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    Ok Ben, thanks for that, and my regards to Nuk

    as for any method in my madness, blame my wife

    she talks to everyone and finds out things. The three guesthouses she got from some policemen who run a woodyard. The ricebarn was from our builders Mon's neighbour etc etc. Oh yes, the original house which supplied the wood for the big house was recommended by our redbus driver. Noi...

    if it is a bargain, she will drag me along to check it out.

    so it all grew like topsy, essentially
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    It sounds like the ideal way to do something, as it comes to you! well keep us posted to the update of your estate........

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    just bumping this to let the people know

    as requested on the Teak house thread

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    Nice project.

    I am really not a fan of thai style teak houses, I like a little variety and the wood floors, wood walls and wood ceilings inside and out wood wood wood is a little too much for me.

    I love wood, but I like it as a feature, something that catches your eye.

    I found a lot of old second hand wood stores out in the middle of nowhere recently and will be heading there to buy some beams one day and hopefully floor planks.

    I recently got some photos of a house in Bkk that is using planks that are 40cm wide and 2 inches thick for their floor, looks awesome.

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    Nice Rice Barn. Hope you will have nice rice. Have you treated it for woodworm?

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    cheers for the bump n link andy, nice one, now where are your other build threads? hmmm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    cheers for the bump n link andy, nice one, now where are your other build threads? hmmm?

    สฟผั ฟหะฟพก

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    there you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Nice project.

    I am really not a fan of thai style teak houses, I like a little variety and the wood floors, wood walls and wood ceilings inside and out wood wood wood is a little too much for me.

    I love wood, but I like it as a feature, something that catches your eye.

    I found a lot of old second hand wood stores out in the middle of nowhere recently and will be heading there to buy some beams one day and hopefully floor planks.

    I recently got some photos of a house in Bkk that is using planks that are 40cm wide and 2 inches thick for their floor, looks awesome.

    I know what you mean, which is why we used bamboo board to line the interior; it makes it much "cooler" on the eye

    but you get used to wood, wood, wood, especially if it is not all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate View Post
    Nice Rice Barn. Hope you will have nice rice. Have you treated it for woodworm?

    no, it would not taste so good

    oh OK, the barn is teak, so no woodworm, or termites

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    cheers for the bump n link andy, nice one, now where are your other build threads? hmmm?

    สฟผั ฟหะฟพก

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    nice one mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Nice project.

    I am really not a fan of thai style teak houses, I like a little variety and the wood floors, wood walls and wood ceilings inside and out wood wood wood is a little too much for me.

    I love wood, but I like it as a feature, something that catches your eye.

    I found a lot of old second hand wood stores out in the middle of nowhere recently and will be heading there to buy some beams one day and hopefully floor planks.

    I recently got some photos of a house in Bkk that is using planks that are 40cm wide and 2 inches thick for their floor, looks awesome.

    I know what you mean, which is why we used bamboo board to line the interior; it makes it much "cooler" on the eye

    but you get used to wood, wood, wood, especially if it is not all the same
    Hi DrAndy , I enjoyed reading all your comments and your house looks great. It's certainly a credit to you and the work you put in.

    I am wondering if this type of house would be ok to build in Australia. I have a farm there on a river and it's quite beautiful , however I am concerned about the cold winter which it can get down to 2 deg at times. Of coarse I would have to install a wood heater and insullation throughout. What do you think ? can it be made to be comfortable enough in winter and summer ( hot 35deg ) Will ice & frosts affect the wood ?
    Thanks for any feedback.
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    Come on Dr Andy. Any finished pics? Currently, we are also doing the same idea with our resort upcountry. But instead of rice, we are going to put in Thai antiques.

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    damn, I looked through my pics and have nothing showing the finished barn

    all I have is some pics of the courtyard in front, post #264

    http://teakdoor.com/building-in-thai...fields-14.html (DrAndys Wooden Cottage in the ricefields)

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    I've got half a piccie.


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    cheers Marmite

    actually, I am planning a spiral staircase at the side, furthest away in your pic

    I will post pics once I get that done

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    Smile Rice barn Mae Rim

    Hi Andy, I love your posts and buildings, am new to Chiang Mai. My fiancé is from Mae Rim and we have found a 3.3 rai chanote plot there we want to build a house and cafe on. We were already thinking of using a rice barn and two donor teak houses for the building and have a pond like yours we would like to set the cafe in (on piles with walkways) I tried PMing you but don't have enough posts. Are you in Mae Rim now? Any chance of meeting as we are either there or in Chiang Mai every day?
    We haven't bought the land yet and want to check there are no problems with the village elders and planning office first. Fiance's brother is an experienced builder and honest and father is deputy village elder in nearby village, but would still appreciate all your advice as you and your wife seem very resourseful. Too many questions to put as I don't want to bomb the thread, so let me know if it might be possible to meet or how best to communicate? Thanks, Ed

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    ^Andy no longer posts on this forum, and hasn't for about a year.

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    I think he is Andy ,

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    Dear Mr Ed

    I have seen the finished job done to a high standard
    Like many prolific poster hes gone.
    Once you have sufficient posts maybe some of othe C Mai members can introduce.Ilive 350km 150 mins away but will be in Saraphi during the month of October and will be happy to introduce if the good Dr is willing he has done several good building threads,sadly as my own pix were doctored I no longer bother to upload howver I;l be happy to email you 3 housesive built and a new plot Im starting on Oct 3 about 2hrs from you.

    Costs are so low finding honest eliable qulaity tradesmen is the key.
    \I was able to supervise mosy of the time and apart from welding knew enough to see if being done to a standard rather a price of course we mad emany errors and refits and retro alterations are ongoing as Im a perfectionist when it coes to architecture.

    Good luck I think key is not to rush,renting nearby,dont employ damily very emabarrasing difficult to sack ,loss of face etc or when their labourers real tools etc.

    If it is your first tropical build have hard look at micro climate your needs budget the site Aircon
    Tight seal
    A queenslander with one sealed room and 17 other cooling features keeps us at 24 degrees for around a dollar a day 1-2 hrs air in one dark room 3-4 m May-august
    Rest of the year passive cooling,lighboxes,double roof ,insulation,reflective paper,vents No S Facing windows etc.
    For me I hate sleeping in Aircon and the sound of fans at night so happy to spend extra 500k for a really coll 25cm wall Supeblock home.

    If going Thai trad with wood consider stilts as others have done or counterintuitively subterranean a 10 million baht home near me has acheved very comfrtable finish bult into a hill.
    Once youve poste I think 100 you can pm and rea dthe hidden members stuff but most buding threads are for anyone
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