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    You may ask, how much was that to build?

    My wife has been busy over the last 6 months building a house for a friend of ours.

    The land size is just over 200 wah and the house floor area is 306 square metres.

    She recently finished the build and our friend is quite satisfied at the quality and her overall investment.

    This is the front view of the house and although I don't like the rood pitch she loves it.




    When we laid out the house floor plan on the property we tried to achieve the desired result regarding the sun path and also not cramming the house on the land. Privacy is another issue and I would of put in a solid electric gate but she wanted the gate open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I would of put in a solid electric gate
    The top picture shows a motor for an electric gate, doesn't it ?

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    yes, but the gate isn't solid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    solid electric gate
    Maybe one you can't see through?

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    Thank you. Now I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    You may ask, how much was that to build?
    Ok..I'll bite...how much?...

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    How often are they planning to repaint it white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    The top picture shows a motor for an electric gate, doesn't it ?
    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Maybe one you can't see through?
    Yes the gate is actuated by an electric motor using a remote control.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mykinos
    what a great looking place. that wall fence could do with a bouganvillia growing over it to soften the contours. how deep is that pool?
    Plenty of more trees and shrubs to go in and the pool is 1.4 metres at the shallow end and i.8 metres at the deep end.

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    The pool balcony



    Creating your own view.

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    When you enter the balcony sliding doors you have the dining and kitchen area.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Ok..I'll bite...how much?...
    Let me post all the pictures first BB and those that want to ask specific prices I will be happy to do so.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    How often are they planning to repaint it white?
    Good question. As we only used the best quality berger paint and didn't cut it with heaps of water as they normally do we expect it will be at least 5 years before we have to do touch ups.

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    All the furniture was hand made including the dining table, lounge, beds and most of the other furniture and fittings you will be seeing.

    I rate the furniture quality as good enough but not perfect as my wife was under some strict instructions with regard to pricing and overall investment.






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    The house layout is as follows: Dining/ Kitchen area, Loung/ Rumpus Room with guest toilet and shower, seperate main hall with 2 bedrooms with ensuites and a maids room leading of that passage-way, 1 master bedrooms with loung area, master bathroom and walk-in robe.

    On the outside of the house we have a garden shower, seperate laundry and pool pump room.

    All in all the layout is very good.

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    Can't say that I really like it. It comes across as a 1970s or 80s new-money tryhard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Can't say that I really like it. It comes across as a 1970s or 80s new-money tryhard.
    Not really to my taste either but the product is targeted at the retiree coming from Europe.

    That is the critical thing about building these type of houses that you intend to put up for sale.

    You have to target a particular market and then remain as neutral as possible regarding your own personal taste.

    As I believe I think she has already sold the house or at least has taken a deposit and within a week of finishing it.

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    The hallway leading to 2 bedrooms and the maids room at the end left.


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    The first bedroom on the left which has an ensuite bathroom, a built in wardrobe and furntiture.






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    SEA TRAVELER's wife extends congratulations to ST's wife on a job well done. She especially likes the wood work trim at the top of the interior walls where they meet the ceiling. She is interested in doing the same at our Villa. How about a PM with recommendation of per meter cost of labor and materials for that effort and, if the contractor that did that work would be interested in coming down our way to do same throughout the whole interior of the house. I have a few other small projects that the contractor may be interested in as well. Standing by.

    I'm guessing that the question about the white paint had to do with the white getting dirty more quickly rather than the longevity of the paint staying on the walls before beginning to peal, fade, or otherwise need repainting.

    I knew I should not have shown the wife these pictures... she's getting all kind of ideas now for how we can implement some of the things she liked into our place. Thanks tons Mr. & Mrs LT...
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    The second master bedroom has sliding doors with views out onto the terrace and pool.








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    The large master bedroom has a common lounge, ensuite bathroom and a walk-in robe which I am quite proud of.

    The front cabinet acts as a false wall with the robe built behind it and as bellow.

    Last edited by Loy Toy; 10-10-2011 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEA Traveler
    I knew I should not have shown the wife these pictures... she's getting all kind of ideas now for how we can implement some of the things she liked into our place.
    Thanks mate and sorry about that.

    I will check with the wife and ask her to call your missus with the info anyway you will probably be walking through the house with Nedwalk in a couple of weeks.

    My aim with this thread is to ground specific questions about the cost of things.

    There are heaps of building threads that offer good content and info but nothing that really gives anyone any idea about how much things should or do cost.

    My wife managed the whole project, purchased all materials at the best possible discounted prices and made sure nothing was stolen from the building site.

    She ended up way under the customer's budget which is a good thing and something I am very proud of her about.

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    Beautiful house! Your wife did good.

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    As mentioned the false wall cabinet creates the walk-in robe which has a dressing table and heaps of storage and drawers.



    The rest of the bedroom.








    And a view to the pool.


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    I put cost estimate at 7m or 8m including the Land,

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    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer
    Beautiful house! Your wife did good.
    Thanks mate and she will be pleased at least someone likes it.

    The amazing thing is when she showed me the build figures I almost fell over.

    Now the house is in a good area, close to downtown Pattaya and the land is worth quite a bit but the house itself including all the furniture and good quality fittings was quite cheap compared to what the developers are asking.

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