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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasun
    How much is the plastic things for under the tiles (to stop the birds ) ?
    If I remember rightly they come in packs of 10 and cost around 60baht a pack.
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Whats the deal on Farangs buying these places ?
    The price is for the house build, doesn't include the land, these are going to be for rent I think, not for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Whats the deal on Farangs buying these places ?
    You can put it in the Midget's name.

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    My builder put those little plastic shape things on the inside which I thought was a good idea.

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    Well judging by the colour scheme I shall take a wild guess and say a Thai chose the colours, still its quite bright and cheerful, of course it does make you wonder what shade of green they will use for the floor tiles





    Waste pipes ready to run into the cesspit, does the angle look wrong to you also?



    Square cess pit, not sure what they will put inside there as everything is normally circular.


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    Thai cess pits and soak aways

    Have to admit they have done a good job for waste water for the houses, kitchen has its own soakaway for gray water, both bathrooms have a graywater soakaway and a cess pit outside them, won't be often they need a lorry to pump them clean, I assume the cess pits are connected to the soakaway next to them.



    Kitchen waste soakaway above and bathroom cess pit and waste water soakaway below.


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    Painting a house in Thailand

    Well it seems they must read the forum as there has been a colour change, personally I think it looks quite ok, for somebody elses house anyway, wouldn't want mine like that, he's now doing the final painting touches to the 3rd building and next week will go back and refinish the first building, they all seem to be doing quite a good job considering the price of these buildings.




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    Thailand Tiles

    Thailand has some absolutely stunning tiles for sale at really good cheap prices, they also have tiles that you a normal farang wouldn't use even if they paid you, also marble and granite flooring is quite cheap in Thaland, but wood flooring is expensive all over the world, so lets stick down some fake tiles that bear a slight similarity to some sort of wood in some peoples minds, shame really, they are so similar to normal human beings then use these.



    He is a good tiler though, done a real neat job, nice and clean site, he obviously doesn't get to choose the tiles the customer wants though.

    The kitchen, well it has a sink.



    The bathrooms remind me of 250baht per night guest houses in Bangsaen, not how I would do my bathrooms.


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    Its amazing at how cheaply they have build those houses, in Australia one would be lucky to buy a friggin caravan for the money laid out for those gaff's.

    How much do they expect to rent them for approximately ?

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    Rental values i have no idea, I suppose between 5k and 10k per month, but Silk Road Place or Village is only a couple of hundred meters away, 3 bed house there cost 15 million baht, really not sure, my land is also there, I bought just under 2 rai for a couple of ping pong balls and a bag of rubber bands, I mean real cheap, a couple of years ago we asked the land office what the value was, seems the declared value, ie what they pay tax on in our land area has increased 5 fold in value, seems too good to be true don't it, so i really don't know.

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    ^

    You've had a win then DD, hope you can hold on to it.

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    500,000baht Thai House

    Well the 3 houses are all finished and don't look too bad, when you consider they cost 500,000baht each to build and are 2 bedroom 2 bathroom detached houses they may even be considered a bargain, of course there is the land value to be added to the cost.

    They have raised the land a bit more.



    Nice porch, sadly in full sunlight.



    Still all in all the house looks ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Well this house build is actually in Pattaya near my land, about a year ago they added about 40cm of topsoil to raise the land, a lot of that washed away during the rainy season, and a couple of weeks ago they started the build.

    The land area is around 20 meters by 20 meters, ie 100 farang wai, maybe slightly bigger, the only problem I can see is there won't be a garden, they have left about 1 meter down the sides and 2 meters at the front, no off road parking here as the soi is too narrow so the parking bay must be part of the house.

    The land with the holes dug for the footings.



    You can see they used a digger and didn't dig out by hand, got to admit on seeing those holes I thought it was going to be a block of 3 story shop houses, as this is a dead on Soi with the maximum potential of another 5 houses being built and only 1 there at the moment it wouldn't be a good place to open a business.



    Anyway I caught them working today, it's going to be a single story house, but a big one, think there is about 25 posts so thats going to be a lot of rooms.



    The footings supported on breeze block, pretty big area for a single story house, got to assume the soil is soft here, you can see the 3 by 3 by 3 breeze blocks that have been used for the form work, each breeze block is 40cm by 20 cm so the footing will be 120cm by 120cm.



    Little spindly posts using 12mm steel for the uprights, they are going to look pretty ugly once the building is complete, still, it is a Thai area.



    Completion is estimated at 3 and 1/2 months, doubt they have taken into account Songkran in April in about 2 and 1/2 months, still we shall see if they complete in time.
    The footers look wide enough, but not deep enough. Maybe I over killed on mine. My footers were 6ft. x 6 ft and 7 ft deep. It looks like in the picture they used #3 rebar for the columns and only 4 uprights per column. I used #6 rebar and 8 uprights per column. It looks like sandy soil. If that is the case, they're probably going to have problems with concrete cracking. I designed and drew my own plans and I've been accused of over kill many times, but I've never had any problems with any building I designed. Good luck.

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    ^ overkill is fine for your own house, if it makes you sleep better

    If you are building to make a profit obviously you would want to build within specs but not waste money

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Outside the are finishing off the front porch.



    Down the side of the house also.

    Is that just ordinary plasterboard or a external weather proof board?

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