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.