Cape Reed Natural Thatch Tile
£14.50 – £62.00
A flexible, long lasting, easy to apply and natural tile.
A direct replacement for tiles on almost all garden gazebos.
For a smooth, neat, hard wearing, ‘African’ stepped finish.
See our DIY fixing video-
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Ideal for D.I.Y. thatching garden structures, Tiki bars, beach huts, gazebos, summer houses, beach cabanas or your man cave!
A flexible strip along the top is securely bonded to the cape reed tile allowing it to flex around corners and accommodate almost any roof shape.
Clips along the top make for easy instillation. Simply clip onto a 6 mm wire, rod or cord attached to the roof structure. Alternatively screw directly through the top of the tile into your frame. Tiles can be easily cut to fit. Our video above will show you how simple this is.
For weather proofing and lifespan your roof pitch should be at least 30 degrees pitch.
Apply in layers from the bottom of the roof in 30 cm (12″) steps up.
What you need:
The bottom layer or ‘eve’ of the thatch is made up of Standard Cape Reed Tiles. Each layer going up the roof is also made up of Standard Cape Reed Tiles until you reach the top layer. For the top layer use 3 Heavy Cape Reed Tiles. These are designed to fan out whilst retaining a defined bottom edge (Please note: Heavy tiles are no thicker than the standard tiles and will look no different) The peak or ridge of the thatch is the Top Cone or Ridge Tile and End Cap dependent on the shape of your roof.
If your roof is square, or has very pronounced hips, you will need Cape Reed Corner Tiles these get you around a 90 degree corner. When calculating your needs, these take the place of 1/4 of a tile to both faces.
Allow approx. 3.5 tiles per m square (10′ square). If you don’t know how many you require you can email us a few photos of your roof along with some dimensions, and we can estimate it on your behalf. We need the length or diameter of your roof and the distance from the ridge (top) of the roof to the eve (bottom) along the angle of the thatch.
Standard Cape Reed Tile – £ 14.50 Dimensions: 32″ x 18 ” x 1″ (800 mm x 450 mm x 25 mm)
Heavy Cape Reed Tile – £ 16.50 Dimensions: 32″ x 18 ” x 1″ (800 mm x 450 mm x 25 mm)
Corner Cape Reed Tile – £29.50 Dimensions: 16″ x 18 ” x 1″ (400 mm x 450 mm x 25 mm)
Ridge Cape Reed Tile – £56 Dimensions: 32″ x 18 ” x 2″ (812mm x 457 mm x 50mm)
Cape Reed Ridge Center Molding 2 m – £56 Dimensions: 79″ x 8 ” x 12″ (2000 mm x 200 mm x 300 mm) V shaped fiberglass molding for straight ridges.
Cape Reed Ridge END Molding 1.2 m – £56 Dimensions: 47″ x 8 ” x 12″ (1200 mm x 200 mm x 300 mm) V shaped fiberglass molding for either end of straight ridges.
Top Cone – £ 62 Dimensions: 2′ 9″ (850 mm) Diameter
End Cap- 1/2 Top Cone – £58: Dimensions: 2’9″ (850 mm) Diameter x 1/2 For the end of straight ridges
If you order more tiles than you need, we will be happy to refund you for them upon return. Full details of this offer will be sent with your quote.
Delivery information for large or heavy items: When contacting us for delivery costs please include a full address and postcode so that we may accurately quote. Please also notify us at the time of any access issues relating to the delivery address including narrow lanes or low/weak bridges.
We aim to deliver next day as long as the items are in stock. Items such as these often need to be delivered via pallet. Pallets are measured at 1.2m and products which are longer than this can result additional cost. These items require a signature upon delivery and thus someone over the age of 18 must be available between 8:30am and 6pm on the day. We will advise you when this will be. Any deliveries returned to us due to customer error may be charged an additional delivery fee if deemed applicable.