Self-managed house build project in Thailand - A success story!

I will probably be doing myself out of some project management work with this blog post, but I really do feel it is worth sharing for the benefit of others.  You hear many horror stories about self managed builds in Thailand with rapidly escalating project costs, sub standard workmanship to name but two of the common threads.  It is for this reason that many prefer to use a company that offers fixed price contracts and long guarantees on quality of design and workmanship...  Obviously, if this is you, head over to our contact page and get in touch! 

However, the fact is that self managing the build of your own home can be a tremendously rewarding experience.  Living in your new home and having an intimate understanding of every aspect of its construction and having passed all of the new challenges experienced on the journey can give an emense feeling of satisfaction.

One couple who understand this is a family who we designed a house for last year.   David and Shanana took on the project management role themselves.  I'm always happy to hear how clients that we design homes for get on with their build projects and was delighted to see the absolutely stunning results that have been achieved with this project.  The attention to detail and personal touches that they have added have taken a beautiful design to another level.

"Nakara Villa" is situated in a beautiful rural location just a few km outside Udon Thani.  If you like the look of this property, you can experience it for yourself first hand as they are open as a fully catered luxury villa, offering a truly unique holiday experience.  I have added a few pictures here but you can see dozens more pictures and find out more about this exceptional property at the following link: You can even book your next stay in Udon Thani online with them while you are there!

So, if you are considering self managed build you should not necessarily be put off by stories of headaches and failures.   One thing to remember is that those who suffer problems during a build project naturally have a lot to shout about and tend to be the most vocal on forums.  Those who completed their project with relatively few issues are now just happily getting on with their lives in their new homes and not looking for somewhere to vent frustrations.  Yes, there may be new challenges and even some headaches along the way but that is part of what makes it such a wonderful experience.

If you are still not convinced and do not feel comfortable with taking on the whole project, then of course we do offer consultancy services for self-builds to guide you through some of the more tricky aspects of a construction project.  Still sounds like too much hard work?  Then contact us to enquire about our full design and construction services.