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    taking shape...


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    The shop told me that C-Pak seems to have a delivery / production problem - some of the new style "flat" tiles that are 3 times the price of regular ones have a delivery time of up to 5 month!!!
    The "delivery problem" is simply because CPAC is incapable of accepting the fact that inventories need to be increased to support demand. Hence, they produce when they receive an order.
    Thats exactly what they do! And then they can not get the color right! We are waiting now for the representative from CPAC as we have two slightly different shades of the color we ordered, of course one does not notice seeing them one by one - until they are up on the roof. And even then we thought first the light is playing a trick on us - but they are definitly two different shades of brown.

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    some more pics of the progress

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    both buildings and the long wait for the roof tiles.....

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    Smile

    electrician is starting to work....this was a hell of a job as the architect had a different idea on the plan as to what we wanted on switches and plugs...but it's all sorted now!


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    and we are still waiting for the roof tiles..lots of phone calls ..and promises..next week...next week....

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    view from the entrance......


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    and one more...

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    and then finally ...it was a Saturday and all hope had faded for another week..... when at 5 PM - we where about to go home - the first truck arrived and delivered the roof tiles!!!
    It took several trucks to deliver them because the large truck they came on could not go around the pond to unload them there - the soil was of course to soft for a 10 wheeler!

    By Monday they had then all been delivered and counted there where 7000 of them! It took two full days to get them up there before they could start laying them.

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    finally!!
    roof tiles are going up!

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    and luckily the rainy season was a bit late this year!


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    tiles going up



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    also on the second building...


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    it's all coming together slowly but steady!


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    and one more...


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    we had the land around cleared up a bit - to no avail as soon as the rainy season set in everything started to grow again.... will soon post more of the interior as this will be a slow process - processing all the “recycled” wood we bought out in Lamphun – (the price is halve of what they ask in Chiang Mai and they offer a much greater variety)

    But it is a big job to make all these wood from dismantled pallets look like (almost) new.
    Almost the entire ceiling of the living room, bedroom, dining room and veranda will be covered in wood framed with gypsum to break it up a bit so it is not too overwhelming.


    Plumbers and electricians work is well under way. We have decided against a hot water boiler system and opted for “multi-point” water heaters in the bathrooms as they will give us instant hot water only when we need it. The bathroom in the master bedroom will have a sink, shower and Jacuzzi and we are told a multipoint heater can mange these 3 “outlets”.
    The other 3 bedrooms will have a sink and shower to be supplied with hot water from one of those multi point heaters.

    Does anyone here have any experience with those multi-point heaters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker View Post
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    So with this additional space the house measures 560 sq meters.
    Now that is a nice size house ...... I look forward to seeing the finished product
    yes for years we had been looking around in "Moo Baans" and it was all just a big disappointment. Learning from our experience from our first house - a 100 m2 Bungalow - which seemed huge moving there from a Thai "one-room apartment" we knew what we where looking for.
    Some of the more up market Moo Baans offered houses on - mostly something like 70 w2 of land - any extra costs a fortune - for 3, 4 or even 5 million Baht - the houses where all very basic and most of the rooms far to small, cheap materials used for maximum profit.
    So a little nervous at first we decided we could get a really nice sized plot of land and built a house the way we really want it, with the materials of our choice, for the price of a house in a Moo Baan on 70 sw2 and you never know who your neighbors are who live mostly only 4 meters away from you.

    We never regretted this step - now for the price of a house in one of these Moo Baans we got our dream home on 1000 w2 of land.
    To find the land was not easy - there are lots of nice plots around but of course one has to consider access roads, water, electricity, telephone and internet. But it is a great adventure and we can't wait now until it is finished and we can finally move in.

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    Really nice..

    I just spent august looking at land and houses around CM.. Will be back in Nov and probably rent for a year while I hunt.. Tho theres this one plot thats got me thinking.

    Looking forward to how the wood ends up looking.

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    Great house you are building over there CNXDoiSaket!
    I'm looking forward to your new post about the progress.
    Can you give some information concerning the price you had to pay for the land?
    You got a nice looking plot of land with nice views.

    I live in a Moo Ban at the moment, yes, too close to neighbours :-(
    and only a few square meters garden aside the house.

    My Thai wife and I might build a house in the future too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CNXDoiSaket
    Does anyone here have any experience with those multi-point heaters?
    Stiebel Eltron has a good selection available most everywhere in Thailand. Have had no problems with DHC 6 model servicing 3 bathrooms.

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    Very nice thread CNX, great view and nice layout to enjoy. Could you enlighten me on what the "second" house" is for? Guest quarters? or family moving in with you.

    Shiloh Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenthaiway View Post
    Great house you are building over there CNXDoiSaket!
    I'm looking forward to your new post about the progress.
    Can you give some information concerning the price you had to pay for the land?
    You got a nice looking plot of land with nice views.

    I live in a Moo Ban at the moment, yes, too close to neighbours :-(
    and only a few square meters garden aside the house.

    My Thai wife and I might build a house in the future too.


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    Thanks greenthaiway.....the land in the area in Doi Saket is between 300.000 and 600.000 a Rai - depends on access. Land with direct road access costs of course more but at least you can be sure nobody can take your access away and you don't need to fill in your own access through a rice field.

    Ours is 2.5 Rai and we got it for 1.35 million approx. 3 years ago - so about 540.000 per Rai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CNXDoiSaket
    Does anyone here have any experience with those multi-point heaters?
    Stiebel Eltron has a good selection available most everywhere in Thailand. Have had no problems with DHC 6 model servicing 3 bathrooms.
    Thanks Norton that's good to know. The salesmen in most shops try to push the MEX brand over Striebel - wondered if they get more commision on those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNXDoiSaket
    We have decided against a hot water boiler system and opted for “multi-point” water heaters in the bathrooms as they will give us instant hot water only when we need it. The bathroom in the master bedroom will have a sink, shower and Jacuzzi and we are told a multipoint heater can mange these 3 “outlets”.
    Quote Originally Posted by CNXDoiSaket
    Does anyone here have any experience with those multi-point heaters?
    I have a 7kw National version; it is not very good in the cool season, and you can't run more than one showqer at a time

    why not get a solar water heater

    fairly expensive layout (50K approx) but as much hot water as you need, even in the dull days they work well enough
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShilohJim View Post
    Very nice thread CNX, great view and nice layout to enjoy. Could you enlighten me on what the "second" house" is for? Guest quarters? or family moving in with you.

    Shiloh Jim
    The second building has direct access through the house on the first floor to the master bedroom.
    On the ground floor of the first building is another large bedroom with bathroom.

    The ground floor on the second building contains 2 Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms which will be used as guest rooms - when family and friends show up. They then have their privacy and the rooms can easily be accessed by going down the stairs from the house or by coming from the car park and walk past the large room by the pond.
    Kitchen and dinning room are then up the stairs with access from outside and inside.

    With this layout I had maximum privacy in mind for everybody - we all know how annoying long family visits can be - this way they are almost staying like in a hotel room - and can have their morning coffee at 6 AM if they like - without waking me - I have to admit that I am more of a night than a morning person.

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