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Fibre 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 Fibre Reed tiles when used alone provide minimal “waterproofing”) – Fibre Palm 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 fibre 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.
Fibre thatch can be installed by itself as a cover providing similar “waterproofness” as the natural tiles, or over ply. When installed correctly the Fibre 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.
Fibre 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.
The Fibre Thatch, 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. Fibre Palm 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, Fibre Palm (flax type thatch) or Fibre Reed (flax type thatch). They have a life of 15 years plus.
FIBRE REED 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. Fibre Reed 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.
FIBRE PALM 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 July 2019 and are subject to change * Prices exclude Freight
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Thatch Tiles - These tiles can be clipped onto an 8mm steel rod or nailed onto wooden purlins. There are 4 different styles of tile (see below) the spacing of tiles determines the area they cover. With the Standard and SynPalm tiles, we recommend spacing between the rows of 300 - 350mm; this is reduced to 230 - 250mm for the Tropical and Synreed thatch tiles i.e. more Tropical and SynReed thatch tiles will be used to cover the same area compared with Standard or Synpalm.
STANDARD THATCH TILES (NATURAL)
Tile - 800mm (w) x 450mm (approx 3.6/m) cover 350mm - (minimum 30 pitch, cannot be installed over ply/iron) = $35.65 excl GST or $41.00 incl GST
Top Cone 850mm = $217.39 excl GST or $250.00 incl GST
Top Cone 1000mm = $230.00 excl GST or $264.50 incl GST
Half Cone = $130.00 excl GST or $149.50 incl GST
TROPICAL THATCH TILES (NATURAL - SPECIAL ORDER ONLY)
"For square edge or tropical look"
Tile - 800mm (w) x 600mm (approx - 5/m) cover 250-300mm - (minimum 30 pitch, cannot be installed over ply/iron) = Price On Application
Top Cone 800mm = Price On Application
Half Cone = Price On Application
SYNREED THATCH TILES
Tile - 800mm (w) x 450mm (approx 5/m) cover 250mm (must be installed over ply/iron - otherwise sun shade only) = $43.04 excl GST or $49.50 incl GST
Top Cone 800mm = $226.09 excl GST or $260.00 incl GST
Eaves Section 400mm (w) x 125mm (thick) = $43.04 excl GST or $49.50 incl GST
SYMPALM THATCH TILES
Tile- 800mm (w) x 450mm (approx - 3.6/m) cover 350-400mm - minimum 30 pitch; can also be installed over ply/iron, mid tile support rods needed. = $43.04 excl GST or $49.50 incl GST
Top Cone 800mm = $226.09 excl GST or $260.00 incl GST
Thatch - A level of experience is required for optimum installation. Our kitsets are designed to provide the best result if DIY install is preferred. Please note; fees apply to re-design or rectify where we have not installed. When installed correctly Standard, Tropical and SynPalm thatches will be approx 98% "waterproof" i.e. there will be the odd drip. Natural thatch has an expected life of 5-7 years in New Zealand. Synthetic thatch has an expected life of 15+ years in New Zealand.
NOTES TO PRICE LIST:
1. Installation: We have available a series of installation guidelines relating to our products. We strongly recommend you study
these prior to commencing your project. We can usually provide details of installers who are familiar with our products.
2. Warranty: All our products carry a minimum warranty of 12 months. Our products are natural. Variations from any description, visual, oral or written may occur. All information about the products is given in good faith and to the best of our knowledge. Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the product for its intended use.
3. Terms & Conditions of Sale: Refer to our website or contact us on 0800 278 784 or email [email protected]