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    Building a Garage/car port...

    I got a call from the missus today, apparently we've had a bit of a storm and, errrm, our 'car port' blew away...



    Koman did say it would happen, and he was right! http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...-build-44.html (Finally starting the build.)

    Here's what we had:









    I told the wife to concrete properly and put up a nice car port for two cars, I'm thinking something along these lines (done to local standards/type):



    She said it'll be 20,000 to 30,000, but I'm thinking closer to 50,000? About the same price as Dilli's TV!

    Where's bloody Koman when you need him? He had a lovely car port/garage.

    Any thoughts by the TD masses?

    I'll miss the old garage, but...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Cost you 20k I recon to construct a lean to attached to the house. A couple of posts and some hardened plactic roofing material. Job done.

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    ^ good.

    But, it's not big money, so spending a bit more for something nice that's gonna last forever would be worth it.

    She'll get some quotes and we'll see, but if any folks have some pictures and/or some examples, it'd be good to see them (along with general prices?).

    The house will be generally upgraded anyway with a back extension for a kitchen and larger main bedroom and proper fencing; within the next year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    gonna last forever
    Don't be daft - nothing lasts for ever in Thailand, especially when contructed by a somchai on the make

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    but if any folks have some pictures and/or some examples,
    Sure - here is my set up.



    Costs? Well if you have to ask the price... and all that.

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    ^ you'd think they'd have designed a bit more space to walk around the cars; I want better design than that!

    I suspect it might end up something like this with a metal structure connected to the side of the house, and with a concrete base.


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    ^ I put the posts in for something like this earlier this week because the cover I had came down in the last storm.

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    ^ what kinda budget you thinking, Humbert?

    & the base, a concrete base, should it be left to settle for a fair while? Our house was raised on some earth which we concreted properly for the house, but nowhere else. The dirt has compacted naturally over several years where the car port will be (weight of the car too), but I'm a bit worried that a badly laid thin layer of concrete will move and crack...

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    ^I guess about 25-30K. My port will accomodate two cars. I am doing the structure in steel and the roof in carbolux. I'm going to the states for a month and when I get back I'll build it out. That should give the posts plenty of time to settle in. I am going to do a proper reinforced concrete floor. I laid some thin concrete around the house last year and it's turned to shit already.
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    ^ hmmm, same same. Thanks for your input.

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    Betty, I love your home made carport. I bet you got change out of 10/- building that.

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    ^ I don't think it cost anything; FiL did the work, but looks like it was a temporary build!

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    Use footings, columns and beams simular to your house. Roof same as house. A 20cm reinforced concrete slab for floor. All something easily done by your average local builder.

    About 50k.

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    ^ thanks, Norts. I'm not sure what roof she'll do - that may be where the saving lie? I will inform them to do a nice thick concrete slab...

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    Whatever your missus decides to do, I'm sure it'll all work out in the end, Bets!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    that may be where the saving lie?
    Could well be. Roof tiles can be a big percentage of cost. However, properly done they withstand severe weather.

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    Looking at your house you could extend the roof like lean too but would only be good for one car.

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    ^ I don't care if the car port goes where it currently is or they go along the length of the side of the house (she could then drive a car into the bedroom...).

    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Whatever your missus decides to do, I'm sure it'll all work out in the end, Bets!!
    You have more faith than I!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Cost you 20k I recon to construct a lean to attached to the house. A couple of posts and some hardened plastic roofing material. Job done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Looking at your house you could extend the roof like lean too but would only be good for one car.
    Great minds, and all that...

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    Hey BB,
    Long time no talk. I have forgotten how to do pics but I am building a 2 car car park area with a shop for me and one area for my FIL. Mine will run me about 150K baht. I am doing it with same material I built the house with and a matching tile roof( I know a bit over the top but hey I did not want this nice house and a ghetto car park deal. It will have windows through out and sliding glass doors to enter my shop area. Honestly I am doing it up well as I will likely be living in it when the wife kicks me the hell out. Its a lot better then the chicken coop that I was having to consider. At least I will have lights, power, my motorcycle and all my tools. I have an extra little 36inch Samsung TV I might mount out there and move my smaller fridge. I might just have to piss her off so I can go stay in it..

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    Keep it simple , Betty .



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    ^^ Hello JPPR2, that sounds more like a summer house than a garage; sure it'll be very nice though.

    ^ Ahhhhh, greco-roman columns; something to consider!

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    Solar panels and a water heater on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2
    At least I will have lights, power, my motorcycle and all my tools. I have an extra little 36inch Samsung TV I might mount out there and move my smaller fridge. I might just have to piss her off so I can go stay in it
    "Do anything you want with me --- roas' me, hang me, skin me, drown me --- but please, Br'er wife, don't fling me in dat brier-patch,"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ Ahhhhh, greco-roman columns; something to consider!

    Good Idea Betty !!







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    Unless you do it properly, compacting the earth, rebar, etc, a concrete floor will probably crack.

    Easier and cheaper just to lay a base of sand and gravel and some heavy duty (2.5 cm) thick paving slabs.

    Ours is a bit OTT with three roller doors, but my builder came up with the astute observation that Thais prefer leaving their carports open for 'look my beemer / benz, etc' while farangs prefer a 'proper' garage.

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