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Contemporary Thatched Roof Project in Cape Town

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed International embarked on a very special project in Cape Town in honour of our late founding father, Louis van der Vyver. For the longest time Louis had the dream to remodel his private residence in Cape Town. Originally built in the more traditional Cape Dutch building style, Louis envisioned a modern thatched roof villa to reflect the clean …

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Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, Marbella

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

The 5-star luxury Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range is boasting with brand new thatched daybed cabanas. Conveniently situated at pool’s edge, providing welcome shade to guests and patrons. Cape Reed also renovated the penthouse cabanas of this esteemed establishment, in the process removing the original brezo cover of the existing gazebos …

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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, ambiance and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that …