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 »

Being Bamboo: 7 reasons why this grass is a unique building material

[Cover photo: Palmex’s Aloha variant can be seen on a bamboo structure.] Which is the world’s fastest growing plant? This question often makes its to many a quiz across schools in the world. The answer, of course, is bamboo. Some species of this grass shoot up as fast as 35 inches in 24 hours! This incredible plant grows three times faster than any other flora on earth and holds the Guinness world record for the fastest-growing… Read more »

Green building: 5 steps towards sustainable housing

With a greater consciousness around sustainability and green building in architecture today, we cannot turn away from the fact that construction of buildings contributes significantly to carbon emissions and thus climate change. These emissions include not just the actual construction process, but also the manufacture and procurement of building materials. Therefore, architects today look for construction materials that are environmentally responsible. If you are looking for a ‘green building material’ take the following factors into… Read more »