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    I am still waiting to hear back from the Shera company in Bangkok on an estimated build list. Did you go to Bangkok and talk to them directly or was there a local representative? I like the look of the siding and good news that they are holding up. Can I ask how much they charged you and how many square meters it took? Nice job!!!

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    We just brought it from a large building merchant down the road from the build, most building merchants in Thailand sell it as far as I'm aware. Unfortunately all the receipts from the building were filed with my account so I can't tell you the cost. Again with the square meters, I think they came in packs of 5 and there about 120cm x 12cm, and we initially brought 80 packs and then more when needed. Sorry again can't remember the overall total.

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    No problem.......knowing that it can be found at other merchants, I will run over to a few in Udon and see what the going rate is. I am sure they all charge about the same markup and it would be a lot easier than going to Bangkok. Did they also carry the Kool Series roofing tiles? I will be looking for them before making a final decision on the roofing materials. I like the reflective property and wonder if they actually do decrease the house temperature as much as quoted. It will be interesting to research and I have downloaded their installation manual and product propaganda. Thank again for the info.

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    Looks nice, especially the floor looks beautiful. Re. the floor, indoors and on the veranda, have you painted it with something like oil or polyurethane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    No problem.......knowing that it can be found at other merchants, I will run over to a few in Udon and see what the going rate is. I am sure they all charge about the same markup and it would be a lot easier than going to Bangkok. Did they also carry the Kool Series roofing tiles? I will be looking for them before making a final decision on the roofing materials. I like the reflective property and wonder if they actually do decrease the house temperature as much as quoted. It will be interesting to research and I have downloaded their installation manual and product propaganda. Thank again for the info.
    Hi Rick i have also been looking at those kool tiles if you do use them and they do the job let me know. As for the Shera you can get them most places. I brought some brochures back to the UK with me from a local merchant (Korat) and I also downloaded there installation guide useful stuff. I know some members are not impressed by it but needs must.
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    Thanks BD. I am trying to narrow things down on building materials and so far have considered the following:

    1. Buying a donor home(s) for wood like many have done to build a second floor. I may have to supplement things from a government run wood yard.

    2. Material for the first floor would be cement posts in typical Thai style, but possibly round instead of square. There will be one bedroom and one bathroom enclosed by block or superblock. The remainder would be open with concrete and tile flooring. The open areas would include a Thai kitchen facing the pond at the back of the house and the remainder would be a general sitting/eating area.

    3. Second floor would be mostly "wood" with three bedrooms and another bathroom. Bamboo sheeting panels for interior walls and either recycled wood or Shera for siding. I know some do not like the Shera, but I have not yet ruled it out depending on how much recyled wood I can get my hands on. Will be looking for good hard wood flooring.

    4. Roofing will be either cement tiles or metal. I need to continue researhing practicality and cost before making any kind of final decision. If I wind up going with the "Kool" tiles, I will let you know.

    5. Budget will be between 1.2-1.6 million, but you know how budgets go and could cost up to 1.8million depending on some details.

    I have a rough floor plan that is probably not worth sharing since it will morph a couple of more times before reaching a final rendition. I like what Dr. Andy and others have done and want something traditional looking, but with a western twist.

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    Thanks Rick
    Im planning something very similar myself but my budget is 1 million. looking at using the pre formed posts and making them round aka Dr Andy. My floor plan has morphed more times than I can remember. Not sure when I can start building, Im in the process of trying to sell up in the UK but this place is shite at the moment, I planned to be there building now but still stuck in UK. There is a house in our village clad in Shera or something very similar, Its been on over 8 years or there abouts and looks like new. There is also an old empty house that I am going to enquire about and we have a reclaimed timber yard nearby. Im going to send the wife to check that out (While I hide in the bushes).
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    My apologies to Ciaphas for high jacking this thread and congrats on a beautiful house.
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