Lapas & Thatch roofs - Quality workmanship
Thatch Galore’s carpenters and thatchers are highly experienced and skilful craftsmen. Some of our workforce has been working in the industry for more than 25 years.
Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates.
The tradition of thatching has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years, and numerous descriptions of the materials and methods used in England over the past three centuries survive in archives and early publications.
We specialize in any building and thatching:
- Lapa’s and Thatch Houses.
- Maintanance and Repairs of Thatch Roofs.
- Lightning Conductors.
- Building of braai areas.
- Building of boundary walls.
- Building of bar areas.
- Lapa enclosures.
- Wooden Floors.
Thatch & Reed
The most commonly used South African grasses with their main geographical locations are listed below
Grass must be thatched and secured to at least the last two laths. Ridges must be will formed and have a sturdy appearance
Poles & Laths
Laths must also meet the SABS 457 Specification and must be of the Eucalyptus species and must be reasonably straight.
All roof trussed must be made in accordance with the details and design of a thatch roof specialist or engineer