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    Stairs looking good.



    I wasn't there when they built these kitchen units and would have liked them to extend to the far wall, but the wife is happy so who am I to complain.


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    Veranda...



    Living room...



    Kitchen...


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    The finished house....



    Overall I'm very happy with the house and the work the builders did. Next on the list a big wall and garden.

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    The original quote of 250,000. How close was it? What was teh cost of construction? If you don't mind sharing that info.

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    ^and contractor contact information,....if you don't mind

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    Your house looks beautiful.
    You can extend your kitchentable anytime.
    I laid out the insolation on the gypsum ceiling. And it works: bloody hot in there

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    Thanks for this Ciaphas, all looks very nice indeed, very spacious too..

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    Nice thread, wood is so nice, What did it end up costing.

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    Sorry but the green looks not so good.

    But I like the house.

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    nice!

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    well done cia, looks lovely. must admit did agree with whoever said it isn't traditional

    but seeing the finished article i think its great,, sure looks traditional.


    did u get to fit earth wires to the sockets and i hope the wood breathing isn't a problem for u. good luck to the future mate.

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    I like the green. And what did it wind up costing?

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    Looks nice...we are building traditional, maybe a tad more traditional (ie: up on 3m stilts and no bathroom/kitchen indoors) starting later this month. Will be interesting to see your final pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocam
    we are building traditional, maybe a tad more traditional (ie: up on 3m stilts and no bathroom/kitchen indoors) starting later this month. Will be interesting to see your final pricing.
    Well Twocam make sure you start a thread showing its construction with a lot of pictures.

    We love those type of threads around here!

    By the way whereabouts will you be building this house?

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    45km east of Nong Khai. Sao Ek ceremony is tomorrow morning but I have to work so I'm not going up there. I'm sure I'll be treated to 50 videos of crap quality made on people's mobile phones tho'.

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    ^ youtube 'em and post the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob
    well done cia, looks lovely. must admit did agree with whoever said it isn't traditional but seeing the finished article i think its great,, sure looks traditional.
    that was me, and yes, now it is finished it has a "neo-traditional" look about it

    anyway, it looks fine and I hope you enjoy living in it

    only one thing, I too would have extended the kitchen units to have more worktop, but Thais often do most of the prep on the floor on newspapers anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    The original quote of 250,000. How close was it? What was teh cost of construction? If you don't mind sharing that info.
    The total came to 650k, including changing builders, air con units, designers tiles and such like. Probably could have done it for 500k if I had kept a tighter lid on the spending.

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    ^and contractor contact information,....if you don't mind
    It was a local building team is Sae Kaow, can get the number if you are interested?

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    Sorry but the green looks not so good.

    But I like the house.
    Agree with you there, but the wife chose them and it keeps her happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    did u get to fit earth wires to the sockets and i hope the wood breathing isn't a problem for u. good luck to the future mate.
    The sockets for computers and television are earth but the rest aren't. The wood has a gap of 3mm, wasn't happy at first but you get used to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    only one thing, I too would have extended the kitchen units to have more worktop, but Thais often do most of the prep on the floor on newspapers anyway
    Have to agree with you on that one, everything get prepared on the veranda.

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    I just found this thread. Am starting to 'envision' what to build some yrs down the road when wife and I retire.
    So I'll start out with the first and stupidest questions..

    Why are so many (especially the traditional style) houses build on posts up off the ground rather than leveling the ground, and either a poured concrete foundation or similar ?

    thx
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    ^Flooding and heat perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennb6
    and either a poured concrete foundation or similar ?
    easy and cost

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    Looks really nice in wood, keep us posted on the wall etc.



    Overall I'm very happy with the house and the work the builders did. Next on the list a big wall and garden.[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaphas View Post
    Things are now coming along nicely bar the spiraling costs.

    This should have gone in the last post



    This is the main support for the floor and as we discovered once the floor boards were laid there isn't enough support beams as in certain places the floor is very bouncy!



    This will be the Veranda in the not too distant future.



    The working hard under the beady eye of the MIL. The area between the two posts will be the main living area and in the top corner is one of the bedrooms.



    More floor, no gaps at the moment but apparently the gaps will be around 2-3mm once the wood has settled.



    The first wall begins this is a side wall with windows for bedroom and living room.



    Front of the house.



    Other side of the house. In my OP I said that we intended to build the house out of teak but after buying the teak for the floor and realising it would blow our budget if the entire house was made out of teak for the walls we decided to use Shera teak texture strip which saved us a great deal of money. It also has the added benefit of not being prone to weathering and termites like wood does, it also saved us money on paint!



    More materials arrive.
    Did you wind up suing the Shera planks for outside wall? If so, how are they holding up and how is the wear and warantee?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaphas View Post
    Things are now coming along nicely bar the spiraling costs.

    This should have gone in the last post



    This is the main support for the floor and as we discovered once the floor boards were laid there isn't enough support beams as in certain places the floor is very bouncy!



    This will be the Veranda in the not too distant future.



    The working hard under the beady eye of the MIL. The area between the two posts will be the main living area and in the top corner is one of the bedrooms.



    More floor, no gaps at the moment but apparently the gaps will be around 2-3mm once the wood has settled.



    The first wall begins this is a side wall with windows for bedroom and living room.



    Front of the house.



    Other side of the house. In my OP I said that we intended to build the house out of teak but after buying the teak for the floor and realising it would blow our budget if the entire house was made out of teak for the walls we decided to use Shera teak texture strip which saved us a great deal of money. It also has the added benefit of not being prone to weathering and termites like wood does, it also saved us money on paint!



    More materials arrive.
    Did you wind up suing the Shera planks for outside wall? If so, how are they holding up and how is the wear and warantee?

    Thanks
    Sorry, can't type...........I meant did you use the Shera product for your walls?


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    ^Yes, we used the Shera for the walls. 2 years on and they are still exactly the same as they were when put on. Absolutely no complaints about using it as a building material.

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