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    The construction of Ms. Buad hai's house

    Continued from:

    Buadhai's home in progress...

    The foundation forms were removed on 20 November:





    The steel roof members went up soon after:



    Ms. AC seriously reviews the progress:


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    Tiling the roof started December 1st:



    The playground is coming along nicely. Basketball court. Pavilion. Some nice big trees brought in.



    The moo baan entrance is looking OK as well:



    The kitchen plans have changed a bit:








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    What, you tile the roof before building the walls?
    First time I see this being done!

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    I've watched this company do construction for nearly two years now. Usually, they do the roof first. But, I've also seen them do up the walls before they tile the roof. I'm not at all sure why the difference unless it depends on the availability of either the masonry or roofing crew.

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    Are they putting that thin aluminium sheeting under the roof tiles?

    I cant see it, if they are not, shout STOP! and get them to do it.

    You will feel hot enough with the sheeting but not having it is a very bad idea indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    Are they putting that thin aluminium sheeting under the roof tiles?
    They are not but I don't believe it makes that much differance anyway.

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    The house looks quite big. Any chance of seeing the floor plans in this thread?

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    Now what software's that coward using. Anybody?

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    SketchUp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    Are they putting that thin aluminium sheeting under the roof tiles?
    Yes, they are....

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    The slab was poured the weekend of December 9th. I've been out of town for a while so didn't get to see it:



    Here's another view. You can see the bathrooms on the left with the blue plastic pipe:



    It's odd that they did half the roof and then stopped. Same with several of the other houses being built. I think maybe they're waiting for a supply of the reflective vapor barrier.

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    ^That's a big house BH.

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    It's only 115 square meters: three bedroom, two bathrooms.

    BTW, I'll be "home" for Christmas so I won't be able to document construction until mid-January.

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    They started building the walls the weekend of December 23rd:



    They are a combination of Super-Block on the sun-exposed walls and ordinary clay brick elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    Are they putting that thin aluminium sheeting under the roof tiles?
    Yes, they are....
    Strange, but they put that foil insulation stuff that is about 1/8 inch thick on the rafters and then put the purlins on top of the foil.
    I can't post pics but it is in the page 16 or so in the fotki album "Thailand pics"
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    They mostly finished the roof tiles on January 3, 2007:



    And, the window frames were delivered the same day:



    We stuck with wood frames because changing to either aluminum or vinyl would have been way beyond our budget.

    None of the wood in the house will be painted; just coated with a wood preservative.

    I hate paint.

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    What's the budget for this house?

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    Is this building block material Q-Con or Super Block? And is it easy to install? Anything to comment on with the product(Pros/Cons)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    What's the budget for this house?
    The house is in a moo baan known as "Homeland" in Korat. The price of the house and land (corner lot) is 1.8 million. We paid quite a bit extra for the corner lot and bigger piece of land. I think the cost would have been 1.5 million on a standard sized block of land.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Dude
    Is this building block material Q-Con or Super Block? And is it easy to install? Anything to comment on with the product(Pros/Cons)?
    It's Super Block. This is my first experience with it so I don't know yet whether or not it insulates as well as it is supposed to.

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    I think it is Q Con?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I think it is Q Con?
    Nah, the blocks say "Super Block" on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward
    The house is in a moo baan known as "Homeland" in Korat. The price of the house and land (corner lot) is 1.8 million. We paid quite a bit extra for the corner lot and bigger piece of land. I think the cost would have been 1.5 million on a standard sized block of land.
    That is pretty bloody cheap! All relative of course but I highly doubt you'd find/build anything similar to that here in Chiang Mai for that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    That is pretty bloody cheap! All relative of course but I highly doubt you'd find/build anything similar to that here in Chiang Mai for that price.
    For Korat it's rather expensive. Nearby is a development where a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house about the same size, but on a smaller lot, sells for about 900,000 baht. But, the construction is not as nice, the designs not as good, and no Q-Con/SuperBlock used.

    I guess it's all about what the market will bear.

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    I disagree with Ant.

    Your house is almost identical to mine and is in a very similar price range. (taking into account the extra land you have)
    Ant hobnobs it with the rich 6 bedroom types and has never really seen how normal people live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian
    What's the budget for this house?
    The house is in a moo baan known as "Homeland" in Korat. The price of the house and land (corner lot) is 1.8 million. We paid quite a bit extra for the corner lot and bigger piece of land. I think the cost would have been 1.5 million on a standard sized block of land.
    Does this include fittings and if so what type?
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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