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    Double Glazing

    I need to soundproof my bedroom, either that or anniliate my neighbours, their dogs and their immediate families?
    At this time I'm leaning towards the double glazing being easier, and possibly a cheaper and less messy option.
    The problem with double glazing is it is not really available here, ARC quoted me for "thick' glass, but not double glazed units.
    What I am thinking is to put complete second set of doors in using the thickess glass available, there is room, can do this for about the same price as ARC quote for just fitting their doors, (17.5k) may look a litle strange? but it should work fine?
    The other option could be Shutter doors, the roll blind type, anyone used these? not sure how they are for sound proofing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo
    I need to soundproof my bedroom, either that or anniliate my neighbours, their dogs and their immediate families?
    At this time I'm leaning towards the double glazing being easier, and possibly a cheaper and less messy option.
    The problem with double glazing is it is not really available here, ARC quoted me for "thick' glass, but not double glazed units.
    What I am thinking is to put complete second set of doors in using the thickess glass available, there is room, can do this for about the same price as ARC quote for just fitting their doors, (17.5k) may look a litle strange? but it should work fine?
    The other option could be Shutter doors, the roll blind type, anyone used these? not sure how they are for sound proofing?
    Cheers
    My lodger is mates with the boss of a double glazing company here in Thailand. When he returns from trying to get knob-rot in Pattaya I'll post the contact details.

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    ARC does do double glazing.

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    There is a bloke that I have met in CM that does double Glazing.In between the panes is filled with a gas..(helium or another light inert similar..)It has the bonus of letting in bugger all heat as well.They must have an office in BKK as well??i'l try and find out.

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    Dont forget glass is not a good insulator, it's the stuff between the panes that insulates, also tinted glass absorbs more heat.

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    The guys at ARC do pretty good work. Their factory is across from the Index on Sukhumvit (of course, we're talkin' Pattaya, here), not far from the showroom. You can go there and have a look around.

    I was checking with them a few years ago when I was building the house, but the price was too high at the time (what, with all of the other stuff I was pouring money into).

    For quality work, though, they are worth it. You've got a good farang guy managing the window section and he's not pushy about you giving him the business. In fact, they do more industrial stuff now than they do domestic.

    One thing I remember him telling me is that they don't put gas between the sheets of glass. The glue/sealant that they use for the glass sucks out the oxygen as it cures and creates a vacuum. That is what gives their double-glazed windows their insulating qualities.

    I'd go see the guy there (can't remember his name right now) and talk to him, at least to get some ideas. You'll be talking to a farang who knows his stuff.

    Alternatively, you could go with Windsor, but the quality isn't not as good, especially a couple of years down the road.
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    The one concern I have over double glazing in Thailand is that it furhter reduces airflow and hence increases the liklihood of damp and mold.

    I suffer with Asthma and I soon get to know if there is even a slight bit of mold in a house I am staying in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyZ
    I'd go see the guy there (can't remember his name right now)
    His name is Derek.



    Quote Originally Posted by Itchy
    furhter reduces airflow and hence increases the liklihood of damp and mold.
    If you had the windows closed wouldn't you have the aircon on?
    Ahhh, you mean leaving the house unoccupied for long periods.

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    Yes, good point DD, trying to maintain a helium vacuum between two doors, using a couple of ballons and a bicycle pump may be a challenge?
    Do you think grants will be available?
    I am willing to be a show house?
    Going to make sense to go the expensive option, I have no doubt about ARC's expertise but, the prices they quoted last time were high (170k++ thar wasn't Double glazed!) as Billy mentioned they don't give a dam if they get your business or not! which means no discount!
    There has to be room in this town for a reasonable replacement window company charging "fair" prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Dont forget glass is not a good insulator, it's the stuff between the panes that insulates, also tinted glass absorbs more heat.

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    If you have wooden window frames the first thing you need to do is putty in the glass or stick silicon all round the glass panels, this helps a bit.

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