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    A mate of mine has a condo in Northpoint and he...

    A mate of mine has a condo in Northpoint and he rated Mum Aroi very highly. Never been myself, not that much into seafood, but he is a right fussy bugger so would take his word for it.
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    I can confirm that those rainbows are on display...

    I can confirm that those rainbows are on display in England, or they are where I live anyway. As for "All Will Be Well" very true words. There's no doubt, sadly, some people will suffer but for the...
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    First time I've seen herringbone stud walls and...

    First time I've seen herringbone stud walls and plasterboard fixed vertically, but there's always a first time for everything. Maybe thats how Charles Rennie Mackintosh got started, as he was bit...
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    Some amazing insights into life in Mandalay....

    Some amazing insights into life in Mandalay. Thanks for that. Think it might be off my travel destination list for a while yet.
  5. Top work BLD. Seems like there was at least one...

    Top work BLD. Seems like there was at least one road accident per day? Was it as often as that?
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    Areca Lodge might be worth a go. Areca Lodge...

    Areca Lodge might be worth a go. Areca Lodge Pattaya - Hotel in Central Pattaya (Hotel Official Website)
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    How much?

    How much?
  8. I downloaded a copy from Amazon. Neat book, quite...

    I downloaded a copy from Amazon. Neat book, quite entertaining and good for a few laughs. None of the stuff that Slap has posted on TD is in the book, so it’s all fresh material. Would have liked to...
  9. Well done Slapper. Por will be proud.

    Well done Slapper. Por will be proud.
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    Now that you mention it Geoff actually does...

    Now that you mention it Geoff actually does tarnish the Brit image in Pattaya some what. Eating the local grub for a start, when egg/chips, pie/chips, fish/chips are readily available. No video...
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    I am sure Old Geoff has been on a couple of UK TV...

    I am sure Old Geoff has been on a couple of UK TV shows. From memory I am positive he was on Come Dine With Me. Maybe another about gardens as thats his line of work. Just calls things as he sees...
  12. Womens tights. Marigold gloves. Moisturiser. All...

    Womens tights. Marigold gloves. Moisturiser. All form part of the UK bricklayers essential winter wear. So the OP's got some way to go.
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    Yes thanks. I think this is a good board with...

    But you're having fun, na?...[/quote]

    Yes thanks. I think this is a good board with loads of info, but as I only holiday in Thailand, sadly now only once a year, a lot of the threads posted on the...
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    According to my calcs I average 7.3 posts per...

    According to my calcs I average 7.3 posts per year. Bit excessive IMO.
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    I am more in favour of keeping business...

    Ive ended up at the Nature View as well with a room overlooking Bukaow. We could be neighbours. No banging headboards please.[/quote]

    I am more in favour of keeping business transactions "on the...
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    Top work BLD.

    Top work BLD.
  17. Good news Slapper your marketing strategy pulled...

    Good news Slapper your marketing strategy pulled at least one mug punter. Just bought a copy of your book on Kindle for 2.81. Bit steep but there we go.
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    Was wondering the same as OP myself. In April...

    Was wondering the same as OP myself. In April tried to book Diana Oasis for December/January. No chance full.

    Opted for Nature View and asked for a Pool View room same period December/January....
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    In no particular order: The Snake. (Al...

    In no particular order:

    The Snake. (Al Wilson).
    Out on the Floor. (Dobie Grey).
    I'm Your Pimp. (The Skullsnaps).
    Night Owl. (Bobby Paris).
    Loving on the Losing Side. (Tommy Hunt)
    Pebble on...
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    My mate resides in North Pattaya and took his...

    My mate resides in North Pattaya and took his visting mother for a spot of lunch at the Pattaya Tower restaurant. You got off lucky as it was closed. Mate reckoned it was the worst food he has been...
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    Been to the Big Buddah myself a couple of times....

    Been to the Big Buddah myself a couple of times. A nice change from Central Pattayas other delights. Seperate, and to the left of the Big Buddah, theres a Chinese Temple thats also worth a look.
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    Congrats on the anniversary Mathos and thanks for...

    Congrats on the anniversary Mathos and thanks for the photos. When I was a young lad we used to go for our annual family holidays to Bowness. Still recognise the Old England and the road that goes up...
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    Never heard of Pattaya City Hospital. But I am,...

    Never heard of Pattaya City Hospital. But I am, fortunately, not well experienced in the hospitals of Pattaya.

    My best guess would be try Pattaya Memorial Hospital.
  24. Nice looking cottage style property there N&J. ...

    Nice looking cottage style property there N&J.

    And as always "Nowt gets built without blood, sweat and tears being spilt".
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    Think you mean Kalpol. Pink coloured stuff. ...

    Think you mean Kalpol. Pink coloured stuff.

    Maybe pink condoms should be prescribed for the prosprective suitor and your daughter?
  26. Coming along nicely N&J. I like the wall/floor...

    Coming along nicely N&J.

    I like the wall/floor tiles are they ceramic or natural stone?
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    Contact a member of the Thai Appraisal...

    Contact a member of the Thai Appraisal Foundation? http://www.thaiappraisal.org/
    Never had any property valued in the LOS myself.
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    Excellent N&J always good to see different building techniques being used in the LOS rather than the usual concrete frame structures.

    As for the design its the age old argument Function v. Form....
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    rawlins I have had loads of back trouble...

    rawlins

    I have had loads of back trouble which has left me with some nerve damage, but it’s manageable. Plenty of advice above, I will add some of mine.

    Get something that is firm but not...
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    Khun Muffdiver The most critical part of any...

    Khun Muffdiver

    The most critical part of any build is the design. You need detailed drawings with dimensions so the materials can be quantified. Specifications that clearly state what materials...
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    Jod I would move the kitchen area away from...

    Jod

    I would move the kitchen area away from the bedrooms, so its top right on your drawing. Just to limit the affect of food cooking smells on the bedrooms.

    Also put the bathrooms "back to...
  32. Thread: Japanese House

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    Amazing thread OM. "The devil is in the detail"...

    Amazing thread OM. "The devil is in the detail" so all the minor looking issues are essential. Looking forward to the completion of an amazing project.
  33. Thanks for the thread and all the work N&M. Liked...

    Thanks for the thread and all the work N&M. Liked the bit about the taps. Soapy hands and circular taps dont work well together!!

    Looks good but is not practical. "Function versus Form" is what...
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    Wonder what would happen if two straight blokes...

    Wonder what would happen if two straight blokes wanted to adopt a kid. Or would that be perverted?
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    Was introduced to Gary Stretch in the Atlantic...

    Was introduced to Gary Stretch in the Atlantic Bar once.

    He seems to hang around with Jacksie now and the nose has been straightened.
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    Interesting thread. I see the term...

    Interesting thread.

    I see the term "Architect" used a lot. In the UK this is a protected term and to use it the person claiming it has to be registered. To qualify you need to do ,as a minimum, a...
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    So being PC its no longer "Thievin', robbin,...

    So being PC its no longer "Thievin', robbin, gypsy bastards" instead its

    "Thievin', robbin, PIKEY bastards".

    I have also observed that most of the modern "Thievin', robbin, PIKEY bastards"...
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    Agreed Dr. A. I tried to summarise my post...

    Agreed Dr. A.

    I tried to summarise my post with the most visually recognisable differences between granite and marble but there is definitely, as you point out, an overlap.

    In trying to be...
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    ROFLMAO!! The Chatuchak market encounter was a...

    ROFLMAO!! The Chatuchak market encounter was a belter, the initial Tuk-Tuk encounter was brilliant but this has to be the icing on the cake!!
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    To me it looks like the pictured worktops,...

    To me it looks like the pictured worktops, white/black, that FR has posted are based on a marble effect and not granite.

    I used to work for a natural stone company in England and we sold/fitted...
  41. Asking for a tab in Benwell? There again he had...

    Asking for a tab in Benwell? There again he had only been there a couple of months. Maybe didn't know the rules of engagement. I have travelled in France and its not unusual for Frogs and African...
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    Being an ex-brickie myself I have always thought...

    Being an ex-brickie myself I have always thought that strip founds and cavity blockwork would be a good alternative to a concrete frame with single skin infilled panels. To me the concrete structural...
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    I take it these are the same credit rating...

    I take it these are the same credit rating agencies that gave AAA ratings to bundles of packaged sub-prime mortgages which caused the credit crunch that sparked this entire economic crisis?

    It...
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    Couple of pointers Dread: 1. Accommodation -...

    Couple of pointers Dread:

    1. Accommodation - That photo of Skytop is their best room, or so I am led to believe. Looks piss poor to me. I have stayed at the Butchers Arms on Soi Buakhow a couple...
  45. Thread: trespass law

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I learn something...

    Thanks for clearing that up. I learn something new every day.
  46. Thread: trespass law

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    Is Trespass not a Civil offence? If so theres...

    Is Trespass not a Civil offence?

    If so theres no point involving the Police. Not their ploplem.
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    Is that plywood? I dont know. But as the...

    Is that plywood? I dont know.

    But as the material used for the shuttering seems to have a white inner lining is it a more specialist type of material?
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    Fantastic stuff Nelly. It seems like a quite...

    Fantastic stuff Nelly.

    It seems like a quite well planned and engineered project.
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    Maybe Dianna Garden Resort in North Pattaya would...

    Maybe Dianna Garden Resort in North Pattaya would fit your criteria?

    My mate lives there in a cheap charlie block. He pays 4,000 baht per month + utilities. No air con but has use of the hotel...
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    JJ Any idea how old the house is?

    JJ

    Any idea how old the house is?
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