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

Building in Bang Khla(237) in Your Building Story by Alan on 18-Dec-17 1:35AM
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"Baan Thai"- My batt...(95) in Life in Thailand by eyecatcher on 17-Dec-17 5:57PM
An anecdotal approach to SEPTI...(56) in water and plumbing by Sometimewoodworker on 17-Dec-17 7:14AM
New house supply, Bangkok(7) in electric by Roger Ramjet on 16-Dec-17 9:45PM
Rent land, Install MOBILE hous...(0) in Your Building Story by wwwbkkaptcom on 16-Dec-17 8:24PM
Building costs, materials and ...(7) in Your Building Story by Klondyke on 16-Dec-17 7:58PM
please a few terms to translat...(1) in Thai names for Construction Stuff by canopy on 16-Dec-17 6:29AM
Udon Thani Happy House(1003) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 15-Dec-17 4:08PM
Location for vented soffits on...(5) in roofing by Cheeryble on 15-Dec-17 10:24AM
Insect Control Considerations(55) in general by mack456 on 14-Dec-17 4:23PM
wall estimate opinions(10) in perimeter wall by Roger Ramjet on 13-Dec-17 8:21PM
Rebar in central Bangkok(2) in Rebar and Metal by Patchanuty on 13-Dec-17 3:29PM
Building In Khon Kaen(4) in Your Building Story by Patchanuty on 13-Dec-17 3:27PM
Architects in Thailand and wha...(30) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Sometimewoodworker on 12-Dec-17 4:11PM
Rough Estimate Build Cost(6) in material prices & building costs by Cheeryble on 9-Dec-17 1:40PM
New pool DIM(86) in swimming pool by Sometimewoodworker on 8-Dec-17 7:57PM
Termite Control Companies in P...(6) in general by treas1952 on 8-Dec-17 7:10PM
TERMITE TREATMENT FREQUENCY(9) in general by schuimpge on 8-Dec-17 6:33PM
FURNITURE(5) in suggestions for new threads by Andyfteeze on 7-Dec-17 4:37PM

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