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    Sliding mosquito doors for house

    I'm looking for advice, it's been a bit of a drama.

    I got some ornamental/security screen doors with wire mess for the front for approx 8,000 baht put in. (2 doors on hinges)

    These work great, in order to allow a cross breeze I ordered some doors for the rear of the house. The rear has 4 glass doors and folder concertina style outwards.
    The first quote said he'd create similar concertina mousquito doors folding inwards. I told him to piss off.

    The second quote was 12,000 baht for aluminum sliding doors, unfortunately I said yes without checking every fine detail. The numpty put in 2 giant sliding doors to cover the 4 doors space (sorry I don't recall the exact measurements right now, can add later). The doors could not slide all the way open, so now have the space was permanently blocked ie you could only open 2 glass doors, not 4... Also he used 1 inch x 1 inch thick square frames. The mosquito netting was a fibre mesh stuck to a light aluminum strip glued to this frame, it fell off within a week.

    I made him remove this monstrosity and refused to pay.

    I got a sample frame yesterday. Four sliding doors (like I've asked all along). No mosquito netting and it looks as if it is a security screen door. The price is now 70,000 baht.

    Am I expecting too much?

    What would a simple set of tracked, sliding mosquito screen doors (I don't need security as my back courtyard has 20 foot high fences.).

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    Here's some alternatives, I can't vouch for any of them yet.

    Instand Bug Screen Door

    Bug Off Screen


    This Magic Mesh screen was getting heavy TV ad rotation last summer, here in the USA.

    Magic Mesh Screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I got some ornamental/security screen doors with wire mess for the front for approx 8,000 baht put in. (2 doors on hinges)
    What brand?

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    we had two large sliding doors fitted for B5000, so four on two tracks would prob be double

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevefarang View Post
    Here's some alternatives, I can't vouch for any of them yet.

    Instand Bug Screen Door

    Bug Off Screen


    This Magic Mesh screen was getting heavy TV ad rotation last summer, here in the USA.

    Magic Mesh Screen

    Got some knockoff magic screens in klong thom. They were rubbish.

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    The magic screen add was going well until it got to the trailer park bit and then it put me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I got some ornamental/security screen doors with wire mess for the front for approx 8,000 baht put in. (2 doors on hinges)
    What brand?
    No idea, I suspect Indo-handyman brand... I'll get some pics up later.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    we had two large sliding doors fitted for B5000, so four on two tracks would prob be double
    You would think so, wouldn't you. Couple of hundred dollars is quite reasonable, but $1,600!!! No way!

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    There's a firm in Thailand does the security/screen sliding doors. I can't remember the name.

    I had the guy round to do a quote and it was something like 120,000bt for each set. They were bloody good quality though.

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    It depends.
    I have cheap sliding doors in my moobahn. They are rubbish. Fall out of the tracks, runners broken, frames bend. Gives me the shits every time I open the door.
    I don't know what quality Andy got, but I suspect low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    There's a firm in Thailand does the security/screen sliding doors. I can't remember the name. I had the guy round to do a quote and it was something like 120,000bt for each set. They were bloody good quality though.
    OK, but I dont need them to be secure, just mosquito free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    There's a firm in Thailand does the security/screen sliding doors. I can't remember the name. I had the guy round to do a quote and it was something like 120,000bt for each set. They were bloody good quality though.
    OK, but I dont need them to be secure, just mosquito free.
    You can have both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    You can have both.
    Is $1,600 a reasonable quote then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Is $1,600 a reasonable quote then ?
    Little hard to say really, too many variables (brand, materials, size/configuration etc.). You got a pic of the sample?

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    As always it depends on where you are. In BKK best place is on Rom Kloa Road.

    I can find the name if you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    You got a pic of the sample?
    I threw it at the fellow.*





    it looked a bit like this.








    * In my defence I was somewhat annoyed about being charged an exorbitant amount for a replacement work permit that had been stolen in December, so I was a little out of sorts.

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    Ahhh, diamond grill/amplimesh... $1,600 is definitely not a reasonable quote for that.

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    Magic Seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Ahhh, diamond grill/amplimesh... $1,600 is definitely not a reasonable quote for that.

    Powder or plastic coated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Powder or plastic coated?
    Either in my (albeit probably biased) opinion. Diamond grill is quite shite, barely worthy of being called a 'security door' plus, personally, I think it's bloody ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    I don't know what quality Andy got, but I suspect low.
    top quality but from a local maker

    I was not paying

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    You can get "off the shelf," screen doors at "Home Works," if you're interested. Perhaps a good place to get numbers together at the very least? quality seems to be pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    You can get "off the shelf," screen doors at "Home Works,"
    I actually hadnt thought of that, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I got some ornamental/security screen doors with wire mess for the front for approx 8,000 baht put in. (2 doors on hinges)
    What brand?


    Not sure why that pic's not showing...

    Linky here

    http://s939.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa9b73a23.jpg

    Try again...


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    ^ Could do with a lick of paint Willy.

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    Can see the pics?

    The bronze and gold mottled effect is the paint, meant to look like that.

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