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The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

In Outdoor Inspiration by 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, ambience and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that …

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TanE Timber Treatment – why we use it

In New Products by Louise van Niekerk

Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable and with the proper timber treatment, can last for many years. Timber plays an important role in our construction process and makes out a big percentage of Cape Reed structures. In order for us to ensure a high-quality, durable product, all …

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Spain's Gran Melia Don Pepe Renovated for Summer

In Completed Projects, Travel Destinations by Louise van Niekerk

The 5-star luxury Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range recently had their penthouse gazebos renovated just in time for the summer rush to the Costa del Sol. The original brezo roof covers of the existing gazebos were completely removed and replaced with the much more durable cape reed thatch. To finish …

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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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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 …