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    ripped off or not ?

    My mates is getting a 2 meter high wall put round his house. 100 meters total length. He's been quoted BHT 100,000. This is up in the north.

    Any knowledgeable opinions ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    My mates is getting a 2 meter high wall put round his house. 100 meters total length. He's been quoted BHT 100,000. This is up in the north.

    Any knowledgeable opinions ?
    We get away with 650 Baht per metre for a single brick 2 M high wall and we buy the materials. Labour is 350 Baht per metre but don't forget the cost of raw materials have gone up by at least 30% in the last six months.

    Seems a little expensive but the bloke (the contractor) has to make a profit also.

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    OK cheers. I'll pass on the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    We get away with 650 Baht per metre for a single brick 2 M high wall and we buy the materials. Labour is 350 Baht per metre
    Doesn't that work out to exactly 100,000 baht for a 100 metre wall? Or is the 350 per metre labor included in the 650 per metre?

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    DUH....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    We get away with 650 Baht per metre for a single brick 2 M high wall and we buy the materials. Labour is 350 Baht per metre
    Doesn't that work out to exactly 100,000 baht for a 100 metre wall? Or is the 350 per metre labor included in the 650 per metre?
    No maybe my explanation was not clear. Sorry.

    Labour equals 350 Baht per metre.
    Materials (building blocks, steel rio, cement, etc) equals 300 Baht.
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    Total= 650 Baht per metre x 2 metres high (single course brickwork)

    Paint extra.

    We buy container loads of cement bags and lots of other things so we can get the best prices for materials (or so I hope).

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    130,000. So my mate's getting it cheap at 100,000 for the lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    130,000. So my mate's getting it cheap at 100,000 for the lot.
    No, my direct costs for 100 metres would be 65,000.00 Baht. But again I cut out the middle man. Your mate is paying a fairly standard rate albeit a little high.

    Again I dont know the foundations, (and the type of footing soil) but I expect up your way the foundation condition would be rather good. Not sandy and or boggy underfoot.

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    Oh , ok 650 for a 2x1 meter section. Understood. Don't know about the soil. I assume he's getting a trench dug and some concrete poured.

    Are blocks cheaper than concrete panels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Oh , ok 650 for a 2x1 meter section. Understood. Don't know about the soil. I assume he's getting a trench dug and some concrete poured.

    Are blocks cheaper than concrete panels?
    Pre-cast Concrete panels now thats an interesting one.

    We are considering to buy these panels and to use as inner shuttering on our next big pool.

    A bit of an experiment and will let you know how it all works out cost wise.

    Hope it all doesn't fall apart and if you know what I mean.

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    My mate Smithy in Cairns built a pool with panels.
    1. dug hole
    2. poured a base
    3. poured panels into moulds that lay on the base.
    4. lifted panels into place for the walls.
    5. sealed it all up and tiled it.

    I didn't see the building of it but the finished article looked bloody good.

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    have you read the thread by deck ape?

    or are you thai ?

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    Yes I have.
    No I'm not.

    What's your point?
    Last edited by jandajoy; 18-08-2008 at 12:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Yes I have.
    No I'm not.

    What's your point?

    Like DD you know absolutely fok all about construction.

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    Sounds good as long as they do a good job of it with deep footing and some good spikes on top. Footing is very important as you would have seen every second fence in Thailand is starting to fall over. If this is with gate and some fance mesh along the front I would say it is a very good price

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    when is payment made? 100% upon completion? Or in part? If work shoddy or feel like a rip off. Holding back some payment gives you the edge in any given situation.

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    My experience is that you pay by instalments.

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    Something like that you want to split into 4 installments, the biggest being first as they need all the steel rebar and that is the most expensive part of the job material wise.

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