Dubai Safari African Village Thatched Building

The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

In Outdoor Inspirationby 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, ambiance and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that goes hand-in-hand with a traditional thatched roof. Here are five reasons why you should consider this humble, renewable and sustainable material when building a roof:

A well maintained Cape Reed thatched roof is extremely durable and could last up to 50 years.

Dubai Safari African Village Thatched Building

Dubai Safari African Village Thatched Building

The excellent insulation qualities of thatch eliminates the need for additional insulating materials.

Xpark Jr Enclosed Thatched Restaurant

Xpark Jr Enclosed Thatched Restaurant

A well-built thatched roof is naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly.

Shanti-Som Well-Being Retreat Thatched Gable Entrance

Shanti-Som Well-Being Retreat Thatched Gable Entrance

The naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly thatched roofs of luxury chalets at Sir Bani Yas Resort in Abu Dhabi blends in beautifully with the natural surroundings.

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resort Rustic Thatched Chalet

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resort Rustic Thatched Chalet

The versatility of the thatch means that it can be used for various types of buildings from beach resorts to garden gazebos.

Gran Melia Don Pepe Thatched Poolside Daybed Cabanas

Gran Melia Don Pepe Thatched Poolside Daybed Cabanas

Thatch roof cabanas are situated all throughout the Sofitel Hotel & Resort in Dubai.

Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa Poolside Thatched Daybed Cabanas

Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa Poolside Thatched Daybed Cabanas

This poolhouse in Sotogrande doubles up as an outdoor living space.

Thatched living area in a whitewash finish

Thatched living area in a whitewash finish

By choosing a thatched roof you not only have the benefit of all of the above advantages, but also contribute to a greener environment and get to experience the true meaning of Exclusive Living. Naturally.