In order to start building your house in Koh Samui you need to seek approval for a building permit from the local autorities, your Koh Samui builder will help you for those formalities.
Keep in mind when you start thinking in a primalary stage of what will be your dream house to include the 4 basic rules that are listed below . Variation may also be applied dependeing where you are located in Koh Samui, please look at our page "Koh Samui Zoning"
- Stage 1.Up to 10 meters from the beach - No construction is permitted in this area.
- Stage 2.Up to 50 meters from the beach – A single story building with a maximum height of 6 meters, including the roof, and the building cannot exceed 75sqm.
- Stage 3.Up to 200 meters from the beach – A building with a maximum height of 12 meters, including the roof. The building cannot exceed 2,000sqm.
- Stage 4.More than 200 meters from the beach - A building with a maximum height of 12
meters, including the roof.