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    New construction about to start in Pattaya

    Hello guys,

    I don't know if anyone is interested in yet another construction thread but I thought I might start it so it will force me to go onsite and take pictures on a regular basis and post them here.

    The construction will take place in a walled village as there are so many here in Pattaya.

    As the construction hasn't actually started yet (materials have been ordered though) feel free to comment so I can eventually fix some last minute mistakes. Of course at that stage no major change can be done.

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    Ok let's start with the plan:



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    I created some 3D renderings using a 'home architect' software.

    That is the first time I'm using that kind of software so forgive me for the inaccuracies. I did my best to make this look like the actual house but the roof and carport are slightly different in real. I'm clearly not good at it but it gives a quite good idea of how it will look like.

    I'll post some pictures of houses already completed later on.


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    Another one...


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    Number 3, 3 more to go...


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    And the last one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by joeedbkk View Post
    Ok let's start with the plan:


    Joe, looks like a reasonably good sized house. Do you have compass directions on your plan? Good luck with your build. surprised that you need a thread to act as the catalyst for you to go on sight and manage the build. I was at my place every day that I was in country watching and managing my build. But sometimes best to be away for a few days....
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeedbkk View Post
    Number 3, 3 more to go...


    Just an observation note from an outsider..... you sure you want the carport where it is located and in clear view of your pool,/party area and the front of the house. possibly on the side of the house or somewhere out of clear frontal view from the pool/party, and the front of the house. or, I suppose one could put some flowering bushes and trees/plants along the side of the carport to make more eay pleasing.

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    I would add a covered walway from garage to house as it looks like a bit of a distance and wouldn't be fun in torrential rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by davearn View Post
    I would add a covered walway from garage to house as it looks like a bit of a distance and wouldn't be fun in torrential rain
    Nor in the hot searing sun, when you are trotting back and forth carrying the shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davearn View Post
    I would add a covered walway from garage to house as it looks like a bit of a distance and wouldn't be fun in torrential rain
    another good reason to have it next to and with direct access to the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate View Post
    Nor in the hot searing sun, when you are trotting back and forth carrying the shopping.
    another good reason to have the car port next to and with direct access to the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by joeedbkk View Post
    Ok let's start with the plan:


    Joe, looks like a reasonably good sized house. Do you have compass directions on your plan? Good luck with your build. surprised that you need a thread to act as the catalyst for you to go on sight and manage the build. I was at my place every day that I was in country watching and managing my build. But sometimes best to be away for a few days....
    Hehe well I'm having long days of work here so I sometime need a kick in the ass to go out of the office that's why.

    I'll try to get the compass soon, I have to check that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davearn View Post
    I would add a covered walway from garage to house as it looks like a bit of a distance and wouldn't be fun in torrential rain
    I think the 3D view is making it look bigger than it is but I get your point.
    The actual size of the plot is 190 talang wah.

    I think this is something we could do when we are taking care of the gardening/landscaping. I would like to avoid more concrete/roofed structures on the land as there is a lot already. Maybe something with some crawlers or similar, I don't know I have to see.

    Point taken and added to my 'checklist'

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    One thing I have to mention, the street access is only on the side (about 16m) where the carport is located.

    The other 4 sides have adjacent plots/houses.

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    very important you get the compass out, good thread, hope you keep it rolling, we will be requiring daily updates

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    A few pictures taken yesterday...










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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    very important you get the compass out, good thread, hope you keep it rolling, we will be requiring daily updates
    Thank you, I'll update it every time I see some work being done. I'm lucky enough to live not too far so I can easily go there every day when my workload is not too high.

    Unfortunately with Song Khran coming soon I'm afraid there won't be much work done until the holiday is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by joeedbkk View Post
    Number 3, 3 more to go...


    Just an observation note from an outsider..... you sure you want the carport where it is located and in clear view of your pool,/party area and the front of the house. possibly on the side of the house or somewhere out of clear frontal view from the pool/party, and the front of the house. or, I suppose one could put some flowering bushes and trees/plants along the side of the carport to make more eay pleasing.
    Thank you for the fine observation.

    Actually, as you can see on the other pictures I have posted, I don't have too much choice as to where there carport can be. Nevertheless, I fully agree that with a good effort on the gardening it is possible to make it more pleasing to the eye

    When the construction is at a later stage, I'll start looking for a contractor to arrange the garden and try to make something nice.

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    Build a high wall round the property. You will be grateful you did in the years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate View Post
    Build a high wall round the property. You will be grateful you did in the years to come.
    There's a 2-meter wall already built. I will just add some plants similar to what the neighbor did to make it look a bit higher.

    Apparently this grows very quickly and require very little maintenance.

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    Great stuff Joe and good luck with it.

    As mentioned, morning sun on the entertainment areas and afternoon sun away from the bedrooms.

    Be there every morning to go through yesterdays mistakes and be patient. Thais need you to add your common sense.

    And I would tell your neighbour that you don't need his run-off rainwater.



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    Hi Joeedbkk

    Looks like you are building in the Baan Balina development ??

    If it is............We looked there several years ago and was impressed with the design and the finished product but the Thai developers where difficult to get an answer out of - this was post the 2008 credit crunch when Channotes (land titles) were being held by the banks as the developers were in a lot of strife - so effectivley you owned a house with no title to the land until the developer paid up the bank - not an ideal situation.

    Also happened to us with another developer out the back of Bang Sare
    Might still be happening..

    Back in those days, the Balina development was on reclaimed land surrounded by a wet season swamp so my advice would be to ensure your house and garden drainage is adequate and the storm water drains run off site.

    Definitely connect the car port to the house !

    If it's not still do the roof between the carport and the house

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