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Zoo Construction Materials

Sustainable Zoo Construction Materials – Bamboo, Thatch & Eucalyptus

Today’s zoos do more than nurture, research and protect the animals in their care. They must also entertain and educate people. After all, every visit to a zoo is an opportunity to foster the public’s love of animals, encourage respect for nature, and build support for vital conservation efforts. See how bamboo, thatch & eucalyptus […]

Mexican Rain Capes

Top 5 Uses for Mexican Rain Capes and Mexican Thatch

Have you ever wondered how Mexican Rain Capes got their name? Once upon a time, this versatile form of thatch was actually worn as clothing. Cultures around the globe knotted together palm leaves to form capes that offered protection from the elements. Today, you’re unlikely to spot someone wearing Mexican thatch. However, there are plenty […]

Top 5 Uses for Eucalyptus Wood

With natural forests disappearing at a rate of some 36 million acres each year, exploring sustainable construction products is smart. Eucalyptus, a hardwood harvested from a family of fast-growing tropical shrubs and trees, is certainly worth a look. It’s gorgeous, environmentally friendly, easy to work with and incredibly practical. It’s also less expensive than traditional […]

Eucalyptus Fencing

Eucalyptus Fencing to Fit Any Budget

What makes the eucalyptus fencing such a great pick for so many applications? Eucalyptus is a unique building material with aesthetic and practical appeal. Natural shades of tan, green and brown blend together to add character and depth to every eucalyptus timber. Stretches of fence panels crafted from this sustainable, environmentally friendly tropical hardwood are […]

Natural Bamboo Slats

5 Ways Natural Bamboo Slats are Used as Decorative Construction Material

Natural bamboo slats are made by slicing a bamboo pole and sanding and shaping it to produce one flat side. This decorative construction material is easy to install, remarkably durable and amazingly versatile. They are ideal for indoor applications that need a tropical theme.  Natural bamboo is available in a natural or stained mahogany finish.  […]

Synthetic Palm Thatch Roof Materials

4 Types of Synthetic Palm Thatch Roof Materials to Fit Any Budget

An artificial or synthetic palm thatch roof offers the ideal mix of beauty and practicality. You get the lush look of natural thatch with material advantages like increased durability, pest-resistance and longevity. However, it’s a mistake to assume that if you’ve seen one synthetic thatch, you’ve seen them all. At amaZulu Inc., we offer four […]

Which Natural Thatch Roofing Material is Best Suited for your Project

When you want a distinctive look, natural thatch is a fantastic choice. Visually interesting, sustainable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective, it’s a material with real appeal. It’s also delightfully varied, so if you have seen one natural thatch, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’ve seen them all. There are several intriguing possibilities when it […]

thatch umbrella capes

Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Thatch Umbrella Capes

What makes a hot, sunny day even better? For many people, the answer involves having a shady spot to enjoy it from. That’s why natural or synthetic thatch umbrella capes are a fantastic addition to any outdoor living space. Unlike a traditional thatch umbrella, which consists of multiple layered panels, a thatch cape is a […]

Rolled Eucalyptus Fence Panels

Top 7 Uses for Rolled Eucalyptus Fence Panels

Zoos, attractions, resorts and homeowners are falling in love with our rolled eucalyptus fence panels – and well they should! Eucalyptus instantly themes a space, creates a mood and lasts for generations. If you’re looking for a more economical alternative for rustic eucalyptus fencing, might we suggest rolled eucalyptus fence panels?  The cost savings can […]

Thatch Roof Replacement

When Thatch Repairs Won’t Work, and You Need a Thatch Roof Replacement

Topping a tiki hut, or outdoor patio area with a thatch roof creates a cool, shady oasis with a tropical, natural vibe. Because natural thatch is a sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective material, a thatch roof is ideal for commercial and residential projects of all sizes. However, like any other roofing material, natural thatch eventually […]