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Synthetic thatch can be used to create a very realistic thatch roof (the Hobbit I-site in Matamata is a good example of what can be achieved!)
It can be used over ply or as the roof cover by itself – (the Synreed tiles when used alone provide minimal “waterproofing”) – Synpalm however is about 98% waterproof i.e. there will be the odd drip in continuous rain. Because it “breathes” temperatures under a thatch only roof are typically 10-15% cooler than summer ambient temperatures.
Our synthetic thatch tiles are made from polyolefin not PVC and have a flexible binding making them a very durable and versatile product. The synthetic tiles have an expected life of 15 years plus. They are made from polyolefin and have uv and colour stabilisers added, not PVC which tends to become brittle when exposed to the sun.
SynPalm thatch can be installed by itself as a cover providing similar “waterproofness” as the natural tiles, or over ply. When installed correctly the synPalm tiles will provide a roof that is 98% waterproof i.e. there will be the odd drip in continuous rain. It requires mid tile support when installed by itself.
SynReed thatch is designed to be installed over ply. It can be installed by itself as a covering and it will “look the part”, however provides shade rather than rain cover.
The synpalm tiles when installed correctly will provide a roof that is 98% waterproof i.e. there will be the odd drip in continuous rain. They are fine for over spa pools, casual dining areas or shade areas. Synpalm thatch can be used as a roof cover but provides minimal “waterproofing” and should only be used if shade is the only consideration e.g. pre-school shade areas. If you want to install electrical equipment – TV, Pool Pump etc under the roof then we recommend the use of ply (iron etc) covered with the synthetic thatch. (Natural tiles should not be installed over ply, iron etc as the surface touching the ply will remain wet and they will deteriorate faster typically 3-4 years.)
Available in two styles, Synthetic Palm (“SynPalm” flax type thatch) or Synthetic Reed (“SynReed”). They have a life of 15 years plus.
SYNREED THATCH – perfect for commercial situations these tiles provide a genuine thatch look and are normally used to cover ply. Their advantage is they require little or no maintenance and have exceptional longevity. Feathered or graduated cut reeds are used to give the appearance of a flat thatch roof, which can be left jagged to provide a tropical look or combined with eave block (as per the I-site roof) to provide a thick European thatch look. The synreed thatch is designed to be used over ply and with the combination of eave blocks will provide the look of a thick thatch roof without the need for maintenance.
SYNPALM THATCH – The palm thatch look, synonymous with the thatch typically used in pacific island thatch roofs (fales). The palm thatch will be approx. 98% waterproof when used alone or can also be used over ply. These tiles are 98% waterproof used alone or can be used to cover ply. Their advantage is they have a great “cover” therefore are very economical.
* Prices effective from 1 May 2017 and are subject to change * Prices exclude Freight
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