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Oz Thatch Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Oz Thatch Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

THATCH and THATCH COMPANIES ARE NOT ALL THE SAME !!!!

The next 10 minutes of reading could save you from an expensive bad choice and make you more aware of the questions you should ask your potential supplier

It is a common misconception that all thatched roof gazebos are the same. A ten minutes purusal of our FAQ pages will help you learn why thatch, and companies marketing thatched products, are not all the same.

This section is comprised of some common questions and answers that will help you research thatching and its qualities, and give you some advice on choosing a reputable thatch company.



          (More detailed answers are found by clicking on each question below)

  1. What is the difference between the thatching companies?
    Without doubt the most important question you need to research......                                                                
  2. Are the products and materials treated against pests and for fire retardation and if so, how?
    All natural Products imported int Australia must be treated against pests and bugs. Fire retardant is .....               
  3. How effective is the waterproofing in both types of thatch?
    Our Bali Thatch is 100% waterproof when applied correctly, Cape Reed is around 99% waterproof.....            
  4. How long will the thatch last?
    It depends on many factors, Generally our Bali Thatch will last 12-15 years. Cape reed usually lasts 6-10 Years......
  5. How long does it take to fit?
    Shingles are more time consuming, 2 or 3 days to erect the average size gazebo, Bali thatch is quicker and African Cape Reed is a very quick and easy system taking less than a day to erect and thatch....                   
  6. What is the difference between the thatching materials?
    The main differences relate to the appearance and life of the thatch....                                                        
  7. Are maintenance and other additional services easily available and what sort of warranty do the products come with?
    Thatch is generally maintenance free once installed. We have been in buisness for 15 years now and will be around for a long time to come to offer backup service so you can rest assured you're getting a top quality product....
  8. How soon can you fit my gazebo or pavilion?
    Depending on the season, We can usually despatch kits within a weeks, and install within 2-4 weeks. Keep in mind that we custom make our gazebo's to suit your needs...
  9. Will the thatching discolour and if so, why?
    All natural product will discolour with time, Synthetic thatch is UV stabilised to hold it's shade for many years allowing extensions and renovations to be colour matched....
  10. What is the difference between an Imported Kit and an Oz Thatch manufactured one?
    There are many differences, in fact there is little similarity, imported kits generally do not meet Aust building standards and are impractle to rethatch, they also clip together rather than screwed and bolted....
  11. Can you build a pavilion or deck to my design?
    Yes Oz Thatch offer an obligation free inspection and quote service....
  12. Is price a guide to quality?
    Generally yes but there are pitfalls and exceptions....
  13. Do you need a council permit for a thatched roof gazebo?
    Every council and State has its own regulations, many do not consider thatch as a "solid roofing system" hence do not require permits, most councils exempt small structures under 10m2 however...
  14. Is Ozthatch licensed and do your products meet Australian Standards?
    Yes, an important question, be wary of companies that manufacture or sell gazebos that are not licenced as they are operating illegaly, it can come back on you if there is a problem....
  15. Why should I choose an Oz Thatch structure or kit?
    There are many reasons important why an Oz Thatch structure should rate high on your "worth a look" list....
  16. What comes in a DIY kit?
    Our DIY kits are complete and are identical in quality to our high quality fully erected Thatch Huts...
  17. Will bugs or animals affect my thatch?
    Generally No, however there are easily controled exceptions....
  18. Can my existing roof be thatched or re-thatched?
    Many existing structures can be thatched but roof pitch and other factors can affect their suitability, we can assist with Thatch only installation or simply supply of the best quality thatching materials....
  19. Do you deliver Australia wide?
    Yes we can arrange delivery of your Thatch or DIY kit around Australia....
  20. How do I know if I am dealing with a reputable company?
    Like all industries there are good and bad, click on this Q 20 for a short questionare you should be asking your thatching company before you buy, it will help you sort out the quality companies from the pretenders...