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Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:57 pm

Hello al ,

My name is Paul and my gf name is Narumon we are going to build a house sometime in the amphoe of Ban Fang .
Bought 1 3/4 rai of land for the gf and backfilled about 1100 square meter .
I probably need a lot of help :roll: in the near future to make this build a succes .

This is a picture of the land at present time , will try to upload some more later .
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:35 pm

popup wrote:Hello al ,

My name is Paul and my gf name is Narumon we are going to build a house sometime in the amphoe of Ban Fang .
Bought 1 3/4 rai of land for the gf and backfilled about 1100 square meter .
I probably need a lot of help :roll: in the near future to make this build a succes .

This is a picture of the land at present time , will try to upload some more later .

There are several members within 100Km of you or who go shopping in Khon Kaen so may be able to help (though I don't know who Al is :D ). I guess that you are near R12.
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby pipoz » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:08 pm

Hi popup,

Welcome and I am up the road in Udon Thani (in the Ban Chan area), sometimes

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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby Mike Judd » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:05 am

Welcome Popup! As usual we give you the same advice, read ,read, it's mostly all there,been there, done that, with all the problems and mistakes that can be avoided with hind sight ,and this forum provides that. "Up to you" as the Thai's like to say.
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby pipoz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:55 pm

popup wrote:Hello al ,

My name is Paul and my gf name is Narumon we are going to build a house sometime in the amphoe of Ban Fang .
Bought 1 3/4 rai of land for the gf and backfilled about 1100 square meter .
I probably need a lot of help :roll: in the near future to make this build a succes .

This is a picture of the land at present time , will try to upload some more later .


That looks like a good type of fill material. Did you arrange the fill yourself and if so can I ask how much per m3 approximately you paid for the fill?

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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:51 pm

Thanks pipoz ,

The gf took care of that and we paid about 230 or 250 baht for a truckload .
These are the trucks ,
Part of the land was already backfilled but we needed another 250 or so truckloads to get it at the correct level .
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby Mike Judd » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:26 pm

That's pretty good as I paid 220-250 8 years ago for that normal reddish stuff that is good for building on as it goes very hard, O.K. for garden now after a lot of turning over as well.
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby pipoz » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:42 pm

popup wrote:Thanks pipoz ,

The gf took care of that and we paid about 230 or 250 baht for a truckload .
These are the trucks ,
Part of the land was already backfilled but we needed another 250 or so truckloads to get it at the correct level .



Thanks and do you now if that was for a six or a ten wheeler truck load

Just that up my way they are looking for about TB 450 per 6 wheel truck load and TB 800 per 10 wheel truck load, for the better fill material

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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:57 pm

I will be over at the site in about two weeks and have a look at what quality it is (How do one know the good or the not so good material ??) , and find out what kind of trucks they used but they look like 6 wheel trucks to me .
The guy who did it was an old school friend of the gf if you want i can give you his phonenumber when i get there , maybe he operates in your area to ..
I am about 30 minutes west of Khon Kaen city .
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:59 pm

Mike Judd wrote:That's pretty good as I paid 220-250 8 years ago for that normal reddish stuff that is good for building on as it goes very hard, O.K. for garden now after a lot of turning over as well.

I guess this time i was lucky :shock: , did you mix it with some good quality soil whilst turning over or just keep turning it over until you got tired ??
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:10 pm

here some pictures of the land before and an east and west view
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:02 am

Short update ,

Waterwell been drilled and ready for use , found 2 guys from the neigbouring orbotor who can make us some 2 and 3D drawings for about 25K baht !!
Looks like a fair price to me lets hope they come up with some nice drawings .
Will keep you updated .

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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby pipoz » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:14 am

popup wrote:Short update ,

Waterwell been drilled and ready for use , found 2 guys from the neigbouring orbotor who can make us some 2 and 3D drawings for about 25K baht !!
Looks like a fair price to me lets hope they come up with some nice drawings .
Will keep you updated .

Paul



Did you find good water and if so at what depth?

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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby Mike Judd » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:23 pm

popup wrote:
Mike Judd wrote:That's pretty good as I paid 220-250 8 years ago for that normal reddish stuff that is good for building on as it goes very hard, O.K. for garden now after a lot of turning over as well.

I guess this time i was lucky :shock: , did you mix it with some good quality soil whilst turning over or just keep turning it over until you got tired ??

Turned over about 4 times with neighbours growing different grass each time while we were away. 40 trees put in all around fence line ,Coconuts/ banana etc; but took a lot of watering over the years using neighbours dam, have dug out my own dam last April , full up already I'am told. 5 Mango trees put in 2 years ago had masses of fruit this year. :D :D
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Before putting in 2,000 truck loads Baht 400,000 approx including levelling .
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Trees put in 7 years ago
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Time for another Plowing over.
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House and Garage built way back from road(No traffic noise)
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Right on main road just past village of Nonmueang going to Kosumpisi , just before going under the Electric Pylons.
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Re: Building in Khon Kaen

Postby popup » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:38 am

Finally an update ,

Build a small shed for the security of a deep well pump ( bought one that was to big :? , then I bought one that broke down :evil: I bought another one (300 w Hitachi 300 GX PJ) which is according to the guy who installed it the best you can buy !!!!
Build a water tower that holds 2 X 2000 liter tanks who are connected to the deep well see photos attached .
Can only be there short times communication is to difficult when you are outside that beautiful country .
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