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    What about fences?

    I want to put a fence around my 3-rai estate/shack upcountry. Naturally, I want to keep the horny soi dogs out and my dog in. Yes, I could build a cement barrier that would repel enemy tanks, but would prefer a more ying-yang approach. Any ideas from anyone? :?

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    landmines around the perimeter? chain link fencing is real expensive here..

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    How about shera-wood? I have this cement -based wood fence at home and it does look nice, but rather expensive.

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    Would a hedge take too long to grow?

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    Now that's something I am curious about, what about hedges?
    And do blackberries grow in Thailand?

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    Fabian, sorry for the long delay. I have a Thai book written by Uamporn Veesomai, but the majority of it is written in Thai.

    Here is what this Thai Botanist wrote:

    In Thailand the most popular plants for borders include 'Ehretia microphylla, miniature holly, Ixora sp., and Duranta erecta.

    In rural areas, fences are populary made of edible plants, such as 'Acacia pinnata, lead tree or pak wan.

    Hope this helps...

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    Thank you, I will suggest it to the wife.

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    My dumb ass mistake. The name of the book is 'Plant Materials in Thailand'. It normally should cost about B1,500. The ISBN # is 974-97948-8-1

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    Filament Mesh

    Invisible fencing

    Look it up on the net

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    Re: What about fences?

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I want to put a fence around my 3-rai estate/shack upcountry. Naturally, I want to keep the horny soi dogs out and my dog in. Yes, I could build a cement barrier that would repel enemy tanks, but would prefer a more ying-yang approach. Any ideas from anyone? :?
    What about a "ha-ha"? (I wonder if it's called a "5-5" in Thailand?)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-Ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    In rural areas, fences are populary made of edible plants, such as 'Acacia pinnata, lead tree or pak wan.

    Hope this helps...
    Yep - it helps me understand why there are no fences in rural thailand as the thais eat them all.

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    Speaking of fences - I just got a quote for the front of my house for a 1.2m high standard colourbond fence - 25m long = $3,000 = 90,000 baht - i couldnt believe it!

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    Memock, I am confused. Your location states BKK, are your actually in another country?

    I kan have your fence built for much less. Serious, jing, jing.

    Feel free, to pm me.

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    hes an aussie hill billy they really have no idea at all where they are in the world, did you know he uses a mac? I mean that should tell you something about him, sad really, he cant even impregnate a gal properly, she is 3 weeks over due already, I assume it's all the inbreeding they have in the bush.

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    Well for those kind of prices, i will be a builder myself.

    Maybe DD & I are stupid. Let me be the first to say I aint in the dawgs league.

    you see my wife's uncle builds sorta big homes/condos in BKK. He is in the 10 milllion baht range.

    Dawg, is such a home worth your while? I am being serious. I luv your big-baht homes. Some of these foks do not understand.

    Unless, of course you are like Uncle Phil with alot of contacts and get a bargin home for 3 million baht. Which is actually worth about B500,000. One does has to use the old noodle.

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    A luxury house would be worth my time ,a 1 to 3 million baht house is not worth my time when it's that far out.

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    I'm in the same boat as hillbilly.
    I want to fence in 2.5 rai but will not pay 1/2 the price of the house just to keep horny soi dogs out. What to doooooo? Wrought iron is over the top and concrete tends to look like ass after 2 years. I've read about new plastics that weather well and are fairly cheap. Anyone heard of them?

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    I have been thinking about the same thing with my land upcountry. My idea is to put up the koncrete posts, string pig wire (woven wire) and then plant some sort of hedge/stringy plants to hide the fence.

    But since we have plenty of teak wood, the old lady wants to build a wooden fence around our shack.:Thinkingo

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    I actually like those high concrete walls thay have round the houses, if designed well (good posts and nice tops etc.

    Anyone tell me how much they cost approx. per metre?

    for a 2 metre high, and for a 3 metre high wall

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    2 meter about 1100 baht per meter length

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    We put a brick and concrete wall around the 1 rai we own on Songprapa Road. It was 200,000 baht just for a 2 meter high fence all the way around. Sure its a nice fence but damn that seems expensive.

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    3 metre would be nearly double, I suppose, as it would need to be thicker etc?

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    also need planning permision for anything over 2 met

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    Is that certain about planning permission!!? I was told that it was not needed, by a local architect

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    for Pattaya any wall which is classed as a permanent structure,ie concrete and brick over 2 meters high needs permission.

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