Welcome to Cape Reed International

As the European branch of parent company Cape Reed International, Cape Reed SL has been operational in Spain since 2008 and has since become well known for our exquisite pool entertaining areas, luxury outdoor entertainment areas and overall exterior architecture with natural, sustainable materials.

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Our vision

Placing specific emphasis on quality workmanship and structures, our expert thatchers and carpenters use only the best materials for our natural thatch and timber structures. Our structural timber is harvested from FSC managed forests and pressure treated with Tanalith® E (TanE) wood preservative to ensure an environmentally friendly durable and high-quality product.

Furthermore, we exclusively use cape reed thatch (thamnochortus insignis) harvested from organic farms for our natural thatched structures. This specific type of thatch reigns supreme when it comes to insulation, resistance to rot and longevity compared to other thatching materials. Cape Reed SL partners with Endureed whenever a client or project requires synthetic thatch.

International Company Our offices are strategically located in Europe (Malaga), the Middle East (Dubai) and Africa (Cape Town) to effectively offer our exterior design, supply and installation services to clients anywhere in the world.

Quality Guaranteed Our commitment to only use material of exceptional quality, paired with our extensive experience and work ethic, enables us to guarantee our structures for 15 years with confidence.

Eco-Friendly Construction Since we firmly believe that being environmentally friendly is not only a commitment but a lifestyle, eco-friendly, natural materials that has been sustainably sourced, form the heart of our hard landscaping structures.

Custom Designs Our experienced team of designers, supported by our in-house architect and structural engineer, will design your outdoor entertainment area according to your requirements, considering environmental factors and local building regulations as stipulated.

Services We offer our wide range of services to both the residential and commercial markets and include structures and applications such as:

  • Thatch Roofing
  • Thatched Wooden Gazebos
  • Wooden Car Ports
  • Pavilion, Garden Arbour, Pergola Bar, and various other Outdoor Structures
  • Hardwood Decking with Balustrading and Banister
  • Timber Cladding for Interior and Exterior
  • Timber Lath Fencing
  • Synthetic Thatch Roofing
  • Cape Reed Thatch Tile Umbrellas
  • Custom Timber and Thatch Playstructures
  • Wooden Bridges, Walkways and Jetties
  • Decorative Lath Application
  • Timber Furniture and Daybeds
  • Cape Reed Fireshield Coating

Our mission

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Nature’s Gift: Cape Reed

At the heart of Cape Reed International’s creations lies their primary roofing material – cape reed (thamnochortus insignis). This unique thatching material thrives solely on the southern tip of the African continent, making it an exclusive and sought-after resource.

Their structures are more than just aesthetically pleasing; they are built to withstand the test of time. All structural timber used in their creations is sourced from sustainable forests. This conscientious approach ensures not only the durability of the wooden structures but also the preservation of the very resources they depend on.

Marrying Tradition with Technology

Cape Reed International seamlessly merges traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. From the initial design phase to the final stages of construction, the company employs the latest techniques to ensure each project meets the highest standards of quality and innovation.

Fire-Resistant Innovation

Safety is paramount in every Cape Reed International project. Their innovative fire-retardant thatching method incorporates a fire-resistant cloth (Firebloc) into the thatch during construction. This remarkable material can withstand temperatures of up to 500°C, providing peace of mind to inhabitants. Moreover, the application of Cape Reed Fireshield enhances fire resistance. This chemical application, meeting international health and safety standards, is expertly sprayed onto both exterior and interior surfaces.

Exclusive Living, Global Impact

Cape Reed International has brought exclusive living to properties worldwide. From private villas and luxurious 5-star hotels in the Middle East to charming chateaus and exquisite resorts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, the company’s footprint spans continents. Its structures are more than just buildings; they are true testaments to the union of nature’s wonders and human innovation.

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