Break me off a piece of that Bali Hut

The Bali Hut outdoor gazebo is made with alang alang; the grass thatch of Asia. It was the primary means of putting a roof over ones head for millions of people until more westernised structures came about. Bali Huts have been used by the Balinese people as a place to unwind and also shield themselves from the intensity of the sun’s rays and is now a popular thatch roof outdoor gazebo for many Australians. Break me off a piece of that Bali Hut! The hand woven alang alang grass is a renewable material and its shaggy exterior, creates a much more breezy, cool and relaxed look than many other roof structures. Bali Huts certainly give your backyard or pool area a tropical feel and they come in many different styles and designs.

Like the African Thatch, Bali Huts get up to 10 degrees cooler than other outdoor gazebos, particularly those made with tin, polycarbonate or shade-cloth  Not only is the material environmentally friendly, it is cost effective, because it lasts for years and is incredibly easy to maintain and clean. This allows you to put your Bali Hut up and enjoy its benefits without having to maintain its condition. Bonus!

If you are looking for Bali Huts, then visit Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs to check out their large range of sizes to fit all backyards and outdoor areas. Call today on 1300 62 88 77 or drop by their display store in Bayswater, Melbourne.

Bali Huts thatch roofing

Bali Huts thatch roofing: entertaining never became so easy!

3 x 5 Balinese Hut with decking near pool area

3 x 5 Balinese Hut with decking near pool area

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I’m not gonna pay alot for this Bali Hut

If you love the look and feel of a thatched roof outdoor gazebo, but don’t want to pay alot for this type of Bali Hut, then the Umbrella Thatch is your best solution. The Umbrella Thatch creates a relaxed and tropical look and feel to your outdoor area and is a much cheaper alternative to the Bali Hut. This simpler version of the thatch roof is made from the same natural material (alang-alang grass) as the Bali Hut, but because it sits on only one post, the actual structure is more cost effective to make, therefore lessening the sale price. Umbrella thatches fit neatly into an outdoor table and are sturdy and reliable. They are easy to put  up and put down and will keep your outdoor area cooler by up to 10 degrees compared to other outdoor roof structures. This is because the alang alang grass acts like a natural insulator and regulates the flow of cool and warm air much better than say a corrugated roof or sail cloth.

For the best price on the umbrella thatch, call Matt’s Homes today on 1300 62 88 77.

Looking for an outdoor gazebo that is cheaper than a Bali Hut?

Looking for an outdoor gazebo that is cheaper than a Bali Hut?

Don’t You Just Love Being Under a Bali Hut?

Whether it is a hot summer day or night or a mild winter afternoon, relaxing under a Bali Hut can feel like you are on holiday’s – right in your very own backyard. A friend of mine who recently bought one commented the other day whilst we chatted over mint tea under her new purchase, ‘Don’t you just love being under a Bali Hut?’, of course I could do nothing but agree.

In this blog I thought I would profile my friends Bali Hut choice – the 4m x 5m Bali Hut with decking, from Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs. Granted, she is a lucky soul and has a very big backyard, which suits this large thatch roofing outdoor gazebo. Other places I have seen this magnificent outdoor abode is restaurants, bars and hotels.

Impress your friends with the biggest Bali Hut on the market

Impress your friends with the biggest Bali Hut on the market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4m x 5m Bali Hut is built with sub floor and decking to elevate your entertaining area. Here’s what you get:

  • Hand woven alang-alang grass (environmentally friendly renewable material)
  • Natural Finish 3.6m long treated pine thatch poles suitable for sites up to 500mm out of level or 125mm square cypress posts
  • 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 instructions
Life goes better with a Bali Hut

Life goes better with a Bali Hut

Plus:
  • 240 x 45mm subfloor frame
  • 90mm decking
  • 120mm x 35mm bearers
  • 90mm x 90mm stumps
  • 240mm x 45mm sole plates (solid footings for poles)
  • All timbers used are kiln dried arsenic free treated pine
  • Manilla decorative rope at the foot of each pole

 

 

Easy to maintain, clean and having the added benefit of getting up to 10 degrees cooler than other roofing types, you’d be crazy not to consider the Bali Hut as your home away from home this Summer.

For more information about this Bali Hut and our other sizes, visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or call us today on 1300 62 88 77.

Fancy a drink... or two?

Fancy a drink… or two?

Top 5 Questions Asked About Thatch Roofing and Bali Huts

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. Thatch Roofing includes Bali Huts, African Thatch and Thatch Umbrellas and is an increasingly popular choice for home owners and renovators. This is because aesthetically the thatch roofing adds a huge landscaping dimension to any outdoor area, along with its environmental and economical benefits.

Below are some answers to to the top 5 questions asked about thatch roofing and Bali Huts:

1. How long does thatch roofing last?

Thatch roofing, if installed by a professional installer, should last up to 50 years. An added bonus is that it is also easy to maintain and clean, in fact there will be little maintenance needed. Like other roofing materials, there may come a time when you need to replace a section. With respect to thatch roofing, this may be because of insect infestation or water ingress.

2. What kinds of structures can be thatched?

We encourage our customers to think outside of the square. Bali Huts, African Thatch and Umbrella Thatch huts are suitable for all areas – from hotels, motels, to restaurants, bars and homes. Small tiki bars, cottages, sheds and commercial centres can also suit thatch roofing.

3. Do Bali Huts and Thatch Roofing stand up against strong winds?

Reeds and straw are considered to be very light materials for a roof structure. If your thatch roofing is installed by a professional this will ensure that your roof structure is sturdy and tight. The African Thatch in particular is often used for places that experience strong and even cyclonic winds, because it is known to be a strong structure. The Umbrella thatch huts are best pulled down when it is heavy winds as being only on one pole can make it less sturdy than Bali Huts and the African Thatch.

4. Are Bali 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 Bali 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.

5. Are Balinese Huts cooler?

Bali 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, Bali Huts are low maintenance and fortunately do not suffer from the the effects of mildew. Balinese Huts also offer great UV protection.

If you are looking for thatch roofing and Bali Huts and want a company that manufactures quality built thatch roofing, with the added bonus of having competitive prices, then visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, they have a large range of thatch roofing and Bali Huts to suit all size backyards and properties. Enquire today on 1300 62 88 77.

African Thatchfrom Matt’s Homes

Create the perfect entertaining hotspot with thatch roofing and deck area
Bali Huts from Matt’s Homes

Balinese Hut Profile: 3m x 5m with decking

If you’re on the hunt for a thatch roof outdoor gazebo and entertaining area to unwind and relax under, then Balinese Huts are definitely the answer. In this blog I am going to profile a 3 x 5 slender design Balinese Hut with decking from Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs.

The 3m x 5m Balinese Hut is one of our most popular outdoor gazebos in the Matt’s Homes range for those that love to entertain. This Balinese Hut has ample space for the whole family to enjoy. Its slender design makes it ideal for fitting a long rectangle table and chairs underneath it to entertain your guests. Choosing a Balinese Hut with decking raises your outdoor setting to a new level and adds an attractive landscaping dimension to your backyard.

Balinese Huts are a natural beauty and will turn any backyard into a tropical oasis. The alang-alang grass material that covers the Balinese Hut is a natural and environmentally friendly renewable product that can get up to 10 degrees cooler in warmer months. Its shaggy look is both stylish and sophisticated, yet still has a very relaxed and inviting look and feel.
3 x 5 Balinese Hut with decking near pool area

3 x 5 Balinese Hut with decking near pool area

The Balinese Hut with sub floor and decking 3000mm (w) x 5000mm (l) features:

  • Hand woven alang-alang grass
  • 3.6m long treated pine thatch poles suitable for sites up to 500mm out of level or 125mm square cypress posts
  • 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 instructions
Plus:
  • 240 x 45mm subfloor frame
  • 90mm decking
  • 120mm x 35mm bearers
  • 90mm x 90mm stumps
  • 240mm x 45mm sole plates (solid footings for poles)
  • All timbers used are kiln dried arsenic free treated pine
  • Manilla decorative rope at the foot of each pole

To view this product and price visit Matt’s Homes Balinese Huts or phone today on 1300 62 88 77. Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs has many different sizes of Bali Huts and also stocks the African Thatch and Thatch Umbrella, along with various other home and outdoor products, including timber sheds, granny flats, teenage retreats, cubby houses and wooden dog kennels. Matt’s Homes is a family business located in Bayswater, Melbourne. In addition to being competitively priced, they use Australian made non arsenic treated pine in all their products ensuring top quality and longevity.

Turn your backyard into a tropical retreat with a Balinese Hut from Matt's Homes

Turn your backyard into a tropical retreat with a Balinese Hut from Matt’s Homes