Fire-proofing Thatch

P1030787 (1280x720)Before this roof was stripped and re-thatched in water reed to a thickness of 14” we fitted 8mm fire boards over the rafters which give a 90 minute fire barrier in accordance with BS476 Part 3 classification EXT.S.AA.

Increasingly Insurance Companies are keen for householders to install fire barriers and in return are offering discounts on future Insurance premiums.