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We only use the finest materials – such as Canadian Western Red Cedar, known for it’s aesthetic beauty and long life even in the harshest of environments.
Beautiful, rot and insect resistant, perfect for a hobby greenhouse
Western Red Cedar
(Thuja Plicata) is renowned for its natural beauty and outstanding physical properties that make it one of the world’s most unique softwood species. This exceptionally beautiful wood has natural coloring in mellow ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich sienna browns.
Western Red Cedar is one of the few wood species that are naturally at home in the outdoors. It is classified as a durable wood by the building codes.
Thermal Insulating Properties
Western Red Cedar is an excellent thermal insulator. The low density and presence of air spaces make it the best insulator of any available softwood. Its thermal conductivity factor K is 0.74 BTU in / ft2 h F and it’s R-value is 1.35 per inch of thickness. These exceptional thermal insulating properties protect a building from the extremes of heat and cold.
Flame Spread and Smoke Development Ratings
Western Red Cedar has flame spread and smoke development classifications that are superior to the minimums set by the building codes. These ratings permits cedar to be used in many interior applications without treatment.
The death rate of termites consuming Western Red Cedar varies with fiber source and the species of termites from 100% in several days to 40% in several weeks. Termites prefer food sources other than Western Red Cedar.
Western Red Cedar has a fine, straight grain and uniform texture that make it easy to cut, saw and nail with common tools.
Exotic thatch P/L 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 featured 3 times on the show. We have also exported our products to New Caledonia for the past 5 years.
Please visit our ‘Testimonials’ page to read customer experiences with our service and satisfaction with our products.
Residential properties mostly install the beautiful natural thatch, whereas commercial clients use a synthetic version – currently being installed in the Allamanda Resort on the Central Coast.
The majority of our customer base is within Australia but we also export to some other parts of the world.
Create the beauty and tranquility in your own backyard with a Cedar hut from Exotic Thatch.
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Premium Cedar Gazebo Kits With A Detailed Instruction Manual And Phone Support
Direct From The Manufacturer
All DIY Cedar gazebos kit parts come measured, pre-cut and ready to assemble manufactured to your requirements.
COMPLETE AND READY to install a magnificent Cedar Gazebo (excludes concrete if putting your posts in the ground). Includes a step-by-step easy to follow manual with Photos, Drawings (square or rectangular), Design Certificate, Warranty, and happy helpful phone support – yes you speak direct to our installer! No offshore service or machine generated answers.
DIY Gazebo Kits include:
- Round or square posts.
- Best quality 100% Canadian Western Red Cedar (Cedar supplied – needs to be cut to size/shape on-site)
- 40 or 30 degree roof pitch .
- F7 structural H3 treated pine frames (rot and termite resistant) with a 25 year guarantee again rot and decay.
- Maximum 600mm rafter spacing (ensures straight lines)
- All Cedar gazebos come with a detail Instruction manual (22 pages with phone support from an experienced team)
- Galvanised nuts and bolts
Standard size DIY Cedar Gazebos Kits are usually in stock and available for fast delivery, however, if you require a non-standard size we can easily accommodate this as we produce the frames ourselves in our Tuggerah factory.
STRENGTH & DURABILITY
All Cedar gazebos are designed to Australian Standards and only premium quality materials and timbers are used. The original Cedar gazebo is designed to withstand torrential downpours, hot sun and strong winds – we have improved on this to meet Australian weather conditions. Our Cedar gazebos are built strong, durable and sturdy using only premium quality products and the design follows attention to detail. Details that make your Cedar gazebo special and beautiful.
Buy Cedar Gazebos with confidence!
Our workmanship and proven designs of our Australian made Bali huts and gazebos are sure to impress you! So sure in fact that we confidently offer a 21-day money back guarantee on all DIY kits!
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.
"Preferred Suppliers for Flower Power"
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 long will the Cedar gazebo last in general?
What support is available if I need help installing the Cedar hut?
How waterproof are Cedar gazebos?
All Cedar gazebos if installed correctly are guaranteed 95% waterproof.
How long does it take to install a Cedar hut?
Generally it takes 1-2 days weather permitting for installation. Times may vary depending on size of the cedar hut. We have a detailed cedar hut instruction manual available for the DIY market.
What about ventilation and insulation?
One of the great attractions of Cedar huts is that it is thermally efficient – warm in winter and cool in summer. Unlike conventional roofing systems that trap heat and moisture vapor in attics, cedar huts require no attic ventilation. Cedar huts can reduce the inside temperature, creating a pleasant environment for your family on a hot summer day.
How soon can you install the Cedar Hut?
Normally within 1-3 weeks depending on the season. DIY Cedar Hut Kits are in stock for fast delivery.
Will the roof change color over time?
The cedar we use is a natural product and will change color when exposed to the sun and rain. This is a natural occurrence.
What timber do you use for the construction of the Cedar 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 cedar huts are made in a specialist factory to exact requirements.
Do I need council approval?
Depending on the size of the hut, you may need council approval. Please call your council if unsure.
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