Over-Sheeting a Thatch Roof: Convert your Thatch Roof Now

This roof conversion system involves cladding or over-sheeting the original roof with tiles or roof sheeting

Before and after picture of a large thatched rondavel which we converted to corrugated roof sheeting
Before and after pictures of a large rondavel over-sheeted in metal roof sheeting

Can you convert a Thatch Roof to another type of Roofing?

If this is the first page you’ve landed on you’re probably thinking about converting your thatch roof to another type of roofing. The good news is that you can! At Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes we offer three different systems to convert thatch roofs: Structure Stays, Renovate/ Reconstruct and Over-sheeting. While we recommend using the Structure Stays system which removes all of the thatch from your roof, in some cases it is possible to over-sheet the original roof.

This article explains the over-sheeting system in more detail. It also introduces some of the roofing products that we use for conversions.

To find out more about roof conversions and the other systems, visit our main page Thatch Roof Conversions >

Over-sheeting a Thatch Roof

First thing’s first – when over-sheeting a thatch roof the original roof needs to be in a very good condition! What does that mean?

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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”