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    Nah , those boys in the pics look like they know what they're doing

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    Anyway, onwards and upwards.

    Some more pictures taken today.

    i am pleased that they are making decent headway.
    The place is unrecognisable from just last Monday and all of the building team have been on site all day every day.


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    Nice to be able to see the lay out now.

    I can actually picture the house.


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    All in all I have to admit to being very pleased with the first 5 days of work.

    I shall write an update of the cost after every 7 days until completion.
    For my own benefit as much as anything else.
    So far I have forked out 70,000 baht on materials.


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    Nice to see these blocks on site until I was told i hadn't paid for them yet.


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    So far I have forked out 70,000 baht on materials.
    I for one would really appreciate it if you could give some prices for materials. I'm a way off building yet myself but I'd like to get a hang on prices as they are today.

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    You'll be astonished at how quickly so few, can do so much, in so liitle time.

    Looks like you will have very high ceilings

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    High ceilings are the best kind

    nice pics CMN, keep cool and don't get stressed

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    Looking great, can't wait to see more!

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    thanks all

    sadly, don't think our lawns will be quite as impressive as yours hillbilly.
    I have to be honest, i am more interested in getting going on the garden than the house.
    I've never actually had a garden to speak of before.

    I'l put up a cost breakdown of materials so far when I get home this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley
    how quickly so few, can do so much, in so liitle time.
    indeedy!

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    Hi CMN, I enjoy following your building posts, have just realised our house is near to you, on the doi saket Bosang road two miles from doi saket market, a warning! watch the builders or get somebody who knows the building trade to watch them, as we were about to have the kitchen door leading to the outside on the wrong side of the house and kitchen window lower than the kitchen units and caught them in time, I was in UK ,wife came up from BKK to take photos, it was after she had posted them to me that I noticed the mistakes.

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    ^
    goodo, I have a neigbour.


    thanks for the advice.
    i haven't the first clue about building but I'm ewnjoying the whole project so far.

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    Week 2

    Today is the start of the second week of building and they still seem to be going quite well.

    They have started building walls.




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    I hope this picture is wonky not the blocks.


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    we priced these blocks up in three different builders yards.

    they ranged 3 baht 20 satang each to 3 baht and 40 satng each.

    i have no idea how many of them we will need.

    will find out tomorrow.



    it's starting to look a bit like a house now.


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    Don't worry, this is the easy bit.... the difficult bit is when they have to take it all down because they forgot to put any holes for the doors and windows.

    Saw a documentary back in the UK about some cowboy builders who got the shit kicked out of them for doing very much the same thing.

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    Looking good CMN!

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    You did tell them you wanted doors and windows, didn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    Saw a documentary back in the UK about some cowboy builders who got the shit kicked out of them for doing very much the same thing.
    we are paying them for labour in installments.

    42,000 at the end of the first and second months and the remainder on completion.
    if they fukk it up I'm not too worried.

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    My wife has just told me that these are just the footings.
    fukk me, how high off the current land level are they going to start?

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    Shit, and you thought they were about to put the roof on

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    ^
    explains why those column support structure things are about 7 metres high.

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    You did tell them you wanted a toilet, didn't you ?

    I thought is was usual to dig the septic first

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