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    Building labour only costs

    Can someone help with the labour only costs of building a block of 4 bungalow rooms --each 24 sqmetres so total 96 sq mtrs simple country style quality
    Latest builder estimate is 1800 bht sq metre total 172800 which seems too high

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    Should not be over 60k unless he is furnishing all labor and materials.

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    You also need to take into account who will be supplying the tools for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald36 View Post
    Can someone help with the labour only costs of building a block of 4 bungalow rooms --each 24 sqmetres so total 96 sq mtrs simple country style quality
    Latest builder estimate is 1800 bht sq metre total 172800 which seems too high

    not too much at all

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    ^ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald36 View Post
    Latest builder estimate is 1800 bht sq metre
    without being privy ..to your building plans..1800 baht sq metre..would indeed ..be a good call...but would expect a very high quality and clean build..to go with it

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    Thanks-- we are down to 1100 per sq metre ---he supplies tools labour etc --we pay for transport of same to site and all materials, ---seems nearer to reasonable but any other thoughts welcomeds

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    Stuff like cutting wheels, angle grinder cutting disks, welding rods, drill bits?
    Don't forget transport is everyday 2 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald36 View Post
    Can someone help with the labour only costs of building a block of 4 bungalow rooms
    Latest builder estimate is 1800 bht sq metre total 172800 which seems too high
    well great bartering..down from 1800 baht to 1100 baht a sq metre..in a twinkle of a eye...and you need help..as i posted earlier in the day..difficult to call a estimate..without all the cards being layed out on the table..best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald36
    any other thoughts welcomeds
    1100 baht per square meter frankly sounds way too low.

    Has the builder shown you something he has built? If he can't show you something you are really taking a gamble your expectations will be met.

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    nice to question the builders record. on his quote of 1100 baht a sq metre but lets face the reality of it all..the details on the build are so scant..how can one put a confident reasonable estimate on t/d..its same as scotch mist..impossibe

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    Quote Originally Posted by giggs
    its same as scotch mist..impossibe
    Scotch mist is not impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by giggs
    its same as scotch mist..impossibe
    Scotch mist is not impossible.
    Yes, it's a strange expression for something that is often, in reality, difficult to see very far in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by giggs
    its same as scotch mist..impossibe
    Scotch mist is not impossible.
    in reality, difficult to see very far in.
    nice one loombucket..for the answer to.. scoth mist..very difficult to see far in ... on this estimate..appolgies to all..for this slang saying in my post

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    Thanks for all will just have to go quietly and see what happens --have seen him build a house and it looks Ok bearing in mind its village style--no doubt a qualified builder would see a lot of faults

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    So what we have here is an idiom, good eye LB.

    donald36 do you have any pictures of the site?

    Quote Originally Posted by giggs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by giggs
    its same as scotch mist..impossibe
    Scotch mist is not impossible.
    in reality, difficult to see very far in.
    nice one loombucket..for the answer to.. scoth mist..very difficult to see far in ... on this estimate..appolgies to all..for this slang saying in my post

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