The House Build Has Started In Earnest Now – Steelwork For The Posts & Pouring Concrete

The pictures were taken on January 13th 2011.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Two Post Ceremony 1

Our House Build Pakchong - Two Post Ceremony 1

Above, getting ready for the “Two Post Ceremony”, the “Yok Sow Eg Sow Tor” Ceremony.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Two Post Ceremony 2

Our House Build Pakchong - Two Post Ceremony 2

Above, I recognise the lady second from left – she is our neighbor. The other people I don’t know.

Notice how the steel rebar for the column reduces in size at ground foor level. I remember this is correct from the structural drawings. Will just check the drawings to make sure, though.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Posts 1

Our House Build Pakchong - Posts 1

Many steel columns ready to receive concrete. This is January 13th. Works started on January 6th. i.e. day 7. Not bad progress, I think.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Posts 2

Our House Build Pakchong - Posts 2

Above more posts – called “sow” in Thai and “columns” in western building language.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Pouring Concrete 1

Our House Build Pakchong - Pouring Concrete 1

Above, getting ready to pour concrete. Now the building really hs started! Note that it’s ready mixed concrete delivered by the concrete truck – not mixed on site.

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Pouring Concrete 2

Our House Build Pakchong - Pouring Concrete 2

Actual concrete being poured into the footings. Wish I could have inspected before the pour. But I am here in the U.K. – some 6,000 miles from where the action is!

Image of House Build Pakchong (Pak Chong) Thailand Many Posts Rich Colors

Our House Build Pakchong - Many Posts Rich Colors

I just love the rich colors in this photo. The red and green clothes of the workers and the brown of the clay soil. And the vast number of posts just waiting for concrete. It’s going to be busy over the next few days…


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