Top 3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Bali Hut

Bali Huts are a popular outdoor gazebo for home and outdoor areas. Before you buy though, there are a few things you should know to maximise your purchase. Read on to find out the top 3 biggest mistakes to avoid when buying a Bali Hut.

#1: Buying from Overseas or from a shoddy supplier

Whilst buying online or finding a cheap Bali Hut deal can seem like a bargain at the time, the consequences later can far outweigh the ‘awesome deal’ discovered. 

Buying online can often save consumers a lot of money and certainly has its benefits. The problem can be that some overseas suppliers will advertise one thing and the actual product that arrives is not what was expected. Certain things like getting poorer quality timber than stated, fasteners not being stable or the actual thatch roof having wider spacing, thus decreasing its chance of being waterproof resistant.

If you are buying online, make sure you check the reviews, keep all the contact details of the suppliers and find out upfront if there is a money back guarantee option and how you can access this. Unfortunately, most of the time customers are left stuck with it. Make sure you are not one of these people.

One last thing, remember that timber in Australia is actually made for the environment and elements. Timber imported from overseas can lack quality control, so beware of this.

#2: Not buying the right size

First things first, identify what you need the Bali Hut for. If it is for entertaining, it is advisable to buy a bigger sized Bali Hut, than make the mistake of getting something smaller that ultimately doesn’t suit your needs. Remember, this is your home and it is important to invest in your future. Think about Christmas, birthday parties, New Years Eve parties and more.

Better to add the extra metre now than later as it will be far more cost expensive and likely prohibitive.

#3: DIY gone wrong

Most Bali Huts come in easy to instruct DIY kits. Whilst it is advisable that you have a handyman with you to help construct the thatch roofing (this could just be your hubby, father, boyfriend or brother), it is recommended that you don’t make the mistake of trying to just build one yourself.

Thatch roofing can be sold separately, however scrounging around for cheap deals on timber to construct the frame can cause major problems. If strong winds or storms hit, your Bali Hut may not withstand the pressure, simply because it wasn’t engineered to Australian standards, wind classification or has no certification at all. Joints and fasteners also generally prove a problem, particularly for building a sturdy or level structure.

For quality built Australian made timber Bali Huts visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or call 1300 62 88 77.

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Bali Huts – A Testimonial

Matt Chapman is a registered builder, qualified wood machinist and since he was 14 years of age has been building kids cubbies and timber sheds in his local community. Since branching out on his own over the last 18 months and setting up Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs, business has been going really well and one of the best things has been meeting heaps of new customers, plus also receiving referrals and testimonials!

Recently we received a beautiful customer testimonial about one of our Bali Huts. For the privacy of this person, we have only included her first name.

“Had Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs and the boys install a Bali Hut in my backyard last week. Absolutely thrilled with it. The guys turned up on time, were very quick, cleaned up beautifully at the end, fantastic. Many happy hours to be spent under our new hut. Thanks” Kylie.
Balinese Huts from Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

Balinese Huts from Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs

 

Looking for Bali Huts? Read our customer testimonial

Looking for Bali Huts? Read our customer testimonial

Many people respond positively to the tropical look and feel of Bali Huts. They definitely have a flow about them that other roofs don’t offer. In our busy western lifestyle, it is lovely to be able to transform your backyard into your very own holiday destination with one of Matt’s Homes Bali Huts. To view our full range visit us at Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs or call now on 1300 62 88 77. We deliver Australia wide and offer DIY or full installation services.

Xmas Discounts on Bali Huts

Bali Huts supplier, Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs is currently counting down the 12 days of Christmas with 12 days of discounts.  The good news is that one day over these twelve days, there will be massive discounts on our Bali Huts and thatch roofing in store. So if you are wanting to buy for yourself or get a family member a special present then like the Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs facebook page for your chance to receive huge savings on your purchase.

12 days of discounts by Matt's Homes

12 days of discounts by Matt’s Homes

Bali Huts are a brilliant outdoor gazebo for any new or existing homeowner and renovator. Offering a relaxing place to unwind in the summer and cooler months, Balinese Huts liven  up a backyard area and create a real tropical look and feel in outdoor areas. Thatch roofing can come in many different sizes so can suit all backyards and environments, plus they are easy to maintain and clean. Aesthetically appealing, Bali Huts are a unique and long lasting and will be the perfect place to hang out this summer.

Matt’s Homes is an Australian company that build home and outdoor products with Australian made timber. If you are shopping for yourself, then we also offer layby on all our Balinese Huts, allowing you the chance to pay it off at a rate that is comfortable without feeling that extra pinch.

You can phone us and speak to one of our friendly staff on 1300 62 88 77 or visit Matt’s Homes to view our full product range. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, we have heaps of sizes and custom design options for all our range of Balinese Huts, and also have in stock African Thatch roofing and the Umbrella Thatch.

Bali Huts from Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

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

Bali Huts and Thatch Roofing Uncovered

Bali Huts have become a popular option for those who want to add an outdoor gazebo to their backyard. Whilst having an outdoor shelter might seem over the top to some, the benefits far outweigh any of the upfront costs involved. What you will have is a structure that is not only long term cost effective, but environmentally friendly, easy to clean and maintain and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Bali Huts and thatch roofing can add a subtle and attractive landscaping dimension to your garden or serve as a large feature, often becoming the perfect entertainment area on a warm summer’s night.

There are a huge range of Bali huts and thatch roofing on the market and the design options are endless. Each one comes in a range of materials to suit your personal requirements, so read on as we uncover the types and uses of these popular outdoor gazebos.

Bali Huts: Alang Alang Grass

Made from alang-alang grass from Bali, the Balinese hut is definitely eye catching and adds a tropical look and feel to your home. Bali huts are perfect for creating a relaxation area for your backyard. By simply adding a deck, you can turn your Bali thatch into an entertainment hotspot. This thatch roofing is made from natural materials and a renewable source, so it is an environmentally friendly choice for your thatch roofing. In addition to being an organic covering, alang-alang grass provides the highest insulation of any covering. Bali huts thatch roofing are not 100% airtight, so it allows the steam to escape, unlike steel, which would capture the moisture on the roof. The alang-alang grass does have a shorter lifespan than timber coverings, but the good news is that it offers the most natural look and requires no maintenance once the structure is up.

Alang Alang Grass Thatch Roofing

African Thatch: Cape Reed Thatch Tile

The African thatch is made from Cape Reed thatch tiles and is considered the most hardiest of the thatch roofing materials. It also provides a very natural and rustic look, blending in well to most outdoor settings and existing roof structures. Cape Reed thatch is a raw material and is rumoured to last for years (30 +), making it an excellent choice for humid and coastal areas, along with dry inland climates. The sturdiness of this thatch roofing is also ideal in cyclonic weather environments or areas prone to high winds. There are varying reports on the water resistant properties of the African cape reed thatch, with some manufacturers contesting it is highly resistant, whilst others stating it may vary. The Cape Reed tile though is very safe, because it is fire retardant and the natural wax coating is what is said to offer peace of mind to anyone concerned about its waterproof properties.

Cape Reed is easy to install and perfect for those who are into DIY.

Cape Reed Tile Thatch Roofing

If you are looking for more advice about thatch roofing and are seeking a trusted and reputable supplier to help turn your backyard into a tropical retreat, then visit us at Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs or call today on 1300 62 88 77. Our Bali huts and thatch roofing feature hand woven alang-alang grass (Bali huts) and cape reed tiles (the African thatch), with all other timber sourced from Australian grown plantations. Along with all the other benefits detailed above, the natural insulation qualities of thatch roofing reduce heat by up to 10° in summer, and offers warmth on cooler days.

The African Thatch: Ex Display On Sale Now

The African Thatch is an outdoor gazebo made from Cape Reed tiling and is identifiable by its tiled roof appearance. More and more people are turning to this outdoor gazebo when they are looking for shade and to enhance their outdoor area as its neat and tidy look is aesthetically pleasing and enhances your backyard or pool area. Other benefits of the African Thatch include that it cools and heats conversely, because of the material it is made from. It is strong and sturdy and often found in places prone to storms or even cyclonic winds.

Matt’s Homes has one of their large 4m x 5m African Thatch stained kits that is an ex-display model on special at the moment. It has been dramatically reduced with a saving of over $3,000. It comes with round post, sub floor and decking, Cape Reed Tiles plus…

  • 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

and…

  • 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
African Thatch by Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

African Thatch by Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs

Note: this special is available at this price as at 30 November, 2013. Please check the Matt’s Homes site before you consider purchasing to make sure the special is still on.

If you’re looking for an African Thatch to enhance your backyard, with the added benefit of getting the best prices in town, then visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, you can visit their in store display or call today on 1300 62 88 77. All products are available online and can be delivered fully installed or as a DIY kit.

Layby Bali Huts for Xmas and Get 10% Off Now!

Summer is just around the corner and it is time to start planning for more events outdoors! Why not keep things simple and entertain at home in your very own backyard? A great addition to any backyard is a Bali hut. Bali huts are a cost effective, environmental and aesthetically appealing option. They make for a perfect entertaining hotspot and can radically transform your outside area. If you layby one from Matt’s Homes now, you can get 10% off in time for Xmas.

10% Sale on NOW at Matt's Homes & Outdoor Designs

10% Sale on NOW at Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs

Bali huts come in all different sizes, from small to large and with or without a decking area. Their natural insulation properties make them ideal for all year round. In Summer months they can get up to 10 degrees cooler underneath, and when the weather is slightly cooler, they retain heat.

Bali huts are an attractive option that blend well into existing landscapes and give your backyard a tropical look and feel, making them the perfect place to relax under. You can dress them up with additional furniture, draped cloths and even a mini bar and BBQ area.

They work as a stand alone feature, or nicely over your spa or pool area. The material isn’t 100% airtight, which allows steam to flow through easily, as it doesn’t get caught in the roof. Common in Indonesian areas and designed for a hotter environment, Bali huts are an increasingly popular choice amongst Australian consumers who are looking for outdoor gazebos.

If you are looking for a competitive price on Bali huts and with the added bonus of being able to layby, then visit Matt’s Homes in Bayswater, Melbourne. They are offering a 10% sale on many of their items, including Bali huts, so get in before Xmas and get yourself an early present. Call Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs on 1300 62 88 77.

Ideas on How To Dress Up Your Bali Hut and African Thatch

If you are thinking of getting a thatch roof outdoor gazebo or want to make more of the one you have, then read on to find out some great and simple ideas on how to dress up your Bali Hut or African Thatch.

One of the easiest and most effective design ideas is adding white shade cloth curtains to your Bali Hut. It gives it a very mediterranean look and feel, making the area extra inviting. A large pillow, deck chair and perhaps even a refreshing cocktail will quickly turn your Bali Hut outdoor area into your very own private resort.

Balinese Hut with White Shade Cloth Curtains

A barbeque, weber or mini bar will make your Bali Hut or African Thatch very suave indeed, quickly turning it into a vibrant entertaining area for you and your guests. Brilliant for functions, home parties, festive occasions or even just to enjoy a cold beer or martini on a Saturday night… you will never have to leave home again.

Bali Huts installed with Mini Bar & Lounge Area

An outdoor table with chairs is a must have if you are not thinking of having a lounge area (depending on the size you may even be able to fit both). Dressing up the outdoor setting with a simple Balinese bowl or some wooden sculptures can complement your new outdoor gazebo this summer.

Balinese Hut with Balinese Furniture

Bali Huts can come with or without a decking area. The choice is yours and of course depends on price and what you plan to use your Balinese Hut for. The advantages of a decking area is that it can make your Bali Hut a real feature in your garden and is more comfortable to sit under than just installing on grass or dirt. Many customers prefer the decking for aesthetic reasons and like being elevated slightly when entertaining and chilling out during the summer and cooler months.

Balinese Hut with Deck Area

Bali Huts are an attractive and environmentally friendly roof, harvested from a renewable resource; alang alang grass.  If you are on the hunt for a quality built Bali Huts or the African Thatch, with the added bonus of getting it from a company that offers competitive prices, then visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, you can drop in to their display centre or phone today on 1300 62 88 77.

3 x 4 Balinese Hut Profile

Bali Huts offer an outdoor entertaining area to help you unwind and relax under. In this blog I am going to profile the 4 x 4 stylish Balinese Hut with Decking from Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs.

The 3m x 4m Bali Hut is well sized and very popular in the Matt’s Homes range. It is great for having BBQ’s under and to kick back on a warm summer’s evening. Alternatively you can put the Bali Hut over a spa or pool area. The thatch roofing is made from alang-alang grass and this renewable material is not airtight, so it allows steam to escape easily.

The 3m x 4m Bali Hut  is well suited to both medium and large sized backyards. Balinese Huts are a natural beauty and add a superb landscaping dimension to your outdoor area. As stated, the alang-alang grass material that covers the Bali Hut is a natural and environmentally friendly renewable product and can get up to 10 degrees cooler in warmer months. Its look is shaggy and down to earth, yet it still holds a lot of style and sophistication. By adding a deck, you can turn your Balinese Hut into the perfect outdoor setting. The decking comes with sub floor, which is excellent for sites that are not level and ensures that you have a designated area in which to entertain or relax under, rather than sitting on grass or dirt ground.

3 x 4 Balinese Hut by Matt's Homes

3 x 4 Balinese Hut by Matt’s Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bali Hut 3m x 4m with Sub Floor & Decking from Matt’s Homes features the following:

3000mm (w) x 4000mm (l)

  • Hand woven alang-alang grass
  • 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
Plus:
  • 240mm 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 Bali 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.

Bali Huts: Thatch Roofing Profile

If you are looking for the perfect outdoor gazebo and entertaining area to unwind and relax under, then the Bali Hut is for you. In this blog I am going to profile the 4 x 4 stylish Bali Hut with Decking from Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs.

The 4m x 4m Bali Hut is a good sized outdoor gazebo that is very popular in the Matt’s Homes range. The reason for this is that you can fit comfortably a bar area and outdoor setting, including a couch underneath it. Alternatively you can put the Bali Hut over a spa or pool area. The thatch roofing is made from alang-alang grass and this renewable material is not airtight, so it allows steam to escape easily.

The 4m x 4m Bali Hut  is well suited to medium to large backyards. Bali Huts are a natural beauty and will turn any backyard into a tropical oasis. As stated, the alang-alang grass material that covers the Bali Hut is a natural and environmentally friendly renewable product and can get up to 10 degrees cooler in warmer months. Its shaggy look is stylish and sophisticated, adding an attractive landscaping dimension to your backyard. By adding a deck, you can turn your Bali Hut into the perfect outdoor setting. The decking comes with sub floor, which is excellent for sites that are not level and ensures that you have a designated area in which to entertain or relax under, rather than sitting on grass or dirt ground.

4m x 4m Bali Hut with decking by Matt's Homes

4m x 4m Bali Hut with decking by Matt’s Homes

 4 x 4 Bali Huts with decking

The Bali Hut 4m x 4m with Sub Floor & Decking from Matt’s Homes features the following:

4000mm (w) x 4000mm (l)

  • Hand woven alang-alang grass
  • 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.

 

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 Bali 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.

Xmas Discounts on Bali Huts

Bali Huts supplier, Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs is currently counting down the 12 days of Christmas with 12 days of discounts.  The good news is that one day over these twelve days, there will be massive discounts on our Bali Huts and thatch roofing in store. So if you are wanting to buy for yourself or get a family member a special present then like the Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs facebook page for your chance to receive huge savings on your purchase.

Bali Huts are a brilliant outdoor gazebo for any new or existing homeowner and renovator. Offering a relaxing place to unwind in the summer and cooler months, Balinese Huts liven  up a backyard area and create a real tropical look and feel in outdoor areas. Thatch roofing can come in many different sizes so can suit all backyards and environments, plus they are easy to maintain and clean. Aesthetically appealing, Bali Huts are a unique and long lasting and will be the perfect place to hang out this summer.

Matt’s Homes is an Australian company that build home and outdoor products with Australian made timber. If you are shopping for yourself, then we also offer layby on all our Balinese Huts, allowing you the chance to pay it off at a rate that is comfortable without feeling that extra pinch.

You can phone us and speak to one of our friendly staff on 1300 62 88 77 or visit Matt’s Homes to view our full product range. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, we have heaps of sizes and custom design options for all our range of Balinese Huts, and also have in stock African Thatch roofing and the Umbrella Thatch.

Bali Huts from Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

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