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    Steel roofing and siding-nice house designs?

    For many years galvanized steel sheets have been a standard for inexpensive roofing and siding in Isaan. Now that familiar style is no longer available, having been replaced by new styles of steel sheeting I believe of Australian/Thai manufacture. This stuff has a nice architectural potential as you can see in many western modern housing designs. Has anyone seen any great design examples of use in rural Thai houses?

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    I do believe that the roof sheeting is fron Korea as there is a manufacture in my area.
    It is like colourbond

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    This is what I did with the steel roofing that is offered everywhere now. Pluses and minuses if you decide to go that route, but I do like the low/no maintenance. There is well over 500 square meters of steel on the house, patio and carport/storage roofs.


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    ^ Why are the windows so high?

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    The floor of the house is 1 meter off the ground. Where the red brick and cement block meet is floor level. the windows are 1 meter off the floor of the house and are fairly long. I wanted to maximize on window space which is the reason for choosing longer windows than normal.

    Hope that answers your question. If not, I have a thread on this side entitled "New Build Near Udon Thani."

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    Nice design

    That's quite a nice project Rick. Good roof overhang to keep the sun off those masonry walls. May i ask what sort of insulation you are using for the roof?

    Swelters

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    Thanks Rick, looked a bit high from the exterior. Lots of windows can't hurt. I'm thinking of building one with wrap-around windows 360 degrees. That'll shake up the natives.

    I've read your build site. Good site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    The floor of the house is 1 meter off the ground.
    Crawl space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack swelters
    For many years galvanized steel sheets have been a standard for inexpensive roofing and siding in Isaan. This stuff has a nice architectural potential as you can see in many western modern housing designs. Has anyone seen any great design examples of use in rural Thai houses?
    Do you have any examples of the "western modern housing" architectural excellence you can post?

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    From post 3



    From your building thread



    I appreciate that you have not completed the build yet but the differences are astounding.

    The "being constructed" home does not have any of the architecture of the original design. The massing is very different, the roofing is single plane and low angle, the ground floor is way to high relative to the surrounding land. As there appears to be a slope on the land flooding can't be an issue.

    I await the completion to decide if I would keep in this tread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    From post 3 From your building thread I appreciate that you have not completed the build yet but the differences are astounding.
    true

    I don't think he can get to the other design from where he is now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack swelters View Post
    That's quite a nice project Rick. Good roof overhang to keep the sun off those masonry walls. May i ask what sort of insulation you are using for the roof?

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    Thanks Swelters. Currently thinking about rolls of fiberglass insulation between the ceiling and the roof space. Anything that will help keep the heat out and the cool in is worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    The floor of the house is 1 meter off the ground.
    Crawl space?
    Nope, just filled with dirt with a slab poured over the top. I have a bad feeling about crawl spaces here in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    From post 3



    From your building thread



    I appreciate that you have not completed the build yet but the differences are astounding.

    The "being constructed" home does not have any of the architecture of the original design. The massing is very different, the roofing is single plane and low angle, the ground floor is way to high relative to the surrounding land. As there appears to be a slope on the land flooding can't be an issue.

    I await the completion to decide if I would keep in this tread.
    OhOh, I am pretty sure I mentioned in my thread that I discarded the original two story design for a single story. I never posted any pics of the new design since there was nothing other than some drawings and an idea in my head.

    The height should be brought more into scale once I place a meter high row of rock around the base of the house.

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    There is nothing architecturally important about my project, but I will be using some of that metal siding. I think it has an agricultural feel, that I quite like.

    These are interesting...








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    Mmmm... this one is right up my street.


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    The american will love them, just like the trailer parks back home. All they need are a few barb wire fences, a sentry post with the obligatory sleeping cap tipper and a watch tower or two. They will miss out on the eco-friendly lodge of the year award though.

    You have missed out the steel siding clad chicken house and pig pens which are necessary.

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    I think the homes pictured above are all in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    You have missed out the steel siding clad heeler house and roo pens which are necessary.
    OK my apologies to the septiks, Ozzie version.

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