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    ^ yea should of said hard to get hold of . I think around here they are virtually wiped out. The Makha for ours apparently was localy felled, 3 brothers more or less started the village (one was my FiL), but they built 3 houses, all Makha as it was the best avalible. The house across the road has some planks over a meter wide, must of been an impressive tree
    I have more than the average number of arm and legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Take a look at this one
    Nice.


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    Well they seem to be rushing along at full speed now, some are putting down the floors and some are doing the woodwork for one of the main roofs, it's actually beginnig to look like a house now.


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    that looks very posh compared to mine! and expensive

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    ^
    it's just the angle Andy.

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    oh. alright then, but it does have all sorts of fancy bits, and panelling at the top

    if they have used wooden posts, it is a pity they did not use proper fat tree trunks for the downstairs support

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    Thai Teak House Roof

    Well as we saw one roof is finished and they are now doing one of the main roofs.

    Close up of the underside of the roof.








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    thai teak house

    The pictures above and below were taken yesterday, the floor boards they are using for the open areas upstairs, this they are going to tile, only problem is there is a lot of flex in the boards and this could cause tiles to come loose, the room floors will be done in traditional teak wood.
    This is taken from upstairs after climbing their rickety ladder made out of odds and ends pieces of wood.
    This is the smallest room and will be the living room.



    This one is going to be made into 2 bedrooms.



    Doesn't look too bad does it.



    The Bathroom is going to be on the ground floor.



    I still have no idea for what this raised area will be used for.


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    Well they got the second roof up and done, all they got to do now is put the fancy trim round it.




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    Well it seems they have gone on strike again, but it is looking like a house now.



    They were working on the ground floor filling in all the nail heads and the damaged bits of wood, assume they have run out of money yet again and are waiting for some more.


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    I had one of these places built. from Phrea to my place in Nakon Phanom. they did a good job and it was done in three weeks. 10 guys on 10-12 hours a day. here are some pictures.














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    ^Ball-Park Costs?

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    700-800k. all done no extra costs. includes paint, and windows, doors, and hardware. they speak english fairly well.

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    ^ How many rooms?

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    Outstanding home, I like this style, are these builders local? or do they travel, I want to build a home next year outside of Si-Sa-Ket

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    Its two bedroom, one main room and a small sort of in-between room. big porch, and sala. these guys travel, as do all the materials from Phrae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmcneil
    I want to build a home next year outside of Si-Sa-Ket
    The prices quoted in Phrae usually include erection anyway in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    The prices quoted in Phrae usually include erection anyway in Thailand.
    Can you get them to quote some prices for me - desperately need it

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    Obviously the money has run out, the builder is actually building this to resell it, trouble is it's about 10 meters from the main road so I should imagine the traffic noise is horrendous, they have filled all the holes and varnished what they have completed, shame they aint got the rest of the walls and stuff up


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    i was driving near rayong the other day and saw a company that does the houses. they looked nice. on route 3 i believe, past rayong tword chanthaburi.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    The prices quoted in Phrae usually include erection anyway in Thailand.
    mine did. and i could have had it built anywhere, its the same price. they build them everywhere. after they finished my house they went down to ko chang and built a bunch of places for a resort there.

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    Thai Teak Wood House Pattaya

    Something seems to have gone drastically wrong, for a few weeks they have only had a couple of guys poncing around filling the wood and varnishing and that, now they are taking apart the right hand side building, will this house ever be finished?

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    Shame not to finish such a nice house.

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    Pattaya Teak Wood House

    Well I sort of know why they are taking this house apart, it has been sold and being rebuilt in Ban Chang, but I am not sure if this was just a marketing technique or not, seems a lot of work just to sell something, but then again labour is cheap I suppose, then again it would be a better idea just to get some more wood and build a new one in Ban Chang and keep that one as a show piece.

    Here is one of the posts that hasn't been finished yet.



    Yep the right building has completely gone.

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    The roof tiles are coming off the left building.



    Down the wooden slide they go, quite a good idea albeit labour intensive.



    And put into a nice neat pile at the bottom.

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    It is quite common for wooden houses to be moved

    as for keeping one for "display" purposes, maybe they cannot afford the cost of a spare house

    as you said before, it is on a noisy road so must have been seen by many people...good marketing

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