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.
The braai required a brick chimney to go through the thatched roof which was installed with adequate flashings to protect the thatch from heat transfer.
The thatch is of superior quality and is finished with a rustic scalloped shaping – extremely neat and tidy workmanship both externally and internally.
The project was completed in January 2017.