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    So... hes finally back at work after the rains, I am finally getting over that heavy cold.

    so...on with it!!

    He used the time to start planning for that roof, and has now started placing the steel onto the metal support ring I showed on those previous photos. It looks like we also might have to go for a different tile due to weight / angle considerations.

    I think, was it you Jonny who mentioned about tile issues?

    For sure I do not want a leaking roof! Nor do I want roof tiles coming loose 6 months after the house is finished. He's sent me another tile to consider. its still the same shape,

    I'm guessing this is one of those things that might miraculously wait until I am there on site (in 11 days time!)

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    Oh, my daughter had a baby in the early hours of this morning.

    Baby girl, Norah, weighing in at 8lb 7oz.

    All is well, and I am a very proud parent today!

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    Congratulations granddaddy, you wet the babies head yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Congratulations granddaddy, you wet the babies head yet?
    I'm not ready for Gr Gr Gra Gran, Chitty.... I cant even say it.. lol... might go with 'Unken TD' for now......

    My ex' new husband looks the part for Gr Gra Gran.... whereas I am still only 28......

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    and yes... a couple of shots and some very nice wine were 'sampled' last night.

    Cheers Norah!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    whereas I am still only 28......
    And dyslexic I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    And dyslexic I see.
    Damn, you're sharp, Norton.....!!

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    Roofing...part 1

    So... at last, after much deliberation, and waiting for materials, plus PJ's input, and a tile change, and of course rain, oh...and he cracked on with blocks, finally.....

    R O O F I N G ...!


    As a reminder...this is what its supposed to look like... Ayutthaya shape, over the master bedroom balcony (in this case), with the dining room below.
    Full wooden detailing, end-panel detailing, and of course window overhangs

    And here's where we are so far...


    We (he) stuck bits of steel together.


    The roof frame was developed...


    Then they started on the central support columns.


    That looks very high.... actually it is - roof to the top is around 5m...
    ...should help with heat dissipation.


    ....and at last, some roof-shaped pieces.

    Yeah, I know...still got a long way to go!

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    They were still finishing off around those window frames too...


    A nice cool location under the house - who can blame them!?


    The window frame finishing is all hand mixed...


    This one has already been poured.


    This one is on-going...


    Concreting the house, 2 buckets at a time!


    Of course you guessed it - the ladies doing the work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Of course you guessed it - the ladies doing the work!
    Yep. If the women of Thailand went on strike the country would come to a complete stop. They are the brawn and brains of the nation.

    Coming along steadly TD.

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    "I quite liked some of the Cotto designs too,..."
    TD FYI I have been advised that "The toilet seal in the Cotto model apparently is quite tricky to install as it is a closed-sided design and the access space at the back near to the wall is very limited, seems that many builders are having issues getting the rubber seal to fit properly."
    Congrats on becoming a grandad. Much enjoyment ahead.

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    Roof progression...


    Looking more 'n more like somewhere I hope to end up living...


    Jeeez its tall, isn't it!?


    PJ and K.Pot discussing PJ's Ideas. I think that's K.Pot on the phone cancelling his ideas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    "I quite liked some of the Cotto designs too,..."
    TD FYI I have been advised that "The toilet seal in the Cotto model apparently is quite tricky to install as it is a closed-sided design and the access space at the back near to the wall is very limited, seems that many builders are having issues getting the rubber seal to fit properly."
    Congrats on becoming a grandad. Much enjoyment ahead.
    Thanks for that interesting fact... I will bear it in mind when we are out cornering the market in toilets sinks and showers!

    Thanks for the good wishes, Radar, appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Jeeez its tall, isn't it!?
    It's not going to disappear on the landscape thats for sure! Though once painted & garden landscaped sure it will look good & make a statement!
    Congrats on joining the Grandfather club, I have been a member for a few years now.

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    Congrats on the little one, I have 8 of them living close to us, sometimes too close. It's nice to have them around but nice to send them home sometimes too.
    House is taking shape with the roof going up, I'm sure it's going to be exciting being on site watching it getting completed and being able to put some input in up close rather then through the lens of a camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    It's not going to disappear on the landscape thats for sure! Though once painted & garden landscaped sure it will look good & make a statement!
    Congrats on joining the Grandfather club, I have been a member for a few years now.
    Thanks for the good wishes, AP2.. Funny thing is, I always knew it was bound to come but once it arrived, I was not prepared for the status change!!!

    Jeez... maybe I gotta stop thinking my daughter is a lil' girl....!?

    She's a qualified Doctor, married with her own life and now the new addition to complete everything.

    No...she will always be my lil' girl ,no matter what....!

    Oh yes... the house... lol you are right, there's stil a lot to complete even after its finished and we move in...looking forward to that gardening bit too...

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    Question Time!!!

    Does anyone know where one could get brass or. y'know brass-faced electrical fittings?

    I'm talking about electrical sockets, light switches.,dimmers. etc..

    thanks...

    I know I can get them in UK, Dubai, etc before anyone jumps in, but they are not the Thailand plug/socket type, they are European.!

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    Answer time! - NO, least I have never seen them
    The wall sockets here all tend to be rather cheap with a plastic fascia plate, not very substantial like "others" you can get them in different colours though!
    Lazada is a good place to look for what is available, though their search engine is crap!
    Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Answer time! - NO, least I have never seen them
    The wall sockets here all tend to be rather cheap with a plastic fascia plate, not very substantial like "others" you can get them in different colours though!
    Lazada is a good place to look for what is available, though their search engine is crap!
    Good luck...
    Damn! I was afraid that was going to be the answer.

    I can bring switches n dimmers from Dubai but what about the sockets..!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Congrats on the little one, I have 8 of them living close to us, sometimes too close. It's nice to have them around but nice to send them home sometimes too.
    House is taking shape with the roof going up, I'm sure it's going to be exciting being on site watching it getting completed and being able to put some input in up close rather then through the lens of a camera.
    Dennis! Hi... I forgot to reply earlier...

    Thanks for the kind words.. this is the first one and the family are in UK so no chance of 'popping round' unexpectedly! Distance can be an advantage as well as a nuisance, sometimes.

    I cant wait to get back there now... 5 days to go. this will be the first time since he started, that's the problem with having to work still... contract restrictions etc!!! anyway, PJ and I have a lot of buying and deciding to do - kitchens, bathrooms, flooring , wall finish, etc etc etc etc.

    oh boy.. bring it ON!!!

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    Have a friend in industrial building biz. Will call him. He mentioned using brass from Mizuma, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Have a friend in industrial building biz. Will call him. He mentioned using brass from Mizuma, I think.
    Thanks Norton, that would be a help.. you know the sort of thing I'm after, European-style brass-faced switches and sockets.

    I can post examples if needed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Thanks Norton, that would be a help.. you know the sort of thing I'm after, European-style brass-faced switches and sockets.

    I can post examples if needed...
    Not sure but think so. This sort of stuff?
    Light Switches & Sockets - Chrome Light & Dimmer Switch - Metal Plate Sockets - Electrical Sockets

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    Here you go. Some trick stuff.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1460869

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    yes... that's it.

    I can get the UK-style 3-pin sockets here in Dubai but would prefer the Thai type socket if poss.

    Switches 'n'n dimmers are probably the same everywhere.

    Lets see what he comes up with...

    Thanks again.

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