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    Hardwood house Guessing game?

    ขายบ้านไม้เก่า ราคา 190,000 บาท พร้อมรื้อถอน





    Some examples of the link, this costs 190,000 badt and im very interested but what do people think (as best as they can from a photo)? I'm particularly interested to know what you chaps think about the one below.....?



    What is this marking just weathering or something more possibly?

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    just weathering, the rain coming through

    as for the price, what type of wood and the condition cannot be judged from a couple of general pics

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    ^ Ok fair enough, in that case what would I need to be looking at to know if the wood is good or bad?

    Obviously i can take someone with me, but i want to know a little more for my own personal understanding of what im buying.

    Just some more info in general would be greatly appreciated, as I am in UK i might have to make decision to fly out to get the ball rolling on the ones my wife has shown me and is interested in.

    Many thanks..

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    Just another point to make at this point, If i have a wood house which all the ones i looked at seem to have no maintenance and have weathered and lightened, what is the best thing to do to reestablish the colour in the wood?

    Do i plain or sand and then oil, do i use chemicals to strip???? Clearly as you can tell I am really clueless.

    The current house we are looking at is apparently 100 years old, its only held together by mortise and tenon joints and pegs no nails, northern style hardwood and teak.

    The age concerns me in that I'm happy about hardness but not about keeping the wood in good order any help would be greatly appreciated to this novice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Just another point to make at this point, If i have a wood house which all the ones i looked at seem to have no maintenance and have weathered and lightened, what is the best thing to do to reestablish the colour in the wood?
    Usually, old wood is planed and can then be oiled or finished with a variety of gunge

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    The current house we are looking at is apparently 100 years old, its only held together by mortise and tenon joints and pegs no nails, northern style hardwood and teak.
    if it is that old and the wood is in good condition, not too much splitting or insect attack, the price seems Ok. Usually, older houses have better wood as it was easy and cheap to find then

    You can calculate the value by measuring all the sizes and lengths of the beams,, the posts and the main floorboards

    find out how much they cost new and make a basic valuation. There is usually some guy in the village who can do that for you so your wife can take him along to have a look, pay him a days wages
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    ^

    Nice one that seems to be the same advice im getting across the board.

    The house that is a 100 years old is not this one pictured, its a lot bigger, northern style. Some parts are knackered so to speak but can be more easily replaced like railings etc.

    It has splits in parts of the wood on lets say a couple of floor boards and wall areas, and of course the roof shingles. Nothing i cant see being a difficulty replacing as the sizing does not seem to be irregular(overly large).

    It is a real character property curved, twisted hand sewn wood, but the wife says thats the one she wants so......., I must endeavor to make it work.

    I believe there are 30+ posts, 2 main buildings and terrace all for 250,00 Badt.

    I believe she has already got the poor guy down to 200,000 Badt but I need to go and get on a plane and take a look me thinks as well as some second hand scrap yards.......!

    MAny thanks

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    it sounds cheap enough

    tell her to go for it

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    Yes, i think we need to have a very detailed long distance call, and work out what its all about.

    Thank you DR.A and JAnda for your help!

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    tell her to poke a sharp object into the stained areas in the wood to see if it has any rot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick View Post
    tell her to poke a sharp object into the stained areas in the wood to see if it has any rot
    good point. The roof appears to have a good amount of overhang I was surprised to see what appears to be water damage inside; am doing up a similar style - it is 49yr approx - and no such staining. Or could be 'old' that looks like a newer roof?

    Plenty of other BMs have done a lot more on these houses, I'm new to it. Spent over half a day just getting a set of three shutters opening/closing/interlocking properly, the original joinery not at fault just a bt tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick View Post
    tell her to poke a sharp object into the stained areas in the wood to see if it has any rot
    this is the bet way, to do it correctly use a electricians terminal screwdriver, apply across the grain, if it sinks then u have rot. dont tell u what rot tho. fungus/insect attack, visual will tell u tho.

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    unlikely to be rot in an open area like that

    when the wind blows the rain can travel horizontally, so the roof overhang is useless and the water can stain the wood, quite normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post
    ขายบ้านไม้เก่า ราคา 190,000 บาท พร้อมรื้อถอน





    Some examples of the link, this costs 190,000 badt and im very interested but what do people think (as best as they can from a photo)? I'm particularly interested to know what you chaps think about the one below.....?



    What is this marking just weathering or something more possibly?

    cheers lads and ladies
    I have contacted this link as well looking at houses for sale for the wood. My concern is he wants a lot of money up front as a deposit (usually 30%) with another 20% when the house is dismantled. That's 50% even before delivery. If you decide to go forward with this purchase, it would be interesting to know how it goes. The guy said he would obtain all needed permission and paperwork to transport anywhere and "Not to worry." Those are famous last words here and I am not comfortable giving that kind of money until I have the product first. Have you asked how he would be paid for this house?

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