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

Understanding [or misunderstan...(738) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 4-Aug-15 11:41AM
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House Extension to "Baan ...(160) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 3-Aug-15 7:49PM
Copper Earth Rods(6) in electric by Sometimewoodworker on 3-Aug-15 7:09PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(217) in Your Building Story by Ians on 1-Aug-15 9:42PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(978) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 1-Aug-15 6:08PM
Money matters(459) in general by Roger Ramjet on 31-Jul-15 9:26PM
How to make a shower drain(8) in water and plumbing by canopy on 31-Jul-15 9:13PM
Building in Krabi (Nong Thale)(52) in Your Building Story by flubby on 31-Jul-15 9:06PM
Welding standards(18) in roofing by MGV12 on 30-Jul-15 11:23AM
Raised house in Nakhon Si Tham...(42) in Your Building Story by somsip on 29-Jul-15 10:43PM
People that the world might be...(81) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 28-Jul-15 5:41PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(294) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 28-Jul-15 2:44PM
Udon Thani Happy House(466) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 28-Jul-15 1:21PM
read/unread posts(1) in Feature Requests and Problem Reports by claynlr on 28-Jul-15 3:01AM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(285) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 27-Jul-15 10:49PM
Det Udom Cooler Home idea's(54) in Your Building Story by AK49 on 27-Jul-15 12:36PM
What lies ahead?(111) in general by MGV12 on 26-Jul-15 9:13AM
Pushing the boundaries ... are...(9) in general by Roger Ramjet on 24-Jul-15 6:35PM

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

Random Gallery Images

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by pklongball on 2009-05-02 29 April As the pipes exit the opening going to t...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Attic Walkway This allows for easier access to the att...

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by glenn on 2007-06-21 stairs and library to be

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by pklongball on 2010-02-26 Jan.29,2010 The second day of drilling with the air ...

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by pklongball on 2013-08-05

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by somdet on 2008-01-02 Doors The door to the master bedroom.

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12

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by pklongball on 2009-06-02 2 June You the viewer can't really see the ...

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by rucus7 on 2010-04-08 Pouring the col... I am only looking , not working

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by shastadad on 2012-11-06

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by otis-a on 2010-08-01 roofing1 bit small as mms

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02

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by shastadad on 2012-02-27 wire protector sometimes you just have to do it yoursel...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Interior Wall The start of the interior wall laying pr...

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by shastadad on 2014-12-28

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-24 Many more to go Rebar bent into shape and ready to assem...

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by changnoi on 2009-12-15 Looking into La...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Study The study area utilizes walls that are 2...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Junction Boxes The PVC plastic junction boxes are set i...