Building in Thailand over several years.

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Building in Thailand over several years.

Postby Mike Judd » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Hi , I live in Sydney with a Thai girl friend , we visit her village every year near Khon Kaen where she still has a house. We have been building another house more to my liking for 3 years on 5 or so rei of land that I filled with 1800 truck loads of soil first, then fenced and planted 50-60 trees around the perimeter to get growing. We had a 2 car garage and work-shop built first to see how her Brother and Brother in-law went building to my satisfaction. Everything went great as soon as I got through to them about keeping the water ratio down. I didn't want to go too far away from standard Thai building methods in the process. The main thing I found is pretty obvious, you have to have someone speaking Thai who is on your side. I am lucky to have her relatives who are in the building game there and I can relate to having been in Construction for 60 years myself ( Yes I am 81 yrs old this Oct) But still got it up there as well as in the legs ! (You are as young as the girl you feel.)
Any way we will be over there again for a month in Oct, hope to get all the walls built as the Slab foundations are in with the columns and the Smart Truss roof up with Excella tiles on. With it taking so long up to now, you have plenty of time to plan the next move correctly, but hope to spend a bit more time over there next year if I can stop working in Sydney, where as a side line I run a 85ft Sailing Catamaran on the harbour called Aussie Magic, which charters to who ever wants to have a party. It can take 150 passengers at a time running out from near the Star Casino. That and my Scaffolding Co that I am winding down after 50 yrs in Sydney, you can see why I want to retire before I drop off of my perch. Hoping this hasn't been too much of an introduction, will post photos later.
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Re: Building in Thailand over several years.

Postby geordie » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:28 pm

Mike good luck mate i hope i see that age obviouslt healthy living :roll: :roll:
Currently trapped waiting for a sale in the uk :( :( i had thought i would be over there by now The inlaws live a couple of hours away from you khaen khro nr chaiyaphum i have bee known to do the drive to get a burger :lol: :lol: Sounds like you got a good start anyway what about a few pictures it helps out those that read slowly (like RR) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Building in Thailand over several years.

Postby Roger Ramjet » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Welcome aboard. May all your building be smooth sailing.
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Re: Building in Thailand over several years.

Postby elgato » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:18 am

Welcome aboard Mike. I'm looking forward to seeing your build.
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Re: Building in Thailand over several years.

Postby dozer » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Building story posts moved a very slow start to a very slow build in khon kaen

This thread is thereby closed, post anything further in the building story (above link).
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