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Thatched roof

How much does a thatched roof cost?

  • R400R600 / sqm
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Thatched roof prices depend on several factors. We have examined prices of different variations and what influences them and pointed out what you need to pay attention to in order to get the best value for your money.


Thatched roof

  • R400R600 / sqm

This is the price per square metre for a thatched roof, including installation. The final cost will depend on the size and complexity of your roof, the quality of the thatching material, and the experience and expertise of the chosen thatcher. As for material, for each square metre you will need about 95 bundles. So, If you know what is your roof area, you can estimate what the material alone will cost. Additional costs may apply if you opt for special netting, treatments, and sprays. The cost of installing a brand new thatch roof usually costs approximately the same as replacing an existing one. Thatch roofs are environmentally friendly and provide a high level of insulation. They will also give your home that true South African look and feel. For a thatched roof, expect to pay between R400 / sqm and R600 / sqm.

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Recent jobs for thatched roofs

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Sasolburg
  • Property type: Housing complex
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Scope: Leak apparently occurred around a drain vent extending through roof. Roof covered with shingle type tiles. Complex more than 20 years old Some woodwork below roof has water damage. Extent to be assessed. Roof tiles seem okay but check required. Quote to include repairs and replacement of affected tiles / wood work / water proofing. Eaves covers and facia also have paint damage due to water leak(s). State if paint repairs are included or not.

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Goodwood
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

I have a tiled roof but the extension is zinc. The roof leaks when is rains and it leaked badly with the storm last week. It is heavy where the tile and zinc connects but not only. there are a few places all over the roof. The ceiling boards have become damage and mouldy. I would like the repairs done as soon as possible.

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Sweet Valley
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): More than 200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: Tile
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Good day, I am considering to buy a house. Single level, approx m2. The current roof is very shallow compared to it's neighbours. There is also a mysterious leak that appears only once in a while. The shingles do look a bit worn as well. I was wondering how much it would cost to build a new roof in order to make it steeper with good insulation. Thank

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Plumstead
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Replacing corrugated iron sheeting over: 34 sq m L-shaped area over single-garage and adjacent room. Single pitch. Including 7.5m flashing over timber barge board. 14.5m flashing to brick parapet. 42 sq m rectangular area over double-garage. Single pitch. Including 21.5m flashing to brick parapet including around 3-sides of chimney. Timber structure in excellent condition

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: D'Urbanvale
  • Property type: Housing complex
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Sloped
  • Desired roofing material: Metal sheeting
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Area want to cover is approximately 6x6 meters. It is a brick paved stoep area which would be attached to the house on two sides. Would like a quote for either a white or pearl polycarbonate roofing sheets of fairly good quality or a alluminium louvre roof. We have just removed the previous pollycarb roofing sheets as they were cracked and damaged.

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Highveld
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

My roof is largely slab and IBR. It is therefore a combination of IBR and concrete slab. One side of the house has what is called Parapet roof. About a year ago I paid a contractor to re-waterproof the the whole roof. They applied the burn-on layer on the concrete slab and they used the membrane and resin on the rest. Unfortunately it is still leaking and I am unable to get them back to repair it. They promise to come but they never do. it has been those promises for quite a long time now. I am now trying to get another service provider to deal with as I am worried that the spring and summer rains are just weeks, if not days away.

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: West Bank
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): More than 200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Flat
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

IRB ,type arrangement, old property, roof slope is insufficient, contribute to the internal leakage.I need advice for either replace roof and modify the slope to allow better water drainage. OUDTSHOORN is area with high temperatures, the external repairs were mostly coating with material fiber, as expect will fail with in due time as result off the temperature changes. I want a permanent guarantee for the propose repairs or replacement.

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Oudtshoorn
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 100–200 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Both
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

IRB ,type arrangement, old property, roof slope is insufficient, contribute to the internal leakage.I need advice for either replace roof and modify the slope to allow better water drainage. OUDTSHOORN is area with high temperatures, the external repairs were mostly coating with material fiber, as expect will fail with in due time as result off the temperature changes. I want a permanent guarantee for the propose repairs or replacement.

Roof repair/maintenance

  • City or suburb: Paarl
  • Property type: Residential home
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Remove plastic roof sheets Replace with sink roof sheets either 3m or 3.6 m in length I will buy the material and that will include the sink sheets as well as: 2 x 5 Ltr Cemiflex, 2 x Rolss of mm x 10m membrane, 1 Bag of Portland cement, I therefore require a quote for labour to do this job Thanks

New roof installation or replacement

  • City or suburb: Vanderbijlpark
  • Property type: Housing complex
  • Approx. size of the roof (sqm): 0–100 sqm
  • Is your roof sloped or flat?: Flat
  • Desired roofing material: I need advice
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Roof installation to cover patio area with a length of 9 meters and width of 3 meters. Timber structure with a maximum beam span of 5.5 meters. Roof covering, should either be flat polycarbonate sheet or flat acrylic sheet. Roof should preferably be installed below the eaves of the existing roof with a pitch of 7 degrees