African (cape Reed) thatch



High Quality African Cape Reed Thatching

Tile Dimensions:   780mm x approx 450mm

Each tile has clips on the back to attach onto the round metal rod used for umbrella application.
If mounting onto timber battens then simply cut them off & nail accordingly to the batten

Each tile is sold separately

Top cones can also be arranged on request.
These are very sought after and are only sold with a minimum order of 12 tiles otherwise we cannot supply them on their own.

Corner Hips tiles can also be supplied for square and rectangle Hut applications

Prices starting from
$30 each African tile
$38 each Corner hip
$150 top cone.

We can do better on individual price per tile for bulk orders

PLEASE NOTE: Freight costs are not included in these prices & is calculated depending on the quantity of order required.

Please Contact us to confirm the quantity you are Requiring & we will be able to calculate freight cost & a quotation.

The Benefits of natural thatching

  • Natural insulation – offering maximum UV protection.
  • Up to 5 – 10 degrees cooler than other roofing structures.
  • Easy, no fuss installation.
  • No condensation – making them an ideal application for spas, and alfresco areas.
  • Extremely water resistant.
  • Long lifespan and durability.

Cape Reed African Thatch, originates from South Africa.

It is a renewable resource where harvesting promotes growth. The thatch produced is aesthetically pleasing, and is manufactured into easy to install tiles. These flexible tiles can be clipped, stapled or nailed onto existing structures for easy, no fuss installation.

Ordering your kit is simple.

  1. Choose your color (if available) by highlighting the box in green.
  2. Choose your size by highlighting the box in green.
  3. Specify your optional extras.
  4. Click the request a quote button, It will then take you to 'send the request' page
  5. Fill out the details section to help get the ball rolling for accurate pricing, sizing and quotation. It is crucial that you add all the information you can so we can get an accurate price sorted for you.
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For more, information visit 'How to order your kit' page OR If you were having a problem with sending a quote request, Simply Contact Us to send us your request.


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Pickup from all major city Depots

African (Cape Reed) Thatch Gallery

Pre-cut Vs Pre-assembled Kits


Timber roof beams, rafters and hips are pre-cut to their specified roof pitch and pre drilled ready for assembly. This is the entry level of every DIY gazebo kit out there on the Market & an important question to ask when shopping around.

DIY Gazebo and Bali Huts take it to the next level. We take the Pre-cut pieces and physically assemble the entire Timber roof frame on our warehouse floor. This allows us to measure all rafter spacings, accurately cut all roof battens, label the structure in our unique numbering sequence and sort out any unforeseen issues before it is sent out to you.

Once complete we dis-assemble and either send it to the staining department or pack it into a flatpack ( depending on your options) Ready for transport or Pickup.

NOTE:  Roof sheeting is not cut to size. It is required to be cut onsite once frame has been installed for it to be 100% accurate.

Pre-assembled Kits

  • Guaranteed Fit & peace of mind
  • Roof Battens already Cut or
    80mm spacings for thatching already marked
    (depending on what kit you have chosen)
  • super fast install on the roof frame
  • line up rafters with measured markings
  • line up screws with drilled screw holes
  • Time on assembling a pre-assembled after posts & roof beams are level:
    Approx 3-4 hours (depending on structure size & your level of experience)

Pre-cut Kit

  • You are required to physically screw and align all beams, rafters & hips correctly & whilst working at heights.
  • battens come at full lengths and will require cutting onsite to be accurate.
  • You are required to measure all rafter, battens & hip spacings evenly and whilst working at heights.
  • You may require adjustments and trimming onsite just like any carpenter installing would have to do.
  • pre-cut is not labelled
  • Time on assembling a Pre-cut Kit after posts and roof beams are level: approx 8-16 hours (depending on structure size & your level of experience)
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