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    New build in Trang

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    Joined this forum to try and learn as much as possible about the pitfalls/catastrophies that may occur on my venture into the (relatively) unknown i.e.house building in Thailand.The land belongs to my G/F and is located just outside Trang on the road to Huay yot building commences next sunday 22nd-its a modest 2 bed/bathroom single story house of 108 sq.metres local builder who has quoted 360,000 baht for complete build electrics/water/tiling/painting etc. I,ve seen the standard of his work on other properties and as he has used Q Con/Superblock before as opposed to the other two builders we consulted I am happy to go with him.................at least I think so.......here,s hoping

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    Good price,, good luck.

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    Smile

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    I agree. That's practically nothing. Just keep an eye on things. A close eye on things. There is always something that they will make/do some "interesting" way. But at that price you can't lose, even if everything doesn't go perfectly. Post photos, please. Good luck!

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    Thanks for making a new building thread

    Not so many building thread from south.

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    That 360,000 price will be for the labor only....hope that is understood by the o.p.

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    ^ That's what I was thinking.

    Good luck, OP.

    You can't build a 2 bed/bathroom single story house of 108 sq.metres for much under 800,000 all in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    That 360,000 price will be for the labor only....hope that is understood by the o.p.
    Yeah....a bit low for the full build.

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    Welcome to the build thread. Great place to gather up info. Good Luck and be patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    That 360,000 price will be for the labor only....hope that is understood by the o.p.
    Sorry guys I thought I made it known-yes build only but include electrics/water/tiling/painting etc..............I,m budgeting at around 1.2 to 1.3 million at completion.

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    For a dedicated building only forum try this place :

    coolthaihouse.com ? Index page

    Everything you need to know under one roof.

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    Good Luck and stay happy....all will be fine.

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    Build started but cannot post photos...........what am I doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    Build started but cannot post photos...........what am I doing wrong?
    I believe you have not posted enough to post pics.

    Somebody will chime in with that magic number

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    Build started but cannot post photos...........what am I doing wrong?
    I believe you have not posted enough to post pics.

    Somebody will chime in with that magic number
    OK understand now.......pity I cannot post now though

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    5 is the magic number, one more and you should be able to post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    5 is the magic number, one more and you should be able to post pics.
    Well here,s hoping

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    Post away. Appears you are free to go....

    Look forward to the build pics. I enjoyed doing my Thread.

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    well here goes but when I click insert image all I get is insert URL..........posted many times on other forums and its simple- it says add attachment or search photo,s..why so complicated here













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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    well here goes but when I click insert image all I get is insert URL..........posted many times on other forums and its simple- it says add attachment or search photo,s..why so complicated here
    You need to either upload the image to the site gallery (link at the top) or have it hosted somewhere like photobucket (I think).

    You cannot currently upload directly from your computer. That's why it asks for a URL.

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    Yes I,ve tried but when I finally uploaded it said ...........sorry files too big....BHF guess I,ll keep my build a secret

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    You must resize you pictures to I suggest 30%.

    Good luck with your build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    Yes I,ve tried but when I finally uploaded it said ...........sorry files too big....BHF guess I,ll keep my build a secret
    Please don't give up. Most people here have problems when starting to put pictures on the thread. Some need a lot of pages before they manage to get first picture out.
    If you upload to a place where you can share the picture's URL, you can use that URL on the "insert iamge" icon that looks like picture.
    We need your pictures......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6kon
    Please don't give up. Most people here have problems when starting to put pictures on the thread.
    I 2nd that, do not give up. Open up a Photobucket account. Its free. Load pictures there. Copy the link from the right and paste into Teakdoor thread. It resizes properly and you can do this fast. After a few runs it will be a walk in the park....

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    Welcome to the Buffalo Board, petermilk...Good luck with the build...I see you are buffaloed already with the pic process...

    Well, I suppose it could be a gentle lesson in frustration compared to the actual process of the build which may be akin to being the pivot person in a circle jerk, though you'd have to ask our more "adventurous" posters about this activity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Well, I suppose it could be a gentle lesson in frustration compared to the actual process of the build which may be akin to being the pivot person in a circle jerk
    Now Now BB.... Lets go easy on new posters. We do not want to scare them into submission. With that said one could easily end up as you mentioned in a circle jerk. There is however enough info out there to do one right and not be thrashed, beaten, raped, ripped off and then tossed in the nearby khlong to become news in the village.

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