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    Building a perimeter Wall.



    Here we are having the material delivered to build the boarder wall around our property. We ended up having to buy about 10% more of everything and about 50% more sand and rock.



    This video is picture a slideshow of the building of my wall, And at the end a look at the final results.
    The wall is 2 meters high, 117meters long, 2.5meters between posts, And the footings are in the ground 50cm (in this area they normally only put the footings 20cm in the ground)
    Cost of materials was 78,639 baht and the labor cost was 50,000 baht. The contractor supplied all wood for the forms and tools needed.

    I did shop around for the material and saved more than 10% on the cost from one shop to the next. The blocks cost 5.5 baht each which I think is expensive but every shop was selling them at the same price.

    By my math the wall cost just under 1100 baht per meter, 2 meters high.

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    Can't see anything

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    It's a perimeter wall... a parameter is something entirely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocodilexp View Post
    It's a perimeter wall... a parameter is something entirely different.
    lol
    Thanks for that, I blame spell check.

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    Might be just me, but seems a tad expensive for Thailand...

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    Just wait for the razor wire, flood lights and corner towers with searchlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost who Walks View Post
    Might be just me, but seems a tad expensive for Thailand...
    For the materials...that's about right.

    Though, I might question the labour costs.

    Again, every situation will differ - location, area of coverage, quality of material, etc.

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    Who's building it, family ? Direct question, as the wife usually gets a kick back on the final price. Trust nobody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    as the wife usually gets a kick back
    why would she?

    my wife has access to our joint account so can take all that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    ...as the wife usually gets a kick back on the final price.
    Ridiculous notion.

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    Very rarely is anything what it seems in Thailand when dealing with the Thai's. Not that it is always bad, it's just that regardless of how long a Westerner has lived in Thailand after growing up in the States, the UK, Australia, Canada, or other Western land, it is very seldom that a complete understanding of the Thai ways and means will be understood.
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    I don't think anyone has "a complete understanding " of anything, even in your own culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    as the wife usually gets a kick back
    why would she?

    my wife has access to our joint account so can take all that!
    Has she? I made that mistake once too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Ridiculous notion.
    Just ridiculous, the wife and the Thai people would never entertain such thoughts, wash your mouth out

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Just wait for the razor wire, flood lights and corner towers with searchlights.
    Would add that complete homely feel to it

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    The closest I came to a barb wire fence was in the Qatari desert. Miles from anywhere, or so we thought. After ten minutes a Qatari jeep arrived with a couple of uniformed soldiers in it. They politely pointed their gun at us so we retreated sharpish. Some of the Prices don't like univited visitors it seemed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost who Walks View Post
    Might be just me, but seems a tad expensive for Thailand...
    For the materials...that's about right.

    Though, I might question the labour costs.

    Again, every situation will differ - location, area of coverage, quality of material, etc.
    I found out it's not worth shopping around with the small stores, they usually have all the same prices. For small orders, given the price of the gas, it seems better to chose the closest one and the one offering better services (free delivery, delayed payment).

    For big projects, it's worth driving around to find a local wholesaler, one can save easily 10 to 25% on the total amount. And then let your contractor handle from there, they usually get an extra discount that keep them happy.

    One thing that is difficult to estimate for amateurs like me is the total quantity needed for everything. I was cheated one time because the contractor was buying on my account material to build an other house .... I learned that a couple of years later even if at the time I found the the cost of the building materials substantially higher than I expected ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    ...as the wife usually gets a kick back on the final price.
    Ridiculous notion.
    Is it ? Don't tell me, your wife, and all the the others, don't have secrets and are completely honest. Kickbacks are a way of doing business in Thailand, as I'm sure you know, and I've never seen a backhander get refused to this day.

    Why would she be dishonest ?
    1. To fund her gambling habits
    2. To pay off her gambling debts
    3. To pay her Gik etc, etc, etc

    Basically she has a secret stash for all the things she knows you won't finance or contribute to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost who Walks View Post
    Might be just me, but seems a tad expensive for Thailand...
    Do we know how long it took to build it?

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    Took me >6 months to build my 2m tall 425 lineal meter wall.

    There's a thread on here somewhere on how it was built/costs etc.

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    Like the vid , looks a nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Who's building it, family ? Direct question, as the wife usually gets a kick back on the final price. Trust nobody.
    No family involved, No kickbacks.
    And I trust no one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    as the wife usually gets a kick back
    why would she?

    my wife has access to our joint account so can take all that!
    I didn't see the wife part, She is the one who controls the money and pays the bills....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost who Walks View Post
    Might be just me, but seems a tad expensive for Thailand...
    Do we know how long it took to build it?
    Took about 3 1/2 weeks for 10 guys, And they supplied the wood for forms and food which is normal to feed everyone in this area so I think it was a fair price.
    These guys were professional from the start which is a nice change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Took me >6 months to build my 2m tall 425 lineal meter wall.

    There's a thread on here somewhere on how it was built/costs etc.
    I used that tread to show the foreman what I wanted as I was at work when they were building and I didn't want any surprises.

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