Thatching Projects

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Thatch Roof & Home Projects

New Thatched Roof on Stone Cottage

New Thatch Roof on Stone Cottage

LOCATION: Brakfontein, East London
COMPLETION DATE: July 2020
SIZE: 135m²
SCOPE OF WORKS: This small, stone built cottage had an existing thatch roof that we stripped and replaced. A small covered area extends out of the roof to cover the entrance at the back of the house.

Thatching of a New Thatched Rondavel in Alice, Eastern Cape
Thatch Rondavel Roofing

Rondavel Thatching Project

LOCATION: Alice, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: February 2020
SIZE: 6m Diameter Rondavel (41m² Roof)
SCOPE OF WORKS: This small traditional rondavel had an existing thatch roof that was leaking. We stripped the original thatch and laths and replaced the roof. We also applied fire retardant spray to the new roof.

The main roof being thatched

New Thatched Roofs at Rural Homestead

LOCATION: Nqamakwe, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: April 2019
SIZE: 566m² (5 roofs in total)
SCOPE OF WORKS: These five units were built by our client, who contracted us to construct and thatch the new roof structures.

New Thatched Roof on Holiday Cottage, Eastern Cape

New Thatch Roof on Holiday Cottage

LOCATION: Qolora, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: December 2018
SCOPE OF WORKS: During this thatching project we stripped the old roof entirely and built a new roof in a different design so that there was more space and light inside the house. We fitted a new roof on the veranda and did some internal renovations.

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Newly Thatched Roof on Home in Eastern Cape

Re-thatching Project

LOCATION: Chintsa East, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: October 2017
SCOPE OF WORKS: Strip all old thatch from roof and re-thatch in Hyparrhenia Hirta thatch grass; apply fire retardant spray throughout.

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Properly Finished Valley at Gable End of Thatched Roof
Traditional Gable End on Thatch Roof

Traditional Style Thatched Roof

LOCATION: Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: November 2016
SCOPE OF WORKS: Strip all old thatch from roof, re-thatch in Cape Reed

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Thatch Lapa & Entertainment Areas

Big thatched lapa by the pool
A large poolside lapa

Large Lapa by Pool

LOCATION: Close to Queenstown, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: October 2019
SIZE: 206m²
SCOPE OF WORKS: This lapa was reconstructed after it was damaged by a fire. We also applied fire retardant spray to the new roof.

Thatch lapa with sweeping curves
Sweeping Curves in the Thatch

Curved Thatch Lapa & Entertainment Area

LOCATION: Private Game Reserve, Somerset East, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: June 2018
SIZE: 350m²
SCOPE OF WORKS: This stunning lapa was built with big curving sections where the thatch reaches almost to the ground.

Thatch Lapa built in East London, Eastern Cape

Reconstructed Thatch Lapa

LOCATION: Nahoon, East London
COMPLETION DATE: February 2019
SIZE: 37m²
SCOPE OF WORKS: This thatch lapa was built to replace an existing structure that was failing. The original structure was stripped in entirety and the new lapa was constructed to the specifications of the Thatcher’s Association of South Africa (TASA).

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

Built-in Lapa Project

LOCATION: Chintsa East, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: January 2017
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construct pole structure and thatch closed/ walled thatched lapa with scallop shaping in thatch; build chimney for braai & install flashing at thatch level; supporting construction work; apply fire protection to thatch roof.

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Large Thatch Lapa for Outdoor Entertainment, Eastern Cape

Large Thatch Lapa at Wedding Venue

LOCATION: The C Club, Chintsa East, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: October 2016
SCOPE OF WORKS: Remedial work on existing pole structure; thatching in Cape Reed thatch.

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Large Thatch Lapa with tree supports
Thatch Lapa with Tree Supports, East London

Lapa over Koi Pond

LOCATION: East London, Eastern Cape
COMPLETION DATE: August 2012
SCOPE OF WORKS: This large lapa sits over a koi pond. We featured tree trunks as the supporting structure. The thatch is curved and layered.

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Big Thatching Projects

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Large Thatching Project – Mvezo Cultural Centre

Thatched Roofs at Mvezo Cultural Centre

LOCATION: Mvezo, birth place of Nelson Mandela, Eastern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2011 – 2020
VALUE OF CONTRACT: approx. R 6 000 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: We are the preferred thatching contractor for works at the Mvezo Cultural Centre. We built and thatched the following roofs at the centre: Multipurpose Centre, Tribal Court, Admin Block (2011), Interpretive Centre (2012), Amphitheatre (2013) and Self Catering Units (2013). We also did remedial work on the roofs at the Backpackers (2014) and the Three Sisters Rondavels (2018). Our team manages the maintenance of the thatched roofs.

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Thatched Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape

Thatching Project at Private Game Lodge

LOCATION: Side by Side Safaris, Somerset East, Eastern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2012 – 2018
VALUE OF CONTRACT: approx. R 970 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: We thatched the roofs at the main lodge including chalets and an entertainment lapa. We also thatched the family homestead and a large entertainment lapa next to the house.

Large Thatched Entrance, Goegap Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
Large Thatched Entrance, Goegap Nature Reserve, Northern Cape

Thatching Project at Goegap Nature Reserve

LOCATION: Goegap Nature Reserve, Northern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2013
VALUE OF CONTRACT: approx. R 2 136 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: Building and thatching roofs on the following structures: Conference Centre, Trail Camp, Family Camp (x2), Entrance Gate and Reception Building. We also did remedial work on the Admin Building and the Ablution Block.

Mthatha Dam Conference Centre Thatched Roof
Mthatha Dam Conference Centre Thatched Roof

Thatching of Roof at Mthatha Dam Conference Centre

LOCATION: Mthatha Dam, Eastern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2011
VALUE OF CONTRACT: approx. R 850 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: We were contracted to build and thatch this highly engineered roof on the Mthatha Dam Conference Centre.

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Large Thatched Building at King Sandiles Cultural Centre
Large Thatched Building at King Sandiles Cultural Centre

Thatched Roofs at King Sandiles Cultural Centre

LOCATION: King Sandiles Cultural Centre, Eastern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2005
VALUE OF CONTRACT: approx. R 1 400 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: We built and thatched various roofs at the cultural centre including the accommodation units, main house and conference centre. We also built a timber mezzanine floor in the conference centre. This was our first major thatching contract!

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Thatched Conference Centre Roof, Eastern Cape
Thatched Conference Centre Roof, Eastern Cape

Thatch Roof on Wonkmuntu Conference Centre

LOCATION: Mthatha, Eastern Cape
DATE OF PROJECT: 2012
VALUE OF CONTRACT: R 650 000.00
SCOPE OF WORKS: Construction of thatched roof at Wonkmuntu Conference Centre.

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