The structure is a concrete beam and column design. With bricks between the columns of 30cm, all our villas are built this way, as it is, in our view, the quickest and strongest way to build a villa on Koh Samui. In the past, we have built villas in other ways but this is our preferred option moving forward. The walls are thick, which helps with sound insulation and strength, but as they are lightweight, it means they are easy to install and cause less weight on the structural beams.
The villa also has a 10,000-liter water tank, separate from the main tank, which collects rain water that can be used for the garden. This also saves the owner money on their water bills and helps keep the villa as eco-friendly as possible.
Halfway through the build, the original buyer was unable to make the payment, and construction had to be stopped. Our solution was to waterproof the villa, and wait until the villa was sold to a new owner, at which point we could carry on. This added about a year to the construction time, but we managed to get it finished within budget, even with the stoppage.