Over the years, there has been an increase of people looking to turn their outdoor area into a tropical retreat. When it comes to building roofs or choosing an outdoor gazebo, we usually only think of roof structures like brick, steel, iron or sail cloths (for outside areas). However, thatch roofing can be used to not only cover an outdoor gazebo, but sheds, houses or cottages.
Aesthetically thatch roofing adds a huge landscaping dimension to any outdoor area, along with having plenty of environmental and economical benefits. Thatching is an attractive and environmentally friendly roof, harvested from a renewable resource.
The easiest way to transform your backyard into a tropical retreat is by installing one of Matt’s Homes Balinese Huts, African Thatches or a Thatch Umbrella.
Matt’s Homes Bali Huts are made with hand woven alang-alang grass, with all other timber sourced from Australian grown plantations.
Bali Huts have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years with no maintenance, mildew or cleaning. Its natural insulation qualities reduce heat by up to 10° in summer, and offers warmth on cooler days.
The alang-alang grass material is not 100% airtight, so if you put a Balinese Hut over your spa or pool area, you needn’t worry about steam or moisture being captured in the roof.
Many people respond positively to the tropical look and feel of the Balinese Hut. It certainly has a flow about it that other roofs don’t offer. In our busy western lifestyle, it is lovely to transform your backyard into your very own holiday destination with one of Matt’s Homes Bali Huts.
The African Thatch is a sturdy and reliable outdoor gazebo, with a proven ability to withstand strong winds and cyclones. The African Thatch gives your backyard a tropical feel, blending well into all environments.
The neatly lined thatch roof tiles match any existing roof and this natural product offers the coolest shade in Summer. The African Thatch is an excellent insulator at night as there is less heat loss after dark and no condensation. This makes the African thatch perfect for outdoor spa or pool areas.
If you want to have the perfect entertaining area, then adding a deck to your Balinese Hut or African Thatch is a smart idea. Using kiln dried arsenic free treated pine and manilla decorative rope (African Thatch only) at the foot of each pole, the deck is a solid and sophisticated addition to your thatch roofing.
Instead of sitting on grass or dirt ground, you can be elevated to a new level and create the perfect outdoor gazebo area for hours of entertainment during both summer and cooler months.
The umbrella thatch is a cost effective version for your thatch roofing. This outdoor gazebo is ideal for anyone with a patio or smaller backyard. Made with alang-alang grass, the umbrella thatch fits effortlessly into an outdoor table area.
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