African Thatch – Basic Thatch / Re-Thatch Guide
To give you a basic idea of how much thatch you’ll need, we’ve put together a few examples. These are just examples, so please give us a call at 1300 900 239 and we’ll gladly go over your plan free of charge, and help you with specific suggestions.
Below is a basic estimate of how many tiles you will need to re-thatch your roof, or add thatch to a brand new structure. Just use the frame size as your guide, and you can see the approximate amounts of tiles.
Please keep in mind: We highly recommend a 35-40 degree pitch roofs. A good pitch will give you a better aesthetic result, provide easier route for water runoff (thus improving water tightness of the roof), will give you a cooler shade, and will withstand stronger gusts of wind.
These are just basic estimates. If you need a specific estimate or have any questions, please give us a call at 1300 900 239! We’re always here to help!
Round & Oval Shapes
|ROOF SHAPE||FRAME SIZE (m)||TOTAL ROOF SIZE |
(including thatch overhang)
|Round||2.3 Diameter||2.8 Diameter||22||1|
|Round||2.8 Diameter||3.3 Diameter||26||1|
|Round||3.3 Diameter||3.8 Diameter||38||1|
|Round||3.8 Diameter||4.2 Diameter||46||1|
|Round||4.7 Diameter||5 Diameter||66||1|
|Oval||2.3m x 4m||2.8 x 4.5||44||1|
|Oval||2.8m x 4.5m||3.3 x 5.5||48||1|
|Oval||3.3m x 5.5m||3.8 x 6||71||1|
|Oval||3.9m x 5.9m||4.2 x 6.2||83||1|
|Oval||4.7m x 6.7m||5 x 7||107||1|
(All quantities below is just an estimate)
|SHAPE||FRAME SIZE (m)||Tiles QTY||Corner Tiles QTY||Topcone|
|Square||2 x 2||18||16||1|
|Square||3 x 3||42||24||1|
|Square||4 x 4||76||32||1|
|Rectangular||2 x 3||31||16||1|
|Rectangular||2 x 4||43||16||1|
|Rectangular||3 x 4||60||24||1|
|Rectangular||4 x 5||100||32||1|