Cintsa Thatching & Roofing- Creative Designs the Natural Way
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A thatch lapa is the perfect excuse to get creative and create your dream outdoor entertainment area. Cintsa Thatching has had over 10 years of experience in building thatch lapa's of all shapes and sizes, to suit all gardens, decks and entertainment areas. The last two lapa's thatched by our team really stood out to us and we wanted to share some of the ideas with you!
"Formal" Thatch Lapa Structure and Shape
This lapa, situated on a deck by a swimming pool in a game lodge, has a beautiful shape and fits in with the shape and structure of the surrounding buildings.
The lapa has two open sides and is supported by tree
The back "walls" of the lapa are thatched and the
Thatching is classed as a "green" roofing product due to the natural, organic nature of the majority of the materials used in the roof, the way they are harvested and applied to the roof. This latter point - the way the thatch is applied to the roof - is worth looking into a little bit more deeply. Thatching a roof is very labor intensive and uses almost 100% man-power as opposed to using machinery to build or make, and fit it. When asking for a quotation for a new roof, or for thatch to be maintained, it is very easy to forget this aspect of the work - the team of workers who will be doing the work, and their position in the construction company.
It is worth considering (and asking the contractor about) their team of laborers and thatchers to ensure that you are not supporting maltreatment of staff. The following points need to be considered:
We currently have a thatching team in Mvezo - the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where a big Cultural Centre is being developed. The Cintsa Thatching team are currently completing the thatching of 10 rondavels. This circular building is very traditional in South Africa, especially in the rural Eastern Cape, and the buildings are traditionally thatched. Often these buildings can become quite dark and gloomy inside with only small windows around the outer walls and a wooden entrance door.
After being awarded the tender to thatch Wonkumuntu Conference Centre at Mthatha Ultra City in the Eastern Cape earlier this year the project drew to a close around two months ago. With highly engineered pole structures and a stunning finish to the thatching work this large project is a testament to the quality of work done by the Cintsa Thatching team.
Click through our gallery of "Before and After" work images!