About Us

Thatching Gauteng, previously known as Zambesi Thatching is a co-founder of the Thatchers Association of South Africa and one of the top thatching companies in Gauteng, with more than 30 years experience in the industry. After a change in our domain name, we decided to follow and change the trading as name to Thatching Gauteng. We are still keeping to the same values and standards! Our labour force consists of highly trained, hard-working, honest thatchers and carpenters who take immense pride in their work, delivering excellent quality at all times, within the set time frame. We use only the best quality materials which we source personally and work to the SANS 10407:2006 thatching specification as a guideline, carrying out quality control continuously to make sure that every project we complete is of the highest possible quality standard. To reduce the risk of premature aging or sagging, our thatch is fine and packed densely – a practice which also eliminates the presence of oxygen in the roof as a natural fire deterrent.

Advantages of a Thatched Roof

Apart from the fact that a thatched roof adds incredible beauty to a structure both inside and out, there are several other benefits to using this natural material, including:

  • Thatching acts as an insulator, so building interiors stay cool in hot summer months, yet cozy and warm during the cold seasons of the year
  • Thatching reeds are hollow and do not absorb water, so they provide naturally waterproof roofing
  • Roofing made of high quality thatching will last for at least 20 to 30 years
  • By using a natural material like thatching, you are contributing to the care of the environment
  • A thatched roof adds value to your home

Can any Building have a Thatched Roof?

Any roof can be thatched, provided that it has a pitch of not less than 45 degrees, so that water can run off fast and freely. Water will not run off as easily from a lower pitched roof, which will reduce the lifespan of the thatching. Geographical areas serviced by Thatching Gauteng: We operate mainly in Gauteng, but are willing to work in any areas outside of this region. Should you require any further information regarding our company or our services, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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