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The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

In Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Once used as a popular roofing material because of the readily availability of reeds and straw, the many benefits of a thatched roof contribute to make this form of roofing not only one of the oldest in the world, but also one of the best! Radiating a touch of nature, ambience and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that …

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TanE Timber Treatment – why we use it

In New Products by Louise van Niekerk

Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable and with the proper timber treatment, can last for many years. Timber plays an important role in our construction process and makes out a big percentage of Cape Reed structures. In order for us to ensure a high-quality, durable product, all …

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Spain's Gran Melia Don Pepe Renovated for Summer

In Completed Projects, Travel Destinations by Louise van Niekerk

The 5-star luxury Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range recently had their penthouse gazebos renovated just in time for the summer rush to the Costa del Sol. The original brezo roof covers of the existing gazebos were completely removed and replaced with the much more durable cape reed thatch. To finish …