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    Can I build a house in Thailand for 250k?

    Does anyone know the size of the largest standard sized sliding glass door available in Thailand?

    Height & width if possible.

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    3 meters by 3 meters would be about the biggest that could be done, probably break the wheels though.

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    You can also divide the glass panels into thirds, with two locks, if it gets too wide.

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    I was thinking about needing to cover a 4m span, so each panel would be 1m wide with the 2 centre panels opening and the 2 outer ones fixed. The height would be 2.70-2.80 high.

    Going by DD's info, there should be no problem (except security).

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    Ugly as hell, just have fixed panes at the top and have the sliders about 2.20cm, there are 2 different aluminum systems that can be used, one a toddler could break into and the other which is a bit more secure and would take an adult some time to break into.

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    just mind you don't walk into them when there closed its a bit of a shocker

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    ^^ I know what you mean, but I am intending to build a modern, architecturally designed house for around 250k. It will have glass 'walls' for much of the walls, hence the large sizes. I will also take a look at commercial systems used in shops, but I am concerned the price is going to be too high.

    Recycled glass panels (from old office blocks, etc.) are another option, especially if I used handmade wooden frames. This is actually my favourite option as I really want a special system so I can open the glass wall fully.

    It's early days yet, but I will start throwing a few ideas at my architect soon to see what we can come up with.

    I suppose I'd better stop pissing my money up the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I know what you mean, but I am intending to build a modern, architecturally designed house for around 250k. It will have glass 'walls' for much of the walls, hence the large sizes
    You want to live in a greenhouse? I'm not sure if that's an entirely wise idea in this climate.

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    Where abouts are you thinking of building?

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    Marmite,

    Have a look at www.hafele.com.th
    http://www.hafele.com/th/en/document..._e_092-122.pdf
    nice gear but expensive, may give you some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    You want to live in a greenhouse? I'm not sure if that's an entirely wise idea in this climate.
    As long as the sun is kept off the glass, it'll be ok. Double glazed units would be preferable too, but they're not cheap or that common over here.


    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    Where abouts are you thinking of building?
    Ooop norf.

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbo
    Have a look at www.hafele.com.th http://www.hafele.com/th/en/document..._e_092-122.pdf nice gear but expensive, may give you some ideas.
    Thanking you.

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    Give Noah a call at Duro-Products, he'll tell you.

    Edit: Their site says "Single, Double, Triple and parallel Sliding Doors offer can provide an opening up to 3.5m wide. Our Folding doors can be used where large opening spaces of up to 5m are required"

    so now you know
    Last edited by VocalNeal; 08-11-2007 at 05:48 PM.

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    Yes, Marmite, I lived in a glass sided house in Jakarta for a while; the roof was very overhanging so the sun never made it hot

    the main problem was the lack of privacy, even in an enclosed garden; the servants were always watching what we got up to! I think the maid was quite excited by it all
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Originally Posted by jizzybloke Where abouts are you thinking of building?

    Ooop norf.
    Just being nosey! Ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Give Noah a call at Duro-Products, he'll tell you.
    Ta.

    I had a chat with the architect last night, but until I get a site, there's not much more I can do with regard to a general house design.

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    Are you having a house designed or using an off-the-shelf number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    Are you having a house designed or using an off-the-shelf number?
    Designed, but I am going to keep it very, very simple for 2 reasons.

    1. Less for the idiots to fuck up.

    2. If you knew what I intend to spend on it, you wouldn't believe me.

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    1. Their ability to fuck things up is far beyond your comprehension
    2. What you intend is immaterial. Balance due is God.

    Joking...I finished mine in May, wasn't nearly as bad as some punters would have others think. And I'm an anal twat.

    Good luck, look forward to seeing the design. This a summer house up in CM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    2. If you knew what I intend to spend on it, you wouldn't believe me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I am intending to build a modern, architecturally designed house for around 250k
    I don't believe it's not butter.

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    ^ Bugger!

    Anyway, I'm going for folding doors now, as it seems I can actually get them here. That's good, 'cos that's what I wanted in the first place.

    This is the building that inspired my idea. I won't have a pool though, and it will be a bit more useful as a house than the original.



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    I've seen a place a bit like that somewhere in Thailand... can't remember where, but it was near a beach, Hua Hin or somewhere like that.

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    Just got a quote for the double glazed sliding doors.

    Only 12,500 Baht per sqM.

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    Are the standard sliding doors available with double glazing, or will I have to modify the frames and weld two panels together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Just got a quote for the double glazed sliding doors.
    So your house will be 2 square meters by 2 then? thats allowing for a good roof overhang

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