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    Faux Brick/Stone Walls

    I want to make a fake stone wall like this.



    I showed this to our contractor and he has come back to us with a price of 3,780bt per square meter for just the materials, which seems overly pricey to me.

    I thought we were just gonna order a truck load of cheap bricks and have the guys make it but it turns out that it comes in pre-made sheets.

    That's from these guys. antique-stones

    Has anybody here used these 'sheets' of fake bricks before and can remember what they paid?

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    I have seen these used at a friends property in Bali. Anyar Estates. He has about 6 swimming pools done in them, they look fantastic. You could email him and ask where he gets them, he is a great guy, friendly chap from Birmingham. Nigel is his name. Bali Villa Accommodation :: Bali Villas :: Private Bali villas :: Luxury Bali villas :: 2, 3, 5 Bedroom Bali villas

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    3,780 baht per sq. meter sounds WAY pricey- the only way it could be justified would be if it's made from some exotic material (which it doesn't appear to be).

    They sell that stuff in HomePro- have you gotten a price from there?

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    I'll stand correction on this....but from memory I think the polished granite imported from India is about that price...4500 baht sq mtr....

    it goes with the territory...you have to price and shop for everything here...
    otherwise they will cheat you...the quote you have looks high....

    there is even a market for empty plastic paint buckets...the priemum brands...
    the empties are refilled with inferior paint and passed off by building contractors as the quality products....
    i am just the nowhere man...
    living in the nowhere land...
    forever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby maker
    I'll stand correction on this....but from memory I think the polished granite imported from India is about that price...4500 baht sq mtr....
    Yeah that sounds about right. We got some Black African granite for the floor that was 4,500bt/sqm.

    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    They sell that stuff in HomePro- have you gotten a price from there?
    Not yet, I'll check it out but I can see them being even more pang.

    I've just found these guys.
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    Gonna get a separate quote from each myself, without involving the contractor.

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    Seems pricy to me. If I remember rightly; you are supposed to to use a rather expensive perpose made grout for tilling swimming pools. But I cannot imagine it costs that much. Maybe you need a particually rare type of tier with cross eyes and serious perception glasses to get wavy lines of tiles rather than the straight ones

    But seriously Baby Makers hint about always buying the materials yourself; is very very good advice and one I have never failed to follow

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    Time to go brick shopping I reckon.

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    I was impressed when i saw the photo the bricks appear to be locked in
    do not see that in thailand very often.
    then i read further and saw its a fake wall, cladding.
    have seen some classic walls
    not that i would stay in the building

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    I might be a little concerned by Antique Stones slogan....''The best catering services for you''

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover
    I was impressed when i saw the photo the bricks appear to be locked in do not see that in thailand very often. then i read further and saw its a fake wall, cladding. have seen some classic walls not that i would stay in the building
    It's gonna be an outdoor garden feature, part of it will go into a fountain.

    Quote Originally Posted by toslti
    I might be a little concerned by Antique Stones slogan....''The best catering services for you''
    The other site is "Make your wish fulfill." They both sound more like massage parlors than stone masons.

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    They use cheap looking 'sandstone' ones up here to turn a 1.5 million baht home into a 10 million baht home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    They use cheap looking 'sandstone' ones up here to turn a 1.5 million baht home into a 10 million baht home.
    Yes, I just bought some at 200 baht a square metre. Not too bad considering the price but I'm having to do it myself as when you get them home you see there are a lot of spoilt ones or ones too way off colour. O.K. for a huge area but not small.

    I spent a couple of hours weeding out the dud ones yesterday then laying them flat on the floor in order to make sure that when they go up they don't look too bad. Nonethless I reckon I've got about 25% wastage.

    Best to check out all the local suppliers until you find something you like FP.
    Pretty easy to put up yourself though so no need to get someone in for it unless you don't have much free time.

    Like this :







    Probably a bit naff for a posh geezer like you TP but cheap as chips if you don't mind the hassle of getting your hands dirty.
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    Not at all, there's a bit of a price difference between 200bt and 3,780, and probably a whole range in between.

    Where did you get them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Not at all, there's a bit of a price difference between 200bt and 3,780, and probably a whole range in between.

    Where did you get them from?
    In Bangyai at a specialist shop right at the end Of Rattanatibet road opposite the Bank of Ayuddhaya. Normally 300 a metre but on offer. They came in two lengths, 20 cm or 25 ( er....or thereabouts ) 5cm wide. You can see in the picture that I bought some of each so that I could stagger them without to much cutting.
    Even bought a cheap grinder for 390 at Big C to do any cutting required. They go up easily enough with glue.

    The reason I'm doing it myself is that as I said, I had to unwrap them all ( they come in bundles of 5 ) and sort out the duds . A builder won't be too bothered. He'll just stick them up as they come. As I'm only doing a small area ( about 1.5 square metres ) as a backdrop to our water feature I can afford to be picky and slow. If you're doing a big area they have other types ( nicer ) about 40 cm by 20 at around 35 baht each but you have to order 10 days in advance for delivery.

    Your best bet is to shop around locally first at Home Pro etc to see what available. You should be able to find the same as the above for not more than the regular 300 a square metre.

    The key to success is shopping around

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    Cheers Bangyai.

    We are doing a large area, so I'll need a big delivery. I've probably got a better chance of a discount at a builders merchant than a home pro.

    I'll take a trip to the place you recommended tomorrow if there's no flooding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Cheers Bangyai.

    We are doing a large area, so I'll need a big delivery. I've probably got a better chance of a discount at a builders merchant than a home pro.

    I'll take a trip to the place you recommended tomorrow if there's no flooding.
    Not sure about the delivery thing. I guess if you have a big order they will probably do it but you might need to spend a few thousand baht first.

    A word of warning. If you are heading north on the outer ring road , a lot of the underpasses are flooded. This is forcing people to use only the elevated U turns which are few and far between so there are some long queues and traffic jams. Using Rajapreuk Road might be quicker.

    Secondly, whatever you do, don't overshoot the Rattanathibet / Ring Road junction as you get to Bangyai as beyond that point there is always a big traffic jam as the road is constricted because of the BTS railway construction work and the next U turn is a fair way up.

    I should also say that another place that has a really beautiful selection of antique effect brick tiles is Grand Home Mart on the Rattanathibet/Ngam wong warn road. To get there, cross the river on Rattanathibet road ( using the old bridge which connects to the frontage road, then once you have crossed the river and driven about 1 - 2 k Grand Home Mart is on the left immediatly before the Bangkok Bank.
    Really lovely stuff in here but could be in the 1 - 2000 baht a metre range but at least the tiles are bigger and will go up quicker.

    If you need any info PM me your phone number and I'll give you a call or come with you if you like. However, I still think there will be something similar nearer where you live.......up to you

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    Thanks again, I'll drop you a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The key to success is shopping around
    and making sure you put them on straight


    anybody want to buy some real antique bricks, reclaimed from a 1930's factory

    I have around a cubic metre pile, I haven't counted them

    they are left over from laying our terrace

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The key to success is shopping around
    and making sure you put them on straight


    anybody want to buy some real antique bricks, reclaimed from a 1930's factory

    I have around a cubic metre pile, I haven't counted them

    they are left over from laying our terrace

    Those look fantastic. Where did you find them?

    Do you get much breakage / sand with them being used for walking on?

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    come on prince, we need an update

    please and thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino
    Those look fantastic. Where did you find them? Do you get much breakage / sand with them being used for walking on?
    I did break a couple when I parked my truck on them, but in general, no problems

    I went to my local brickyard to see what she had; there was a small pile of them to one side so I asked about them. She sent her men off to demolish some more walls of an old cigarette factoryto get me enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    come on prince, we need an update
    Yes sir!

    So the quote I got from the original contractor was 3,780 baht per/s.m for the bricks plus 1,000 baht per/s.m to prepare the wall and install it. He rounded it down to 4,500 baht per/s.m.

    Bugger off mate.

    My new contractor has quoted 500bt per square meter to prepare and install the bricks and I go and buy my own bricks. Still an expensive build but this guy come recommended and we're in a bit of a rush now.

    So I went out brick shopping. I started off at Homepro on Rama 2 and I was then heading over to Grand home Mart but there was some flooding so I jumped on the expressway and went to Boonthavorn on Ratchadaphitsek.

    Here's what I found, first off Homepro.

    1,310bt


    1,030bt


    1,030bt


    1,155bt


    I think these next 2 pics were around 1,000bt




    Then over to Boonthavorn.

    2,500bt (might pick this one)


    Or this one, about the same price when you factor in using two sizes of bricks and using 2 different colours. We are looking at the second and fourth brick from the top.


    2,667bt They look a bit garish in the photo but I actually really liked them. We decided in the end that it probably wouldn't go with our color scheme.


    2,500bt These were my favorites but we've already got a black granite floor so it would be too dark. These were really black (they look a bit grey in the photo) and have a nice randomness to the brick sizes.


    2,500bt these are still in contention.



    I'll post some before and after shots of the wall when it's completed.

    Edit: Forgot to mention that Homepro want 30 days for delivery and Boonthavorn can deliver in 4 days.

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    If you are intending using them on the outside of the house get the contractor to seal them this will help prevent dirt as well as seepage through the stone. I just had a quote for welsh type slate to be cut and butted on the outside of my terrace area including all materials /fitting and sealing for 36 sq mtrs 10 days work 30,000 baht

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