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    Shera Wood

    Just a quick question to the knowledgeable folks here. Has anyone considered or actually constructed a home using shera wood (or similar product) weatherboards and gib (gib rock?) interior walls in Thailand.

    Any cost comparisons to the more traditional thai construction techniques?

    Any thoughts??

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    that type of cladding is used , but not usually to clad a whole house.
    gib and steel framing is more common in new builds (condos) .

    definitely more common now than say 5 years ago.
    there are some here who could quote on costs..or have a look in the building thread.
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    Probably the first issue you will encounter is ... what framing system will you have?

    A timber wall frame? Termites are a HUGE problem in Thailand.

    The name for the interior lining is Gyprock.

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    Quite brittle and not suitable for fencing, breaks off easily

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    I was going to do something similar with Adobe for the insulation shera on the outside and rattan for the interior. a rustic build and very cheap to do and long lasting and suitable for countryside living.

    The cost is very cheap to.

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    [It's termite resistant.


    QUOTE=David48atTD;3599094]Probably the first issue you will encounter is ... what framing system will you have?

    A timber wall frame? Termites are a HUGE problem in Thailand.

    The name for the interior lining is Gyprock.[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    Quite brittle and not suitable for fencing, breaks off easily
    Yes we shall be replacing our fence with a metal one in the near future.

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    Lot of knock down home builders use it.Udon knockdown

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    If I was going the metal stud option for exterior walls I would look at A GP Dense Glass Board
    DensGlass Fiberglass Mat Sheathing
    USG makes a similar product.
    Sorry I could not find a Thailand contact for the product but I am sure it must be available there. If anyone finds a link I would also be happy to look at it.
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