African Thatch Gazebos
Traditional gazebos have been fixtures in gardens for centuries, the existence of gazebos has been traced back to the earliest gardens. Gazebos are now one of the most prevalent outdoor garden structures in the world. They can be round, square, octagonal, or rectangular, small or large, ornate or plain, elegant or rustic, and anything else that one can dream up.
Our unique range of African thatched gazebos really do stand out from the traditional type of gazebos found in the UK today. With its African charm, our range of African thatched gazebos are not only elegant and attractive in appearance, but also offers a cool and peaceful aura which will enhance any home or recreational area.
All our thatched gazebos are available freestanding, open on all sides or alternatively partially enclosed. The partially enclosed gazebos are ideal if you own a hot tub or spa as they provide privacy and additional shelter from the elements.
South African Cape Reed Thatch Tiles:
The circular or oval gazebo roofs are covered with genuine South African cape reed thatch tiles, which create a distinctive stepped appearance. South African cape reed is harvested from a replenishable, renewable resource and harvesting the thatch actually promotes growth. Cape reed thatch tiles are durable, have a long life span, and offer natural aesthetic beauty. The totally unique natural thatch reed tiles are environmentally friendly and will offer years of beauty and service. The thatch itself has a 20 year life span.
Thatch Fire Retardant:
All our African thatch tiles are pre treated with a specialist thatch fire retardant chemical for your safety.
Thatched Gazebo Roof Frame:
Our thatched gazebos are supplied complete with a lightweight hot dipped steel galvanised canopy frame which supports the thatch tiles. The frame is virtually invisible from underneath and the thatch tiles are visible from inside.
The number of poles used and the pole sizes are dependent on the size of the thatched gazebo chosen. All timber poles are pressure treated with Tanalith `E` wood preservative. To ensure maximum weather protection all timber poles are additionally `double soaked treated` in Cuprinol `Golden Brown` wood treatment preservative.
Thatch Gazebo Construction:
All timbers (including poles) used for the construction of our thatch shelter are made from premium Douglas Fir Redwood Timber. Douglas Fir Redwood is considered the "Rolls Royce" of softwoods and is a more durable, slower grown and stable wood. It has excellent strength and does not warp or shrink like other softwoods such as pine, cedar or fir.
All African thatched shelters are fully installed on site by our professional construction and installation team. All components will have been previously manufactured in our workshops prior to delivery and installation.