Brustics offers a range of Gazebo & Cabana Kitsets designed to provide the best result if DIY install is preferred.
The thatch is easily installed on a gable roof, however requires a special roof design to install on hip roofs. If you don’t know the difference between the two, please ask.
We also build custom sizes if required.
Square & Rectangular Hip Roofs
Round or Oval
Sizes: Call us on 0800 278 784 to discuss your requirements
* Prices effective from 8th August 2022 and are subject to change * Prices exclude Freight
We deliver nationwide and welcome pickups; or provide your address and the product required in the Order/Enquiry Form and we will respond promptly with a quote including freight to your door.
A level of experience is required for optimum installation. Our kitsets are designed to provide the best result if DIY install is preferred. The thatch is easily installed on a gable roof, however requires a special roof design to install on hip roofs. If you don’t know the difference between the two, please ask. Please note; fees apply to design roof structures and or re‐design or rectify installations where we have not designed and or installed.
There are 4 thatch types;
Natural Standard ‐ Row/rod spacing 300 ‐ 350mm, approx. price/sqm = $136.00
Natural Tropical ‐ Row/rod spacing 250mm, approx. price/sqm = $218.50
Dura-Thatch Palm ‐ Row/rod spacing 300‐350mm; 350‐400 over ply, approx. price/sqm = $155.00 ‐ $178.00
Dura-Thatch Reed ‐ Row/rod spacing 230‐250mm over ply, approx. price/sqm = $248.00 ‐ $270.00
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. The natural tiles have an “expected” life of 5‐7 years (if they are under trees or wet all the time then they will deteriorate faster). Once a year the thatch should be “groomed” to remove dust and dirt and loose reeds, and may need a spray with insecticide at 2‐3 years. Typically in the North Island’s “wet” climate they will require replacement at about 6‐7 years. A discount of 10% is provided for re‐thatch.
Because our synthetic thatch tiles are made from polyolefin not PVC and have a flexible binding they are 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. Dura-Thatch Palm thatch can be installed by itself as a cover providing similar “waterproofness” as the natural tiles, or over ply. When installed correctly the Dura-Thatch Palm 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. Dura-Thatch Reed 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.