How much do thatched roofs cost?


Due to the specificity of roof thatching, there are many contributing factors that decide how much it will cost to have your roof thatched or re-thatched

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Size of roof

The size of the roof to be thatched will of course have an effect on the cost of the job, due to the need for more or less materials, depending.

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Access to the site

If the site is easily accessibly then this won’t be a problem, however the thatch cost will change if costs are incurred for us to access the site.

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Height to eaves

The height to get to the eaves where the thatch will take place may change the cost if labour is effected by the height.

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Types of features

You may choose to have extra or optional features included with your thatch, which will fluctuate total cost.

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Access to roof

Again, any extra labour needed to gain access to the roof may affect the cost of the job.

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Existing thatch condition

If an existing thatch exists, cost may depend on whether this thatch can be salvaged and/or we need to remove it first.

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Shape & Design of features

As the shape and design of the roof changes, so will the amount of materials needed and therefore the overall cost of the thatch.

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Complexity of features

If you choose to have additional features, the cost will be effected depending of the complexity of these features.

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Height to ridge

The height from eave to ridge varies from building to building and hence the material needed to complete the job will vary accordingly.

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Type of material to be used

Since we can provide thatching in various different materials, the cost of the thatch will depend on the quality of material used.

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Existing roof timber

As with previous thatch, the condition of the existing roof timber may effect cost, depending on whether it needs treatment before-hand.

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Netting and Moss

Long straw thatching should always be securely netted to prevent bird penetration (as is sometimes the case with Combed Wheat and some Water Reeds). We would always advise on this.

Additional cost and quotations


It is not always possible to determine roof timber conditions or existing roof conditions when quoting. It may therefore become apparent that additional costs do occur. In the event of it happening we will always discuss these costs prior to any walk not originally quoted for being carried out.

A possible additional cost could be the delay between the receipt of your quotation and your written acceptance being received by ourselves. If sufficient time elapses, another quotation will be required.

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Thatching Information

Due to the specificity of roof thatching, there are many contributing factors that decide how much it will cost to have your roof thatched or re-thatched.

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Thatch Care

Living under a thatched roof is a fantasy for many. As long as you know how to care for your thatch, you can prevent your dream turning into a nightmare.

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