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by JohnG
May 20, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Paint peeling on outside of house
Replies: 46
Views: 4016

Re: Paint peeling on outside of house

minimiglia wrote:A complete waste of time with the concrete pillars.
Exactly - not just the concrete pillars but the rendering make a DPC on just the blocks completely pointless.
by JohnG
May 17, 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Paint peeling on outside of house
Replies: 46
Views: 4016

Re: Paint peeling on outside of house

If the preparation / original painting's bad it'll peel / flake whatever paint you use unless you strip it back, paint with a sealer, and start again (primer, topcoats, etc).

There are no shortcuts - sorry.
by JohnG
May 17, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Water pressure pulsing
Replies: 26
Views: 2249

Re: Water pressure pulsing

Depends on the pump - can be perfectly normal, particularly if it's a small pressure tank.
by JohnG
May 15, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: A Con Builders
Replies: 34
Views: 3055

Re: A Con Builders

This has got to be the weirdest thread recommending a builder since I recommended one (who I am still extremely happy with and would recommend without reservation) and had to stop posting any details as I felt some of the posts asking for information were asking for just a bit too much information. ...
by JohnG
November 28, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Builders
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: Builders

And try Nuja Land and House in Udon, whom I have mentioned elsewhere. Excellent, and considerably less than the '15k' per metre mentioned above for that spec.
by JohnG
November 28, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Builders
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: Builders

The tambien bahn means nothing as far as land papers are concerned - absolutely nothing. Neither does having an old house on the land. In my zone of Loei the registered land (with chanutes) ends half a km after our land. Beyond that are three decent sized villages, two with schools. None have any ti...
by JohnG
August 27, 2016, 1:01 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Local house builders
Replies: 55
Views: 8614

Re: Local house builders

I'd forgotten just how wierd some of the posts here were ... PM me again if you need any specifics as I get an e-mail notice of PMs, otherwise I don't visit the forum overmuch.
by JohnG
August 26, 2016, 9:45 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Local house builders
Replies: 55
Views: 8614

Re: Local house builders

OK Jello, update as requested. House build completed mid-June, blessing / merit-making / move in 8 July, so about seven months from start to finish. I had written a bonus / penalty clause into the contract per day early or late of the set 8 month completion date, and it was actually about two weeks ...
by JohnG
July 25, 2016, 12:52 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Planning a Swimming Pool
Replies: 99
Views: 16133

Planning a Swimming Pool

Aren't "natural swimming pools" usually called 'ponds'? ... or if the water's flowing, called 'lakes'?
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by JohnG
June 11, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Building constructor reccommendations please
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Building constructor reccommendations please

I suggest you read the thread a few threads down titled Local House Builders which seems to answer most of your questions:

http://www.udonmap.com/udonthaniforum/l ... 38149.html
by JohnG
June 3, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Local house builders
Replies: 55
Views: 8614

Local house builders

Nothing much "new" to add except that the house build is nearly finished and I'm still over the moon about my builder, Nuja Land and House, and can happily recommend them unreservedly to anyone in Udon, Khon Kaen or Loei. Outstanding work, at a very reasonable price. If anyone wants any more details...
by JohnG
May 17, 2016, 11:34 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: 90 day report to immigration using net..
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

90 day report to immigration using net..

Hi members... I am having all sorts of trouble in filling-out the forms apart from the first page with name etc.. I have tried Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome...all the same result....I click the submit the page and nothing happens after it disappears..and I notice the government site slows down dras...
by JohnG
May 17, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Living will Thai sample form
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Living will Thai sample form

1) Interesting statement. It would be both constructive, and helpful to members, if you kindly listed the Embassies which have informed you to this effect. It would probably be rather simpler, and a rather shorter list, if you were to provide a list of those embassies that are happy to hold your wi...
by JohnG
May 15, 2016, 2:18 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Thai Will by a falang.valid or not?
Replies: 75
Views: 4880

Thai Will by a falang.valid or not?

I would guess that we probate more estates every year than anyone else here has done in his entire life, including estates with international assets. (edit).... For starters, it is not a good idea to use passport numbers for identification because they change every xx years when the passport is ren...
by JohnG
May 15, 2016, 1:52 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Living will Thai sample form
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Living will Thai sample form

Incidentally, my personal recommendation is that copies of both the Living Will and Will, effective under Thai Law, be lodged with the 'Testator's' Home Country Consulate in Thailand, since it would normally be the Thai Authorities first point of contact, before taking any decisive action. Hope tha...
by JohnG
May 15, 2016, 1:45 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Living will Thai sample form
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Living will Thai sample form

I made a living will and would like to have it in Thai also, i know i could have it translated but i am looking for a pre-printed modifiable Thai language form that you can customized by selecting various options to suit one s needs. A form that would be easily understood by physicians and hospital...
by JohnG
May 15, 2016, 1:30 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: New visa personal bank details
Replies: 30
Views: 5337

New visa personal bank details

Vidmaster is talking about something completely different. One Immigration Office head in a single Immigration Office designed a form which requested this information. It is not a government requirement; and, AFAIK, there is no penalty for declining to provide the information if you happen to be de...
by JohnG
May 7, 2016, 1:17 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: New visa personal bank details
Replies: 30
Views: 5337

New visa personal bank details

Unless you do your Retirement Extension based entirely on a pension letter (and possibly even if you do) immigration still require a copy of your bank book, so they've already got those personal account details.
by JohnG
April 29, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: UPVC Windows - Vignet
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

UPVC Windows - Vignet

I've sent you his phone number by PM. Sorry I can't help any more than that as yet, but although we've spoken on the phone, 'Lined' and e-mailed I haven't had time to go to see him due to other building work at my house (I don't live in Udon). I'm hoping to go to Udon to see him next week, but you m...
by JohnG
April 28, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: UPVC Windows - Vignet
Replies: 14
Views: 2664

UPVC Windows - Vignet

Make sure when you are buying windows you compare apples with apples for quotes. There is a wide variety of products and quality standards for all types of windows and especially doors. As already stated, in most cases you "get what you pay for". And hopefully with a better quality product you get ...

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