We have been constructing thatched roof structures for the past two decades and have since been established as world leaders in this field.
Radiating a touch of nature, ambience and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that goes hand-in-hand with a traditional thatched roof. Defined as the covering of a roof with plant stems, there are many benefits to a thatched roof that contribute in making this form of roofing not only one of the oldest in the world, but also one of the best!Read more about Thatching
Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable and with the proper timber treatment, can last for many years. Timber plays an important role in our construction process and forms a big percentage of Cape Reed structures.
In order for us to ensure a high-quality, durable product, all of our structural timber is harvested from sustainable forests (where 165,000 new trees are planted annually) and then pressure treated to the highest quality standards. This in turn ensures not only the preservation of the timber but also the health and safety of our clients.Read more about our Timber Construction
Traditionally, a thatched roof would be covered by a natural product but as with so many aspects these days, the advantages of synthetic materials in modern construction methods cannot be ignored.
Geographically the areas in the world that have higher rainfall or higher humidity, yield shorter life spans for natural thatched roofs. Moisture, in combination with the sun’s UV rays cause natural thatch roofs to dry and decay much faster than what would normally be the case.Read more about our Synthetic Thatch
The Cape Reed design team is a dynamic group of highly skilled and experienced professionals that forms a crucial link between the sales team and the operations team. They are closely involved in every construction that is completed by Cape Reed International, from client briefing right up to the final product.
Our team of designers, architect, structural engineer and technical draughtsmen work directly with our own sales team as well as third party architects and consultants to develop and produce conceptual designs, structural calculations, technical drawings, 3D models and as-built drawings to professionally visualise the client’s design, idea or concept.Read more about our Turnkey Designs
Apart from being specialists in creating bespoke timber structures, Cape Reed International also offers a wide range of ready-made timber products and timber material to the public.Read more about our Timber Products
Cape Reed International is proud to present a unique fire retardant in the form of Cape Reed Fireshield, a specially formulated chemical that can be applied to both thatch and timber to significantly increase resistance to fire.
Cape Reed Fireshield is manufactured by the world leader in the supply of fire retardants for natural materials and other fabrics, i.e. Magma Industries. The manufacturing process is ISO 9001:2000 certified and complies with OECD guidelines during manufacturing and application processes.Read more about our Fireshield Product