ok i have started a blog, at the moment its a complete mess as i thought it would be like a short blog, then as i got into it i realised that its gonna be a real long foking blog, yes i know the templates shite ldma but thats the only one they give, i changed the colors though
now before u all start, yes its slow to load and i need to seperate a load of stuff, ahhh, i might add here there aint no naked women and its about building so its pretty boring, yep no 3 holer pics, anyway i shall welcome any ideas or input for this blog, well apart from that idiot bio.
it has been mentioned that i use the word "NOW" to much, so pls dont bring that up.
Is it going to be more exciting than;
"You looked in your mid - thirties, wearing a dodgy kappa tracksuit, spotted buying CDs in Mairbohng blah blah blah", yawwn...
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yeah thats as exciting as it gets
Why don't you start an agony aunt site?, what with all your varied experiences with the thai BGs i'm sure it would be a sucsess
damn, i assume the spell checker aint workingOriginally Posted by bulldog
you won't win friends with salads you know
A good read.
I liked how you were short on pr and long on letting the inner dog come out.
It was also fantastic seeing how you let Thai builders use scaffolding that my mom wouldn't let any of her cats meander about on.
I'll be passing it over to my dad for a read so he can compare a bit between buying and building in Thailand, versus Mexico (although I'd advise him against both, hehe).
My Dad liked telling me how in Mexico you can pay a family of 4 (i.e. father, mother, their 2 kids) to build your place; as long as it's a standard vacation place and nothing fancy.
First, the family starts squatting on the land. Then they'll eventually get around to building a bedroom or something. Then they live in that and start to build the rest of the house around it. One room at a time.
By the time it's eventually done it is a family...of 5 or 6, i.e. it can take a 'long time'.
But we all need a place to live right.
And, if you're looking for input for your blog, I could suggest;
(a) pics of housing 'disasters' could be a laugh. As well,
(b) it would be cool to see examples of some things you speak of; such as pictures of some of the different kinds of insulation. This is stuff that non-builders may or not be familiar with.
(c) Pics of your builders could be cool as well. Funny clips of them falling off of scaffolding or pinned under fallen walls would be the ultimate. :smile:
Interesting read that DD.
I was particularly interested in your comments about parquet floors, because I have little doubt that I've been lumbered with the grade B stuff upstairs (the downstairs is tiled). Already in the bedroom, the floor is showing signs of 'wear' where I sit at the computer in my swivel chair. The floor in this area has developed sort of 'whitish specks' and it seems to scratch very very easily. I've tried to buff it up with some floor wax but it doesn't make much difference. Is there anything you would suggest to try and restore it to its former glory?
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
i shall see wot i can arrange(c) Pics of your builders could be cool as well. Funny clips of them falling off of scaffolding or pinned under fallen walls would be the ultimate. Smile
only thing you can do phil is resand it down and revarnish it.
maybe something around the wheels of the chair? felt or something?
Interesting comments about the pots of paint DD. My story is exactly the opposite. I've just had the landscape gardners start work and the first thing they've had to do is remove the dozens of empty and part-pts of paint that the builders left behind.
and all these years I thought he was kidding about being a 'builder'
good blog DD
phil, i was refering to the 5 gallon tubs, the plastic ones, i think they resell for 20baht eachOriginally Posted by Bangkok Phil
Phil there are some excellent coatings which are very tough and durable and ideally suited to parquet tiles. Unlike larger planks, dried parquet tiles rarely shrink, warp or crack, so the coating should last as long as the house. Unfortunately, most coatings should be applied before you lay the tiles.Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil
The next time you're in Seacon Square, go to the third floor towards the cinema end and visit the shop selling wooden flooring. They should have something suitable. If they charge too much, make a note of the coating and see if you can get it at Homepro in Seri Center.
DD, what on earth are you talking about? Marble floors? The material is great for walls, but every expert knows it's too soft for flooring. Granite is fine if you want your living room to look like a hotel lobby.
You missed out the most important thing of all to avoid at all costs: don't use the blue PVC pipes. They don't meet any international standards and usually break after a few years. Digging up concrete to find a crack in a buried pipe is no fun. Also, I wouldn't have a bath tub, period. How often do people outside the massage parlour industry actually use bath tubs for their intended purpose?
Will do. Thanks for the advice.The next time you're in Seacon Square, go to the third floor towards the cinema end and visit the shop selling wooden flooring. They should have something suitable. If they charge too much, make a note of the coating and see if you can get it at Homepro in Seri Center.
Was going to ask you about your blog......... nice one!
I thought this comment was amusing.
"Anyway while you are in the land office arrange for them to come down and stake out your land, this is mainly cos us builders get confused and build walls in the wrong place and that sort of thing."