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 What are good ways to research architect/ builders available in Chiang Mai? What sq. meter cost range is there amongst house builders in and around Chiang Mai?

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This is a massive subject and your question can only be answered after you decide what size, quality you want.

possibly get better replies on the diy housing forum but I will start you off with a ballpark cost range

1k/m2..a carport!

5k/m2 ...Thai style/dorm style chalet

10k/m2 cheap and cheerful

15k/m2 cheap but very acceptable

20k/m2 Average Western standard

25k/m2 Good standard, quality and finishings

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There is a ridiculous number of 'builders' here, but it is not easy to find a 'real' one.

 

From personal experience, we used a guy in our village to build our house, and although he had built many houses in and around Chiang Mai, we were not impressed with what we ended up with.

 

When we built the guesthouse, we were lucky to find a younger guy who was a properly qualified structural engineer that could speak enough English.

 

I have recommended him to some that have asked.

 

For smaller jobs, such as extra rooms, we have used guys in the village with mixed results, although the last one did a good job, if slow, he concentrating on quality, while his wife played with her phone all day.....

 

To sum up, you either need luck, or a recommendation from someone you trust.

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If anyone is in need of a very reliable English and Thai speaking Construction Company drop me a pm.
They have a proven track record and actually employ builders not farmers


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My suggestion: Dont buy or build anything in Thailand because you cant own it. It could possibly be confiscated by the military.

Advice from someone who has been here 20 years and have seen it all.

Anyway good luck, you will need it.

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if you find a falang behind a building project forget it

after14yrs here have seen it all 

the wife and i built a house paying day labor 

if they did the wrong thing get new people  like you would anywhere in world 

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if you find a falang behind a building project forget it

after14yrs here have seen it all 

the wife and i built a house paying day labor 

if they did the wrong thing get new people  like you would anywhere in world 

 

Again another person that's seen it all but seems to know very little.

My house was built by a Farang company? My friends was built by the same builder,

He then built a work colleagues swimming pool and each time the projects were done to perfection and on time and on budget.

My home actually came in under budget and after a year of researching builders I wouldn't have touched any of the day labour farmers to go anywhere near my house.

Half of them don't even know how to mix cement correctly or know anything about setting out the foundation to avoid concrete cancer and other issues. Then their is the electrics god help you on that one.

Without being mean I would almost bet I could find a dozen things wrong with your home and half of them you wouldn't even know existed.

The fact that you are willing to accept them doing it wrong and then looking for a replacement says it all really.

 

 

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to mr know  all /now retired before was a civil engineer and  had a building company with open building licence 

and employed 1000s in my life time in developments? 

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i do have to add 

how do falang have a building  licence here?

and working visa / when you cannot take work away from local people

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to mr know  all /now retired before was a civil engineer and  had a building company with open building licence 
and employed 1000s in my life time in developments? 

Yet you insult Farang building companies here and make stupid comments about them
Arnt you a Farang builder?
I guess everyone should run from any of your builds.
For the record the owner of Together Construction is also a civil engineer and has built thousands of developments.
So I guess he is as qualified as you, unless of course your just full of crap like your comment.



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i do have to add 
how do falang have a building  licence here?
and working visa / when you cannot take work away from local people


Funny you should mention that as i asked him the same question.

1. A Farang can own a Construction Company and consult for it and receive a work permit to do that.
2. If they have a specialised skill they can also use that for the company.
3. They can employ Thais to work in the company,
4. They can set up a specialised training programme for those workers.
5. They can ensure those workers are carrying out their work to a high standard.
6. They can take on a Thai partner that speaks both English and Thai and teach them the art of European building standards and high quality construction.
7. They can give a middle finger to people like you that intentionally try to be a smart ass and cause trouble for farangs in Thailand.

I hate bitter old expats that have nothing better to do than troll and try to bad mouth or belittle farangs here.


Facts are I have had my house built by them as have many other people both Thai and Farang so while I am not a know it all it's fairly obvious I am a know more than you.

Have a nice day.


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My daddy can beat up your daddy.


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