Building in Kep.

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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by whiteribbon » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:58 pm

khmerre wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Congratulations super villa

1) Are you staying 12 months there to control how the build the house ? or do you think they are working well without you being there ?
2) Are you in line with the budget ?
3) How far is the house from the beach ?
1: they're all working well without me, I do live next door so I check it almost every day but I have a good building manager on site morning till evening and my architects come every week at least once as well to check.
2: no, over budget but that's cause we forgot to include some things in the initial contract, partly my fault.
3: 5 min by car
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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by khmerre » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:34 pm

1) nice to hear it does the bulding manager speak English ?
2) How much are the building cost for the really nice house ? without furniture
4) I remember the architets are from PP, is the building company from PP ?
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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by whiteribbon » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 pm

khmerre wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:34 pm
1) nice to hear it does the bulding manager speak English ?
2) How much are the building cost for the really nice house ? without furniture
4) I remember the architets are from PP, is the building company from PP ?
thanks
1: there are 2 that take over from each other from time to time, one speaks fluently, the other one less so but we can usually understand each other
2: pff I can't be bothered to calculate that exactly right now, my bill of quantity is 24 pages long, cause I'm paying 'key on the door' or whatever the english expression for that is, but house alone without garden, furniture, swimming pool, gates, ... probably in the region of 130k. I do have a very large floor area because every one of my buildings has a specific purpose. Could be done for much less of course. If you want to know about specific costs for certain things, that I can easily look up.
3: yes and yes, but de-axis finds and hires everyone for me so they are the only company I directly deal with.

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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by khmerre » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:52 pm

thanks

and be happy with your new house
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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by whiteribbon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:02 pm

And... the building work is done.
Now it's time for me start decorating and getting the soft furniture in. Besides the delays, I'm very happy with the quality of the work, it starts to look like I imagined it. Everyone is still welcome to ask questions here or by pm but for the time being I won't post any further pic updates from my crappy phone camera. Visits are also welcome but pm me first please.
If someone is interested in a big villa with swimming pool for monthly rent in Kep (not this one but my current house next to it) you can pm me also.

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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by khmerre » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 pm

whiteribbon wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:02 pm
khmerre wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:34 pm
1) nice to hear it does the bulding manager speak English ?
2) How much are the building cost for the really nice house ? without furniture
4) I remember the architets are from PP, is the building company from PP ?
thanks
1: there are 2 that take over from each other from time to time, one speaks fluently, the other one less so but we can usually understand each other
2: pff I can't be bothered to calculate that exactly right now, my bill of quantity is 24 pages long, cause I'm paying 'key on the door' or whatever the english expression for that is, but house alone without garden, furniture, swimming pool, gates, ... probably in the region of 130k. I do have a very large floor area because every one of my buildings has a specific purpose. Could be done for much less of course. If you want to know about specific costs for certain things, that I can easily look up.
3: yes and yes, but de-axis finds and hires everyone for me so they are the only company I directly deal with.

you're welcome
wow super nice
2. are the project costs included in the 130k ? who did the first sketch of the house ? you, another architect or de-axis ?
5. how many sqm is the land and the house inside ?
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Re: Building in Kep.

Post by whiteribbon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Hey @khmerre
2: No. But better to contact de-axis, they are all very friendly and will be able to tell you exactly about the costs for your particular project.
5: 1000sqm, around 360sqm.
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