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    Today, 09:53 AM
    I have not seen many BoQs. Obviously, they have also been in Thai, and I never had the time to translate them myself. So I would be interested to...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    I saw another thread on another forum where people were discussing the warranty on Colorbond / BlueScope. It appears that the metal sheets proper...
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Hi Shutree, thanks for sharing this experience. We previously planned for CPAC Monier roof tiles, but are now giving serious thought to Colorbond...
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    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    There were a few things about the BoQ which struck me (as unusual). There appeared to be random items like bum guns and bog roll holders. However,...
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    I always knew a design like mine would be glazing and roof-heavy. But finally I had a BoQ so I could scrutinise the items and see just how expensive...
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    The architect finally provided us with comprehensive drawings. There were over 30 in total: planar views of the entire house; side views; details of...
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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    This is an excellent question. On top of the actual land division and the hurt and squabbling that caused, the obvious issue to us having a plot at...
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Hi TD! Thanks for stopping by. Yep, heat rises. Even a science-challenged humanities grad. like me remembers that from primary school. Our...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    Thanks to Google I know how this monstrosity is pronounced. Although I wonít attempt it. There is something about Dutch/Flemish...
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    My apologies for the lack of recent entries, I have been very busy with work and there have been developments with the house that I will report...
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    29-08-2021, 11:32 AM
    An excellent point, Ootai. It makes sense. Thanks for this suggestion. I am beginning to regret not having submitted this plan for scrutiny from...
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    28-08-2021, 12:19 PM
    Yeah, exactly, that would be too small; and on a long corridor would look weird. But like you say, it's wasted space. So, while it can't be too...
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    28-08-2021, 12:03 PM
    Thanks once again for the feedback, Luc. That story about the bed is a really important one, and has got me thinking about large items and the...
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    27-08-2021, 05:58 PM
    Thanks for that, Luc. I will discuss this with the builder and look at pricing. Colorbond is much lighter than cement tiles, isnít it? The structural...
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    27-08-2021, 05:48 PM
    Thank you for your detailed feedback and considered criticism. I am neither proud generally, nor of this plan specifically. Yours, Mikenotís, Lucís...
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    27-08-2021, 12:39 PM
    And this was a dramatically edited version. 😉 Thank you for the encouragement, Mike. I was sat with the architect...
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    26-08-2021, 06:07 PM
    The drawings were supposed to be here on Tuesday, but the architect has had to apologise for a delay. Final drawings will now be here by the end of...
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    20-08-2021, 05:41 PM
    There was me thinking I was being creative for designing my build in MS Excel. This is on another level. :D One of the things I have tried to do...
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    19-08-2021, 09:10 PM
    Good luck with that, Luc! I shall be paying attention now. Seems we are at a similar stage in our respective projects. You and I are now in...
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    19-08-2021, 09:06 PM
    Haha! Thanks for the complement, Luc. Wow! I hadnít seen your build thread; just found it though. I will take a look. I have not read any...
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    19-08-2021, 08:45 PM
    Thanks for stopping by, ootai, and for the well-wishes! 😊 Thanks also for pointing out your build thread. I will take a look. That bad, heh?...
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    19-08-2021, 08:34 PM
    Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, mikenot! Glad you got your land division issue sorted. Amazing what a bottle of Sangsom can do. I...
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    19-08-2021, 03:50 PM
    There was a bit of discussion about the necessity of posts being driven for the foundations. They were quoting B13,000 per pillar. Crikey! Their...
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    19-08-2021, 03:48 PM
    Last year while we were still in the early planning stages of the build, we were wondering whether to do the build ourselves by contracting...
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    19-08-2021, 03:44 PM
    Cheers, mate! 😊 The family has money, and would step in to prevent something like that happening, I have been told. It is more that they...
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    19-08-2021, 03:33 PM
    Thank you, Schuimpge! It's my pleasure. Believe me, there is already a lot I have omitted purely for reasons of time. I have very little of it at the...
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    19-08-2021, 01:15 PM
    Hi BoB, thanks for stopping by. 😊 My apologies for the tardy response. For some reason, your post was invisible to me until after I had starting...
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    18-08-2021, 06:39 PM
    I was glad that we had our got the job done in the end. We had enough land now to realise the project. It had been a long day. I went home sunburned...
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    18-08-2021, 06:38 PM
    Eventually, the day comes, and I have still not resolved the issue about how not to split plot 3 into four different plots, and I anticipate the...
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    18-08-2021, 06:35 PM
    The next issue was going to be formally requesting for plot 3 to be split up at the land office so that we could get a parcel of land in the wifeís...
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