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shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:22 pm

looking for a shade sail, preferably made to measure, but ready made would be ok too

does anyone know if I can buy these in Hua Hin ?

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:30 pm

http://www.castashadowasia.com/

Possibly the best, definitely not the cheapest. If you visit them on Soi 112, Darren Sherry will show you examples of their work on big housing projects, major hotels, etc. They do undertake small jobs too (even just a single awning for your house).

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm

that's great, thanks. I'll take a look when we're there. What I need is dead easy, 4.8m wide by 3.2m long, hopefully won't break the bank (or my baggage limit)

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by caller » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm

These guys are good as well, at the other end of Hua Hin, near Soi6.

http://www.huahinawning.com/en/
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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:10 pm

I can't find them (castashadow) on google street view on soi 112, and generally when I can't find on street view, I can't find period

on that website their address is given as 146/52 Petchkasem Road

any extra pointers ?
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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:13 pm

caller wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm
These guys are good as well, at the other end of Hua Hin, near Soi6.

http://www.huahinawning.com/en/
that's brilliant, thanks. Found them in one go on google street view :-) canal road towards cha-am, past soi 6, next to Roses Hotel, lots of awnings and shadey parasol-y things out front.

Thank you. Will save the gps coordinates now

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:24 pm

some helpful person PMed me, it appears that this Darren guy (from Castashadow) has gone back to Australia and the soi 112 branch has closed down, though the mother company has taken over the Hua Hin branch, I am assuming at 146/52 Petchkasem Road

I will go to Hua Hin Awnings as that's nice and easy for me to find :-)

Thanks all !!

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:09 pm

MDMK wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:24 pm
some helpful person PMed me, it appears that this Darren guy (from Castashadow) has gone back to Australia and the soi 112 branch has closed down, though the mother company has taken over the Hua Hin branch, I am assuming at 146/52 Petchkasem Road

I will go to Hua Hin Awnings as that's nice and easy for me to find :-)

Thanks all !!
Yes he PMd me too. The street address 146/52, email and mobile number are all the same as on the business card I have from Darren later last year. I won;t be driving down 112 until after Somkran to see if the branch there is now definitely empty.

Whether their service and specifications will be as good as when he fronted it I have no idea. He built the HH team, I wonder if they remain the same.

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 am

An ex-pat opens a business trains That staff and they provide good service. Then he leaves and the staff continue the business---how long does it take for the quality of work and service to deteriorate -- before he gets to the airport.

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by pegman58 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:42 pm

I bought one new and paid 140k baht from castaway... Ended up breaking my cement fence from the wind on 3 supports. Worst decision ever. Ended up having cement pillars and a proper roof built for 30k baht finished in two weeks. Good luck

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by crazy88 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:01 pm

All good Pegman. But I bet you didn't't get any skyhooks, a rock stretcher or a chocolate spanner included with the cheap option !

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:07 pm

crazy88 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:01 pm
All good Pegman. But I bet you didn't't get any skyhooks, a rock stretcher or a chocolate spanner included with the cheap option !

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Oops... Forgot the tartan paint !
:D That's funny! But anyway people who want shade sails will get shade sails. A company that installs for large developments and hotels should be trustworthy (IMO). On the other hand cheap prices will generally mean cheap spec for canvas, steel, wood and workmanship. But you wont know that until the staining, rusting and rotting a year down the line LOL.

Personally I rarely buy the cheapest or the most expensive of anything, but something in the middle that I also feel comfortable with.
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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by MDMK » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 pm

pegman58 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:42 pm
I bought one new and paid 140k baht from castaway... Ended up breaking my cement fence from the wind on 3 supports. Worst decision ever. Ended up having cement pillars and a proper roof built for 30k baht finished in two weeks. Good luck
140k baht, for a shade sail ?????? :shock: :shock: :shock: no wonder it pulled the fence down, it must be made of stainless steel at that price.

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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

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oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 am
An ex-pat opens a business trains That staff and they provide good service. Then he leaves and the staff continue the business---how long does it take for the quality of work and service to deteriorate -- before he gets to the airport.
Oh dear what a pessimist.
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Re: shade sails (where to buy?)

Post by 404cameljockey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:32 am

PET wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 am
oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 am
An ex-pat opens a business trains That staff and they provide good service. Then he leaves and the staff continue the business---how long does it take for the quality of work and service to deteriorate -- before he gets to the airport.
Oh dear what a pessimist.
Maybe realist, I guess it depends on your personal experience. I've found that farang run businesses here tend to have a stronger work/business ethic, so long as the farang constantly makes his mark on the employees (not with a whip....). There are certainly exceptions and of course there might be some slight unintended prejudice working in my mind, although I try to be impartial in judgement.

As I said, no idea how this will play out with the sail/awning company, only time tells. Reputations rest on work previously done.

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