Thaifu T - Retirement HERE at last

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Postby Itchy » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:05 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos, the glass blocks look interesting, nice to see a change from the usual standard.

I'm curious that you haven't added heat reflective foil under your roof tiles. It's almost standard practice now and saves a fortune in long term cooling bills.
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Postby Thaifu T » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:13 am

Hi Itchy,
the photos are obviously not as good as they should be - we have got the reflective foil covering the whole roof, even both patio bits.
Thanks for the advice.
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Postby jazzman » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am

Nice to see that Jazzman is not alone in installing reflective foil. Some posters in the past have been very skeptical about its performance.

Nice also to see someone else also using the screw type battens. Did you have any problems getting your workers to accept this? (probably best to quote and answer this in the Roof forum).

We saw the same picture glass blocks too. We were very tempted, but decided that too many embellishments like this might break the bank :oops: HomePro wasn't it? We did however settle for a set of the Lime-Lite blocks which we embedded in the walls in various places around the house (pics will be added to Jazzman's album later today - watch this space). We used a lot of green glass blocks to decorates to front and rear patio doors and windows.
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Update 9th March - January photos

Postby Thaifu T » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:05 am

Hi all, I have now posted the photos of the work that was done in January. Hope you enjoy; URL is
http://coolthaihouse.com/cthpics/thumbn ... p?album=18

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Postby Thaifu T » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:18 am

Hu Jazzman, I have to admit I had nothing to do with the choice of battens. The main driving influence here came from the g/f brother; he works as a roofer in BKK so should know, although his 'job' here was to look after the building work on our behalf. He also insisted we used a specialised sealing system (from CPAC) which sits under the ridge tiles. This was quite expensive but is supposed to provide much better protection from the weather than just using cement. Sorry I dont have more details, I might be able to get them (if you want them) when I get back to KK next week.
Since I have been back in UK they have had one day when it pissed down and according to she who must be obeyed we do not have any leaks. Let's see what happens when the wet season starts!!!!!!!!!
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Postby jazzman » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:42 am

Jazzman is also waiting for the rainy season with baited breath. Never heard of special sealant for the ridge tiles...
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Update 10th March - February Photos

Postby Thaifu T » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:34 am

Hi all, here is the last batch of photos; url
http://coolthaihouse.com/cthpics/thumbn ... p?album=19

These were basically the final views I had before having to return to the UK. Since then the house has been nearly completed; wood floor in the master bedroom, granite tiles in living room and kitchen, aluminium windows and patio doors, everywhere painted. Work has also been going on with the kitchen fittings, the walk-in wardrobe and the stairs. I return next week and am hoping for a pleasant surprise; the girlfriend reckons it is 'suay' but she would. Anyway the monks have decreed that we have to sleep in the house on the 16th of this month so we shall see. I will be busy with the camera soon and hopefully will be able to post a few more pics of the finished thing in a couple of weeks.
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Postby jazzman » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:20 am

Nice big house Thaifu, and tastefully appointed. I've noticed that you too have used reflective aluminium foil under your tiles. What did you do to vent the hot air through th top of the roof?

I also see that you too have laid Granito. What problems did you enounter with this?

I have done both and I am curious to know how you fared :)
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Postby ben achi » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:26 am

So what is the normal way to vent air from the roof space anyway. I would suggest that one would require some vents to the apex of the roof.

When I build my house I want a "traditional" looking building with all the features one might expect for European style living. Would love to have a traditional style roof but any vent would spoil the image. Any suggestions?

It seems that the originator didnt respond to your queries. Wish he ha/she had done so so we can all learn.
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Postby jazzman » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:56 am

This subject is treated in great detail (6 pages) here (click this lilnk):
http://coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=40
and vented tiles here:
http://coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=594&highlight=vent
This might also provide some answers:
http://coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=730
And the deicated forum on roofing is here:
http://coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=40

Thaifu finished his nice house six months ago and has not visited this site since. Before leaving he left a good record of his building story here:
http://coolthaihouse.com/cthpics/index.php?cat=10167
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Thaifu T - Retirement HERE at last

Postby dozer » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:36 pm

merged forum into one topic.
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