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    Thai Dhupp and Princess Joy's Thai House Build

    We cant wait to get started TBH, but so many things need to be sorted / in place / agreed / financed BEFORE we actually start the digging, etc...

    To whet the appetites though... it will be a 3-building , 2 story arrangement, built in .. 3 stages. A lot of leaning towards the Lanna / Ayutthaya style but constructed using bang up to date methods and materials. (and all done by my local 'construction perfessional and his 10-strong team from Laos)

    seriously though... we want to include as many energy saving / heat reducing features into the construction - this will be a long term residence, for when i finally hang my boots up from working in the Middle East.

    We already own the land

    The plans are approved and the building permit is issued

    So like I say, a few more I's to dot and T's to cross and we will be 'ready'. Oh, and I think I need to finish my work so i can supervise theirs!!!

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    Where abouts are you located?

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    Hi and thanks for the early interest and encouragement.

    I guess I'm hijacking this old thread which I'm sure is not the done thing so, I better start my own...

    ..but how to do? I'm new to the board.

    In answer to the question, the land is in Chonburi province, near to Bo Thong.

    So about 40 minutes to Pattaya, 80 minutes to BKK and 60 minutes to Ban Chang, Reyong

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    Good Luck with the build and remember to post plenty of photos. My wife is from just up the road at Nong Yai, but we now live in Chon Muang when not in Australia.

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    Thanks Mods for setting up the thread.. Appreciated. Hope we can change the title at some point!

    So, looking forward to telling the tale as it unfolds. Yes lots of pictures along the way, hopefully some video links too and I'm even looking into a time lapse of the whole thing for added interest.

    Not too much to tell for actual building action so far but , as is traditional I think, I will spend a couple of posts detailing what we hope to achieve plus a bit about 'us' too!

    oh and I will summarise where we ARE actually up to as well..

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    Welcome TD and looking forward to the "Big" build.

    I'm currently in the UK but my wife phoned today to say, " there holes in the big post's" ? oops, old house, so may be over sooner than planned !

    never a dull moment, eh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp
    think I need to finish my work so i can supervise theirs!!!
    You think good.

    Welcome through the doors. Looking forward to your adventure.

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    I too am looking forward to your posts with photos. My wife & I are planning to build our home in Isaan later this year so keenly interested in how others have undertaken this activity. Being a "newbie", not only to this forum but to living in Thailand for periods that are longer than 1 year I am encouraged.

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    Yes good luck with the build. Looking forward to watching it progress.

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    Good luck bud.

    Looking forward to seeing the adventure and final success.

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    Keep posting Thai D....you need to get your post count up high enough where you can post pictures.

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    To the latest on this early days thread - thanks for the visit and encouragement.

    yes... message count - need to get it up.

    ok, as i said before, i will do some of the background, and introductions, so that later the pictures can be uploaded

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    i did not think that last post through - that could have been 3 posts

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    ...but I have made up for it with the last one and this one!

    OK... I am still at work here in the Middle East (Saturday is a workday, as is Sunday, of course) so i have to do the pesky 'day job' in between postings.

    I will try to put some background details together from my luxury penthouse apartment in downtown Abu Dhabi and upload that tomorrow. its a 3 hour time difference tween there n here, for those who like that sort of info...

    hows the post count going!?

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    ahh... for those interested, before i start my 'Mega-Structures' epic in LoS, i am putting together a small build here in the UAE capital - its the Abu Dhabi international Airport, Midfield Terminal Complex project - 46,000 people working (most of the time),at a cost of over $3 billion. 24/7 working on this, the largest construction project in the UAE. been here 3 years and my bity is not finished yet.

    Thats why I cant really break off to start up the real work in Chonburi just now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp
    hows the post count going!?
    7. Pop over to the games room to run up in a hurry.

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    Spend half an hour in the Games Room. You can post a dozen or so posts quickly there.

    The Games Room - TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum

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    Thanks for that advice Norton and Neverna..

    I'm on it!

    How many do I need before I can post pictures?

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    Right!!! i think the next few posts should take me past the 20-mark so... the first one, actually connected with this build is... the background to the project.

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    Now the next hurdle is figuring out how to post pics on our not very up to date forum software.

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    BACKGROUND

    I have always wanted to build my own place.

    Like a lot of Brits, from my early married years i looked into the chance of doing it, but salary, family commitments and the sheer cost of land made it impossible.

    (and..how many of you Brits can relate to that!?)

    i put the idea on the back-burner while i got on with career development, children and of course paying a massive mortgage on a conventional house.

    I kept the idea alive, but always it seemed to be just out of reach - land prices rose faster than my salary increments, even with promotions, bonuses, share save schemes, inheritance, etc etc i never had enough to embark on the project.

    Fast forward 25 years, and by this time, my original family has grown up, I am unmarried and working in the Middle East, with all the benefits that brings, an again my thought turned to that individual 'idea' - be it a one off build or a renovation, away from UK, so I chose - Brittany, France. (ah Hah!)

    i was all geared up to finding a run-down gite type property to renovate, when...

    ... i was invited to Thailand by some good friends in BanChang, as part of a trip i had planned, covering Cambodia and Vietnam too.

    well...

    What can i say? 'I met this girl' comes to mind but it was more than this and once I had got a feel for the place, I decided that building here in LoS was a far more interesting project that back in Europe. (and with the Brexit developments, it could turn out to have saved me from all sorts of bad news).

    And so began the adventure that was to become this thread - TD and Princess Joy's Thai House Build.

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    yes Norton... how Do i post those photos!!?

    i never gave a thought to the method i was so focussed on the post-count!

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    thanks for that - taking a look now during my late lunch break here at he 'day job'

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    Before you get carried away have a look at 3 current topics :

    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...court-may.html (Wife's credit card debt; court in May...)

    http://teakdoor.com/living-in-thaila...abduction.html

    http://teakdoor.com/members-only/174...-too-well.html

    Then look back a bit and you will find plenty more like those.

    Yea i know it could never happen to you but always keep in mind :

    Never invest in Thailand more than you can afford to lose.

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