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. 

Our client decided to keep the original roof structure and thatch and over-sheet the original roof. To prepare the roof for over-sheeting the thatch was first brushed and compacted – ensuring that any rotten thatch was removed. It was then hoovered with an industrial hoover to remove as much dust as possible from the roof. Following this our team applied thatch fire retardant spray both internally and externally. As well as protecting the thatch from fire this also serves to seal the thatch roof and can help to prevent dust fall.

Once this preparation was completed a lightweight wooden structure was constructed over the thatch and Onduvilla tiles applied to the roof.

Thatch Roof in the process of being converted
Thatch Roof in the process of being converted
Thatch Roof in the process of being converted
Onduvilla Roof Tiles being applied to wooden support structure
Thatch Roof Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Eastern Cape
Thatch Roof Converted to Onduvilla Tiles, Eastern Cape

Due to the size of the roof (400sq.m)  it was converted in sections. To keep the neat finishes and edges of the roof style barge boards were installed at the lower end of the tiles.

Onduvilla Roof Tiles - Flexible Roofing
Neat finishes at the edges of the roof
Details of the finishes on the Onduvilla Roof
The barge boards are fitted to sit flush with the thatch under-layer

Flexible Onduvilla roof tiles in Charcoal grey are our most popular product for use in converting thatch roofs – over time the colour fades and matches with the look and colour of thatch.

The project was completed in March 2018.

To find out more about converting a thatch roof visit our webpage: Thatch Roof Conversions >

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