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

The Hole Story(63) in garden and landscaping by andymac on 21-Dec-14 11:17PM
Thaipete's build(282) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 21-Dec-14 8:39PM
hello fellow builders(22) in Introduce Yourself by Roger Ramjet on 21-Dec-14 8:31PM
Obituary(9) in general by sirineou on 21-Dec-14 7:27PM
Greetings from Belgium(0) in Introduce Yourself by Trikke76 on 21-Dec-14 6:09PM
Rebar Reinforcing squares ques...(21) in Rebar and Metal by MGV12 on 21-Dec-14 4:10PM
Fridge doors?(3) in general by Psychic on 21-Dec-14 9:48AM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(105) in Your Building Story by Ians on 21-Dec-14 9:17AM
Roofing costs (frame/truss and...(43) in roofing by Tanlic on 21-Dec-14 9:01AM
Udon Thani Happy House(219) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 21-Dec-14 12:16AM
How to delete and entire album...(3) in Feature Requests and Problem Reports by fredlk on 20-Dec-14 1:56PM
Det Udom Cooler Home idea's(46) in Your Building Story by Sometimewoodworker on 18-Dec-14 2:03PM
All Things considered(29) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 17-Dec-14 7:00PM
Building in Si Bun Ruang, Isaa...(42) in Your Building Story by claynlr on 17-Dec-14 8:02AM
Money matters(328) in general by MGV12 on 16-Dec-14 5:35PM
Double Glazing in Isaan(1) in windows and doors by pipoz on 16-Dec-14 11:22AM
employers liability insurance(3) in legal and finance by Jmildedo on 15-Dec-14 7:20PM
looking for knowledge(2) in cement, concrete and mortar by Jmildedo on 15-Dec-14 7:19PM
Would this be enough ?(6) in electric by iammike on 15-Dec-14 2:09PM
Wall with a door (what to thin...(6) in perimeter wall by iammike on 15-Dec-14 10:38AM

Latest Gallery Images

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by shastadad on 2014-12-19

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by shastadad on 2014-12-19

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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

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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...

Random Gallery Images

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by shastadad on 2014-12-19

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by pklongball on 2009-07-09 July 7 Master bedroom fan unit in place

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 scaffolding for...

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by pklongball on 2009-06-02 2 June The tile grout lady. She does about 80% ...

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by pklongball on 2009-05-08 8 May Some of the many bags of mortar mix bein...

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by jazzman on 2007-05-12 Windows and doo... Pictured is the best available quality i...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Toilet Plumbing The toilet plumbing including an indenta...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-07-02 Ground beams re... All the rebar for the ground beams has b...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-29 Space foil insu...

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by kornoipaddy on 2008-09-03 front right of ...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-06

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 Repairs begin t...

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by shastadad on 2012-11-22 broken cement p...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Upper Track This shows the track which was attached ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Front door of house framed. There is a ...

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by rmambour999 on 2009-08-06

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The glass installer re-attaching the fro...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-09-26 Welding the bea...

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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 glenn on 2007-03-28