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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    raise the ground to match the walkway then
    Good idea, but here in Bkk one is confronted with a limited space and the need for drainage. Not always as easy as one thinks.

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    The connecting wall begins to emerge. I am concerned about the floor levels. Only time wil tell.



    I think that the electrical work is now on course.


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    The connecting wall begins to emerge. I am concerned about the floor levels. Only time wil tell.



    when did you change the main house in the picture and put in the beautiful vertical windows?

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    The garage door will go here.



    Thailand autocad and home decorating at its best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    when did you change the main house in the picture and put in the beautiful vertical windows?
    We are now looking at the home from the backyard. The vertical windows will come out and go into the daughter's new bedroom.

    I want to say that I really believe in recycling. But the truth is, I am a cheap bastard.

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    Breaking up the sheetrock from the old ceiling. My idea is to have an open massive looking scheme in the living room. Will have to wait and see.


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    Do you think it will work?


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    Even though work on the front fence is progessing, there is always time to eat.



    I always insist my workers use the latest in safety measures while working.


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    The front fence frame is getting there.



    Here one of the workers is cutting the Shera wood for the front fence. He cut the angles perfectly. So far so good. But this simple job will soon turn into a cluster of a mistake.


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    Touching up the cement wall. Don't worry eventually this wall will look considerably different. Plus, I had to tell the workers to quit hanging shit on my falang tree.



    Yes, everything looks like crap now. Only hope my idea works...


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    Time for the simple job of mixing paint for the Shera wood for the front fence.



    Not difficult really, just mix the paint.



    And Viola! One small problem. The wrong damn color! I now step in and stop. Anytime, I have done a construction project in Thailand that involved painting, the one bucket at a time has come back to bite me in the butt everytime.

    So now we wait until the job is done and then paint.


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    Fantastic! The connecting block walls and the first wood beams are now up.


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    Work in the daughter's bathroom continues.



    Eventually this door will lead to the enclosed garage.


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    Soon this outside wall of the garage will be a rather large waterfall. Here we are looking out the future front door of the living room.



    Again, we are back in part of the living room. You can see where the guest bathrooom will go and the expansion of the ceiling. Trust me, it will look nice when it is done, I hope...


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    The workers really love me and my camera.



    The plastering for the guest's bathroom frame is happening. Don't worry, the toilet will be moved.


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    Smoothing the wall.



    The all important drain pipes have arrived.


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    Did the floor tiles survive unscathed ?

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    ^The floor tiles are being taken out and replaced.

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    And Marmite is calling me a posh bastard.

    It may not look like that now but I am sure it will great when finished.

    Is the 110 square wah combined (50 + 60) for the houses or the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Is the 110 square wah combined (50 + 60) for the houses or the ground?
    For the ground only. I ain't that posh.

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    After looking at and studying the foam insulation, I decided to go another route. Here the insulation is being shown.



    This wood here has an amazing story. Let's back up just a hair. This wood was purchased from a shop in Minburi. I truly believe this guy has either found a niche or is an excellent bullshitter.

    Supposedly, this wood came from a school in Issan that the Americans built during the Viet Nam conflict. The owner swears that this is true.

    What he has done is scoured Thailand for old wood from buildings with a history behind it. He keeps records of such. If the purchaser does not believe him, he will take the buyers up to where he bought the wood and the buyers can ask the locals. He gives a 100% guarantee!

    Listening to him and his enthusiam, I tend to believe him. Anyway, the wood you see cost B26,000.


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    So the work continues.


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    Before everyone jumps aboard the bandwagon, let me stipulate this wood will be seen. Just hang on and you will see...
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    Great project here HB...really looking forward to see how this all comes together..

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    For those of you who think that the Moon walk is a fake; don't worry this Thailand construction project is being closely watched and constantly evaluated.

    My only concern, is that my chair will last longer than my budget.

    The wife said B300,000. Thai women know everything about the cost of anything in Thailand. I knew to double that number. I am now thinking about a total of B750,000 for completion. Let's wait and see. What have I forgotten? Actually, if this budget continues to climb, this thread will soon end.

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