Balinese Thatching Products: We GUARANTEE That Our Authentic Bali Thatch is of the Highest Quality in Australia.
Yes, we manufacture it.


Safe, insured freight to almost anywhere in Australia


Balinese thatch instruction manual included


DIY support: 1300 support line


Our Bali thatching has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens 3 times!

We are so confident in the quality of our products that we proudly offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee!

Our Bali-style Thatch is imported directly from Bali, and is made from natural Alang Alang grass, using the white string stitch method which makes the thatch more durable. As with all of our products, only premium materials are used to assemble this thatch, which are carefully selected to ensure quality and longevity of the product. This thatch has also been designed to be waterproof so that your gazebo can withstand harsher weather conditions and can still be a nice “retreat” even when it’s drizzling outside.

The Balinese thatch strips can be purchased separately for your DIY thatch projects. They are very quick and easy to install, without the need for any special tools or skills needed. The strips are also pre-fabricated and created specifically with “do-it-yourselfers” in mind, which makes construction a much simpler process. And of course, our staff are always ready to help guide you with proper attachment and assembly procedures.

DIY Balinese Thatch: We will include an instruction manual(12 pages) and a 1300 phone support line to answer all your questions.

Remember, DIY projects should be fulfilling and rewarding, not frustrating and annoying. And just because it’s a DIY project, doesn’t mean you have to figure everything out all by yourself. If you ever have any questions, or just want a bit of advice from a team that’s set up these roofs many times before, just give us a call; we’re always happy to help (1300 855 440).

Not All Balinese Thatching Strips are Created Equal:

Through many years of experience, we have identified various stitching methods and have studied how these affect the longevity and sturdiness of the roof itself. The two main kinds of stitching methods are Black String and White String. The Black String method is inferior because it does not create a tight enough hold within the thatch strip and causes it to deteriorate rapidly. In some cases the roofs that were assembled with Black String thatch strips begin to show serious damage after just 3 years! This is very important to keep in mind because you don’t want to incur the expense and the stress of having to re-thatch the roof every couple of years.

On the other hand, all of our thatch strips only use the White String method, which helps create a product that is bound tighter and can therefore withstand harsher weather conditions with significantly less damage.

Buy Balinese thatch from us with confidence!

Our quality are sure to impress you! So sure in fact that we confidently offer a 21-day money back guarantee!

This guarantee simply means that if any product purchased from Exotic Thatch does not meet your needs or expectations, we invite you to return it in a resalable condition within 21 days for a full refund.
If you wish to return the goods, please ensure the following conditions are met, and we will be happy to refund your money in full.

Conditions for returning goods:

  • The customer returning the goods will be responsible for the cost of return.
  • All goods must be received by Exotic Thatch in fully resalable condition otherwise charges to cover the cost of replacement of these items will be incurred.

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414 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty, NSW

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How soon can you install the Bali Hut?
Normally within 1-3 weeks depending on the season. DIY Bali Hut Kits are in stock for fast delivery.
How long will the Bali Huts last in general?
With very little maintenance, a thatch roof owner can expect a bali hut to last for at least 15 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 Bali Hut?
Customer support is just a phone call away that can quickly answer any concerns.
How waterproof are Bali Huts?
All Bali huts if installed correctly are guaranteed 100% waterproof. This is achieved by using the correct thatching density and a roof pitch of 40 degrees.
How long does it take to install a Bali Hut?
Generally it takes 1-2 days weather permitting for installation. Times may vary depending on size of the bali hut. We have a detailed bali hut instruction manual available for the DIY market.
Are Bali beach huts (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 Bali huts 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, Bali huts require no attic ventilation. Bali 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 Bali hut?
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.
How is the ridge of the Bali Hut sealed?
By utilizing terracotta tiles from Bali, the roof is sealed from moisture. (Standard in all DIY Kits or when installed). All DIY bali huts kits come with a complete set terracotta tiles at no extra cost.
What is the difference between Bali Huts and African Huts?
Balinese thatch, used on Bali huts, originates from Bali and has a more tropical look, compared to the African Cape Reed, used on the African huts, which has a neater, clean cut look.
Will the Balinese thatch roof change color over time?
The thatch we use is a natural product and will change color when exposed to the sun and rain. This is a natural occurrence. Exotic Thatch Bali huts are made from the best materials that we import from Bali ourselves.
What timber do you use for the construction of the Balinese 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. All bali huts are made in a specialist factory to exact requirements.
Do I need council approval for Balinese huts?
Depending on the size of the hut, you may need council approval. Please call your council if unsure.

Our Clientele

Just wanted to provide a few photos and some comments on our experience with your company. We purchased a 4 meter x 3 meter Bali Hut.
From the outset the staff at Exotic Thatch at Long Jetty were professional  and very helpful. The workmanship of the Hut is excellent . I have had many friends and relatives comment on how meticulous the workmanship is. I would have no problem in recommending Exotic Thatch to anybody interested in purchasing a Bali Hut. I have attached some images for your records.

Dianne and Dave O'Meara

(3m x 4m Bali hut)

Bali Huts Central Coast

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