Steve was able to complete this 150 square meter for under 1 million baht. He shares his photo journal of the house being built.
Interesting aspects about the California Spanish Style Villa project. Insulation material close-up. Using the lower level of the truss as a true surface for ceiling attachment. Paintless surface – problems and solutions.
About building a house in Thailand. Why it might be a good idea to upgrade from ceramic to marble tile. The importance of getting three quotes. What about wood products. How much things cost. And more….
Unit of measure for rebar defined.
Here is a site with some building pics pointed out by one of our readers. Foam sheets are being used for roofing insulation.
From our friend Daniel over at Bahtsold – a free classified on-line ad service – has a nice announcement of the new coolthaihouse blog in their latest magazine!
The blog requires that users be registered and logged on. The primary reason for this is to cut down on the hundreds of daily spams that would otherwise get through and need to be cleaned up by the administrator!
Mrs. dozer’s 5000 baht casio watch. Basically = junk!
This is the most unbelievable thing I’ve encountered here. The ‘good as gold’ title deeds overstate the amount of land.
Hiring contractors who are paid by the day, what about tools?
Things to watch out for when selecting a construction company. Unfortunately there may be easy shortcuts.
A summary of costs and the techinques used in this 2 meter cinderblock perimeter wall constructed on an adjoining parcel.
The new forum, progress on-going on the back perimeter wall and a big road project coming up.
A good way to check if your cinderblock factory is supplying quality blocks or not.
A mini project to put a perimeter wall around an adjoining piece of land. Off to a rocky start, but into the first day of actual work things look pretty good.
Hand dug wells will for sure go dry unless a certain implement is used during the digging.
Who is it that is often responsible for cutting corners? Not the project designer, but the contractor….. It happens alot in subdivisions.
Laurence’s building project in Mai Sai and a picture to boot.
Thomas shares his dream project — the Koh Phan Ngan beach house. Incredible views and a neat design make this a very unique project.
A chanote land title (title deed) is often regarded as the the most secure form of title for land here. But what if the land size stated in the chanote isn’t accurate? Is the stated land size guaranteed by the land office?
Peter M: what to do when a bad contractor gets worse.
Peter M ask whose responsibility is it anyway to pay for incidental tools, such as a drill bit?
There is a new forum at www.coolthaihouse.com/forum. It allows users to post there articles directly without sending me a feedback and having me post it later.
Dogs start barking at 5:30AM, is there insulation that can be used to block the noise? Robin T enlightens us and shares an interesting dog story of his own.
Where to start on a building project in the LOS. How to find professionals. How to avoid being a ‘big fat fish’. Avoid businesses with no customers that keep telling you they are not expensive.
So how is life up-country anyway? From an expat who knows. What services can you expect in the way of electric, phone etc. Medical. Security considerations. Transport.
Dozer comments on real estate agents.
This reader notices a difference between construction in Thailand and overseas: here they don’t apply a damp course.
Questions from a US builder, can foreigners work on their own project, are engineers available and how about supplier pricing?
A reader is buying a house and wants to get a pre-purchase building inspection.