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Original Coolthaihouse BuildA pictorial view of the building of the 'cool thai house' prototype. Arranged in sections as follows, please click to see the details!

Note: If you are doing your own project and want information on building that applies to what you are doing, it has been compiled in the information section. The two sections are similar (information and cool shots), both drawing from this house being built, the difference is, the info section details options of building materials and the like, where this section is simply a history of the cool thai house being built!

(This is circa 2004 the original CTH)
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Original Coolthaihouse InfoA great place to build, but the more information one has, the better. This page has many articles and write-ups on various aspects of building a house in Pattaya, Thailand. Most of the information can be applied to other areas within Thailand as well. Most of the articles contain picture examples showing various stages of house construction. You are not going to be building the house yourself, but the more you know the smoother it will go. Hopefully these articles will help you visualize some aspect of your project ahead of time and provide information on various house building options.

The text is divided up into sections as follow. General: General information about building and some good ideas. Basics: basic materials, foundation columns, concrete pours, wall construction, tile laying, roofing, windows and doors. Details: ceiling construction, finishing the eves with grc sheeting, how to create a inexpensive but nice kitchen, bathroom options along with a construction example and electrical considerations. Other: perimeter wall types and example, water systems and options, gate and security metal installation, an example of building a planter box and rain gutter installation.
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Last additions - Original Coolthaihouse Section
This is the land plot after some fill dirt has been brought in (to the left of the truck). It is 84 square wah. (01-Jan-04) dozerSep 28, 2011
The front gutter system. (15-Aug-04)dozerSep 28, 2011
The rear gutter and down spout.(13-Aug-04)dozerSep 28, 2011
Added the final gutter on top of the patio. (23-Jun-04)dozerSep 28, 2011

Random files - Original Coolthaihouse Section
A conventional floater water valve. Using this type of valve (much like a toilet valve), the pump will open almost after each use. (19-Aug-04)dozer
The plumber is applying tile grout. (14-Jun-04)dozer
A small outlet box being set in place. (02-Apr-04)dozer
The stucco being smoothed in the finishing coat.dozer
The cement is poured to anchor the base in place. The depth of this pour is around 20 cm. After this there will be a pour up to ground level which is 60 centimeters wide. Form wood is used as support for this pour.dozer
Some Other Shots: A track formed from a two sided piece of metal laid in the ground with the ridge side up. It is cemented in place. (15-Jul-04)dozer
Here the roof is partially tiled. The left shot shows the parking lot and patio. The right shot shows the main roof sections. Notice the aluminum drainage sheeting shown in the valley of the right hand picture: it is not really sufficient and will need to be supplemented later. (22-Mar-04)dozer

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