Thatch is a natural product composed of reeds, grass or heathers which are cut, dried, and thatched to form a waterproof roof. Some of its benefits are that it:
• Does not absorb a lot of water
• Adds to the aesthetic value of properties
• Insulates the building in both warm and cold weather
Buildings that can be thatched
Generally, any roof can be thatched, but roofs with more than a 45-degree slope are preferred because they shed water fast. A roof with a lower pitch will not shed water as fast, so will not have the same lifespan.
Design and build
We offer a comprehensive design and build service to enhance a property with a thatched porch or summerhouse. This makes us the preferred master thatchers in Gloucestershire.
We also advise on all aspects of roof thatching because we have a wealth of experience thatching and repairing all types of properties, many of which have Listed Building status.
Emergency repairs and Re-thatching
As experienced thatchers, we can undertake all forms of emergency repairs to your thatched roof should it develop a leak. We are highly capable and experienced and we are able to tackle roofs of varying complexity and size.
We provide all sorts of carpentry work, including:
• Hardwood and laminate floors
• Velux windows
• Replacing defective locks or hinges
• Van fit out – ply lining/ shelving
We provide surveys for prospective property purchasers and reports for insurance purposes. Why not discuss with our team the process of returning your property to its original thatched beauty?
We are happy to discuss and offer quotations for your thatched roof with no charge or obligation.
The ridge is important for keeping the upper part of a thatched roof waterproof and should be replaced every 12-15 years. We offer pattern work that incorporates hazel or steel. We also re-ridge existing thatched roofs.
• Butts up ridging
• Wrap over ridging
We do fine finishings such as:
• Block finish
• Flush finish
As a trusted thatching company, we undertake all forms of insurance work to repair a damaged or unsafe thatched roof. As master thatchers in Gloucestershire, we undertake our projects with due diligence and maximum care, just for you. You can trust us with your work, and we will deliver as promised.