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    building costs

    Has anyone recently built a house in Buriram area? I'm considering building a basic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in this area. I had thought about a plastered finish and low pitched roof; maybe corrogated coloursteel . I have only mainly seem concrete tiles though. Is there a reason for this? I have also noticed some people use concrete blocks on the outside that they then plaster and some do the same with red bricks. Again is there a reason?

    What is a price per square meter for a block layer to finish to a plastered finished and does this also cover all materials?

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    Breeze blocks are pourous, red bricks get hot and are too much of a pain to point off, price per square meter using red bricks and rendered off both sides 700baht and up per square meter inclusive.

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    Thanks DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    ...I'm considering building a basic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house...
    If the missus is involved, there is no such thing as a basic house.

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    Yeh already saying that she wants a swimming pool

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    Take care with the pool, it can cost more than the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge
    Yeh already saying that she wants a swimming pool
    Go and buy her a shovel, if she wants it badly enough she'll start digging.
    If she dont dig then dump the bitch.

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    house just built



    This house was just built, the area is approx 2 rai and it is 10 km for Korat center...

    It migth be one option, Buriram is quite far and may be to near from the inlaws ?



    All in all there is :

    The swimming pool with the area in front here as jacuzzy bubbling, the sala for shade...

    The main house with entrance tv room, dining and kitchen, 4 rooms each with own showers and WC...

    The house on the back has a huge gym, a kitchen as well, one guest appartment with kitchenette small living and big room, shower and wc, on the back is another appartment for a Thai inlaw...

    There is a petanque field as well ....

    The pics are just a few month old, the house was just finished built and the owner is asking 4 million for it, may be less even...

    No hassle to build it is ready !

    PM me if interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    The pics are just a few month old, the house was just finished built and the owner is asking 4 million for it, may be less even...
    I'm sure that's a good price, but I can't understand anyone thinking a house in rural Thailand is worth over $120,000.

    Maybe I'm just a tight-arse?

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    I think the larger, two story houses in the development where our new house is are selling for up to 5 million baht. This on a 60 wa block of land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'm sure that's a good price, but I can't understand anyone thinking a house in rural Thailand is worth over $120,000. Maybe I'm just a tight-arse?
    I agree, I'm not really into the big monstrosities. I was hoping to get away with spending less and being able to spend my days sitting under a palm next to my fish pond having a quiet drink or two.

    I think this fish pond will do as the swimming pool to. Cheeper to maintain and then it won't matter to much when the inlaws goob and piss in it. Just have to convince the missus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge
    I think this fish pond will do as the swimming pool to. Cheeper to maintain and then it won't matter to much when the inlaws goob and piss in it. Just have to convince the missus.
    They'll just pump it out to irrigate the rice paddy.

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    Have to be careful; the main thing that can be cheaper when you're (far) up-country is the price of land, but even land can be priced quite expensive when you're in a compound/development that they consider to be in a good location close to a more major town.

    Building the house itself depends almost completely on the size and materials used, so not THAT much difference building a Nice House(tm) in Bangkok or in Nakhon Nowhere. If anything a lot of the fancier fittings could actually be easier/cheaper to source in and around Bangkok.

    Like where I'm moving, there's Global House that sells just about anything you can imagine at really reasonable prices. In Nakhon Nowhere, trying to source stuff from the local Chinese dude's building store will not yield you a cheaper price.

    For the 4 million baht house, that's his asking price and chances are he'll gladly sit on it unsold for 10 years until someone finally pays 4 mil or close to it; up to him. There DOES seem to be a lot of land around it, which in part can explain a high price. But honestly, if you have 4 million to spend you can just go to the closest Land & Houses development and pick something, which will be a 2 storey house with at least 3/4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms.

    If you truly appreciate a lot of land / a big garden then I don't think compounds are the most suitable choice. Land in a compound typically costs at least twice (if not triple) as much as the land price just outside it.

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    4 million thb is still not more then 120'000 Usd or is it ?

    The house pictured earlier was made with 2.5 million baht supplys and the workers were hired by need and paid daily or weekly, this also in the 2.5 M Thb spend...

    A lot was done by the inlaw and the (now problematic ) wife...

    Most probably a 3 million would do for them ! It is brand new !

    It is now as well fully equipped with superb flat screen tv's , kitchen machines, cleaning machines, plenty of green in the garden, satellite dishes,etc what make it up to the asking 4 mil...


    Some pitty storys happen quite to often over here ( not to me for the mo')...

    As chinese say, there is a crisis, there migth be opportunityes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    4 million thb is still not more then 120'000 Usd or is it ?
    More or less.

    I do...

    1 million THB = 16,000GBP x 4 then x2 for dollars (rounding down),

    even though I should've done

    1 million THB x 0.0303491 = $121,396.34 (according to XE.com)

    Not far off....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    4 million thb is still not more then 120'000 Usd or is it ?
    More or less.

    I do...

    1 million THB = 16,000GBP x 4 then x2 for dollars (rounding down),

    even though I should've done

    1 million THB x 0.0303491 = $121,396.34 (according to XE.com)

    Not far off....
    1 million THB = 16,000GBP ( NO 14,500 GBP) I have just spent a mil on my new house

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