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Timber Fencing and Balustrades – The Sustainable Way To Go

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

When it comes to fencing off your property or parts thereof, timber fencing and balustrades have been the number one go to for ages and it isn’t hard to see why. Apart from being always in style, timber is probably the most customizable material that can be used for fencing, providing not only privacy and security but also adding to …

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Clear Treated Eucalyptus Timber

In Blog, New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Clear treated eucalyptus timber introduces softer colours and adds a modern touch to our timber and thatch outdoor living structures. Since we’ve started to incorporate this species of timber to our structural designs and proposals, it has proven itself to be a hugely popular option, especially amongst our residential clients in the Middle East as well as Europe. In stark …

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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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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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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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Luxurious outdoor living in Sotogrande, Spain

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This beautiful outdoor living area in Sotogrande was constructed at a private residence in Spain. A thatched roof of 210m² was built onto concrete columns and custom made laminated beams to complete the contemporary look the owners had in mind. The project is designed with a  fully customized living area combines the use of concrete columns and square beams to …

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Luxurious Customized Living At Home

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The unmistakeable beauty, versatility and functionality of a thatched structure becomes apparent when you first enter this ultimate customized living space. Ultra-modern and stylishly customized, this is a stunning outdoor extension of the indoors and the perfect place to relax or entertain, whichever you prefer to do. The comfortable seating area creates a brilliantly inviting ambiance – the view of …

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Shanti-Som Mediterranean Spa & Well-being Retreat

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Drawing inspiration from the ancient traditions and tropical spa rituals of the East, Shanti-Som Holistic & Wellbeing Retreat in Spain takes centuries of eastern wisdom and uses these teachings to counterbalance the stress of modern life and the tell-tale signs that it leaves behind. From the moment you arrive the retreat provides ample space to either relax in the rooms, courtyard …