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    We are going to start building our new house in Nongkhai, 2 storey, living area 126 sq.m., large terrace on the 2nd floor.

    We have been quoted 9,000 Baht / sq.m. (materials + labor).

    But we want to separate the cost of materials from the cost of labor because we are going to buy all the construction materials on our own.

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    By the way, what is the cost of materials estimate and what is the best way to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khunchai View Post
    We are going to start building our new house in Nongkhai, 2 storey, living area 126 sq.m., large terrace on the 2nd floor.

    We have been quoted 9,000 Baht / sq.m. (materials + labor).

    But we want to separate the cost of materials from the cost of labor because we are going to buy all the construction materials on our own.

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    By the way, what is the cost of materials estimate and what is the best way to do it?
    Check out this website: Estimated House Construction Cost in Thailand

    My understanding is that this price is for Bangkok.

    For a 2 storey cement house the labor only cost in Bangkok is THB 4,500 5,000 Baht per square meter according to the above article.

    In Nongkhai and Udon Thani the labour only cost is probably 30%-40% lower, that is about THB 3,000 - 3,500 per square meter.

    Please correct me if I am wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khunchai
    We have been quoted 9,000 Baht / sq.m. (materials + labor).
    This is a good price, if you check their work and the quality is decent then go with it.

    You could get everything done for 6,500/sqM, but not with nice quality materials, imho. 11,000/sqM, for a nice job with good materials is a decent price.

    It depends what you're trying to achieve... I think I got mine all in for about 7,000/sqM, but the quality and build is basic while acceptable (just).

    Also, if you want a nice build that you're gonna live in and enjoy the place then getting a top notch building manager is well worth the money, will save costs in some areas - check out Koman's build thread for evidence.
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    Sorry Khunchai can not help, just dropped in to say hi, welcome to TD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Sorry Khunchai can not help, just dropped in to say hi, welcome to TD
    Thank you Ratchaburi!

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    9,000 baht a square meter labour and materials is an impossible quotation for something decent.

    Not being funny mate but separate the costs and be careful with your progress payments as I suspect they will do a runner when they realize they are going to come apart cost wise. It's happened to me before........Cvnts.

    Good luck.

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