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    Photo reporting the build of the house we bought in a walled village complex

    It's always great to follow the individual house building threads here on TeakDoor and to learn from all the different experiences.
    We however didn't build our house from scratch and to our own personal design, we bought a "Ready Built" ..... except it wasn't built when we bought it ... so, we were able to watch both our house and the village itself developing from an open field to a beautiful place to live.

    Anyone Interested in sharing our experience?
    It cost's nothing to be nice!

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    Yep. We did the same thing last year and I was going to do a thread but I didn't really get any good pics.

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    Here are the basic house plans ...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Yep. We did the same thing last year and I was going to do a thread but I didn't really get any good pics.
    Hi ... Thanks for the vote of confidence! ... Don't know if our photo's are 100% especially in the beginning but as the build went on we also bought a far better camera.

    Here are the basic house plans ...

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    The empty plot when we went to view ...

    It all looked a bit empty and we had to try and visualise it from the builders plans and brochures ...

    This is not the new house ...


    This turned out to be eventually the boundary wall just opposite the front of our house

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    Again the boundary wall just outside the front of our plot ...

    Again the boundary wall just outside the front of our plot ...


    Another view of part of the plot for the 110 houses ...

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    The village is just a few kilometres outside of Chonburi city which was one of the pr

    The village is just a few kilometres outside of Chonburi city which was one of the prime reasons that we wanted to live there. Chonburi was the birth place and still is the family home of Meechai.
    At the moment we are not permanently resident so it is very handy for us that both his brother and sister are able to look after the house for us in our absence.

    Meechai's mum performing part of the ground blessing ceremony ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by neilandmeechai
    the family home of Meechai.
    Your wife's name is No? Sorry, I'm not being facetious, some Thai names crack me up.

    Thanks for starting this thread. I know you're a new poster, and sometimes these forums can be a bit overwhelming.

    That looks like a great spot and the house design is really nice. Keep 'em coming. Green on its way.

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    The all important Blessing of the ground ...






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    The red Fire Hydrant features in many photo's ...

    The Red Fire Hydrant in the top right of this photo features in many photo's and is a good point of orientation as it ends up being just outside our front gate.

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    So did they have a show home that you could view before buying this or was it from a model?

    The site I'm living on is only 50% complete. There was one complete street when we viewed it and now there are about four. It's a pain in the ass with all the dust but there are always guys around to complete the snag list when something new pops up.

    Actually I could just go to a house they've just started and take some pics to show how mine started.

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    Nice to see all the pics NandM . This is going to be an interesting thread I'm sure . Actually wish I had taken a lot more pictures during my own housebuild 3 years ago . Keep them coming please !

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    Another view with the Red Fire Hydrant ...

    Now with some of the first foundations sunk ...

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    Thanks for the comments ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo View Post
    Nice to see all the pics NandM . This is going to be an interesting thread I'm sure . Actually wish I had taken a lot more pictures during my own housebuild 3 years ago . Keep them coming please !
    Thanks for the comments ... I also took quite a lot in the village itself, building the other amenities, swimming pool, gym etc.

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    so meechai
    what happened to the poor Thai people living here ,after the ground was cleared for your Berlin wall estate ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    so meechai
    what happened to the poor Thai people living here ,after the ground was cleared for your Berlin wall estate ?
    I also thought they might have been the previous residents of the ground but it turned out to be the builders village that they had just built a few weeks earlier.

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    Foundation start to become visible ...

    Don't forget to checkout the position of the Red Fire Hydrant ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    what happened to the poor Thai people living here ,after the ground was cleared for your Berlin wall estate ?
    They move where ever the building site is. It's much like pikey's in the u.k. When we built our bar in the center of Bangkok we had had 3 separate crews of family's living on each floor.

    The brickies were on the ground floor, the sparkies were on the second floor and the chippies were on the 3rd floor. They all stayed and brought their families and then moved on to the next job once ours was completed.

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    Certainly beats the drama of "Commuting" ...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    what happened to the poor Thai people living here ,after the ground was cleared for your Berlin wall estate ?
    They move where ever the building site is. It's much like pikey's in the u.k. When we built our bar in the center of Bangkok we had had 3 separate crews of family's living on each floor.

    The brickies were on the ground floor, the sparkies were on the second floor and the chippies were on the 3rd floor. They all stayed and brought their families and then moved on to the next job once ours was completed.
    Certainly beats the drama of "Commuting" that we all seem to have in Europe. Walk to the public transport to get to the train station, to wait for the train (that might not come!), to sit the journey out for an hour or more and then to do the same at the other end before arriving at the office ....... and then to do it all again to get home!

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    Our Red Fire Hydrant was like having Sat-Nav!

    It would have been easy to loose your bearings if it wasn't for the Fire Hydrant

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    More Foundation Photo's ...




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    Our house starts to take form ...


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    Ready to lay the ground floor concrete


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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    Your wife's name is No?
    you are funny, natalie

    Meechai is a bloke, not a wife as such

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    Already up to the first floor ...


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    Staircase is also visible in this photo ...


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