The rains have stopped, the fill we put on the land a couple of years ago has compacted nicely so we are approaching build time.
We are planning a combined workshop with separate finishing room, a small bathroom and a separate storage area. Construction will be with the standard Thai materials and methods. Anything else would require shipping in builders from Bangkok, engineers and architects. The standard method is concrete poles 4m apart, block walls and a concrete floor. We will be using a metal roof covering to keep costs down, tiles are much more expensive and require far more steel in the roof structure.
I roughed up a plan for the project manager, my mother in law. She is a smart woman who has built a few houses herself so it will be in good hands.
The main shop area works out at just under 700 sq feet. I’m currently working in 115 sq feet so I will probably feel lost in the new shop!
Here is what I have so far.