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    Shade for terrace

    Hi
    My missus has got the idea to make kinda shade over our terrace (which is about 18 sqm) and I like the idea. So we want to cover the terrace with this kinda green shade made of pvc? or?:



    - has anyone experience in how to do? For information this is the terrace:



    ... and it would look nice, wouldn't it?

    - mai pen rai cos TIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by jks
    and it would look nice, wouldn't it?
    For a year or 2.

    The green netting is real cheap, you would need to go to a welding shop to get the framework made up.

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    Yeah... netting needs replacing every couple of years, but your're right - it is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jks
    and it would look nice, wouldn't it?
    For a year or 2.

    The green netting is real cheap, you would need to go to a welding shop to get the framework made up.
    Hmm, think that the shade at Chom Dao has been there for several years? Maybe possible to find something similar but stronger and longer life??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jks





    ... and it would look nice, wouldn't it?
    Do you have any pictures overlooking your pond? Taken from the house walls outwards.

    If you don't have the view/pond your "missus" is in for a disappointment.

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    Looks like polycarbonate sheet which is widely used for sun shade use.

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    ^I was going to suggest the same as you can get it in different colours

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    In oz we call them pergolas. Here's a link with some photos of different designs;


    Pergola Land - Tailored Outdoor Living

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    is your terrace in full sun? that green stuff lets a fair bit of heat through

    make up a framework and put thin bamboo rods on top; looks good and is excellent shade

    then plant a vigorous climber and within a couple of years you will have a nice shade and hanging flowers too
    I have reported your post

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    ^A far better plan. Cooler and much nicer looking.

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    I talked to the supplier from GE at Architect 2011 and their warranty is for 10 years. Each brand is different. I think it looks better for commercial applications though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    I talked to the supplier from GE at Architect 2011 and their warranty is for 10 years. Each brand is different. I think it looks better for commercial applications though.
    Thx Humbert - GE at Architect 2011? Who are they - I can live with a warrenty for 10 yrs ;-)

    But what kinda shade is that? Do they have a homepage?

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    I'm in the same process myself.
    But I'm looking for a 54m2 monster (6x9).
    Offers from builders have been between 90.000 Baht and 200.000 Baht!
    For 3 steel legs, some beams and the plastic sheeting.
    (The 2nd side is fixed on the house, if anybody wonders why I want to go with "only" 3 legs.)

    Decided to do it myself after I checked "global" and came up with 20.000 Baht for Material, excl. paint.

    One of the builders mentioned that he can get that wavy plastic sheeting in full 9m long.
    That would be great, as the rain water would run down onto the lawn on both sides.
    The other builders wanted to use 6m, putting it in the other direction.
    But that would mean, that the rain water would run down onto the neighbors property.
    Therefore I would need an extra drain pipe, what they've probably been hoping for.

    Generally did I get the feeling, they try to sell, what they have plenty left over (probably no good) and design in a way, that makes it unnecessary complicated (expensive).

    But I'm drifting off...

    Long post, short question:
    Where can I get 9meter long plastic roofing sheets around Rayong/ Pattaya or prob. Chonburi?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Cooler and much nicer looking.
    Agreed, a good air flow is essential The Plastic roofing will make you broil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon777
    One of the builders mentioned that he can get that wavy plastic sheeting in full 9m long.
    I think he lied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amazon777
    One of the builders mentioned that he can get that wavy plastic sheeting in full 9m long.
    I think he lied.
    But 6m should be possible?
    The guys at Global swore that you can only buy 2,40m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jks
    Thx Humbert - GE at Architect 2011? Who are they - I can live with a warrenty for 10 yrs ;-) But what kinda shade is that? Do they have a homepage?
    I'll look it up and post it for you here tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jks





    ... and it would look nice, wouldn't it?
    Do you have any pictures overlooking your pond? Taken from the house walls outwards.

    If you don't have the view/pond your "missus" is in for a disappointment.
    Don't think there would be any disappointmen - and the view is still good! Only other pictures from housewall is these:







    Maybe these help a little??


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    do a carport at the same time.

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    ^Yes, thanks, it makes all the difference knowing the overall site. You should get a breeze as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brouhaha View Post
    do a carport at the same time.
    Oh yes, just have to be on the other (left) side of the entrance - but I don't have any car to put in the carport ;-)

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    Where are you located? I assume you will find a local patio / awning contractor to do all the work? You will need them to design the support structure according to your requirements. You should ask them to look at the specs for a range of polycarbonate suppliers. They can give you the product info for GE products and others to review. GE is the manufacturer of the sheet product but you will be working with a fabricator of your choice.

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    but why use ugly materials when there is so much better out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    but why use ugly materials when there is so much better out there
    Yes, but you can come up with some decent designs using polycarbonate. I've seen plenty of teakwood abortions too.




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    try these guys

    Manufacturer of awnings, umbrellas, shade sails in Phuket Thailand

    pm me for a possible discount a mate is a partner so maybe....

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