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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai
    The problem now is trying to control the overflow as it doesn't exactly go where I planned it to go.
    I can well imagine that mate ,, I know when it does come down out there it sure does !!!!!!

    I have to say I am a little suprised they havent mortared the tiles onto the external corner ridges,, infact you can see daylight ,,, I would be worried about strong wind lifting them off mate like dominoes falling down ,, mabe wrong ( I usually am ) but just a thought mate.

    I bet it looks good in the dark those colours around your window details etc ( sorry I,m not being funny ) I just happen to know the pinks/ lilacs/ mauves tend to give off an eyrie glow in very low light .

    Shame about the gutter mate , I think I would do that myself , with all respect to the guy,s that have built your gaff ,, gutters are about as common to them as Sala,s are in our back gardens in the UK
    having said that my mate here,s got one !

    All the best mate looks wonderfull
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

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    nice one ootai, get another bracket and some sealer, and a ladder and sort the leaks

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    Ootai's wife builds a house

    I liked you overall design I'm thinking something similar but 1.5 meters off the ground and veranda across the back and bedroom side of house. Do you have any comments on the blue roofing material you used on the veranda outside the kitchen is it hot under during mid day. Also what would you change to make it more user friendly if anything. I did notice you have to walk from 3rd bedroom to shower and toilet through the lounge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 1 View Post
    I liked you overall design I'm thinking something similar but 1.5 meters off the ground and veranda across the back and bedroom side of house. Do you have any comments on the blue roofing material you used on the veranda outside the kitchen is it hot under during mid day. Also what would you change to make it more user friendly if anything. I did notice you have to walk from 3rd bedroom to shower and toilet through the lounge.
    Regarding the "blue material" I would maybe use it again, there is no problem with it being too hot under it. The issue is that when they put it up they didn't seal the ends and because it sat there open, it has developed a bit of mould and accumulated some dirt inside, which detracts from its looks. At our place the verandah along that end of the house is always the coolest place as it gets the breeze no matter what direction the wind is blowing from.

    If I could change anything about the design, I would not have such a big kitchen space as it is wasted (as I knew it would be) because Thai's prefer using an outside or open air kitchen. I would use the corner of the kitchen to establish a walk in pantry (what I originally wanted it to be) or it could be used to make a bathroom toilet for the bedroom that opens onto the kitchen. That way the other bathroom could be used solely for the second bedroom so each bedroom would then end up having its own bathroom and toilet.

    The louge room, while it is big, hardly gets used as everyone sits outside on the verandah or in the carport. Actually, I would probably make the carpot an outside kitchen area. I would also consider having an access to the main bedroom from its patio as it is now you need to walk through the house to get into the main bedroom.

    I would also remodel the whole back of the house where we ended up putting the Thai bathroom and toilet and where the open air kitchen has been established. Your idea of a verandah along the back is what I would do, but I would make it at least 5 metres wide and more likely out to 8 metres wide. Plenty of covered open air area for living in. It would also be my preference to leave the area under the house totally open, rather than close it in, as my missus did. But it doesn't seem to have made a big difference as the air under the house is always a lot cooler than out in the open.

    From this reply, people may get the idea that I am not happy with the house but quite the contrary, I am very happy with it and it has a "good feel" about it. But as with any new house it can always be improved with the hindsight gained once you start living in it.

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    Ootai's wife builds a house

    appreciate your reply yes I'm thinking 3 mtr verandah across back and up the side to master bedroom. also looking to put bathroom in the 2nd bedroom and where bathroom was put a door out to back verandah. The blue material you used for the verandah roof is it supposed to be sealed and how the picture looks like a 25mm air gap.

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    Smile

    I've been hopping around Teakdoor but I do enjoy the Construction threads the most .

    And I've been working through the 5 star rated threads first . Thinking they must be pretty good.

    Today I read through this thread all the way - in one session . And I have to say It's been one of my most enjoyable reads.

    Nice house .... And a LOVELY garden Mr and Mrs oo.
    Really nice , and a good tale.

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    Just want to say very nice build you have there.

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    Good progress, looking to a good house.

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    Agree with comments on a great build Ootai and your missus...........I bet the garden is a lush jungle now 555.................How has the house held up after 5 years ?

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    Yes it would be good to know how it is holding up. Looks well built.

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