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    I dont understand the purpose ??

    Ok - mebbe some u builder types can explain for me....

    the pic is a house that just got built on a small sub soi near my place - they've built a 3 story house - all well and good - but what is the purpose of the concrete patio section?

    why not pave it ? or decorate with some plants etc ? a spot for a spa or small swimming pool?

    it appears to be a total waste of space!


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    For parking cars perhaps...?

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    its on the 3rd floor!

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    Bird shit perhaps...?
    Or a big Beer Tank with an AC

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    They will probably put plants a water tank and maybe even a bungalow on top. Wait.

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    The edges of the whole roof are inboard of the edge of the building, that would imply that there is a walkway about 2 metres wide around the whole of the roof.

    My guess would be that it gets used for hanging clothes out. The bit sticking out at the back could be used to mount aircon units, looks like there are some there already.
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    They'll probably use it for live sex parties and paganistic rituals. These thais are right perverted sadistic bastards and you'll have a perfect view of it all.

    Lucky bastard

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    Weird.
    That looks like a tiled,pitched roof has been built over a flat concrete roof but with no headroom under it.
    Or are my eyes failing me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Weird.
    That looks like a tiled,pitched roof has been built over a flat concrete roof but with no headroom under it.
    Or are my eyes failing me ?
    I've seen it here and elsewhere. It just shades the concrete slab (ie: heat sink) in an attempt to keep the place cool. The false roof can be lightweight and doesn't have to be waterproof. We stayed in a hotel in Koh Chang that was built this way.

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    there is head room under it - i think its just the google-earth style perspective u get from too many stories high!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    Ok - mebbe some u builder types can explain for me....but what is the purpose of the concrete patio section?

    ...why not pave it ?
    Actually, it has been paved, with concrete.

    I ain't a builder but in BKK I have learned that according to a rather vague and constantly changing building code, some homes can only build so high depending upon their locations. Therefore, many will build a large temporary patio in hopes of eventually building on. TIT.

    Then again, maybe the homeowners want to play tennis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    its on the 3rd floor!

    oh..well, maybe they have a helicopter then.

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    Why are you spying on your neighbors and passing around pictures of their home?

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    oh yes - and their address is nakon nowhere. silom rd soi 90 and their phone number is 1800 BITE ME

    i'll post some nude pics of them sunbathing on the concrete slab up soon as well....

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    I like that idea. Mainly because my designs for the new house will have a similar layout. That is, a floating roof (to keep the heat off), and a flat roof like that one. At least my one will have a use, we will put a small pool there. No leaves falling in, privacy (except from perves like you!!) and less mossies.
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    Why don't you ask the dolphin?

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    Obviously a Helicopter landing pad ! just hav'nt got round to painting the circle yet .

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