Thatch Roofing

Thatch roofing on a lodge, Eastern Cape
Thatch Roofing at a Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape

Thatch Roofing on Houses, Lodges, Conference Centres & other Buildings

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes

We specialize in thatch roofing, and have been thatching since 1999 when the business was established. Our services include thatch roofing on:

  • Houses and homes
  • B&B’s, Guest Houses and Hotels
  • Game Lodges
  • Large-scale Thatch Lapa and Entertainment Areas
  • Entrances for Game Parks and Lodges

We work on big projects such as Game Lodges and Hotels, as well as smaller, residential projects like roofing a private home. Our customers include home owners, private businesses and government.

We are based in Chintsa, 40km outside of East London, but we are available to work nationwide on larger contracts.

Are you looking for a thatching company for a roofing project?

Our thatching team are highly experienced and can help you from the start of the project to the end. Our services include:

  1. Quotations – send us your plans or the dimensions of your roof and we will quote for the work
  2. Thatching and pole work – our team of thatchers and carpenters are highly experienced. We build strong, sturdy, long lasting structures, with beautiful finishes.
  3. If your roof needs to be overseen and signed off by a structural engineer, we can arrange for engineering plans and a sign off certificate when the building is completed.
  4. We can also assist with thatch fire protection, and even a roof maintenance plan as your roof ages

We build using quality materials and our work is completed to the specifications of the Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA) of which we are a full member. All of our work carries a workmanship guarantee.

What do our customers have to say?

“We had our bed and breakfast cottages and dining room thatched by Cintsa Thatching.
The work was carried out professionally and supervised constantly. The after sale service is prompt and efficient. The best Cape Reed thatch was used to complete the job.
We highly recommend Jonathan and his crew anytime.”

Mr. & Mrs. Stiffler
Europa Inn, East London

When did ‘Cintsa Thatching’ become Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes? Read our story >

Recent Thatch Roofing Projects

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Give us a call if you’re ready to chat about a new roofing project, so that we can help you with a quotation:
043 738 5044 /

More Information about Thatch Roofing

Why Choose Thatch for your Roof?

Thatch roofing, Eastern Cape
  • Aesthetically Beautiful – designing thatch roofs is less restrictive than some other roofing solutions and you can incorporate beautiful flowing curves into the design.
  • Great Insulation – Thatch roofs act as great insulators so they are naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Environmentally Friendly – using thatch and poles that are grown and harvested in South Africa reduces the cost of the roof on the environment. Some thatch types even grow more abundantly when they are being harvested!

How to Care for a Thatched Roof

When a thatched roof is built to the correct specifications, it should last between 20 – 30 years, the supporting structure should be permanent. Here are some tips to help you care for your roof so that you can make sure it lasts as long as possible.

Tips for caring for a thatch roof:
  1. Ensure that the type of thatch used on your roof is appropriate to the climate in your area – roofs in harsh climates will degrade more quickly than those in temperate climates.
  2. Cut back any trees that hang over the thatch or stop the sun shining onto the roof. Any water that runs off or drops from the branches can make the thatch rot more quickly, as well as shading the roof so it cannot dry out properly.
  3. A thatch roof needs to be brushed, filled and compacted at the right times throughout it’s lifespan (every 7 – 15 years depending on the climate, thatch type and condition of the roof). Always use a professional thatching contractor to do this so as not to damage the roof unnecessarily.
  4. As with any other type of roofing – make sure that the drainage valleys are clear of leaves and other debris so that the roof can drain properly.
  5. Cracks in the concrete capping can cause leaks in the roof so if the capping on your roof is cracking, call a professional thatching company to waterproofing and seal the cracks.
  6. Applying a thatch fire retardant will not only give you peace of mind in the case of fire and bring your insurance premiums down, but can also help to seal the thatch and prolong its lifespan.
  7. Try to address small problems with the roof early on so that they don’t turn into bigger problems down the line.
Always Use a Professional Thatching Company

The most important thing to remember is that a thatched roof should be built and thatched correctly from the start. While the Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA) are working to set regulations for the thatching industry, there are still many rogue contractors offering services that are inadequate. Always ask to see examples of work and get references from previous clients when you’re looking for a reputable contractor. All TASA members are listed on the organization’s website:

If you are looking for more general information about Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes and our thatching services, please visit our main Thatching page >

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