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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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Exclusive Outdoor Living in Green Community, Dubai

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

Situated in the lush and leafy residential area of Green Community, Dubai, this outdoor living space is truly an extension of the indoors outdoors. Built on an area of the property that was seldom utilized, this living area is now in daily use. This tailor-made structure was specifically designed to accommodate separate areas for cooking, entertaining and dining, ticking all …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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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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 …