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    Thickness Q-con

    [quote=dirtydog;268861]Q-Con Blocks are great, nice and square, 20 by 40centermeters, great insulation qualities and about 25baht each.

    In the first picture you can see a block being cut down to size using an ordinary wood saw, on the wall you can see that the joins are tiny between the blocks, for joining these blocks you use crocodile cement, this is a premixed cement based product that comes in 20 kilo bags, due to the blocks all being the same size and shape it makes it a very quick and easy job to build a wall.


    Hello, i plan to build my house, one floor 160sqm2, the workers want to build the wall with only Q-con with thickness 7,5cm do you think is enough ? Strong and insulation enough ?

    Thanks a lot for your advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Damn sure I wouldn't build it for that
    Maybe this guy would...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    We use an angle grinder and then chip it out,
    Jesus wept! with all that heat and sweat and dust they must come out like flour graders .

    I dont know if you can get the drill/ chisel attachments out there with the dust bags on , I did yards of this channeling in my old house , not too bad dust wise .
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    Quote Originally Posted by fred2krabi
    the workers want to build the wall with only Q-con with thickness 7,5cm do you think is enough ? Strong and insulation enough ?
    strong enough, sure

    insulation unknown, but prob OK

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    Can you use this smartblock with a pasterboard, something like the thermalite gyproc board and thier metal rail system to add more insulation?

    So the outside would be aac rendered, with a gap where the metail rails go of about 1-2" then the board which comprises insulation and then plaster board, then this would be rendered inside.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    ownmade ICF blocks

    I building CNC hot wire cutting machine myself and can now make any design bricks of ICF to my own house.
    U-values are much much better compared to Q-con bricks and building is very easy and fast too.

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    can you hang a picture on them?

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    Seems like that I cant link pictures until I have post 5 replies...
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    They've started using these in the UK. The thermal properties are good, but they are tricky to use as the weight of the concrete in the cavities will often cause breeches and they need to be forced shut until the cement has gone off.


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    yes those pictures was right ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    They've started using these in the UK. The thermal properties are good, but they are tricky to use as the weight of the concrete in the cavities will often cause breeches and they need to be forced shut until the cement has gone off.
    that is no problem because I made big whole wall height elements and topcoat EPS by Polyurea. 3 m casting height with foam concrete is no problem.

    Suitable also to make perimeter fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kundepuu
    that is no problem
    Well, it is. I've seen it used 3 times and each time they've had breaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by egeefay
    The builder said that any walls that are going to bear any weight ..like cabinets or mirrors...need to be made out of the little red bricks.
    Thats bollox you just need to use the correct fixings
    Yeah and those little red bricks are not lego ones, now wounder the cabinets are falling off the walls.
    And as Davey says use the correct fixings, and by the way i have not seen rawl plugs in home pro or mart have any of you lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrang
    i have not seen rawl plugs in home pro or mart have any of you lot?
    Yes, loads. They're normally packed with the relevant screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrang
    and by the way i have not seen rawl plugs in home pro or mart have any of you lot?
    I don't know of any general builders merchant that doesn't sell raw plugs nor expansion bolts, you might want to open your eyes, or, learn Thai and ask the staff there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    or, learn Thai and ask the staff there.
    I'm sure if your in a tourist area Farrang the nice lady behind the counter in Home Pro will understand what you want when you ask her for a screw

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    ^ he doesn't want a screw, he wants a plug

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    ^ best ask Buttercup then

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    Termites eat any polystyrene cellulose product because they believe its high in vitb,d, and calcium. I would have just bought a tent because those walls wont exist next year.
    The only walls you should build from white devils sperm is a childs play house, every bead of polyfoam feeds a thousand families of insects a day. Youre a charitable man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post
    Termites eat any polystyrene cellulose product because they believe its high in vitb,d, and calcium. I would have just bought a tent because those walls wont exist next year.
    The only walls you should build from white devils sperm is a childs play house, every bead of polyfoam feeds a thousand families of insects a day. Youre a charitable man!
    Typical response from someone who does not know a thing.
    Wonderful are the thai termites that can eat concrete and polyurea wall

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    termites also eat Smileys

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    Quote Originally Posted by kundepuu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post
    Termites eat any polystyrene cellulose product because they believe its high in vitb,d, and calcium. I would have just bought a tent because those walls wont exist next year.
    The only walls you should build from white devils sperm is a childs play house, every bead of polyfoam feeds a thousand families of insects a day. Youre a charitable man!
    Typical response from someone who does not know a thing.
    Wonderful are the thai termites that can eat concrete and polyurea wall
    Oh dear me you are a moron, i dont usually call names but youve changed my perspective on this matter.

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    Hello

    I am new to this forum and find your posts extremely informative, if you have the time I wondered if you could point me in the right direction in regards to a very small project I would like to do. I would like to build a small water feature/pond in an alcove on my balcony, I was thinking of using Q Con blocks at the front of the alcove thus making a rectangular feature. This would leave me with an existing tiled surface on the bottom and existing plastered and painted sides and back, in addition to the proposed Q Con front. The whole project will be only around 600mm x 1500mm x 200 mm, I would like to tile the inside of the feature (including the bottom if required) with say a black slate type tile. Obviously it will all have to be watertight, any ideas especially in view of the 3 different surfaces involved ? Your help and time in this matter would be most appreciated.

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    price's in Issan

    anyone have current prices in the Mukdahan area ??? actually about 50K north+/-
    TIA
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    This thread is quite apt. We have just commenced building a 2 storey 375sqm home in the north.
    It has been recommended that we use Q-con - 20cm for the exterior & 10cm for the interior.
    My latest intuitive thought - Q-con - exterior - "red brick" - interior.
    Why? Outside - Q-con - insulation & acoustics.
    Inside - "red brick" - stronger.
    Comments?

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