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 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.
The Jonkershuis Bistro at Groot Constantia, Cape Town is one of the oldest thatched roof buildings in South Africa.
The required angle of pitch of a thatched roof ensures ample space for loft rooms to be incorporated.
A thatched roof creates ample space for a loft room.
The excellent insulation qualities of thatch eliminates the need for additional insulating materials.
No need for insulation when you have a thatched roof.
A well-built thatched roof is naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly.
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.
The versatility of the thatch means that it can be used for various types of buildings from beach resorts to garden gazebos.
Thatch roof cabanas are situated all throughout the Sofitel Hotel & Resort in Dubai.
This poolhouse in Sotogrande doubles up as an outdoor living space.
What once used to be a under-used swimming pool is now a popular hang-out in a Dubai garden.
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.