Water Reed Re-thatch near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

P1040081This roof was completed over the summer of 2013.  We stripped the old thatch down to the roof timbers and after removing the battens fitted fire boards.  The reed came from Austria, the straw from Yorkshire and altogether 6 employees of Master Thatchers worked at some stage on the roof to provide cover for those on holiday; we also had our lead expert in for one day to re-lead the chimney.