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    Prefabriated build.

    I live out in the sticks and I came across the start of this build. What it is I do not know. May be offices for a Cassava collection depot. It looks professional compared to the usual build around here.






    They appear to be welded together on the inside with flimsy connections. May be they do a stronger connection once it's all in place?





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    Nice windows.


    Quite a few companies doing this nowadays, quite taking off. Some marketing to farang. Marketed as moveable in the future, if one so wishes. Not connected to the land one doesn't own. Get kicked out, you take the house with you to a new plot of land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Nice windows.


    Quite a few companies doing this nowadays, quite taking off. Some marketing to farang. Marketed as moveable in the future, if one so wishes. Not connected to the land one doesn't own. Get kicked out, you take the house with you to a new plot of land.
    until you try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Nice windows.
    Give it a chance. They may cut out the windows at a later stage? The more holes in a prefabricated panel the weaker it is on lift. More photo's pending over the coming days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    Nice windows.
    Give it a chance. They may cut out the windows at a later stage? The more holes in a prefabricated panel the weaker it is on lift. More photo's pending over the coming days.
    Excellent

    Perhaps it'll be the new TD jail for specially rendered posters

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Nice windows.


    Quite a few companies doing this nowadays, quite taking off. Some marketing to farang. Marketed as moveable in the future, if one so wishes. Not connected to the land one doesn't own. Get kicked out, you take the house with you to a new plot of land.
    until you try
    You don't.

    The company does.

    I think it is something like 1/3 of the price of the house, to move it again in the future.

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    The "correct" terminology in "Thai" is knock-down not prefab.

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    The wooden ones are nice.

    Easy. Quick to put up.

    Easy to own.

    Easy to have moved in the future if one wishes.

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    That welding is scarily bad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saorsa
    That welding is scarily bad!!


    I think just a temporary thing until all pieces are in. The panels are also held in position with adjustable supports bolted to the panel and floor as in bottom picture.

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    I noticed Sansiri builds are usually like this, arrives in kit form with the widow and doors cut out. Don't seem as stable as post and beam construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    I noticed Sansiri builds are usually like this, arrives in kit form with the widow and doors cut out. Don't seem as stable as post and beam construction
    Tilt slab is very stable, especially in an earthquake.,as the panels are free to move and flex.
    thai post and beam would just crumble, as the internal bricks/blocks are not tied to the posts,(and we all know how poorly the post are made.)

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    bugger!

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    There are some and only sum who are onto how it's done. I have spent plenty of time on Thai building site's etc, to know most of em dont have a Fuking clue. Do every thing ass about face, DONT GET ME GOING

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    What's wrong with a good old-fashioned cargo crate?

    I shall definitely be on the market for one of those bad boys on my return to siam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    What's wrong with a good old-fashioned cargo crate?

    I shall definitely be on the market for one of those bad boys on my return to siam.
    Shipping containers will become an oven so we look forward to pix of hot action,

    Crate expectations when u back slapster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Shipping containers will become an oven so we look forward to pix of hot action
    Pop her in the shade and she'll be ice box. It'll only be used as an orifice/wanking vault in the back garden.


    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Crate expectations when u back slapster?
    Not soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    What's wrong with a good old-fashioned cargo crate? I shall definitely be on the market for one of those bad boys on my return to siam.
    These people in the village did this with a Port-a-cabin.


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    This is called tilt panel. All the panels are poured onto tables in a factory or yard. They are pre made with all the punch outs(Windows and doorways) and delivered ready to go.

    They are held together with welded fish plates and the vertical joints are caulked while the junction between slab and panel are grouted.

    All high rises in OZ are built using this system. It is fast, efficient and economical.

    Some of the individual panels we lift are 14/15 tonnes and upwards.
    You're fat,Ill fro you in the river

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    I like the look of those. It seems a remarkably cheap way to build a home, and yet there are some great designs.










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    Actually that third one is a Starbucks.


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    Lots more here. I like the one in Costa Rica.

    22 Most Beautiful Houses Made from Shipping Containers

    Or if you're really just a lazy sod like me:

    http://www.winghouses.com/spec.html

    http://www.winghouses.com/movie.html
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    This reminded me of a poster that had to abandon his build in Thailand after he paid a sizeable amount of baht and the reputable company completely foked up with pis poor sub contractors.

    His thread is maybe 5 years old.

    One thing I remember is a specific type of cement was to be used (as stated in the contract) he went one day and there were subcontractors using shite. Lots of advice from experienced TDers and the whole thing fell to crap. The pilings I think.

    It had to be abandoned in the end, a sizeable amount on money already paid, gone.

    Fantastic and amazing thread, if someone can find it.

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    Day 2.

    I can't see any access, on the ground floor, into upstairs. And I can't understand why the large metal girder framework. Any guesses as to what it is?







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    Yeah its tilt slab construction. In Australia the slabs are usually poured one of top of another on the ground slab and then craned into place. There have been numerous accidents in the past due to poor workmanship or the fittings that are cast into the slabs for lifting are sub standard. They are propped with big jacks and then tied together with a hefty steel angle on the inside, the roofing members usually sit on the angle.
    Multi story buildings are built with columns, beams and slabs poured in factories and trucked to site and then lifted into place.
    With the correct regulations nowadays its safe and fast and suits countries with high labour costs, in Thailand having seen those pics of the corner brackets and the welding it looks like a disaster.

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