Archive for September, 2013

Natural Thatched Roofing

A Look At The Surprising History of Thatched Roofing

Thatched 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 and eventually settled there long-term. As they built structures to live in, thatched roofing was the covering of choice. This choice was due to […]

Thatched Roof Pavilions

Outdoor Living: Thatched Roof Pavilions

Several places where thatched-roof pavilions are readily incorporated are hotels, resorts, outdoor yoga pavilions, parks, and residential backyards. Skim through the pages of any home decorating or gardening magazine and you’re bound to find at least one thatched-roof pavilion in the mix. Why? Because each of these locations is designed for both recreation and relaxation and […]

Rolled Bamboo Fencing

Product Spotlight: Rolled Bamboo Fencing

When you’re considering options for backyard fencing, you’re aiming for beauty, privacy, durability and easy installation. amaZulu’s Rolled Bamboo Fence is a beautiful option that can add flair to any type of theme for your backyard. These rolls of bamboo fencing are ideal for a variety of styles.  Whether you have a naturalistic garden with native […]

eucalyptus myths

A Growing Interest in Eucalyptus Hardwood

Why Eucalyptus Hardwood is so Popular Many people aren’t aware of the far-reaching benefits of eucalyptus hardwood in construction. Recently, eucalyptus has become a popular alternative to more traditional types of wood. These include oak, maple, ash, cherry, and pine. This popularity is due to its natural beauty, affordability, durability, and resistance to damage. But […]