With over 90 years experience, we have an extensive portfolio featuring many prestigious properties…
We will visit your property at a time to suit you and appraise & advise the best solution to suit your budget…
We are one of the very few Master Thatchers that grow our own reed & ensure the quality of our materials…
It can often be those little finishing touches that will separate a good job from a great job…
Supplying materials grown by ourselves we are able to guarantee that the quality is at it's very best to provide a long lasting waterproof coat for many many years to come.
No two thatch roofs are ever the same and wether you require a simple straightforward thatch with a single ridge or a decorative thatch with multiple ridges & and decorative woodwork.
A high quality thatch roof that has been correctly installed to a high standard using quality materials can last many many years. Thatches that are not exposed to extreme conditions on a regular occurrence can have a long life span depending on the type of thatch that has been used. As a rough guide Water reed thatches can last 50-60 years, Combed wheat 20-40 years and Long straw 20-25 years.
When estimating the cost of a thatch repair or replacement it may not always be possible to determine the condition of the existing roof timbers or all of the existing thatch. Be wary of off the cuff estimates or over the phone quotes. All of our quotes will be written and all work outlined with notes outlining costs of any associated timber work along with additional costings for extra work. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of your thatching issues please don’t hesitate to contact us on our office number at 01487 710520 or on mobile 07860 288542.
"delighted with the quality"
We are delighted with the quality of your workmanship and thank you for restoring our thatch so efficiently and doing exactly what you say you are going to.
"An excellent job"
I would like to pass on the sincere thanks of the Parish Council for the excellent job that you have done, we have received numerous complimentary remarks.
"Professional & hard work."
Many thanks for all your hard work, we are over the moon with the roof, it looks absolutely fabulous. Please pass on our thanks also to Terry and Jack.
"Ten out of ten"
Just a note to say how pleased we are with our new thatch. More important than price is the quailty of the work is you certainly scored ten out of ten.
"Quality of workmanship"
We are very happy with with the beauty and the quality of your workmanship. Thank you so much for your professionalism and dedication.
"A brilliant job!"
Our new thatched roof now looks absolutely amazing, your lads have done an exceptional job and we would highly recommend you and your team
1st step in the process is to visit your property and it's requirements for a free no obligation quote.
We will contact you and provide a written quotation and brief of the work required and date for commencement.
On the date of commencement our thatchers will arrive come rain or shine to begin work.
On time & on budget our thatchers will complete the job and tidy up the site, you'll never know they've been there.
Moss and Lichen tend to grow on the lee side of thatch or near trees. Long wet periods of rain encourage the growth of moss and lichens on the thatched roof. The moss & lichen hold moisture, making it difficult for the thatch to dry out and making a perfect environment for the growth of more moss and lichens…
Most thatching wheat is autumn drilled in a traditional prepared seed bed on crop-rotated land. We endeavour to grow first wheat, where the wheat follows rape, beans or oats. It has been found that this system usually delivers a better quality straw. The crop has a minimal amount of artificial nitrogen introduced to it in the spring…
Water reed is not grown specifically for thatching. It is an indigenous weed that is managed and cropped for thatching and some other purposes.Water reed is normally harvested after one year’s growth during late December through to late March. Continued cutting after this time results in cutting the tillers of the following year’s growth…
The straw is grown and harvested the same way as long straw, the difference is that it is combed rather than threshed. The machine combs the flag and grain from the straw, it is then machined tied into bundles. There is little preparation before placing on the roof. It is dissimilar to long straw in that all the butts are…