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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:29 am

poi fai,
Congratulations on building from afar and saving headaches. I really do hope it is what you wanted. Baths have always been a problem in Thailand because they are "farang" inventions and even though installation instructions come with the bath, the builder's brickies normally can't, or don't want to read English.
Good luck with the parquet mai deng, the ants etc will love you. It should last about 3 years.
I'll look forward to reading the rest of your build and any changes you make.
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Poi Fai Malaiporn » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:57 pm

poi fai,
Congratulations on building from afar and saving headaches. I really do hope it is what you wanted. Baths have always been a problem in Thailand because they are "farang" inventions and even though installation instructions come with the bath, the builder's brickies normally can't, or don't want to read English.
Good luck with the parquet mai deng, the ants etc will love you. It should last about 3 years.
I'll look forward to reading the rest of your build and any changes you make.


hello Roger Ramjet,

thank you for your interrest in my thread !

for the bath tub.. i wish there were some notice in Chinese or English, but for 1800 baths in Home Pro, there was not :(

I hope Mai Deng will last for EVER... What can make you say that it is only 3 years maxi of life time ...? Rose Wood is not as strong as Teak Wood but I never heard of ants eating it in 3 years.. I Hope you are Wrong, and in 3 years.. they maybe start to leak the Varnish, and eat the Glue beneath... that will make them so fat they won't be able to move forward ... lol !! :D

HAppy Sunny day to all :)

PS : RoseWood parquet in Belgium is waranty for 25 years only :roll: :wink:
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:13 pm

poi fai,
When we bought this townhouse my wife loved the parquet floors. So did my dog, who promptly found a weakness in one of them and decided to dig. The ants also took a shine to them, as they did to half the houses in the street. I rather hate toxic chemicals having been bathed in them in Viet Nam and seen what they can cause in an open environment, let alone a closed one, so I refused to have the house sprayed, even though half the small soi have the "Flick" man (pest control) in almost yearly, just for that. Pretreated ones might last longer, but then you would be in that enclosed toxic environment I was talking about.
The bath tubs in Home Pro do come with instructions in English and Thai, however I think the Thai workers think they are packing invoices and take them to their masters, sadly, rarely to be replaced in the packing boxes.
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Poi Fai Malaiporn » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:32 pm

Ok , then I am felling ok with my parquet as the house is already full of chimicals ! And there is not ants problems in the village, no termite problem netheir.. let's cross finguers to keep it that way ! :)

And If I am really unlucky, I will replace it in 3 years... at 360baths per Square meter, This is luxury without bundaries !!

The bath tubs in Home Pro do come with instructions in English and Thai, however I think the Thai workers think they are packing invoices and take them to their masters, sadly, rarely to be replaced in the packing boxes
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Well, for the bathtub that I myself bought in Home Pro, there was Nothing such as notice or paper with instructions written on, it was wrapped with carton and some Chinese caracters on it, that's all... If I had choose a superior model.. I am sure they will have that notice you talk about. I Think that If I payed more than 3000 baths for the tub, I would have made it installed by the workers of the shop.. as they waranty the installation in a correct way. But In the first place they was no bathTub to be installed in the bathroom... Just the price of this model in homepro makes me change my mind... so Cheap I have never seen that nowere else, in fact the focet will cost way more than the tub itself... incredible !!!! :shock:

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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:16 pm

Poi Fai,
You are totally correct, for 3,000 baht you could replace mine 5 times over (bought from Home Pro..Korat). Good luck with the parquet, I rather like carpets.
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Poi Fai Malaiporn » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:12 pm

Do you mean that you payed 600 baths (3000/5) for your bathtub in home-pro ???? that is insane ! 3 times less than mine... cheaper they will pay YOU to take it home :lol: ... or my english is really rusty and do not understand what you are trying to explain to me..

sorry for my approximative understanding. :oops:

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Poi Fai

PS : Carpets.. unless it is the flying one... it looks better on a nice wooden floor.. :P => Ants and dust mites are friends isn't it ? :D
or you are talking about fitted carpet which is the nightmare of a house, even americans are stoping their intense use of it.
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:43 pm

Poi Fai,
This what you wrote: I Think that If I payed more than 3000 baths for the tub, I would have made it installed by the workers of the shop. So I surmised you paid 3,000 baht, apparently I was mistaken. I paid 15,000.
I have fitted carpet, it takes a fair amount of looking after, but I find that if it is vacuumed twice a week and cleaned every three months or so by professionals, it is a lot better to walk on. I like soft things, I am old. In the next house I shall have PVC flooring, except for the stairs which will be carpet (so my dog can run up and down), the kitchen which will be in natural stone, and the indoor swimming pool, natural stone, wood, and non-slip concrete (the stuff with the little stones in it). The only tiles will be in the bathrooms and on the wall behind the kitchen benches.
Do not worry about your English, mine was even worse before I started writing here.
Flying carpets are illegal in Thailand, the police have banned them.... too many Arabs taking flight with their genies.
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby harry+ratchanee » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:06 pm

Hi Poi Fai

House looks great you must be very pleased.
Be great if you could PM me with contact details for your architect in Chiang Mai and your builder.
Still hoping to build next year so looking for good ( and reasonable priced ) architect and builder for the near future.

Keep posting the photos !

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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Poi Fai Malaiporn » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:42 am

lol roger !.. flying carpets is always the best .. such a shame that now everything is forbidden !!

hello harry and ratchanee :)

the architect i can recomand you, but the builder.. it is not the best for u to go with him, little bit complicated to explain ^^

I could not pm you with theses details right now.. it is better to talk about it, are u in CM around mid september to mid october ? if yes we can meet there !

Best Regards :)
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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby harry+ratchanee » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:42 pm

Hi
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Thanks for reply. If you cant PM me, my email is harry_kartman@hotmail.com
If can let me have a contact number we can call you to arrange when your not too busy?
We will be in Chiang Mai from Thursday 14th October until Saturday 6th November so should have plenty of time to drop by.

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Re: Building in Chiang Mai, Lanna Style

Postby Poi Fai Malaiporn » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:31 pm

If can let me have a contact number we can call you to arrange when your not too busy?
We will be in Chiang Mai from Thursday 14th October until Saturday 6th November so should have plenty of time to drop by.

Harry and Ratchanee


Unfortunatly we'll be leaving CM on the 14th October :( and try to come back for flower festival in february ^:)

I'll try to find time to send you email asap.

PEace 4 all ;)
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