Do Bali Huts sit well over a pool or spa?

A popular question we get from our customers is whether Bali Huts sit well over a pool or spa. Our answer to that is quite simple; yes, yes, they do. There is a good reason for this however.

Bali Huts are made with hand woven alang-alang grass material, which is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource material. The alang-alang grass isn’t 100% airtight, so if you put a Balinese Hut over your spa or pool area, you needn’t worry about steam or moisture being captured in the roof. Other benefits of this thatch roof are that it requires no maintenance, mildew or cleaning. Its natural insulation qualities reduce heat by up to 10° in summer, and offers warmth on cooler days.

Bali Huts by Matt's Homes & Outdoor Designs

Bali Huts by Matt’s Homes & Outdoor Designs

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 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.

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Bali Hut, Bali Hut, Win, Win, Win

A reminder to enter our facebook competition if you want to WIN a FREE Bali Hut, Timber Shed or Kids Cubby House by Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs.

The competition is super easy, all you have to do is fill out your details and choose which product you want to win, then wait patiently till the random draw prize winner! You have to be in it to win it, so take a few minutes of your time now to enter for your chance to WIN a FREE Bali Hut.

Click HERE for to enter and visit Matt’s Homes to view their full product range or phone 1300 62 88 77 for your home and outdoor needs.

Be in it to win it. Bali Hut, Timber Shed or Cubbyhouse

Be in it to win it. Bali Hut, Timber Shed or Cubbyhouse

 

 

Balinese Huts: Ideas for your backyard

Balinese Hut and Garden Studio

Balinese Hut and Garden Studio

 

A customer recently sent us in this fabulous pic of their new Balinese Hut and Garden Studio installed in their backyard. The round cypress posts and decking area assist in making this a stand out feature for their yard. What I like the most is the square tiles that lead up to the Balinese Hut, plus the simplicity of the whole design.

If you are looking for ideas to spruce up your outdoor area, then a Balinese Hut can add heaps of character and charm, plus provide you with a beautiful entertainment and relaxation area.

To view a full range of Australian made and quality built Balinese Huts, African Thatch and Thatch Umbrella outdoor gazebos, visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or phone today on 1300 62 88 77 to get inspired this Summer.

Customer Testimonial for Balinese Hut and Garden Studio:

“We are very pleased with our new shed and Gazebo and want to thank the team at Matts Outdoor for a great product and service. Both sales and install team were very professional and we would certainly recommend them. In fact we think we need a small tool shed to add to this so will give you a call about that separately. We’ll done and thanks”.

Andrew & Anne.

 

 

 

 

DIY Thatch Roofs

Thatch Roofs are a beautiful way to transform your backyard or outdoor area into a tropical getaway. Inducing an immediate relaxation response, the thatch roof is a unique and aesthetically beautiful outdoor gazebo.

The good news is that at Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs, we sell our thatch roofs, including Bali Huts, African Thatch and Umbrella Thatch as DIY kit packages. If you have handyman skills, then this will definitely save you dollars and is a rewarding way to spend your weekend. All thatch roofs come prefabricated, which means they are easy to install and you can follow simple to read instructions to assist you along the way. If you get stuck at any time, Matt’s Homes offers a personalised phone service to talk you through any queries you may have.

Check out our new video below, featuring our DIY Thatch Roofs and get inspired this summer.

For quality built, Australian made Thatch Roofs, visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or call now on 1300 62 88 77. Located in Bayswater, Melbourne, you can order online or drop by their store and view their products on display.

 

Best Timber for 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 is the best timber for 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

DIY African Thatch

The African Thatch is an outdoor gazebo made from Cape Reed tiling. You can tell an African Thatch 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. Below are some pics of the African Thatch by Matt’s Homes to inspire you to consider this as a DIY option for enhancing your backyard or outdoor area this Summer.

African Thatch by Matt's Homes and Outdoor Designs

African Thatch by Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs

African Thatch without deck

African Thatch without deck

African Thatch with deck

African Thatch with deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits:

  • The African Thatch is a unique product in that it both cools and heats conversely. During the summer months when the temperature is hotter, it maintains a daytime temperature that is lower than other outdoor gazebo roof products (such as roof tiles, tin etc). The African Thatch allows more air to pass through it and you can even drop the temperature further by wetting the thatch roof, which has an evaporative cooling effect.
  • The African Thatch is an extremely strong product that you will often find in many places in Australia that are prone to storms or even cyclonic winds. A decking area can make your African Thatch even sturdier.
  • The tile design of the African Thatch means that it can be placed onto existing structures or custom designed frameworks. Long treated pine thatch poles and kin-dried arsenic free treated pine roof frame can all serve to complement any existing colours you have around your home, from colour bond roofs to darker tiled or slate roofs. A natural product, the African Thatch is aesthetically pleasing and will add an attractive landscaping dimension to your backyard.

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.

WIN a FREE Bali Hut!

Feeling lucky? Anytime is a good time to win a prize, particularly as we are about to head into a long and beautiful Summer. Melbourne based family owned business, Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs is offering readers a chance to win a Timber Shed, Timber Cubby House or Bali Hut. All you have to do is jump onto their facebook page, like it, select the product you want to win and enter your details. It is that easy. If you already like their facebook page, you can still enter, just by following the prompts.

Watch our video to find out how to enter…

The Bali Hut you can win is 3m x 3m and is perfect for going over a spa, or creating a relaxation area for your backyard. This size is perfect for smaller backyards, allowing enough room for you to entertain guests comfortably.

Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs provide quality built Bali Huts and thatch roofing for competitive prices. Made out of environmentally friendly, non arsenic treated pine and alang-alang grass, Bali Huts are a brilliant addition to any backyard or outdoor area, creating a tropical look and feel and a great place to kick back and unwind, without having to leave your own home.

Visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or call today on 1300 62 88 77.

To enter the facebook competition click HERE.

Bali Huts: The Perfect Outdoor Gazebo 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.

Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Thatch Roofing 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.

Read on to find out Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Thatch Roofing Bali Huts.

1. Maintenance and Durability

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. 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 there is heavy winds, as being only on one pole can make it less sturdy than Bali Huts and the African Thatch.

Balinese Huts are also 98% 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.

2. Purpose

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. Because thatch roofs are so aesthetically pleasing, they can add value to your property because they serve as an added attraction. Bali Huts are a great place to unwind under, or as an entertaining hotspot. If you lead a busy lifestyle, going home and being able to read a book or eat dinner under a Bali Hut can certainly help you relax quicker and easier.

3. Function

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 and because the material is not 100% airtight, if you put a balinese hut over your spa area, you needn’t worry about steam being captured in the roof. A steel roof would capture the moisture on the roof, however because the steam can escape in thatch roofing, it provides a much better outdoor gazebo option, particularly over spas or pools.

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

Want to Win a Bali Hut?

Feeling lucky? Anytime is a good time to win a prize, particularly as we head into a long Summer. Melbourne based family owned business, Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs is offering readers a chance to win a Timber Shed, Timber Cubby House or Bali Hut. All you have to do is jump onto their facebook page, like it, select the product you want to win and enter your details. It is that easy. If you already like their facebook page, you can still enter, just by following the prompts.

 

 

 

 

 

The Bali Hut you can win is 3m x 3m and is perfect for going over a spa, or creating a relaxation area for your backyard. This size is perfect for smaller backyards, allowing enough room for you to entertain guests comfortably.

Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs provide quality built Bali Huts and thatch roofing for competitive prices. Made out of environmentally friendly, non arsenic treated pine and alang-alang grass, Bali Huts are a brilliant addition to any backyard or outdoor area, creating a tropical look and feel and a great place to kick back and unwind, without having to leave your own home.

Visit Matt’s Homes and Outdoor Designs or call today on 1300 62 88 77.

To enter the facebook competition click HERE.