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    trying to find buider in bangkok

    Finding builders in Thailand does seem to be quite a daunting task, from my experience when they say 'easy no problem' comes with the unsaid 'if we go i can just walk off site and the problem goes away'.

    Far various reasons we now have a shit job to deal with. we need to put a shit tank in the gararge and replumb the toilets to it, which does involve installing pupping under the ground floor concrete slab. Personally I would describe it as major renovation... rather than the 'easy, no problem' we have been getting out of builders so far.

    Does anyone have any builders or crews in bangkok who they thing might be up to the job?
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    My short experiance with Thai builders is they dont have forsight, it is yes, get this done, look how much I did today, as you have experianced. Then, you have to be careful if you say something, you dont upset them buy saying to much, it's bloody hard. Thai's do every-thing ass about face and most times no where near as good as it could be, eeeer wrong, To find a Thai builder who can plan the build is a long march. But dont be put off, there are good builders out there, it's just a matter of finding one,,,,,,,,,,,, just one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    My short experiance with Thai builders is they dont have forsight, it is yes, get this done, look how much I did today, as you have experianced. Then, you have to be careful if you say something, you dont upset them buy saying to much, it's bloody hard. Thai's do every-thing ass about face and most times no where near as good as it could be, eeeer wrong, To find a Thai builder who can plan the build is a long march. But dont be put off, there are good builders out there, it's just a matter of finding one,,,,,,,,,,,, just one.

    Yes....that one.

    Yet, still in your best interest to act as a supervising watchdog [as you should] to make sure that things flow and are guided as you want them to be.

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    Try Alanthebuilder.

    though think he may only do complete homes now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rentthecar112 View Post
    A professional builder in Thailand is worth all that you pay for their service, if they do their job correctly. The quality of the finish, the time taken and the integrity of the building rest very much in the hands of the builder or construction contractor. They are the second part of the building equation with the architect being the first.
    Finding a good architect would be another problem. We had a local government guy draw the 8 town houses we are doing, I would say he is bloody hopeless with plenty of blunders.
    Typical of Thai's who has minimal training and then call themselves what ever.
    A mate's brother had a house done in BKK, I will try find out the names, but that was 8-10 years ago.
    Hope all goes well for you.

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    thanks for the responses.

    It is depressing trying to find someone who you can trust to do the work, ive managed to perswade better half to put the big job off until we find someone and accept its proably going to take a while.

    I stated anyone who can 'just do the job right' tend to stick out in thailand.... I my guess that anyone on bangkok construction is going to have no difficulty getting long term work on large construction sites.... so what chance do I have for a a little 1-2 week job?

    To be honest we usually end up doing the work ourselves... when its within our capabilities. we found a good source of scaffold rental, which makes it easier and safer. When we do it we atleast know that the instructions that come with the products get followed.... something thats rather important with these new technical products like paint

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    ^You claim to be a scientist but you can't fcn understand the basics of brickwork, plumbing and electrics.

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    Unlike yourself I am not blessed with the belief that I know everything and a god at every skill in the world.

    I know my limitations, saves me from starting those jobs I cannot finish. I would say a good thing.... but your free to disagree.

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    I hav'nt forgot, my mate is home next week, if I can find out who built his brothers home in BKK, I will let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    Unlike yourself I am not blessed with the belief that I know everything and a god at every skill in the world.

    I know my limitations, saves me from starting those jobs I cannot finish. I would say a good thing.... but your free to disagree.
    There just doesn't seem to be that DIY culture here. Is there actually a Thai equivalent to the ubiquitous big box DIY store in Western climes? Never seen such.

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