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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 03-01-2014, 05:05 PM   #101 (permalink)
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she somehow got the colours blue and green reversed so I was always asking "green like the sky?" or "blue like the grass?". Her usual response was "f*#k off smart arse".


She said "I is the ninth letter of the alphabet." then laughed her little head off...
Wherever she got that from Bettyboo I think that's a BRILLIANT comeback from your lady !!

Give that lady a kiss from a Wasp !!!!


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Bettyboo : Hmmm, that's interesting, different... Bit of damning comment there ?


Bettyboo : What's going on here??? It's becoming massive. I thought this thread was a small extension.

No Bettyboo ! I never said this was a small extension . I said I gave her some Bahts in order for her to renovate .

Now it's true that like you I thought an extension and a new roof might be the full extent ........ and it did slightly mushroom .

But you're creating new problems for me here because she now loves those " cute " columns made in the form of Greek Goddesses .

Soon she'll be looking for a cousin who can make them .


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^ I thought she'd like those, sure I've seen some along the main roads going in and out of Bkk...

& you'll be needing a Greco-Roman sala/garden area:



I reckon a mini-sphinx would go down a treat too...

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.................

Ootai " I will keep reading until the end if you ever get there. "

Ootai ............ I'm thinking I'll get to the end today .


Ootai " I am wondering what happens if she goes all the way along the back and joins up to the toilet off the end of the kitchen, does that mean you now have the brother surrounded and trapped in the middle of the house? "


I said earlier that this was all 6 years ago though I'm writing it like it's more recent - while I fossick around searching out photos ..... so on the question of the indolent brother ...........

He turned his room into an utter pigsty but I had ensured that in the bikini above there were small gaps so that when we cleaned up the bikini he got a waterfall in his smelly room ! ................ See I'm not so nice .

Anyway ............ across the way is yet another old rice store measuring about 12 square metres .

The Granddad didn't get on with the Grandma and had moved into this rice store .

Here's a view from upstairs in the renovation .





Granddad has been totally happy in there . It lacks only a few things . Toilet . Water . Power . Cleanliness . Lights . Furniture .

Other than that it's fine .

This last few months Granddad has been severely poorly until he gave up and moved back to Grandma ( who is 15 metres away ) abandoning his little palazzo .

It was offered to the chickens who point-blank refused .

The dogs thought it beneath them .

The brother loves it !!!!

So now he has evaded our encircling plan by moving into Palazzo Filth .

Where he seems to be very content !



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^ I thought she'd like those, sure I've seen some along the main roads going in and out of Bkk...

& you'll be needing a Greco-Roman sala/garden area:

I reckon a mini-sphinx would go down a treat too...

Yes ..... in Woking there's a small enclave of car-stealing Albanians who go for this style in their free Housing Association dwellings .

Missy loves it all !


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..............................

There was a picture here of the Missy Boss ...... but I followed Bettyboo's following advice .




I have to source about 3 photos now and then we'll be at the end of this Thread .

Back in a while .

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^quickly delete that pic, Wasp - members will be bad.

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Never trust these TD folk!!!
You've done 16 Thousand Posts Bettyboo .

I'd be an idiot not to trust your advice .


Sad though hey ?


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.......................



The time has arrived for me to end .


The last construction photo was at the stage where " Roman Kings " had spread out beyond the original house line and a balcony had started to be built .

And the eagle-eyed saw another extension going in beyond the balcony .












Anyway ......... I was sorting photos to take us on from here - but it suddenly seemed pointless .


I mean ..... anyone wanting to look at superb building details in brilliant photos just needs to look at koman's thread .


With my next photos you would just be seeing yet ANOTHER hard-working Thai breaking all the safety rules but getting the job done .


Photos like this -





So there seems no point showing stuff like that .


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INSTEAD ............... in an effort to keep my promise and leave you a surprising ending .........................

Let me show you what she did . ( Patience Neverna ! ) .


This is what she had started with ................




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................. and remember - the original house is STILL right there if you have your bearings sorted !!!


And this is what she finished with ................... !!!!!!!!!!!







I've enjoyed this .



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Good stuff Wasp. The surprise ending was well worth waiting for.


Good Good Good Good Good .

I didn't want to be unread ............ and I didn't want to fail as a surprising ending .


Thank you Bill .



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I am impressed, it is a make over of epic porportions, I am always amazed when someone starts off by adding little bits probably without any real grand plan and then gets it to all come together like she has. I like the paint colour on the top walls, how has it fared over the passing years? For that matter are you still in the picture and hanging around there?
I realised that this is a time delayed thread but when I posted before I just used the present in line with the rest of the conversations going on. Has the brother been overcome with envy and started to renovate his chicken house or has Grandpa had more blues with Grandna and kicked the brother out again so he could move back in?
Once again I have enjoyed this thread as much for your humour as for the amazing transformation and am sad that it has come to an end.
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I am impressed, it is a make over of epic porportions, I am always amazed when someone starts off by adding little bits probably without any real grand plan and then gets it to all come together like she has. I like the paint colour on the top walls, how has it fared over the passing years? For that matter are you still in the picture and hanging around there?
I realised that this is a time delayed thread but when I posted before I just used the present in line with the rest of the conversations going on. Has the brother been overcome with envy and started to renovate his chicken house or has Grandpa had more blues with Grandna and kicked the brother out again so he could move back in?
Once again I have enjoyed this thread as much for your humour as for the amazing transformation and am sad that it has come to an end.
My thanks to you Ootai . Sincere thanks . I enjoy the writing but I need a theme and this was a terrific theme for me .... and I'm honestly very glad you enjoyed it so much .
It was put together on the barest number of photos and if you're sad it has come to an end that's a great compliment .

But it had to end now because I would have been posting some pretty boring photos and dragging it out . However your enthusiasm makes me think that actually I can take some other stuff and probably have an addendum chapter later on.
One enthusiastic encouragement from you justifies putting it together .

And I had a few other nice comments too .

Your questions .........

How has it fared over the passing years ?
Well it hasn't been a lot lived in . I'm not even in Thailand . I'm in the UK . Missy and I are married and I go there every two years for a break though not this year. She goes every year for the two freezing Winter months .

The bikini doesn't slope that much .
Her dad has moved into the room below the bikini but that's only when he's too drunk to get back to his own shack in the rice fields . That's most nights .

The blue paint that you like had no undercoat so it tends to flake off the render ... but that's just a cosmetic problem. In fact the place is looking just fine .
Me hanging around there ? Well for 6 years now I've been trying to persuade myself to retire out there . I have more fun there than I have in England .

And I'm thinking 2014 may be the time .

Has the brother renovated his chicken house ? Of course not . That would require effort . But I've given in and decided to build him a toilet and shower . Missy is there now but she has decided that if I'm buying a new toilet set and shower she's going to have them and give him the older equipment from the house .
Which is reasonable enough .

The Grandpa and Grandma ........ she's nearly blind now and he may have cancer so they need each other . He's a tough little character though . When I was last there 2 years ago he got used to coming to me in the evening , pointing one finger and saying " EESIPP Baht ? " Meaning he wanted 20 Baht to go and buy whisky . I gave it to him ( he has a machete ) .

When I came home to England he had no fallang to get money from so the whisky situation was dire . However , one evening ,he was crouched near Missy when I called her mobile . And he recognized my voice . So he came over to the telephone and pointed at it and said into it " EESIPP Baht . EESIPP Baht ? "

I told Missy to curl a 20 Baht note under the phone and slide it out to him .

He thinks it's miraculous !!!

But no .... he won't be ejecting Mr Indolence from his former dwelling .

Again Ootai - thank you for your interest . I'm getting some extra thoughts for an Epilogue as we speak so it's not the end.

My Best Wishes ...............

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Good thread Wasp. A little different, but an enjoyable read and great pics.

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Apologies Wasp old chap what with building my place I dont seem to have the time to check whats on here.
Excellent thread and what a marvellous transformation well done Miss looks extremely happy.
Really enjoyed reading about the family matters thank you for sharing. After our place is finished we have to do something very similar ( without Roman Kings though) to the Inlaws home so it was interesting to see what can be accomplished with a few Baht.
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Hey Wasp....I just checked this out today. Very nice job.....too bad the place had to lose a bit of that quaint Thainess while taking on more of a modern Mediterranean look....

The problem for me is that if the wife sees this, I'll be forced to tear down our square pillars and replace them with those Romanesque ones......so please let's try to keep this low profile if you don't mind..

Seriously though...looks really nice.....well done!!
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Good thread Wasp. A little different, but an enjoyable read and great pics.

Thanks !


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PS: Mee yeesip baht mai ?


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..... it makes me sincerely pleased to get a comment like this from you .

Yours is one of the Threads that I particularly have stored away to read very soon because your name and references to your Thread have come up many times on other Threads .

I already know yours going to be a seriously good Thread .

I'm glad that in comparison I called mine " Not a House-Build "

But I don't yet know how close you might be to Korat ... so "yes" I'll tell her to get another 20 Baht note under the mobile for you .


Thanks Steve


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lOOKS VERY GOOD wASP. tHANKS FOR THE INTERESTING READ.

You've got your CAPS Lock on !!!!!

Thank you Yemen .

It's been important to me to find that a few people were enjoying this effort of mine .

I thought I was a bit alone not wanting to be a prat but now I've been reading Roobarb's Thread and even he started a bit wary in case he looked silly !

So it does please me to get your comment .


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