Building a new house - Cost advice

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by fogeyes » January 8, 2018, 7:28 pm

Boot, think long and hard before you commit to building next door to your in-laws. Personally I wouldn't live in the same village.
How big is the land?
What's the asking price?
Is it ready for building on?

Why does your wife have to pay for land which she is due to inherit?
ALARM BELLS ringing mate

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by SJP17 » January 8, 2018, 9:35 pm

fogeyes wrote:
January 8, 2018, 7:28 pm

Why does your wife have to pay for land which she is due to inherit?
ALARM BELLS ringing mate
If they the seller have worked and bought their own land I don't see an issue with them selling it do a family member , I have seen loads of couples here in the UK buy land from parents , aunts and uncles , as long as the price is fair and the paperwork is legit what's the problem ?

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Marcosteffano » January 8, 2018, 9:48 pm

fogeyes wrote:
January 8, 2018, 7:28 pm
Boot, think long and hard before you commit to building next door to your in-laws. Personally I wouldn't live in the same village.
How big is the land?
What's the asking price?
Is it ready for building on?

Why does your wife have to pay for land which she is due to inherit?
ALARM BELLS ringing mate
Is it her families land or is it next to it?

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by fogeyes » January 8, 2018, 10:31 pm

In England he’d be entitled to a %age if the relationship broke down,here he’d get very little at best
Also if the marriage doesn’t work out he’s going to be surrounded by her relatives
Also, why is the wife getting peeved because he wants to do some due diligence, they’re not gonna get gazzumped, Sounds a bit dodgy to me

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Bonanza » January 8, 2018, 10:49 pm

Boot, tell your wife's mother that they should GIVE you the land for free :D ( as you will end up having to take care of them), and because you will have no claim on this land (or the house that is built on it). Then wait for the shocked reaction!!! :shock:

When they have finished (and your wife starts speaking to you again) offer them half of what they want and tell them you want an usufruct in your name.

Finally, tell them that a falang friend has some land (or a house) that you like and he is selling cheap etc. and you think this might be better etc.

You can always give in gracefully AFTER getting the price down.

Believe me, it's worth the argument NOW rather than a couple of years down the line. :D

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Marcosteffano » January 9, 2018, 9:29 am

Oh so the land next to the families land has now turned out to be her mothers.i think you may be going down the same road as many others have in the past.your not giving much info about the size of the land or it location and price.im starting to suspect this is turning into a plan where the family all get a slice of the cake,she gets a house and you end up out of pocket by a heap of money.as for land lawyers,they will go along with whatever she tells them.her inpatients in this matter only makes this look worse to me.why do you have to buy this land and go through more money than you expect and be stuck in a place you may not want to be.there are a lot of bargain properties around and no headaches with family messing the job up.two things I would advise you.ask the family to show you one of the houses they've built and don't buy any land without a usufruct.if you go through with the build and fall out with her you'll have to kiss goodbye to it all.the other way is just buy her some flowers and a box of chocolates and say forget it.

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Boot » January 9, 2018, 11:44 am

I am being given lots to think about here. The latest thing is a pick up. I don't really want to do too much driving here, but considering where we live it does make sense to have some transport. The family does have an old battered pick up that has seen better days, so I suppose it would help them. And the wife tells me her brother is happy do to most of the driving.
I mentioned to her about a few of the points raised here and got a frosty response. I might just go with the car for now and tell her that I want to make sure I can really settle here before committing to a house and land.

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by harry68 » January 9, 2018, 12:52 pm

we built just under 2 years ago
28 x 12 mt = 336m2 plus 1.6mt eves
8,900 baht m2
we purchased all products and had contractors do at m2 price for different stages
started of with the idea if i got 80% satisfaction on finished product thats fair here
well to my surprise i was 95% happy and im a fussy bastard

built with
outside walls 20cm q-con blocks
inside 7.5cm q-con blocks
colour bond roof with 2 inch pu foam
perimeter wall with electric gate
garage with electric rolla door
index kitchen
fibreglass swimming pool
top quality pant
good quality tiles
good quality fitting
inbuilt tv wall unit
good quality top sliding aluminium doors and windows
security bars all round
good quality curtains

if i done it again i think i could save by knowing more about 300k
hope this helps

my 2 cents worth is
use q-con blocks for sure minimum 15cm on the external walls
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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by fogeyes » January 9, 2018, 3:35 pm

Boot wrote:
January 9, 2018, 11:44 am

I mentioned to her about a few of the points raised here and got a frosty response. I might just go with the car for now and tell her that I want to make sure I can really settle here before committing to a house and land.
\:D/ \:D/ Great idea Boot, don't be pressurized into doing anything. Best of luck to you \:D/ \:D/

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by AlexO » January 9, 2018, 4:19 pm

harry68
Really great price for what you have built, well done mate.

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Marcosteffano » January 9, 2018, 9:27 pm

Boot wrote:
January 9, 2018, 11:44 am
I am being given lots to think about here. The latest thing is a pick up. I don't really want to do too much driving here, but considering where we live it does make sense to have some transport. The family does have an old battered pick up that has seen better days, so I suppose it would help them. And the wife tells me her brother is happy do to most of the driving.
I mentioned to her about a few of the points raised here and got a frosty response. I might just go with the car for now and tell her that I want to make sure I can really settle here before committing to a house and land.
Bloody good idea.forget the house,a cheap 150,000b pick up.youll be banned from reading udon map next.i see farang in my village that are right under the thumb.not even allowed to acknowledge us farang drinking because we will only tell them blshit and bad things and get in the way of their wives-gf plans.dont see much of them really,only when they need escorting to the ATM and market.remember your the boss and don't let her forget it else you can end up in a rotten financial hole and life.at least you've found out it's 10-15,000b a sq metre to build.take it easy and enjoy your time here.dont sit there worrying have you done the right thing.anyway good luck with your future.whatever happened to the old dating days where it was a little Italian restaurant,flowers.maybe Valentine's Day a card,more flowers,chocolates.here it's gold,new tits,new nose,car,land,house.more gold.next they will be wanting bitcoin.

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by maaka » January 10, 2018, 4:41 am

me I would allow 1 mill baht for an average house, as things and ideas change during the build.
.my missus was given the land off papa, but it was not big enough for me to feel not hemmed in, so had to pay for the adjoining land off the family..no problem really as it was worth peanuts compared to back home..I have done my dash so I dont mind giving back to pay for my sins

DONT SPEND MORE THAN YOU ARE WILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM, IF ALL TURNS PEAR SHAPE WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP...

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Bonanza » January 10, 2018, 8:50 pm

Boot, I'm sure that her brother will be happy to do most of the driving :D - and in two years time you will have another 'battered' old pick-up in the family. :shock: My pick-up is fourteen years old and almost as good as new. I am the ONLY one who drives it. Not trying to be negative about land, house, car etc, or trying to spoil your relationship, but trying to help you avoid the pitfalls of so many others. :D Would you buy a new pick-up and build a new house for your girlfrien in your own country? Others on this forum have given sound advice - rent for a year or two and see how things settle. Enough from me, but good luck!

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Re: Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by Giggle » January 10, 2018, 8:57 pm

If you're genuinely happy there, then you've made a nice home for yourself.
The opposite is also true.

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Building a new house - Cost advice

Post by alanhass » January 12, 2018, 8:35 am

To have a house built with good quality materials by a professional construction company not a bunch of farmers masquerading as builders you are looking at between 16k and 18k per square metre. That's including all materials and also includes electric showers, toilet, tiles, paint, sinks and taps etc.
Give Together Construction Thailand a call they are brilliant.
No messing about they start on time and finish on time. Speak English and owned by a British guy who is a qualified engineer and builder of 30 years.
https://www.togetherconstructionthailand.com


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