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Price Compare The 5 Best Places to Get Harvey Tiles For Sale

Price Compare - The 5 Best Places to Get Harvey Tiles For Sale

Harvey Thatch tiles have revolutionised the way in which builders, and building owners, think about thatch. This nifty creation is something that is able to give thatch roofs a longer lifespan, all while ensuring that minimal maintenance. And not only does it come with all of these and many more benefits, but it is also a wonderfully affordable product, which is supplied by many, highly experienced companies.

Before we get into the price comparison, there is one thing that you should know.

While there are quite a few companies offering the sale of Harvey tiles, not all of them will include the installation in the price per meter. This alone can mean there is a noticeable price difference between the various companies, and when you are looking to buy the tiles, this is definitely something to keep in mind, because the installation can be a costly process and needs to be completed by experienced roofing experts.

Now that that is out of the way, this is the price comparison that can guide you when you are looking to buy Harvey Thatch tiles.

1. Bundu Dakke

Bundu Dakke is one of the longest standing companies operating in the thatch roofing industry. The company was founded on the selling and installation of Harvey Thatch tiles and this remains their primary service. Bundu Dakke’s Harvey Thatch tile prices are affordable and as specialists in the industry, the team can also provide you with an installation service.

2. Harvey Roofing Products

A well-known company in the industry, Harvey Roofing provides a range of fantastic Harvey Roofing products, and they are also able to provide the helpful installation service. As the original Harvey Thatch company, their prices are the industry standard and generally, they would be affordable enough to suit most building budgets.

3. Harvey Tiles Prices at Build It

Built It is one of South Africa’s up and company building supply companies and they stock just about everything you could need, including Harvey thatch tiles. As a wholesale type company, their prices are competitive but their business reach isn’t as great as their competitors, which means unless you have a local store, you might have trouble getting their products to where you need them.

4. Harvey Tiles Cashbuild

Cashbuild has cemented its reputation for being South Africa’s most affordable building supply company and there is a Cashbuild in just about every region of the country. Unlike their competitors, it is easier to price their Harvey Tile products, as they have their prices neatly listed on their website. Prices for these particular products start from around R 140, depending on what it is that you are buying.

5. Harvey Tiles Prices At Buco

Buco is another building supplier with a range of Harvey Thatch tile products listed on their website for easier price comparisons and shopping. Buco has a bit of a wider selection of Harvey products when compared to Cashbuild but the products have a slight pricing difference, with Buco being a bit more expensive, but only by a Rand or two.

Upgrade Your Roof at Great Harvey Tiles Prices in Pretoria

We Offer Very Affordable Harvey Tile Prices in Pretoria

Bundu Dakke is the premier Harvey Tiles and Thatch Tile solution Roof installer in the Pretoria and countrywide. In our more than 25 years of experience in the industry we have seen the Harvey Tile product we offer take the roofing industry by storm. All the information points to Harvey Tiles as the safest and quite possibly the best roofing product available on the market right now, especially with Harvey Tile Prices being so affordable and the product itself requiring little to no maintenance. The benefits of having Harvey Tiles installed at your Pretoria home are myriad and could add quite a bit of value to your piece of property.

The Bundu Dakke team showing off a brand new roof - Harvey Tiles Prices Pretoria - Bundu Dakke

What Are Harvey Tiles?

Harvey Tiles are roofing tiles, made from durable but lightweight steel material which is stoned coated with a weather-resistant product. These 2 key components give Harvey Tiles a long life-span with little to no maintenance required. As a versatile roofing product, it can easily be installed around windows and doors, accommodating the architectural beauty of your home.

Why should you invest in Harvey Tiles?

It takes about an average of 2 to 3 days, weather permitting, to get your house’s roof painted. You could either do this yourself or pay someone else to do it for you. Instead of having to spend the money and time on painting your roof every 5 years, you could pay once for an installation of Harvey Tiles which are maintenance-free, with no painting or water sealing needed. Studies show that 40% of building-related problems are directly related to water intrusion and damage, that’s nearly half! With Harvey Tiles being porous they absorb small quantities of water, however, the actual Harvey Steel Tile will not let water through, especially when laid correctly by experienced and certified professionals such as Bundu Dakke.

Why should you replace your Thatch with Harvey Tiles?

Harvey Tiles on the Outside, thatch on the inside – Installing Harvey Tiles doesn’t mean you lose the beauty and earthiness of your thatch roof but creates a much safer environment. We all know that thatch is flammable, the leading cause of fires in thatch-roofed buildings is the transfer of heat from a chimney to the thatch, it then reaches its ignition temperature and causes a fire. With Harvey Tiles, fire hazards are lessened, so not only are you going to have a much safer environment but you could most possibly lessen your insurance premiums per month, saving money in the long run. Most thatch homes have a very high amount of dust as well, as being in constant wind and weather conditions. With Harvey Tiles on your thatch roof the dust factor comes down considerably, making for a more dust-free living space. Harvey Tiles also help with regulating temperature throughout the different seasons.

Harvey Tiles – a worthy investment for any homeowner.

Thatch roofs look great on all types of homes in any area and with Harvey Tiles it is easy and affordable to maintain. Here at Bundu Dakke we specialise in cladding thatch roofs with Harvey Tiles.

Thatch roofing was one of the first roofing methods ever used. Due to their efficiency, long lifespan and stunning appearance, thatch roofs have remained popular throughout the ages. As time progressed, methods were developed to ensure that thatch roofs were waterproof and protected from damage caused by small animals such as mice or birds and other natural elements including wind and hail. Some major concerns associated with thatch roofs were their vulnerability to catching fire due to lightning or wildfires. With Harvey Tiles you can have a thatch roof without having to be worried about any of the above mentioned risks.


Modern Harvey Tile Thatching by Bundu Dakke

Harvey Tiles are made of lightweight steel that is sure to stand the test of time. There are a number of factors to consider when roofing your home. The most important feature of a roof is that it provides protection from outside elements, namely wind, rain and bugs to mention a few. Then, of course, a roof should complement a home – colour and texture definitely influence your choice of roof tiles. Harvey Thatch Tiles perfectly match the colour if your thatch roof, while Harvey Elite Tiles are available in a variety of colours such as dark blue, green or burgundy. Harvey Tiles are often used to clad thatch roofs, but has also been attached to other roof structures.

Harvey Thatch Rooftiles are the best of both worlds. It looks modern, yet also has the shape of your original thatch roof. It doesn’t take long to install as it fits to all roof structures, weighs less than traditional tiles and offers more flexibility. These tiles are also fantastic insulators, which means that your home stays cooler during summer and warmer during winter. This is just some of mthe any great attributes of Harvey Tiles and why they are great for any South African home. Roof repairs due to leaks and broken tiles will be a thing of the past when you replace your existing roof with Harvey Tiles. Metal roofs are fireproof, making it a safety smart roofing choice. Lightning is a common threat to homes with thatch roofs, but Harvey Tiles decrease the risk of a roof catching fire. You will not have to be concerned about the possible damage that birds and vermin cause to roofs any longer, as they won’t be able to access thatch through the new rooftiles. Fungi and algae won’t trouble you again either, seeing that Harvey Tiles are made of metal which kills algae. Roof leakages won’t cause you headaches during rainy seasons and the tiles also prevent criminals from gaining access to your home through your roof. This tile is the solution to every thatch roofing problem you might be faced with.

Harveytile Products

There are currently three ranges of Harvey Rooftiles on the market. Bundu Dakke uses the following products for our roofing projects throughout South Africa.

Harvey Elite Tile

For a stylish, modern roof – choose Harvey Elite Tiles


Each tile has a mass of 3.9 kg with an overall length of 1675 mm and an overall width of 397 mm.

Harvey Thatch/Shake Tile

The Harvey Thatch Tile looks like regular thatch, but it is safer, more affordable and everlasting.


These tiles have a mass of 4.2 kg each, are 1675 mm long and measure 395 mm in width.

Harvey Tuff Tile

Harvey Tuff Tiles are of excellent quality and it looks fantastic too.


Every Tufftile has a mass of 3.9 kg, a length of 1675 mm and is 397 mm wide.

Harvey Elite Rooftiles are available in the following standard colours:

  • Dark Blue
  • Black
  • Terracotta
  • Green
  • Burgundy

Harvey tiles


Tips and Tricks for Thatch Roofs

It’s important to take precautionary steps to protect your thatch roof. Thatch roofs can be set alight quite easily in comparison with other roofs, especially in areas where lighting is a common occurrence. Installing lightning rods on your thatch roof it the most efficient way of diverting lightning from your home. Lightning rods are great conductors of electricity and thus provide little resistance to the current in a lightning bolt. This means that the lightning is more likely to strike the rod than your roof.

The Bundu Dakke team would strongly recommend our clients to install a roof sprinkler or water drencher system if you have a thatch roof. Wet thatch is less likely to catch fire. If you know that a fire is approaching, take precautionary steps and activate the sprinkler system on your roof at least an hour in advance. This will also prevent damage caused by the heat of fires in the surrounding area. Should a fire approach and there is no sprinkler system – take the water hose and wet your roof and nearby trees. This is a quick solution to a threat that could have rather devastating effects.

With plastic or wire mesh you can prevent birds and vermin from gaining access to the roof. Thatch pests climb up trees to get onto your roof. Trimming trees in your yard will make it harder for small animals to venture into your roof in search of a warm spot in between the thatch.

Although there are many ways to protect, maintain and restore a thatch roof, the number one solution recommended by Bundu Dakke, is to clad it with Harvey Thatch Tiles.


Every Harveytile is carefully manufactured to ensure that only top quality products get approved. After a tile has been inspected and it can be said for certain that it complies with the quality standards, the tile is marked with a Harvey Quality Stamp.

The Bundu Dakke team consists of ambitious, well-trained professionals. We deliver nothing less than excellent services and know just what you need to keep any thatch roof in tip-top condition. For enquiries and quotes on Harvey Tiles, contact Bundu Dakke today.

Understand roofing when cladding with Harvey Tiles

The simplicity of having a roof under your head is unmatched. But the art of having quality roofing is best sourced from professionals. Bundu Dakke strives for excellence when it comes to quality roofing.

Bundu Dakke is a roofing company that specializes in cladding old and weathered thatch roofs in Harvey tiles, thereby turning thatch roofing into a more versatile, cost effective, low maintenance solution.

Over the years, all thatching has a lifespan regardless of how well it is maintained. Well that’s normal logic! All thatch roofs eventually get to a point of no return and will clamor to be re-thatched in order to keep their appealing nature.

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Thatch Roof Abode

In today’s economy that is frequently being less inspired by the constantly falling Rand, re-thatching a roof can be very costly and something that will have to be repeated every few years if you want to keep your thatch roof looking good.

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Putting on a Thatch roof on a house

With Harvey tiles roofing you can still enjoy the entire ambiance that comes with a thatch roof, but without the hassle and disadvantages.

For starters, roofing material is the outermost layer on the roof of a building, sometimes self-supporting, but generally supported by an underlying structure. A building’s roofing material provides shelter from the natural elements such as the sun, rain, cold etc. The outer layer of a roof shows great variation dependent upon availability of material, and the nature of the supporting structure.

Those types of roofing material which are commercially available range from natural products such as thatch and slate to commercially produced products such as tiles and polycarbonate sheeting. Roofing materials may be placed on top of a secondary water-resistant material called underlayment.

Roofing is one of South Africa’s most robust industries where Bundu Dakke constantly maintains its presence as one of the leading thatch roof specialists in the country. However, this Industry is a high risk industry due to the injuries that you can sustain in this job environment. Roofing primarily focuses on the upper layer of a house or building. Roofing on a house is considered residential and building are commercial. Roofing on a government building you get paid pavilion wage.

Traditional thatch roofing is arguably the most beautiful and natural looking roofing material available in this current epoch. This is mostly because of its mesmerising appearance that best suits the eye. Lodges, game parks, residential parks and even seasoned hotels have upped up their game by incorporating thatched roofs on their premises.

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates.

For thousands of years, people have been using thatch to create durable roofs for their home, which would protect them from the elements we spoke about earlier.

It is interesting to note that thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation. By contrast in some developed countries it is now the choice of affluent people who desire a rustic look for their home, would like a more ecologically friendly roof, or who have purchased an originally thatched abode.

Thatch is the best insulated roofing available to man. Most other roofs need to be insulated after they have been installed, while thatch roofs automatically offer excellent insulating properties, making it ideal for our hot local climate to keep the interiors of our homes cool in summer and warm in winter.

If thatch is well laid, it will be virtually maintenance free. Thatch is very vulnerable to being stripped by birds, especially weavers that can really destroy a roof within a year. If you need to protect your thatch, it is wise to cover it with a plastic mesh that will keep the birds away. Wire mesh can also be used, however, in time it will rust.

Whether you have a weathered thatch roof that is in need of an upgrade or if you are planning to build a new thatched roof, Harvey Thatch is the most economical alternative in the industry.

This versatile cladding turns ordinary thatch roofing into more attractive, more durable and more sustainable roofing. Not only is Harvey Thatch cost-effective, but it has far more advantages than the traditional thatch roofing. The tiles are of natural colour and match original thatch perfectly. Not only is Harvey Thatch beautiful to look at, but also very practical and if well installed and maintained, it can be one of the most durable and attractive roofs on the market.


Home cladded with Harvey Roof tiles

LeBlanc Construction Photos 2012

Cladding with Harvey Roof Tiles


Home cladded with Harvey Roof tiles

The team at Bundu Dakke consists of dedicated professionals that strive for perfection. Clients are timely supplied with high-quality products that are delivered through a service of excellence. Bundu Dakke’s rates are competitive as the company is highly committed in providing only the best.