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    Anyone used Prefab Concrete?

    Notwithstanding the current warzone in Bangkok at the moment, the reason for my trip to Thailand this year was to get things started with respect to building a 2 storey house in Uthai Thani.

    I've read TD and searched for other sources online with respect to building in Thailand, and purchased a book on building in Thailand for expats. The book is pretty good and I've found lots of useful advise on here.

    Yesterday I stumbled across Siam Cement's new prefab concrete joint venture with a Japanese company. They handle the entire construction of the house... full turnkey... which makes life sound quite easy for me. However, the technique they are talking about is very different from the conventional Thai way of building concrete houses (ie pillars). Has anyone had any experience with SCG's prefab or know of any houses built using this technique? Any other companies offering prefab as an option? I'd greatly appreciate any views on this technique compared to the conventional building technique.

    Note, SCG's prices are quite outrageous... 30k to 50k per m2. The conventional method should only cost me 20k per m2. However, their outfit seems quite professional, in which case it might be worth the extra cash (if I can get it to 30k... I certainly won't entertain 50k).

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    30/50k.....bugger me black....run...do not walk.

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    1600 thbt a cubic meter, delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    1600 thbt a cubic meter, delivered.
    Is that pricing for premixed cement delivered in a truck, or for prefabricated panels? The panels provided by SCG are of customised sizes and utilise particular jointing techniques (haven't seen the real details yet) rather than just being plain slabs. From some of the photos in the glossy brochure, it looks like they use a bit of thick structural steel as well (which then brings up concern of rusting in the future).

    I'm beginning to suspect that SCG has not been too popular with this technology in Thailand due to the pricing. So far, they have only been able to point me in the direction of one display home to view and couldn't provide any addresses of private homes built with their technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrakhanong
    Is that pricing for premixed cement delivered in a truck
    this one. Though I have heard of quotes of up to 1900.

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    OP, it's far from you, but there is a compound in Chiang Mai where they use this technology - pre-fabbed on site though.

    Compound is called 'Kankanuk' (spelling) on the 121 Chiang Mai outer ring road.

    Google Earth tells me co-ordinates are 18 47.500' N 99 4.200' E.

    Concrete panels are erected and columns cast in situ on the corners.

    Houses look nice when completed, with several designs to choose from. Several people in work have bought there, so prices aren't too outrageous (for western style compounds).

    PM me and I'll get e-mail addresses for you.


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    Hope this helps

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