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    Shutters struck and wrapping begins










    From master bedroom looking towards balcony

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    From master bedroom looking towards balcony

    You're going to have a nice view from your bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post


    You're going to have a nice view from your bedroom.
    Thanks, Dennis, yes a view over the palm oil plantation to the trees beyond

    Probably wont last once we have finished though... I expect other houses to follow!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I expect other houses to follow!!!
    There are definitely some pluses for having a few neighbours, I wish they would build another 3 or 4 houses around where I am, the lots which are all around 1.5 rai sold a long time back but never seen anyone near any of them in four years.
    There are negatives in having neigbours also! soundproof the house as best you can from the start!

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    Sealing the joints and prepping for floor pour...








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    oops - forgot these two ...




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    Finishing the column wrapping.







    please... no one mention 'Elfen Saftey'...

    ...these are NOT Elves, OK?

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    Finishing the slab edging.









    This is to contain the concrete when they pour the slab.

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    Slab strengthening around the columns













    Jeez...all those pics looked the same!!

    You get the idea, though...

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    Under plank support ready for the pour







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    This one still needs to be sealed from the top...


    ..and again.

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    Everything is finally ready for the 1st Floor slab pour.










    Looks like some weird, Easter-Island-type hommage to the great God Re-bar....

    Bring on the mixers, oh Great One...

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    And now... finally... here comes the concrete....

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    Casting the first floor slab


    I was wrong about k.Pot having a pump truck but he has got a crane n skip so ...all is well.


    Looks like a pretty good mix...


    Nothing is wasted - note the bucket on the floor to catch the concrete 'drips'






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    Casting the first floor slab 2


    Another load on its way up...


    Leveling up.


    This guy was a hard worker - no sun shade on the 'cab'


    Vibro around those slab strengtheners at the columns


    Not sure if this is really worth in but OK... nothing lost.


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    Looking good.

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    Casting the first floor slab 3


    The chief drip-catcher with bucket in hand


    Slowly the mesh disappeared...




    Starting the next section - note the slab 'caulking' in the foreground




    The skip on the way up with yet another load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Looking good.
    Thanks Norton.. you been away?

    I missed your comment!

    Maybe you were hiding in the wine cellar from the Songkran celebrations..??

    (I could think of worse places to hide...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    That mix looks good. Not the usual overtly wet, but easy to spread mix that the Thai's usually use.

    Did the building order anything special?

    Do an on-site slump test?

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    This thread is extremely interesting and informative. A must read for those planning to build a house in Thailand.

    Great stuff Dhupp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Thanks Norton.. you been away?
    Nope. Not away. Check in couple times a day but only comment when I have something to add. No wine cellar here. Water table is too high but I do tend to remain indoors during the insanity of Songkran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    That mix looks good. Not the usual overtly wet, but easy to spread mix that the Thai's usually use.

    Did the building order anything special?

    Do an on-site slump test?
    I don't think it was special, David, only 'correct' i.e not flooded. He caulked up the plank gaps pretty good before pouring. I will find out the blend and post it later.

    Slump test?, maybe... I will check with him. I did not ask it in the contract but knowing him, he's as likely as not to have done it anyway, for HIS peace of mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    This thread is extremely interesting and informative. A must read for those planning to build a house in Thailand.

    Great stuff Dhupp.
    Hey, LT, thanks, and glad you like it! I hope to keep it up all the way to the end.

    If others find it useful as inspiration or explanation, then I am doubly happy.

    Onward, onward... oh..wait a minute... I think the workers had some time off for Songkran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Nope. Not away. Check in couple times a day but only comment when I have something to add. No wine cellar here. Water table is too high but I do tend to remain indoors during the insanity of Songkran.
    hmmmm... a water-cooled wine cellar... has 'possibilities' (makes note to speak to k.pot.)

    I suppose your wine seller is over at 7.11?!

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    First floor slab - brushed finish













    So... that's the pour over... and probably a bit of a wait now while K.Pots's trusty workforce get back from 3 days of drinking coffee in the library in town... or something...

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    In fact... there endeth ... Stage 3.. so I am guessing PJ has already received the ''Bill'.

    Guess I better get to the bank here n send a few dirhams over to keep it running smoothly!!!

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