Thatch Tiles

Cape Reed Thatch Tiles are an excellent way of creating a thatched roof without the expense and time associated with a genuine thatched roof.
As a diy thatching system, this style of thatched tile reed roofing is easy to install, durable and long lasting. Cape Reed Thatch Tiles themselves are naturally flexible allowing them to be used on unusual designs, and require no special tools or skills to install.

In addition to providing you with initial installation advice such as how to calculate the coverage required for a new project and how to care for your thatched tiles, we can also advise you of the number of tiles needed to re-cover existing garden buildings from any manufacturer. Please note, all thatch tile calculations based on dimensions provided by a customer are an estimate.

To ensure you get the upmost protection from your roof, we would always recommend the use of heavy tiles for the top row of circular structures due to the tighter radius at this point. Every shape of structure also requires either a cap or ridge tile at the very top to complete the roof. 

All of our Cape Reed Thatch Tile options are shown below, along with installation instructions...
 

Standard Tile

thatched tiles

Covers straight or circular roof sections.
800mm wide x 420mm high
£16.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Heavy Tile

Contains 50% more reed than a standard tile. For use on the top row of circular structures.
800mm wide x 420mm high
£19.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Top Cone

Finishing cone for a circular roof.
750mm wide x 450mm high
£49.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Corner Tile

Covers sharp direction changes such as hips found on rectangular, hexagonal or octagonal roofs.
800mm bottom width x 380mm top width x 420mm high
£19.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Ridge Tile

The neatest method of finishing straight ridges on rectangular or oval roofs.
800mm wide x 420mm high
£69.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Ridge End Cap

Neatly finishes the ends of a ridge on rectangular or oval roofs.
500mm wide x 450mm high
£49.99 per tile (incl VAT)

Standard tiles are supplied in boxes of 6 tiles and cover 1.6 sqm. 
All of our Thatch Tiles can be made Fire Retardant. This will be an additional cost of £2.99 per tile (incl VAT)

 

Installing Cape Reed Thatch Tiles

All Cape Reed Tiles are supplied with clips that can be fastened to an 8mm bar or rope and this is the recommended way to install. If required they can be nailed to a standard roof batten.

We would recommend a minimum roof pitch of 30 degrees. Thatched tiles should be installed with a minimum overlap of 50mm. Once installed tiles are 98% watertight, require no maintenance and have a lifespan of 6-10 years.

If you would prefer not to see the tiles and fixings from inside your structure you can purchase a canvas roof lining from our Accessories range. Roof linings are available in over 30 different colours and made from UV resistant material. They are easy to add to your structure after the tiles are in place.

Please note when using corner tiles the distance between fixings should be reduced from 350mm to 250mm.
 

Potential Uses of Cape Reed Thatch Tiles​

  • Garden Structures
  • Spa Gazebos
  • Indoor Bars
  • Sunshades
  • Stables
  • Umbrellas
  • Outside Entertainment Areas
  • Entrances
  • Themed Buildings
  • Wendy Houses
  • Tree Houses
  • Walkways
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Barns
  • Car Ports
     
About Us

The Lapa Company are suppliers of premium outdoor living products.

We supply traditionally thatched Lapas and a range of Thatch Tile and Cedar Shingle Roof Tile gazebos. We also offer a wide variety of timber via our Total Poles brand, and supply premium outdoor kitchen brands Fire Magic and BeefEater.

Our Ethos

We feel it is our responsibility to ensure we produce and distribute a responsibly sourced product and this is a priority when sourcing suppliers. Not all of our products are FSC certified, therefore please specify on your order if FSC material is required.

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