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

Our Build in Kalasin, Somdet(30) in Your Building Story by oneday on 25-Oct-14 8:28AM
Thai 4 x 4 meter grid(72) in House Design, Architecture & Project Management by Tanlic on 24-Oct-14 10:58PM
Welding gas in Koen Kaen or Ud...(4) in Isaan provinces by Sometimewoodworker on 24-Oct-14 8:13PM
Thaipete's build(221) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 24-Oct-14 7:15PM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(419) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 24-Oct-14 5:50PM
Carefree El Cheapo build (Thai...(523) in Your Building Story by fredlk on 24-Oct-14 4:42PM
Sources of wood, wood working ...(9) in wood and woodworking by Mike Judd on 24-Oct-14 5:29AM
Affordable swimming pool in Th...(23) in swimming pool by Mike Judd on 24-Oct-14 5:18AM
Avg Costing to build something...(1) in general by fredlk on 24-Oct-14 5:11AM
My Story of a Koi Pond(373) in garden and landscaping by Klondyke on 23-Oct-14 10:37PM
New Home Build "LET THE...(193) in Your Building Story by gliffaes on 23-Oct-14 4:40PM
Udon Thani Happy House(161) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 23-Oct-14 4:03PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(641) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 23-Oct-14 9:20AM
Advice please(11) in roofing by pipoz on 23-Oct-14 12:41AM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(124) in Your Building Story by kiwimartin on 22-Oct-14 9:54PM
Cost for a metal gate?(44) in perimeter wall by wonder6281 on 22-Oct-14 11:46AM
Problems/SQL Errors/Photo Uplo...(36) in Feature Requests and Problem Reports by MGV12 on 22-Oct-14 10:10AM
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

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 trehanse on 2007-04-04

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Sheetrock laid in place with cut outs fo...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The vertical supporting rebar structure ...

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by jazzman on 2007-02-17 aluminium 2 Frame for a double sliding window with s...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-22

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by glenn on 2007-06-03 Our clothes closets in the master bedroo...

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by changnoi on 2010-01-21

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by chiyman on 2011-01-22 Balcony door an...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-23

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-02 The foyer with yet more grade "a&qu...

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by pattayapope on 2010-08-16 One of the two ...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-06

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by jazzman on 2007-03-18 ฺBase Unit... We couldn't find a local carpenter t...

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by shastadad on 2012-12-30 foot paths

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-25 More soil We told the soil man he is not getting p...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Ground Beam Reb... The rebar framework to support the groun...

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by pklongball on 2009-10-11 11 October This is the last are of sod laid about 3...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-18 17 March 2009 The view today March 17. happy St Patty&...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Two Step The granito tiles are first laid and lev...