Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:09 pm

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Mr Curious wrote:also gotta wonder why anyone would prefer metal or cement roofing to thatch, thatch is a natural for native feel, hell at least COVER the modern home depot/EVERYONE has it manufactured roofing. Next I'll read that someone hates all the bamboo they see stuff built with. Personally the new look is a bit too cookie cutter for me. I also hate places built ALL in one short time period. I'm afraid one day all you'll see is the brick slathered with cement block houses. I treasure the old wood buildings and French colonials. Hmmm, LIttle Boxes just popped into my head for some reason, haha.
got to agree, i loved the thatch roof shack look, with wood everywhere, not a fan of the tin roof and concrete buildings
was talking about it earlier with my mate actually
Thatch roofs are a much bigger fire hazard, and need more maintenance I guess
tbh you can get fire retardant sprays to treat the thatch to prevent fires, lasts 5-7 years, not sure how available this is in Cambodia though lol
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby shnoukieBRO » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:22 pm

All these efforts, but no Brits coz of the Brexit..... :BangHead:
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby Bertros » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:04 pm

shnoukieBRO wrote:All these efforts, but no Brits coz of the Brexit..... :BangHead:


sooooo...that's a good thing. :stir:

right?


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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby shnoukieBRO » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:40 pm

Bertros wrote:
shnoukieBRO wrote:All these efforts, but no Brits coz of the Brexit..... :BangHead:


sooooo...that's a good thing. :stir:

right?


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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby taabarang » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:10 pm

Cool boxing guy said, "thatch is a natural for native feel..."

Yeah, I like its looks too, but I'm afraid the thatch that you are familiar with in England is far superior to what is made here. First because of the introduction of new roofing products the skill is being lost. Each s'beou has to be tightly woven to be water resistant. Plus the price has risen considerably. Each meter long piece of thatch (s'boeu) used to cost 1000 riels when I first bought it, four years ago it had risen to $1. Most importantly it rotted quickly and had to be replaced every two years. Now our porch has a zinc(amer eng)roof which is easy to repair. Locals put styrofoam in gasoline to form a pliable putty which quickly dries. Yeah, thatch looks nice, but it's nicer in England.
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:13 pm

taabarang wrote:Cool boxing guy said, "thatch is a natural for native feel..."

Yeah, I like its looks too, but I'm afraid the thatch that you are familiar with in England is far superior to what is made here. First because of the introduction of new roofing products the skill is being lost. Each s'beou has to be tightly woven to be water resistant. Plus the price has risen considerably. Each meter long piece of thatch (s'boeu) used to cost 1000 riels when I first bought it, four years ago it had risen to $1. Most importantly it rotted quickly and had to be replaced every two years. Now our porch has a zinc(amer eng)roof which is easy to repair. Locals put styrofoam in gasoline to form a pliable putty which quickly dries. Yeah, thatch looks nice, but it's nicer in England.
yeah, even in England it is nearly all but now a distant memory apart from some old cottages out in the country
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby taabarang » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:28 pm

One other drawback-rats loved to make their nests and raise their offspring in it.
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby Username Taken » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:57 pm

On the plus side, these locally made grass roofs suppress the sound of a heavy rain. Can't say the same for the zincalume or tin roofs.
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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby bolueeleh » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:15 am

since we are on the topic of roofing, just install the roofing below and be done with it

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Re: Sihanoukville Beach Front New Look + Dolphin Shack

Postby Hilaryclintonmaxipad » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:27 am

Coming from australia beaches and sun are just normal it realy takes soneone from the northern hemesphere to appriciate sihnoukvilles beach chairs.

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