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  1. Was reading this a while ago, it's got stories and how to's for dating Thais and a load of other interesting/funny stuff. Worth a visit if you want to pass some time https://www.heycrush.com/en/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Common building mistakes in Asia and Thailand

    In all my years living here I have rarely ever seen marks in interior paint but anywhere I have seen it it's usually from people mopping the floor and leaving mop marks or over time the dirty wet water gets mouldy and black. Thais like to wet wash their floors and rarely ever dry wipe them after which causes crud to build up on the skirting. Exterior walls may be shielded from rain but not from hose pipes, leaky gutters, splash back etc. Any house that has no major roof overhang will get wet walls and peeling paint from both water and sun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Common building mistakes in Asia and Thailand

    Paint peeling off the walls is rarely a rising damp issue in Thailand. Not saying that it's never rising damp but not always. It's usually cheap paint on poorly prepared concrete or the sheer power of the rain and the heat. The construction company that built my home told me that most Thai House builders don't allow the concrete to dry properly then don't seal it and then start painting it all while other work is happening like sanding etc. Which means all the dust and crap is all over the concrete before they paint it and they just paint over dust Leading to it all peeling very quickly. It's all about prep work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Architect

    Tesabaan are your local planning office, they usually have an in house architect but you will need a translator as they rarely speak English and lots gets messed up in translation. If you need a great English speaking construction company with their own architect you can drop me a pm as we arnt allowed to post company names here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Architect

    Are you just looking for the architect or a construction company to build it too? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    Why are you here? Can't find a wife back home and can't hack it ? Works both ways Troll Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    49% still makes him an owner, Maybe you should hire his company to pry that stick out of your ass [emoji848] 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. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    You must like a lot of people then [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    No thanks mine is perfect, not sure about the other guy though [emoji848] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    Possibly but can he build a house properly [emoji848][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    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. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    Yet you insult Farang building companies here and make stupid comments about them [emoji23] 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. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    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 [emoji23][emoji23] 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. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    Typical comment from the doom and gloom brigade. You obviously haven't seen it all. I know at least 50 expats that all have built or bought houses here and have been here for decades. I have never met any expat that has lost his house and if you have half a brain it's easy to protect your assets. For the record you actually can own your house you just can't technically own the land but you can lease it which is the same thing or you can have your wife own the land. Now before you go off on a rant that your wife will kill you in your sleep or steal everything from you well that's yet another overly exaggerated piece of sensationalism spewed by drama queens. Just like anywhere else in the world yes you can end up splitting from your wife and getting into a battle over assets it's got nothing to do with Thailand and the same rules apply. Get a pre nup, do a will and use common sense. I know far more Americans and brits that have lost everything at home than I ever met here. So take your misery elsewhere Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Builder recommendations/House construction cost

    Pm sent to OP
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