Roof Coverings

Bali Prefab and Wooden House Architect: Materials we Used to Build Prefab House

Ironwood is used to make all our shingled roofing. It has been used for hundreds of years throughout Indonesia, and is one of the world’s most durable timbers. All the shingled roofing for our wooden houses, gazebos and pavilions are prefabricated. Each roof panel has already been constructed in our factory for easy assembly at the project site location. This shingle roofing system ensures maximum climate protection, and is perfectly suited to designs using exposed ceilings.

Bali Prefab and Wooden House Architect: Materials we Used to Build Prefab House

Thatch has been used throughout Indonesia for hundreds of years as a traditional system of roofing. The main benefit of using Balinese thatch is because of its natural insulation qualities. Natural thatch is also very attractive, and adds a “tropical” touch to its surroundings. Each thatched roof panel is pre-fabricated, and previously fitted in our factory to ensure ease of assembly on site.  Because thatch roofs only have a 5-7 year lifespan, we do not recommend this material for overseas structures.

Bali Prefab and Wooden House Architect: Materials we Used to Build Prefab House

With the same pleasing look as natural thatch, this factory made HDPE, 100% recyclable alternative comes highly recommended as prefab house materials by PT Touchwood. Although the use of this alternative option will initially have a higher cost, it has many benefits that in the long-term equates to a cost saving.

Synthetic Thatch has a long life expectancy, with a 25yr manufacturer backed warranty. This not only gives a cost saving in comparison over its lifetime, but also takes away the mess, stress, and hassle that can arise from changing a natural Thatched roof. It is available in a fire retardant version and does not appeal to birds, Insects and other animals.