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    Hi Ben

    right in the centre of the old city, near Wat Chedi Luang

    land size is about 84 sq wah (330sq m., house size is around 130sqm plan, not incl courtyard)

    as for planning, it taks about 6 weeks in the old city and they are fairly strict

    however, TIT so it depends on who you use to submit your plans

    they have to be careful as the neighbours tend to complain about any obvious infractions; there is a block of flats nearby that cannot be completed due to complaints and not being in accordance with the laws
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Good to see something different to the big country side house.

    do you mean our little one bedroom shack?

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    No, I mean those houses we usually get presented on threads. I like most of them but it is refreshing to see something less conventional.

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    I know what you mean Fabian

    I am bored with the conventional concrete buildings, all lounge and no knickers

    I suppose my thinking is that the typical western set-up is really not suitable for Thailand; most of my living is done out of doors, I rarely spend much time in the house in the day or evening

    so places to work, chill and have friends are the most important areas, all outside

    The influences on this design came from Thailand, China (well, Chinese shophouses in Malacca), Morocco, Egypt and Turkey

    bit of a mess

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    Got any renderngs of what it is supposed to look like...or similar style elsewhere ?

    Whats the budget for the whole thing and the pool on the loof ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    I know what you mean Fabian

    I am bored with the conventional concrete buildings, all lounge and no knickers
    Good for you Andy. They are rather tpyical of Farang dwellings, aren't they. I've always found these block 'post-Moorish' cement dwellings a bit homogenous - even though some of the arch designs might vary {not much}. Good luck to your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Got any renderngs of what it is supposed to look like...or similar style elsewhere ?

    Whats the budget for the whole thing and the pool on the loof ?

    nope

    budget should be less than B3m. The pool we are hoping to be relatively cheap as the builder will make the tank; he said the cost of that will be offset by some changes we made that cancelled what he had quoted on originally (QCon walls under the roof on the top floor etc, we are leaving it open)

    The pool equipment and fitting (salt chlorinator, filters, piping, valves etc etc) will be around B140K plus tiling

    We will put the pool on the roof, honest, as we don't have a loof

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    140k is expensive for the system.....we bought our tiles in the pool in my photo section...the cracked glass ones, from ??? Is it Lamphang south of CM with all the ceramic factories ?? Anyway, from there, might be cheaper if can do a deal direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Hi Ben

    right in the centre of the old city, near Wat Chedi Luang
    That means we're neighbours. My house is just behind Chedi Luang.

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    You are building that without any renderings?

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    Don't need renderings to build.

    Why would you sound so shocked and amazed.

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    But there should at least be some kind of building plan? Though I know they build without any upcountry but this is not the typical house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post

    however, TIT so it depends on who you use to submit your plans
    Guess he has plans...

    You get plans, does not mean you need renderings.....some architects do however include them free.....some not.

    Renderings, 3d's are usually something to hang on your wall and provide inspiration of what you will/might/should end up with while you go through all the crap....it keeps you strong.
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    Thanks for letting us watch the construction. I like the open air idea (chill and have friends are the most important areas, all outside.).

    Good luck,.it sounds nice!

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    I'm interested in the pool on the roof concept. As sometimes space is at a premium. Will the sides be build up or will it be sunk into space above the floor below. I have friend who has a pool on the 5th floor but the fourth floor is, well, all pool.

    I was thinking flat roof with Gazebo and grass but....
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Exciting stuff mate, cheers for taking the effort to share your adventure! Really looking forward to some regular updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Hi Ben

    right in the centre of the old city, near Wat Chedi Luang
    That means we're neighbours. My house is just behind Chedi Luang.

    oh fuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post

    however, TIT so it depends on who you use to submit your plans
    Guess he has plans...

    You get plans, does not mean you need renderings.....some architects do however include them free.....some not.

    Renderings, 3d's are usually something to hang on your wall and provide inspiration of what you will/might/should end up with while you go through all the crap....it keeps you strong.

    yes, of course we have proper plans, so all features can be seen

    Plans are enough for the builders but "renderings" are hardly essential. We designed the house so know exactly what we want and what we should get.
    having said that, we have changed a couple of things as time goes by!

    If you do not design a place yourself, maybe they can be helpful

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    so, the second floor columns have been poured and the shuttering taken away



    they have then prepared the floor for pouring




    I am not sure why they use bamboo in some places and preformed slabs in others...must ask




    up on the second floor; the views are getting interestin



    they then start putting the supports for the next floor

    some building firms use real scaffolding, but many don't







    The top story floor is getting ready so I climbed the home-made rickety ladders and had a look. The views are good in a couple of directions, and just rooftops in other. Nice though, I can see DrBOb from here




    Looking at the construction from the Soi


    so, the flat roof is ready for pouring and the roof support columns are up




    more to come....

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    Not sure what you mean by bamboo in some areas....but if they are using it for formwork in certain areas and not others like you said, it is probably the wet or bathroom areas as they are poured of solid concrete for waterproofing and leakage problems.

    Check your plans and see if they coincide with the bathroom areas.

    Are you sure it is only 130sqm all up ?? Looks somewhat more than that, especially with 3 levels.

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    They have removed the supports from the ground floor now the cement has set

    it gives you a much better idea of the size of things

    you are looking through the kitchen to the main room, the stairs are on the right




    the specialists came in and laid the anti-termite pipes for injecting the yearly death potion



    another view of the staircase location



    this will be our little paddling pool on the roof, approx 6 x 2.5 m, it still weighs 24 tons plus the concrete and iron




    here are a few views from the roof

    to the south




    to the east



    to the west and DrBOb



    and the north


    the wheel of fortune


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    Damn that is gonna be nice. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    Not sure what you mean by bamboo in some areas....but if they are using it for formwork in certain areas and not others like you said, it is probably the wet or bathroom areas as they are poured of solid concrete for waterproofing and leakage problems.

    Check your plans and see if they coincide with the bathroom areas.

    Are you sure it is only 130sqm all up ?? Looks somewhat more than that, especially with 3 levels.

    Yes, you got it Nawty, those are the bathroom floors, thanks

    when I said 130sqm in plan, I meant the ground it covers

    so yes, the floor above is also approx 130 sqm, as is the flat roof

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    thought I would share my storage area with you, as well as the workers. The 4 married couples live here, in makeshift rooms

    here are my bricks, plus a few reclaimed doors and windows at the back; those are all labelled for locating later




    These are some of the old windows from the wooden house; I will reuse some of them. You can see the workers respect my nice old windows and banisters



    We have had to make a few new windows and ventilators, using old wood, of course





    and this is what a wooden house looks like, in flatpack


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    Back to the building

    this is one of the 2nd floor balconies. Essentially, we will have double wood doors opening onto these; they are not big enough to use, except the one at the front of the house for the guest bedroom there

    note the finely crafted ladder. Quite exciting to use. I have never found out why ladders have such wide steps for what are, essentially, fairly short people.



    they have poured the ground floors now, and remembered to put in a plastic dampstop

    this is the part of the house at the front which will be open




    This is the main room and stairs, housekeepers bedroom etc



    they have started welding the roof into place




    A view of the roof from the road



    so now the building pics are just about up to date. Things will be a little slower from now on!

    I am really looking forward to them starting on the wooden house wing
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