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Construction in Thailand Is building in Thailand as bad as it seems? Can properties really be built and fitted out to European standards? Would you like to Build your own house in Phuket, or a swimming pool in Bangkok? Solar water heating in Pattaya? Or maybe you want to build a resort or guesthouse on Koh Samui? If you want to build a luxury house in Thailand then this is the forum for you.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Great house Norton. Good stuff. Cheers
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #52 (permalink)
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3D Home Architect. I find it very good. It does render 3D images.
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very nice house.I live in the Philippines so my rebar was double your thickness.Walls are all breeze block and plenty of rebar.Finish is render and a waterproof Boysen paint.No leaks as yet
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Norman,

The construction method and result looks good.

For termites I find Fipronil works the best and is long lasting and if you do not have any infestation, you can put it around the entire outside of the house and it should do the job OK, if you do not have holes in the floor or pipes under the floor.

Fipronil is slow acting (a few days) and get attached to their bodies and they pass it on to each other and take it back to the nest.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #54 (permalink)
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good onya norts,nice shack and garden.cheers
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Very nice. Good photo's.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:42 AM   #56 (permalink)
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House looks nice. Got one there myself near Chumpae. Sis-in-law lives in it. Sitting here in Texas trying to figure out if I can ever live there. Misses passed a couple months ago and that pretty much threw the monkey wrench into the whole deal.
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Great thread Norts, I really should go to the trouble and do the same for our nearly completed house. Loving the timber floor, where did purchase it and what price M2.

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Loving the timber floor, where did purchase it and what price M2.
I purchased the Mai Daeng in Bangkok for 960 per sq meter but now it can be found pretty much anywhere in Thailand.

I work with a builder here in Roiet. Just finished a house with same flooring. Wood was purchased locally. Price now about 1,800 baht per square meter.
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3D Home Architect. I find it very good. It does render 3D images.
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Hi Norton, Very,very nice.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #61 (permalink)
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No insulation other than the 'Cool Roof'? I don't see any evidence of A/C. Our house also built in Issan appears almost identical to yours, (materials and procedure). I have since added A/C in each bedroom and will be adding A/C to the main living area later this year.
All done now. A/C in BR's and in living room. Above ceiling insulation in.

A/C seldom used. Always is a prevailing wind across the rice fields so not bad.
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^termite post My old house in the city has to have holes drilled in the floors to pump the stuff in; they can redrill the old ones second time around
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Great post Norton,I bet you're very proud.
thankyou so much !!
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If you had a Uncle Albert, he would have warned you.


In Isaan, we make houses in concrete. Some wood... but mostly concrete.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:23 PM   #65 (permalink)
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very nice. well done.



you even have a critter
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Built a place a couple years ago, but with a crawl space 1m high under the house and my own water tower. Carport is in the house foot print. Inside used the space a little better. 3 BR, 2 WC.
Used red brick was cheap $300/10,000, cement 16tons, 1 ton rebar but no nice wood floors. I did use very nice 60cm2 ceramics, some marble. Construction cost $250/sqm.all in , cheap. Did the plans all myself on CadKey, which is more for Mechanical Engineering, but it worked
No termites.
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Built a place a couple years ago, but with a crawl space 1m high under the house and my own water tower. Carport is in the house foot print. Inside used the space a little better. 3 BR, 2 WC.
Used red brick was cheap $300/10,000, cement 16tons, 1 ton rebar but no nice wood floors. I did use very nice 60cm2 ceramics, some marble. Construction cost $250/sqm.all in , cheap. Did the plans all myself on CadKey, which is more for Mechanical Engineering, but it worked
No termites.

I just Greened you and bumped you three up.

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Thanks Carrabow,
The mistake I made was paying the contractor for more work than he had finished and the quality went down hill.
Originally the old contractor was doing all the tile and marbles, then he got some other wanker to do the work. I swear he never had done tile before and I only owed the contractor a couple hundred dollars.
I was warned, but you get what you pay for. I ended up paying the guy just to get rid of him.
The Electrician did an excellent job hired him separate.
Turned out pretty good all round, hell what do you want for $2300.??? I did have to supervise the job 100% of the time.
The contactor screwed me over a bit , so I returned the favour with his daughter, who just happen to be an original girl. So I think I got the better deal.
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From your photos looks like they done a good job.Im interested to know what the labour costs were as the overall price seemed a bit steep as its a fairly small build.We are building very soon in Sang Kom Nong Khai but to be honest most of the builds ive seen up this way are crap.I know its going to be one big head ache getting half decent safe work done.
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Mr Norton, just came across your build (figuratively) and all credit to you.

Off now to look at your landscaping.

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^thnx for the thread bump, david48. (Notice that I always indicate if it's the 48-er or the 44-er. The 48-er is slightly saner than the 44. The 44 is slightly ting-tong, I think. Lol)

Was good to see your house, Norton. Was interesting for me to see the red bricks w/ holes. I think I've only seen that in the Viet countryside, never seen that in PI. They usually use concrete hollow blocks here, with lots of rebar. I think some1 posted (who also lived in PI) abt the rebar. PI has a lot of earthquakes, so homes need rebar support. Well, I think that's the reason for it. In my street now, there are 2 apt buildings (residential) being built. One of them is owned by my landlady. Been interesting to watch the progress. On another note, was surprised to see that in the build by my landlady, the workers are wearing safety shoes & helmets! Wow! That's a plus! In the other build, workers are wearing flip flops & no helmets - which is more the norm here for residential builds.

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