Handmade from sustainable Mexican palm leaves, this thatch rain cape with its shaggy exterior and woven diamond-patterned underside creates an immediate tropical vibe. It’s an easy to use material which comes in a range of sizes and can be nailed, stapled or tied into place in single or double-layers for different effects to give your bar or yard or hut an authentic South Seas-style makeover.
Naturally water-repellent so ideal for use both indoors and outdoors. Colour may vary slightly from that shown.
Size: Size: 1.2m (4ft) x 1.65m (5.5ft). Covers 1.8sqm approximately.
If required these thatch panels can be treated with a fire-retardant spray for use indoors,
contact https://www.fireproofspray.co.uk/ for information on the products they supply that are
suitable for this.
We recommend layering these thatch panels at 15 CM intervals for the best overall look and attached using a staple gun or nails onto a bamboo frame or wooden structure. Layering should start from the bottom edge of the roof and finish at the highest point. To finish we recommend using a split half bamboo pole to cover any joins.
How long will it last?
It is difficult to say but in Northern climates there will be a degree of degradation from the wet and windy weather, but we generally only hear from people wanting a top up after 1-2 years of installation. To stop the wind and the birds seeing it as bedding you can always add a net or mesh to secure it.