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Leaves - Makuti | Caneplex Design
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Leaves - Makuti | Caneplex Design

  • Use

    Constructive, decoration
  • Applications

    Roof thatching, ceilings, outdoor structures, shelters
  • Characteristics

    Natural materials might present slight variations in diameter and colour and each one is unique
  • Colors

  • Sizes

    Height: 60-70 cm
  • Certification

    Certified by ISO 9001: 2015 by BQC

More about this product

Thatching is a traditional construction method consisting of building roofs with dry vegetal materials. Makuti roofs are made from sun-dried palm leaves arranged in layers to keep water away from the inner roof structure. The bulk of dry vegetation traps air inside that functions as a thermal insulator in both tropical and temperate climates. Caneplex Design Makuti leaves are presented in rolls between 60 and 70 cm high to suit both constructive and decorative applications.

Material Sourcing

Caneplex Design natural materials are a product of selective cultivation and specific harvest time, which have been physically dried, heat-treated and disinfected before and after insertion, and their colour is completely natural, resulting in hue variation. For each one of them, the quality control is carried out by local partners while being subjected to phytopathological inspection before and during import.


It is advisable to use a wood preservative (fungicide) and water-soluble (preferably) wood varnish, colourless or in close tint, initially and at regular intervals of 2-3 years. That way the material is protected from fungus, the colour does not fade straight away, it is infused and preserved beyond the anticipated time.

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