Bali Huts are the perfect outdoor gazebo area for Summer

The warm weather is finally here and things are hotting up for the perfect Summer. At Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs we still have plenty of sales and offers on many of our products, including our Bali Huts. Bali Huts are the perfect outdoor gazebo area for Summer and allow you to kick back and holiday right in your very own backyard.

Choose from our large selection of Bali hutsAfrican thatches and thatch umbrellas. Sizes range from small to large and will suit all backyards. The thatch roofing blends well into existing roof colours and creates a tropical look and feel in your garden area.

Bali Huts can get up to 10 degrees cooler than other outdoor gazebos, because of their natural insulation properties.

Order in store or online or Layby Now for our Bali Huts so you can relax and enjoy time outside this Summer!

Visit Matt’s Homes or call us today on 1300 62 88 77. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne.

3m Bali Huts from Matt’s Homes

What Kind of Timber is Used in Bali Huts?

Nowadays, thatch roofing is a very popular choice for home owners, renovators or businesses, who want to turn their outdoor area into a tropical retreat. When it comes to building roofs or choosing an outdoor gazebo, we usually only think of roof structures like brick, steel, iron or sail cloths (for outside areas). However, thatch roofing can be used to not only cover an outdoor gazebo, but sheds, houses or cottages. Aesthetically, thatch roofing adds a huge landscaping dimension to any outdoor area, along with having plenty of environmental and economical benefits. In particular, Bali Huts are an attractive and environmentally friendly roof, harvested from a renewable resource, and made with alang-alang grass.

But what about the timber? What kind of timber is used in Bali Huts and is it better to get timber from Bali? We will often get asked questions like these and based on our professional experience and customer feedback, we believe that the best timber is sourced from Australian grown plantations. The timber we use for our roof frame is kiln-dried arsenic-free treated pine (termite resistant, along with being pet and child friendly).

The problem with sourcing timber from Bali is that they are usually made with coconut posts and designed purely for cosmetic purposes. The coconut posts are hollow and rot easily – and as you can imagine, the termites absolutely love them. Coconut timber also is prone to split in dry, humid climates so it is best to buy timber made from Australian plantations because it tends to be not only weather resistant, but incredibly durable. The good news is that Australian made Bali Huts have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years with no maintenance, mildew or cleaning. Its natural insulation qualities reduce heat by up to 10° in summer, and offers warmth on cooler days.

Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs has a large range of Bali Huts and thatch roofing. The list below is what comes with their standard Bali Huts package and you can also get Bali Huts with decking. Visit Matt’s Homes for pricing and more info or call today on 1300 62 88 77.

  • Hand woven alang-alang grass
  • Natural Finish 3.6m long treated pine thatch poles suitable for sites up to 500mm out of level
  • Pre-cut roof frame with perimeter boards (240mm x 45mm) and hips & rafters (140mm x 45mm)
  • Kiln-dried arsenic-free treated pine roof frame
  • All hardware, including screws, nails, fastenings & ridge capping (where necessary)
  • Supplied in kit form with easy to follow PDF instructions
Balinese Hut with Deck Area

Balinese Hut with Deck Area

Why Bali Huts are Perfect for Outdoor Dining and Entertaining

For many years, the Balinese people have used Bali Huts made from alang-alang grass to sit under and relax, shielding themselves from the heat. Bali Huts have been places where people can go and not only relax, but talk and socialise with family and friends. The tropical look and feel of Bali Huts is perhaps what makes this outdoor gazebo such an attractive landscaping dimension.

Bali Huts are perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining, because depending on the size you get, they can allow enough space for a full dining and lounge area. This allows you ample space to entertain your guests in the warmer weather. It is perfect for those hot days when you want to host a BBQ and eat under the cool shade of your Bali Hut or for having before or after dinner drinks with your guests.

By adding a deck you can turn your bali thatch into a unique and stunning outdoor setting. De-stress after a hard day’s work and put your feet up, enjoying a cool drink whilst you unwind sitting under the coolness of your new bali hut.

If you want to experience the benefits of the bali thatch and are looking for superior quality and competitively priced bali huts visit Matt’s Homes or call today on 1300 62 88 77.


Can Bali Huts Increase the Value of Your Property?

As you are aware by now the benefits of buying a Bali Hut for your outdoor area are huge. From a conservational point of view, Bali Huts are a great buy and much better for the environment, as alang alang grass is both raw and renewable.  Aesthetically speaking, Bali Huts are far more attractive than other roof types such as steel, tile or even sail cloth. Immediately you feel like you are in a tropical destination or on holiday when you see a Bali Hut.

Aside from all these attractive benefits, can Bali Huts increase the value of your property? The answer is quite simple. Yes. Why? Because people are drawn to homes that immediately induce a relaxed and exotic look and feel. In our busy western lifestyles, it is nice to unwind and holiday in your very own backyard rather than going miles for a similar experience. Bali Huts create a tropical feel and entice you to spend more time outdoors.

Set up right, you can make your Bali Hut an ideal hangout all year round for you and your guests. It can be an entertaining area, play room, extra space for the kids to hang out or even a lounge area. Bali Huts are a very smart purchase, not only for the now but for years to come when you eventually sell your property. They will last for years with little to no maintenance required.

Increase the value of your property with a Bali Hut

Increase the value of your property with a Bali Hut

If you are wanting to experience the benefits of Bali Huts, with the added bonus of getting the best prices then visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs. Call today on 1300 62 88 77 or visit Matt’s Homes to view their large range of Bali HutsAfrican thatches and the Umbrella thatch.Bali Huts from Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

Are Balinese Huts Cooler and Waterproof?

Two of the most frequent questions our company gets from customers with our Balinese Huts is whether or not they are cooler and / or waterproof. Read below to find out the answers:

1). Are Balinese Huts cooler?

Balinese Huts were originally designed for the hot and humid climate in Bali (hence the name). They get up to 10 degrees plus cooler in the Summer months and their natural insulation properties, make them the perfect outdoor gazebo in the cooler months too.

Balinese Huts are a natural and environmentally friendly structure, made from renewable materials (alang alang grass) and non arsenic treated timber. In addition to being cooler, Balinese Huts are low maintenance and fortunately do not suffer from the the effects of mildew. Balinese Huts also offer great UV protection.

2) Are Balinese Huts waterproof?

Yes Balinese Huts are waterproof, if they are installed correctly. If you are handy and take your time, you will be able to complete the installation of your Balinese Hut correctly. Our Balinese Huts come with easy to read instructions and we offer a 7 day a week phone service, where you can call to speak to one of our professional installers during business hours, if you have any questions.

Balinese Hut with Deck Area

Balinese Hut with Deck Area