Following the recent huge fire at a recycling plant in Birmingham said to be caused by a Chinese lanterns, the high street chain Poundland have now stopped selling the lanterns. We at Master Thatchers have previously drawn attention to the risk these lanterns pose to Thatched roofs – see our […]
I got an e-mail through the other day from a Company advertising Chinese Sky Lanterns for the upcoming bonfire night festivities. I can’t quite decide if they are more of a hazard to thatch roofs than fireworks , although the e-mail does say they burn out FIRST and then drift […]
Bonfire night has just passed and whist watching fireworks I noticed several of these floating Chinese lanterns with a naked flame burning strongly within them. Would these be more of a hazard to thatched roofs than even a rocket landing on the surface of the thatch?