Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the 2nd?

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Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the 2nd?

Postby oil » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:34 pm

just wondering ....

if i plan my house so that some of the rooms are open to above style, and i use my half 2nd floor only for heat escape not for living .... would it make sense to have good double glazed window in the 1st floor and cheap single glassed ones in the 2nd floor which are more or less open most of the time for venting, even considering not doing any windows there are att, just mosquito nets ...

so is that a total stupid idea for TH or this might work out well?
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby fredlk » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:37 pm

oil wrote:so is that a total stupid idea for TH or this might work out well?

Your answer lies in how often this idea has been put into practice here in Thailand in the past:
Not at all as far as I know.
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby Shastadad » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:34 pm

Ask yourself what would a prospective buyer think about your idea ?

Even if you don't plan on selling your house you should be stay away from any "innovations" that might not be acceptable to a future owner. This is especially true for something that my not be correctable in the future
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:36 pm

oil wrote:so is that a total stupid idea for TH or this might work out well?

I watched a Grand Designs Australia program on Youtube where they did something similar in the Northern Territory. Everyone seemed to be happy about the outcome, except the owner who suffered a heart attack at the end of the build. Not sure if the build brought it on or not and they don't say. It was an interesting concept, but with little privacy if built here. It was built around a tree trunk.
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby fredlk » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:43 am

Roger Ramjet wrote:they did something similar in the Northern Territory.

Actually it was more like a double-storey shed without walls (or windows):
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby oil » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:28 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:
oil wrote:so is that a total stupid idea for TH or this might work out well?

I watched a Grand Designs Australia program on Youtube where they did something similar in the Northern Territory. Everyone seemed to be happy about the outcome, except the owner who suffered a heart attack at the end of the build. Not sure if the build brought it on or not and they don't say. It was an interesting concept, but with little privacy if built here. It was built around a tree trunk.

got a link i am curious to see it
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Re: Double Gazed for the 1st Floor ... Normal Glass for the

Postby oil » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:34 pm

lol oki found it, thats a bit extreme :D
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