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Letaba Thatchers offer more than 50 years experience specialising in Gum Pole Thatch Roof construction and thatching of Hotels, Lodges, houses and Bush Camps, as well as Timber decking on stilts with elevated timber walkways.

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Letaba Thatchers is a member of the International Thatching Society and a founding member of the Thatchers Association of South Africa since 31 January 2006 with membership number GSA018. TASA confirmed members are held accountable against strict industry standards to ensure workmanship and customer service of the highest standard. Letaba Thatchers further supports their adherence to these standards by offering a 5 year guarantee on the products they use, as well their workmanship on all installations.

Meet the team
André Friis Snr.
André Friis Snr.
Owner of Letaba Thatchers, founding member and current National Chairman of the SA Thatchers Association
André Friis Jnr.
André Friis Jnr.
Civil Engineering Technologist and consultant (Pr Tech Eng) for Letaba Thatchers.
Magda Trengove
Magda Trengove
Office administrator at Letaba Thatchers.
Materials & Products
Roof structure
  • CCA treated gumpoles (H4 & H5 treatments).
Thatching
  • Hyparrhenia Hirta (Common Thatching Grass) - ThatchBor Fire Retardant pre treated grass optional.
  • Cape Reed (Thamnochortus lsgnis) on request.
  • Interior ceiling a choise of Cape Reed or thatching grass.
  • Sisal Tar treated Thatching Twine.
Ridge Caps
  • Pre-fabricated fibre glass ridges.
  • Thatch ridges on request.
Decking
  • CCA treated Pine.
  • Seligna (optional).
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Micon Thatchbor is a dual-purpose aqueous chemical system, which contains phosphate based fire-retardants and borate-based preservatives. Micon THATCHBOR FR provides permanent and wide spectrum protection against biological attack and imparts the highest possible degree of fire retardation for thatched roofing.
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Micon THATCHSAYF is an environmentally safe and effective fire retardant coating for the fire protection of thatched roofs. Spray work is undertaken by Micon’s approved and trained applicators to ensure that correct pressure and minimum quantity of 1,3 litres per m2 is applied to both the interior and exterior of the roof
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