With regular and proper maintenance, a genuine Cape Reed thatch roof and wooden structures can last for 50 years and longer.

It is recommended to have your Cape Reed thatch roofing inspected and serviced every five years.

When thatched to a thickness of 180mm and a minimum pitch of 35°, a Cape Reed thatch roof is 100% waterproof.

We design, supply and install high quality, sustainable wooden structures and thatching for all types of properties across the globe. These include, thatch roofing, wooden pergolas and other wooden construction such as timber decking, cladding, balustrades, bridges, playstructures, daybeds and more. We also supply and install synthetic thatch roofing manufactured by Endureed.

We place huge emphasis on the quality of our material and therefore only use the very best, natural sustainable material in all our constructions. We only use Cape Reed (thamnochortus insignis), a unique reed native to the Southern Cape region of South Africa. Similarly, our wooden structures are made using sustainable timber (pinus radiata and eucalyptus), responsibly sourced from FSC managed forests.

Yes, a thatched wooden structure can be enclosed with timber, glazing, concrete or any other suitable material.

The Cape reed plant must grow for an average of six years before it is harvested. The growth period for other thatch roofing material averages only six months. There are many advantages for slower growth, including the inner material of the plant that grows solid and becomes more stable, with a much higher density and less absorbent to moisture. As a result, the product is less prone to rotting and general decay compared to other thatching material.

Cape reed thatch roofing has naturally good acoustic qualities, providing extremely quiet living conditions. Cape reed thatching serves as a thermal insulator when thatched at a minimum thickness of 180 mm. Cool in summer, warm in winter.

It is very versatile as a construction material, making it possible to cover irregular roof structures and it can also be structurally designed to create additional space in your living area. This is made possible by creating the required roof pitch to create useable loft area.

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Yes, we apply a specially formulated fire-retardant chemical, Cape Reed Fireshield, to reduce the risk of fire in natural materials. As part of our thatching process, all our thatched roofs come as standard with a built-in fire blanket, Cape Reed Firebloc, which further improves the resistance of thatch roofing to fire

We have offices in Europe (Estepona), the Middle East (Dubai) and Africa (Cape Town), strategically located to enable us to carry out work across the globe.

Enhanced protection against fire - this is the single most serious risk to any natural structure, especially in environments where BBQ's and other sources of open flames are readily present.

Insurance requirements - many insurance companies require the application/treatment of natural structures to be completed prior to being fully insured.

Three-year re-application period, making it cost effective and providing longer term coverage and peace of mind.

Up-to-date technology in the development of the products, making it the preferred product within the industry for the treatment against fire.

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Commercial projects and developments within the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industry, such as chiringuitos and beach clubs.

Residential owners with natural structures.

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Peace of mind fire protection for your investment through simple application of our fire-retardant coatings.

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