Thatching Materials – Wheat Straw

Re-ridging Dilemmas for Thatched Roof Owners

All UK thatch owners have to reconcile themselves with the fact that every 10 -15 years they will need to spend money on a new ridge. For those that have had a complete new thatch previously and have witnessed the steady deterioration of their roof, this is a day they […]

Combed Wheat Straw Re-thatch

The combination of sunlight on a smooth surface of Thatch which also has wire netting fitted to its surface makes this roof almost shine.  The Combed Wheat Straw was delivered from the West Country. The roof in Bedfordshire took one of our teams less than three weeks to re-thatch.  All […]

Thatching Materials – Combed Wheat Straw

Combed Wheat Straw or combed wheat reed (CWR) is also sometimes referred to as Devon Reed. As the name suggests the thatch finish gives a dressed appearance very much like water reed.  Even for experienced Thatchers it is not always possible to say whether a roof has been thatched in […]