Fowler & Sons Master Thatchers
Thatched houses have graced the English scenery for centuries. Contrary to widespread belief, the tradition still thrives to date, and is a symbol of our rich cultural heritage. Fowler & Sons Master Thatchers Ltd was founded in 1976, and since then, has remained committed to preserving the longstanding tradition. Steve, at the helm of the company, is a bona fide Master Thatcher, who has passed down his vast wealth of thatching knowledge to his sons Neil and Ben. Together, Fowler and his sons dedicate themselves to providing wide-ranging roof thatching services to clients in Wiltshire, Oxford, Gloucester and its environs. Here is a closer look at some of the thatching services you can request from the family-owned establishment.
Re-thatching in Oxford
For over 40 years, the team at Fowler and Sons has beautifully installed thatches on new constructions, and also performed thatching overhauls on previously thatched houses. 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 rethatch, we ensure that we have a solid base by either removing old wires, stripping old thatch, checking the roof timbers, among other things. Every rethatching project we undertake is geared towards the longevity and aesthetic elegance of your thatch.
Re-ridging in Oxford
The lifespan of your thatched roof is contingent on the maintenance of the roof. At the peak of every thatched roof is the ridge, and for this reason, it tolerates the brunt of all conditions. Consequently, it requires to be replaced after a few years. Fowler and Sons provide re-ridging services to ensure that your roof is in pristine condition. Looks can be deceiving; a ridge may appear to be in good condition, but still be harbouring some underlying issues.
You can tell if your roof needs re-ridging if you notice that the ridge is elevated from the thatch; this is usually a result of the thatch degrading, 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.
Patching in Oxford
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. Over the years, we have created solid rapports with experts in the building trade, which has enabled us to maintain a high level of specialisation. As a result, your patching project will be carried out by a specialist who will uncannily restore your thatch to its previous glory.
At Fowler and Sons Ltd, we merge high-quality traditional craft with what our customers expect of a modern business that is centred on sterling customer service. Get in touch with us today for a consultation, and a no-obligation quote on 01367 242 185.