A front fence was required:
Dig some holes add steel and concrete.
We had a steel fence and gate manufactured locally.
The village decided to extend the concrete road to our land.
So we joined our land to it. It gives us some parking space in front
Foundations and posts for the front fence and gate ฿32,000
Fence ฿54,000, with additional foundations ฿2,200
Concrete to join to the road ฿17,400
Retaining Wall:Posts and planks for the retaining wall ฿75,000
Posts get concrete feet, but pouring 5m3 of concrete by hand is hard work
This wall is not going to fall down
Slotting in the planks into the posts. Note the safety footwear which can also be used when riding motorbikes
Super strong planks added in front of the posts, ฿10,000. Labour to complete the retaining wall ฿27,000
Watching this is better than being at school!
Steel fence to go on top of the retaining walls. 78m ฿62,000
When you cut a chaonte (land deed) it requires fencing off. Each post cost ฿140 and I needed 178 of them. I will also have to pay for sand, gravel, cement and wire. Setting the posts cost ฿90 each with ฿100 for any posted that needed moving. When the Land Office came to survey the land, they informed us that many of the old posts were not in the correct position.
1.3 kilometers of barbed wire ฿6,000. There will be 2km in total.
Fitted a sliding gate to the back of the property, so we now have steel spiked fencing all around the property – It was made for me by the same company that manufactured the stainless doors and they did a great job.
The walls and pipes get a coat of “Battleship Grey”
We purchased a Gate closer at the Architect show in Bangkok. It comes with remotes and and an app to control the gate. I get a notification on my iPhone and Apple watch when the gate is opened.
A team from Buriram, the next province, came to fit it after we had laid power to the gate and fitted a concrete base
We needed to fit wifi extender to send wifi out to the road so that we could open the gate before arriving at the house.