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Bamboo Sourcing: The Art of Choosing a Trusted Bamboo Supplier

Not all Bamboo Suppliers are Created Equal When you shop for wooden furniture, flooring or outbuildings, you generally ask about the type of wood used in the construction. After all, cedar, oak, maple, pine, pressure-treated lumber and plywood all possess different qualities that make them ideal for certain circumstances and less than suitable for others. […]

Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch

Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch?

It was 4 years ago that we first posted a blog comparing natural thatch to synthetic thatch.  Durability, construction rating, and your budget are factors requiring serious consideration when choosing to install Synthetic Thatch or Natural Thatch. And 4 years ago, seeing the difference between synthetic thatch or natural thatch was easy. Great strides and progress […]

architectural theming materials

Trending architectural theming materials for 2017

We recently attended – and exhibited at – the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) annual trade show. It was interesting to see what is trending for architectural theming materials. This is an important event for us as the amusement park segment is one of the keystones for our business, as well as the […]

3 New Architectural Materials Solutions

Creativity and customer focus help drive amaZulu’s innovation with our architectural materials solutions. That means that one of our very best sources of ideas comes from our customers. And it is those ideas that drive much of our innovation. What do we mean by this? Here are 3 examples of new amaZulu, Inc. thatch and […]

synthetic bamboo poles

Synthetic Bamboo Poles: Elegant, Resilient, and Cost Effective

Natural bamboo is an incredibly strong material that provides a pleasing aesthetic touch to any outdoor project, such as a tiki hut or cabana. Natural bamboo does not, however, weather the elements without showing it. It also naturally tapers rendering it impractical for designs that require uniform sizing.  amaZulu, Inc. has always offered a faux […]

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Sourcing natural thatch in Indonesia delivers a delightful surprise

What I love most about my job is that I get to travel the world, sourcing natural thatch and other materials, from some of the most talented Artisans around the globe. It’s always an adventure as I am never sure what exactly I will find! No two pieces that are carved or weaved are ever the […]

natural thatch

Natural thatch: It’s the natural choice

Are you considering natural thatch for your new resort, a zoo, a tropical hideaway, or even a tiki hut?  Here are our favorite natural thatch products that we offer.  You’ll see that natural thatch is a versatile, elegant solution. There are 3 basic kinds of natural thatch that we offer. 1. Mexican Rain Cape This […]

bamboo materials

Strong and Sustainable – What You Need to Know About Bamboo Materials

Ancient yet versatile – Bamboo materials are still useful First used in China over 5,000 years ago, there are hundreds of innovative uses of bamboo materials.  For millennia, humans used bamboo as a construction material and for practical products like bows, arrows, paper, and bedding. Writing tablets, building materials, and books have been produced from bamboo […]

eucalyptus materials

Sourcing Eucalyptus Materials for your Zoo’s Fences, Shelters, and Enclosures

Eucalyptus Materials:  A viable construction material that keeps animals and visitors safe and comfortable If you are a zoo and need eucalyptus materials to keep your animals and visitors safe, shady, and dry; we have good news. You can now procure our versatile Eucalyptus Poles by the container load and save big time. There are more […]

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Versatile Thatch Roofing – What You Need to Know

Thatch roofing has a long history that began with temporary shelters for nomadic peoples. Between 5000 and 1800 B.C., the first hunter-gatherers colonized the areas between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. As they built structures to live in, thatched roofs were the covering of choice. This choice was due to readily available materials and […]