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InSiSongkram

Home Builders/house Builders Isaan - A Success Story

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Ok a few questions, why doesnt the roof cover the first floor balcony, why only guttering on the front of the house, and no Mossie nets on the windows?no fixed fans or AC? and the ground looks very rough, did it have at least 1 rainy season on it and some baking hot sun on it for a few months or was there a house there before? Just a few questions to help other prospective home builders.

Nice place, Cheers, Lickey..

Come on Lickey, the guttering is BECAUSE the roof don't cover the upper deck. Guttering all around for what?

And the house isn't even finished yet... there's a ladder on the floor in one pic so I would guess that the screens, fans and the like are not even bought yet.

It's NEW so of course it hasn't had monsoon rain or April heat yet... do the math!

What difference does having a 'house there before' make?

My take, it looks OK but don't like that exposed pvc pipework and why is there an external electrical conduit running up from that small breaker box? I think I know that answer.

If you mean the blue pvc pipes outside they will be covered when the surrounding wall is made which we are getting quotes on now, if you mean the ones under the kitchen sink the units still have to be installed there, I`m no electrician so not sure what the issue is with the breaker box what is the answer?

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Nice house, looks like they did a great job on it.

I'm looking at building in Mukdahan most likely starting March or April.

Do you have the builders details?

Also, where did you find the majority of your fit out items?

Thanks Craig

Craig, I have built in Mukdahan and good reliable builders ae few and far between, the best contactors are in demand all the time and you will have to wait until they can fit you in! We bought all our own fit out items in Ubon and Khon Kaen. It took a year to build because we were in no hurry and monitored the build throughout. There are still ongoing upgrades that I am doing myself but the house is in good shape.

I wish you all the best for your build and there is plenty of advice out there when you come up against problems (which you will :o )

Insi- The new house in Nakhon Phanom looks great glad you didn't go for wooden window frames.. once you're all settled in and cosy the jingjoks,ants,termites,moths etc etc will start decorating your nice shiny house for you! :D

All the best for 2009

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Nice house, looks like they did a great job on it.

I'm looking at building in Mukdahan most likely starting March or April.

Do you have the builders details?

Also, where did you find the majority of your fit out items?

Thanks Craig

Craig, I have built in Mukdahan and good reliable builders ae few and far between, the best contactors are in demand all the time and you will have to wait until they can fit you in! We bought all our own fit out items in Ubon and Khon Kaen. It took a year to build because we were in no hurry and monitored the build throughout. There are still ongoing upgrades that I am doing myself but the house is in good shape.

I wish you all the best for your build and there is plenty of advice out there when you come up against problems (which you will wink.gif )

Insi- The new house in Nakhon Phanom looks great glad you didn't go for wooden window frames.. once you're all settled in and cosy the jingjoks,ants,termites,moths etc etc will start decorating your nice shiny house for you! tongue.gif

All the best for 2009

Yes I tried to keep the wood to a minimum as I`ve seen the destruction that is caused from the above, all windows are aluminium and sealed. I bought most of the interior items from Homemart in Sakhon Nakhon after shopping around I found they had the best quality and choice by far over anyone else.

livingthedream - Nice looking house you got there congrats I like Mukdahan nice little place to visit.

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Nice house, looks like they did a great job on it.

I'm looking at building in Mukdahan most likely starting March or April.

Do you have the builders details?

Also, where did you find the majority of your fit out items?

Thanks Craig

Craig, I have built in Mukdahan and good reliable builders ae few and far between, the best contactors are in demand all the time and you will have to wait until they can fit you in! We bought all our own fit out items in Ubon and Khon Kaen. It took a year to build because we were in no hurry and monitored the build throughout. There are still ongoing upgrades that I am doing myself but the house is in good shape.

I wish you all the best for your build and there is plenty of advice out there when you come up against problems (which you will wink.gif )

Insi- The new house in Nakhon Phanom looks great glad you didn't go for wooden window frames.. once you're all settled in and cosy the jingjoks,ants,termites,moths etc etc will start decorating your nice shiny house for you! tongue.gif

All the best for 2009

Yes I tried to keep the wood to a minimum as I`ve seen the destruction that is caused from the above, all windows are aluminium and sealed. I bought most of the interior items from Homemart in Sakhon Nakhon after shopping around I found they had the best quality and choice by far over anyone else.

livingthedream - Nice looking house you got there congrats I like Mukdahan nice little place to visit.

Thanks Livingthedream. I'm sure there will be issues, but not overly concerned as long as I get through pass all of them.

Hi InSiSongkram, so was your builder local. Can you let me have any details about them please.

Craig

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Interesting views on the use of wooden windows. Many of the houses here in Hua Hin have wooden window frames and there are some over 10 years old that are untouched by insects. Isn't it just a case of getting the wood properly treated and having annual pest extermination done?

Word of warning on the aluminium type windows and doors, depending on the strength and quality of the metal. I'm in the security business and if they are not a perfect fit for the opening, (do they rattle?), then thieves love them, they bend back the lip and just lift them out, job done in under a minute.

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Very nice house,

I am hoping to build something similar but in Nakhon Phanom city itself.

We have purchased the land already, just waiting for the British pound to recover some of its value before starting. Ye, I know I maybe in for a long wait, but no hurry on my part.

Hope you are happy in your new house.

Best Regards

Mr Conrad

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Interesting views on the use of wooden windows. Many of the houses here in Hua Hin have wooden window frames and there are some over 10 years old that are untouched by insects. Isn't it just a case of getting the wood properly treated and having annual pest extermination done?

Word of warning on the aluminium type windows and doors, depending on the strength and quality of the metal. I'm in the security business and if they are not a perfect fit for the opening, (do they rattle?), then thieves love them, they bend back the lip and just lift them out, job done in under a minute.

I will second that, got burgled in my apartment last year, the landlord said the aluminium doors were high security. I came home and the thieves had literally peeled one door back without even the need to bust the lock.........gutted :o

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Yes good point and a good tip for anyone fitting such windows, I was actually very aware of this and tested it myself from the outside with a screwdriver to see how easy it would be to get them off the "runners" some are easier than others, so what I did was fit mini drop bolt locks to the bottom of the inside of each window. I will take a picture later as it makes them a lot stronger with no movement or rattle now.

Word of warning on the aluminium type windows and doors, depending on the strength and quality of the metal. I'm in the security business and if they are not a perfect fit for the opening, (do they rattle?), then thieves love them, they bend back the lip and just lift them out, job done in under a minute.

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Photo of the mini locks fitted making the windows so much stronger and rattle free. I actually had a problem finding locks so small and in the end got these at Tesco Lotus I think 20 Baht each.

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Very nice house,

I am hoping to build something similar but in Nakhon Phanom city itself.

We have purchased the land already, just waiting for the British pound to recover some of its value before starting. Ye, I know I maybe in for a long wait, but no hurry on my part.

Hope you are happy in your new house.

Best Regards

Mr Conrad

Hi Mr Conrad, how are you? Where about in NP city did you buy, what size and if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay?

Cheers

Brigante7

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Hi Brigante7,

I am fine, will send you a PM shortly.

Best Regards

Mr Conrad

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Good to hear a happy story.

I did the same a few years ago.

Unfortunately, it's my experience that houses here don't age nearly as gracefully as the locals.

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Drummachine PM sent with the info you asked for. Thanks Texpat and PaddyThai for the kind words still need to finished the landscaping and exterior wall plus other bits and pieces.

Does anyone have any good photos of exterior walls that were built with security in mind and not so easy to scale that don`t look like something an embassy would use?

I`m thinking lowish concrete wall with high iron railings?

Cheers.

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