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Originally Posted by outdoorbloke View Post
Starting a Small house build for the Inlaws on our land in Sanam Chai Khet.

I have a small budget of 400,000 baht Builder has quoted me 125,000 for the labour
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Planning on 15cm thick Qcon blocks for the Walls, 3 meter ceilings throughout

Metal roof with 6 inch insulation above the plasterboard and 1.5 Meter overhangs all around for the roof.

OK ... this might sound a bit harsh but ...

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Starting a Small house build for the Inlaws on our land ...
Great ... you've supplied the land ... let THEM pay for the construction.

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I have a small budget of 400,000 baht
It's not a small budget ... that's friggin' huge for what you should be building.

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Planning on 15cm thick Qcon blocks for the Walls,
15cm thick Qcon blocks for the Walls ...

Man, why, in Gods name, would you be enticed to use them?

If the house would be sealed, windows, doors etc ... and have air-conditioning, then Q-Con blocks are an ideal choice.

But your OutLaws will have everything open ... ALL the time, every door, every window, so the ambient temp inside the house will be the same as the ambient temp outside the house under the roof eaves.

Q-Con Blocks on a Dumpy ... FFS, man you've been reading to many Western style construction threads.

Use 'cinder blocks' for maybe a 1/3 of the cost. With your wider 1.5m overhangs, the sun will hardly touch the walls. For this build, cinder blocks are the way to go.

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3 meter ceilings throughout
In a Thai Farm house 'ceilings' are a luxury ... why bother?

The Thai Farm house I'm sitting in doesn't have that. It's built by Thais, for Thais.

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Metal roof with 6 inch insulation
Baldrick's answered that one succulenty.
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what sort of snow fall is the next door neighbour expecting ?
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... and 1.5 Meter overhangs all around for the roof.
Yeh ... the first bit that actually made sense ...

Apologies for the tough love ... but you have been taken by the balls and paying WAY to much for what is needed.
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