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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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|03-09-2012, 11:32 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Days Work Done!
Making a construction thread has been in my good intentions drawer since I started building the house 7 years ago. Finally found the time to squeeze time into my busy schedule.
I designed the house myself using a 3D design package. Google sketch-up not available at the time.
The land was owned by the missus. Decided to go with a comfy single story built to "western" standard. Not to big, not to small. A bit under 200 sq meters.
Once the plan was in place, started to layout important stuff such as:
All materials sourced locally - did a lot of shopping in local area and made a detailed list of suppliers who had what I wanted.
Get a work crew with experience in building "western" quality houses - I knew a crew who worked building resorts in Phuket and got them to do the job. They were happy to do it as they were from a nearby Isaan village.
Make sure I had the time to be on site throughout the construction of the house. - Was able to do this as the MiL's house was directly across the street.
Wife not involved in any aspect of the build. This was easy. She left all to me and quite happy with the result.
Anyone building a house in Isaan note the above.
Total cost for all, 1.8 million baht and 7 months to build.
|03-09-2012, 11:50 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Days Work Done!
Getting started. Layout the house perimeter.
Dig holes for footings.
Custom hand made steel re-bar for footings.
Then the ritual raising of the first column. MiL supervising to ensure all is done properly. Old dear has since passed away but she was a terror with that cane.
|03-09-2012, 01:14 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Days Work Done!
Getting there. Inside and outside walls ready to paint.
Laying the electrics.
Hot water heater. Boiler storage type. Works very well with mixer faucets. Placed in attic to use heat and cut down on electricity. It helps but would put on ground floor if I had to do it again. Maintenance is a bummer in the attic.
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