A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Monday, 21 June 2010

House Construction Part V

Progress is being made. We've got to the stage where the roof is on, walls being plastered about 50% done, and its all beginning to take a real shape. In fact it looks very good. Remaining is the rest of the plastering, electrics (surface mounted) which makes it very easy, and final plumbing. And tiling etc. I suppose I could go on and on about what needs to be done. Painting will be the last item of course. When will we complete? Very good question. I reckon in about 3 weeks with a few bits and pieces left to do.
We have already decided to extend the front and add on a big covered area for sitting around. So keep watching this space. (Ken and Nwet, if you are reading this again note I'm unable to respond to you. No email address).
Whats it all cost? I'll post all that info once completed. But realistically about 4,500 to 5,000 Baht per square meter...


1 comment:

Ken C. said...


Your builders are making really excellent progress on the new house (with the walls, doors, windows, etc). They must be working overtime. I (still) very much appreciate the video tours; it's much easier to stay oriented as to where you are on the construction site.
Using that glass block for a "transom-window" [not sure what you'd call it] is quite clever...it's a neat way to get light distributed around the house without relying on electric fixtures.
I wasn't aware how close this NEW home construction site is to your ORIGINAL home [that's your existing home with the blue roof (& fish pond & hydroponics garden), right?]. Just a stone's throw away...
Looking forward to your next update.

Regards from Ken C., San Diego, California, USA