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    Everyone has their own idea on this one - AAC...

    Everyone has their own idea on this one - AAC blocks, concrete blocks, red bricks, single skin, double skin etc etc.

    if its any help... at TD Towers, we did 150mm exterior walls and 100mm interior...
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    The roof develops! ...

    The roof develops!

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/05/749.jpg


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    Roof truss assembly K.Pot was on a mission to...

    Roof truss assembly

    K.Pot was on a mission to get that rood up and tiles before the rains came.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/05/744.jpg

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    Roof truss materials ...

    Roof truss materials

    https://teakdoor.com/clear.gif

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    Now...where was I...? Door frames Pictures...

    Now...where was I...?

    Door frames

    Pictures might be a little out of sequence from now on as all the photos are in one massive folder

    Not this first one though because there is only...one...
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    The basic premise that 'heat rises' should be...

    The basic premise that 'heat rises' should be remembered of course but heat also radiates.

    If you create a skin between the actual roof tiles and your 'ceiling', that's good, and bad if you do...
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    Hey NPT!... hows things..!? yeah... i missed...

    Hey NPT!... hows things..!?

    yeah... i missed the travel out by about 1 week and as a result... stuck here until everything comes to its senses and some limited service resumes.

    although its...
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    tick tock, Norton!!! I'm totally humbled by the...

    tick tock, Norton!!! I'm totally humbled by the support for the thread

    i have finished working now so i have a bit more time on my hands until the plane flies from DXB to BKK

    Will have a go at...
  9. So... I have a vested interest in this and am...

    So... I have a vested interest in this and am currently 'grounded' in Dubai with all the planes here stopping from the 25th March

    Previously on 21st March was this:

    The Thai version of the CAAT...
  10. Not just Thailand, Norton... ...this is...

    Not just Thailand, Norton...

    ...this is happening everywhere.. Concealment - some a little more obvious than others but..it is happening.

    KSA and Qatar obviously stand out - not one single...
  11. How the situation changes! As of this morning,...

    How the situation changes!

    As of this morning, now ALL incoming passengers MUST have:

    1. a certificate to confirm they are not carrying the COVID-19 virus
    2. a health insurance policy...
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    I got friends in low places, y'know.. *cough* ...

    I got friends in low places, y'know.. *cough*

    Will probably be a few hours too late
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    lol true, Mike! I might just add that as we...

    lol true, Mike!

    I might just add that as we speak, my employer is trying to bring the flight forward for me.

    Lets see....
  14. From today's web surfing: The Civil Aviation...

    From today's web surfing:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand now requires air passengers, Thai and foreign, travelling from 15 countries to show Covid-19-free health certificates and...
  15. This was straight from the Thai consulate...

    This was straight from the Thai consulate website, dated march 16th, and clarified the VOA situation for some countries and that visa issued (like mine) remain valid:


    ANNOUNCEMENT


    on the...
  16. the key thing in my last post was ''Travellers...

    the key thing in my last post was ''Travellers who have recently been in affected countries..''

    Who determines the level of affect?

    Nearly all the Worlds countries are affected


    I picked up...
  17. FCO advice, issued 17th March, updated this...

    FCO advice, issued 17th March, updated this morning (18th march)

    Thailand
    Travellers who have recently been in affected countries require a health certificate stating that they are not affected...
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    Very nice. Good job and interesting thread too! ...

    Very nice. Good job and interesting thread too!

    Thanks
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    You are most welcome Betty and I hope, as I said...

    You are most welcome Betty and I hope, as I said before, that it inspires more build threads to come to the forum (after all, we all like a good construction story, don't we!?).

    Thanks to everyone...
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    Good morning to you! We used these, same as he...

    Good morning to you!

    We used these, same as he used on zone 1 and 2.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/03/348.jpg

    I'm not sure if they are the best, but K.Pot started using them and...
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    Blockwork - first floor ...

    Blockwork - first floor

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/03/386.jpg
    This one looking into what will be the upstairs recessed entrance for the 2 bedrooms.

    The wall in front is the 2...
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    Blockwork - both floors external progress shots ...

    Blockwork - both floors external progress shots

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    Ground floor blockwork ...

    Ground floor blockwork

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/03/361.jpg
    The front of the gym is clear now, with sliding doors going in at the front
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    Ground floor blockwork ...

    Ground floor blockwork

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/03/354.jpg
    Again looking into that recessed entrance way but now further on, with the pool bathroom wall evident.
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    Ground floor blockwork Sorry for the short...

    Ground floor blockwork

    Sorry for the short delay between the postings - my resignation is now submitted and it has caused ructions (!)

    Never mind that, though...on with the tale...
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    Placing the first floor re-bar Not a lot to...

    Placing the first floor re-bar

    Not a lot to say here - its rebar, and he's placed it over the planks ready to pour the slab

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/679.jpg
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    Neighbours Oh yes... remember the Orbortor...

    Neighbours

    Oh yes... remember the Orbortor lady who raced in to buy the plot next to me for 500k? then got stuck with it when i did not 'play ball' and buy it off her for 1M? and then started...
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    OK... back from the weekend, and back to the...

    OK... back from the weekend, and back to the photo catch-up...

    Here is planks in place from beneath, for those interested...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/669.jpg
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    tbh I don't know how many will come - could be...

    tbh I don't know how many will come - could be 5...or 500!

    so many peeps will be coming to the first pool party , mainly cos so many have err...''invited themselves' along the way.

    ....better...
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    Lol you n me both HL, now that the end is in...

    Lol you n me both HL, now that the end is in sight, and my finishing date is rapidly approaching, i just want it 'done'

    Perimeter wall is working well - 2.5m on the road-side and tall enough all...
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    First-floor floor planks being placed ...

    First-floor floor planks being placed


    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/601.jpg

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    Yh yeah... there was that good luck ceremony at...

    Yh yeah... there was that good luck ceremony at the start, too...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/593.jpg


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    Car repair...
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    Pouring the concrete for the first floor ring...

    Pouring the concrete for the first floor ring beam

    Again, K.Pot made full use of his crane and skip, and I again confirmed why I chose him for this project
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    oops - pouring those slabs from the previous...

    oops - pouring those slabs from the previous post!

    See? that's what happens when you have tons of photos to upload and are rushing...

    Here's the pix of the slab pour - sorry out of sequence but...
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    [QUOTE=NamPikToot;4061319]Just over a month til...

    [QUOTE=NamPikToot;4061319]Just over a month til retirement TD:)[/QUOTE

    Morning NPT!

    I'm reckoning it's about 42 days (ie 6 weeks) from today.

    The actual finish date has not yet been...
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    1st floor bathroom slabs ...

    1st floor bathroom slabs

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/577.jpg
    Fitting the chairs under the re-bar

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    Morning David! Thank you kindly. Yeah - got...

    Morning David!

    Thank you kindly.

    Yeah - got a lot of photo catching up to do!

    .....stay tuned!
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    Thanks Mendip....lol we already have a couple of...

    Thanks Mendip....lol we already have a couple of the local hounds eying up entry to the TD Towers plot.

    I like dogs, cats too but... we will be traveling a LOT once we got established and no one...
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    I agree.. that 'natural' palm oil plantation in...

    I agree.. that 'natural' palm oil plantation in front of the place gives me a sense of that countryside every morning Im there!!

    (at least its not other development)
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    Got it in one, Norton!

    Got it in one, Norton!
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    Lol... I will be in the pool most of the time so...

    Lol... I will be in the pool most of the time so not too worried.

    The big room downstairs is the cinema.
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    Forming the 1st floor ring beam - steelwork ...

    Forming the 1st floor ring beam - steelwork

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2020/02/556.jpg
    There's always got to be a working@height drama situation, right....
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    Now...where was I? ahh yes.. building zone 3....

    Now...where was I?

    ahh yes.. building zone 3.

    Sorry, all, for the mammoth delay in finishing this story. A lot of ducks to get in a row at work and preparations to be made since i am finishing...
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    Sticky: We will be there as soon as I get settled...

    We will be there as soon as I get settled permanently!!

    (and when you have a gap in your bookings!!)
  45. I read this and beg to differ, a little (sorry)...

    I read this and beg to differ, a little (sorry) but it is crucial to clarify because this mistake is often made.

    yes, a foreigner cannot own LAND (there are some obscure exceptions to this)
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  46. Thread: 2+3+C

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    Morning all! 2 - 4 - B

    Morning all!

    2 - 4 - B
  47. Thread: The Amazon

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    Great thread - thanks. I nearly got to go...

    Great thread - thanks.

    I nearly got to go there when i was in Brasil but the cost of those internal flights - jeez, like twice the cost of the one from London to Rio!
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    Sticky: Congrats to you both! My, how the time races...

    Congrats to you both!

    My, how the time races past!

    Me? ...counting down to 30th March when I hang the work boots up for the last time, and start the next part of my journey.

    Your...
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    Hi and good luck with the build. Any idea of...

    Hi and good luck with the build.

    Any idea of the costings / timescale yet (or is that a secret)!?

    Am looking forward to seeing the progress pictures...
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    Great thread and information - thanks for...

    Great thread and information - thanks for posting.

    I will be doing a Koi pond to sit outside the dining room window in the future so this information is useful.

    Nice place too - lol... you got...
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