Buy Thatching Reed

Thatched roof in Hyparrhenia Hirta Thatch Grass, Northern Cape

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes are suppliers of thatching reed and grass. You can buy thatch reed from our thatch yard is situated in Chintsa West – 40km outside of East London in the Eastern Cape. Small thatch orders (up to 10 000 bundles) can be collected from the yard, larger orders (minimum 10 000 bundles) are dispatched directly from our suppliers and delivered nationwide on an interlink truck. 

When purchasing thatch expect to pay a per bundle price with an additional amount for delivery. You as the client are required to have a team of laborers on site for loading and unloading on collection and delivery. 

Thatch Reed for Sale

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes sells two types of thatch: Cape Reed (the most commonly used thatching reed in South Africa) and Hyparrhenia Hirta (a finer thatch grass). It is important to ensure that you choose the right thatch for your thatching project:

Cape Reed Thatching Reed harvested ready for sale

Cape Reed (Thatching Reed)

Cape Reed is the most commonly used thatching reed in South Africa due to its durability, general availability and cost effectiveness.

Guide Price: R 4.20 per bundle

Hyparrhenia Hirta Thatching Grass growing naturally

Hyparrhenia Hirta (Thatching Grass)

Hyparrhenia Hirta is a much lighter thatch than Cape Reed and is classified as a thatching grass due to its hollow core; it is well suited to humid, coastal conditions.

Guide Price: R 3.20 per bundle

Both Cape Reed and Hyparrhenia Hirta have a similar life span when installed to the correct specifications on thatched roofs – as a guideline the roofs can last for approximately 20 – 30 years. Cape Reed can, in certain climates, outlast this; particularly in hot, dry environments away from harsh coastal or humid conditions.