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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    In the meantime the CCTV cameras, data cabling and satellite TV antenna were all installed.
    I love our CCTV system. Can remote access in from our smart phones anywhere with the talk feature. 4 of the 10 cameras are motion sensor activated and follow a person or a dog or whatever. They also alert us to movement. We have 2 across the pool diagonally for safety reasons and one looking at the gate with HD zoom capability on all. The others are scattered in strategic locations. I personally do not look at them all that much but my wife does frequently. But the times I have looked, they are a very nice. Its a much nicer security feature versus putting bars on doors and windows which will never happen at our place.

    Nice Job Peciacake. Place looks very well built. Now comes the landscaping part and some good shade trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Nice Job Peciacake. Place looks very well built. Now comes the landscaping part and some good shade trees.
    Thanks for your kind words Stumpy. Yes it is well build even by Western standards.
    The shade trees will go in as soon as the builders have departed, and plenty of them too. Coincidentally we were only discussing the different varieties to be planted this morning.
    Landscaping will be one formal rose garden backed by hibiscus as a feature view from our bedroom. We hope it will be close enough for the fragrance to come inside the house. The rest of the garden will be tropical, along the lines of organised chaos. Low maintenance with plenty of ferns, palms and ground coverers under a canopy of frangipanis. Plenty of orchids too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Was just wondering if anyone ever tried running the downspout inside the column?
    Yes, they have.






    Coincidentally, I had a house built in Bangkok many years ago with a very similar design to peciacake's except it was two stories due to smaller block of land. The inspiration was Qld country pubs with the 3m verandahs all around and above ceiling ventilation.



    When it was first built it was out on its own and the soi was called Soi Farang by the locals. Unfortunately this did not last long and we soon had neighbours all around us.



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    Did it stock XXXX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Yes, they have.






    Coincidentally, I had a house built in Bangkok many years ago with a very similar design to peciacake's except it was two stories due to smaller block of land. The inspiration was Qld country pubs with the 3m verandahs all around and above ceiling ventilation.



    When it was first built it was out on its own and the soi was called Soi Farang by the locals. Unfortunately this did not last long and we soon had neighbours all around us.


    Thanks Shy. Looks like a decent option to having external pipes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Did it stock XXXX?
    Not for very long at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Thanks Shy. Looks like a decent option to having external pipes .
    It is if in the original build drawings but too late for this build.

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    Yep, understood.

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    Update 20.06.23

    The builders were back late Monday along with Khun Pu.
    The plan is to complete as much of the outstanding work as possible this week:
    - Install Smartmatt flooring in 2 X bedrooms (see photos below)
    - Install toilets in 2 X bathrooms
    - Install bath & taps
    - Install vanity basins
    - Install skirting boards throughout the house
    - Connect waste water pipes to septic tanks
    - Hang 2 X external and 3 X internal doors

    That will leave installation of the solar PV system, water tank and pump & guttering along with the final paint. Not long to go now

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    More to come as work progresses this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    Not long to go now
    Closing in on the furniture shopping phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Closing in on the furniture shopping phase.
    Certainly are Norton. Spent the afternoon yesterday at Index Living Mall.
    - Wardrobes
    - Bedroom suite
    - Kitchen
    Three staff from Index came out this morning and measured everything up to make sure what we ordered will all fit.
    Great service - very impressed with their field sales team.
    They even brought their own laser leveller. Our levels were spot on, but apparently they often go to do installs in new houses where the levels are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Yes, they have.





    Sort of had a bit of laugh SG. Those outlets look like what I have seen at a miniature golf course I have played at with my daughters. Hit the ball through the windmill and it heads to the hole at the bottom. Nice concept though.

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    Progress Update 21.06.23

    Plenty happening on site today, with Khun Pu in attendance to keep things moving along as we get close to the finishing post.

    Here is Yuri and Pu along with R2D2 discussing the day's game plan

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    Continuing the Star Wars theme, the shower set for the on-suite bathroom. Pretty fancy eh? Need a pilot's licence to operate it.


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    The bath sits nicely in the room just the way we planned. And yes, it fits two people very comfortably....

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    I'd like to have shown a picture of the vanity basin and mirror that we bought from Do Home but it wasn't able to be installed. Kohler didn't put the legs for the vanity in the box.

    The second bathroom is in exactly the same state of finish as the on-suite. Waiting on the vanity and mirror cabinet to be installed along with the shower screen.

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    Following post shows the doors and waste water install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Yes, they have.






    Coincidentally, I had a house built in Bangkok many years ago with a very similar design to peciacake's except it was two stories due to smaller block of land. The inspiration was Qld country pubs with the 3m verandahs all around and above ceiling ventilation.



    When it was first built it was out on its own and the soi was called Soi Farang by the locals. Unfortunately this did not last long and we soon had neighbours all around us.


    I knew a guy in the philippines that built a queenslander in dasmarinas cavite, pretty much everything was imported, my mate was a brikky and supervised the job. He even had a windmill .

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    Further update 21.06.23

    Teak doors on Teak Door
    One of the key features of the aesthetic for the house was the use of teak doors. We had them in the plan from Day 1, and these look great.
    Very happy with the door quality and the install - the three builders who did the install knew how much it meant to me & made sure these look and fit just right.
    My plan is to finish these in good quality Teak preserver. It will be an annual task to re-oil them but I'm keen to retain the natural colour rather than finishing them in clear epoxy. Any suggestions on a good brand of Teak preserving oil would be very much appreciated.
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    Häfele double dead locks are fitted to the three external doors Yuri is happy to know these are a very strong lock, with a solid case and a 26mm dead lock tongue. No fancy digital keypads, just solid, functional dead locks that will last and last.

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    Chang Nhy took on installation of the waste water system. He is the hardest worker on the crew, leading by example. He could easily have delegated this job but took it on himself, digging out wet sticky clay that had washed into the settling tanks. No easy way to get it out, just hard back breaking digging. Every time I see him working I give thanks to Khun Pu for having him as the Chang for our build. His sidekick is less impressive - more often than not I see him doing a great impression of a statue, something he does with style.

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    More to follow soon as we ease onto the home straight.

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    ^ the doors look a little insubstantial imo

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    What did you do differently as I can't see your pictures, if I try to open them it says its an invalid link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    What did you do differently as I can't see your pictures, if I try to open them it says its an invalid link?
    TD web site playing funny buggers. All images uploaded yesterday from the same source using the same method. Won't even let me go back and edit.

    Here they are again:

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    malmomike77 the doors look a little insubstantial imo

    32 mm thick solid teak and bloody heavy. How thick would you be happy with Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    32 mm thick solid teak and bloody heavy. How thick would you be happy with Mike?
    joke mate about the pics not showing

    Is there a reason of double doors?, air circulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Is there a reason of double doors?, air circulation?
    It's easier for the forklift with the beer to get closer to the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Is there a reason of double doors?, air circulation?
    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    It's easier for the forklift with the beer to get closer to the fridge.
    That's one reason for sure SG. . But we did our double doors for circulation, ease of moving furniture in/out and in general they look nicer than a single door. Our Teak doors are extremely heavy. Can't be lifted by just one person and took 4 hinges to hold them up in the door opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    TD web site playing funny buggers. All images uploaded yesterday from the same source using the same method. Won't even let me go back and edit.
    This kis one of the great mysteries of TD, uploading pics. You can do exactly the same thing with variable results. Even on the same thread, the same day. Most will show and then some don't. It's all part of the joy.

    Nice doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    32 mm thick solid teak and bloody heavy.
    what are the plans for proofing them? urethane or oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Is there a reason of double doors?, air circulation?
    Stumpy is on the money - what he said. "That's one reason for sure SG. . But we did our double doors for circulation, ease of moving furniture in/out and in general they look nicer than a single door. Our Teak doors are extremely heavy. Can't be lifted by just one person and took 4 hinges to hold them up in the door opening."
    Could not have said it better myself - thanks Stumpy.

    what are the plans for proofing them? urethane or oil?
    My plan is to finish these in good quality Teak preserver. It will be an annual task to re-oil them but I'm keen to retain the natural colour rather than finishing them in clear epoxy. Any suggestions on a good brand of Teak preserving oil would be very much appreciated.

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