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    Basic renovation costs

    Some basic questions here if I may. I have no idea regarding construction and can usually use a screwdriver with the assistance of an instruction manual.
    So please bear with me.
    I also understand that the questions not being too specific are a bit like asking how long is a piece of string

    I am looking to do some renovation of a house up north.

    1) Put down a tiled floor. Currently a stone slab. would like to put down some OK not too extravagant floor tiling - area 65ft by 25ft

    2) Install windows 10 of them into pre exisitng spaces. Wooden frames are there no glass. Perhaps better to put in brand new. About 3ft x 4ft

    3) Install an indoor bathroom. current "bathroom" is outside.


    Could anyone please provide me with some general cost indications?

    Apologies for the vague detail

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    I'm not a builder but I do have one question for you.

    What's your budget?

    That might be a good starting point.

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    Really no set budget as i have no idea as to prices.
    I do not wish to do it at the cheapest price nor do i want it to be all gold plated.
    Seeking good quality hard wearing result

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    1) 300 baht per square metre

    2) no idea

    3) Should be able do to a half tiled bathroom for about 20k baht, more if the septic is not adjacent

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    Glass costs about 10 to 15 baht per foot, there is a cutting charge and installation charge, so double or treble the glass costs and you have a close figure to reckon with, yeah glass people work on a good profit margin, tileing reckon 350baht to 400baht per square meter, thats materials and labour, bathroom reckon on 30 to 40k baht and your get something that looks okish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troubled View Post
    are a bit like asking how long is a piece of string

    around 3 metres

    as for your building work, you need to define exactly what you want

    make a list of works, leave out the actual bathroom fittings etc as they can be all sorts of prices, depending on local/imported/luxury etc

    get a couple of builders to come and have a look and give you estimates for the work, including materials if you can trust them, otherwise you will have to buy and supply them yourself
    I have reported your post

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    Thanks to all. Much appreciated. You have given me what I needed for now.

    Again apologies for the vagueness of the questions.

    i will be getting in a couple of builders but if I have zero clue before talking to them ........
    Again thanks

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    well, you must have some clue as to what you want!

    they can translate that into builder-speak

    I suppose your wife will have to do the talking anyway, so she had better know what she wants

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I suppose your wife will have to do the talking anyway, so she had better know what she wants
    And hopefully it's the same as what he wants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I suppose your wife will have to do the talking anyway, so she had better know what she wants
    And hopefully it's the same as what he wants
    And fortunately the builders will :
    1- understand what they want

    2- actually do it !


    Gd luck

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