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Beat The Heat

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If asked to list the benefits of building a shading structure, like a pergola or gazebo, in your garden, most people would probably come up with the same answers. A cool place to sit under on a sunny day and also an attractive focal point in the garden to beat the heat. What almost no one would guess is that …

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Sustainable Shading

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHADING STRUCTURE FOR YOUR GARDEN CAN BENEFIT BOTH YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT There will be questions on shape and design, on size and colour, but there is one question that often goes overlooked, despite it being one of the most important of all: what effect will your choice have on the environment? Lets talk sustainable shading. Barely …

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Welcome to Dubai’s most unique venue… Welcome to The Island

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Cape Reed Group of Companies, a world leader in the construction and installation of exclusive tailor-made timber and thatch structures, has completed work on the only commercially developed island on The World. The Royal Island Beach Club, a Caribbean-style beach club aimed at high-flyers, is the first commercial development to open on Dubai’s famous offshore island project The World. With a …

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Mediterranean Residential – Marbella

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Cape Reed completed this project with 5 members in 23 days in Urbanization – Los Monteros, Marbella, Spain. It took more than 1000 nuts and bolts to form the structure with 200 specially selected and pressure treated poles. During the thatching process 5000 bundles of thatch together with 682 meter’s Twine and 120m² of our special fire retardant Fireshield was …

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Table Fine Restaurant, U-Bay, Jounieh, Lebanon

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North of Beirut, with Mount Lebanon at its back and a spectacular view of Jounieh Bay before it, Table Fine Restaurant brings Mediterranean cuisine to the upper echelons of fine dining. Set in an opulent, refurbished old Lebanese house along Jounieh’s Old Road, Table Fine’s offering is the result of head chef Jerome Serres’ imperative that all of us should …

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Sir Bani Yas: Rated One of the Best New Hotels in the World

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The Cape Reed Group of Companies completed the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resort in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2013.  This project was recently voted as one of the world’s best new hotels by world renowned travel magazine and market leader, Travel + Leisure. Barely an hour’s flight from the dizzying towers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Anantara’s Al Sahel Villa …