in the countryside of Thailand where flora and fauna will always have the advantage. Based on experience to date with the existing build it will all come down to daily maintenance and cleaning to keep nature in all her beauty at bay and I'm OK with that :)

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