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“Over The Past Years We Have Refined Both Our Products And Materials Selection To Ensure Durable, Low Maintenance Outcomes While Giving Priority To Clients’ Concerns About Safety And Sustainability.”
The roof beams and rafters are manufactured from treated pine and graded to F7. The round or square timber posts are H4 treated for in ground use. Because of the durability of the pine we are able to offer a great warranty against rot and decay. We endeavour to use only premium quality plantation pine that is stabilised and treated with safe Light Organic Solvent Preservatives (LOSP) to Hazard level 3. LOSP treatment is used for structures subject to moist environments where timber would be likely to experience fungal decay. The treatment is non corrosive and suitable for applications where dimensional-stability is important. Timber is one of the world’s most environmentally friendly building products. It is natural, renewable and sustainable. Choosing wood over energy-intensive building materials such as concrete, steel, aluminium and brick can have a substantial impact on carbon emissions.
We have a strong commitment to the environment.
We use premium grade thatch on all our gazebos and huts. It is durable, has a long life span, and offers natural beauty. The totally unique natural thatch is environmentally friendly and will offer years of beauty and service. Our thatch is carefully selected grass grown naturally in the correct locations.
After many years of testing all the types of stain and oils we now use Haymes Dexpress. We are happy to use any stain that you prefer at no extra cost to you. Just tell us what you prefer and we can stain your hut or gazebo to your exact specifications.
Hot dipped galvanised bolts and brackets. We also use treated pine screws that are galvanized for long life, wear and durability. The roof pitch of a Bali or African hut is a big factor in determining the longevity of the roof. Usually, a steeper roof (higher pitch) thatch roof will last longer due to its better drainage capabilities. For this reason, we use a roof pitch of 40 degrees (minimum) therefore extending the life of the thatch. This also dramatically reduces damage done by strong winds.
The latest roof design software are used to ensure that all timber sizes are designed according to Australian Standards. We can also supply you with drawings and a design specification if needed.
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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.

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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)

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