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Phuket Property: Bricks and mortar won’t hold back the water

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: Speaking exclusively with the Phuket Gazette, Goetz Dienel, Managing Director of Thai-Dien Co Ltd, said demand for his company’s products and services is on the up due to an increase of technically-demanding projects across the country.

Established in Phuket 17 years ago, Thai-Dien specializes in cutting-edge building repair and reinforcement solutions.

“We’ve done work for government facilities and institutions, private homes and all types of businesses, including hotels, restaurants and bars. Aside from Phuket, we also cover Phang Nga, Krabi and Ranong. We’ve even had inquires from Bangkok,” explained Goetz.

Some recent big-name clients include Central Festival, Phuket International Airport, Beyond Hotel & Resort, Khao Lak, and the Ritz Carleton’s Phulay Bay in Krabi.

With a product and service range surpassing its competitors, expertise in structural engineering and building technology is what makes the company stick out from the crowd.

“There’s not really much competition for us in Phuket. Some companies might import and sell similar products to ours, but they lack the expertise or experience.

“We can assess every kind of situation, accurately diagnose the problem and identify the most suitable product to apply,” he said.

Sourcing premium grade sealants, proxies and other specialized construction materials and chemicals, Thai Dien is authorized to deal, install and service a wide range of shelf-brand products made by Fosroc, Cormix and Henkel.

Moreover, the company has its hands in some highly-specialized materials that you won’t find elsewhere on the island.

For example, they use a double-sided, tear-free, aluminum-coated polyurethane material that was designed by NASA for space and satellite applications.

“This product is one of the most advanced and effective materials on the planet for waterproofing and thermal insulation. There is another generic version we’ve seen in Phuket, but it’s inferior in terms of waterproofing,” he said.

Mr Dienel went on to share his observations about local tendencies.

“We do a lot of work for large companies and organizations because they’re obligated to follow and meet international building codes and standards. We’re one of the few companies here who can advise them accordingly.

“Many small companies don’t want to spend the extra money on better products, hoping to save money by doing everything the conventional way. However, they end up wasting a lot of time and incurring more costs in the long run with repairs and maintenance,” he said.

Goetz said that about 96% of the firm’s work has been waterproofing, 3% structural repair, and the remainder concrete floor treatment.

“Another major part of our company’s scope is to support, service and educate our clients,” he concluded.

For more information, visit td-building.com.

— Steven Layne

 

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