Your Guide to Buying Thatching by Island Thatch
While we offer easy-to-install gazebo kits, you may prefer the thrill of starting a thatching project from scratch. You'll find numerous models on the internet, but how can you be sure that you'll have everything you need to build your own tropical hideaway?
Which Thatch Do I Need and How Much Do I Need?
Why not have a crack at building your own gazebo with the help of Island Thatch. We’re here to answer your questions!
Depending on the dimensions, you can cover your construction with 800 x 450mm African (Cape Reed) thatch tiles. As it comes in tile form its super flexible and easily clipped onto metal rod or nailed to timber batten. We recommend a minimum roof pitch of 30 degrees.
Another great thing about using African or Bali Thatch is that it can be used as an insulator, being up to 10 degrees cooler than a normal colour bond roof.
Alternatively, you can use the popular Bali (Alang Alang) thatch which comes in 2.5m lengths with a bamboo batten included. We recommend a minimum roof pitch of 30 degrees for Alang Alang thatch. Island Thatch can supply all the roofing materials required to make your dream tropical outdoor living area, including;
- Bali Thatch Corner Bundles
- Terracotta Crowns & Ridge Capping
- Thatch Protection & Timber Glow Timber Protection
Built To Last & Easy To Install
Our quality African thatch tiles and natural string Bali thatch will last around 10 years in normal conditions with correct pitch and spacing. You can even prolong this with proper maintenance and prevention; try our Thatchcoat protection to prevent UV rays breaking down the thatching.
Is Thatching Durable?
If installed correctly, our natural roofing will withstand wind and weather and is up to 100% waterproof. You'll have many years of carefree enjoyment.
Consider our easy to install and very affordable gazebo kits with posts and timbers made of Australian pine. As well as easy, no fuss installation they are condensation-free meaning they are ideal for spa and pool areas.
Still Not Sure Where to Start?
To be on the safe side, tell us about your project. Over seventeen years of experience are at your service. Together, we'll ensure that you have all the necessary materials and whether you've done your calculations correctly.