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selfconstructAn authentic ‘stepped ‘ thatched roof at a fraction of the cost and effort of installing a traditional thatch roof. No maintenance or cleaning necessary..

It’s a DIY product – no thatching skills are required. Tiles are easily clipped on and are inexpensive to replace, simply clip out the old tile and clip on a new one.

The polyurethane mix, the type and quality of Cape reed and the manufacturing process is geared towards making stronger, better quality thatch products that will last longer..

Creates U.V. protected, cool shade when it’s hot and retains the heat when it’s cold..

The Clip design allows the tiles to lift up and down on the steel bars to accommodate wind uplift. They withstand harsh weather including high winds, rain and snow.

  • The polyurethane mix, the type and quality of Cape reed and the manufacturing process is geared towards making stronger, better quality thatch products that will last longer.
  • The Clip design allows the tiles to lift up and down on the steel bars to accommodate wind uplift. They withstand harsh weather including high winds, rain and snow.
  • Creates U.V. protected, cool shade when it’s hot and retains the heat when it’s cold.
Natural, environmentally friendly products. See benefits of Cape Reed Thatch
  • Cape thatching reed has a solid core quite unlike other grasses that have a hollow core.
  • Cape thatching reed is more fire resistant than alternative thatching materials.
  • A structure, professionally thatched with Cape thatching reed, will last for a period of at least 30 years in humid conditions and twice as long in a dry inland climate. This is a very conservative estimate, some roofs in South Africa have lasted for 70 years and longer.
  • Because of its unique properties, Cape thatching reed can conform to curving and undulating surfaces like no other roofing material.
  • Cape thatching reed will not bend when pressed tightly. This gives it better sealing properties. while when tightly pressed grasses tend to bend, reducing their sealing properties.
  • A roof professionally thatched with Cape thatching reed is far less susceptible to wind damage while high velocity winds can damage grass and palm thatched roofs.
  • Aesthetically, Cape thatching reed is recognized as being a most beautiful roofing material.
  • Harvesting from the selected areas is controlled and managed in order to promote sustainability .
  • Cape Reed Thatch offers years of natural beauty. It has a typical life span of around 20 years.
  • Being a natural product, a thatched roof will allow moisture to escape due to its ability to breathe.
  • The natural insulation properties of thatch provide fantastic thermal efficiency. Natural thatch will provide the coolest shade in summer while efficiently retain maximum heat during the cooler seasons.
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