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!
- A well maintained Cape Reed thatched roof is extremely durable and could last up to 50 years.
- The required angle of pitch of a thatched roof ensures ample space for loft rooms to be incorporated.
- The excellent insulation qualities of thatch eliminate the need for additional insulating materials.
- A well-built thatched roof is naturally waterproof, UV-proof and environmentally friendly.
- The versatility of the thatch means that it can be used for various types of buildings from beach resorts to garden gazebos.
Our primary roofing material, Thamnochortus Insignis (cape thatching reed) only grows on the Southern tip of the African content. The cape reed plant must grow for an average of six years before it is harvested. The growth period for other thatching material averages only six months. There are many advantages for this slower rate of growth – the inner material of the plant grows solid and stable with an extremely high density. As a result, the product has a much higher natural resistance to rotting and general decay compared to other conventional thatching materials.
This material is 100% organic and thus truly sustainable.