MY house build to begin.

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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Barney » August 1, 2017, 3:50 pm

The wet weather has delayed some contractors lately including the door man, but the blind men arrived and started work.
Had to go and get the correct screws as they weren't told it was a steel frame house as the frame is directly around the window. Any way all worked out now. The steel frame has provided a very strong attachment.
We have chosen a mixture of a pull down blind and the hanging strip type as in the photos. The material for these blind styles allow you to look outside but you cannot look in.
To be fitted later, the kitchen will have a mahogany timber slat venetian blind style. Have to wait 30 days for these to be fabricated along with the different colour for the hanging blinds on the 4 sliding doors around the pool deck.

GF is very pleased with the choice we made on my last visit and likes the installation so far.
Total cost for all window and door blinds with fitting is 45,000 bht
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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by pal52 » August 1, 2017, 5:09 pm

Look really good Barney.
And the price is good also..
You will have a real palace when it is fully finished.
I have followed your thread & you have done everything with thought & care along with yours Mrs.

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Post by Barney » August 9, 2017, 4:38 pm

Looks like a slow day again on UM so you can watch my concrete dry. :D
GF has decided to extend the apron around the house and dog shelter.

Next project for her is the front fence and electric gate system. Haven't looked in town or BKK yet for a supplier of the auto gate. Do the gate motors have the battery backup in case of power failure, auto close timer when gate may have been forgotten to be closed, electric eye for auto open on exit? etc etc. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Made a reasonably big stuff up ages ago on the tiles for the pool surround so will replace them as another project for her. They are a bit slippery and will replace with a more non slip tile along with similar tiles for the stair landings.

Any way here's the drying concrete.
Oh I think it was 30,000 for concrete and 10,000 for the guys.

And the dogs swimming in the dam. :lol:

Have a happy day.
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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Fatone » August 9, 2017, 7:49 pm

Nice drying concrete Barney!

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Post by maaka » August 10, 2017, 7:23 am

good one Barney re more concrete, can set the deck chair out now, and the kids can kick a ball around in winter without getting muddy..

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Post by Barney » August 23, 2017, 7:58 pm

Just a small update for this week. My number 1 in the house is moving forward with the Internal house fit out for us to officially move in when I return, if the local monk gives a good date. :lol: :lol:

The local window and door blind people returned to complete the job, had previously fitted the blinds around the front and sides, as of today have completed the blinds for the 4 sliding doors onto the pool deck and 2 kitchen windows which are mahogany venetian blinds plus a couple of short non opening windows in the hall way and main bedroom. Had to wait for a different colour material for thee hanging blinds.

All up very happy and I think a good price of 45,000 for a full house of 6 large sliding doors and a heap of windows.
Test of time will prove if I am correct. But quality of the product looks good.
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Re: MY house build to begin.

Post by Fatone » August 23, 2017, 8:48 pm

wow! Look terrific!

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Post by Barney » August 26, 2017, 12:33 pm

Our guard dogs, have grown to big now and need to be locked away now and not kept on the chain. Actually Singto the male has broken the last few chains.
So my GF has had a temporary enclosure erected, well its not so much temporary and very strong, needs to be as he is on the 60kg weight now and if he jumps it will now hold his weight, fence can be dug up and moved later when we extend more fencing. The concrete poles are dug in over half a meter with steel welded fence. All fabricated onsite.
Gives the dogs some running space and adjacent to their house.
She tells me just under 50,000. Material and labour.
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Post by JR » August 26, 2017, 9:46 pm

We keep our Filas unchained. So far they have not eaten anyone.

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Post by Barney » August 26, 2017, 10:30 pm

JR wrote:We keep our Filas unchained. So far they have not eaten anyone.
JR
Same with ours. No eating of humans, But we don't have any other fences on the 4 rai. The female is still a puppy.
Unfortunately to many locals wander around through our property.
Just need somewhere for them when no one is home without chaining them.


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Post by JR » August 27, 2017, 11:26 am

Fence looks good and purposeful. We have a wall around the house area but nowhere else. Not needed. This is farmland and those who go here, go to their lands to work.
People using your property as public land, is a pain in the butt. Maybe make some ditches to make walking difficult? A trench around your property?

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Post by Barney » September 4, 2017, 5:01 pm

Just for more info on life in the house.
Latest from the GF to spend money on the house, she wanted a full timber cabinet. She decided to have one built from scratch, and not bought from a shop.
Sourced a furniture maker and he was given the project to start on the main dining room lounge area.
Is all part of her Fung Shui thinking.

With the photos I have been provided he appears a good furniture maker, has a huge catalogue and photos of things he can build. This job he designed, provided the timber from the mill she wanted and built the cabinet on site over about 10 to 12 days. GF told me he used about 8 or 9 coats of lacquer and finish coat. He is very meticulous with a quality finish..
Big double sided unit to the ceiling, 2800mm high, 2400 long and 800 wide. 400 front section and 400 back section. Mirrors on one side. Is actually 2 cabinets in one.
38,000 bht all up.

This is a very heavy unit and wont be moved around to much.

She will have him design other things and build into the house.
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Post by Photoman » September 4, 2017, 8:54 pm

Hi Barney
I have just seen a photo of your house showing a border detail around the windows etc ( I'll try and load a pic ) . Were these build in when the apertures were made or added onto the surface afterwards .

Thank you .

Roy

Photo here on my flickr site https://flic.kr/p/X8FC4Y

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Post by JR » September 4, 2017, 8:59 pm

Hi Barney,
Re. your new cabinets. What kind of wood Thinking about termites.

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Post by fatbob » September 5, 2017, 10:33 am

JR wrote:
September 4, 2017, 8:59 pm
Hi Barney,
Re. your new cabinets. What kind of wood Thinking about termites.
You can see by the method of construction it is 3 ply with a veneer face, looks like a teak veneer, depending on the type of timber used in the frame to fix the ply to will determine if it's caviar to termites, if the ground is treated below which I'm sure Barney has done with a system, termites wont be able to get in so no issue.

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