Thatching, is a natural insulator. Cool in the summer, and retaining maximum internal heat in the winter.
Thatching also creates a relatively low cost means of doubling your space available. The required pitch of a thatched roof enables you to utilize loft area that would otherwise have been wasted.
With a conventional structure and setting the rafter poles closer together, you will get that cottage feeling and a cosier interior.
All work complies with standards and guidelines as laid down by the authorities.
The following is standards to all African Thatching projects, unless differently specified by the client, engineer or architect.
- Upright supports: 125mm - 150mm diameter.
- Wall plates 100mm - 125mm diameter
- Rafters 75mm - 150mm diameter
We use double bolting to fasten our poles.
Please note that all mentioned pole diameter are measured around the thinnest end of the poles. The thatching process includes 25mm “spray” or “ceiling layer” with a further 125mm - 200mm thatch. Rundu Reed is used as a “spray” or “ceiling layer” unless otherwise specified by the client. All timber to be C.C.A. treated according to specifications and varnished with one coat of bitumen black or use oil to retain natural look. To achieve a well look finish we also sand down the edges of our poles.