Welcome To Pjd Thatch.
The Only Logical Choice.
Pjd Thatch has been building and Repairing Thatch Roof structures and Thatching Lapas for over 30 years. We are very proud to say that over this time we have many satisfied clients and have completed many challenging projects Like The Madikwe Game Reserve, Doornkop Mine and many more.
These include many Personal Thatched Homes, Thatch Roofs for Game farms and Game lodges, Thatch Restaurants, Thatch Homes and numerous different designs and ideas of Thatch lapas and gazebos.
Thatch Repairs Services.
- Roof Thatching.
- Harvey Thatching.
- Thatch Roof repairs
- Thatch Leaks detection and repairs
- Thatch Maintenance
- Thatch Re-Ridging
- Thatched Roof Repairs
- Ridge Replacement/Repairs
Frequently Asked Questions ?
1.How long does a thatch roof last?
When thatched properly by professionals like Pjd Thatch , the major portion of such a roof (the water reed) should last 20 to 35 years. In other words, as long as any other roof.
However, the roof ridge is made of Grass ,will have to be replaced roughly every 8 – 10 years. Such ridge line replacement is, luckily, a fairly rapid and reasonably inexpensive procedure.But fibreglass ridges dont have to be replaced, you just keep waterproofing it on regular maintenance intervals.
2.Are thatched roofs good?
Excellent for insulation – Thatched roofs provide excellent insulation, meaning your home will stay warm when it’s cold outside and keep it cool during the summer. … Great durability – Thatched roofs are typically very durable and long-lasting. With proper maintenance, thatched roofs can last up to 40 years.
3.Can I replace a thatched roof with tiles?
Yes, it is possible to replace a thatched roof with tiles particularly Harvey thatch tiles … However, be aware that replacing thatch with tiles requires your roofing contractor to strip everything down to the bare timbers and start from scratch.
4.How often should a thatch roof be brushed or combed?
Thatch roofs should only be combed when necessary. Combing is necessary when the grass is seen to be sagging or sliding on the roof. The roof is combed to maintain the correct compaction and then it is essential that all twine stitching be pulled up tight to prevent the further slide.
5.Isn’t thatch roof a fire risk?
Yes, it is, like any other combustible material. However, people living in thatch roof homes are more aware of the fire risk and take more precautions and as a consequence fewer thatch homes burn down pro rata in relation to other forms of roofing.
6.Does thatch roof keep out water?
Yes. Thatched roofs do keep out water. This is possible because of the minimum pitch of 45 degrees, and because the thatching grass is a waxy organic material that is packed to a density of approximately 35 kg/m2 throughout the roof. These elements work together to provide a roof that is not only beautiful but watertight.