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    nyj house builder udon thani

    any one used these reviews good bad ????

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    Their adverts on local radio are crap, so I assume their work is too.

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    was in the office today and first impressions were good .

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    NYJ

    Forget them mate, trust me! PM me if you need any details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback View Post
    was in the office today and first impressions were good .
    That's where seem professional, I have used them but the pain we went through with the build was far away from professional, as I said guys be careful.

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    and what was the end result like?

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    Not too much difference between any of them, they all use they same semiskilled labour to build, supervision on each job is largely at the discretion of the workforce and their seems to be no discernible set of standards. Machinery and tools on the job seem too be limited to string and basic measuring tools. they get by using hand drawn "plans" and knowledge aquired by doing job after job off similar builds. Cookie cutter style, no variation at all so they make money by charging extras and customer contract variations to their standard designs and taking shortcuts on build. If your building you can save real money by rigid specifications on build and materials. most people don't bother, they don't' want to be seen as being tight in front of their GF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    most people don't bother, they don't' want to be seen as being tight in front of their GF.
    your post had some sense until the last bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UdonThani Pete
    but the pain we went through with the build
    quite normal, as PP said, the supervision can be minimal, you have to do a lot yourself...or be sorry

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    Dr A, if you need specifics please PM me, the end results were due to our interventions on various stages of the build, not due to NYJ believe me.

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    ^ that is normally the case in Thailand with many building companies

    you can post specifics if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    ^ that is normally the case in Thailand with many building companies

    you can post specifics if you want
    Dr A......to many to mention mate, I am advising not to use these monkeys.


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    cheers pete will forget them sorry never replied earlier been to patts for a few days

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    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback
    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
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    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
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    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
    blimey

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback
    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
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    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
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    pete you don't no anything about modernde there next door back side of udon ring road
    blimey
    sorry for being so vague its were i am from and we talk

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    There is no way I would recommend a specific builder here, just don't know one that stands out.
    The houses that are nicely built, tend to be self builds and More modest than that which is the norm here.
    Around where I live we rent a 2 story Concrete monster that is at least 4 times the place that I need. But I have a mental block about buying a place here, if the rules prohibit buying & owning my own place, sooner not bother, beside that I am fully committed financially in Aust.
    But my daughters plays a part in that, I need to get them back to a semi sane educational system.
    Other than all that, there appears to be lack of capital gains opportunities, in Udon anyway.
    There are many places around here that have been sitting empty for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Other than all that, there appears to be lack of capital gains opportunities,
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    There are many places around here that have been sitting empty for years.
    well, maybe with a facelift and some design they could be sold on at a profit, although I don't know if property is shifting there

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    I know of one specific builder that I would recommend. He has been with me for that last eight years or so.

    We do about two or three projects per year in BKK on the average with most of them being Thais owners with a few 'falangs' thrown in to make it interesting.

    The only problem is that I am on site almost every day. I ain't cheap...
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    Sorry WoolyBack I do not know anything about any other builders, only NYJ who done my build, and glad you have decided to forget them.
    I would also avoid "Perfect House" same side of road as NYJ, as it's the same owner, I think NYJ have lost so much work due to word of mouth, but they are still using the same outsourced brainless monkeys, who require adult supervision on a daily basis, but I think it's a general problem for all builds, Hillbilly's comments would be the way to go, best of luck in this mine field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UdonThani Pete View Post
    Sorry WoolyBack I do not know anything about any other builders, only NYJ who done my build, and glad you have decided to forget them.
    I would also avoid "Perfect House" same side of road as NYJ, as it's the same owner, I think NYJ have lost so much work due to word of mouth, but they are still using the same outsourced brainless monkeys, who require adult supervision on a daily basis, but I think it's a general problem for all builds, Hillbilly's comments would be the way to go, best of luck in this mine field.
    thanks pete just getting the plans drawn up at the moment will have to think long and hard on this one

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    My advice has always been, find a home that has recently been built (that you like) and find out who the builder was.

    My advice has always been, after finding that builder one still needs to be on the site on a daily basis.

    My advice has always been, that even though Thai builders may not do things according to Western standards, there might be a reason.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    I know of one specific builder that I would recommend. He has been with me for that last eight years or so.

    We do about two or three projects per year in BKK on the average with most of them being Thais owners with a few 'falangs' thrown in to make it interesting.

    The only problem is that I am on site almost every day. I ain't cheap...
    Do you or your builder do any house building jobs in Nong Khai?

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    Sorry, but we stick to BKK.

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    what do you want built and where?
    i am a uk builder but based in nongbualamphu
    my company is registered here but i can go anywhere in thailand really.
    just finishing off my own bungalow/cottage (old english style)here so time to start working to earn a living again.
    i do most trades and have been in the game 20+ years
    send me a pm if you need to know more,just looking at advertising on here actually.

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