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    Great thread, Klondyke and good luck with getting...

    Great thread, Klondyke and good luck with getting back to full fitness.

    Seems like you have that recovery plan well under control!
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    Hey, manc... thanks for the comment... glad you...

    Hey, manc... thanks for the comment... glad you found it useful.

    It's exactly what I tried to do - tell the build story and maybe help others coming behind me.

    We were in Chonburi not so long...
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    Morning! Like most, I suppose, we are not...

    Morning!

    Like most, I suppose, we are not really travelling around too much, but we are not completely 'hermiting' either. aside from the 90-day reporting trips, we have been to Lat Krabang and...
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    Me too! lol, thanks Norton for your...

    Me too!

    lol, thanks Norton for your contributions over the build...much appreciated!
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    Thanks TRK, and, as promised, update garden pics...

    Thanks TRK, and, as promised, update garden pics will follow in due course!
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    Many thanks LoyToy for that and for your...

    Many thanks LoyToy for that and for your contributions over the build!
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    Finishing the thread - ''and finally...''' A...

    Finishing the thread - ''and finally...'''

    A few random pix to set the scene for where we are now:

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/232.jpg
    Better photo of that pool zone.
    It will...
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    Thanks so much! We got there in the end, and...

    Thanks so much!

    We got there in the end, and ....I got here in the end!

    I will probably do n 'update' in 6 months or so , mainly for the garden.
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    Finishing the thread - taming the jungle within...

    Finishing the thread - taming the jungle within the boundary wall.

    I was actually looking forward to the point when i would be able to 'potter about' in the garden.

    The reality is somewhat...
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    Well, we are already on Google maps, and there...

    Well, we are already on Google maps, and there are already 3 reviews, so you could be right!

    Google Maps




    I enjoyed telling the tale, and I hope it kept one or two of you suitably...
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    Me too! The first hurdle would be getting the...

    Me too! The first hurdle would be getting the planning permission and there it would stop because I do not think it would be granted for this place, not in UK anyway.

    Academic though. cos I'm in...
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    Great thread? Thank you kindly, sir I think he...

    Great thread? Thank you kindly, sir

    I think he was only providing the 'muscle'...she was doing all the assembly! He has got the standard-issue Asian safety helmet on, at least...

    Sadly, all...
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    Being 100 clicks from the relatives, we do not...

    Being 100 clicks from the relatives, we do not have that option but... there are plenty of smaller houses near by all with family of varying ages. A quick call to the OrBorTor, who knows everyone,...
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    Finishing the thread - house elevations. It...

    Finishing the thread - house elevations.

    It was a bit grey, wet and thundery - I got rained on - but here are some shots of the outside of the house.

    ...
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    Finishing the thread... What.. really? ...

    Finishing the thread...

    What.. really?

    Yes... we are almost at the end... firstly, here are a few random pix of the inside of the completed house.
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    Does that mean you too are getting 'servants' and...

    Does that mean you too are getting 'servants' and if so, full time live in or drop by on a daily basis by agreement?

    ...or are you going to move to a smaller place!?
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    Greetings, ootai, hope all is well with you and...

    Greetings, ootai, hope all is well with you and everyone is staying safe...

    Servants? theres a thought. ultimately, yes there will be 'assistance' but not live in.

    It will be in the form of...
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    Flooring All the floors in zone 3 are tile -...

    Flooring

    All the floors in zone 3 are tile - no wood. We could select any tile we liked with a generous budget from K.Pot and should they be more expensive we just paid the difference.

    Here are...
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    Bathroom (Pt 2) Ok.. inside now... ...

    Bathroom (Pt 2)

    Ok.. inside now...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/176.jpg
    Tiling in the bathroom

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/177.jpg
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    Bathrooms (and services) There are 2 bathrooms...

    Bathrooms (and services)

    There are 2 bathrooms upstairs, one each for bedrooms 3 and 4, and a further shower room downstairs between the gym and media room (no...not for a cold shower half way...
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    And while they were doing zone 3... There was...

    And while they were doing zone 3...

    There was another job, not really a snagging list item from zone 1 but it still needed doing.

    When K.Pot put the staircase in, there was some confusion (with...
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    Windows / shutters Yeah... we need them too! ...

    Windows / shutters

    Yeah... we need them too!

    Actually i dont have any pix of them being fitted, only these delivery shots:

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/132.jpg
    ...
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    Hi Norton, better wait 'til I finish the pool?!

    Hi Norton, better wait 'til I finish the pool?!
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    Thanks, Bogon. Hopefully this time, I will...

    Thanks, Bogon.

    Hopefully this time, I will get all the posts completed including some full width shots from all angles.

    Joking.. I WILL get them all posted this time. got all the photos sorted...
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    Ceilings Pretty much standard suspended...

    Ceilings

    Pretty much standard suspended ceiling arrangements but on the upper floor, again I raised up the centre another 80cm, giving a ceiling height of 3.8m, helping to lift hot air away from...
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    Internal walls Walls forming the room...

    Internal walls

    Walls forming the room dividers, etc. followed those from the zone1/2 build. 100mm AAC Blockwork which was then plastered and painted.
    (The pictures are a little 'out of sequence'...
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    External walls So, as with the other zones, we...

    External walls

    So, as with the other zones, we need to create that 'wood effect' on the upper floor.

    Once again, here is K.Pot's team doing just that:
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    ooops.... I forgot to scale down the photos -...

    ooops.... I forgot to scale down the photos - sorry
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    Roof insulation If you remember from last...

    Roof insulation

    If you remember from last time... there are 2 layers of insulation - one under the roof tiles and one over the suspended ceilings

    Here is the tile insulation going in...
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    Roofing Tiles were delivered... ...

    Roofing

    Tiles were delivered...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/30.jpg

    Insulation was delivered... (ignore the big red arrow... it was to show me where the tiles were in case I...
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    Extending the roof in zone 2 K.pot made the...

    Extending the roof in zone 2

    K.pot made the overhang a bit short so, while he was doing zone 3, we extended the zone 2 overhang

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/27.jpg
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    Gables Of course, we had to manufacture these...

    Gables

    Of course, we had to manufacture these too, to match the existing

    K.Pot was right on it...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/15.jpg
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    The roof work also included the shades under the...

    The roof work also included the shades under the roof

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/21.jpg
    inside wall of zone 3, looking across from the existing house
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    where did we leave off? ahh yes.. the roof on...

    where did we leave off? ahh yes.. the roof on zone 3

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/10.jpg

    So...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2021/03/11.jpg
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    So... Here's the finished house. hope you like it...

    So... Here's the finished house. hope you like it and thanks for the interest over the few months it took to build and tell the...

    ..what?

    Oh.. you want the bit 'in between'?

    OK.. finally,...
  36. My 10Cents, for what its worth... As already...

    My 10Cents, for what its worth...

    As already mentioned, the flooding potential, the neighbourhood potential (animals, unruly neighbours, disco next door, etc) and the good insulation all very...
  37. Post Script. To 'seal the deal', as it were, I...

    Post Script.

    To 'seal the deal', as it were, I needed to convert that temp visa into something more 'permanent'

    Yes... my visa was 12-month, but thats not 12 continuous months with 90-day...
  38. Day 15 13th August Not surprisingly, I was...

    Day 15 13th August

    Not surprisingly, I was awake and up early, even though they were not coming until 9am

    I passed on the breakfast, because we were heading to Khoonsin restaurant as soon as...
  39. Day 13 - 14 11 and 12th August Now it was...

    Day 13 - 14 11 and 12th August

    Now it was just a case of staying out of trouble and waiting...watching the clock tick down.

    Yeah, I had the countdown timer on my phone!

    The revised...
  40. Good news!!! So...thats me n You sorted out. ...

    Good news!!!

    So...thats me n You sorted out.

    I wonder how many other members have made the trip back, or...are in process of doing so?
  41. 1. build kitchen - ongoing 2. buid master...

    1. build kitchen - ongoing
    2. buid master bedroom closet - not even started
    3. purchase car - ordered awaiting delivery
    4. concrete the drive - easy...employ k Pot
    5. construct the car port -...
  42. Lol I agree about the food temperature but in the...

    Lol I agree about the food temperature but in the SM, it was remedied with one phone call, and all my meals came piping hot after that.

    The Dubai Consulate-General went above and beyond to help me...
  43. Hey OhOh! thats fantastic! Its such a sense of...

    Hey OhOh! thats fantastic!

    Its such a sense of relief when all you have to do is wait for the release date.

    Overall, how did you rate your ASQ?

    for me, the SM was an 8 out of 10 (as an ASQ)....
  44. Day 11 9th August Once again, I was awake...

    Day 11 9th August
    Once again, I was awake early and pre-occupied with the COVID19 testing.

    Again it was scheduled for 1000 but this time there was no doubt – I knew exactly what to expect.
    ...
  45. At the start of all those repat flights, THAI...

    At the start of all those repat flights, THAI were 'taking the lead' as the flights were being organised through the Thai embassies / Consulates, but the carriers of those countries were also looking...
  46. Afternoon! You were too quick for me there - I...

    Afternoon!

    You were too quick for me there - I edited and removed that last line, since its a 'sure thing', LOL.

    ...and here's me thinking everyone would be on a sleepy Sunday afternoon until...
  47. Our outlook Suvarnabhumi Airport Some look out...

    Our outlook Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Some look out on the hustle-bustle of central Bangkok, some (the uber-rich) get swaying palms and a private pool (and a 500,000 THB bill), some get a room with NO...
  48. Day 8, 9 and 10 6th/7th/8th August The next...

    Day 8, 9 and 10 6th/7th/8th August
    The next three days basically followed the routine.

    The only difference, with the coffee shop (and gym) still closed was that we were making use of our time...
  49. When i did the 'why i need to come..''...

    When i did the 'why i need to come..'' submission, i broke it into 3 areas - 1. economic - what i will be spending - new car etc, 2- medical - the (potential) need for me to attend hospital with...
  50. Good luck with that - you're nearly there! how...

    Good luck with that - you're nearly there!

    how are YOU finding the incarceration?
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