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    Modifying the front of a Shop House

    My lady has a single wide shop house in Pattaya. It is used as a laundry.
    It has an open front, with a metal roll down door to lock the pace up when she is away.

    The heat from the laundry operations during the summer especially is the main reason it is an 'open' front. However, during the rainy season (now) the rain blows into the shop. Not a flood problem, it is raised above the street level.
    But it obviously plays havoc with the operations.

    So, she wants to do something about it. I have suggested installing a drop down tarp or clear vinyl sheet that can be rolled up and tied back when not in use. Hoping such a thing can be mounted inside the existing roll down door.

    She has suggested installing something like sliding patio doors to look nicer and be more permanent. I would have no problem with that if it is not too expensive, but I don't have a clue as to where to go have it done.

    So, I am looking for original ideas or some help in determining relative costs and advantages, disadvantages of one method or another.

    Anyone out thre with experince in the topic?

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    who is your "lady"?

    is she your wife or g/f?

    sliding patio doors would be great for her, they are extremely cheap for farang

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    There's a shop on Pattaya Tai, between soi ghopai and the petrol station, on the south side of the road that custom fabricates aluminium doors and windows.

    They should be able to give you a quote, sorry, can't help with prices.

    I'm sure there are other shops around.

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    Sliding glass patio around 11 to 12k fitted, swing door around 15 to 16k fitted.

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    Clear doors for shophouse

    Re: Dr. ANDY

    My lady is my live-in partner.
    We are not married, nor do we plan to be.
    Thank you for the sliding patio door suggestion.

    Re: SandMike:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Can you be more specific about location, for example relative to how close to Sukhimvit, or 3rd Road or 2nd Road? I am not familiar with much of Pattaya Tai out past TukCom. However, the subject laundry location is near Pattaya Tai.

    Re: DD

    15k to 16k seems reasonable enough. She expects to pay for it from profits at the laundry. My suggestion would be to avoid a swing-opening door. My condo has a two-pair full-wide sliding door opening to the balcony. Outside segments fixed, inside segments slide open, meeting in the center to lock. Something like that I think would be ideal.

    Closed in with a swing door would lock in the heat from operations of the washer, dryer, ironing.

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