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

pumps and well....advice pleas...(23) in water and plumbing by Ians on 22-May-15 5:48PM
Structural feature posts conne...(0) in wood and woodworking by eyecatcher on 22-May-15 4:40PM
New member(2) in Introduce Yourself by BKKBILL on 22-May-15 4:09PM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(205) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 22-May-15 2:04PM
Money matters(369) in general by BKKBILL on 22-May-15 2:00PM
solar energy(398) in electric by Roger Ramjet on 22-May-15 11:00AM
Udon Thani Happy House(415) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 21-May-15 6:42PM
Building in Bang Khla(57) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 21-May-15 11:18AM
Hello everyone(8) in Introduce Yourself by Klondyke on 21-May-15 8:50AM
Custom made furniture(17) in wood and woodworking by Sometimewoodworker on 20-May-15 10:12PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(242) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 20-May-15 12:40PM
SCC Stay Cool Rt 37 or Polynum...(17) in roofing by Bangyai on 20-May-15 10:21AM
All Things considered(46) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 19-May-15 7:52AM
HAS ANYONE USED THESE?(1) in cement, concrete and mortar by edvrijmoet on 18-May-15 6:34PM
Load bearing, cavity brickwork...(50) in cement, concrete and mortar by edvrijmoet on 18-May-15 6:12PM
Wheelbarrow with Inflatable Ty...(5) in Isaan provinces by MGV12 on 18-May-15 6:09PM
Building Technology sub forum(0) in suggestions for new threads by Sometimewoodworker on 18-May-15 5:42PM
Building in Khanom(716) in Your Building Story by pattayapope on 18-May-15 1:55PM
Faking Unbelievable(1) in general by Roger Ramjet on 18-May-15 11:01AM
Concrete Strength(3) in cement, concrete and mortar by Buriram Builders on 17-May-15 6:17PM

Latest Gallery Images

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 as it is today

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 posts and beams in place

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 slab just been laid

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 Footings being concreted

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 render finished...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 corner bricked ...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mr.venetian on 2014-11-27 Venetian plaste... Produced from natural hydrated lime. Ha...

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by mrmazinkle on 2014-11-25

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Ready for swimm...

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Control Board

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Filter Pit

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by klondyke on 2014-06-18 Nearly finished

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by tcth1 on 2014-02-15

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by dozer on 2014-02-15 test upload

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by tcth1 on 2014-02-14

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by shastadad on 2011-05-30

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by pklongball on 2009-06-12 June 7 Here the tile crew is working their magi...

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by changnoi on 2010-01-21

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Lanko 701 This is a high compressive strength non ...

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-06

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by somdet on 2008-01-02 eaves Here is a shot of the eaves that have be...

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by zappa on 2009-03-08

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-19 Hole #1 closed The soil people mistakenly dumped soil a...

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by shastadad on 2012-05-12 broken discharg...

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by pklongball on 2009-07-05 June 30 A look at the column light fixture we ch...