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How did we get here?

Our Journey

For thousands of years, thatching has been used by our ancestors as a roofing solution on the Islands of Fiji. The natural roofing came with many downsides. During the hurricane season, it was unable to withstand the heavy rains and strong winds and was often destroyed by insects and deteriorated very quickly leading to continuous maintenance. As more natural materials were harvested for the roofs, the environment suffered.

With so many downsides, why couldn’t we let the natural roof go?

When the islands were not being torn by harsh weather, beneath the thatched roofs were beautiful winds, the beauty of a thatched roof itself, the soft sounds of the thatch and the feel of being on an exotic Island.

This is how the journey started, we went out looking for a solution for the roof we love too much to let go and we found the world leaders in synthetic roofing solutions. Our strategic partners are the first to develop a roofing solution that permanently removes the downsides of natural roofing while maintaining the beauty of the upsides. It feels right, it feels the same as our historic natural roofs but without the stress of maintenance.

Here we are, living on one of the most beautiful continents in the world. What is next? We are on a journey to bring this traditional roofing style to our Aussie families and ensure that they are able to enjoy all the benefits of a natural roofing solution without the concerns of vigorous maintenance.

ISTA has been launched with the purpose of providing a creative approach to an enduring roof for all Australians. Bringing to your home and business, a ripple in time where tradition meets contemporary with style.

Company Vision and Mission

Our mission is to bring a creative solution to our clients while providing them with long lasting, durable and aesthetically superior roofs.

We are out to redesign contemporary with tradition in a brand new style.

ISTA brings you tradition and products with a long term solution that will stand the test of time.


What our Clients have to say

“Absolutely love the product and would highly recommend it to anyone who would love a facelift to their backyard.

The service was friendly and professional. The installation was not difficult.”

Subha Sundharalingam

“I am thrilled with this product. It was installed by a home-handyman builder who said it was so easy to install, lightweight and with very clear instructions (video) on how to do it.

And thank you for always replying so quickly whenever I had a question. I couldn’t be happier with the product, the back-up support and the finished look. Update (6th August): Hobart had the biggest storm in 22 years and I watched my new thatch roof with trepidation. We were lashed with snow, hail rain and gusts of winds stronger than 70 kph. I was a bit worried that my new thatch roof might disintegrate. But no. The next morning it looked as good as the day it was installed, no damage and the product stayed looking as good as new.”

Roz Reid

“Quality at its best, thank you so much! We are very happy with the quality of this type of thatching and can’t wait to start our new project.”

Hud Daly