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Possibly but can he build a house properly


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it seems i have  upset a illegal falang builder here

i always like someone that knows more than me

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Possibly but can he build a house properly


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Sure he built thousands and here too. Would you like his contact information so he can get your house sorted?


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Sure he built thousands and here too. Would you like his contact information so he can get your house sorted?


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No thanks mine is perfect, not sure about the other guy though


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it seems i have  upset a illegal falang builder here
i always like someone that knows more than me


You must like a lot of people then


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To the OP :

 

Now you know why people send you private messages with advice about builders on this forum....  :smile:

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On ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 10:40 AM, irlguy1 said:

 


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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Actually you are mistaken. Farang can own up to 49% of certain companies. He cannot sign as director without WP. He can attend board meetings. He is on a slippery slope as far as immigration goes. He may have been doing it a long time just as I may have been having sex with my friends wife, it still doesn't make it right.

Great you got a good job!

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21 hours ago, Bill97 said:


Sure he built thousands and here too. Would you like his contact information so he can get your house sorted?


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Thousands, you know how long it would take to plan, permit and build 1000 houses?

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Actually you are mistaken. Farang can own up to 49% of certain companies. He cannot sign as director without WP. He can attend board meetings. He is on a slippery slope as far as immigration goes. He may have been doing it a long time just as I may have been having sex with my friends wife, it still doesn't make it right.
Great you got a good job!


49% still makes him an owner,
Maybe you should hire his company to pry that stick out of your ass
As his official company registration paperwork lists him as a director (I have seen it) and you in your infinite wisdom declared that he can't be listed as a director without a WP your attempt at Trolling is done.

I am always amused at people like you that have nothing better to do but try to stir up shit for fellow expats. It's a bit pathetic really.

Either way even if he was illegal I would still rather hire an illegal knowledgeable expat then any local farmer that thinks he is a builder.



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maybe cannot build in there own country as have  no licence or disqualified 

come here and take work away from the locals 

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maybe cannot build in there own country as have  no licence or disqualified 
come here and take work away from the locals 


Why are you here?
Can't find a wife back home and can't hack it ?
Works both ways Troll


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On 5/9/2018 at 12:39 PM, irlguy1 said:

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 emoji4.png


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Just sent you a pm.

 

Irlguy, you Irish?

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Unless you are rich and money doesn’t matter - don’t use a construction company.
If you have the time, a pick up truck and the nerve hire labor and do it yourself.

You can save a lot of money and do not depend on a contract that is designed to make as much money of you as possible. Just check out the detailed price breakdown and all the little details in the contract - most prices are totally unrealistic.

I have built both ways here in Chiang Mai.
Hiring labor and buy all materials and I am currently in the final phase building a house with a supposed to be “reputable” large construction company - and would never do it again!
We thought it would be less of a headache building like this - but it just turned out to be more expensive.
I have hired a fantastic Thai project manager - who is there all the time to watch them and he pays himself by preventing short cuts or stopping them from trying to use substandard, cheap materials.
You are welcome to visit my construction site if you wish to do so and I can give you feedback from my experience building here.


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Yes build it yourself. You have no experience or training in construction and know even less about managing Thai workers. What could possibly go wrong?

So many come here and do things they would never do back home then blame the results on Thais.


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Unless you are rich and money doesn’t matter - don’t use a construction company. If you have the time, a pick up truck and the nerve hire labor and do it yourself.

 

You can save a lot of money and do not depend on a contract that is designed to make as much money of you as possible. Just check out the detailed price breakdown and all the little details in the contract - most prices are totally unrealistic.

 

I have built both ways here in Chiang Mai.

Hiring labor and buy all materials and I am currently in the final phase building a house with a supposed to be “reputable” large construction company - and would never do it again!

We thought it would be less of a headache building like this - but it just turned out to be more expensive.

I have hired a fantastic Thai project manager - who is there all the time to watch them and he pays himself by preventing short cuts or stopping them from trying to use substandard, cheap materials.

You are welcome to visit my construction site if you wish to do so and I can give you feedback from my experience building here.

 

 

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I am far from rich and I used a construction company because I saw what the alternatives were in Thailand.

I spent over a year looking at options.

Your comment “If you have the time, a pick up truck and the nerve hire labor and do it yourself”

Sums it all up really and you can add a death wish to that list too.

It’s hilarious that you say your supervisor makes a wage from stopping the builders taking shortcuts and using shit materials

Does anyone else see an issue with that statement?

Also Why would you need nerve to hire day laborers unless you realize that they are going to be shit

 

Bottom line is I have seen many day labour houses and many company houses and they don’t compare for quality or safety.

 

Yes day labour farmer built houses will be cheaper if I wanted a leaky crooked walled faulty foundation 5 year lasting death trap with cracks and bad electrics.

 

You get what you pay for. You wouldn’t hire a farmer to build your home back in the west so why risk it here.

I guess the cheap Charlie mentality is spreading from food to everything else here these days.

 

 

 

 

 

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