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A lot of old posts about costs, but does anyone have any up to date costs to build a wall around a plot of land?

It's approx 100 metres in total.....doesn't need to be fancy and I am looking at 'rule of thumb' figures, but obviosuly need's good foundations and would eb about 2 metres high.

Plot is about 75km south of LOEI.

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You should buy the materials yourself and get a price per meter for the labor. We had walls built around two different properties. The second time, the contractor came and needed more material. That was pretty fishy because we had experience from the first time. Sometime after the wall was completed he added on to his house, no doubt with material stolen from us.

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Thanks for that.......can I ask what sort of wall(s) these were?  How high?  Any thoughts what cost per metre labour should be (including foundations)?

 

How many metres to go around 1 rai??!

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We have just had a 6 foot rendered and painted block wall built around our property for 200,000 bhat . Land enclosed is approx I rai 

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14 hours ago, gprit said:

Thanks for that.......can I ask what sort of wall(s) these were?  How high?  Any thoughts what cost per metre labour should be (including foundations)?

 

How many metres to go around 1 rai??!

 

The posts for our wall were formed and poured with the dug foundation. The foundation and the posts were reinforced with rebar. The posts are spaced at 2.4 meters. The top of the wall has a reinforced cap about 15 CM thick. The wall is two meters high. We have a total of 320 meters in length. The  40 by 40 by 40 meters around the house is rendered and painted on both sides.  The rest of the wall is not rendered or painted. The 40 meter front is a retaining wall so it had a double wide foundation and double blocks with more rebar and concrete between the double blocks about a third of the way up. I think the contractor charged about 450 baht average per meter for labor.

 

The contractor will give you a price per meter and the bill of materials that are needed for a total price estimate. A two meter high block wall is not cheap.

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100 meters x 2 meters high with foundation and cement blocks ,plastered 2 sides that will cost you at least THB 250.000

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43 minutes ago, BigFun said:

Lol a single rai is rarely a square 40 x 40...

It is just to give a idea , 1600m2 is 40x40  or 20x80 or whatever ... it is a rough figure good for counting rough amount of material to use .

 

250k for 200m2 looks very high nr counting basic material cost . You can do a lot of work yourself as it is not space science , and you do not need any special technique or material . Material is found even in the smallest of towns all over Thailand .  Again , this is for basic wall and not the one where land is raised inside vs outside . If you are somewhere on the islands , price will rise considerably due to importation from mainland and farang pricing structure ( something to look at everywhere ) .

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13 hours ago, sezze said:

 

1 rai is 1600m2 or 40x40m . This means 160m of total length.

If standard breeze blocks , they are 40 by 20cm , so per m2 you need 12.5 blocks + cement .

Every few meters you need a concrete pole , they normaly cost between 500 and 1000 baht a piece ( depending on lenght and  width of it ) . As foundation , normally you would use a trench between the poles in which you make/pour reinforced concrete . , Normally you do the same on top of the wall but it can be saved out ( wouldn't save out on a 2m high one ). For finishing you can do nothing at all , just painting 1 or 2 sided , cement coating 1 or 2 sided , covering it with sandstone , tiles , etc etc ... what your desire and price .

Now , This is the basic wall , when the land inside is much higher then the land at the outside of the wall ( depending on how much , length of wall etc etc )  , then you need a complete different style ( read , much more expensive ) foundation since the pressure the ground puts on the existing wall .

 

500 to 1000 baht per post is way too much, one post 2.3m tall is 120 baht from our local builders merchants and that was 2 days ago as I had them delivered.

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The quotes seem very high. My Thai GF fenced her property near Chiang Rai in cement blocks about 1.5 metre high, 150 metres total for 35,000 baht about 2 years ago. Possibly the falang price is being quoted.

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Buddy mate where ever your from get over the idea of being ripped off, you cant escape it, unless you stay hidden people will know about you, understand what its going to cost you in your own country then decide if you think the price is right...

 

So many farangs worry about a few bhat its ridiculous keep the buggers happy supervisor well other wise dont do anything if your on a budget pretty simple really....

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