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Introducing our new square cut timber beams

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

In keeping up with ever evolving design trends in our line of work, we recently extended our product range to include square cut timber in our designs and structures. A number of clients have already opted for this new style and we just love the result! A fully customized living area combines the use of concrete columns and square beams …

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5 Ways To Glam Up Your Garden

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

It’s not hard at all to add a bit of glam to your garden. A little bit of creative thinking can go a long way and it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. Here are five ways to use timber to glam up your garden this summer. A rustic timber lath screen is a great way to separate areas in …

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Cape Reed Announces New Commercial Projects!

In Completed Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

We are proud to announce two new commercial projects for which we have been contracted. We have already started construction on the banks of Dubai Creek on the Marsa Al Seef project. This project will focus on re-creating and maintaining the historical trading, crafts and tourist traditions of Dubai and will be built on a stretch of 4,5km along the …

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Happiness is a great outdoor living space!

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If there’s one place that should be the centre of your happiness, it’s your outdoor living space. As the great Anton Chekhov once said “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”. And it’s true. Few things are better than endless days of relaxation (in its many ways and forms) in your own private paradise. Taking full …

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10 Pergola Ideas For Home

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Pergolas are often overlooked when it comes to adding function, detail or structure to your property. Pergolas are extremely versatile, these structures are rarely limited by creative designs or tricky construction areas which make them the perfect asset for any outdoor space! A fantastic way to add functionality to a space that is rarely used. 2.  An excellent shading option …

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Poolside Recreational Development in Jumeirah

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

A brand new poolside recreational area and outdoor kitchen was created to utilize this Jumeirah property in Dubai to its full potential. We were approached by a client with the request to fill in the blank space next to his swimming pool at his villa in Jumeirah, Dubai. The Cape Reed team got to work and constructed this beautiful outdoor …

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Benahavis Hills, Andalusia, Spain

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Located in a privileged position with spectacular views across the Mediterranean coastline, Benahavis Hills is only a stones throw away from the historic Andalucian village of Benahavis, so renowned for its gastronomic restaurants that it is often called the dining room of the Costa del Sol! A seed was planted with residents in Spain when Cape Reed recently constructed a …

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Luxurious outdoor living in Sotogrande, Spain

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This beautiful outdoor living area was constructed at a private residence in Sotogrande. A thatched roof of 210m² was built onto concrete columns and custom made laminated beams to complete the contemporary look the owners had in mind. This outdoor living area overlooks the swimming pool and is tailor-made for luxurious entertainment at home that affords the residents the perfect …

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Luxurious Outdoor Living at Home

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

The overwhelming need to entertain and relax in the comfort of home in such a paradise planted the seed for a tailor-made outdoor living space for a property in The Villa Community, Dubai. Mainly motivated by the idea of having a suitable area at home that would reduce the need to go somewhere else to have fun, local company Cape …

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Add a thatched gazebo to your outdoor space!

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The addition of a thatched roof gazebo to your property is a great way to extend your outdoor living space and an excellent way to add value to your property whilst improving your quality of life. Besides being aesthetically pleasing and creating a focal point in the garden, a thatched gazebo creates a shaded place in your garden that can …