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lanzalad

Building a house in Thailand

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There's many who get a house build in Thailand, Falangs wanting to move up country or building it for the family but for what ever reason you sill need to visit the planning department and submit plans and even more so for new build on land.

Even my self & Puang didn't submit any plans as we had a old house in place around but when the job is done we will be submitting plans to the planning department.

I've heard many do this for finance reason or just a value check but many don't even bother at all with any planning...

Well if you want to save some money here's pre past build projects by the planning department:-

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Here's the full ZIP file for the above property:-  sub06.zip  

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Seen plenty of houses like that built around Thailand.

 

I like the style of the houses on stilts.

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We had this one built for us up in Uttaradit, we did it through a property developer Total cost was 2.5 million including the land and the garden is big enough to build another house. Was well impressed by the quality of build and Mrs Fiend is happy as her sister has a house virtually opposite ours.

 

At the moment it's just our holiday home but will be our retirement home. It's on the outskirts of the city and not too far from some decent restaurants and a Tesco Lotus.

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30 minutes ago, Fondles said:

either those cars are huge or those houses are tiny.

Designing carports or parking spaces has never been a strength of Thai architects.

Take the double carport above for example: width is 5 meter. The width of a small car is 1,7 m, 2 cars are 3,4m which leaves 3 gaps of 53 cm between the cars and the wall/column. a stronger built person will have difficulties to get out of the door.  

Take 2 SUVs and the gaps shrink to 44 cm or so. That would even give a mnall Thai some problems, especially if the cars are not accurately parked in their space.

 

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56 minutes ago, Midnight Moon said:

Did it go ahead Phil? I'd never seen this before.

We have only finish half of our house which we can use short term.

So we have the main bedroom finished with is a temporary lounge / kitchen the second bedroom with is our temporary main bedroom and a bathroom.

We need to break up the old part of the house and continue to build the new second half.

This is a old shot as the new part is now finished but it shows the old part which on our next visit will be removed..

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6 minutes ago, lanzalad said:

We have only finish half of our house which we can use short term.

So we have the main bedroom finished with is a temporary lounge / kitchen the second bedroom with is our temporary main bedroom and a bathroom.

We need to break up the old part of the house and continue to build the new second half.

This is a old shot as the new part is now finished but it shows the old part which on our next visit will be removed..

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Part of me would like a gaff ooop Norf.. need a trip away 

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1 minute ago, Parky said:

Part of me would like a gaff ooop Norf.. need a trip away 

Yes mate if we was to move back it would be to the house in udon.. 10 minutes from the city and airport.

Udon has everything i need and its not as hot as pattaya and bangkok.

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26 minutes ago, Parky said:

Part of me would like a gaff ooop Norf.. need a trip away 

Lump on son. Honey Bee would love another one.

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Just now, Midnight Moon said:

Lump on son. Honey Bee would love another one.

Lol in her dreams 🤣🤣🤣

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If there are other websites in thai that have simple house plans i would be interested as mrs rock is determined to drop a small place on a bit of dirt next to her sisters and dads houses 

She just wants to drop some $ with a local builder/somchai but i know that would be a disaster at least with plans every one should be on the same page ( hopefully) is it normal practice to pay installments on completion of pre arranged stages?

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53 minutes ago, Parky said:

Part of me would like a gaff ooop Norf.. need a trip away 

I hear Carlisle is lovely at this time of year.

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Just now, dcfc2007 said:

I hear Carlisle is lovely at this time of year.

Not for me Ronnie ...

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10 minutes ago, nickrock said:

.... is it normal practice to pay installments on completion of pre arranged stages?

Thats how I organized the extension / renovation of my house in France 15 years ago.

4 lots (walls / roof / etc...) and each lot payable in 3 parts (start / half way / completion). An effective way to never have too much money committed. 

I was overseas, so the smart builder tried to play smart and "set up" some pics...Too bad for him I had my neighbour in the circuit to double pic every stage.  Ended up when I came back with an 3rd party expertise, the builder given the choice to pay back what he cheated or being slung in court.  Got what I wanted, but a bloody pain it was..

They all do what we call "cavalry" meaning using the down payment of your new project to complete the previous one. If things go South as in any Ponzi scheme, the last one is left to hold the bag.

 

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Thats exactly why i am asking seen a few builders do a runner on uncompleted construction here in nz

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1 hour ago, lanzalad said:
2 minutes ago, nickrock said:

Thats exactly why i am asking seen a few builders do a runner on uncompleted construction here in nz

Where abouts are you looking to build Nick?

Mate has just had a place built up here in the Jungle 25 Kms north east of Udon.

Canny job as it happens. They delivered exactly what they said they would, stage payments etc.

 

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9 minutes ago, nickrock said:

Thats exactly why i am asking seen a few builders do a runner on uncompleted construction here in nz

The key to this mate is keep it simple.

Most houses in the sticks in Thailand are built on a 3 by 3 meter support and you tend to work your house and living space around it.

i moved them around to suit our needs but and the builders didnt like it but its not there house.

So the first plan here is how we want the house and this works great and its a tried and tested plan as its used often in the UK as a bungalow design and its very cost effective way to build a house.

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The way it works out in Thailand when building a house is how many supporting posts you use in the build no one wants to see the plans and everyone just ask's "how many posts ?"

now the reason for this is most of the time in a Thai style house all the post will be set out asymmetrical with every post having the same distance from each other... but this limits your layout and design as you can see in green.

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So i decided to move the post to suit our design.

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They will also want to put a window on every possible out side wall meaning your head board would need to be under a window .. 

i didnt go for that and all the builders was saying not beautiful, up to me i pay...

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12 minutes ago, nickrock said:

Thats exactly why i am asking seen a few builders do a runner on uncompleted construction here in nz

Do it as I mentionned, if the builder doesn't agree you got your answer....

Another way to limit the risk is to pay yourself for all major material to the material supplier. Avoids that your builder having reached his credit limit with a supplier, cant buy anything anymore before paying for the previous invoices he ran up.

Again, he will use your downpayment to pay part of his outstanding credit, and use the new credit availability to buy your material etc...

Again, that was in France. In the Wild East, its not gonna be easier in general.

 

 

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We didn't pay a single satang until the house was completed, and even then we didn't pay the full amount until some things had been finished to our satisfaction....

Sister-in-law has a house across the Soi from ours and she regularly sent us photos during the build to keep us updated...

 

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6 minutes ago, Smiler said:

 

A couple of kms out of phanom dong rak south of surin not far from the cambo border

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