Projects

See a range of our most recent thatch roof conversion projects. We have arranged the projects in groups according to what roofing product we used on the new roofs.

Thatch Roof Conversion Projects

Shingles

Roof conversions that use shingles as the new roofing all use the Structure Stays system as our shingle supplier specifies that all thatch must be removed from the roof. Shingles are our premium roofing product and carry a lifetime product warranty.

Converting thatch roof to shingle tiles in Chintsa, Eastern Cape

Thatch Roof Conversion in Chintsa East

LOCATION: Chintsa East, East London
ROOF AREA: 232m²
NEW ROOFING: Shingles
COMPLETION DATE: Sept 2021

Thatch roof conversions to shingles, Gulu, Eastern Cape

Thatch Roof Conversion Project in Gulu, outside of East London

LOCATION: Gulu Resort, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 500m² (in three separate cottages)
NEW ROOFING: Shingles
COMPLETION DATE: July 2020

Large thatch roof converted to tiles in Gonubie, East London

Large Family Home converted from Thatch to Tile Roof

LOCATION: Gonubie, East London
ROOF AREA: 866m²
NEW ROOFING: Shingles
COMPLETION DATE: July 2021

Thatch Rondavel Roof converted to shingles in East London

Small Rondavel Roof converted from Thatch Roof to Tiles

LOCATION: East London
ROOF AREA: 114m²
NEW ROOFING: Shingles
COMPLETION DATE: May 2021

Thatch roof converted to shingles in East London, Eastern Cape

Roof Conversion on a Family Home in East London

LOCATION: East London
ROOF AREA: 220m²
NEW ROOFING: Shingles
COMPLETION DATE: Jan 2020

Metrotile Roof Conversions

Metrotiles are lightweight tiles made out of aluzinc which are coated in natural stone chips. You can get them in a range of colours and profiles but we find that the Woodshake profile in either Pepper or Charcoal looks very similar to thatch when it is installed.

Metrotiles have some flexibility in them so we can use them in Over-sheeting projects, although we would recommend the Structure Stays system which removes all of the thatch.

Nineteen Chalets converted to Metrotiles at Silaka Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape

Nineteen Chalets converted to Metrotiles at Silaka Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Silaka Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 2900m² (19 Chalets)
NEW ROOFING: Metrotiles
PROFILE & COLOUR: Woodshake / Charcoal
COMPLETION DATE: April 2021

Thatch Rondavel converted to Metrotiles, Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Small Holiday Cottage changed from Thatch to Metrotiles in Hogsback

LOCATION: Hogsback, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 125m²
NEW ROOFING: Metrotiles
PROFILE & COLOUR: Woodshake / Charcoal
COMPLETION DATE: June 2018

Thatch Roof changed to Metrotiles in Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Forest Cottage converted from Thatch to Tile Roof

LOCATION: Hogsback, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 223m²
NEW ROOFING: Metrotiles
PROFILE & COLOUR: Woodshake / Pepper
COMPLETION DATE: Oct 2019

Thatch Roof changed to Tiles, Eastern Cape

Metrotiles can be Bent to Accommodate the Curves of a Thatch Roof

LOCATION: Hogsback, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 60m²
NEW ROOFING: Metrotiles
PROFILE & COLOUR: Woodshake / Charcoal
COMPLETION DATE: June 2019

Thatch Lapa converted to tiled roof

Small Thatch Lapa converted to Metrotiles in East London

LOCATION: East London
ROOF AREA: 50m²
NEW ROOFING: Metrotiles
PROFILE & COLOUR: Woodshake / Charcoal
COMPLETION DATE: Aug 2018

Thatch Roof Conversion Projects – Roof Sheeting

Corrugated roof sheeting has real curb-side appeal and can be used to convert thatch roofs. It is better suited to roofs with straight angles and hipped corners like the roof below. We use AZ200 (or AZ150 inland) which is a lightweight aluzinc sheeting. The corrugated profile is the most budget friendly and is available in a range of colours. Most of our clients choose “Thunderstorm” which is a dark grey colour.

We can install roof sheeting over thatch in the Over-sheeting system, although we would recommend removing all of the thatch and using the Structure Stays system. When you choose to remove all of the thatch you also have the pleasure of choosing brand new ceilings for the inside of your home.

Traditional Cape Dutch Home converted to Roof Sheeting, Eastern Cape

Large Family Home converted from Thatch to AZ200 Roof Sheeting

LOCATION: Komani, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 525m²
NEW ROOFING: AZ200 Roof Sheeting
PROFILE & COLOUR: Corrugated / Thunderstorm
COMPLETION DATE: May 2019

Big Thatch Rondavel roof conversion to AZ200 Roof Sheeting

Holiday Cottage in Dwesa Reserve, converted from Thatch to Roof Sheeting

LOCATION: Dwesa Nature Reserve, Cwebe, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 265m²
NEW ROOFING: AZ200 Roof Sheeting
PROFILE & COLOUR:
Corrugated / Thunderstorm
COMPLETION DATE: Aug 2019

Thatch Roof converted to Corrugated Roof Sheeting in Joubertina, Eastern Cape

This Thatch Roof Conversion was on a Family Home in Joubertina

LOCATION: Joubertina, Eastern Cape
ROOF AREA: 282m²
NEW ROOFING: AZ200 Roof Sheeting
PROFILE & COLOUR:
Corrugated / Thunderstorm
COMPLETION DATE: March 2017

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