How long will the African Hut last?
With very little maintenance, a thatch roof owner can expect a thatch roof to last for 6-10 years. Various climates however, do affect the life span of a thatch roof. The frame should last more than 25 years. Please read our warranty.
What support is available if I need help installing the African Hut?
Customer support is just a phone call away that can quickly answer any concerns.
How waterproof are African Huts?
All African huts if installed correctly are guaranteed 95% waterproof. This is achieved by using the correct thatching density and a roof pitch of 35-40 degrees.
How long does it take to install a African Gazebo?
Generally it takes 1-2 days weather permitting for installation. Times may vary depending on size.
Is African hut (thatch roofing) free from pests?
Yes, Australian quarantine requires that all thatch must be treated as a condition of entry to Australia and therefore the product is free from pests.
What about ventilation and insulation?
One of the great attractions of thatch is that is extremely thermally efficient – warm in winter and cool in summer. Unlike conventional roofing systems that trap heat and moisture vapor in attics, thatched roofs require no attic ventilation. African huts can reduce the inside temperature up to 10 degrees Celsius, creating a pleasant environment for your family on a hot summer day.
Are there other benefits of a thatched roof?
From a conservation point of view, thatch is less demanding on the land, as the raw materials do not require quarrying or mining. Thatch is also very effective in commercial settings such as restaurants, hotels, pubs, and retail shops.
What is the difference between the Bali Hut and African Gazebo materials?
Balinese thatch, used in the Bali hut, originates from Bali and has a more tropical look, compared to the African Cape Reed, used on the African Gazebo, which has a neater, clean cut look.
How soon can you install the African Hut?
Normally within 1-3 weeks depending on the season. DIY African Hut Kits are in stock for fast delivery.
Will the thatch roof change color over time?
The thatch we use is a natural product and will change color (darken) when exposed to the sun and rain. This is a natural occurrence.
What timber do you use for the construction of the African Hut?
We use treated Australian timber to Australian building regulations and standards. The timber we use is the same timber that is used Australia wide to build pergolas and decks.
Do I need council approval?
Depending on the size of the hut, you may need council approval. Please call your council if unsure.