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Hi from a new member

Postby Nigglyb » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 pm

Greetings one & all :D

Long time reader lurking in the shadows who's never had a need to post but a bit of construction is starting & I'll probably be out of my depth so thought I'd better introduce myself. The name is Nigglyb, currently based in the UK & building in Isaan on Highway 2 out of Udon

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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby jazzman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:48 am

Hi, welcome on board :D
If you need any reccommendatioins for building materials suppliers in Udon, don't hesitate to let us know. There are many in Udon, mostly located on the eastern ring road. There is also a second GlobalHouse on the road leading out to Khon Kaen, and Home Hub and DoHome on the road leading out to Nong Khai. They are all generally best for rebar, cementitious products, some wood, aluminium windows (stock sizes), doors, tiles, and general hardware. They all have a drive-in warehouse.
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby Nigglyb » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks for the welcome (& thanks for moving my post, realised I stuck it in the wrong place after I pressed submit :D )
I’ve looked around the Global on the Khon Kaen road. We use it as a meet up place for visitors as there is a U turn just after where we have to spin round to get to our plot.
Also used Thai Watsadu (?) by the level crossing on the ring road.
Just got some trucks filling the rear of the land up a bit before construction starts at the front. Seems to be a sellers market for fill at the moment but it’s sorted now
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby kmanonmaui » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:56 pm

Nigglyb wrote:Also used Thai Watsadu (?) by the level crossing on the ring road.


Welcome out of the shadows! Midway through my build in an area ~ 30 minutes West of Udon.

In general, I have found Thai Wasadu to have better prices than most of the others. However, when you are looking for that "one thing" like concrete epoxy compound or concrete hardener, you can spin around and hit most of them and still come up empty handed. A few, like TW, don't try and charge an extra 3% fee for credit card purchases, but most do. For large purchases, I highly recommend getting a written quote and then heading over to their competitor with the price removed and see what they can do...and then maybe back again. Finding out where you can obtain what materials (or rather, are likely to obtain them) seems to be about 1/2 the battle here.

As Jazzman said, reach out...it really is a helpful forum.

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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby Nigglyb » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:32 am

kmanonmaui wrote:Welcome out of the shadows! Midway through my build in an area ~ 30 minutes West of Udon.

In general, I have found Thai Wasadu to have better prices than most of the others. However, when you are looking for that "one thing" like concrete epoxy compound or concrete hardener, you can spin around and hit most of them and still come up empty handed. A few, like TW, don't try and charge an extra 3% fee for credit card purchases, but most do. For large purchases, I highly recommend getting a written quote and then heading over to their competitor with the price removed and see what they can do...and then maybe back again. Finding out where you can obtain what materials (or rather, are likely to obtain them) seems to be about 1/2 the battle here.

As Jazzman said, reach out...it really is a helpful forum.

-k-

Cheers, good advice

I like lurking in the shadows. It’s peaceful :D
I know absolutely zilch about construction so interesting times :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:03 am

And stay away from Global House, DoHome, Thai Watsadu for steel if you have a large purchase or at least go to a specialist supplier for a quote as well.
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby kmanonmaui » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:24 am

Sometimewoodworker wrote:And stay away from Global House, DoHome, Thai Watsadu for steel if you have a large purchase or at least go to a specialist supplier for a quote as well.


I concur. Sure that there are tons of place but, personally, I've gotten my rebar, H and I beams, plates, etc. from a shop about 200m South of Honda Big Wing's. No delivery charges, good inventory and will bring in what they do not have.
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby ajarnudon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:26 pm

Welcome to the forum NigglyB - and good luck!
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby ajarnudon » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Double post removed.
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Re: Hi from a new member

Postby Nigglyb » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:41 am

Hey John
Thanks for the info on the other thread

Think we’re sorted for landfill now, trucks are a rollin :D
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