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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Is it a bush or can it be vined? Would make a nice security fence with those thorns

    Its a bush, Dennis but I guess with the right pruning and encouragement you could train it to any shape

    I will plant it OUTSIDE the boundary wall to 'break up' the wall appearance and add some colour and interest, but primarily for additional deterrent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    We have one of these! I always wondered what it was - the fruit is good and plenty of it, grows fast - very fast, pictured was cut right back three months ago, have to cut it 2 or 3 times a year as blocks out the sun as grass starts to die off.

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    A2 if its what i think it has round red berries, the bird love them. They are sweet, i like then too.

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    Update - more wok on the main staircase

    So this has been 'left' for some time, probably because the builder did not want to put the flooring down and have a fleet of size 9 work-flip-flops trashing it...

    Now though he is carrying out more work:


    The second banister has been fitted on the left hand side.


    He has started fitting the Mae Daeng treads and risers


    Hopefully this will look pretty good when sanded and sealed

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    Update - main doors weather strip

    When he hung the main (dragon) doors, i could not help but notice the air gap in the centre, especially when looking from the inside out...


    Weather strip fitted on the centre


    no air gap down the centre line

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    Boundary wall update. - Rear of the house

    still the wall is ongoing.... mainly on the rendering side now:





    These pictures at the back of the house, running past the Sala.








    and..yet again.. the ladies doing all the work

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    Boundary wall update - front of the house

    Work ongoing here too (I accidentally slipped one 'front of house' pic into the last posting - did you spot it!?)


    part of the driveway entrance


    ...and the other side of that same drive in point



    waiting for the render.


    This is the wall going down between us and the lady who wanted 1,000,000 for 0.5 Rai


    The second 'entrance' nearest the camera is so they can still get access to the Chonburi Hilton


    Looking down from balcony to the top corner on the road frontage


    ... and the other direction into the 'mangoland'


    This is where the pool will go, eventually

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    Folding Doors - update

    Work also progressing on the folding doors for the master bedroom, dining room and main living room.


    Fitting the doors to the master bedroom


    I would have preferred glass - that blue is too stark...


    The main bedroom is largely finished now.
    The floor needs sanding and sealing but he would only do that after the glass is in the doors


    Here the alignment for the living room doors is in progress...




    Getting the hinges to line up in the right position and check the doors fold smoothly - very important!

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    Glazing

    Yes! Glazing has now started. the first few windows have been glazed, with a glass having a slight green tint


    You can hardly see that tint...




    Close up of one completed window.

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    I will but of course i will need to limit invitees cos the pool is only so big, so you need more than 5000 posts and its this Saturday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Glazing




    Close up of one completed window.
    And a new way of becoming "internet famous" with yet another selfie .....Thailand, aka Land Of Selfies :-)

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    But more seriously ..........It's looking good , TD !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    But more seriously ..........It's looking good , TD !!
    Thanks Mike..yes, the final push for stage 1 and 2... but that final push seems to take forever.

    As I mentioned before though, I am still stuck in Dubai so no need to race to finish - I will not be back there til the last week of APRIL.

    He still has a few things to do yet:

    The glazing, though he's started that now
    Finish the boundary wall
    all the skirting boards
    Fit all the sanitary-ware
    Electrician to complete all the lighting, switches, plugs, etc
    Hang all the internal doors
    Complete the painting where necessary
    The drain field
    The second wall at the back of zone 2, downstairs
    Removal of the Chonburi Hilton
    Complete site clear up
    Basic site leveling

    OK not a huge list, but he does not have a huge workforce here either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    OK not a huge list, but he does not have a huge workforce here either
    Going to be a push to finish by end of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Going to be a push to finish by end of April.
    lol yes Norton... but i'm quite 'OK' with it.

    Aside from easing the pressure on my finances, there is the security issue too.

    She's not keen to move in alone.

    Therefore I don't really want the place completed and empty as that's a temptation....

    Would be great if he was stlil 'on site' when i returned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    We have one of these! I always wondered what it was - the fruit is good and plenty of it, grows fast - very fast, pictured was cut right back three months ago, have to cut it 2 or 3 times a year as blocks out the sun as grass starts to die off.
    Hey AP2!

    ...do you eat the fruit? and what does it taste like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    do you eat the fruit? and what does it taste like?
    Think it is this.

    Low maintenace. Sweet tasty fruit. Have a bunch.

    https://today.line.me/th/article/33+...ณ-YQ7m7Q

    Folks up here use for traditional medicine as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Hey AP2!

    ...do you eat the fruit? and what does it taste like?
    Kinda hard to describe - but I like it - as I said though it grows - fast, that was a bush four years ago, considered hacking it down a few times, requires a lot of upkeep as once it gets too high can't pick the fruit and blocks sunlight. Produces a lot of fruit for quite a long season. When cutting the grass under the tree you get a aroma of alcohol/wine as a lot of fruit drops.

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    I had it as this one, Norton

    The Sweet Karanda , or ชื่อ ต้นไม้ มะม่วงหาวมะนาวโห่

    Looks v similar to your one, and has medicinal properties, but I did not see the large thorns on yours..??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Kinda hard to describe - but I like it - as I said though it grows - fast, that was a bush four years ago, considered hacking it down a few times, requires a lot of upkeep as once it gets too high can't pick the fruit and blocks sunlight. Produces a lot of fruit for quite a long season. When cutting the grass under the tree you get a aroma of alcohol/wine as a lot of fruit drops.
    Alcohol, eh? sounds like 'my kinda tree'..!

    I will plant it outside the wall and then keep it trimmed only up to wall height or a little lower. a severe cut-back every few years is no bad thing - encourages new growth

    I was wondering if it really has alcohol-making (wine) potential..?

    I already have a recipe for mango wine, for when we have more mangoes than we know what to do with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I will plant it outside the wall and then keep it trimmed only up to wall height or a little lower. a severe cut-back every few years is no bad thing - encourages new growth

    I was wondering if it really has alcohol-making (wine) potential..?
    The "tree" we have, which I am sure is the same family needs a lot more cutting back than every few years, grown at least 3m in the past four months, reckon the fruit would be ok for wine, might give that a try this year, can you share your recipe for mango wine? wife makes a lot of wine, fast coming into mango season where we will have then coming out of our ..................
    If you do plant them they need to be at least 5m apart, they really spread!
    Cheers!

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    TD, not long now eh. On the folding doors, are the running along a top & bottom track? apologies if you've already said.

    Garden wise, clearly you have started thinking on it, are you going to do the same as BiP and do a separate thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, not long now eh. On the folding doors, are the running along a top & bottom track? apologies if you've already said.

    Garden wise, clearly you have started thinking on it, are you going to do the same as BiP and do a separate thread?
    Hey NPT..doors top hung only because the lower runner often clogs up.

    When closed it is of course secured with bolts

    Did not really think about a separate thread since i have covered just about everything in this one. After it got going and took off as it has, I thought I would try to do at least one complete thread for the forums reader, for all things connected to construction , hence we are currently covering the boundary wall, and later will be the car port. At least the initial landscaping and layout will be in here but later once there is some garden to actually write about - why not?

    Anyway, not long after we complete zone 1 and 2 comes...zone 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Hey NPT..doors top hung only because the lower runner often clogs up.
    Anyway, not long after we complete zone 1 and 2 comes...zone 3
    Ah got it, thanks. I love that you have a zoned site...once i build my hovel i am going to go to great pains to zone my 3 rooms on my plan, that includes my outdoor room....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    my outdoor room....
    Nice.


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