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

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Paint on render. Who is happy...(2) in general by Roger Ramjet on 28-Mar-15 9:58PM
Our Building Story: in Phuket(188) in Your Building Story by scudman on 28-Mar-15 8:32PM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(53) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 28-Mar-15 2:22PM
Raised house in Nakhon Si Tham...(20) in Your Building Story by somsip on 28-Mar-15 11:38AM
No Experience to build a House...(8) in general by rubens on 27-Mar-15 11:17PM
Thick pipe glue(20) in water and plumbing by Klondyke on 27-Mar-15 2:54PM
Hello Everyone(5) in Introduce Yourself by audrey22v on 27-Mar-15 11:46AM
Thaipete's build(357) in Your Building Story by Thaipete on 26-Mar-15 4:11PM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(537) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 26-Mar-15 9:05AM
Woman Pulled from 20 Mile Race...(1) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 25-Mar-15 5:15PM
Koh Phangan Coconut Build(204) in Your Building Story by kiwimartin on 25-Mar-15 12:02PM
My name is Phil(2) in Introduce Yourself by pipoz on 24-Mar-15 8:12PM
Udon Thani Happy House(351) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 24-Mar-15 8:10PM
Another aac blocks question(5) in cement, concrete and mortar by cooked on 24-Mar-15 6:12PM
Building in Si Bun Ruang, Isaa...(68) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Mar-15 5:39PM
Car Insurance(3) in general by Cockneyboy187 on 21-Mar-15 10:59AM
My building story:(906) in Your Building Story by jomoblues on 20-Mar-15 5:39PM
Beer(12) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 19-Mar-15 2:47PM

Latest Gallery Images

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 render finished...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10 corner bricked ...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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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 2012-04-24 guest bedroom c...

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by bngldsmth on 2009-02-12 North & Wes... This shows the view of the front (west e...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-19 Building the re... A fame 3 metre high is build for the tel...

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by chiyman on 2011-01-18 Blokwork wall w...

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by shastadad on 2014-12-28 closer view of ...

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by pklongball on 2013-07-22

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by geordie on 2009-06-02 the elctricians doing a circus act

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by pklongball on 2009-01-10 We have city wa... 10 Jan 2009 The Phala waterman came toda...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Kitchen Counter The start of the kitchen counter. The c...

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by shastadad on 2015-01-10

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by cookieboy on 2008-02-06

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by changnoi on 2009-12-06 Mums bedroom an...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Starting to Dig... The underground water tank will be appx....

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by newhomepages on 2012-04-18 Pilings and Dri... Pilings and Driver Photographed on 2012...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-23 Wire ties on fo... Using wore ties to attach the footing re...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Bedroom Walls The internal bedroom walls were construc...

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by zappa on 2009-03-08

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Flintkote A water proof paint is applied to the su...

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-07-02 Rented formwork We rented it, not sure how much yet, wil...

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 Cut off and pre...