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Thatch tiles

Not yet rated

  • Expensive to insure because of the perceived fire risk.
  • Labour intensive & expensive.
  • Recyclable.
  • Lighter, less timber is required.
  • Materials are readily available.

Approximate pricing: R115/m² excl VAT

E&OE

Savuti Roofing

Tel: 082 550 7416

Concrete tiles

Not yet rated

  • Concrete is expensive.

  • Long lifespan.
  • Low maintenance. Good fire protection.
  • Resistant to rot & insects.

POA

All Africa Truss Systems7 Walton St
Aeroton, JHB

Tel:083 393 7865 llafricatruss.co.za

Wood shakes

Not yet rated

  • Demands proper maintenance & repair.
  • Mould, rot, & insects can be a problem.
  • Old shakes can't be recycled. 
  • Good Insulator.
  • Allows the house to breathe, circulating air through small holes under the felt on which wooden shingles are laid. 

POA

Global Innovative Building Systems

Heidelberg Road R550, Klipriver
Gauteng

Composition shingles

Not yet rated

  • Can blow off in high winds.
  • Material is easy to scar if hot.
  • Does not have the dimensional look of tile or shake.
  • Good choice for a clean look at an affordable price.
  • Available with recycled content.

POA

Global Innovative Building Systems

Heidelberg Road R550
Klipriver
Gauteng

Clay tile roof

Not yet rated

  • Expensive
  • Heavy & not suitable for all roofs
  • Long life
  • Long warranty
  • Strong material
  • Available in a variety of shapes & colors


POA

All Africa Truss Systems
7 Walton St
Aeroton
JHB

Tel:083 393 7865 africatrsses.co.za

Metal roof

Not yet rated

  • Material is expensive

  • Long life/warranty
  • Good weather resistence
  • Available in a variety of shapes & colours

POA

Clotan Steel
8 Firestone st
NW7
Verbijlpark

Tel: 016 986 8000

 

Slate roofing

Not yet rated

  • Material is expensive
  • Expensive to repair


  • Long life
  • Long warranty
  • Good weather resistence


POA

Peche roofing specialist Insite Office Park
Unit 1,
C\O Beyers Naude & Juice st
Honeydew
JHB

Tel: 011 795 3709
Web: www.peche.co.za

Built up roof

Not yet rated

  • Messy Installation
  • Not intended for high rain or snow areas


  • Lower cost
  • Good weather resistance


POA

Cosmo-dec coatings

Tel: 012 669 9919

Pricing is product dependant.


Thatch roofing

Not yet rated

  • Expensive to install.
  • Requires maintenance.
  • Long life span 20 -30 years
  • Uses renewable resources.

Approximate pricing: R600-00/m² of floor area.

E&OE

BM Thatchers

Tel No: 011 439 2901
www.bmthatchers.co.za

Green roof

Not yet rated

  • Requires intensive maintenance.
  • Need to be planned properly.


  • Reduces heat/lowers air conditioner use.
  • Insulates sound.
  • Roof membrane lasts longer.
  • Reduces amount of run-off pollutants.
  • Natural air filter.

POA

Vertical Plantscapes
Boksburg
Gauteng

Tel No: 073 339 8271
www.verticalplantscapes.co.za

Bitumen roofing

Not yet rated

  • Messy installation
  • Not for high rain or snow areas
  • Lower cost


POA

Waterproofing Africa
Glenvista
JHB

Tel: 0860 255 379

www.wpa.co.za




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