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lanzalad

Building A House In Udon Thani.

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It's funny compared to west it's peanuts here it really is , will be very nice for less than £24000

My thoughts exactly. House prices are getting silly where we live. For a similar gaff you're looking at spending 15 to 20 times the amount this place is going to cost us. As we have the savings and I'm getting hardly any return on my investments this seems like a good time to build.

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Plenty of time they won't start until October anyhow as I trust you know the "bad luck" concept.

Kitchen will be made the 3rd bathroom as no cunt cooks inside here. Just need to decide whether to make that one on-suite or build another bathroom next to the master bedroom. Decisions, decisions...

A small indoor kitchen is no bad thing though. Like Campario says good place for cupboards, fridge is obviously necessary for cold beer and mixers, coffee machine, toasted sandwich maker, etc.

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This is mine and Mrs Fiends house we had built up in Uttaradit.

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3 bedroom bungalow. Construction time took 17 weeks from an empty plot to completion. and was well impressed with the quality of construction. It cost us 2.5 million and was built by a developer to our design and spec and we didn't need to hand over a single baht until the house was completed.

Since this photo was taken we've added those security grills on the windows and doors,

At the moment we use it as our holiday home but we've built it as our place to retire to. Whilst we are back in the UK her sister keeps an eye on it for us - her house is diagonally opposite. During the build we got regular photographic updates so we could keep an eye on progress..

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Nice looking house

Posted from my mobile so I blame any spelling errors on that.

That looks a very nice place

I'm happy with it!!!

Each time we stay in it I've been doing little bits and bobs to it..... On my last trip I put up the curtain rails and fitted an electric shower to the guest bathroom and I'm already planning some jobs for our Songkran trip.

This might shock a few BM's.... Mrs Fiend is the one that is paying the mortgage - and she even took on a second job to pay for it!!!!

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This might shock a few BM's.... Mrs Fiend is the one that is paying the mortgage - and she even took on a second job to pay for it!!!!

Not sure I understand that part of it ?

House belongs to who pays it, no ?

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Not sure I understand that part of it ?

House belongs to who pays it, no ?

I paid the deposit and she's paying the mortgage..... it belongs to both of us. When she told me she wanted the house built I told her my terms and she agreed to them, and true to her word she went and found a second job to fund paying the mortgage.

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I paid the deposit and she's paying the mortgage..... it belongs to both of us. When she told me she wanted the house built I told her my terms and she agreed to them, and true to her word she went and found a second job to fund paying the mortgage.

OK, thanks for the explanation !

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Reading the forums etc it seems the 14cm brick is a good choice.

Phil mentioned not using the Qcon for house build as not good load properties yet some swear by it and again some say not good for screwing or hanging items.

I think I will build my escape pad/annexe with the 14 cm brick yet local builder says not available only the 7cm.

Thoughts.

I am only talking of single unit 7.5m by 3m with an internal wall to divide off bathroom.

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great thread so about 20k sterling can build you a wee gaff from scratch thats buttons but worth every penny.

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Yes dave it was that other thread i posted.

Now if you remember they was only using them blocks and they was no ringbeam around the property.

so this would NOT hold up over the years.

Its like building without foundations to me...

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Property is peanuts here why people get so bent out is shape don't buy , don't build ....

You would be lucky if 20k built you a one level extension in the UK.

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I would say this build will come in at least half that price..

You cant compare UK builds to Thailand....!

UK builds are more long term builds and are build much better.

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Broken ground in Khon Kaen on family land. Only a bedroom with ensuite and terrace. Just my escape pod/pad. Really for Porn and little one so will have aircon and mozzie free area. Of course for me it would allow me to avoid going to the outhouse with flashlight - gave that up at my nan's house when I was 11.

Will stick a photo up when finished. Just a small abode, 150,000 baht approx including furnishings, aircon, bathroom units and of course my easy chair.

Yours truly, rinsed of Hounslow.

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Broken ground in Khon Kaen on family land. Only a bedroom with ensuite and terrace. Just my escape pod/pad. Really for Porn and little one so will have aircon and mozzie free area. Of course for me it would allow me to avoid going to the outhouse with flashlight - gave that up at my nan's house when I was 11.

Will stick a photo up when finished. Just a small abode, 150,000 baht approx including furnishings, aircon, bathroom units and of course my easy chair.

Yours truly, rinsed of Hounslow.

Pretty much describes what I have up in the village.

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Phil if I ever build a house can I hire you as the project manager.

Yes mate no probs

Plumb line, tape measure and spirit level at the ready...

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Something else i've found out here by watching buildings go up...

Many people pay for roof tiles and i've known of a few friends that have had it all replaced with the metal sheets.

You can order the sheets in lengths of 2,3,4,5,6 & 7 meters so that means there's no joins in the fall so no leaking roof.

You can also order this in many powder coats and colours sas you can see we opted for the spanish tile look. and in powder cream with a built in roof insulation.

So what happens to all them tiles...!

They all go for reclaiming. they all get sorted out into faded colours and then are refitted onto new houses then all painted the same colour.

I watched them do just the same around the corner from me and the roof looks great and you would never know...

I'm sure it was Murche that asked me about this....

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Something else i've found out here by watching buildings go up...

Many people pay for roof tiles and i've known of a few friends that have had it all replaced with the metal sheets.

You can order the sheets in lengths of 2,3,4,5,6 & 7 meters so that means there's no joins in the fall so no leaking roof.

You can also order this in many powder coats and colours sas you can see we opted for the spanish tile look. and in powder cream with a built in roof insulation.

So what happens to all them tiles...!

They all go for reclaiming. they all get sorted out into faded colours and then are refitted onto new houses then all painted the same colour.

I watched them do just the same around the corner from me and the roof looks great and you would never know...

I'm sure it was Murche that asked me about this....

I certainly did, was the house next to Mulphys on Soi Khao Noi that I saw it.

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Phil if I ever build a house can I hire you as the project manager.

that would be a good idea

think one of the soi dogs ended up leading our building crew

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