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    Mark & Noi Home Kut Chap Udon Thani

    Hi guys

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    A few pics to get you started on the contructions of our house which started today with the ceremoney with the first pillar going up, more pics to follow soon.

    Thanks

    Mark

    Opps once i get my post count up

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    Looking forward to it. Building threads are always a good read.

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    Go play a few games in the Games Room and then you should be ok. We always like to see what other people are building.

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    Thanks will try that

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    Finally some pics








    More to follow soon

    Whats the best way to make them bigger?
    Last edited by wilbs; 14-06-2010 at 07:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbs
    Whats the best way to make them bigger?
    Use the proper link to the image.

    Your first image's URL is this h t t p://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/33694/thumb_IMG_0010.JPG

    You notice it has 'thumb' in there?

    Make sure you copy the image's location from the full sized image in the gallery, so you'll get something like this; h t t p://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/33694/IMG_0010.JPG

    Which results in this...


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    Some more for you






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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbs
    A few pics to get you started on the contructions of our house which started today with the ceremoney with the first pillar going up, more pics to follow soon.
    Good stuff Mark.

    How many monks did you have at the ceremony and is your missus a looker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    and is your missus a looker?
    As adverse to blind?

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    The perimeter wall was done last month waiting for the missus to send over the pics from today so not sure.

    Thought you asked was she a hooker first before i looked again


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    ^ Yes you are quite a lucky man and she has a great smile, have a green.

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    Love a building thread.

    Keep up the good work.

    Plans? How high do you plan to build? Doesn't seem to be any foundations, as such... How long did you leave the ground to 'settle' for?

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    It will be a 2 storey 3 bedrooms upstairs ensuite, 1 bedroom downstairs.

    The ground was raised up around xmas time.

    Here is a model but it will be without the side part off the house and a different colour roof







    Last edited by wilbs; 14-06-2010 at 10:50 PM.

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    Looks very nice, good luck with it.

    I was told with these types of buildings (and land reclaiming) that you either leave the base for 12 to 24 months, or dig solid foundations, but I don't really know what I'm talking about, so...

    Are you gonna buy a red Pontiac too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I was told with these types of buildings (and land reclaiming) that you either leave the base for 12 to 24 months, or dig solid foundations
    Should be on footings which are deep enough to reach about half meter below the original level of the property.



    Once the footings and columns are in a concrete beam connects to them at ground level. The house is completely supported by the footings and cross beams. No weight on the landfill so really no need to wait to build but expect to lose some landfill in the first rainy season due to surface erosion.

    Sorry. I'll butt out now and let Mark continue.

    Looking good so far. Keep the pics coming.
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    land is how many talangwa?

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    Im i england at the mo, so waiting for the missus and the builder to send some more photos over plus i will be out there in five weeks to check progress.

    Not sure on the size in Thai but will ask tonight when i speak to her

    I understand that the footings were dug a few weeks ago before the rains came and the colums were starting today as it was considered a good number today to start.

    Any advice is much appreciated from you all.

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    Very interesting to me how they build here. Hope to have my own place built there one day.

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    Good luck with the new house wilbs, will be looking forward to more photos

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    ^ Norts, interesting post.

    Wilbs, keep up the good work.

    I've got a really decent father in-law, so any work that needs to be done anywhere for any reason, I make him foreman (pay him a salary, make sure everyone knows he has final say), and everything works our fine. If you've got a family member who has proven themselves then get them involved - keep the women out of building decissions!

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    Thanks for starting this thread. Good luck and hope it all "goes to plan"

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    keep up the good work,good luck on your build.

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    Photo of the plan of the house not great copy but hope you can see the idea













    Floors plans to follow

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    ^ No natural light in the stair well? What's the reasoning behind that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    ^ No natural light in the stair well? What's the reasoning behind that?
    Thanks for noticing this can make changes as still at foundation level at the mo, a few glass blocks will be enough i think.

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