Harvey Thatch Installation

Whether a current Thatch roof is in need of an upgrade or if you are planning to build a thatched roof, Harvey Thatch is the economic alternative in the industry. Not only is Harvey Thatch cost-effective, but there are far more advantages than the traditional thatch. The Tiles are of natural colour and match original thatch perfectly. Harvey Thatch gives you the same cosy atmosphere as a thatch roof, but it is lower maintenance and is also approved by the South African Bureau of Standards.

Quick Facts

  • Fire and lightning safe
  • Fungi and algae proof
  • No damage caused by birds and vermin
  • No natural degradation
  • Wind, rain and hail resistant


  • Durable
  • Cost effective
  • Low maintenance
  • SABS approved
  • Ambience of traditional thatch roof


The Harvey Thatch Roofing system has evolved from years of experience in roofing more than 300,000 homes in South Africa since the early 70's.  Thus we offer this product with confidence!


The Thatchtile compromise a tough, lightweight steel substrate which is coated with a durable, weather resistant coating that is impregnated with natural stone chips.


This dynamic product can easily follow the natural curves over dormer windows, doorways and eyebrows which are typical features in thatched roofs.

The thatchtile provides a perfect camouflage to any development where the natural beauty of flora is paramount!

Thatched roof coverings are easily converted to Harvey thatch tiles by re-roofing over the existing structures.

Save Money

Ongoing maintenance costs on thatched roofs have proven problematic but the thatchtile is completely weather resistant, will not rot or decay and monkeys and birds are prevented from causing damage to the thatch.

Thatchtiles will withstand natural perils and the spark from a flash of lightning will NOT ignite the under thatch (Internal Cape Reed), thus minimizing the risk for insurance companies!  Therefore lower insurance premiums and peace of mind!