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    Hi there all,i have just moved to Chiang Mai and am just buying some land,i need to build a house,prob single story 3 bed 2 bath or single on stilts.
    where can i get some ideas on floor plans/designs etc and anyone know any good builders/tradesmen in Chiang Mai
    thanks alot rob

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    Rob hi,

    When we were thinking about building what we found helpful was to go to the moo-baans. Feign interest in purchasing and they'll give you all the promo materials including, helpfully, floor plans of their houses.

    Best thing about this is that you can go to several and combine the elements of the plans that you like best.

    Welcome to the forum by the way.

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    I have just used an architect in Chiangmai. (mate of mine)
    English guy with about 40 architects on staff.
    they design mainly for England but are happy to do domestically too.

    I will pm you his details, really nice bloke.

    I think you can receive pm's but can't send them yet.
    will give you my email addy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    will give you my email addy too.
    What about a phone number too?

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    try checking out good bookstore in chiang mai. if in bangkok, i'd go to kinokuniya or asiabooks. browse the architecture section. you sure would come up with some more ideas. however, the environment and climate is different from one country to another country, you need to work on some adjustment though.

    also look at your own needs. what activities you do in your house, how many people, how old are they, any pets. these factors detemine the choices of material. ask many questions to yourself, do you like to cook. if yes, get bigger kitchen...go through all these sort of logical thinking. you might overlook at something. that's ok. afterall, nothing is perfect!

    for the builder matter, i also got the problem. sorry, cannot help

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    I'm sure there's a thread on here with a link to loads of Thai house plans. Do a search, you might be lucky enough for the search function to actually find what you're looking for...

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    Its in the blog section, links to house plans online.

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    Thanks to you all, this is not easy,only been here(chiang mai) 3 weeks,moved up from Surin.
    just looking at buying land then need to get house built and business built,butterfly farm!
    Chaingmai noon, would love to get your mates details, thanks and any useful numbers for local lawyers (set up company,buy land etc)
    Will check out the link for plans, i dont want any thing fancy 3 bed 2 bath,single story, basic and cheap building,can make inside nice,home is for living in not admiring from the outside, plus will also be on same site as business. Having trouble finding any builders here i trust or seem to know what they are doing,ask them prices of anything they just shrug and start talking fast thai to my wife.
    thanks again to you all rob
    ps do any of you here in chiang mai meet for a drink/chat?

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    Also will need builders of course, i aim to get materials etc just want someone to stick it all together,plus i will need some laboures/birickies to do some business buildings etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by robd
    ps do any of you here in chiang mai meet for a drink/chat?
    There's a little soiree planned for the 8th, but you'll have to get your post count up to 20 so you can send me a PM for the details...

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    sounds good

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    forgot to say cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by robd
    ps do any of you here in chiang mai meet for a drink/chat?
    I'll be at the UN Irish bar on Ratchawitti Road on thursday...and every other day actually.
    Friday, my architect friend will be there too.
    don't think he much likes talking about work though.

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    so whats the deal with pms and direct emails??

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    where on earth is Ratchawitti Road?? how do i find it?

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    ^ Errr look at a map?

    There's lots of links to maps here somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robd
    where on earth is Ratchawitti Road?? how do i find it?
    It's somewhere around Victory Monument.

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    errrr...i think they're talking about rajvitthi in chiang mai.

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