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

House Extension to "Baan ...(207) in Your Building Story by eyecatcher on 27-Aug-15 10:46PM
Sweet Mango Village Land,wall ...(115) in Your Building Story by olavhome on 27-Aug-15 10:45PM
Vehicles you've owned! Plus ot...(1002) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 27-Aug-15 7:22PM
1 Bedroom bungalow in Petchab...(322) in Your Building Story by Bangyai on 27-Aug-15 8:58AM
Hip vs. Gable Roof(4) in roofing by oldmankit on 26-Aug-15 1:25PM
Double glaze - price estimate(5) in windows and doors by pipoz on 26-Aug-15 12:26AM
Welding standards(19) in roofing by Taidef1972 on 24-Aug-15 2:03PM
Understanding [or misunderstan...(828) in Friendly Banter by Roger Ramjet on 23-Aug-15 9:47PM
Udon Thani Happy House(485) in Your Building Story by pipoz on 22-Aug-15 1:03AM
Building violation and boundar...(19) in land by olavhome on 22-Aug-15 12:18AM
Cost To Render Perimeter Wall(28) in perimeter wall by Sunpax on 21-Aug-15 5:52PM
All Things considered(111) in Friendly Banter by MGV12 on 20-Aug-15 7:27PM
Renting Villa in Surin, Phuket(2) in Krabi, Samui, Phuket by HarryH on 20-Aug-15 10:54AM
Best Buildder Phuket ( House E...(0) in Krabi, Samui, Phuket by WanWan on 20-Aug-15 10:22AM
Neo-Prairie-Style House in Pat...(26) in Your Building Story by xerostar on 19-Aug-15 9:03PM
Moore's Law on Steroids: Bitco...(74) in general by MGV12 on 19-Aug-15 8:02PM
What lies ahead?(113) in general by Roger Ramjet on 19-Aug-15 3:38PM
Hello Coolthaihouse(2) in Introduce Yourself by ozzieville on 18-Aug-15 4:42PM
Bangkok bombing(1) in disasters by Roger Ramjet on 17-Aug-15 8:36PM
Pushing the boundaries ... are...(17) in general by Roger Ramjet on 17-Aug-15 9:31AM

Latest Gallery Images

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 as it is today

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 posts and beams in place

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 slab just been laid

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by petermik on 2015-04-06 Footings being concreted

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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

Random Gallery Images

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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 chiyman on 2010-12-27 The Electical A...

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by shastadad on 2011-05-08 railing, first ...

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by ians on 2011-03-06 site shed on the vacant block opposite

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by pklongball on 2009-03-21 21 March 2009 Back view of house and roof with the til...

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by changnoi on 2010-07-03 Tile Laying Fro...

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by trehanse on 2007-04-04 Double block wa...

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by pklongball on 2009-01-26 Overview Front

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 master bedroom ...

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by dozer on 2011-09-28 Fitting a wall piece in place. (26-Jul-...

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by zappa on 2009-03-08

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by pklongball on 2009-01-25

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Prep Back of Mu... The adhesive is applied to the back of t...

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 Lanko K11 Water... The cement skim coat which is evenly app...

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by tcth on 2007-03-02 3/28/2004 16:48 Inside view.

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by dozer on 2011-09-27 The roof structure is built using heavy ...

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by mishark on 2011-02-20

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by max&bee-in-cm on 2010-06-27 Foundations flo... Rainy season has started early

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by shastadad on 2011-04-12 electric juncti...

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by pklongball on 2009-03-20 19 March 2009 Another view of the kitchen wall and the...