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    good contractor/builder recommendations in sungnoen / sikkhio area?

    hi

    i am looking to build a house in that area. would appreciate if anyone here can recommend a good contractor/builder. pricing and quality are equally important

    thanks

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    have you got plans , drawings, costings or an idea of what you want ?. will contact a good builder i know this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    have you got plans , drawings, costings or an idea of what you want ?. will contact a good builder i know this evening.
    yes..architect will finish plans in 2 weeks time.

    can you offer some advice on how to assess a good builder just by talking to them, ie without seeing their work?

    thanks

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    the best way is personal recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna
    can you offer some advice on how to assess a good builder just by talking to them,
    Hand him the plans upside down and in the wrong order, see how long it takes him to sort it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wanna
    can you offer some advice on how to assess a good builder just by talking to them,
    Hand him the plans upside down and in the wrong order, see how long it takes him to sort it out
    seriously are there some questions i can ask to separate the really good ones from the normal ones?

    unobtrusive and not pointed, i mean

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    Sadly I am being serious

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    the best way is personal recommendations
    Totally agree. What I did is visit numerous homes that I liked and asked them who built their house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Sadly I am being serious
    this is not good......

    any specific recommendations for builders in chok chai / sungnoen / sikhio area?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna
    any specific recommendations for builders in chok chai / sungnoen / sikhio area?
    Walk/drive around, stop at houses you like and ask the owner who built it.

    This is the only way you're going to get the right man for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wanna
    can you offer some advice on how to assess a good builder just by talking to them,
    Hand him the plans upside down and in the wrong order, see how long it takes him to sort it out
    haha nice one . so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wanna
    any specific recommendations for builders in chok chai / sungnoen / sikhio area?
    Walk/drive around, stop at houses you like and ask the owner who built it.

    This is the only way you're going to get the right man for the job.
    this is the way to go. if your in/around sung noern come and see my place and a business building i have , i live in kokwat, just east of you. there are other places the bloke has built around here too. wannabe, why is it not good that you cant suss a builder by talking to him, what dd said applies to anywhere in the world. there aint a plan i cant suss and i can sell icecream to a eskymo, but i never got to be as good as i'd liked to have been. well i'm a perfectionist.lol. as its obvious you'r are an old hand at this kind of thing. dont spend more than you can thro away. a fool and all that.

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    hey dd, just been thinking about your idea for the upside down plans. it really doesn't matter to me what way up i view a building plan, or in what order, its all too easy. having said that i do need to read technical drawings the correct way up as i do with a map, bit strange?.

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    wanna, i have actualy met builders that wear ten gallon hats, but that dont neccessarily tell you they're a cowboy, all builders are cowboys, start from there , work your way up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    wanna, i have actualy met builders that wear ten gallon hats, but that dont neccessarily tell you they're a cowboy, all builders are cowboys, start from there , work your way up.
    so you are the builder. any contact tel?

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    hi lob

    got your pm. cant reply as my post count is less than 20.

    will give u a call when i return to korat in may.

    can i know your area of expertise?

    thanks

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    There is one english chap who could be of help, he is called alan the builder, you will be able to find his business card on any foreign pub or restaurant in Korat.

    And he does have a website too:

    Alan the builder - Build a house in Thailand

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    There is one english chap who could be of help, he is called alan the builder, you will be able to find his business card on any foreign pub or restaurant in Korat.

    And he does have a website too:

    Alan the builder - Build a house in Thailand
    thanks for the web link

    although this is the 1st time i'm visiting his site, i have read good comments about him here.

    however budget is a constraint, and from what i read, the prices are not cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna View Post
    hi lob

    got your pm. cant reply as my post count is less than 20.

    will give u a call when i return to korat in may.

    can i know your area of expertise?

    thanks
    there aint no such thing as an expert. you name i could do it , now retired, if i dont know it i know a man that does. ive been a house builder and renovator for sixty years. registered electrician and communications engineer. i'm not proposing to build your house but i know a man that will. he's as good as any of them and better than most. as i said in a previouse post come and see what he does. with this bloke its not his ability you need to worry about its how much he wants, charges , if you know the average cost of what you want , chew it over with him. get a couple of quotes. i know this blokes work and his prices. if you read nr's post ref her leaking tap. well thats because it was built cheap, if you up the spec you up the price. my advice is buy the labour and materials, if your not here then you gotta bite the bullet. post your overall measurments and i'll guesstimate the price. plus how many floors.

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    hi lob

    sorry for the misunderstanding and thanks for the clear explanation. i can tell you are a very sincere guy

    sounds like this guy is the man i'm looking for. yes i intend to buy my own materials.

    now i'm awaiting the finalisation of the architect's plan. will take the time to attend the architect fair before going back next month with the plan.

    will call you once i am back in korat

    thanks

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    I heard that a new constructor is coming in or around Khorat with more economic prices by using the most excellent Thai products, no import.
    He should be also free handed working on wishes of the customer.
    Mean that you pay for a building of 4 mio and the cost are become only 3,5 mio, then you should after completing the contract and building have the differance of 0,5 mio back.
    Because ive have no plans to build a house was my interest low and did not ask who and where about this new contractor. The only thing i remember is it was around Khorat or Khorat province. Sorry for that !

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