Project: Walled Thatch Lapa in Chintsa

Large Thatched Lapa - Closed in with Brick Walls
Large Thatched Lapa – Closed in with Brick Walls

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. Continue reading “Project: Walled Thatch Lapa in Chintsa”

Project: Mthatha Dam Conference Centre

Location: Mthatha Dam,Eastern Cape, South Africa
Completion Date: Main Roof July 2011/ Gatehouse April 2014
Approximate Value of Contract: R 1 050 000.00

In 2011 Cintsa Thatching won the tender to construct and thatch a highly engineered roof for the new conference centre at Mthatha Dam, working as a subcontractor under main contractor UWP Construction. The scope of works included installing custom-made triangular windows, application of thatch fire protection and the thatching of a small internal bar area. 2014 saw a thatched gated entrance added to the centre.