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

Q Con load bearing blocks pric...(2) in material prices & building costs by Jack&Amy on 28-Jul-14 11:18PM
Re: Dream House Build for 1/5t...(1143) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 28-Jul-14 9:00PM
Thaipete's build(76) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 28-Jul-14 7:07PM
Grease Traps(7) in water and plumbing by thailazer on 28-Jul-14 5:34PM
The Daily Mail is back!(13) in general by Roger Ramjet on 28-Jul-14 5:18PM
Piling(10) in material prices & building costs by Jack&Amy on 28-Jul-14 4:37PM
foam under the roof?(48) in roofing by fredlk on 28-Jul-14 4:36PM
My building story:(597) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 28-Jul-14 2:41PM
Cob House(0) in cement, concrete and mortar by oil on 28-Jul-14 2:30PM
Waste water question (s)(7) in water and plumbing by BKKBILL on 28-Jul-14 12:48PM
Pillars, Pillars, Pillars(5) in roofing by BKKBILL on 28-Jul-14 12:29PM
Under House Water Tank(13) in general by ratsima on 28-Jul-14 10:21AM
Improving the quality of bore ...(26) in water and plumbing by oil on 27-Jul-14 6:05PM
Seawall advice Gulf of Thailan...(39) in perimeter wall by oil on 27-Jul-14 6:03PM
Mark in Bang Saray(1) in Introduce Yourself by MGV12 on 27-Jul-14 1:35PM
Structural Design for Steel Fr...(15) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by qon on 27-Jul-14 7:33AM
Any recourse against slow buil...(7) in legal and finance by Roger Ramjet on 26-Jul-14 1:05PM
raft construction, a convert(47) in general by Roger Ramjet on 26-Jul-14 5:40AM
Container Homes(3) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by qon on 25-Jul-14 6:34PM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(515) in Your Building Story by schuimpge on 25-Jul-14 3:36PM

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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Random Gallery Images

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 The electrician expounding on all things...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-12 access wall fro...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Tiling on the I... Tiling on the inside of the cabinets.

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 This shows a large socket box with 5 sma...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 This is metal rolls, which are sometimes...

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by thomas.fontaine on 2009-04-21

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by changnoi on 2010-03-24 nuff said cant wait to see what it will end up lik...

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by drdave on 2009-04-28 Superstructure View of the entire house, from the front...

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by pklongball on 2009-04-18 18 April And again an inside look up to the gable...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-22

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by shastadad on 2012-05-08 hard to take pi...

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by kornoipaddy on 2008-08-31 The staggered l...

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by fgrossiii on 2012-07-13 Dec 10 2010 12 A prayer to bless the land for building....

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by rucus7 on 2010-07-19 Red brick early...

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by changnoi on 2010-03-24 Side view of ho...

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by jazzman on 2008-06-19 Louvered window... This 2 x 1 m louvered window is construc...

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by changnoi on 2010-12-07 Oh and a new Sp...

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by verticalift on 2011-04-19 Cement bathtub Outdoor courtyard 2m x 6m next to bathro...

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by changnoi on 2010-01-25 Ensuite Bathroo... Door Frame in...