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

My building story:(324) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 24-Apr-14 10:03PM
Rebar Pricing(3) in Rebar and Metal by pipoz on 24-Apr-14 7:41PM
Cost to build house walls(12) in material prices & building costs by Mike Judd on 24-Apr-14 6:27PM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(350) in Your Building Story by Sunpax on 24-Apr-14 3:20PM
metal roofing and reflective f...(108) in roofing by oil on 24-Apr-14 2:26PM
Building in Khanom(690) in Your Building Story by jingjoe on 24-Apr-14 10:18AM
my house is getting built in a...(105) in Your Building Story by jingjoe on 24-Apr-14 7:50AM
Townhouse Number 2 Renovation(126) in Your Building Story by schuimpge on 24-Apr-14 7:16AM
Building somewhere off Takhop(...(118) in Your Building Story by Tommy on 23-Apr-14 10:42PM
Pattaya. Labour Charges(11) in material prices & building costs by Mike Judd on 23-Apr-14 8:46PM
Family cars other than minivan...(26) in general by vanda on 23-Apr-14 6:19PM
very slow build between Kosump...(179) in Your Building Story by Mike Judd on 23-Apr-14 7:55AM
Building in montrantong (Chian...(9) in Your Building Story by zebrafilm on 22-Apr-14 2:14PM
Water Well Drilling in Udon Th...(2) in water and plumbing by SilicaStorm on 22-Apr-14 12:50AM
Preview: A/C Sizing help neede...(6) in cooling systems by schuimpge on 21-Apr-14 8:42PM
TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE IN PHITSANU...(1) in buy and sell by thailazer on 21-Apr-14 3:49PM
Internet around 1269, Ban Pong...(24) in Northern Region by schuimpge on 20-Apr-14 8:56PM
Water-cooling of the roof(27) in cooling systems by oil on 20-Apr-14 6:23PM
building our swimmingpool(59) in swimming pool by jazzman on 20-Apr-14 4:19PM
Pool floor ???(3) in swimming pool by pattayapope on 20-Apr-14 3:31PM

Latest Gallery Images

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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 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...

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 spirit house ba...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Ready for fill Jungle cleared. Storm drain piped. Acc...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Storm drain cro... Laying down some pipes for the storm dra...

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by scudman on 2012-12-23 Equipment Men and machines arrive to begin buildin...

Random Gallery Images

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Preparing for the pour of the upper ring...

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 Awaiting arriva...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-25 The work site

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by tcth on 2007-03-02 3/5/2004 11:01 Kitchen counter done with cement and til...

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by pklongball on 2009-01-16 13 Jan 2009 Here we have an overall view of the &quo...

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by swisstony on 2012-01-14

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by pklongball on 2009-06-14 June 14 This is a view of the pumphouse construc...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Large bathroom plumbing layout. On the ...

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by jazzman on 2009-02-26 More superb eng... Click the image for a full screen view....

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Bathtub tiled in. (27-Jun-04)

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 Mixing Concrete The method of mixing concrete employed b...

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by verticalift on 2011-04-12

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The frame work for the roof structure is...

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by changnoi on 2009-12-06 Damp Proofing p...

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by pklongball on 2009-05-08 8 May One of the many boxes in the ceiling are...

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by somdet on 2007-10-04 Our land View from the southeast of the road and ...

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by maseratimartin on 2011-08-07 Double cement b... To level the ground beams and avoid too ...

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by dbp on 2011-01-16 Pepsi barge ter...

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by jazzman on 2007-04-24 Office Detail