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    Thai-style Hardwood House Entrance

    I am on the hunt for a hardwood house entrance that has Thai-style design. I have looked at some salas that might work, but thought I would throw this out to all of you wood buffs.

    Here is a pic of the style I would like and was wondering if there are shops in northern Thailand that might help me out. Anyone seen such a thing?



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    Where are you based?

    There are a coupkle of places on the outskirts of Pattaya that build salas and could no doubt build what you need to measure.

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    Just to let everyone know the sala in the small picture above is teak and costs $13,000. I am sure I can find something for less maybe over near Phrae or CM but I have not looked for salas before.

    When I was thinking about building a teak house, I tried to research things on the internet which is useless. It takes local knowledge to find the better deals in Thailand. There are many threads that talk about teak houses, but not a lot about where they can be found. If you have seen something close and know an approximate price, it would be most helpful. I often rely on the TD posters when looking for various building materials and have found everyone to be most helpful.

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    ^^
    I am located up near Udon. Any idea of price?

    Thanks

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    I think the picture you have posted is Ayutthaya style.

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    Yes, it is off the Nongnit Treasures website. They build salas and even houses, but are definitely pricey. I purchased some large teak panels from them, but paid a premium.

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    if you buy a "readymade" house or sala, you will pay a lot more than if you build it yourself

    most villages have an excellent carpenter waiting to help, and also to find the wood for you

    I bought an old wood house to source most of my wood, and a local carpenter/builder to construct the place

    here is a link if you haven't already seen it

    http://teakdoor.com/building-in-thai...icefields.html (DrAndys Wooden Cottage in the ricefields)
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    I have read all of your threads Dr. A and respect your opinion on building. Previously, I did ask around for a good carpenter, but no luck so far in my village. I will put the word out again since I do want to have more wood accents on my house.

    I just need to look a little harder, I guess.

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    yes, just ask around, or, if you see a recent nice wood house, find out who built it

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    I am in the States right now, but I will put my wife on it and also have her ask her builder brother again. He is not a carpenter, but seems to know many builders in the village. There must be a good carpenter among them.

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    people still build wood houses in the villages, so hopefully you will be lucky

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    A lot of houses being built, but they are all concrete and steel. There has to be a good woodworker among the masses. Sometimes I wished I had picked somewhere closer to CM to build since they seem to be a dime a dozen over there.

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    Rick Hangchat just South East of CM have a lot of Old Wood yards, recycled House

    but seems you already aware of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    I am sure I can find something for less maybe over near Phrae or CM but I have not looked for salas before.
    A builder friend of mine here in Roiet sources all his teak from Phrae so must be a best deal source. Wait a couple days. I will find out the name/location and prices of his source.

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    Thanks Norton, I would appreciate it.

    Yes, CM seems to be the place for woodwork experts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    A builder friend of mine here in Roiet sources all his teak from Phrae so must be a best deal source.
    Friend of mine has just had a one bedroom house constructed in teak for 300,000 baht.
    Builders from Phrae

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    Great price depending on how big and quality of workmanship. Do you happen to have any pics or details you can send me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    I am in the States right now, but I will put my wife on it and also have her ask her builder brother again. He is not a carpenter, but seems to know many builders in the village. There must be a good carpenter among them.
    Rick have you thought of doing it the farang quality way ? my friend built a house up in Issan a couple of year ago but having seen how thai's build things went the farang way. he found a couple of brickies from the UK who were willing to come over for a few months during the UK winter. it wasn't a big house so they threw it up in no time. he then gave them a week in pattaya and a few grand and they went off happy. he did the same with the chippies, plasterers and sparkies etc and now has a proper built house that although it cost him a little more than getting it built by thais he is well happy. I'm sure there are plenty of out of work construction workers back home who would jump at a few months in the sun ?
    Treat everyone as a complete and utter idiot and you can only ever be pleasantly surprised !

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    Something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella
    although it cost him a little more than getting it built by thais
    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Fella
    he found a couple of brickies from the UK who were willing to come over for a few months during the UK winter. it wasn't a big house so they threw it up in no time. he then gave them a week in pattaya and a few grand and they went off happy. he did the same with the chippies, plasterers and sparkies etc
    how many expat builders altogether?

    airfares minm 500
    a few grand 4000
    food and accomodation incl Pattaya say 1500

    so 6000 each worker, say 8 workers 48,000 2.4 million baht

    yes a bit more if my assumptions are nearly right

    what sort of bricks did the brickies use? were they load bearing or did they build using cement columns and beams?

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    Are we talking about wood structures because if that is what we are talking about what does UK brickies have to do with it. Farang quality indeed.

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