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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    If the tiles are magnetic you and the princess can play chess in the shower.
    ... or Battleships.



    One in the bath and one in the shower

    G8 ?

    Nope


    G7?

    KABOOM ... glug, glug

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ... or Battleships.



    One in the bath and one in the shower

    G8 ?

    Nope


    G7?

    KABOOM ... glug, glug
    Lol.. good idea.. trouble is once she started losing there would be real soap bars and shampoo bottle being launched from Shower HQ into the bath-time provinces. ouch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Proving again, "devil is in the detail".
    I cant kick him too much though, Norton - hes not been 'too bad' all in all.

    There was one other fcuk up though...when he put the internal door from the upper hall (landing) into the big living room over zone two on the wrong way. i.e. it opened INTO the hall, not into the room.

    'Schoolboy error' but he said, 'that's how it was on the plans' ....and he was right, it was.

    Shoot the draftsman. anyway, he's changing it.

    That would have annoyed me every day if it was left.

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    These things happen when one is not on site during the entire build. All in all the builder has done a great job and from here on will only be minor OMGs that can be fixed.

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    Boundary wall - top coat

    yes... magnolia it is...






    Still not prepped that old exit area that used to go to the camp








    The detail for the gate by the sala - still not finished but that wont hold up the painting


    It is painted both sides and top of course, including those bosses


    Again, the front pedestrian access is not completed in the wall


    The more I look up that road, the more I think that electric post has moved - it does not look vertical now (unless its my wall that's out...)
    That post is the one we 'moved' about 13m from its original position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I think that electric post has moved - it does not look vertical now
    Does look a little off, probably fitthing in with the rest on the road now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Does look a little off, probably fitthing in with the rest on the road now!
    lol and I also think the road / verge is crying out for a kerb and drain ditch. to y'know 'delineate' everything....

    I might be forced to dig one out, form the ditch and kerb it myself. Dont think anyone would stop me, public service n'all.

    ....of course, sed ditch / kerb might be slightly over my actual boundary, but who cares....!?

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    Main bathroom - update 2

    He's been cleaning up...


    the other sides of the shower are a glass partition and a glass door - still to come of course.


    ooooh! ........wash basins!! very happy with those.


    even the toilet looks better now that all the wood dust has been vacuumed up


    And I think the floor tiles go good with the wall colour

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    Shutter detail

    Here's PJ's final addition to the window / shutter detail.


    Matches with the below-window gold detailing.





    Close up detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    These things happen when one is not on site during the entire build. All in all the builder has done a great job and from here on will only be minor OMGs that can be fixed.
    Agreed.
    TD has lucked out with the whole project as to not being onsite during the duration.
    ....which, might one to believe that he and The Big Boss are similarly connected along the same lines.

    A positive thing.

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    Nice touch to the windows/shutters

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    I too am preparing myself on the increasing temperature from outside, thinking that a double glazed window will not help much when the direct sunshine goes through.

    Better to shut it off completely during daytime (sliding):


    However, not going to compete with TD re golden fittings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    I too am preparing myself on the increasing temperature from outside, thinking that a double glazed window will not help much when the direct sunshine goes through.

    Better to shut it off completely during daytime (sliding):


    However, not going to compete with TD re golden fittings...
    Its only 18, not 24 carat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Its only 18, not 24 carat...
    In that case, perhaps I will give it a try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post


    Nice touch to the windows/shutters
    Thanks Dennis, it's all her work not mine.. she's has good ideas along the way which have all contributed to this project.

    ...this really is a joint effort!!

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    With the looming Songraan temperature it's a good practise to keep the house in daytime shut, not letting in the hot air 38 - 42C. Then, to open the windows only late night when the temperature sinks under 30C.

    There are always two problems:
    -having a good access to the windows or shutters thru the mosquito net)
    -somebody has to think on it mornings evenings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    With the looming Songraan temperature it's a good practise to keep the house in daytime shut, not letting in the hot air 38 - 42C. Then, to open the windows only late night when the temperature sinks under 30C.
    Agree, we keep the house closed up this time of year, also keeps some of the pollution out! Been nasty this year, though not a bad as CM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    I too am preparing myself on the increasing temperature from outside, thinking that a double glazed window will not help much when the direct sunshine goes through.

    Better to shut it off completely during daytime (sliding):


    However, not going to compete with TD re golden fittings...
    Klon, could i ask what is that wood?

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    ^Teak, not very mature...

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    TD: How did you solve the problem of the mosquito net and the burglary bars in the windows?

    I just removed the bars I had had installed before from outside, because of the new shutters, will not give them back. The view without them is much more enjoyable:



    The view is thru the old mosquito net, quite rusty after few years, however, not really visible when looking from inside.


    Unlike when looking from outside:

    I am going to exchange the net (now fixed from outside), having just space enough between the window and the shutters for it, making it also sliding in the same size by wooden frame with wheels underneath on an alu rail. However sliding partly only some 50% to the left and again to the right what enables me to reaching the shutters halves from inside, in order to lock them together inside. Therefore, I will not feel sorry for the burglary bars no longer having them...
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    Another window of the corner room (bedroom) from other side - very exposed to the afternoon direct sunshine. Not possible to make the shutters sliding to sides, so installed them on hinges.

    When looking for a way how to handle the shutters from inside and having the mosquito net as well, seeing that I do not have a space enough in-between the window and shutters.

    Will provide a sliding frame from inside, similarly slidden partly to the left and right for reaching the shutters from inside and lock them together.

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    We have "concertina insect screens, would they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    TD: How did you solve the problem of the mosquito net and the burglary bars in the windows?
    ...
    hi Klondyke... well ...dunno about solved it but i did make a plan in advance to fit one or both as required:

    If you look at this close up of my window frame layout....



    ...you can see between the outer shutters, and the inner windows, there is a clear space all the way round.

    I figured this could accommodate those nets and even some bars, while still allowing both shutter and window to be closed.

    would need some form of quik-fit / quik-release locking system.

    This is something for me to develop once i am there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    We have "concertina insect screens, would they work?

    Interesting!!

    Not sure if my middle space 'tween shutter and window is big enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Not sure if my middle space 'tween shutter and window is big enough...
    Looks to be, need 25 mm?

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