The Budget Price Of Building A House In ThailandReceived – A Proposal From Another Thai Architect Company To Design Our Retirement Home In Thailand

If you read the previous post Finding an Architect in Thailand to Design Your Retirement Home you would know that having found one Architect to design our retirement home in Thailand we were not very happy at the final fee negotiations and decided to look for alternative Architects in Thailand.   

I gave a list of links to Thai architects’ websites and sent emails to the site owners asking if they could design our house for us. I enclosed all the information I had to hand which included drawings (house plans) produced by myself plus schedules of components and finises etc.   

I received just one reply!   

Here it is:-  

From: name removed for privacy
Date: Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Subject: FW: Kanyah
To: email address removed for security

Dear Kanyah,
I appreciate your interest in the designs for your home.
We looked at them and for basic design contract to supply finished architects construction drawings. Cost of construction we think would be 1.6m -2.2m baht plus vat (7%). But only the construction contractor will know this once the architects drawings are completed.
Our fee for this would be 150,000 baht plus vat (7%)
This does not include:
1.       Applications of permission to build but we do supply engineers and architects information for you to use in application.
2.       It does not include interior design,  landscaping or travel expenses if required to visit site. (We think we can design this without going to the site if all information is provided correctly by yourself.)
name removed for privacy

 The Cost Of Building Houses In Thailand

Now this was interesting. Let’s look at their estimation of the cost of building the house.  

They put this at 1.6 to 2.2 Million Baht.  

I had an estimate from the other Thai architect as you can see on the web page at The Budget Price Of Building A House In Thailand and this was 1.95 to 2.6 Million Baht.  

Very similar and very useful. If you want to get a budget price for your retirement home in Thailand you could do worse than ask these two companies, or simply use these estimates on a rate per square meter basis. (15,000 to 20,000 Baht/m2) More information on the budget cost of building houses in Thailand here.  

Architects Fee Proposals – How Much Do Thai Architects Charge To Design Your House?

The previous Thai architect’s fee proposal was 120,000 Baht on a cost estimate of 1.95 to 2.6 Million Baht.  

This represents 6.15 to 4.6 % of construction cost estimate.  

The Thailand Architects  fee proposal is 150,000 Baht on a cost estimate of 1.6 to 2.2 Million Baht.  

This represents 9.37 to 6.82 % of construction cost estimate.  

So with this information and the information at The Budget Price Of Building A House In Thailand you should now be able to estimate the cost of building your own house to retire to in Thailand and also the cost of hiring a Thai Architect to make the house plans (drawings) for you. 

Which Architect Did I Choose?

I have in fact appointed an architect in Thailand to make the construction drawings for my retirement home. The architect has been sending me questions and proposals and I have been responding! 

All very interesting and exciting. Do you want me to tell you who the arhitect is and to learn about the deisgn process we are going through? 

You do? Good. But that’s for the next post!

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