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Re: All things building

Postby Jacked Camry » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:05 pm

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Jacked Camry wrote:Here's our kitchen.

Ugh, I just had a flashback to us standing at that breakfast bar and drinking too much whiskey at some party or another at your place ...


And that is an unpleasant memory? I seem to recall the whiskey being of excellent quality and the banter likewise.
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Re: All things building

Postby ricecakes » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:29 pm

Not sure the floors look like that anymore ?

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Re: All things building

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:38 pm

That house has really nice garden areas too, with small lawns. Not something you get around many houses here.
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Postby Playboy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:38 pm

Jacked Camry wrote:
Playboy wrote:
Jacked Camry wrote:Here's our kitchen.

Ugh, I just had a flashback to us standing at that breakfast bar and drinking too much whiskey at some party or another at your place ...


And that is an unpleasant memory? I seem to recall the whiskey being of excellent quality and the banter likewise.

The unpleasant part was the hangover the following morning where it felt like my brain was melting out though one of my ears
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Re: All things building

Postby Jacked Camry » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:01 pm

Playboy wrote:
Jacked Camry wrote:
Playboy wrote:
Jacked Camry wrote:Here's our kitchen.

Ugh, I just had a flashback to us standing at that breakfast bar and drinking too much whiskey at some party or another at your place ...


And that is an unpleasant memory? I seem to recall the whiskey being of excellent quality and the banter likewise.

The unpleasant part was the hangover the following morning where it felt like my brain was melting out though one of my ears


Toughen up! I thought the Brits knew at least how to drink.

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Re: All things building

Postby PorkPiePorn » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 pm

***sorry in advance for the scattered thoughts here.

In most of North America, 'stick framing' is the convention for housing construction. I am most comfortable with it, and believe it is superior. Is there any reason you cannot build like that here? I have noticed a lot of the standard countryside homes are a variation of it. I would begin with that, and then work away on individual rooms with the usual, mechanical and electrical, insulation, and then drywall. Perhaps this is more costly in the long run?

I prefer wood, because, its easy to renovate, easier (for me) to work with and is more forgiving.

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My problem is that Princess doesn't seem to like a wood house, but I think that may have to do with status. Also, I would like a smaller, well designed functional home, and of course, bigger and showy is more important to most Cambodians, and otherwise, they don't know much what to do with a house. I am trying to make her see that I can make a wood house and finish it so that she could really like it.

If I build with wood, do I need to treat it for insects, and is there suitable products that work well that are not carcinogenic?

If I built a home like that shown in the photo, I would brick up the first floor, which I would use as a workshop. I would also likely put a rather large kitchen down there. Maybe along the way, a bedroom. I would eventually have the entire upper floor properly insulated, most especially in the ceiling, with proper venting and airflow. Plant some trees also for shade. Wooden windows too.

I heard that I can build the basics like this (shown) for about 12 k, does that sound right?)
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Re: All things building

Postby PorkPiePorn » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:27 am

I am working on a design and searching for someone to help with some conceptualization drawings. Project development if you will. I have basic floor plans and want the architect/designer them to take them and show me some further ideas and how the building could look outside. In that way, I will get more ideas.

Anyhow, I have asked around and a lady who just built last year told me its between $320-350 sq. m. right now, going rates. I wondered if a two story would be cheaper than a one story, as: If you built a 1 story building 200 sq.m, you would have the same 200 sq.m. in roof and foundation. If you built a 2 story you would only have 100 sq.m. in roof and foundation, so the extra 100 sq.m. shares those elements, although you do need stairs as an extra.

Another thing I was pondering. If I got a price for the place all loaded up, and then realized it was over budget and started stripping out some extra's, would I end up cheaper than if I just priced the home to that basic point first? As opposed to: If I priced a stripped down version of the building price first, and then asked for individual prices for all the extra's added in later.

I know, for me, when I priced a house, if people wanted to take things out, I didn't credit as much as I would have charged if they wanted it added in. My temptation is to get a price on the shell first, complete with windows and doors and a roof. Then get the interior done separately. But, I have never built in Cambodia of course.
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Postby Starving Pelican » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:10 am

Spending that inheritance money, vlad?


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Re: All things building

Postby violet » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:24 am

Starving Pelican wrote:Spending that inheritance money, vlad?


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All things building

Postby Gin&Tonic » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:26 am

PorkPiePorn wrote:
My problem is that Princess doesn't seem to like a wood house, but I think that may have to do with status.


I'm sure everyone knows her "status". No house will change that.

But for house building on a budget, buy everything yourself and just get the builders to build. If they have to purchase anything they will overcharge.

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Re: All things building

Postby eddie blake » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:36 am

Gin&Tonic wrote:I'm sure everyone knows her "status". No house will change that.
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Starving Pelican wrote:Spending that inheritance money, vlad?


Hold on, I thought Abou-gor mless was that mouth-breathing, sweat-stained, frowzy, stew-brained, cack-handed, quinquagenarian, zaftig, pariah.
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Re: All things building

Postby PorkPiePorn » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:37 am

Starving Pelican wrote:Spending that inheritance money, vlad?


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Oh look at you all smart and everything. Go slobber somewhere else buffoon.
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Re: All things building

Postby eddie blake » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:50 am

Haaa vlad! Oh man well done. Usually I'm quick to catch on to your obtuse and dopey ramblings, you rot-gut swilling, "like minded bitch".

Do keep up, yes?
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Re: All things building

Postby PorkPiePorn » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 am

eddie blake wrote:Haaa vlad! Oh man well done. Usually I'm quick to catch on to your obtuse and dopey ramblings, you rot-gut swilling, "like minded bitch".

Do keep up, yes?
Obviously Vlad has endeared himself to you somehow, and therefore, if you are confused that I may be he, I will take it as a compliment, however misinformed and stupidly wrong you are.

Now, on the topic at hand, 'All things building. Do you have anything to contribute besides your ADD?
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Re: All things building

Postby eddie blake » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:06 am

Yes, you might do well to source a bespoke toilet seat:

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