Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    8,184

    Building a brick garage

    As many of know my goal this coming summer is to build a garage. Initally, the plans were to build a simple block 2-car garage with an attached workshop.

    Pretty good thus far. Now, the wife wants to build the garage using bricks to add to the atmosphere of our resort. She thinks one layer/course of bricks is sufficient to have an adequate structure. I tend to to disagree. She said she saw this type of building in CM. Sorry no pics...

    To be honest, I have never seen a totally brick building in Thailand.

    This issue has got me perplexed. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    In the UK, a single walled brick garage would use brick columns for strength, so you may as well do it the Thai way and build a concrete frame and clad with bricks.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last Online
    01-12-2012 @ 02:24 PM
    Location
    Sakon Nakhon
    Posts
    189
    The concrete posts hold up the roof, the walls are not structural. They just fill the space between the posts.

  4. #4
    ding ding ding
    Spin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,608
    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I have never seen a totally brick building in Thailand.
    I'm thinking that concrete posts have to figure in the construction even though they are not needed in your instance due to the fact that the bricks are capable of holding the structure upright. In Thai's minds eye, bricks are made of blamanche.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:35 PM
    Posts
    16,938
    She must be thinking of the "cotto" bricks. Regular cotto squares that look like good old American bricks.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat Texpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In your head
    Posts
    13,014
    ^^ What Marmite said.

    A two-car garage and attached workshop/shed is probably the size of a small Thai house.

    Concrete posts to support the roof, brick walls. If you want to leave the walls unrendered, be careful of the type bricks you choose.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    you may as well do it the Thai way and build a concrete frame and clad with bricks.
    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    To be honest, I have never seen a totally brick building in Thailand.

    most bricks in Thailand are not fired to a high temperature, so tend to be soft

    They are then not suitable for load bearing

    so they do as Marmite said

  8. #8
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    17-02-2013 @ 01:45 PM
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    450
    What you could do is tie every second course of the external brick wall into a internal brick pier (colum), Use the brick pier as the fromwork/boxing of a concrete colum, place in the pier, threaded rod or hoop iron stap and leave a couple hundred mm out. Use this to tie down your top plate. you could also do a double skin wall about a meter high, leave a cavity and fill with concrete, to give the structure some extra strength.
    Lift your feet!

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    8,184
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    She must be thinking of the "cotto" bricks. Regular cotto squares that look like good old American bricks.
    Exactly right. Project is more or less on schedule...

    Mid-June. Will provide pics and updates. Maybe a surprise or two.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •