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Nice-looking little wooden stores built in 15 days like lego for 700,000 baht. 

The design for a wooden, prefabricated, removable karaoke shop by Prize of Wood Industry Co that became available recently.

CONSTRUCTION

Wooden prefab shops on sale

9/07/2013

Kanana Katharangsiporn

Low cost prefabricated shop made by Prize of Wood Industry Co.

Prize of Wood Industry Co, a wooden products and flooring manufacturer, expanded its prefabricated wooden houses to include karaoke and coffee shops, and plans to launch two-storey units in three months.

Managing director Khomwit Boonthamrongkit said these karaoke and coffee shops can be customised, removed and reassembled as required, all quite speedily.

Cafe Amazon is the first customer, locating its first prefabricated shop near Thai Chamber of Commerce University. The unit size is 30 square metres and it is scheduled to be completed in 15 days priced at 780,000 baht.

"Our prefabricated wooden house is based on a Lego system. It can be as small or large as desired," he said.

"A resort owner does not need to invest a huge sum of money. He can spend maybe 5 million baht for five units. If business is not good, they can remove the units for reassembly elsewhere. This is less risk to this investment."

Low cost prefabricated shop made by Prize of Wood Industry Co.

The company launched sample prefabricated houses in 10 designs on Boromratchonnanee Road near Phutthamonthon Sai 3 at a cost of 10 million baht.

It has 11 housing designs priced from 24,000 baht per square metre. In three months, it will launch a two-storey unit priced from 34,000 baht per sq m.

"In the UK, an eight-storey prefabricated wooden building takes only one month to complete. There are also hybrid buildings built with wood and concrete. The structure is made from concrete and a wooden box is placed inside," he added.

The company targets sales of 120 units priced 700,000 baht on average by the end of this year, for 84 million in revenue.

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Vocabulary:

average: the amount, level, standard etc that is typical of a group of people or things - ค่าเฉลี่ย, ส่วนเฉลี่ย

chamber of commerce: a group of local business people who work together to help business and trade in a particular town - หอการค้า

concrete: a hard substance used in building made by mixing cement, sand, small stones, and water - คอนกรีต

construction: the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc. - การก่อสร้าง

customise: to make or change something to suit the needs of the owner - ทำตามความต้องการของเจ้าของหรือผู้ซื้อ

desire: a strong wish to have or do something - ความอยาก, ความประสงค์, ความต้องการ

desired: wanted - ที่ต้องการ

elsewhere: another place or other places - ที่อื่น

expand: to make or become larger - ขยาย

flooring: building materials used to make floors such as wood, tiles or brick - วัสดุที่ใช้ทำพื้นห้อง

huge: very large - ใหญ่โต

hybrid: a mixture of different things or styles - การผสมผสาน

invest: to spend money on something in order to make it better or more successful - ลงทุน

investment: the act of investing money in something - การลงทุน

launch: to start selling a new product or service to the public - เริ่มวางขาย

manufacturer: a person or company that manufactures a product - ผู้ผลิต

prefabricated: made in sections that can be put together later - โครงสร้างชิ้นส่วนสำเร็จรูป

reassemble: to assemble again, put together again - ประกอบใหม่

remove: to take something away - เอาออกจาก

revenue: income from taxes or business activities - รายได้

risk: the possibility that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen - ความเสี่ยง

sample: a version of the product given to customers to try out and see if they like it - ตัวอย่าง

scheduled: planned to happen at a particular time or day - ตามตารางเวลา

storey: a level in a structure; a level in a building - ชั้น, ชั้นของตึกหรืออาคาร

structure: something large such as a building or a bridge that is built from different parts - โครงสร้าง

target: to try to get a particular number or amount - ตั้งเป้าหมาย

unit: a single item of the type of product that a company sells - หน่วย

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