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Jazzman's green house


Stages of construction of Mr & Mrs Jazzman's house in Nong Bua Lamphu province on a $20,000 budget- no construction permission needed.

84 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2010
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Green House Motel


This album documents the build of our motel which is destined to create work for my wife & her family, and earn money for me to import tea, wine, and cheese.
It's a low-budget construction the way the Thais build their modern houses.

44 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
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Jazzman's electrical fittings


Just about EVERYTHING you need to electrify your house and not yourself. Quality fixtures & fittings.

34 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
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The Brickworks


Dropped a brick on your budget by going for Q-Con or Superblock? 99% of houses are built with these.

8 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2009
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Just a few of the things that will certainly go wrong if you don't watch your project like a hawk...

13 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2010
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KItchen view 3jazzmanOct 28, 2010
Kitchen view 2The cooker hood was got cheap for 6,500 baht from Home Pro, Udon. Normal price was baht 13,000 but it was in a sale because it had been a demo on a display board in the shop. The two-ring glass cooker hob cost about 4,000 baht (if I remember rightly) from Global House, and the stainless steel double sink and drainer cost about 2,700 complete with tap (faucet), drains, and underneath plumbing pipes and U-bends.jazzmanOct 28, 2010
Kitchen view 1We keep adding bits to this kitchen and it's still not complete. A breakfast bar still has to be built from the left hand side near the fridge to halfway across the archway. And the fridge will be replaced with a side-by-side. Cost: there is about 65,000 baht's worth of KITZCHO® units. The solid granite counter tops cost about 18,000 baht including installation. jazzmanOct 28, 2010
wall 5Then it fell over. One night of rain was enough. This wall will be rebuilt using correct engineering and correct drainage. Another 40 trucks of dirt will be needed to top up the infill that was washed away. Probable total cost: around 250,000 baht.jazzmanJan 29, 2010

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filling the formA measured quantity of mix is drawn into the 2- brick 'jelly mould' which is then mechanically vibrated. It takes about 15 seconds to produce and stack a pair of bricks. Two people working the plant can produce about 3,500 bricks in a day. That's enough for 290 m2 of wall, or about 1.5 houses the size of the Jazzman house. About 1,000 bricks were used for the motel.jazzman
Day 3. Pre cast columnsExcept for one rough sketch, there are no drawings of any kind for this project. The day was spent digging out the rest of the footings, laying concrete and the the rebar. By the end of the day eight of the twelve columns had been erected. There will be four hotel rooms, and the extension (not visible), will be a decorative steel covered patio for the pool with WC & shower, and laundry room for the motel.
Completely up-to-date rebar prices hve been posted on the forum.
Porch ceilingPorch ceiling made of plasterboard aka gypsum board, Rigips, or known in the US as sheetrock? In the picture is the recess for a downlight. Atilla has recesses like this in all his rooms for the ceiling fans. The Thais just love working with plasterboard since they discovered it last year...
Click an thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the clapperboard to start a slide show.
Continental European 'Schuko' socket & plug from BTicinoOriginally used in Germany for decades, this very safe system is becoming standard in most European countries (except the UK).jazzman
Timer module - side view.If operating higher amperage circuits than 16A, it is usual to use one of these coupled with a relay . The relays come in the same standard rack module. Timer cost: about 2,000 baht. Digital versions available.jazzman
Back filling the floor spaces.The floor spaces between the runs of ground beams were filled in using the leftover earth from the footings and some of the earth that came out of the hole for the swimming pool.jazzman
Consumer Unit LargeConsumer Unit (pre equipped, modified by Jazzman), steel box, for 12 circuits, eg; Lighting, wall sockets, kitchen, 2 water heaters, 4 air con, garage/workshop, perimiter lighting and gate opener, swimming pool (goes to another sub consumer unit).
Can be surface or flush fitted.
Brand: Green
Equipment: 2-pole 60A master, minature RCBO with variable senitivity, various MCBs from 30A to 10A
Price: about 3,000 baht
LimeLite blocks: flowerWe put two of these in the wall between the living room and the patio. The blocks are the same size and thickness as the normal glass blocks. These LimeLite blocks cost between 450 B and 600 B each depending what is inside them, and can be bought at HomePro.
Click thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the clapperboard to start a slide show.