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

Double Gazed for the 1st Floor...(3) in windows and doors by Roger Ramjet on 16-Sep-14 8:36PM
New Home Build "LET THE...(181) in Your Building Story by Shastadad on 16-Sep-14 6:41PM
Udon Thani Happy House(106) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 16-Sep-14 5:42PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(65) in Your Building Story by kiwimartin on 16-Sep-14 2:12PM
PVC Windows and Doors(61) in windows and doors by oil on 16-Sep-14 1:23PM
Window Placement(2) in windows and doors by fredlk on 16-Sep-14 12:47PM
uPVC Window Sources in Thailan...(37) in windows and doors by oil on 16-Sep-14 12:09PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(573) in Friendly Banter by Mike Judd on 16-Sep-14 7:42AM
Thaipete's build(156) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 16-Sep-14 7:24AM
Apple versus ......(342) in general by fredlk on 15-Sep-14 4:52PM
Breezes and mosquitos(9) in cooling systems by Sometimewoodworker on 15-Sep-14 3:52PM
Silver foil does work(69) in roofing by thailazer on 14-Sep-14 8:35PM
Help, please(11) in Introduce Yourself by kalasiner on 14-Sep-14 8:05PM
SHOVEL(2) in water and plumbing by Shastadad on 14-Sep-14 7:50PM
Cavity Wall with PU Foam Insul...(21) in cooling systems by Khunchai on 14-Sep-14 4:57PM
Protrude columns inside or out...(17) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by MGV12 on 14-Sep-14 3:43PM
Floating slab using EPS Styrof...(41) in cement, concrete and mortar by Andyfteeze on 13-Sep-14 11:25PM
solar energy(383) in electric by Andyfteeze on 13-Sep-14 10:33PM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(517) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 13-Sep-14 5:04PM
My building story:(700) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 13-Sep-14 1:45PM

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 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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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 new tiles insta...

Random Gallery Images

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Working on Circ... The electrician installing the circuit b...

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by shastadad on 2012-12-04

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 These type of windows are used in the ki...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-22

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by bngldsmth on 2009-02-12 internal kitche... These are the two kitchen windows

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-11 House The House

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 The stacking lo...

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by changnoi on 2010-07-24 M-i-L bathroom ...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-09 9 March 2009 Moving the Q Con blocks into position

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by shastadad on 2012-05-08 walk in closet ...

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by trehanse on 2007-04-05

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 first cement la...

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by dozer on 2011-09-26 Support Column The part of the column above the footing...

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by larrywawfelix on 2014-02-11 front steps in ... nice wide front steps for such a small p...

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by zappa on 2009-03-04

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Old Gate This gate was really heavy, maybe 200kg ...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-29 completed watef...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 We thought it w...

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by pklongball on 2009-06-26 June 26 The kitchen door waiting for the door ma...

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by rucus7 on 2010-03-25