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Al Seef, phase one of a brand new destination has opened to the public!

In Completed Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

We are happy to announce that the first phase of the Al Seef development on Dubai Creek has been completed and open to the public. Al Seef, a leisure destination by Meraas, tells the story of Dubai through architecture and ambiance, enabling visitors to rediscover the heart of the city along its much-loved creek. With the rich Emirati heritage, history …

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El paraíso sin salir de casa

In Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Si hay un lugar que debería ser el centro de la felicidad, es el espacio habitable en el exterior. Como el gran Anton Chekhov dijo una vez: “La gente no se da cuenta de si es invierno o verano cuando está feliz”. Y es cierto. Hay pocas cosas mejores que los interminables días de relax (con sus diversas formas y …

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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 …