Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 49
  1. #1
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269

    Planning permission

    Does anyone know how long it should take to get building consent in Pattaya? Its now been two months since we submitted the plans through a local architect. The architect (who will co- project manage the build) wants to start building before we get consent, whch I'm reluctant to do in case I end up with some very expensive foundations that have to be ripped out.

    Any feedback on getting permission to build much appreciated!

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    Ratchaburi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 12:03 PM
    Location
    Ratchaburi
    Posts
    5,184
    We start building before we had they were approved then I am not in Pattaya

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,775
    Without chasing up the planning office it normally takes about 1 year for permission, chase erm up and give them some money about 30 days.

  4. #4
    Not an expat
    Fabian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    04-09-2017 @ 09:31 PM
    Location
    Hamburg, cold dark Germany
    Posts
    5,381
    How much is "some money"?

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,775
    Usually a percent of the building value, we just used to get the planning dept to do the plans for us and started straight away, usually finished the building before consent was given and the plans drawn up.

  6. #6
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    Thanks for the insights. It's quite reassuring.

    My main concern with starting before we get consent is that the plot is less than 100m from a royal property on Pratumnak.

    I already put a resonable squirt of "thai WD40" into the application, so I guess I can only sit and wait.

    I'm going to wait to see the consent with my thai lawyer before construction starts, although the architect is keen to start straight away. My view is that it took me 20 years hard work to get to be able to do this, so another few months' wait won't hurt.....anyhow, I'm relieved to hear that several months might not be unusual.

    I'll let you know how we get on. The proposed building is pretty unusual, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with the project.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    Driventowin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    3rd rock from the sun
    Posts
    1,635
    Ut oh!! There's your problem!!! You should have used Sonax instead..... Though I do perfer WD40 myself it isn't as well known here....yet......

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Zavier38
    The proposed building is pretty unusual, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with the project.
    When do you intend to start the thread with the plans and pictures of construction etc...?

  9. #9
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    ^ soon as I get the green light from planning and pay the next chunk to the builder.

    Don't want to tempt fate just yet.....

    I'm still waiting on final costings for final fit. Its already looking like 13M baht ++ for build cost alone, and if it goes much higher I may need/want to look at a plan B.

  10. #10
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    The building is unusual in that there are no exterior windowst all on the outside of the plot. It's built as a courtyard type U shape, so we can build out to within 50cm of the plot boundary. Also there's a height restriction, with its proximity to the royal residence. So it will be mostly single storey.

  11. #11
    punk douche bag
    ChiangMai noon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    o dan y bryn
    Posts
    29,256
    Quote Originally Posted by Zavier38
    Its already looking like 13M baht ++ for build cost alone
    blimey.

    I was going to start taking pictures of mine.
    The foundations are going down at the moment.

    don't think i'll bother now.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,775
    I think you will find that that height restriction is a fallacy, heard it many times about Prathamnak, many of the places that have previously been pointed out to me as in the height restriction zone now have 4 and 5 storey buildings on them, then again next door to the Royals maybe different

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    don't think i'll bother now.
    You'd bloody well better post them, or I'll come up there and ring your bloody neck!

  14. #14
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I think you will find that that height restriction is a fallacy, heard it many times about Prathamnak, many of the places that have previously been pointed out to me as in the height restriction zone now have 4 and 5 storey buildings on them, then again next door to the Royals maybe different
    Its within pissing distance (with a fair wind), I guess that's why the permission is taking alot longer than the 30 days you mention - I had originally been told to expect 4 -6 weeks. It's now 8 weeks and counting.

  15. #15
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    tempting fate. But this is what they architect came up with....


    result!

  16. #16
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    Bulilding occupies whole plot approx half rai. The idea is to have as much security and privacy as possible, with an 18M lap pool. Should be two proper bedroom "suites", a one bed apartment which can be used as two bedrooms if required, and a staff room.
    The living area is on two levels, with sea views.
    All I need to do is work out how to pay for the bloody thing!


    plot is 22 metres wide.


    swimming pool in courtyard 18X3.5M
    bedrooms off to left and right, living area front

  17. #17
    punk douche bag
    ChiangMai noon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    o dan y bryn
    Posts
    29,256
    ^
    wow......

    how the other half live.

    looks absolutely fantastic.


  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    Driventowin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    3rd rock from the sun
    Posts
    1,635
    Geezzz Is that a real garage in Thailand??

  19. #19
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    Thanks! Although I'll believe it when I see it finished. I'm still waiting on costings for final fit before committing 100% to build. So far only bought land and paid architect. Will post pics as it progresses.

  20. #20
    Not an expat
    Fabian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    04-09-2017 @ 09:31 PM
    Location
    Hamburg, cold dark Germany
    Posts
    5,381
    I imagine it very nice for the one who are living in it but the neighbours will hate it.

  21. #21
    Member
    Itchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    07-02-2019 @ 08:58 PM
    Posts
    827
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    I imagine it very nice for the one who are living in it but the neighbours will hate it.
    They'll hate it even more if they don't get to have a chance to look around inside. My betting is the curiosity levels in your neighborhood will be unbearable.

    Anyway, it looks good, not a style I'd choose but refreshingly different.

    A think to address is 'courtyard noise' - I like courtyard houses and we had a courtyard in Rome, but the noise does bounce around a bit.. My guess is you'll need some greenery planting.

  22. #22
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269


    Anything but another "Thai - bali" style house built with 10 -20 cm walls or division 2 WAGs pad with pillars outside.

    I think you're right though. as long as its bloody hard to break in to I'll be happy.

    The wall at the back won't be so high and it'll be a jap garden thing with some posh fish.
    Last edited by Marmite the Dog; 12-01-2008 at 12:24 AM. Reason: I wish he'd stop posting the thumbnail pics...

  23. #23
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269
    Thanks for the tip on noise Itchy. I'm gonna ask the designer to look at that. Some plants might be a good idea in any case.

  24. #24
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    18-02-2009 @ 03:51 AM
    Posts
    269


    This is the proposed final layout, although there are some changes to the back yard. I want to have paving steps across a pond from the living room. The idea is to have a 70s style sunken sitting area in living oom so thet the fish i the pond will be at eye level. The garden will just be a few rocks and jap style stuff, with the usual thai style sala.

    There's a question over whether to have gas (for cooking inst. of electric)through to staff room (behind garage) as I'm worried about fire risk. Anyone got any experience on this?

    Total accom should be 2/3 receps, 3/4 beds, staff room, 5 baths, 3 kitchens (main, guest for snacks etc + staff).

    The proposed 2 bathroom ceilings are over 7M high, living areas on ground circa 5 M.
    Last edited by Marmite the Dog; 12-01-2008 at 12:27 AM. Reason: Oi! Cyril! Leave it out mate!

  25. #25
    danblack
    Guest
    will it have a moat

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •