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Thatched roofs are a European tradition that has been passed down from one generation to the next for centuries. By definition, a thatched roof is a roof made of natural material such as thatch, reed, palm leaves or the like. Our main roofing material is cape reed or African reed (Thamnochortus insignis), a plant indigenous to South Africa and found exclusively in a 78km x 23km strip. African reed has a long growing season, lasting six years before it is harvested. The growing period for other types of plants used in canopy manufacture is six months. There are many advantages to the slow growing period: the reed has a solid, non-hollow structure providing more stability and durability. Therefore, African reed is more resistant to rot and decay compared to other types of natural materials. The qualities of African reed allow us to guarantee our roofs for 15 years. Contact us to find out more about the versatility and advantages of thatched roofs. Our team of designers and craftsmen will be happy to advise you. Call for a no obligation quote.