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Postby Rainy City » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:00 am

Fellow Isaanders, I am looking for a lawyer, architect, and a builder who would be willing to work in the Nam Phong/Kranuan area. Obviously the lawyer and the architect could be from Khon Kaen as it is not far away. I already made the mistake of buying 2 rai, via my wife, without notifying the proper authorities. I am hoping that a lawyer can straighten that out. Do I need to get these recommendations privately off the forum? Are these builders working off of regular blue prints? I am planning a custom home that is beyond my remodeling experience. I have remodeled many homes and apartments over the last 30 years but have never built a home from scratch. Besides Thai building practices are completly different then the wood frame I am used to in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Concrete beams, posts and metal truss systems are not things I have worked with. The only time I ran into a concrete beam was on my cabin and it scared the hell out of me. So I promptly excavated, built forms and poured a foundation with footers under it. Thank you so much for any help you are willing to share with me. Rainy City
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Re: Lawyer/Architect/Builder

Postby geordie » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:00 am

nothing to fear with concrete the conversion over to thai building practices is not difficult the formwork is probably the most dificult bit usually a couple of women make up the rebar depends on how radical you are at the design stage
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Re: Lawyer/Architect/Builder

Postby jazzman » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:40 am

Frame houses in my understanding, seem to be concentrated mainly in the USA and Scandinavia. The Brits, as usual, go their own way with their unique load-bearing redbrick cavity walls, while in the rest of continental Europe the same post-and-beam construction as used in Thailand, is pretty much standard.
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