In Holland it is said that approximately 2,500 new thatch buildings are built each year – more new than anywhere else in Europe. Holland is also unique in that many of these buildings are commercial and residential buildings and […]
Here is a porch we thatched in Northern Ireland and which makes an unusual and attractive addition to a new build property. Unlike a fully thatched property because the main roof has gutters fitted there will not be any water run – off from the top roof.
Here is a newly re-thatched Balinese roof. The thatching materials in Indonesia are either Kunai or Blady grass and these are commonly known as Alang, Alang; they are harvested mainly in Bali or Lombok. The roofs will last about 15 years and the thatch is stitched or tied on. On […]
Someone asked me recently what the difference is between a gazebo and a summerhouse. In my experience a summerhouse is often a more substantial structure with mostly closed in sides whilst a gazebo has open sides. This is a gazebo we thatched in Wales. See our Summerhouse / Gazebo page […]
This is a roof where a chimney alert system was fitted prior to us re-ridging it. The pitch on the window ridges has been increased and a strip of lead added to the vulnerable areas where the window ridges meet the main coat of thatch.
Before and after photos of a summerhouse thatched in water reed. The photos were taken from different angles.