A state of the art thatched roof in Chintsa, Eastern Cape, was recently completed by Cintsa Thatching. The big roof was re-thatched in whole using the most up-to-date thatching techniques and highest quality materials available.
- The highest quality Hyparrhenia Hirta (the most suitable thatch type for the coastal area where the roof is situated.
- Roof is thatched to a minimum thickness of 200mm extending the opportunity for maintenance and brushing over time, in turn extending lifespan of the roof.
- Thatch is compacted and tensioned to 75kg per square metre reducing risk of fire and weather damage.
- A fire blanket which will protect from fire and also prevent dust problems as the thatch ages.
- All thatch is stitched with galvanized wire following the fire safety specifications of fire blankets.
- Hex-net is attached to all gable ends and just below capping level on the roof to protect the new thatch from monkey and bird damage.
- The capping is covered with membrane and four layers of waterproofing sealant to prevent leaking as cracking occurs in the cement over time.