Thatch is the oldest roofing material in South Africa and is still popular to create an African feel to a building. The versatility of the material lends itself to combine with any building style. A thatch roof combine well with a number of wall finishes such as stone, textured plaster and paint and even carefully chosen face brick as well as a combination of any of these. Wooden window frames blend well with a thatch roof, but steel or aluminium can also be used successfully provided the colour is carefully selected to combine with the specific style. The advantage of the organic nature of a thatch roof is that it can fit onto virtually any plan form such as a circle or semi-circle etc.