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    Couple of points .... Any building / renovation work needing doing in TH, be there to supervise / keep an eye things, Mrs had some renovations done in Issan, while she supervised and told them how she wanted things done the builders were great, she had to come to BKK to do some units at University leaving them to "get on with it" thinking it's OK as they have done everything to her spec up to that point, an old dear from over the road sat in to make sure they worked, but after Mrs left instead of following her instructions they proceeded to do what was easier for them and not how she wanted, luckily most of the work had been completed and only minor annoyances occurred in turn I had to fix, end result the builders are now on her not to use list.
    When our Condo was nearing completion we had the opportunity to have some internal features to our Spec to which we had hired and apartment in up town with Mrs spending most of the time watching proceedings IE tilling, watching the bathroom getting fitted etc the rest of the time annoying the supervision and project manager, she decided she wanted 2 water taps fitted at a certain height each side of a kitchen wall IE one inside, one outside (Balcony) the balcony I could sort of understand but queried inside the kitchen, but she insisted and years later I can say neither have been used, she was nt happy about the sink in the kitchen which was set on the right and the electrical sockets on the left which were perfectly fine (I thought) we had a heated discussion about getting it all swapped over, resulting in her getting the project manager up to explain she would ratter everything be swapped (I could nt see the point) anyway he agreed to have it swapped, he did explain (as I had already told her) the electrics would need swapping as well. I suggested just swap the sink unit first in case there was another change of mind, I insisted she just let them get on with their work and check after they had finished and not watch everything they do, few days later went back and irritatingly and annoyingly she agreed it was better the other way round, off she went to find the project manager to have it all re-swapped back, and for the next few days took food to the workers who were Burmese, the supervisors and project manager were overjoyed when she told them she was going to the UK until time to transfer.... they did received a thumbs up on inspection day prior the transfer....
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    Slightly off topic I know, but if thinking about Hua Hin to live and build your own, is that the price of land here is very expensive, so unless you have bought a few years back, it could be a deal breaker.

    It's also still an expanding town and many new build developments I looked at literally 10 years ago are now in very built up areas. One in particular I recall was Hua Hin laguna on Soi102, which seemed so far out of town and the road was only sealed part of the way and in any direction you looked, when over the railway line, all you saw was empty land, it was all very green and wild.

    I regularly drive down 102 now when leaving Bluport (shopping mall) the back way as a short cut. It's so developed now, that it took me a while to even spot the entrance to Hua Hin Laguna, which seems to be shared with a couple of other places, including two condo blocks, although they are probably all part of a now much larger development and work still seems to be going on. But the further you go down 102, the greener it gets and towards it's end it's still what someone called, 'a goat track'.

    But it's a buyers marker here and even where I live there are various houses for sale, not advertised as such by signs on the gate but on-line, including the one directly opposite me, which continues to be lived in and which I wasn't aware was for sale. By coincidence, yesterday, I bumped into the chap I used to find my place for me, who has lived and worked in HH for about 18 years and is one of the good guy's and first showed me around places here over 10 years ago. He said he has never known business so quiet. Basically, the stronger baht and weaker western currencies has simply killed the market, which was already very much a buyers market. And there are many places for sale. I bought my place at cost price i.e what it cost as a new build and at least with pre-owned houses, generally any faults have long been fixed. However, as my place had only been very lightly used by the then new owner, who moved into a place to my left with her new boyfriend and was then rented out for a about 6-months (at 25k pm, I found the receipts), a few issues did came to light. One was a big problem with built in drainage from an air-con, which was in the wall cavity and was leaking and we diverted the pipe otherwise it was just bashing in the wall until the leak was traced and the 2nd has only just emerged - one hairline crack in an interior wall about 2 foot long from the ceiling. My builder neighbour has told me it's purely cosmetic and he had a few in the first couple of years after he moved in.
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    PS : Just realised the Topic is about Solar Panels, no Solar Panels were Injured or Harmed during any of the above....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    PS : Just realised the Topic is about Solar Panels, no Solar Panels were Injured or Harmed during any of the above....
    Do you have solar panels installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by te2008 View Post
    Do you have solar panels installed?

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    I dont have any Solar Panels installed, however harnessing power in the way they do must be a good thing from an environmental perspective.
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