Renovation Ideas that will Transform your Old Timber Home

A recently renovated timber home full of renovation ideas to get you started with your own project
A recently renovated timber home full of renovation ideas to get you started with your own project

There are lots of renovation ideas that will transform your old timber home – modernize by replacing original timber doors and windows with aluminum and glass, install new ceilings or give your floors some TLC. This article contains some of our top ideas and renovation pictures to help get you started. Please note that if you’re looking for cheap, quick fix or D.I.Y renovation ideas this is not it! To put these house renovation ideas into action you will need to hire a professional timber frame builder or construction company.  Continue reading “Renovation Ideas that will Transform your Old Timber Home”

Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement

Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement July 2018
Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement July 2018

The last weekend in July 2018 was a bumper weekend of celebrations for the team at Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes; not only did we bring home the Gold Award for Roofing at the ITC-SA Awards but our work was featured on the front page of the Daily Dispatch Weekender supplement. Continue reading “Timber Home Renovation Featured in Daily Dispatch Weekender Supplement”

Bosazza Roofing Awarded Gold at ITC-SA Awards 2018

GOLD Award Winning Contractor- ITC-SA - Bosazza Roofing
GOLD Award Winning Contractor- ITC-SA – Bosazza Roofing

On 27th July 2018 Jonathan Bosazza, CEO, and his wife April, attended the ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards in Durbanville, Cape Town. The awards are held annually and recognise member contractors for exceptional work in the timber construction industry.
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Project: Three Bed Timber Home Build

Three Bedroom Timber Home Build, Chintsa East - Eastern Cape
Three Bedroom Timber Home Build, Chintsa East – Eastern Cape

A home doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful! This small three bedroom home design is simple, open plan living at its best; 100m² floor area with a deck of 30m² extending out to the front of the house on to stunning views of Chintsa beach and the Indian Ocean.
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Award Winning Project: Roofing of Residential Home, Olivewood Private Estate

Large Roof Installation - Corrugated Roof Sheeting - Eastern Cape
Large Roof Installation – Corrugated Roof Sheeting – Eastern Cape

Bosazza Roofing was contracted to install the roofs on the main house and Summer kitchen of this high profile project in the new Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Course, Chintsa; scope of works included installing the roofs, ceilings (including three exposed truss areas), eave ceilings, veranda’s, custom timber and steel balustrades and two pergola’s in the grounds of the property. The project duration was approximately 12 months and was completed in March 2018.

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Project: Construction & Installation of Tiled Roofs at Viskop Private Resort

On 19th September 2014 a savage fire spread through the coastal resort of Viskop situated at the mouth of the Chefani river in Chintsa; fanned by a strong south-westerly wind the fire ripped through ten thatched houses of the total twenty-two in a matter of minutes. Luckily no-one was physically harmed in the fires but the homeowners suffered losses of a multitude of possessions as well as huge damages to their beautiful holiday homes.

Private Resort - Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles
Private Resort – Thatch Homes Burnt Down 2014, Reconstructed in Tiles

Bosazza Roofing was contracted to re-construct and install the roofs of five homes. As an alternative to thatch, homeowners took the decision to use cement tiles on the roofs.  Continue reading “Project: Construction & Installation of Tiled Roofs at Viskop Private Resort”

Project: Thatch Guesthouse Converted to Metrotiles, Hogsback

Thatch Roof Converted to Metrotiles, Eastern Cape
Thatch Roof Converted to Metrotiles, Eastern Cape
Original Thatched Roof before Converting
Original Thatched Roof before Converting

A thatched rondavel (or “roundhouse”) is quintessentially African – this guesthouse in the Hogsback mountains recently had a face-left to bring the traditional rondavel into a clean, modern space for guests to enjoy.

Our clients chose the Structure Stays conversion system which retains the original structure of the thatched roof but strips away all thatch. On this project we also stripped the thatching laths and installed a timber tongue and groove ceiling in the rondavel.  Continue reading “Project: Thatch Guesthouse Converted to Metrotiles, Hogsback”

Project: Thatched Home Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Kareedouw

Large Family Home Converted from Thatch to Onduvilla Tiles
Large Family Home Converted from Thatch to Onduvilla Tiles

This large family home in Kareedouw, Eastern Cape, was converted from Cape Reed thatch to Onduvilla premium roof tiles in Charcoal grey.  Continue reading “Project: Thatched Home Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Kareedouw”

Project: Thatch Roof Converted to AZ200, Joubertina

Thatch Roof converted to AZ200, Joubertina, Eastern Cape
Thatch Roof converted to AZ200, Joubertina, Eastern Cape

Upon first visit to this stunning residential home in the small town of Joubertina, we were struck by the impressive roof design with its high pitch, straight angles and edges which is uncommon in thatched homes that are not based on the traditional Dutch style seen in Cape St. Francis and the Western Cape. Continue reading “Project: Thatch Roof Converted to AZ200, Joubertina”

Project: Walled Thatch Lapa in Chintsa

Large Thatched Lapa - Closed in with Brick Walls
Large Thatched Lapa – Closed in with Brick Walls

Often lapa designs are open or semi-closed with no walls or perhaps a wall at the back. Here is an example of a large thatched lapa that Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes constructed which is closed in with four brick walls.

The lapa is free standing in the clients garden – not attached to any part of the main house. The floor area is approximately 60 square metres which ensconces a large open living space, a dining area and simple kitchen including a built in braai. The lapa opens up on the sea facing side via wide sliding doors. Continue reading “Project: Walled Thatch Lapa in Chintsa”