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    Its 2 floors but ground floor not built yet

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    Looks very spacious Pink, I can visualise a couple of those double swinging chairs, watching the sun go down, well done & thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    Yes, they all ( team, wife, her family) quite surprised that i want my electric inside walls ( in pipes) and that i want so many sockets, and that i will go for LED for lights, but its all given for me..its a must
    Yeah wiring in conduit in the walls is a bit foreign to many. I specifically drew out where I wanted all my wall outlets. Initially my wife was a bit confused. Now however after using them...she smiles and says good thinking.....

    Also have LED lights everywhere, was mandatory. Also some further thoughts, have them pull the power to where you want your air con. Saves drilling later. Also I had power pulled to few locations to mount oscillating fans on the wall downstairs. Most my down stairs outlets are GFCI and higher up so I can wash underneath. My home is elevated like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    Yes, they all ( team, wife, her family) quite surprised that i want my electric inside walls ( in pipes) and that i want so many sockets, and that i will go for LED for lights, but its all given for me..its a must
    Yeah wiring in conduit in the walls is a bit foreign to many. I specifically drew out where I wanted all my wall outlets. Initially my wife was a bit confused. Now however after using them...she smiles and says good thinking.....

    Also have LED lights everywhere, was mandatory. Also some further thoughts, have them pull the power to where you want your air con. Saves drilling later. Also I had power pulled to few locations to mount oscillating fans on the wall downstairs. Most my down stairs outlets are GFCI and higher up so I can wash underneath. My home is elevated like yours.
    Obviously, the reasons why they find the idea of hidden wires odd is that they've never been conditioned otherwise, as it is considered the norm - if not ugly and tacky.

    I've built a few houses and structures here, insisting that all electric not be exposed. It surely can be done - just have to find those whom are accustomed and skilled from convention.

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    Currently researching if i will use plasterboard or particleboard as inside walls materials. First i was planed to go for particleboard because they are stronger, but then i read its not easy to get particleboard walls looking good. This is regarding bedroom walls in top floor. I guess plasterboard have some thermal benefits when it come to keep rooms cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Currently researching if i will use plasterboard or particleboard as inside walls materials. First i was planed to go for particleboard because they are stronger, but then i read its not easy to get particleboard walls looking good. This is regarding bedrooms in top floor. I guess plasterboard have some thermal benefits when it come to keep rooms cold.

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    Keep in mind the humidity factor when making these choices, Pink....

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    Yes, currently the plan for walls and ceiling is plasterboard

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    Even existing exposed wires can be hidden. They will chisel into concrete and brick and bury them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Even existing exposed wires can be hidden. They will chisel into concrete and brick and bury them.
    Don't ask a Thai to perform these daring tasks, you'll have double the problems than before....

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    Thanks for the advice however I plan to get a local guy to do that at the farm one day. That is if I don't abandon it all together for a new place in a better spot.
    You may be right though about Thai labor. I've no comments on that.

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    I ended up buying viva boards ( cement/wood boards)for inner walls and plaster boards for ceiling in second floor. Currently insulation and prepare wood wall framing for the wall boards going on.

    Some times i thinking why i involved wood in the project... i got wood flooring and a wood wall, and lots of extra building time. Would saved lots of money and work going all blocks and cement on the other side i had not found or built this house if we not had buyed the two woodhouses, and i like it allot.

    For me with this team and this house its a must im on the place to fast correct things i not like. Im amazed to see some times they extreme exact, on other things no eye for details. But im always keeping my eyes on things so i can get things corrected right away without to much time and materials wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    For me with this team and this house its a must im on the place to fast correct things i not like. Im amazed to see some times they extreme exact, on other things no eye for details. But im always keeping my eyes on things so i can get things corrected right away without to much time and materials wasted.
    Being on site is the only way to go to avoid rework cost and disappointment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    I ended up buying viva boards ( cement/wood boards)for inner walls and plaster boards for ceiling in second floor. Currently insulation and prepare wood wall framing for the wall boards going on.
    I would have gone with plaster board on walls but viva board will work fine. Not familiar with viva board. What spacing is best for frame?

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    Plasterboards is great in many ways buy i dont like their weakness. Im used to 60mm space, but my team now wanted to use 40 cm, so then i told 40cm was ok. My wood is from 2 old houses, and i see now the team in some places use different thickness on frame, so i told them to fix that so all frame same thickness..who offcouse its a must under the boards.

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    Currently working to finish 2.floor now..ceiling, painting etc.. Im not shure what i will do with this wall yet..


    Outside we are setting up a fence, my team asked if i wanted stainless steel, but im going for normall steel, painted:

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    Last days we got insulation and ceiling in place, and im very happy to see how cold room are now with only windows/doors open. So the ideas and plans i made for a coold house seems good. I checked when its at the hottest time the shera outside pick up some heat, but its not transfer to inside wall. wall is wood frame, shera, foiled insulation, then viva bord. Roofing are steel roofing with isolated foil from Bluescoope, then foiled insulation in top of ceiling, then Gipsoy bords as ceiling


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Started roofing last day with bluescoope roofing, i did go with the foam foiling added on.
    Is that the Colorbond by Bluescope, or one of their other options ? If it is the Colorbond would you know the current cost/sq.m ?
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    Good looking combination of old and modern, but I'll be looking at a single floor house (looking to the not too distant future when stairs get to be a potential problem as I get older)

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    I only know its the bluescoope 0.35mm i think it was 115b per meter or so ( meter not sqm) + 40 per meter for the foil..

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    My team had a month off during season for planting rice.. We just got started up again a week ago. Yesterday i had a delivery of 5qm stones to use in cement.. Its was more like 2.5qm than 5qm.


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    How many rai on your principle property, Pink?

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    Here is another update, We just got started up again after one month building stop for farming. I i wanted to start on fist floor when they started up again. Now we are about to finish outer and inner walls. We use the 14-15Bath white blocks, they call them onebou or something here. Long time i was not shure if going on cheap blocks, but its a no brainer. This white blocks are great, and fast to build, and not getting hot from outside to inside. The total cost of blocks is so small part of the project anyway so my advice to other builders is clear. The used red bricks is to get strong walls for stears. one wall use both red bricks and white blocks, to get bot strength and temperature friendly ( even better if the red was inside and white outside, but they already got the red bricks up when i requested double it with the block. Anyway its not the sunny side so it will be ok)




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    Great progress! Keep it up

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    Thanks for that WarTom87, things getting more or less as i wanted, but it take some more time than planed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarTorn87 View Post
    Great progress! Keep it up

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    Can appreciate the simple and straight forward design, Pink.

    Practical without over exaggerated waste.

    Cheers...


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    Another building update..


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    Hey Pink . That's some real progress that you have achieved there. What a fine effort. I am well impressed
    Best Regards Ling Noi -Mike

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