Building in Thailand
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pic of tropical paradiseThis site provides information on building a house in Pattaya, Thailand and Thailand in general. How to go about getting a nice luxury house built for under $25,000 (1,000,000 Baht)? If you think a sales pitch is brewing…. don’t worry, nothing for sale, no advertising. The only thing requested is feedback after you review the site.

Think of it: living in style in a tropical paradise! Thailand is a wonderful place, until you try to get something done!

OK, maybe it is still a wonderful place, but things can get frustrating at times. Anyway, from the stories with my friends to my own personal experience the saying that fits is ‘If I only knew then what I know now!’. Continue reading…

This page is becoming the new CTH home page. The old one hadn’t been updated since the site started back in 2004 (or 2447 depending on your perspective). Hopefully this rendition will be easier to follow and slightly less cluttered. The page may not work correctly until it is fully set up. For now the url to the page is, eventually it will be moved to (replacing the old home page). All of the old stuff connected to the old home page has been saved and will still be accessible.

There are new sections on the homepage to see the latest gallery updates and also some random images from the gallery. There is a section showing latest forum posts (as before). There is a section showing featured categories of information. These featured categories will show new information on dozer projects, etc., but you can also access the information from the blog page. Continue reading…

Recent Forum Topics

Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ...(294) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 26-Apr-17 7:32AM
pressure pump for guesthouse(17) in water and plumbing by Sometimewoodworker on 26-Apr-17 4:46AM
New member intro(4) in Introduce Yourself by MikeB on 26-Apr-17 2:58AM
Building in chiang mai(33) in Your Building Story by Klondyke on 25-Apr-17 9:47AM
Building in Bang Khla(170) in Your Building Story by Alan on 24-Apr-17 4:07AM
video of my build of modern st...(7) in Your Building Story by Ians on 23-Apr-17 6:36PM
Control joints in walls(3) in cement, concrete and mortar by canopy on 21-Apr-17 7:10AM
PVC Windows and Doors(125) in windows and doors by Sometimewoodworker on 20-Apr-17 2:00PM
Interlocking block driveway(5) in material prices & building costs by pipoz on 17-Apr-17 10:57AM
Staircase railing design(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by pipoz on 17-Apr-17 10:42AM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(1441) in Friendly Banter by pipoz on 15-Apr-17 6:00PM
DIY small concrete pool(9) in swimming pool by Pichit small pool on 15-Apr-17 4:00PM
My infinity pool(88) in swimming pool by Breizh29 on 14-Apr-17 4:06PM
Septic Systems in Thailand / U...(9) in water and plumbing by kmanonmaui on 13-Apr-17 1:15PM
Raised house in Nakhon Si Tham...(93) in Your Building Story by runker on 13-Apr-17 3:49AM
New village build near Udon(61) in Your Building Story by Roger Ramjet on 13-Apr-17 12:44AM
Bore Hole and House Supply(37) in water and plumbing by kmanonmaui on 12-Apr-17 1:28PM
New pool DIM(72) in swimming pool by Rdteth on 10-Apr-17 7:27AM
Stucco (Thai) vs. Stucco (USA)...(14) in general by sirineou on 9-Apr-17 5:00PM
House Extension to "Baan ...(1245) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 8-Apr-17 5:21PM

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Support Column ... This shows a support column which will b...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Batten Close Up The roof battens are screwed into the ro...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Plastering afte... The taped joints are plastered and then ...

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