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    Building costs

    Well, we are hoping to build sometime on our newly acquired land.

    I have drawn rough plans for a house - it will be approximately 120 sq m in plan, with three stories

    what should I expect the cost of building to be, assuming reasonable cost materials. If I want granite etc, then I can add extra costs.

    I suppose a basic concrete skeleton with infill, wooden windows and tiled floors. That costing would give me a basic price to work from.

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    How many square wah is that Andy, i can't think in metres any more.

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    basic cost, and I mean real basic would 6,500baht and up per square meter.

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    so that would be 120 x 3 x 6500 as there will be three floors?

    that is quite a lot! especially as people build complete houses for half a million!

    it works out at 2.5 mill.

    I think CMN, that 120sq m is 30 sq wah

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    I don't think so Andy, I believe there are 2.2 sq m to the sq wah.
    Obviously dog is the expert but 2.5 million sounds excessive.

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    oh dear, I thought there were 2m=1wah, so a sqm = 4sqwah

    and yes, it does seem a lot for a basic price

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    Doc. don't listen to the welshman he's a bit off you know. 2 wah = 1 meter
    1sq wah = 4 sq meter

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    yep, that is what I had been told FF

    Never mind CMN, you will have to recalculate everything now!!

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    Are you sure Frankie.
    My house is about 55 square wah and I always thought it was 120 square metres, great my house has just grown.

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    Andy, if I may suggest keep the place 'sprawled' out horizontaly rather than verticaly (age and stairs don't mix well unless you're plannig a lift)

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    ff is spot on (i know i'm a civil engineer rarara)

    1talangwa=4 sqm
    1 rai = 400 talangwa = 1600 sqm

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    cmn 55 times 4 = 220 sqm..

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    So it's confirmed then, my house has just got lots bigger..

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    Andy, if I may suggest keep the place 'sprawled' out horizontaly rather than verticaly (age and stairs don't mix well unless you're plannig a lift)
    well, the land is in the centre of town, so not so big itself

    maybe I will have to build another in 30 years when I can't manage the stairs!!

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    in TH the locals will quote the size of the land not the sq mets of the house per se.. of which usually they don't have a clue how big it is

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    Is it inside the walled area of town Andy..assuming you are talking about ChiangMai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    Andy, if I may suggest keep the place 'sprawled' out horizontaly rather than verticaly (age and stairs don't mix well unless you're plannig a lift)
    well, the land is in the centre of town, so not so big itself

    maybe I will have to build another in 30 years when I can't manage the stairs!!
    are you 20 now..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Is it inside the walled area of town Andy..assuming you are talking about ChiangMai.
    yes CMN, right inside, near the 3 kings monument, down a quiet soi

    and in4zip
    are you 20 now..?
    there are days I feel like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip
    Andy, if I may suggest keep the place 'sprawled' out horizontaly rather than verticaly (age and stairs don't mix well unless you're plannig a lift)
    well, the land is in the centre of town, so not so big itself

    maybe I will have to build another in 30 years when I can't manage the stairs!!
    are you 20 now..?
    Hey Zippy!!
    special present form us 50+ guys


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    ff thanx man
    hate to tell ya but you are my junior by one year
    you ingrate young fok

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    I still need an answer to the bit about

    if there are three floors, do I multiply the figure B6500 by three?

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    Old bast'd.

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    Why don't you buy one from the housing projects Doc? I bought mine a year ago. Its 67 wah square (fock knows in sq m) and it only cost me 2.5 m.

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    Actually its 47 wah square pluse 20 wah square for the garden.

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    ^
    He's already got the land in the city centre... all the villages in ChiangMai are at least 10 km outside (like mine)

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