Convert from Thatch to Roof Sheeting

In our latest roof conversion project in the Eastern Cape, clients convert from thatch to roof sheeting.

Our most recent thatch roof conversion was on a big family home in Komani (formerly Queenstown). The roof was converted from thatch to corrugated aluzinc roof sheeting, transforming the entire look of the home.

Thatch roof which has been converted to aluzinc roofing
Thatch Roof Converted to Roof Sheeting, Eastern Cape

The original roof design was fairly complex with many hips and valleys. Our clients found that the thatch on the roof needed consistent maintenance (especially in areas around the valleys). They therefore took the decision to convert from thatch to another roofing product.

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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”