People buying houses in Thailand, or for that matter in any foreign country do so for a variety of reasons. It may be purely a business investment or it could be a family holiday retreat or retirement home. The choice of country comes down again to a whole host of reasons including climate, accessibility, familiarity, cost and quality.
Using Huahin-property.com is a wise choice when looking to construct a home in the Hua Hin/Cha Am areas. We have established contacts with reputable architects, designers, lawyers, builders and tradesmen to make it a smooth transition from idea to reality. In addition many of the new housing developments in and around Hua Hin offer various designs on plots of land suitably prepared for building. Some of these developers allow their clients to tweak their designs to make your new home just that little bit individual and different. Huahin-property.com maintains a list of those developers which can offer you this service.
Building a house here is by no means a simple task. Consider firstly location. Building in an area which on first impression seems idyllic can be fraught with problems. One of the big issues is planning law. The state can repurchase land at a fraction of its value to build much needed roads or widen highways, or for a whole bunch of other reasons. So having established your holiday retreat isn't going to be right next to a new highway you'd then need to consider flooding. Foreigners easily overlook this important aspect because when they view their chosen plot of land the sun is shining and everything is dry. But when it rains it really can hammer down and your secluded plot at the foot of the mountain can quickly become a temporary lake! A moat was not in the architects drawing but having built the house and seen one wet season its now a sudden necessity.
If the land is some way from a main road then it figures its likely to be some way from mains water, sewerage and electricity. The cost of adding these essentials to modern day life can push up the overall cost of a new dwelling by many hundreds of thousands of thai baht. The timescale for providing them may also severely delay the completion date for your new house.
So you've got your land and its not going to flood and the services will not bankrupt you. Then the real work starts. Foreigners cannot work in Thailand without a work permit. Building your own house or even helping out is considered work which in a worse case scenario can lead to deportation. Being unfamiliar with the area you'd not be expected to know where to look for an architect/designer, bricklayers, roofers, tilers and so on. Huahin-property.com is affiliated to competent professionals and tradesmen to assist you right from the start. Once your new home is finished we don't end there either. Want to add a swimming pool, kitchen or air conditioning, or need pest control, landscaping, burglar alarm system or roof insulation then again we can help you. We have a list of competent and reliable service providers who can offer you an honest and reliable service at keen prices.
Visit our Property Surveys and Services pages for additional information. If you have a query or question about constructing your own new home then visit our Contact us page and put "construction" in the subject line. We will do our best to answer your query or question.
Huahin-property.com is your link to building your own new home in Hua Hin or Cha Am.