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    " The White House "

    The White House, one of the most recognizable buildings in Washington, DC, was designed by James Hoban, an Irish-born and-trained architect who won a competition organized by President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in 1792.......................


    So this Dublin lad decided to build his own version of it in Northeast Thailand.

    There was a real reason behind this build, that will be revealed later.

    I am 7 years married, with a Cool looking wife and a 3 year old Dublin born Daughter. I also have a 13 year old Son from my first marriage.

    To start off my wifes granmother gave her a very sought after piece of land when we got married, directly looking over a lake. 3 years ago I decided to build on it, never having any experience in technical drawing I drew out the floorplan with a Builder at a swimming pool bar, In central UdonThani...........Where better to start.



    Perfect in every detail. Sorry, cannot show you the upper level plans as I was pissed by the time the builder and myself got to " The Upper Level "

    So I left it with him...

    So we got 45 trucks to fill up the land to the proper height.







    ^ Thats it after the trucks and a dose of the Piles



    Here is the most important item for me , the view over a lovely serene lake. So then I started thinking BIG and I mean BIG. Big money as well.



    Nice view though.


    So in comes Bob the Builder.



    I was doing this by remote control. My job was to send over 700.000 Baht on a certain day every month. My builders job was to stick to the contract. I was losing my ass on the Thai exchange rate. It had fallen by 6 Baht to the Euro from the time of signing the contract. A well its only money. FECK FECK FECK.

    So in come the boys, all the best equipment of course. All the stuff used in the build was of A1 Quality.




    OH............ I forgot I bought 3 Rai around the corner for a million baht for the Craic as well ( Craic means joke or fun in Irish )




    More Soon Sabai

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    Warning ...Thread Hi-Jack

    The White House, one of the most recognizable buildings in Washington, DC, was designed by James Hoban, an Irish-born and-trained architect who won a competition organized by President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson in 1792.......................


    The Ch‚teau de Rastignac is a neoclassical style country house located in La Bachellerie, near Bordeaux in the Dordogne in France. It was built between 1812 and 1817 to designs by the architect Mathurin Salat (1755–1822), sometimes called "Blanchard". The house was built of limestone by the Marquis de Rastignac.


    Ch√Ęteau de Rastignac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    we now return you to your regular programming .............
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    The US of A....... (count the dots if you can ) would not have the Mortgage money for my GAFF Mid

    I am starting off slowly, like meeting a genuine untouched bargirl from Pattaya for the first time..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai
    meeting a genuine untouched bargirl from Pattaya for the first time..........
    Thats like looking for a needle in a haystack

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    Ooooh i like a good building thread, good to see you got the hang of the picture posting!

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    First things first though!
    Bloody Hell !
    First build a nice fishing dock on the lake with a sala on it !!
    Wire up a tannoy from the sala to the building site so you can sit there, in the shade fishin, with a cold beer and a pair of binoculars, and control the construction crew !!!

    Even though you seem to have started on the wrong foot best of luck with it and looking forward to the progress thread !

    I would imagine that if you get any problems there are enough spare brains lurking behind the Teak Door who will be willing to offer serious advice !
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    ^ It's already built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness View Post
    ^ It's already built.
    Everything OK then


    Just need the completion date, address, and when the Housewarming is then !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai
    meeting a genuine untouched bargirl from Pattaya for the first time..........
    Thats like looking for a needle in a haystack
    Props As I mentioned I owned a bar in Soi 8.

    Ermmmm its a joke statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Just need the completion date, address, and when the Housewarming is then !!!
    His had that as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai
    meeting a genuine untouched bargirl
    I like a man who dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness View Post
    ^ It's already built.
    Everything OK then


    Just need the completion date, address, and when the Housewarming is then !!!
    Ermmm............ Already had the house warming. A major one, nothing stopping me from having another one though, when you guys help me with the building of the interior bar and stuff.

    This is not just a building thread. Its going to be long but not tedious.


    I am a flamboyant type of charcter! ( To say the least )

    So chill out and relax, roll a spliff or something


    Anybody good with a hammer and nails??

    Poor quality image but I need it built Quick.

    I get my priorities right. Feck the garden gates for the moment

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    Who's going to make your bar then KS ?

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    Daveboy: As I said I am serious , I need somebody ASAP, Plus a pool table.

    Leo on draught

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai View Post
    Daveboy: As I said I am serious , I need somebody ASAP, Plus a pool table.

    Leo on draught
    I don't dought you KS just wondered if you had a contractor to do the work yet.

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    Ok . On we go

    I ordered these special ICI bricks for keeping the heat out in summer, and retaining the heat in winter. Forget what their called, except they cost a lot!
    I know I am very technical in these matters.


    They look crap at the present, they used Isopon or someting and the end result was spot on.


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    You realise that if you build a bar in your house that your home will never be empty?

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    Well aware of that BKKmadness. Daveboy my builder was top class in the end, but no good at the car paintery.....sorry carpentry. Any Ideas?

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    You could give this bloke a try can't say his done any work for me but could be worth a go.

    Alan the builder - Build a house in Thailand

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    Here that are starting the stairs. Fell down the bloody things twice, even with the bars around them, or whatever their called, maybe railings.




    Upstairs we go


    This is where I realised how high it was. Got my measurements wrong! Especially when the side eves of the house overhang the coppers premises each side

    Nothing a few cent didnt take care of in land registry I am supposed to build 9 feet from the nearest Wall/Boundary. Ah well shit happens.



    Metal things for holding up the roof.



    Excellent work their chaps, with my top class granite ^ I am only putting this in early, because somebody didnt read the FECKING PLANS.



    They went to great lenghts to ensure the Scaffolding was Iso EN 2002 Standard.
    I mean would you walk on that ^. Would you even hang a Tesco bag of Banannas out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Sabai
    I need somebody ASAP
    There are plenty of carpentry shops, you shouldn't have a problem finding a good one.

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    Thanks DD . In Udon though you have to sort of hold their hand to install such innovative things as a full blown bar, To Irish en 2009 drunken Irishman standards


    Daveboy I will try that link later. No I havent opened a bottle yet, just about to, Grolsh bottles 15 for 500 Baht here in Dublin. I would give them all away for a LARGE Leo.

    I will get get stuck in posting again.

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    Thought I get your attention: TENNNNN HUTT.

    OK the Dog is around so delete if you want; I can see a lot of people spewing their drink right now



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    No Worries No Clip.

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    So they continued using the ICI wall Blocks



    My worst fear the start of my famous "Too High" Veranda



    The wifes Mum wondering what is the crazy farang building ??

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