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8 Creative Uses For Timber Laths

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you’re looking for an affordable way to add a bit of rustic chic to your garden, look no further than the humble timber lath. Being a natural resource, it is both eco-friendly and sustainable and often less expensive than other decorative items. But what we just absolutely love about these simple pieces of timber, is the many ways in …

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10 Thatched Gazebo Ideas for Your Backyard

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A thatched gazebo is a great addition to any garden or landscape. Depending entirely on the purpose you want it to fulfill, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to your own private thatched addition. Whether you simply require a shaded shelter from the elements, a beautiful focal point in your garden or a space in which to relax …

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7 Outdoor Ideas To Get Your Home Summer Ready

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

There can be little doubt that summer is the season when Spain comes alive. Blessed with a lovely climate and an exquisite natural environment, the best part of summer is the time one gets to spend outside. Although there is a plethora of outdoor activities one can engage in during the summer, spending time outdoors does not necessarily need to …

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Timber Products and Material

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Apart from being specialists in creating bespoke timber structures, Cape Reed International also offers a wide range of ready-made timber products and timber material to the public. These products are available to clients across Europe and the Middle East. Our durable timber landscaping items are designed to allow you to shape your outdoor living space to suit your unique needs …

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Clear Treated Eucalyptus Timber

In Blog, New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Clear treated eucalyptus timber introduces softer colours and adds a modern touch to our timber and thatch outdoor living structures. Since we’ve started to incorporate this species of timber to our structural designs and proposals, it has proven itself to be a hugely popular option, especially amongst our residential clients in the Middle East as well as Europe. In stark …

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Creative Garden Design Ideas For Environmentalists

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then it should be seen as your opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint through creative, eco-friendly designs. For instance, up to 29% of carbon emissions are directly linked to the food industry. By designing a garden based on feeding your family, you are significantly reducing your environmental impact while creating an interesting and …

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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A report by Global Green Growth Institute shows environmental degradation costs governments and landowners over $10.6 trillion a year, translating to 17% of the world’s GDP. The natural resources have been overlooked and under-protected, leading to considerable economic and social impacts. Environmental sustainability cannot be separated from commercial viability. Both elements must be embraced to create an eco-friendly world. If you’re dreaming …

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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute, Current by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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Light Your Deck Like a Pro: 6 Tips & Ideas

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

When thinking about deck lighting, a lot of people consider it to be a finishing touch or an afterthought of deck design. The truth is, if you light up all the right spots on your deck, there’s very little left for you to do. Just throw in a decent-looking table and a few durable chairs, and you’ve made yourself an …

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Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

In Current, New Projects, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will be a hideaway resort that will rank amongst the best in its class in the Caribbean. The resort is surrounded by the Cabrits National Park, an area best known for its natural beauty. Home to 365 rivers, waterfalls and hot springs, the Commonwealth of Dominica is renowned for its natural beauty and eco-tourism. Located …

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Bluewaters

In Current, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Bluewaters is a man-made mixed use island located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, forms the unique centerpiece of this development that is poised to become one of the world’s largest tourism hotspots. With an exclusive selection of premium apartments, penthouses, and townhouses available for the very first time, Bluewaters is a …

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Las Dunas Park Costa Del Sol

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the beach in Estepona (Spain), Las Dunas Park is an upscale urbanization in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Situated alongside the beautiful beach is a communal swimming pool and garden with 12 poolside cabins as well as a beach bar. These structures were recently revamped and all of the roof structures replaced by authentic cape reed …