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    At a rough guesstimate I reckon reinforced concrete wall would cost about 2,500baht per square meter, brick and render is about 700baht.

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    They are now down to 3 staff so I don't think this project will be finished this year, as you can see in this picture they are now ready to pour the next lot of beams, looking at the tails on the rebar they really are too short to tie in more rebar for another floor, so I am assuming this will be a concrete roof, although why they are putting a balconey on it I have no idea.


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    DD, For the Mardi Gras parade next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    although why they are putting a balconey on it I have no idea.
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    Well, you can never really be sure what Thais are gonna do.
    We may think the rebar is to short to be joined with another one while they probably think that doesn't matter..

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    Well they now have about 12 staff but I think they must be way behind schedule, but hell aint that new sports Stadium in the UK way behind schedule, just a sad fact of life
    The concrete roof now has the concrete beams in place and loads of wooden supports, should in the next couple of days be ready to do the pour for that, I have seen a concrete pump lorry in and around Pattaya, I wonder if they will use that.



    Here is the beam that will hide the roll down shutters, they will brick up to the top and then render it off.




    And here we have the finished product, bricked up and rendered off.


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    Not specifically a shop house question but I don't wnat to start a whole new thread.

    I have seen lots of houses where four hinges have been used on the doors but they are not spaced evenly on the jam - usually one near the bottom, one somewhere near the middle and two close together at the top. Any idea why the chippie does it that way?
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    The doors are heavy and made of hardwood.

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    Are the floors/ceilings using prefabs to save money or is it stronger that way once the cement layer is laid on top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    The doors are heavy and made of hardwood.
    I know, but why put the hinges in a 2 1 1 pattern instead of evenly spaced out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    The doors are heavy and made of hardwood.
    My shitty plywood doors have 4 hinges too....

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    Most of the strain will be on the top hinges.

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    Shophouse

    Exccellent DD I have enjoyed the build all be it on my snail paced computer hear in Brazil. It has teken almost as long to download the thread as it took to build the shophouse. Never mind another few weeks and I will be back in LOS.
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    I really didn't know which thread to put this in:

    Hurricane-proof homes too costly, experts say - Yahoo! News

    ...but here in the U.S. the type of construction used in Thai houses is deemed 'too expensive.'

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    As we can see here they are putting on a fake roof to make the front look pretty.



    This is one from further down the road which is an exact copy of the shophouse project we have been following for the past few months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    As you can see in this picture they have used precast concrete beams for the floor or ceiling depending which way you look at it, these are about 5cms thick, you can see in this picture that they are supported with wood to stop them sagging or them breaking when they do the concrete pour on top of it, alas they always sag and if it is the roof area this is where water will saty due to the sagging in the middle.



    How do the concrete precasts tie into the supports? Do they simply lay there and get held in place by the concrete pour on top? Overall how thick would the floor be counting the precast beams and surface concrete?

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    Hey that's nice...hard to belive it will finish up like that...

    excellent thread DD...even a non-techie can follow most of the discussion...appreciate your effort in this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak
    How do the concrete precasts tie into the supports?
    They are just layed, then a rebar grid is made on top of that, then the pour is done, the pour generally is about 7cms thick which really isn't thick enough to avoid flexing, but with a general height variation of about 5 cms plus the 2cms needed for tiling that adds a bit more onto the thickness.

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    Well I had to visit the land yet again today and it seems that work is contineuing on the shop houses, they have done most of the rendering and are now doing the brickwork for the balconeys, you can see in the second picture bits of metal sticking out of the bricks, here they will stick some formwork around and do a concrete pour to strengthen it all up.




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    Here we have a picture of the form work being put up around the edges of the brickwork, into this the old concrete will be poured.



    Next up render off most of the balconey, except the edges of course and start sticking bricks on it for that nice ornate look.


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    Well things are looking a bit tidier there and it looks like it is time for the balconey railings to go in.




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    Final touch up of paint, nice stainless railing and nice tinted sliding aluminum windows.




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    Good thread keep it coming please.
    Do they have official building regulations i ask because have seen buildings going up in Bangkok that looked like they would be taken out by the vibration of the sky train.

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    VERY useful thread!

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