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Original Coolthaihouse BuildA pictorial view of the building of the 'cool thai house' prototype. Arranged in sections as follows, please click to see the details!

Note: If you are doing your own project and want information on building that applies to what you are doing, it has been compiled in the information section. The two sections are similar (information and cool shots), both drawing from this house being built, the difference is, the info section details options of building materials and the like, where this section is simply a history of the cool thai house being built!

(This is circa 2004 the original CTH)
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Original Coolthaihouse InfoA great place to build, but the more information one has, the better. This page has many articles and write-ups on various aspects of building a house in Pattaya, Thailand. Most of the information can be applied to other areas within Thailand as well. Most of the articles contain picture examples showing various stages of house construction. You are not going to be building the house yourself, but the more you know the smoother it will go. Hopefully these articles will help you visualize some aspect of your project ahead of time and provide information on various house building options.

The text is divided up into sections as follow. General: General information about building and some good ideas. Basics: basic materials, foundation columns, concrete pours, wall construction, tile laying, roofing, windows and doors. Details: ceiling construction, finishing the eves with grc sheeting, how to create a inexpensive but nice kitchen, bathroom options along with a construction example and electrical considerations. Other: perimeter wall types and example, water systems and options, gate and security metal installation, an example of building a planter box and rain gutter installation.
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Last additions - Original Coolthaihouse Section
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This is the land plot after some fill dirt has been brought in (to the left of the truck). It is 84 square wah. (01-Jan-04) dozerSep 28, 2011
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The front gutter system. (15-Aug-04)dozerSep 28, 2011
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The rear gutter and down spout.(13-Aug-04)dozerSep 28, 2011
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Added the final gutter on top of the patio. (23-Jun-04)dozerSep 28, 2011

Random files - Original Coolthaihouse Section
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Sample Kitchen #1: The metal for the kitchen counter is secured on top of some grc sheets and drilled into the wall prior to pouring cement. (26-Apr-04)dozer
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This shot shows how the kitchen cabinets were formed. First off the counter is poured cement with a wire mesh cross support. This cross support is anchored in the wall. Then bricks are laid and finally the doors are placed. The doors are anchored into place with nails affixed to the side of the frame. (14-May-04)dozer
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There are two basic types of hung ceilings, one being sheetrock and the other made from prefabricated ceiling tiles. The prefabricated tiles are easier as far as maintenance since they are not permanently affixed and can be adjusted as required. Each tile is supported in a square frame. Should a tile break or discolor, it simply is removed and replaced. This picture shows an example of ceiling tiles.1 commentsdozer
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Bathroom window framed. Notice the cement base below the window and the use of red brick above.dozer
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This is the view of palm trees out the right side window of the house. (24-Jan-04)dozer
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Kitchen wall tile. Notice also the cabinet tile. (25-May-04)dozer
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The finished large bathroom attached to the master bedroom. (06-Jul-04)dozer
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Filtration: A sample of the filtration agent, this being magnesium. Each tank is filled with one mineral filtering agent. (19-Aug-04)

The filtration system consists of three canisters each holding a different filtration agent; carbon, magnesium and an ionizer.
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