Roof Shingles

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Island Thatch Shingle Roofing options are designed to withstand our extreme climate.

All our shingles are 100% waterproof when installed correctly with a life expectancy of 25 years+ for Timber Shingle options, with our Asphalt Shingles having a 25 year warranty.

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Our Shingle Roofing Range

Ironwood Shingle roof on a hut

Ironwood Shingles

Island Thatch’s Ironwood Shingle Roofing offers timeless beauty, with excellent durability. Designed to withstand our extreme climate, they are 100% waterproof when installed correctly, require no maintenance and are mildew resistant. With a life expectancy of over 20 years, they are a long term solution for outdoor shade.

Ironwood Shingle Roofing has the following qualities:

Showcasing rich copper tones, that can be left to soften over time, or stained, Island Thatch’s Ironwood Shingle Roofing offers timeless strength and resilience, even in more extreme weather conditions. Ironwood (Ulinwood) is one of the most durable timbers to be found internationally, which is why these roofing shingles are so popular for a wide range of roofing applications.

A traditional roofing material in Indonesia, where its commonly known as Kayu Besi, shingle roofing offers a lifespan of over 20 years. This type of roofing first originated in Kalimantan, Borneo where it has been used for hundreds of years for housing, due to it’s strength, aesthetic appeal and weather resistance.

Building with Ironwood Shingles:

Before building an Ironwood Shingle Roof on either a custom built, or prefabricated structure, battens must initially be installed and the shingles attached one by one. This process can be completed quickly and efficiently by a professional roofer, or by a DIY enthusiast following our instruction guide, making it a cost effective, long lasting option. Ironwood Shingles are best installed on a pitched roof (recommended minimum 30 degrees) .

Shingle roof gazebo

Western Red Cedar Shingles

Widely used in North America, and Europe, these shingles are ideal for gazebos and outdoor rooms. Benefits of Western Red Cedar Shingles include durability, exceptional insulation and low maintenance, as well as a natural, rustic texture.  

Island Thatch sources “Blue Label” premium grade Cedar Shingles suitable for all roof cladding applications. Red Cedar shingles have the following benefits:

Gazebo with shingle roof

Introducing Tegola Canadese Asphalt Roofing Shingles! Asphalt Shingles are a type of roofing, composed of layers of inorganic materials and waterproofed through the application of bitumen.

The process of installing asphalt shingles, begins with plywood sheeting to cover the roof, followed by ‘waterproofing feltbar”’ a one-way, breathable, membrane. The shingles are then fastened to the sheeting using flat-headed roofing nails.

With a 40 year manufacturer’s warranty, Tegola Asphalt Roofing Shingles are a low maintenance, durable option for any roofing application. As a direct importer, we are confident you won’t find a better value roofing material for your residential home, or Bali Hut or gazebo.


Roof Pitch – 10 Degrees
Minimum Plyboard thickness 12 mm

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

A light, durable and weatherproof roofing, Tegola Asphalt Roofing Shingles offer the following advantages :

shingle roof gazebo

Good to Know

Recommended roof pitch: 30 degrees

Recommended rafter spacing: 500 – 650 mm

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Applications for Shingle Roofing

Shingle Roofing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Shingle roofing is a type of roofing made up of small, individual pieces of material that are overlaid in rows to cover the roof’s surface. Some of the most popular types of shingle roofing in Australia include wooden shingle roofing, asphalt shingle roofing and synthetic shingle roofing.

Installation varies between the type of Shingle you choose. For timber Shingles, these are generally stapled to batten that is spaced on your roof at 150 mm spacings.

With Asphalt Shingles, you generally install a layer of Plyboard to the roof first, and then install waterproof membrane over this before installing the Asphalt Shingles.

Need more advice? Our friendly team are here to help. We also offer simple step by step install instructions for each of our products.