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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Ahhh AP2... think like a Thai... everything's got to be shiny and new, right!!?
    Not really, aged I like, mold not so keen on, grows too quick in the humidity! can be quite destructive, give that roof a quick wash, beneath the mold it will be nicely aged & a lot nicer to look without all the black crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Me too. Rustic, weathered, been there 100 years but standing up well... tried and tested through time, but somehow solid and good.
    Yep, Maanaam...even if its been made out of modern materials.

    There are far too many squeaky clean, modern (and a lot of those unsuited to the Thai climate) boxes being built. I appreciate that old or looking old, or traditional is not everyone's cup of tea but it is mine. Maybe I am too old too!!

    I had half a life time living in a modern box in UK and I can honestly say i did not enjoy it. Now that i have an opportunity to build something I want, and in a setting I want - of course I am going to go for it!!

    Traditional look, but of course, I want all the modern day conveniences and building practises too!!

    Hopefully when this home is finished it will be a reasonable attempt at both....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Not really, aged I like, mold not so keen on, grows too quick in the humidity! can be quite destructive, give that roof a quick wash, beneath the mold it will be nicely aged & a lot nicer to look without all the black crap!
    I will keep an eye on its aging process so that nothing is damaged!!

    I want aging and weathering though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I want aging and weathering though...
    I agree, look at that roof, the black is mold, probably due to no sun getting through, as I said wash the mold off and it would look a lot better. After the rainy season here I spend a good few days cutting back growth & washing "mold" away, it starts to eat the paint and concrete if you leave it, up here in the sticks we have a six month dry season when thankfully it can't grow and the sun kills it off if it can get to it. I have discovered you have cut back fruit trees to let the sun in also or again you get growth that eats away at the tree. Its a balance I'm still working at, if you build a hedge or plant trees to shelter the house, you end up with mold growing as the sun can no longer penetrate to kill it off.
    Just something else to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    I agree, look at that roof, the black is mold, probably due to no sun getting through, as I said wash the mold off and it would look a lot better. After the rainy season here I spend a good few days cutting back growth & washing "mold" away, it starts to eat the paint and concrete if you leave it, up here in the sticks we have a six month dry season when thankfully it can't grow and the sun kills it off if it can get to it. I have discovered you have cut back fruit trees to let the sun in also or again you get growth that eats away at the tree. Its a balance I'm still working at, if you build a hedge or plant trees to shelter the house, you end up with mold growing as the sun can no longer penetrate to kill it off.
    Just something else to think about
    We have a plan for tree so, as you say... another thing to keep on the radar!

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    Sorry.. for those stopping by... rain stopped play.

    Its just too dangerous to scramble about on that roof in wet conditions.

    ...will pick up the story as soon as i can!

    cheers all..


    ...in the mean time... here's some photos of the wife practising her pole dancing.

    why do they always have to wear an outtfit one size too small??

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    Damn... I cant make the photo upload work....

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    Thanks to all for the 441 private messages I got , explaining exactly, precisely and in minute detail how to upload photos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    here's some photos of the wife practising her pole dancing.
    Impressive TD.


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    finally! some can see them....

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    passes the time, eh!!?

    normal service will resume shortly

    (i never knew she was so flexible...)




    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Impressive TD.


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    OK... I'm back, the rains seem to have abated and I have got over a massive viral infection which laid me up for 3 days, lost my voice, headache etc etc.

    Only my second time off work in 10 years in the Middle East


    Anyway... let's get some more pictures on the board, starting with some ridge detail....

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    Let's build a roof

    Ridge detail along the way..

    So, with the rains that came to TD towers and the Chonburi Hilton, work got suspended.

    They did some more internal finishing work but the roof work ground to a halt.


    But now the sun is out and so......






















    We can see that the thin metal frame along the ridge was bent down each side and will form the strengthening inside the ridge.

    You can also see just how steep the roof is at the top, and why it would be so dangerous to work on it when wet.

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    Let's build a roof:

    Roof tile finishing



    Here we can see how they got around the roof once they could no longer stand on the battens / purlins because the tiles were already in place. Bamboo ladders to the rescue!

    Also note - that same trick with the rebar strengthening for the concrete that we saw on the ridge is also being used for the concrete butting up to those gable end decorative boards




    The same technique being used over the living room roof



    Tiles on the main roof pretty much finished now, but still need ridge access for the concrete


    Looking more like a home every day...

    Of course we still have all the overhang, secondary roof structures to tile yet.

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    I'm quessing K.Pot has a plan to shed the water where the 2 roofs meet.

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    Fantastic roof shape, not sure that the tile material will weather down much to be honest... it might look very clean and new for some time to come. Still, the alternative would have been individual high-maintenance, brittle, heavy concrete or glazed tiles.

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