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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggsy View Post
    I realised at the weekend that I can see this house that is being built from out of my bedroom window. Thanks to this thread I don't even need to stand up now to see what's going on.

    SEA Traveler please add more pictures or I'm going to have to waste energy and stand up. Thanks
    Visit to the site just about 10 days ago did not reveal any thing to really take a picture of. Some lights were wired in and the interior wood ceiling was completed but no wall construction as of my last visit. Maybe in a day or two I'll take another drive down and take a few pics.

    So Doggsy, you on one of the upper floors in one of the beach condos or in a hooch close by?
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    Just noticed this thread. I think using those trees for posts will look great and natural and is something that is extremely rare this day in age. It's a real shame though they ruined the bottom level by making it that low. Even if one can clear it or duck it will at best be claustrophobic even sitting down. Think MBK where they sell the phones. Probably best way to salvage it is to close it up and make it a storage room.

    I have some experience with bamboo rebar so peaked my interest to see what they are doing there. Sadly, many mistakes were made in this regard and this is the kind of thing that gives bamboo a bad name unnecessarily:

    -For many reasons, bamboo should never be less than 2" (5cm) from the bottom. In this case laying it flat on the ground is simply ridiculous. It won't do much of anything there and will quickly rot and disappear.

    -Bamboo can achieve the same reinforcement strength as steel. But to get sufficient strength there needs to be a lot more of it. In this case the bamboo spacing is too wide and thus too weak for this slab.

    -Except under special circumstances bamboo rebar needs a coating. When concrete is poured over it, bamboo will absorb water and slowly expand as the concrete sets. This can damage and crack concrete. Then it will slowly dry and shrink back leaving loose, weak joints in weakened concrete.

    -I can't tell for sure from the photos but it appears the slab is too thin for bamboo usage which has a minimum depth where it becomes effective.

    One thing they did get right is using splints of that size. Well overall since they just laid bamboo on the floor it probably is about the same as doing nothing at all so no harm I suppose, just a waste of time and false sense that it is doing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Doggsy
    SEA Traveler please add more pictures
    Do you not have a telephoto lens on your own camera?

    Pictures please.
    unfortunately not, especially to take pictures of the quality that SEA traveler is providing us.


    SEA Traveler - in a hooch nearby, across a couple of fields. There used to be trees in one field but they got cut down. I think that is why I never noticed the house before. I once went to look at it but nothing much was going on. That was before I moved into my house though so again I didn't put 2 + 2 together.

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    So if that is going to be 20M baht, this one:



    THIS ENORMOUS GOLDEN TEAK PALATIAL ESTATE
    ON 25 RAI OF LAND IN CHIANG MAI IS UP FOR SALE
    is a real bargain at 39M baht. See thegoldenteakpalace.com

    Last edited by BigRed; 12-01-2011 at 11:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed View Post
    So if that is going to be 20M baht, this one:




    THIS ENORMOUS GOLDEN TEAK PALATIAL ESTATE
    ON 25 RAI OF LAND IN CHIANG MAI IS UP FOR SALE


    is a real bargain at 39M baht. See thegoldenteakpalace.com

    I'd say about 39,000,000 baht. Beautiful place and on 25 Rai. Fantastic... I bet maint is a bugger though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggsy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggsy
    SEA Traveler please add more pictures
    Do you not have a telephoto lens on your own camera?

    Pictures please.
    unfortunately not, especially to take pictures of the quality that SEA traveler is providing us.
    Thanks for the complement on the quality of pictures Doggsy. Sine more pictures have been requested here are todays updates even though the progress has been limited.

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    Friday, 14 Jan 2011 Update to the Bang Chang Thai Style House Build. Progress has been slow as a result of the detailed work being done. This first 3 picture shows the outside wood work at the end of the eves.







    The next few pictures shows the wooded ceiling work that has been mostly completed. In some of the rooms there are some nice paneled carvings embedded into the ceiling.












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    Now this worker was using a chain saw to cut out a male piece at the end of a huge board to fit into fir into a female slot in one of the tree pillars.


    Some of the unfinished furniture that is to go into the house when varnished and upon completion of the house.




    Iím not sure what these old wagon wheels are to be used for.


    The wood piece in the following picture is to be the backdrop for a Buddha statue to be place on a ledge that will be inserted in the front of this piece of wood.


    This following is a piece of wood that will eventually be sanded and finished as a wooden sink in one of the bathrooms.

    And here is the walkway to what will be the front entrance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    Friday, 14 Jan 2011 Update to the Bang Chang Thai Style House Build.
    Thank you for the new update.

    The photos showing the furniture under the building confirm that it would not be a very useful space, at least for sitting around. It will however become a superb building by the looks of the project so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    I’m not sure what these old wagon wheels are to be used for.
    Wall openings (windows) maybe.

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    Nice pics. The building looks like a complete dog's dinner though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Nice pics. The building looks like a complete dog's dinner though.
    It is a construction site now but from the looks of the plans that the builder is using and some of his design concepts, I do believe that this place will be done up well upon completion.

    I would have done a few things differently if this was to be my place or if I was building it but in the end, I think the results will be very complementary.

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    Have you visited and taken any pictures recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Have you visited and taken any pictures recently?
    Was there about 2 weeks ago but the noticable progress has been minimal. I only took a few pics but not really worth posting. Next sunny day I'll take a motorcycle ride down again and take a few shots.

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    thanks

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    plenty of room under that house, hope to see it finished

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    great pics.. seems to be a really nice house.

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    Took the cycle out for a ride and down to the Thai house being built in Ban Chang not far from Pyoun (sp?) Beach. There was some obvious progress being made with the beginning of the construction of the walls.





    The wall panels were old teak wood shutters and panels that were meticulously sanded down and sized for particular placement in the wall. The wood grain was pleasing to the eyes and with the application of the stain/lacquer/varnish was advised that it provided the weather proofing for a few years. Here are a few pictures of the exterior area from the outside center of the common area:









    A sketch of the exterior of the house.





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    And some pictures of the interior paneled walls and the tree support columns:








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    Some more pics of the interior and looking out from the interior:











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    The Owner/Builder of the house seemed to think that it would take another 2 months to finish the house. My personal estimate would be a little longer than that. There is an outside area there the Owner/Builder indicated that he was going to construct a larger eating area with an attached kitchen area. This has yet to be started and I have not been shown any plans for it. Also, the general common area and general eating area on the elevated living area where the 3 separate bedrooms are located is to be covered. I was also shown some material and pictures of what he was going to do with the furniture and interior decorations. I suspect it will be plush and very Thai looking. I’ll see if I can get some photos of this when it is closer to completion. In the time being, here are some more photos of the interior as it is today.






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    Thanks for the update. excellent build finish. The columns have been integrated with great skill.

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    Jeesuusss, bloody awesome piece of work. Brilliant

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    I decided to combine a visit to view the progress being made on the Ban Chang Traditional Thai Style house being built there with my peddle bicycle ride today. Sunny with a cool breeze. So here is the update and it is hard to believe that this is the same place I saw two months ago.

    Here I am 1/2 way into my 25 kilo ride in front of the grounds entrance to the Traditional Thai House.




    The builder was there and as he always does, invited me in to see the most recent developments. It is progressing quite well and although i think he is being optimistic, he says it will be completed in 45 more days.


    Here are the steps leading up into the house.





    The top of the steps lead into the now covered common area outside the bedrooms doors to this interior common area.

    http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/u...6/DSC03747.jpg



    Here is a look inside one of the 3 bedrooms each of which has it’s own bathroom and shower.






    here are a few looks at the two separate patio areas one which has a nice small pond around 3 sides.





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    The exterior of the house is likewise coming along just fine.






    here is a bar being built on the open area below/underneath the house. lots of the flooring area in this open area has teak wood flooring so that is a nice touch.




    here are a set of steps leading from the upstairs common area, or was it one of the bedrooms, to the 2 patio areas.




    So that's in for today. We shall take another trip down that way to check the progress in a few weeks. Until then, be safe out there...

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