Reasons Palmex Lasts for 50 Years Post-Installation

Why artificial thatch is the most durable, cost-effective choice for your property Palmex synthetic thatch is a roofing solution that comes with a 20-year written warranty and has a 50-year life span. In this post we look at the many reasons Palmex is so durable and cost-effective in the long run, making it the right choice for your property. Versatile Material made using High-Quality, Industrial-Grade Plastic Palmex is made of recycled plastic. The superior quality… Read more »


5 reasons why natural thatch is no longer preferred as a roofing material

Thatched roofs have been in use for centuries and with good reason. Thatch looks understated and elegant, and can be moulded into interesting shapes to complement the natural environment. However, builders have now begun to avoid natural thatch as a roofing material because of many sound reasons. 1. Lack of skilled labour to make and install natural thatch Creating a thatched roof using palm leaves, coconut fronds, or elephant grass takes enormous skill and time…. Read more »


Richard Maillé, the Plastics Guru with a Great Product for India

The founder of Palmex talks about selling synthetic thatch, Québec style, to resorts and hotels in India and around the world When Richard Maillé, founded Palmex Synthetic Thatch in the cold region of Quebec, Canada, he had little idea that his product would one day be sold across continents. Palmex began its operations in India in 2016 and Maillé had been eager to visit the country ever since. He finally made his first trip… Read more »


Thatch Travel Through Time

Thatching is a technique of roof building that dates back further than many of us can imagine. As early as 10,000 BC, the stone age of human civilisation, when our forefathers lived as hunters and gatherers, thatch roofs are thought to have been the roof over their heads. The art of thatching involves the building of roofs using locally available dry vegetation such as reed, straw, palm leaves, grasses etc. The vegetation is layered meticulously… Read more »