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    Structural blocks

    I will need to build a small 'shed' in a month or three and I was going to do it myself as and when funds allow. I think using blocks would be the simplest solution with the preformed concrete floor panels for the ceiling.

    How much are these blocks?

    What brands are generally used?

    What's the Thai name?

    In what sizes do the concrete floor panels come in and how much are they?

    I think that covers it for now...

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    Do you not have a builders merchant near you?

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    Using concrete floor panels for the roof is an expensive way to go, they are 30cms wide and whatever length you want.
    For the walls qcon blocks are the easiest and quickest, 60cm by 20cm blocks around 20baht each, although ordinary breeze blocks are 3.5baht each and probably not the best things to learn how to lay bricks.

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    I didn't think Q-Con would take a load?

    The panels are not for the roof, just the ceiling, and I have laid bricks before.

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    ahh, you mean cement board, 8 foot by 4 foot, probably less than 200baht each, for a small building qcon would work, I assume your not going for planning permission or anything like that, just need to stick plenty of ties in the corner blocks, 90 degree bent up rebar would work fine.

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    How big is your small shed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    How big is your small shed?
    Prolly 4x4 or 6x4.

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    just about the right size for a slave

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    just about the right size for a slave
    4X4 is a good size for a slave???? Just what kind of measurements are we using here?

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    Concrete board, 4x8 ft 175 baht
    Concrete block 2.5 to 3.5 baht, depending on qty. bought
    I hope your measurements are in meters and not feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    I hope your measurements are in meters and not feet.
    Yes, I'm living in the 21st Century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    I hope your measurements are in meters and not feet.
    Yes, I'm living in the 21st Century.

    yeah, he said 4x4, and he only has 2 feet, unless he borrows some

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    and he only has 2 feet, unless he borrows some
    I could easily get 8 feet, even without resorting to the jingjok population around here.

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    OK stick to your old fashioned ways then

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    be sure to make a picture thread out of the construction of your outhouse

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    with slaves inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'm living in the 21st Century.
    I thought you lived in Isaan.

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    If you're looking to build something like this, I'll give you materials list/quantities. 4mx4mx3m high concrete block walls on a 0.15m slab foundation.


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    is that your entry in the new comp??

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    Not a bad idea. Could call it Norton's slave quarters.

    Knowing Marmite, I figure he wants something cheap and easy to house his motorcycle and store a few tools. This could be an over design given his budget which has yet to be revealed. If this is close to what he wants can give him quantities so he can go and get prices.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    The reason I am thinking of pre-made concrete flooring slabs for the ceiling is because it will have a lightweight tin roof to keep the sun and rain off it.

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    ^^How much would one of those be to knock-up, Norton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    The reason I am thinking of pre-made concrete flooring slabs for the ceiling is because it will have a lightweight tin roof to keep the sun and rain off it.
    I am confused with your use of the term premade concrete ceiling. Not even sure why you want a ceiling? You can build a concrete block building enclosure with a concrete slab floor, put in some rafters (wood or steel), then attach a corrugated tin or composite roofing material on it. There will be no leaks if it's done properly. Just leave the "ceiling" open. Will see the rafters from the inside but so what. If you want a ceiling, use gypsum or something they call sa-mart board up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    How much would one of those be to knock-up, Norton?
    Somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 baht.

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