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Building a western style house compared to Thai build

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20 hours ago, nanglong218 said:

My main criticism of Thai house construction is the capacity of a concrete beam to span more than about 4 metres. This governs the size of your rooms, but worse, leaves you with a concrete column bang in the middle of your living room

No it does not govern the size of your rooms. I have my main living room at 8m by 5m. All you do is double up on the steel for the cross beams to support your roof. If it is the roof support you are talking about?

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On 8/14/2018 at 6:39 AM, Rally123 said:

No it does not govern the size of your rooms. I have my main living room at 8m by 5m. All you do is double up on the steel for the cross beams to support your roof. If it is the roof support you are talking about?

Agreed, my main living room is the same size.

With the cavity wall there is little evidence of pillars, only 3 can be seen in the bedroom corners.

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On 8/10/2018 at 3:37 PM, HHTel said:

Mine's a two story house so a roof overhang doesn't work for shade.  Talking of cavity walls, every wall in the house both upstairs and down are double skin.  Not quite sure how that happened but it does mean there are no visible pillars.

Mine is also two storey; the downstairs is not very visible in the photo because of vegetation.

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