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Outdoor Living On The Palm Jumeirah

In Outdoor Inspiration, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, this waterfront outdoor living area is perfectly positioned to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. This beautiful thatched gazebo with square structural timber beams sports a double roof design that allows free movement of air, providing excellent ventilation and air circulation in an area prone to high humidity. Working alongside award winning …

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Spectacular Outdoor Transformation

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

One would think in order to escape the ever present Middle Eastern heat and humidity a swimming pool would be an absolute necessity. However, one VIP client in Jumeirah Islands (Dubai) had a different idea. In this instance our client approached us with a very specific request to investigate ways in which to transform their swimming pool. Due to its …

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Low-Maintenance Gardens For Landlords

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

With the increase in people renting their homes, more and more landlords are entering the real estate investment market, and it’s becoming necessary for property owners to differentiate their offerings from others with more attractive options. After all, the mark of a truly savvy and experienced landlord is a beautiful, low-maintenance rental property for a low overall investment. To attract …

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5 Ways To Enclose Your Outdoor Living Space

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

A covered outdoor living space is a great addition to any garden landscape. These living spaces provide shelter from the elements and are a great way to extend your indoor living environment to the outdoors. Cape Reed International’s creative team of designers and craftsmen are experts in creating an outdoor living space specific to each client’s need and budget. Depending …

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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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15 Customized Outdoor Kitchens to Spice Up Your Life

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Those among us who have tried it, will tell you that al fresco cooking is much more fun and adventurous than the conventional indoor version we are used to. Especially when the weather is pleasant and warm, dining outside is quite satisfying and surprisingly refreshing! An outdoor kitchen can range from an elaborate set-up with plenty seating, serving and cooking …

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Outdoor living in Meadows Community, Dubai

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

With a great view of the lake bordering this property in Meadows Community (Dubai) one home owner had the envisioned a cool and comfortable area in which to sit back and enjoy the absolute tranquility and beauty of the area surrounding his property. As experts in the creation of customized outdoor living spaces, the local Cape Reed team accepted the challenge …

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St Tropez Log Cabin, France

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

The St Tropez project is for an existing client that was so impressed with the chalet we constructed that he wanted more Cape Reed structures on his property. We constructed a timber log cabin (gym) with a thatch roof (114.5m²). The Gym with terrace has a floor area of approx. 120m² which includes a semi-shaded pergola of 16m² over the terrace. We …

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Introducing our new square 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 timber in our designs and structures. Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable. A number of clients have already opted for this new style and we …