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    Having said that, this house that Thetyim's neighbour built was done for 240,000 all in.


    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...urs-house.html (Thetyim's Neighbour's House)

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    This looks like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    This looks like fun
    that's a slightly mischievous statement.


    i helped build a bit of a foundation hole today.
    i am exhausted.

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    Well done Nooners, it's looking great
    I am sure you will be very happy there


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    This is an interesting thread for me CMN. We are also about to build a small 3 bed house along the same priceline, around 1mil all in, although it will probably add up to more than that.

    The wife is just waiting for the final plans from the architect which i haven't seen yet as she chose the design in the last 2 weeks when i've been away at work. I'm hopeful she's picked something tasteful. I'll find out when i'm home next week.

    Our auspicious day to start building is the 19th of January so she's running around like a blue-arsed fly trying to get everything ready. If we miss this date, i've no idea when the next one will be.

    Anyway, good thread, i'll be keeping an eye on it and maybe start my own if i'm sober enough.

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    Nice one CMN, I have been waiting a long time for this thread. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    glad to see all the shovel shit split.


    another picture.


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    It was very hot up here today.

    i think the winter is drawing to a close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    i helped build a bit of a foundation hole today.
    Seems like they were not happy with you helping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao
    The wife is just waiting for the final plans from the architect which i haven't seen yet as she chose the design in the last 2 weeks when i've been away at work.
    I thought the idea of having an architect was to design a house, not help you 'choose a design'.

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    She chose from a template i believe then made some modifications with the architect who then draws the final plans.

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    We had architects plans drawn up for a 2 storey house.

    we then changed our mind because i found a one floor place i liked that is up for sale and repossessed unoccupied.

    we just took the builders around and they copied the floor plan onto paper and we took pictures and stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    we just took the builders around and they copied the floor plan onto paper and we took pictures and stuff.
    Oh Jesus!

    Do you think my intention to use a proper architect to actually design a house that fits my needs is a bit ott then?

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    ^
    absolutely no need for it at all i reckon.

    they got nice little pictures and biro lines on bits of paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Do you think my intention to use a proper architect to actually design a house that fits my needs is a bit ott then?
    Definitely. Your workers won't follow the plan anyway.

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    I figure at least they have an actual house to copy rather than computer generated lines of pretend house.

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    ^Worth more than thousand drawings..

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    ^ Have to disagree there.

    I've seen what Thai builders are capable of while working off the cuff.

    If you have a proper blueprint, you know ahead of time what you'll get, within reason. If they end up out in left field, you can tap the plan and call a do-over.

    If the builder doesn't have these plans (at minimum) showing all elevations, doors and windows, I'd be very nervous.

    structural
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    roofing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    we just took the builders around and they copied the floor plan onto paper and we took pictures and stuff.
    Oh Jesus!

    Do you think my intention to use a proper architect to actually design a house that fits my needs is a bit ott then?

    I suppose architects plans can be useful in that they specify the materials and the dimensions of supports etc. In an earthquake zone that can be critical.

    However, if the house you are building is a very straightforward single storey jobby, then the builders should know the information from experience. Should.
    I have reported your post

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    ^
    I doubt very much that this lot would understand an architect's drawing anyway.

    cheap though

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    yesw, i doubt they will measure anything anyway, just say about as big as an elephant and theyll know, or two dogs width for the toilet. thats how i except theyll do it. just like the navaho

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    Sure, my house is 3 elephants and a camel wide and 5 crocodiles long

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    Anyway.

    This is a picture of the run down, repossessed house that the builders are supposed to be copying.


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    One of the builders spent the best part of tuesday and Wednesday making these things.

    I thought they came ready made, obviously not.



    there's quite a few of them.




    Here's one that the builders dad (our neighbour) is sticking in the ground.


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    What did the land cost you?...

    What you expecting the end cost to be, including land, etc?

    And where is it?... far from civilisation?

    Curious rawlins...

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