Fiber Roofing cc is the world leader in manufacture of DURABLE, COLOUR FAST, LONG LASTING and very realistic synthetic thatch alternatives

Synthetic Thatch

 All our synthetic thatch roofing products also referred to as artificial thatch or faux thatch, are designed to simulate natural thatch yet will resist humidity and decay. Our synthetic thatch roof products come with a 20-year warranty.

Beauty Of Thatch

Polyolefin Fiber Thatch is manufactured in tile format. The extruded leaves are packed and brushed in jigs to imitate that real thatch look! A reinforced polyurethane binding strip is used to glue the simulated thatch leaves in one tile.The leaves of Our Indian Ocean tiles are stitched together with industrial sewing machines. The tiles are then stapled, nailed or screwed through the polyurethane or binding strip to the sub roof.

Material is Important

Polypropylene that we extrude to manufacture FiberReed and FiberPalm is fully recyclable. We currently add up to 20% of our own first generation recycled material to the virgin polymers used for the extrusion process. The photo on the left is the gymnasium at Holiday Inn Kandooma. The synthetic leaves is made from the polypropylene that we have successfully used in our factory  for more than 20 years

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FIBER PALM ECONO TILE APPLICATION: OLD THATCH REMOVED FROM FRAME..

THE MANUAL/INSTALLATION ON CORUGATED METAL SHEET ROOFING …

FIBER TILES FITTED ONTO IBR AND/OR CORRUGATED ROOFS, FIBER ROOF CC…

FIBER THATCH TILES CAN BE FITTED TO ANY TYPE OF SUB ROOF…

FIBER THATCH IS MADE IN TILE FORMAT, AND IT RESEMBLES THAT OF NATURAL THATCH…

YOUR QUESTIONS ON FIRE RETARDANCY OF SYNTHETIC THATCH ANSWERED…

PALM LEAVES WERE SENT TO TRUSTED LABS FOR ANALYSIS ON BURNING RATE…

TWO SAMPLES SENT TO LAB FOR ANOTHER TEST ACCORDING TO UL94..

BRANZ TEST REPORT APPLICATION WITH STAPLES AND LIMITATIONS…

EXTERIOR SHUTTER-PLY, UNLIKE THE OTHER APPEARANCE GRADE PLY-WOODS….

WATER BASED POLYMER RUBBERISED PRODUCT WITH A STRONG ADHESIVE BOND …

PUR004 IS A TWO-COMPONENT BLACK POLYUREA HYBRID WATERPROOFING BRUSH SYSTEM

THE CORNERSTONE OF THE FIBER ROOFING COMPANY CULTURE IS A FERVENT BELIEVE…

PLYWOOD IS A FLAT WOOD-FIBER PANEL MADE OF SHEETS OF VENEER OR PLIES…

SAFETY OF YOUR GUESTS IS MOST IMPORTANT!!!

SUCCESS STORY: OUR MALDIVIAN TRADESMEN.

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INVESTMENT FROM HAZARDOUS, LOW-GRADE SYNTHETIC THATCH..

FIBER THATCH VERSUS NATURAL THATCH

Our Fiber Thatch achieves the luxury, atmosphere, charm and nostalgia of a natural thatch roof without the disadvantages normally associated with natural thatched roofs.

 

FIBER THATCH

NATURAL THATCH

Life expectancyPhysical fatigue of material because of different weather conditions does not occur. A Fiber Thatch roof will last more than 50 years.Life expectancy will vary between 2 and 30 years, depending on climatic conditions and global location.
MaintenanceTotally maintenance free. No additional maintenance cost.Regular cost-intensive maintenance by specialized highly skilled tradesmen will be required.
ColorFiber Thatch is U.V. Protected. Fading of color will be so slight that it will not be noticeable.As the natural material decomposes the color will change to a dull gray/brown color.
Fire – Fiber Thatch:PVC and Polyolefin FR Fiber Thatch is fire protected and the risk of flying sparks does not exist. An open fireplace is allowed.Natural materials involve a high risk of fire. Even the best fire retardant treatment cannot solve the problem.
InsurancePremiums are the same as that of most conventional roof types.There will be a surcharge. The surcharge can be as high as 100% or insurance can even be refused.
Rodents, birds, insectsWill not frequent a Fiber Thatch roof.Bird damage and damage caused by rodents is costly to repair. Preventive measures against insects, is costly have a low success rate.
Mould, rot and decayNot susceptible to mould, rot or decay.Natural Thatch is a fertile ground for moss and decay that is the cause of mould, rot and decay.
Allergies and bacteriaA synthetic (plastic) material. Not susceptible.People being allergic to various Natural Thatch materials are well-documented. Bacterial growth on natural material also a problem.
 

FIBER THATCH

NATURAL THATCH

Storm damageEasily repaired. Fiber Thatch is supplied in a D.I.Y. tile, which is simply replaced or placed back in position.Highly paid skilled tradesman or artisans are usually needed to repair storm damage.
Danger during stormsIt is a soft material and no danger exists that a tile might hurt passers by.Depending on the material used, damage to other property or to passers by might be a reality.
Wind resistanceWill pass winds in excess of 180k.p.h.The behavior of natural thatch not recorded. No tests conducted.
InstallationInstallation cost is low, as no specialized craftsmen are needed. The installation process is quick.Visit www.fiberthatchguide.comSkilled tradesmen and artisans are needed. Remuneration is dictated by the availability of tradesman and artisans. Thatching is a time consuming process.
Transport costsA fully packed 20ft. container packed with Fiber Thatch material cover a roof area of 2100 m²!!!NB! Fiber Thatch material can only be shipped in 20ft containers due to shipping weight restrictions.Natural thatch packed in a 40ft. container can cover a maximum of 300m². Transport cost will be nearly 12 times more!
MobilityNo special equipment needed to move Fiber Thatch. All material packed in boxes designed to maximize container space. Weight per box is only 35kg !!Natural thatch materials are usually in loose bundles, or even if palletized special equipment is usually needed to handle.
Availability of materialManufactured in a factory. No seasonal shortages occur.Natural materials depend on nature to provide. Seasonable shortages, droughts, etc. will play a roll. Supply and demand very influential.
CodeMeets the requirements and codes of most countries in the world.Special codes apply in most countries regarding the use of natural thatch.
Roof pitchCan be installed on a pitch as low as 25 degrees.A minimum pitch of 45 degrees is recommended. The steep pitch means extended walls and more roofing material. Higher costs.

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