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

Problems/SQL Errors/Photo Uplo...(32) in Feature Requests and Problem Reports by Roger Ramjet on 21-Oct-14 11:53PM
Udon Thani Happy House(157) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 21-Oct-14 9:32PM
Thaipete's build(213) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 21-Oct-14 7:49PM
ceilings(1) in Feature Requests and Problem Reports by Sometimewoodworker on 21-Oct-14 7:14PM
Q-Con versus RED Brick with re...(29) in general by Khunchai on 21-Oct-14 5:07PM
low-e laminated glass in alumi...(0) in windows and doors by rogernel on 21-Oct-14 4:08PM
The Internet ... Closest frien...(3) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 21-Oct-14 1:44PM
Cost for a metal gate?(43) in perimeter wall by Klondyke on 21-Oct-14 1:28PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(120) in Your Building Story by fredlk on 21-Oct-14 10:38AM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(640) in Friendly Banter by fredlk on 21-Oct-14 10:34AM
Our Build in Kalasin, Somdet(19) in Your Building Story by oneday on 21-Oct-14 7:25AM
Perimeter Wall Completed On to...(3) in perimeter wall by Shastadad on 21-Oct-14 6:08AM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(418) in Friendly Banter by Mike Judd on 20-Oct-14 3:26PM
Tools for laying QCon blocks(3) in general by Maseratimartin on 20-Oct-14 11:11AM
For goodness sake Man-up!(5) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 20-Oct-14 9:18AM
Red Bull Is Just Soda(8) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 19-Oct-14 5:38PM
Renewable Energy(1) in electric by BKKBILL on 19-Oct-14 12:40PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(71) in Your Building Story by Roger Ramjet on 19-Oct-14 10:08AM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(521) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 19-Oct-14 4:45AM
My building story:(788) in Your Building Story by oneday on 18-Oct-14 7:00PM

Latest Gallery Images

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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 larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 front veranda /... dont know if u can call it a balcony for...

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 we have 2 k ltr fresh / rain water stora...

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 basement being ... we will have a fully tanked reasonable w...

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by dozer on 2013-08-05

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by maikowjai on 2013-03-25

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 soi connection

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30

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Random Gallery Images

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by jazzman on 2007-03-02 bTicino modules Just some of the many modules available ...

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by glenn on 2007-06-03 Front entrance

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by pklongball on 2013-07-22

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Topper Formwork... For columns which are longer (due to bei...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 A wall section (front and side) with com...

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by jazzman on 2009-02-08 Little Red Bric... Not made in this 'factory' but ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Elephant Hey it's a dead end road, where is ...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-18 dodged a bullet...

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by fredlk on 2011-03-27

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by pklongball on 2009-01-06 Up she goes 5 Jan 09 One of the 2 columns going up d...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 downstairs bath...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Outer Row with ... The tiles are spaced a 1 cm distance. T...

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by trehanse on 2007-05-06

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by changnoi on 2010-02-15 View of the ren...

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by newhomepages on 2012-04-18 Piling Puncture... Piling Punctures Earch Photographed on ...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-07-06 Front view of h...

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by glenn on 2007-03-28

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by shastadad on 2011-05-19