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Cape Reed International and Katsura Garden Design Collaboration

In Blog, New Products, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

As world leaders in creating a desired lifestyle, the Cape Reed team in Spain recently teamed up with international landscape design company, Katsura Garden Design. Cape Reed’s eco-friendly, sustainable timber and thatch structures pair exceptionally well with the East Asiatic influence of Katsura’s design principles, turning ordinary gardens into extraordinary outdoor living spaces that transpire not only beauty in 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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Creative Garden Design Ideas For Environmentalists

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then it should be seen as your opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint through creative, eco-friendly  design ideas. For instance, up to 29% of carbon emissions are directly linked to the food industry. By designing a garden based on feeding your family, you are significantly reducing your environmental impact while creating …

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Our new square timber daybeds

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Isn’t it time you spoil yourself with the pleasure of daydreaming in the privacy and tranquility of your own garden…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. Our square timber daybeds are stylish yet functional and make for a …

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5 Ways To Glam Up Your Garden

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A little bit of creative thinking can go a long way and it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. It’s not hard at all to add a bit of glam to your garden. 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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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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Mediterranean Residential – Marbella

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

Cape Reed completed this seaside 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 …