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    No problem with expansion here. When laid, they left a small gap between wall and first board. Base board covers the gap. Reckon they will do same on TD mansion. Had problem with moisture getting into concrete next to bathroom. 2 boards buckled and had to be repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    No problem with expansion here. When laid, they left a small gap between wall and first board. Base board covers the gap. Reckon they will do same on TD mansion. Had problem with moisture getting into concrete next to bathroom. 2 boards buckled and had to be repaired.
    Thanks for the confirmation, Norton.

    I think K.Pot is leaving the Mae Daeng flooring until after he fits those folding doors for the bedroom, dining room and living room.

    In any case, his team are currently on with floor tiling - dressing room and Buddha room completed so far.

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    If the concrete floor hasn't properly dried up, and not being aged for more than a month (depends on the momentary season) it can bring some problem.

    A good precaution is to leave the wood in that room for a month or so - and possibly spread it up close to the floor, not only in a big pile - for equalizing the wood moisture to the floor moisture and to the area humidity. It can be measured at both.

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    Remember I told the painter his 'effort' was only 85% and I knew he could do better...?

    well.. straight after, this happened...

    (no he didn't burn the place down 'n take his ball home)





    Yes... he masked up around the offending uprights and applied another base coat - i.e. started again





    Then he started building up the colour again, developing the grain as before















    This is not a 5-minute process. each new layer compliments the previous...









    There was a bit round the side too...


    The colour finally built back up

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    ^ Looks much better.

    What products is he using?

    Photos of the paint tins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ Looks much better.

    What products is he using?

    Photos of the paint tins?
    I have requested, David... can't get it direct as I'm back in DoBuy

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    My day job project, after the airport...

    Some of you asked about what i was working on at the moment...

    It's this....















    This was earlier in the year

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    Day job part 2










    We are working towards bridging the gap - this was back in June 2018

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    Day job part 3

    Here we are in October and very close to completing the circle....

















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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Day job part 3

    Here we are in October and very close to completing the circle....







    Ok, but apart from being at least half of the world’s scaffolding stockpile, WTF is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Day job part 2



    We are working towards bridging the gap - this was back in June 2018

    TD when i saw the first picture i though you were building a massive arab dhow.

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    Floor preparation part 2

    so, going on from cutting the grooves, we place the runners, and screed them ion...









    These are in the master bedroom


    This is in the dining room - before screed





    ...and after screed but you can still see the batten locations


    close up



    Living room with screed placed


    another view

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD when i saw the first picture i though you were building a massive arab dhow.
    Yeah NPT... comment was passed a lot when we were at the earlier stages.

    Now though we will be completing the loop;, hopefully by month end.

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    TD, the painted concrete timber effect is going to look stunning when the whole place is done, definitely going to be worth the extra effort and expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Yeah NPT... comment was passed a lot when we were at the earlier stages.

    Now though we will be completing the loop;, hopefully by month end.


    Dare i ask what it is going to be or represent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Ok, but apart from being at least half of the world’s scaffolding stockpile, WTF is it ?
    it's a tower, Mike... just a funny-looking one

    No.. its the Museum of the Future, Dubai's 3rd Iconic building after Burj Khlifa and Burj Al Arab.

    Its actually an exhibition centre, and 'incubator' for ideas of the future. well... at least that's what the blurb says.

    Cant tell you what will be in it yet 'cos... well... thats in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Dare i ask what it is going to be or represent?
    A Museum
    Of the future
    lol... future ideas and exhibits

    Check it out on line for a better description than I can give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    .....half of the world’s scaffolding stockpile.....
    Reckon we cornered the Dubai market in scaffolding but this project requires so much temporary works its unreal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, the painted concrete timber effect is going to look stunning when the whole place is done, definitely going to be worth the extra effort and expense.
    Wait 'til you see the next photos I will be uploading.

    Even I did not think my idea was going to turn out this good!
    Last edited by Thai Dhupp; 13-10-2018 at 05:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    A Museum
    Of the future
    lol... future ideas and exhibits

    Check it out on line for a better description than I can give.

    Gotta say that many of us move through our lives leaving little imprint on the future aside from our children, as a builder you'll leave quite a few large imprints by the looks of it. Must be easy on the CV, just take the pictures along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Gotta say that many of us move through our lives leaving little imprint on the future aside from our children, as a builder you'll leave quite a few large imprints by the looks of it. Must be easy on the CV, just take the pictures along.
    I got a few yes, both in UK and here.

    I was involved in the Aldar HQ building on Al Raha Beach mega project 10 years ago.

    (that round glass building, which was the first of its kind in the world at the time)

    As a photographer, you bet i have a 'few' snaps here an' there!

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    Progress on the Sala...

    Finally started to work on those steps./ handrails.


















    well.. posts in at least!

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    Nice. Put your foot down TD. Stairs terracotta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Nice. Put your foot down TD. Stairs terracotta!
    Just thinking the same, yet they need to be fashioned up a bit.


    Being of the old school romantic type, I would've opted for wood.
    Nonetheless. Neither here or there.


    Starting to come together, TD.
    Project coming to an end soon, yes?



    Guess you'll have to enact another.
    Keeps ya outta trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Just thinking the same, yet they need to be fashioned up a bit.


    Being of the old school romantic type, I would've opted for wood.
    Nonetheless. Neither here or there.


    Starting to come together, TD.
    Project coming to an end soon, yes?



    Guess you'll have to enact another.
    Keeps ya outta trouble.
    haha...Nowhere near the 'end' yet!!

    Just nearing completion of something habitable.

    As I mentioned before, this is only stage 1 and 2

    stage 1 - zone 1
    stage 2 - zone 2

    stage 3 - boundary wall
    stage 3 - swimming pool
    stage 5 - zone 3
    stage 6 - double car port

    And all that's before we even think about the resort on land no.1!!

    Rest assured... I got plenty to do, and I'm still in UAE and not even there yet

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