With over 100 years combined experience, the team at Fowler and Sons has beautifully installed new thatches on many properties, and also performed thatching overhauls on previously thatched houses throughout Wiltshire, Oxford and Gloucestershire. Total re-thatching can be a nerve-racking experience for property owners. However, our skilled craftsmen work fast and professionally to re-thatch any type of roof or size, including listed constructions.
Although working fast is at the core of our company, we strive on being thorough in our undertaking. Consequently, before we can delve into the re-thatch project, we ensure that we have a solid base by, stripping old thatch, checking the roof timbers among other things. Every re-thatching project we undertake is geared towards the longevity and aesthetic elegance of your thatch.
The lifespan of your thatched roof is dependent on the maintenance of the roof. At the peak of every thatched roof is the ridge, which tolerates the brunt of all weather conditions. Consequently, it often needs to be replaced after approximately 10 years. Fowler and Sons provide re-ridging services to ensure that your roof remains in pristine condition in the long-term across Wiltshire, Oxford and Gloucestershire. Looks can be deceiving; a ridge may appear to be in good condition, but still be harbouring some underlying issues and require re-ridging.
You can tell if your roof needs re-ridging if you notice that the wire netting is elevated from the thatch; this is usually a result of the thatch degrading over a period of time, which causes the fixings to stick out. Otherwise, if your ridge appears untidy, it may require immediate re-ridging to avoid further damage to your roof.
A thatch requires frequent maintenance to remain in tip-top condition. Re-thatching can be quite a costly venture, and simply because your roof appears to be messy does not warrant re-thatching. After surveying the condition of your thatch, we can establish its condition and make the appropriate arrangements for patching. As a result, your patching project will be carried out by a specialist who will restore your thatch to its previous glory.
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