Finsure . . . Insurance for Thatched Properties in Ireland

We recently enquired of Finsure (early 2014) if they were still Insuring Thatched Properties in Ireland.  They  said they were, but they are being a lot more stringent on wanting to see that chimneys are a good height above the thatch, flue liners are installed and the property, where possible has been fitted with fire retardant barriers.


This is also the case in the UK especially since the increased number of chimney fires which are a result in many cases of thatch owners installing wood burners which can start thatch fires due to heat transfer through old and unlined chimneys.