African Village thatched building with lath fencing

The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

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 goes hand-in-hand with a traditional thatched roof. Here are five reasons why you should consider this humble, renewable and sustainable material when building a roof:

A well maintained Cape Reed thatch roof is extremely durable and could last up to 50 years.

The excellent insulation qualities of thatch eliminates the need for additional insulating materials.

A well-built thatch structure is naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly.

The naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly thatched roofs of luxury chalets at Sir Bani Yas Resort in Abu Dhabi blends in beautifully with the natural surroundings.

The versatility of the thatch means that it can be used for various types of buildings from beach resorts to garden gazebos.

Thatch roof cabanas are situated all throughout the Sofitel Hotel & Resort in Dubai.

This poolhouse in Sotogrande doubles up as an outdoor living space.

By choosing a thatched roof you not only have the benefit of all of the above advantages, but also contribute to a greener environment and get to experience the true meaning of Exclusive Living. Naturally.