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Jazzman's green house


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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


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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


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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


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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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DISASTERS !!!


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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
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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
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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
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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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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.jazzman
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Foundation of a column.The hollow core is filled with concrete at the same time as the footings are filled ensuring a contiguous pour of the entire matrix of footings and their foundations. The floor of the hole was lined with PVC damp course and the walls of the hole will be lined too. Another solution to keep the damp out of the foundations is to paint the masonry with bitumen.
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Front viewAll we need now is a nice garden around it and some sleek stainless steel railings round the patios. We're waiting for good weather to apply the cladding to the porch pillars. The House Registration Certificate was delivered by the Or Bor Dor on 2 June 2008 for 20 baht. At no time were we required to apply for planning or construction permissions, no blueprints were required, and no money ever changed hands.
Click thumbnail to see an enlargement then click the little clapperboard to start a slide show (without descriptions) of all the pics in the file.
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Porch 1jazzman
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Ceiling fan recessPlasterboard (sheetrock) teams do some of the neatest work of all Thai labour.jazzman
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Garden?Americans say 'yard', we Poms say 'garden' - even if it looks like this.
I agree it's looking a bit of a mess at the moment, but when everything is finished I hope we'll have a beautiful garden like ThaiFly's.
jazzman
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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.jazzman
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Day 5Had some unusual rain in Isaan for 2 days so the time was spent painting the rest of the steel in the shed, getting a truck load of dirt delivered, and bending more braces.
The ground beams are poured and the roof steel half finished. I still never fathomed out why they have to use a platform to load the mixer. Notice the plastic bags round my expensive steel scaffolding to protect it from cement (a lesson learned from previous jobs).
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