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Sustainable Building Materials

Choosing the Right Sustainable Building Materials for Your Next Project

Are you ready to incorporate sustainable building materials into your next project? Choosing construction materials that are derived from readily renewable resources like bamboo, thatch, reeds, eucalyptus, and cork allows you to add environmentally friendly flair to your project without sacrificing quality, style or value. However, to get the most out of sustainable construction materials, […]

Pandora - World of Avatar

A Task That is Out of This World! Pandora – World of Avatar

How amaZulu Helped Create Pandora – World of Avatar Giving form to fantasy takes more than fairy dust and magic. It requires skill, creativity, innovation and a whole lot of hard work.  When Disney designers began working on Disney World’s new Pandora – World of Avatar attraction, they enlisted the services of amaZulu, Inc. to […]

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 […]

sourcing natural thatch

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 thatched roofing

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. 3 basic kinds of natural thatch that we offer. 1. Mexican Rain Cape Mexican Rain Cape […]

artificial thatch roofing

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,  a thatched roof covering was a premium choice for homeowners. This choice was due to readily […]

Palapa Thatch

How It’s Made: Palapa Thatch Umbrellas

Ever wonder what those tropical umbrellas are called? They are palapa thatch umbrellas, a style of thatch that originates from the Philippines that made its way to Central America in the 16th century. amaZulu, Inc. offers authentic-looking synthetic palapa thatch umbrellas that can add the perfect finish to your restaurant, tiki huts or beach resort. […]

Synthetic Palm Thatch Roofing

How It’s Made: Synthetic Palm Thatch Roofing – Step by Step Process

Synthetic palm thatch roofing is an iconic finish to any commercial or residential structure. Whether it’s your custom outdoor bar, a resort oasis or a fun-filled water park, synthetic thatch roofing is a long-lasting alternative to natural thatch. The Benefits of Synthetic Palm Thatch Roofing With tones of tan, brown and honey, synthetic palm thatch […]

FAQs About Thatch

5 Popular FAQs About Thatch: Understanding the Differences

Even though thatch is a beautiful and unique material for both residential and commercial roofs, sometimes it gets a bit of a bad rap. Well, at amaZulu, we love thatch and don’t want to see its name squandered all over the internet, so we decided to clear up some of those harsh myths floating around […]