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The Mrs and I want to build a small house on some land she bought.  We’re having a real problem trying to find a builder who can build without posts.  We don’t mind posts in the outside wall, but we’d really like to build the house with no posts inside, so that we have more flexibility for configuring the layout.   Does anyone know or have experience with a builder in the Isaan area who can do this? We live in Roi Et province.

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There's..Bob     now seriously, the only way you are going to get away

with no posts on inside is to build a double wall, I found it difficult to

get them to do anything that is outside their normal building practices,

the typical Thai house is always a concrete frame filled in with bricks,

or blocks, if you are only build 1 story, see if you could build with those

big white blocks,they should not be much narrower than the posts,and

by the time the walls are plastered ,should be /maybe no corners.

regards worgeordie

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23 minutes ago, Paul52 said:

Does anyone know or have experience with a builder in the Isaan area who can do this? We live in Roi Et province.

Give this company ago. They are in Surin.  https://www.alanthebuilder.com

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1 hour ago, worgeordie said:

now seriously, the only way you are going to get away

with no posts on inside is to build a double wall,

How? double wall or single its immaterial if the bricks or blocks are not engineered to support weight, as far as I know you cannot buy "engineered bricks or blocks in Thailand, therefore you need the posts to for strength and support, dependant on the design the OP wants there should be no need for any internal posts.

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55 minutes ago, LM405 said:

Alan the builder is highly recommended, lots of good feedback on him. I believe he can be contacted at [email protected]

as  you are  unable to say  bad  things  in  Thailand about a company  due  to  their  laws its  very  much  like  the  emperors  new  clothes

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6 minutes ago, CGW said:

How? double wall or single its immaterial if the bricks or blocks are not engineered to support weight, as far as I know you cannot buy "engineered bricks or blocks in Thailand, therefore you need the posts to for strength and support, dependant on the design the OP wants there should be no need for any internal posts.

aac  blocks 250mm  thick are supporting

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1 hour ago, worgeordie said:

There's..Bob     now seriously, the only way you are going to get away

with no posts on inside is to build a double wall, I found it difficult to

get them to do anything that is outside their normal building practices,

the typical Thai house is always a concrete frame filled in with bricks,

or blocks, if you are only build 1 story, see if you could build with those

big white blocks,they should not be much narrower than the posts,and

by the time the walls are plastered ,should be /maybe no corners.

regards worgeordie

Many thanks for your reply.  I should have mentioned that it is a single story house, so should be ok to have posts and steel  on the outside wall to support the roof, and no posts inside as they’re not structural.  Thanks.

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15 minutes ago, bodga said:

aac  blocks 250mm  thick are supporting

Must be relatively new to the market, do you have a link, just did a quick search, can't find?

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29 minutes ago, khwaibah said:

They are not new. been about for at least 8 years in Thailand.  http://www.aerocretethai.com/?page_id=33

I can find this link, my house is built from them, but where does it state they are engineered and "self supporting"? When I built my house there was no ACC that would support weight, my question was where does it state they are?

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6 minutes ago, CGW said:

I can find this link, my house is built from them, but where does it state they are engineered and "self supporting"? When I built my house there was no ACC that would support weight, my question was where does it state they are?

Yes.  https://gharpedia.com/resolve-queries/use-aac-blocks-load-bearing-structures/

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5 minutes ago, CGW said:

I can find this link, my house is built from them, but where does it state they are engineered and "self supporting"? When I built my house there was no ACC that would support weight, my question was where does it state they are?

In the table it compares the compressive strength with brick and quotes strength of 50kg/cm2 (5N/mm2 for us SI users).
However you cannot just look at compressive strength. Most houses are concrete frame to provide resistance to lateral (wind, seismic) as well as vertical loads, and then the block infill (which does improve the lateral resistance as a shear wall, but is not normally considered in design).

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