Find out more about Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes: where and when we were established, what we stand for and our professional accreditation.
Established in 1999 by Jonathan Bosazza, Cintsa Thatching Cc. soon became a leader in the Eastern Cape thatching and roofing industry due to a demand for high quality work and service. Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes is a natural progression of the business growth into specialist roofing with prefabricated trusses, tiles, roof sheeting and timber frame construction.
Bosazza Roofing is based in Chintsa, just outside of East London, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We are available to construct and service roofs and timber homes throughout the Eastern Cape as well as accepting larger projects in other provinces including KZN, the Western and Northern Capes.
Jonathan Bosazza is driven by a passion to improve and develop the roofing and construction industry in South Africa, leading from the front. We refuse to cut corners to save on costs and we refuse to use substandard materials or construction methods.
Bosazza Roofing is compliant with VAT, workmans compensation and relevant government departments. We can provide proof of comprehensive insurances protecting clients as well as our staff and company. We provide a guarantee on all work completed ensuring that there is a follow-up procedure in the case of a problem arising with our work. Bosazza Roofing owns or has access to the rental of all tools, vehicles and machinery necessary to complete small and large-scale roofing and timber home building projects.
Jonathan Bosazza is a professional member of the Institute of Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA):
Roof Erector – category ‘A’ roofs (since 2017)
As well as the South African Institute of Timber Builders (SAITB):
Timber Frame Builder (since 2018)
These professional qualifications ensure that your roof or timber home will be engineered to the correct specifications, built to plan and inspected by an approved timber building inspector who will also provide a Certificate of Compliance when the structure is completed. To find out more about the ITC visit their website www.itc-sa.org / SAITB www.saitb.co.za
We are also members of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), are registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) as a General Builder (GB) level six, and full members of the Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA).
Bosazza Roofing was awarded the prestigious Gold Award at the ITC-SA Engineered Timber Product Awards 2018, for the residential roofing project in Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Course. The awards are adjudicated by the ITC-SA and industry professionals, who review portfolios of qualifying projects that have been submitted by members nationally. The awards take place every two years and are open only to Timber Frame Builders, Deck Builders, Roof Fabricator and Roof Erector members. Categories for submission include Decks & Boardwalks, Alterations & Additions, Structures Smaller than 120m², Structures Larger than 120m², Structures Larger than 220m² and finally Roofing: Residential, Commercial and Exposed Trusses. Jonathan and April attended the official awards ceremony hosted in Cape Town.
Staff Training & Development Program
Our team of roofers and carpenters have been trained to work at heights, as well as attended medicals to ensure that they are physically fit and able to fulfil their role on site. The team comprises of staff trained in scaffolding erection and inspection, health and safety, risk assessment, fire prevention and first aid. These skills ensure that sites run efficiently and safely as well as offering staff the opportunity to develop their skills and qualifications within the roofing and timber frame building industry.
Innovations and System Development
Jonathan Bosazza’s hands-on approach to business means that he has been inclement in developing improvements in the construction of roofs and use of appropriate, quality materials. One area in particular that he specializes in is the conversion of thatch roofs to alternative roofing solutions. A recent trend in the market has seen many owners of thatched homes wanting to convert their roofs. Jonathan developed a system of installing a flexible roofing product which enables the new roof to be constructed without necessarily having to remove the existing structure. This service is now one of our leading products in the market. Find out more about Thatch Roof Conversions >
Management Team & Admin Department
Bosazza Roofing employs an experienced team of general managers and site foremen, skilled in their particular areas, to be present and active on site daily and oversee that construction is being completed correctly and efficiently. These managers are the main port of call for clients during a project.
We also have an administration team based in our offices in Chintsa – open from 7.30am – 4.00pm from Monday to Friday, who can be contacted for quotations, appointments, questions or concerns.
As a result of being a fully compliant company you may find that our quotations are more expensive than other contractors. There’s an old Afrikaans proverb “Goedkoop koop is duurkoop” – or “cheap is expensive” – you get what you pay for, with Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes you pay for and receive the best.
member of the
Institute for Timber Construction
Roof Erector - Category A Roofs
member of the
South African Institute of
Timber Frame Builder
Registered with the
National Home Builders Registration Council
Assessed by the
Construction Industry Development Board
General Builder (GB)
Full Member of the
Thatchers Association of South Africa