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    Kensington Company...

    Has anyone heard of this company before? Experiences with them?

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    And while we are at it... can you please recommend some good builders around the other bangkok area? I'm in Samutsakorn. Not too far from Bangkok.

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    I have a passing knowledge of them - an english friend from many years back works for them as marketing manager. They seem to build good quality houses in CM. I haven't heard anything bad about them but you should always do due diligence etc

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    Thanks Simon - you definitely have the right company (CM).

    Anyone else has experience or know anything about them?

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    Whats your problem with them? or do you already work for them

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    As stated above. I'm looking to build a house... I was wondering if they would be a good choice for architectural work and construction.

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    haha actually I did not state it above. Sorry!... but yeah we are moving to thailand soon. so we are thinking to build a house... already have the lot... just need the architectural work and build it!

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    they are very expensive but have a reasonable reputation

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    they are very expensive but have a reasonable reputation
    DrAndy, do you have some other company that you would recommend?

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    only in Chiang Mai, and you would need to commuicate in Thai

    nice guys and very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    only in Chiang Mai, and you would need to commuicate in Thai

    nice guys and very helpful

    I can speak Thai.

    I could transport him over to where I need him to be if it's agreeable with him and his crew. Does he do architectural work and interior as well? Could you please email me his contacts?

    kim[at]myfamilylink.net

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    When I asked Kensington if they could design and build me a 5 million Baht house they replied that my project was too small for them and that I should look elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    When I asked Kensington if they could design and build me a 5 million Baht house they replied that my project was too small for them and that I should look elsewhere.
    fredlk, where did you end up looking? If you were satisfied, could you post their contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    fredlk, where did you end up looking? If you were satisfied, could you post their contacts?
    My house is still being built. You can read the whole story at coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1698

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    fredlk, where did you end up looking? If you were satisfied, could you post their contacts?
    My house is still being built. You can read the whole story at coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1698

    Fred,

    Thanks so much for your link. I'm looking now. Did you end up paying $5m? For your house? If so, it seems like an outstanding deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    Did you end up paying $5m? For your house? If so, it seems like an outstanding deal!
    You'll have to read the whole story for all the details and pricing, but what is standing now has cost about 1.5 million so far and will be 2 million by the time I move in. When everything is built, 2 houses, pool and staff quarters, it will have cost about 6 to 7 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    Did you end up paying $5m? For your house? If so, it seems like an outstanding deal!
    You'll have to read the whole story for all the details and pricing, but what is standing now has cost about 1.5 million so far and will be 2 million by the time I move in. When everything is built, 2 houses, pool and staff quarters, it will have cost about 6 to 7 million.
    Fred,

    Thanks again. I'm reading your entire thread now. Very interesting. Do you have Fluke's contacts? Pls, email me at: kim[at]myfamilylink.net

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    Did you end up paying $5m? For your house? If so, it seems like an outstanding deal!
    You'll have to read the whole story for all the details and pricing, but what is standing now has cost about 1.5 million so far and will be 2 million by the time I move in. When everything is built, 2 houses, pool and staff quarters, it will have cost about 6 to 7 million.
    now freddy reading your epic building story. you have quoted approx 3 mil spent to date. so may i asked how do you arrive [at] the 1.5 mil quote ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by james cook View Post
    you have quoted approx 3 mil spent to date. so may i asked how do you arrive [at] the 1.5 mil quote ???
    I said the 1.5 million is for the house. The other 1.5 million is landfill, retaining-wall, piles, surveys, architect, one and a half years of project manager's salary. It's all listed there in detail ... somewhere.

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    Fred,

    You don't happen to have a consolidated excel or something of all your expenses do you?

    That would be real convenient!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    You don't happen to have a consolidated excel or something of all your expenses do you?
    I do, with every single expense listed on it, but it also lists the price of the land as well as the project manager's salary and I prefer not to publicise those items.
    Every single Baht spent, I mentioned as it happened, there in the pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    You don't happen to have a consolidated excel or something of all your expenses do you?
    I do, with every single expense listed on it, but it also lists the price of the land as well as the project manager's salary and I prefer not to publicise those items.
    Every single Baht spent, I mentioned as it happened, there in the pages.
    Fred, oh please send me this excel!!!! Pls plank out the price of land and the salary. With this excel in hand I can know much better what to expect!

    Again kim[at]myfamilylink.net

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luesak View Post
    oh please send me this excel!!!!
    I've sent you an email.
    My costs are very specific and for this house only and on this site.
    If you build on the flat you might not need the 67 piles for 480,000 Baht. If you have municipal water you won't need a 80,000 Baht borehole.
    Etcetera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredlk View Post
    I said the 1.5 million is for the house. The other 1.5 million is landfill, retaining-wall, piles, surveys, architect, one and a half years of project manager's salary. It's all listed there in detail ... somewhere.
    ouchhhhhhhh. phew 1.5 mil. why piles??at a 1/2 mil.(not building in bangers are you???) say approx 300.000 baht for a great alantic retaining wall( a normal double red brick would has been sufficient)approx 200.000 baht for a dirt fill (wow expensive loads). that brings up a cool mil

    . plus approx 1/2 mil for your architect/project mngr.(fluke).who is only a qualified draughtsmen. ( nice hay for 18 months work) another 1/2 mil.(according to you) to finish stage one. plus 1.5 mil for present bld .... total 3.5 mil.. your money fred ..your call.. but geeeeeeeeze

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    Quote Originally Posted by james cook View Post
    why piles??at a 1/2 mil.(not building in bangers are you???)
    No, building on the side of a hill.
    Quote Originally Posted by james cook View Post
    approx 300.000 baht for a great alantic retaining wall( a normal double red brick would has been sufficient)
    It cost 180,000 and it has to be steel-reinforced as it is holding my garden in place. The other side of the wall is 2 metres lower down / closer to sea level.
    Quote Originally Posted by james cook View Post
    your money fred ..your call..
    You said it.

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