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    Roofing Material

    I would like to know what is the best roofing material to cover your roof with that keeps out the most heat. I have tile on part of my house and some sort of steel covering over the other part. The long steel (not sure of material} sheets seem to be cooler in the house then rooms under the clay tile. Inside the house I have 9 foot ceilings that are dry wall, taped and painted. All advice welcome. Thank you John

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    Insulate is the best option regardless of roofing material, it's gonna be burning hot at midday so you need to block that heat.

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    Insulation guide

    Although this is for a North American house, it should give you some tips on how to insulate and use reflective barriers in the LoS


    GETTING HOME ENERGY SAVINGS

    I found this has lots of info thru the threads.

    KCC

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    both will be hot , but the steel will cool down quicker at night, the concrete ones will take longer to heat up but will retain the heat longer.

    insulate on top of ceiling plasterboard if using air con.

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    I have a mate in Spain that covered part of his roof with mirrors.
    I,ve just mailed him for pics, but the mail came back.

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    I finally got tried of the life in Pattaya and bought land in Petchabun.
    Now I want to build a house!
    Externally, much like a traditional Thai home.
    Internally, lots of electrical outlets and air conditioning.
    Anybody have any suggestions as to where I might find a good floor plan for 3 bedrooms, 2 or 3 bathrooms, ALSO a study so i can get some work done?

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    Not a big house, but!!!

    Saw your reply & this is what I have modified from the GF house 3 bedrooms 2 bath and an office/study etc.
    Just an Idea that it took from the GF floor plan and added / modified it.

    This is the original floor plan:


    This is my version:


    Just a note I have drawn these in autocad and they are representations of the plans sent by my GF. and should be used as reference only.

    KCC
    Moved back to LOS, living in Issan

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