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Thatching Systems

Our buildings and umbrella kits are thatched using Thatchbor thatch tiles, which are a natural product made from South African Cape Reed.

The thatch tiles can be fixed onto existing roof structures and are available as a DIY product, making them ideal for theming your existing structures. With Breeze Houses and our umbrella kits, you can bring an entirely new look to your outside space. Our thatch tiles can even be used indoors to create a thatched bar area.

The thatch tiles have the added benefit of being treated with Thatchbor fire retardant, achieving a BS476 : Part 7 Class 2Y for fire retardancy.

The tiles are pre-fabricated and were designed around a do-it-yourself concept, making construction a simple procedure. The tiles can be clipped onto an 8mm diameter steel rod, rope or nailed onto a wooden batten.

FEATURES

• 100% UVC protection
• 99% waterproof
• Natural, eco-friendly product
• Cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter

Thatchbor

Thatchbor

The Thatchbor process is based on impregnating grass, reed or similar materials with an innovative new product. Called Thatchbor, this product combines biological, preservative, fungicide and fire-retardant products.

The innovative aspect of Thatchbor is the treatment process. The wax layer on the surface of the grass/reed normally prevents the absorption of treatment products into the grass/reed system. Thatchbor has been specially developed for impregnation, which facilitates the penetration of Thatchbor right into the heart of the grass/reed stem, therefore providing full treatment of the grass/reed. Protection is permanent and leaching is minimal.

FEATURES

• Fire safety assurance together with prolonged durability against fungal decay and insect attacks
• Tested in accordance with SABS, CSIR, DIN, and UL (modified) fire requirements
• Pre-treatment of the grass by an impregnation process, ensuring total thatch protection
• Reduction in allergens
• Permanent, one-off treatment
• Minimal effects from leaching, as the active ingredients are deposited inside the stem
• Quality assurance monitored by SABS and CSIR
• Environmentally safe
• Proper control of active ingredient uptake and retention levels

Thatchbor Tile Shapes & Fixings

Standard Tile
Used to cover straight and round structures.

Heavy Tile
Much denser, containing 50% more reeds. Used towards the very top of a circle and fans out much more than lower rows.

Thatch Top Cone
Forms a cap on top of the roof, or by cutting in half will close off two ends of an oval.

Corner Tile
Gives adequate reed cover on the 90 degree corners of a ridge roof.

Fixings, ropes, screw eyes and gate staples are all available.

Fibre Thatch Tiles

Fibre Thatch Tiles

Fibre Thatch® is a new innovation and is perfect if you want the look of traditional thatch with added life expectancy and minimal maintenance.

Fibre Thatch® is a simulated thatch  made from UPVC Polymer, and has the added advantage that it comes in an easy to use tile format. The tiles are fire retardant to BS476 Part 7 Class 1Y in the UK and a European DIN4102 Part 7 standard.

The tiles are very quick and easy to install – no special tools or skills are needed. The tiles can be clipped onto an 8mm diameter steel rod, rope or nailed onto a wooden batten (using rust free nails or staples). The tiles are installed in layered courses. The minimum suggested pitch is 25 degrees, much lower than traditional thatch materials.

We recommend a sub-roof of marine ply and felt.

We also employ our own teams of trained installers and will be pleased to quote for supplying and installing tiles to your individual requirements.

FEATURES

• Life expectancy minimum 50 years
• 100% waterproof when used with a suitable sub-roof
• Exceptionally durable
• 100% UV protection
• Not susceptible to mould, rot or decay
• No fading of colour
• No maintenance required

Fibre Thatch Tile Shapes & Fixings

Standard Tile
Used to cover straight and round structures.

Thatch Top Cone
Forms a cap on top of the roof, or by cutting in half will close off two ends of an oval.

Corner Eave Tile
Covers 90 degree corners and can be used with or without an eave section.

Eave Tile
Has a straight edge and is used instead of the eave section. Alternatively, it can be used on the row above the eave section and creates an even denser thatch appearance.

Eave Section
Forms a dense thatch on the bottom row and, by trimming, will fit a 90 degree corner.

Fixings, ropes, screw eyes and gate staples are all available

Tile ShapesDiameterWidthtLengthtDepth
Standard Tile-800mm450mm-
Corner Eave Tile-200mm260mm-
Eave Tile-800mm260mm-
Eave Section-400mm125mm100mm