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Construction in Thailand Is building in Thailand as bad as it seems? Can properties really be built and fitted out to European standards? Would you like to Build your own house in Phuket, or a swimming pool in Bangkok? Solar water heating in Pattaya? Or maybe you want to build a resort or guesthouse on Koh Samui? If you want to build a luxury house in Thailand then this is the forum for you.

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Old 19-11-2007, 03:55 PM   #51 (permalink)
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It looks like the Cooper House near Homewood, Illinois.
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Old 19-11-2007, 03:58 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I lived in a glasshouse once, and always felt a bit uncomfortable at night

even with gardens all around

that blackhouse looks good in the woods
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Old 19-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I would like MtD to tell us if this is what he has in mind.
I'll post another plan tomorrow. I might even do a front and rear elevation if I get time.

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When is the actual building going to start?
God knows. Maybe in about 18 months.

It won't have 100% glass walls, just the rear 2/3 of the building to get the views overlooking the estate.
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Well done Marmite. Not my kind of thing but I am still fascinated, none the less.
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Old 20-11-2007, 05:41 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Old 20-11-2007, 11:19 AM   #57 (permalink)
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OK, I've had a play, and this is where I'm at, so far.

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Old 20-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Where's the children's room?
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That looks much better but I would prefer less glass in the bedroom.

Which way is north?
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Just had a brain-wave and moved the loo and reduced the size of the kitchen.

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What does the bedroom wall where the door is bond to?
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Where's the children's room?
I'll give them a sack with some bricks in it and chuck it in the klong.

Or, I'd have ideas for stage two under way!



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Which way is north?
Fek knows.

I suppose I'd like the right-hand side wall to face west, so you get nice sunsets and all that, so the bedroom/living area side will face south.
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Old 20-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #63 (permalink)
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What does the bedroom wall where the door is bond to?
That wall would only be stud-walling, so whatever the architect decides. Either a small concrete pillar or the aluminium frame of the windows. I'm not really worried at the moment as I have a few decades to work it out.

While you're here, dd, I remember you saying how much basic shop-house style construction costs. Was it 6,000 Baht per SqM?

Also, how much for a reinforced concrete floor (roof actually) at about 300mm thick that is cast on site (not using precast slabs)?
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While you're here, dd, I remember you saying how much basic shop-house style construction costs. Was it 6,000 Baht per SqM?
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Also, how much for a reinforced concrete floor (roof actually) at about 300mm thick that is cast on site (not using precast slabs)?
About 2k baht up per sq meter cheaper to use the big light weight roof tiles.
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cheaper to use the big light weight roof tiles.
It wouldn't work as I would only get an overhang on 2 sides of the building, unless I put in diagonal beams.

Roof = 192 SqM (about 400,000 Baht)
Living Area = 96 SqM (600,000 Baht)

So I should be looking at about 1 million Baht to construct this?
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superb thread Marmite.

I am having some big second thoughts about my place now.
right at the last minute.

they are due to start building this Thursday.

bollux.
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So I should be looking at about 1 million Baht to construct this?
A bit less than that, but things like kitchen counters, nice electrics and classy bathroom could bring it over that.
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So I should be looking at about 1 million Baht to construct this?
I'll let you live in my storage room for much less than that. Further discounts if you tidy it for me.
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So I should be looking at about 1 million Baht to construct this?
A bit less than that, but things like kitchen counters, nice electrics and classy bathroom could bring it over that.
I neither want nor need expensive bathrooms or kitchens. The bathroom will cost 6k at most.

I do need to work out how to build this for 250k. I think 1 million is way over the top for this as there is very little construction apart from the floor, columns and roof.

I will look into a lightweight timber & steel roof, but I'm still unsure of the ability to weatherproof it properly.

I am sitting down properly with my architect next Wednesday and I know a concrete specialist here too.
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The bathroom will cost 6k at most.
Cheapest bathroom we ever built cost about 15k baht, had 3 walls already 4 walls of 2 by 2.5 meters is cheapest 10,000baht, tile up to 2 meter high 6,500baht, fittings, plumbing, pump, ceiling, hot water heater, toilet, sink, door and door frame, cess pit, etc etc, nope, can't be done.
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superb thread Marmite.

I am having some big second thoughts about my place now.
right at the last minute.

they are due to start building this Thursday.

bollux.

not a good start CMN

I hope you sat down with your architect and went through everything that you wanted from your house. Then went and talked some more to other designers?

if you are having second thoughts, particularly structural ones, then you had better put it on hold until you feel happier. If you are not getting what you want, or can do better for about the same price, then it would be better to wait
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The bathroom will cost 6k at most.
Forgot the bathroom ceiling ext4ractor ventilation fans aswell, and maybe some glass blocks.
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I do need to work out how to build this for 250k. I think 1 million is way over the top for this as there is very little construction apart from the floor, columns and roof.
Not much construction but lots of material cost. Even if you choose the most spartan materials (bathroom, kitchen, flooring, roof, etc.) I don't see how you can get by for anything under 600,000 baht.
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you could build the concrete part for B250K, no problem, including the roof possibly
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The bathroom will cost 6k at most.
That's the price for a better quality throne..
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