Balinese Thatch

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Balinese Thatching Products:

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


NSafe, insured freight to almost anywhere in Australia
NBalinese thatch instruction manual included
NDIY support: 1300 support line
NOur Bali thatching has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens 3 times!

High Quality, Resort-Style Balinese Thatch and Accessories at Discounted Prices

“We Will Provide You with the Highest Quality Balinese Thatch with the Strongest Warranty on the Market”

25 year warranty

We offer a 25 year warranty on our posts and frames and 5 year warranty on the workmanship.

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More than 500 happy customers Australia Wide

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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.

Why Invest in a Cedar Gazebo?

Our Colorbond Gazibos are a wonderful place to entertain, or kick back and relax with your friends and family. The roofs on these Huts look neat and stylish with the added benefit of providing a shade that is up to 10 degrees cooler on hot summer days.

If you’ve been considering an Colorbond Gazibo for your yard, here’s something to keep in mind as you do your research: most people who buy Colorbond Gazibo roofs are completely unaware that the materials and design that they use can literally make or break their project. The simplistic look of these huts doesn’t do justice in conveying the amount of effort that our team has put in to perfect the structural design, so that the huts can withstand harsh weather conditions, look great, and last for a very long time.

For example, did you know that something as simple as deciding the pitch of the roof can affect not only how your Gazebo looks, but will actually affect how long the thatch will last and how cool the shade under the roof will be? Most gazebo manufacturers still use a roof pitch of less than 40 degrees, which creates a roof that is more prone to damage from winds and harsh weather. We realized early on that the pitch was of utmost importance, and were one of the first companies to manufacture our gazebos with a roof pitch of at least 40 degrees. This helps the thatch last longer, makes the hut look more inviting because a larger portion of the thatch is visible, and makes the shade cooler because the sunlight hits the roof at a more indirect angle.

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"Preferred Suppliers for Flower Power"

– The Largest Nursery Group in Australia


We also go one step further, and use the latest software and measuring instruments to ensure that the structural timber sections of the roof exceed Australian standards. In fact our standard practice in ensuring quality is not to just meet structural standards but to create a margin of safety by exceeding such standards whenever possible.

This helps us ensure that you’re buying only the highest quality Colorbond Gazibo, and gives us the confidence in our work that allows us to offer one of the most generous gazebo warranties in all of Australia.

Our emphasis on quality and our willingness to stand by our products by offering the most comprehensive warranty policy are just some of the reasons why Exotic Thatch is the preferred supplier of Flower Power (the biggest nursery group in Australia). Our products and thatching methods are also used by Better Homes and Gardens and have been featured 3 times on the show! 

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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 it 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 African 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 African Hut. I have attached some images for your records.

Dianne and Dave O'Meara

(3m x 4m African hut)

Bali Huts Central Coast

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