Thatch Tiles

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. The Thatch Tiles themselves are naturally flexible allowing them to be used on unusual designs, and require no special tools or skills to install.

What is the difference between the two tile types - Cape Reed and Combination?
​A: Cape Reed Thatch Tiles have a lifespan of 6-7 years and are constructed entirely from natural reed. Synthetic Combination Thatch Tiles have a lifespan of 12-14 years and are partially natural reed and partially synthetic material, this means they have a greater fade resistance and longevity on your roof.

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 and Combination Thatch Tile options are shown below, along with installation instructions...
 

Standard Tile

Both the Cape Reed and Combination Standard Tiles covers straight or circular roof sections.

Dimensions: 800mm wide x 420mm high.

Cape Reed Standard Tiles - £19.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock

Combination Standard Tiles - £23.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock


Heavy Tile

For use on the top row of circular structures.

Dimensions: 800mm wide x 420mm high.

Cape Reed Heavy Tiles - £39.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock

Combination Heavy Tiles - £42.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock

Top Cone

A Thatch Top Cone form a cap on the top of the roof. For use on a circular roof.

Dimensions: 750mm wide x 450mm high.

Cape Reed Top Cone - £55.99 per top cone (incl VAT) - Out of Stock

Combination Top Cone - £59.99 per top cone (incl VAT) - In Stock

Cape Reed stock due Early 2021.

Corner Tile

A Corner Tile covers 90 degree corners. For use on rectangular, hexagonal or octagonal roofs.

Dimensions: 800mm bottom width x 380mm top width x 420mm high.

Cape Reed Corner Tiles - £22.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock

No combination alternative. Please enquire for advice.

Ridge Tile

Perfect for an all-over straight edge thatch finish. For use on an oval shaped building or any building with a ridge.

Dimensions: 800mm wide x 420mm high.

Cape Reed Ridge Tile - £69.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock

Combination Ridge Tile - £81.99 per tile (incl VAT) - In Stock


Ridge End Cap

Perfect for an all-over straight edge thatch finish. Neatly finishes the ends of a ridge on rectangular or oval roofs.

Dimensions: 150mm wide x 450mm high.

Cape Reed Ridge End Cap - £54.99 per tile incl VAT - In Stock

Combination Ridge End Cap - £61.99 per tile (incl VAT) - Out of Stock

Cape Reed stock due Early 2021.

The Lapa Company Hexagonal Gazebo Packages

Complete tile rethatch packages already calculated and ready for you to order.
Prices from £335.87 inc VAT

The Lapa Company Oval Gazebo Packages

Complete tile rethatch packages already calculated and ready for you to order.
Prices from £1,049.58 inc VAT

Other Manufacturer - Breeze House

Complete tile rethatch packages for Breeze House garden buildings. Thatch calculations are an estimate based on our experience, and packages have been made available to aid our customers.
Prices from £575.76 inc VAT

Other Manufacturer - Julian Christian

Complete tile rethatch packages for Julian Christian garden buildings. Thatch calculations are an estimate based on our experience, and packages have been made available to aid our customers.
Prices from £495.79 inc VAT

Other Manufacturer - Crown Pavilions

Complete tile rethatch packages for Crown Pavilions garden buildings. Thatch calculations are an estimate based on our experience, and packages have been made available to aid our customers.
Prices from £495.79 inc VAT

Other Manufacturer - Beach Hut Gazebos

Complete tile rethatch packages for Beach Hut gazebos. Thatch calculations are an estimate based on our experience, and packages have been made available to aid our customers.
Prices from £495.79 inc 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 have one of The Lapa Company gazebos and 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 The Lapa Company

The Lapa Company is based in the heart of Kent where we handcraft a premium range of luxury Thatched Gazebos and Garden Buildings. 

Our exclusive range includes Thatched Lapas, Tiki Huts, Spa Gazebos, Cedar Shingle Garden Buildings, Cape Reed Thatched Tiles, and Thatched Gazebos - available for installation and as a Gazebo Kit.  

 

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