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    My Isaan House Building Tread

    I decided to start a new tread for my building since my other treads discussed other plans, and i also see my last updates with photos was lost here. After looking and discussing different plans i had to start all over when my wife wanted to buy two old wood houses on two trucks who stopped outside near or home eating their lunch.

    The new plan is 147sqm x2, and kind of a mix of ideas and materials: ground floor is cement/blocks, second floor are wood post whith wood flooring, and there will be some wood walls. Outside will be sherawood. Windows are upvc, roofing is steel and will use metal bluescoope metal roof. Here is photos from first month of building.




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    Good luck, the builders will drive you crazy if they are like most of the ones I have dealt with over the years

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    interesting looking build!

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    Ours has just started to crack up after two years

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    Nice nice wait to see when your home finish...

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    Where /how/why it crack up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    Ours has just started to crack up after two years

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    Good luck with the build.
    Perseverance pays off, you will do ok.

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    Having a hard time to agree roofing color with wife and myself. For some time my preferred colors was grey first floor ( blocks) brown/wood color sherawod (not the prepainted brown) and dark green bluescoope roofing, and white windows.

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    Look forward to your re-tire tread with sole analysis

    Nice pictures

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    Started roofing last day with bluescoope roofing, i did go with the foam foiling added on.

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    Another update... Now most outside shera done and windows second floor in place.


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    Coming along quite nicely, Pink...
    Trust the updates continue!!

    [we could use more of these threads]

    Cheers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Coming along quite nicely, Pink...
    Trust the updates continue!!

    [we could use more of these threads]

    Cheers.

    Looks good Pink

    And I agree Thaimeme, we could use more of these threads.

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    Thanks Thaimeme, The building going quite ok,,, Its almost funny how my building team give me a tiny list of what they need almost daily...i try tell them we can buy larger orders.. But all in all its going ok.

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    Thanks JPPR2. I had to make a building tread after gone over all building treads here on TD for info and knowledge, it helped me allot. I changed planes 3-4 times before going for this house, and im happy for time spent on this project before starting up, and also under the way. I used long time on some parts of the planing and to decide roof, windows etc.

    Today i got the blocks for first floor, i ended up with the white B14,5 sold at Global House And Metro Home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Coming along quite nicely, Pink...
    Trust the updates continue!!

    [we could use more of these threads]

    Cheers.

    Looks good Pink

    And I agree Thaimeme, we could use more of these threads.

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    Hi Pink,
    Do you have the roof area insulated in the living part of the building or are you not bothering ?

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    Roofing have foam with foil, then i will isolate over ceiling. Most walls top floor have wood construction and insulated too.

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    Moving along fine. Looks you and builders have things in order.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Norton. They are experience team, most of them 40-60 and worked long together so somethimes im quite impressed how easy and smooth its going. I almost named this project "hybrid thai building" its full of compromises between me and wife and the builders, and a mix of new and old. On some parts i think its best to do as they know and used to.. the thai way, then on other parts like cooling, insulation etc its not easy to move me..

    When we bought the land i was very shure to not build 2 floor and just a small/medium size house on 100sqm or so, but after wife could not resist buying 2 old woodhouses whed showed up on two trucks, we started over with plans. Ground area on this building is 147sqm so its 2-3 times what i first planed. Top floor have much outside area, its a combined master bedroom and homeoffice, and a kid room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    but after wife could not resist buying 2 old woodhouses
    Reminds me of our place.

    Good luck to you, mate.

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    Both wife and her family/relatives was very hyped on this two wood houses so i told ok.. Later i found out how expensive wood is here, so i understand very good why many build with blocks and cement. I had to buy a buy some extra wood to get it right and enough.. One house had thick good flooring the other much thinner, so i guyed other old thicker flooring to get all flooring same and thick, then the thinner flooring is now wall. (the houses was not complete, but i got 2 trucks with usable wood)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    cooling, insulation etc its not easy to move me.
    Good. Same with electrics, water and sewage. Get involved.

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    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    cooling, insulation etc its not easy to move me.
    Good. Same with electrics, water and sewage. Get involved.

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    More photos from other angles..the stair in front is a temporary step.. Its 2 steps from the buyed houses connected together. I requested it, i did not like walking their bamboo step.




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    Very nice house, I like everything on one level and even going up those stairs look to be easy. Looking forward to seeing more details.

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