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    block of flats NZ

    There are many interesting threads about Thai construction , so i thought i'd start a photo thread on a build going on next door to me here in Christchurch.
    The original flats on the section were damaged in the quake.
    3 years later construction has started on the new ones.
    The foundations are floating slab, with polystyrene block insulation.
    On top will be 2 story steel frame construction.

    number of the beast

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    yesterday (thursday) they put up the rear frames, today the front frames went up.

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    Do they finish with a brick exterior? Or some other form of exterior cladding?

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    not sure yet, possible brick on the lower lever , going by the foundation step.
    There is a aerated cement panel on a lot of new builds here.(Loxo AAC Panels)
    LOXO | Cladding Systems | AAC lightweight concrete panels, exterior cladding, aerated concrete, wall panels, residential buiding, commercial construction.

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    Are you invoved in this build phunphin ?




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    No just a casual observer...it's being built next door to me.thought it would be interesting to compare to thai builds.

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    Nice one mate , interesting thanks for taking the time

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    That steel framing is the biz. Much better than wood IMHO. And very competitive on price too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phunphin View Post
    No just a casual observer...it's being built next door to me.thought it would be interesting to compare to thai builds.

    Yes.

    It is an interestingly different build .




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    zog steel framing

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    nothing happening due to shitty weather. sun due to come out tomorrow so framing should continue soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    That steel framing is the biz. Much better than wood IMHO. And very competitive on price too.
    I am currently building a house in Australia. $22,000 for wood frames compared to $56,000 for the steel frames.

    I have to go with the steel and the wood quote was done by mistake.

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    All the wall sections are pre-fab , both pads were framed in 3 days, they probably would have had the second story finished by now if not for the rain.
    I am definitely going to use steel when we eventually build in Thailand.

    Any jobs going out there in the outback....??

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    There are always jobs - just not as many as in the past and not paying quite as well either! Still there though.

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    floor joists going in after alot of wall bracing.
    Last edited by phunphin; 06-05-2015 at 01:20 PM.

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    where are all the 7 baht grey blocks, concrete posts and asbestos tiles?, bit beyond somchai I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    That steel framing is the biz. Much better than wood IMHO. And very competitive on price too.
    Stops the termites eating the place as well.

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    Wow that's amazing, My best Mate was caught up right in the heart of this earthquake, I texted him from Cape Town with My Brit mobile phone, saying, lucky you living on the North Island, then I learnt that He was at a business conference, away from his home, and in an earthquake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Wow that's amazing, My best Mate was caught up right in the heart of this earthquake, I texted him from Cape Town with My Brit mobile phone, saying, lucky you living on the North Island, then I learnt that He was at a business conference, away from his home, and in an earthquake.
    3 years on still houses being demolished, but alot of building as well , but no matter how many new buildings go up the place is changed forever, the central city is pretty much a ghost town, and will take decades to repopulate.

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    stairs for second floor going in.

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    Notice the proper form work in post 3, be good if dumb ass Thai's would do things that way. But no, they use odd thickness, odd length scrap timber we would burn, bang a few nails in and think they are doing a great job and saveing time, bloody hell.

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    more floor joist detail.

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