About BM Thatchers

About Our Thatching Company

With years of experience behind us, BM Thatchers is the go-to thatching company in Johannesburg. We are based in Alberton, Gauteng but provide our services throughout South Africa and on an international scale.

Our vastly experienced teams are able to guide you through the thatching process — from conceptualisation through to construction and handover, as well as assist and with any queries, you may have. Over the years we have put in place a comprehensive and specialised thatching service solution.

BM Thatchers offer a variety of thatching solutions so as to meet all our individual client’s requirements. Whatever your thatching needs may be we have the solution for you and your property.

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Company Principles and Work Ethic

Our company slogan is ‘nothing better under the sun’ and we will never compromise on these words. Our thatching company has made a promise to our clients to provide only the best. As such, we have a gallery full of the highest quality thatch roofs available on the market.

BM Thatchers is committed to excellence, efficiency and affordability. Our attention to detail, hands on service and excellent workmanship has propelled us forward as leaders in the industry.

Since our inception in 1988, we have established a renowned name for ourselves due to the principles and work ethic that we uphold.

We are more than simply a thatching company. We are a business that will not allow our clients to settle for anything less than perfection.

We offer a service dedicated to transparency, integrity and honesty. We also offer a highly personalised thatching service. This is to ensure that every project we take on will be executed to perfection.

Our thatching company adheres to strict specifications and standards when taking on any project. This is to guarantee that the service we provide is of the highest standards.

Throughout the years we have been able to incorporate new innovative technologies in our processes. This has allowed us to provide only the best. Our clients will be proud to have one of our products in their living space.

Standards and Specifications

If you are in the market for a new thatch roof, new game reserve/lodge or the maintenance/repair of your home, investment property or commercial property, there are some critical aspects that need to be taken into account.

There are numerous specifications and standards that we will always uphold. And adhere strictly to the national standards as set out in SANS 1400 (L) and SANS 10407.

  1. All our structures are erected with SABS approved Tanalith (or Tan-E) Treated gumpoles.
  2. All vertical ground poles are concreted into the ground to ensure a strong sound structure as well as protection from water.
  3. The vertical ground poles of all our standard thatches are 150mm – 175mm in diameter to ensure a stable structure. Horizontal frame poles are 125mm-150mm and the rafters are 100mm-125mm in diameter. The diameter of the poles increase as the span becomes wider.
  4. All main supports are bolted together using 12mm or 16mm nuts and bolts.
  5. All poles have anti-split plates at cut-off ends.
  6. Main structures as well as laths are varnished with a teak colour varnish which compliments the Cape Reed, providing a superior finish.
  7. All our inside work is done with Cape Thatch Reed.
  8. The outer layer is thatched with winter harvested Highveld Thatching Grass.
  9. We regard the quality of grass as one of the most important aspects of the thatching process. Grass reeds of 2-3mm thick is used. This ensures good compaction, density and prevents water from penetrating the grass layer.
  10. Our standard thatch thickness is 175mm – 200mm in thickness as per correct specifications.
  11. Fibreglass ridging is used.
  12. Workmanship on all our new thatch structures is guaranteed for three years unless stated otherwise on our quotation.
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