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sometimewoodworker

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I got to assist making our gutter fit



Fitting clips onto the inner wall for water pipes using the right angle attachment on my festool CXS





Waterproofing a bend on the gutter



One of the finished runway beams



One of the finished runway beams mostly fitted



One of the 5 X 1 ton rated trollies that will be used in the crane



The bridge girder



Top beams of window openings supports in place while curing





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The workers didn't get the correct information that all 90 degree bends had to be 45 + 45 they get to cut out the 90's and refit with doubled 45‘s

Our water supply will sometimes be very low pressure so it needs all the help it can get.






On a side note I built a simple rocket stove







One of the pairs of workshop windows in progress



We get nice big windows in the kitchen 2X3metre plus a 2 metre glass door and a 1 metre one



SWMBO is pointing out the rubbish left around by the workers, we have it in the contracts that the site has to be kept clear of stuff like this otherwise it would be everywhere.





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March and the roof has arrived (another million + Baht)


8am and the crane we hired for the morning is arriving


By 9am with no sign of the roof artic. I was getting worried that we might need to pay double for the crane.

But just after 10am it was sighted



It was an interesting experience getting the tractor-trailer into our garden



However it was managed without tipping the tractor over (it looked to me at one point that it was a real possibility)



The crane driver, roof delivery driver and roofing team soon had the parts almost flying onto the roof substructure, so though planned to take 4 hours it was finished in just 2







The crane was able to leave on time at 12noon after the roof truck had gone



By about 4pm a very good start had been made on fitting the roof.





While waiting for the roof delivery SWMBO was feeding the fish so I put together a shortish video of progress up-to the point of putting the roof on

(One of these links should work)

https://youtu.be/8nRjWFvhubo

For phones and tablets under

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8nRjWFvhubo


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The colourbond roof is going on quickly this is after about 3 hours work




Details of the clip system









There are a couple of gaps hat will get patching, but will have a flashing over the to and PU foam underneath so no problem



Patched



I'm not sure I'd want the job







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After 2 half days and 3 full ones the metal part of the roof is finishing










Now it's time to relax and go fishing







2 views of the roof inside the workshop





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Early March

Now the roof is on the interior work doesn't have to stop because of rain.

The workshop windows are taking shape



Runway beam and internal workshop wall with second roof and windows





Detail of water prevention



Wire mesh to stop the render cracking at the joints between the AAC block and concrete framework



Preparing the roof for its PU foam coating





Looking down into the workshop, a view that will soon be blocked.



Standard Thai septic tank



Demonstrating the correct way to tie a knot.



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Early March continued crane detail

In the foreground is the bridge girder

Cutting a section of I-beam to form end trucks





Smoothing the cut on the top of the end truck



Lifting the bridge girder so it can be bolted to the end trucks





The bridge girder is now attached to the end trucks but still needs stabilising.



Stabilisers being cut from another length of I-beam



Putting on some nice yellow paint



Render undercoat



Smoothing the render topcoat



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March PU foam:
The foam has two primary functions in our case to insulate from heat is the main one but equally important is sound reduction. We are in the tropics and so when it rains it is often really heavy so much so that with no sound insulation it is difficult to hear people if they don't shout.



Notice the protective head gear :)



The protection is a balaclava, so he can breathe and a plastic food bag to protect the balaclava and his eyes.



It's going up quickly. I decided that 25mm was likely to be enough and a reasonable balance between cost and performance



The foam is adding to the water resistance of the roof



It also helps seal the roof.







The foam is good at sticking to most surfaces so they need protecting





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March PU foam: final

Protective clothing ;) the shirt and trousers are thrown away after two jobs!



The safety protecting plastic bag is changed when needed, about 1 per hour



The pump and two of the chemical barrels used



The workshop wall and window openings with the foamed roof



Inside the workshop withe the dividing wall to reduce noise transfer into the house side. You can see the completed crane in place





A pressure test that was using way too much pressure (but mostly holding)



The correct pressure easily being held by the water system, that uses PPR pipe.



Sacks of render being offloaded



Our pickup using the workshop loading dock



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A little bit of history first

This picture is from about 2006 or 2008 you can easily see the posts for our water house. We put them in when digging the earth to raise the base for our house forming the first pool



The next satellite picture was about 6 years later and clearly shows the completed water house, sunshade and SWMBO's 3 pools together with evidence of her hard work in the garden



Then we have a lower resolution picture from November or December 2015 showing progress in the garden and foundations of the house



Very much to our surprise google updated the imagery again in April 2016 so you can now see the finished roof and temporary gravelled drive way



Everyone, including SWMBO raking the drive gravel



This gives a sense of the size of the workshop with its ensuite toilet and shower.



Mostly finished window openings



Another view out of the workshop, enough power points?



A view out of our bedroom



Putting in gutter down pipes



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April-> May

The kitchen living room is progressing



SWMBO moving ghost trees



From the front it's looking more house like



Back in Japan it's wisteria season



And strange gift season as well



4 views of the workshop









Car access and loading bay



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The house is progressing







The workshop floor was supposed to be mostly flat, it wasn't!











It is now, mostly





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Back after a bit of hard work with progress

The windows are ready for shipping.



The window and door installation team having a bit of a sit down after the 500km drive from Bangkok.


Assembling the longer windows


A very unusual site on a Thai building site, a safety harness.



One of the high level opening windows



Some workers don't bother with the safety equipment.



One of the window frames will need to be replaced as it was imperfectly made.



Local colour. The school bus rescues an iron buffalo.





A start on the outside ceiling

 

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The laminated IGU's coming off the truck





Two of the installation team's drills



Fitting a kitchen/living room window







The workshop windows are going in



A couple of doors





The bedroom windows



More workplace safety

 

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The details of the glass for one of the doors.




The village decided to enlarge some of the water storage so you can get a look at both the house and wter "sala" from the road



SWMBO decided on the design for our front (show) wall



Having picked up a load of our tiles and thincoat it is really convenient to bring the pickup into the workshop so we can keep everything dry, probably about 1 ½ tonnes.






A view of a few of the workshop windows together with my crane.



My workshop shower and toilet with a couple of tile pictures.



SWMBO doing a quality control check on the fitting of the tiles in living room/kitchen



The computer room looking from the living room.



Master bedroom ceiling detail.

 

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Some of the lighting in the master bedroom with dimmable colour changing LED's



The living room floor



The living room ceiling from the same view point



The master shower and toilet with SWMBO's choice of pictures





Tiles going down in the workshop. There are 3 different tile styles because we bought many of our tiles after the Bangkok flooding a couple of years ago at half price but had to guess the area we would need as we hadn't designed the house then.









 

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I had to make a quick visit, in advance of my retirement from teaching in Japan, to take some more tools to Thailand.

This is the secondary use of the workshop, secure parking, out of sight is out of mind.









I'm looking forward to outfitting the workshop and getting to work on all the projects I have lined up.
 

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Just found this thread. Fascinating build. Thank you for sharing so many pictures
 
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