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    Builder needed for small kitchen project in Samut Prakhan

    Does any one have any recommendations for a local builder in the Samut Prakhan, Bang Phli area?
    I have a 5 X 6 Meter back garden and I would like to concrete it and make a steel roof and then kitchen.
    I asked a builder for a price yesterday and he quoted 65K. He turned up this morning pissed out of his brains asking for 70K. So I think I'll give him a miss

    It would be great if I could get one co' to do all the required work







    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Good luck with it all Rebbu ,, sorry I can't help mate ,, just wishing you luck in the build and it would be great if when you do get your man you can do a pic thread on here , its always good to watch it go up !

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    Probably the best bet is to look around your local area and try to see what others have done ( not easy if it's out the back ) then ask who did the work and see if they have a contact number. Sometimes at your nearest DIY store they have calling cards left by builders in your area.

    In any event, try to avoid taking on anyone whos work you havn't seen or does not come recommended.

    By the way, the pictures you show don't look 5x6 ?? Look more like 3x6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Probably the best bet is to look around your local area and try to see what others have done ( not easy if it's out the back ) then ask who did the work and see if they have a contact number. Sometimes at your nearest DIY store they have calling cards left by builders in your area.

    In any event, try to avoid taking on anyone whos work you havn't seen or does not come recommended.

    By the way, the pictures you show don't look 5x6 ?? Look more like 3x6.
    Thanks for the advice. I have a few no's from around the local and I have spoke to some of the neighbours. Thing is I would like to have a few recommendations from the blokes on here as I would think there are some farang living around this area.

    And your right, it's about 3.5 X 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Good luck with it all Rebbu ,, sorry I can't help mate ,, just wishing you luck in the build and it would be great if when you do get your man you can do a pic thread on here , its always good to watch it go up !
    Thanks anyway. Ya, I'll try my best to keep a picture thread going. If it ever get's going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbu
    I asked a builder for a price yesterday and he quoted 65K. He turned up this morning pissed out of his brains asking for 70K. So I think I'll give him a miss
    haha

    he was already celebrating the fact that some rich farang had accepted his price without a quibble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    By the way, the pictures you show don't look 5x6 ?? Look more like 3x6.
    Quote Originally Posted by rebbu
    And your right, it's about 3.5 X 6.
    see, valuable input from TD already, and you haven't even started

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rebbu
    I asked a builder for a price yesterday and he quoted 65K. He turned up this morning pissed out of his brains asking for 70K. So I think I'll give him a miss
    haha

    he was already celebrating the fact that some rich farang had accepted his price without a quibble
    555, Ya, probably. He was fcukin mingin the twat.

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    We built a Kitchen in Bkk 4 x 4m, Locals turned up asked for Whisky money first!

    I cant stress the Importance of Drainage for the Roof gutters. We have had nightmares over such a small thing now its Rented out [ cant sell as theres 500 same in BangNa ]

    Termites ate the Paper in the Plasterboard, left the Layer of Paint! also We gave the Labour 3Tins of Paint, Primer and 2 Top coats. They put the lot on in 2 Hours,never let it Dry between, wish You better Luck then Us Rebbu

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    I'll say one further thing about rear extensions. We also live in a terraced house but have an open plan kitchen inside and have made a courtyard of the rear garden with tiled floor plants and shade etc. This means we are the only house hearabouts who doesn't have to drag the washing into the road to dry.

    But more importantly, every single house who has had an extension has had problems with leaking roofs and the builders have had to return to do bodge repairs. I don't know why this is as everyone has used a different builder but they just can't seem to keep the monsoon rains out 100%. Personaly , I think its because they don't put enough pitch on the roof so during heavy rain the water backs up under the tiles and causes leaking.

    Check this out with your neighbours to see if they have had any leaks.

    Our old house was only 4 metres wide but we still managed to get a small kitchenette tucked into the corner and it worked o.k. No washing machine to worry about though.


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    dont forget, that IKEA bkk has kitchens and is possibly even cheaper than the strange never fitting illogical useless crap from those "carpenters"...

    smooth gliding drawers...
    nice design...
    pretty colors...
    boards with handles one can grab...
    all looks neat and like made by some sane mind...

    and as others have pictured here there kitchens... just one remark..
    the ktichen boards that were posted so far is lowest DIY-level in europe...
    every idiot there does do better boards at home, between soccer and news, without ever done before and without any much clue..

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    every womens weekly magazine shows step-by-step articles on building kitchen boards, which look much better (practicable and useful) than what they make here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat View Post

    and as others have pictured here there kitchens... just one remark..
    the ktichen boards that were posted so far is lowest DIY-level in europe...
    This is true. However this is Thailand and those European kitchens you are refering to cost a whole lot more here. If you live in a terraced house not much point fitting kitchen furniture that would look more at home in a swanky upmarket Sukhumvit apartment.

    Horses for courses alitong. Besides....if the floods come again how upset would you feel seeing an expensive IKEA kitchen reduced to pulp. The Thai style kitchens are basic but they can take a lot more abuse from the climate here.

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    no bangyai, this with the kitchens (bathrooms) "home-made" boards i will not understand...

    they dont even fit properly when new...

    not into the space, and no closing of the doors any well... im not saying even smooth, just closing "normal" sort of... they dont...
    they look totally fucked up... they are done as by a kindergarten project... unbelievable... and when there was a flood, then NOTHING goes anymore with the doors etc...

    they also usually dont have backsides...

    look at it... its just two doors (that dont fit really) and something at the side...
    such a b.s. most here pay SO MUCH for... its gross...

    its not even any good wood... just crap...
    and the paint on it... well... kindergarten, too...

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    trying to find a good builder I think is like trying to get blood out of a stone!

    I found what I thought was an ok builder to get us of the ground with our project.
    We are building on a bit by bit bases,but the fellar anit even started yet and he trying to put the squeeze on.
    Wanker!

    I had up to the neck with these fucking clowns,should be grateful of a bit of work. As per fucking usual all they are interested in is taking as much dough as possible for as little work.
    From my own experience of most things here I call it the Thai short cut system.
    We try and do things properly Thai want it done yesterday and work in the quickest way possible failing to see flaws in most things.( my ben rai )

    They don,t give a fuck ,its the best way to put it!.

    All I can say is roll on the time when the major bits up for me and I can crack on myself!

    As for your price quote the man s having a fucking laugh,fuck him off out of it I say.

    Best of luck to you.

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    I built a kitchen on the back of my house 4 or 5 years ago. With it being my first project I didnít want to spend a lot. Iíd seen the disasters round my village regarding kitchens and knew what I didnít want. I priced things up, drew a few sketches and got a rough idea of prices over a few beers with the neighbors. It was decided Iíd use a builder who was a mate of the guy at the beer shop (like you do).
    He said he could do my sketches and suggested that we donít bolt into the wall of the main house. The reason? Well as you live in Bangplee like me you will be aware that everything sinks - as it does in most of Samutprakan. He reckoned that rather than trying to prevent it (which would cost mega baht) it was simply better to work with it: donít bolt into the main house. The house is guaranteed not to sink because they put those poles deep into the ground. However, this does not cover the front and back yard.
    So, we agreed on 40k baht. This covered the walls, roof, spinning extractor thing, tiles (I chose!), pipes, windows, wire etc. The cupboards, sink and fittings etc. I bought myself. The guy was rough round the edges and liked Spy wine, and his employees were Cambodian so couldnít even speak Thai with them. He didnít turn up for a few days and I found him on another job down the road. Took about 3 weeks to get it all done. Total cost I reckon was about 60k.
    Am I happy now? Yeah. I got what I paid for. The kitchen has sunk about 3 inches over the years but has done no damage to the house. We had a pipe burst due to the sinking which he repaired and also a tile fell off the house roof and put a small hole in the kitchen roof (My Taxi mate dude repaired that). Design wise itís good and functional. The extractor spinning thing lets water in in a big storm but itís nothing major.
    Iíll post a few pics for ya if I can dig some out.
    Last edited by Goldenboy; 11-12-2012 at 04:28 PM.

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    ots of this kinda work going on at the Connect Bearing Station down Suk 107. Maybe take a roll around and take down some numbers. We're pretty much the only house that hasn't converted the back so someone is getting good business.

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